Children, staff and governors were delighted with the outcome of the RE Inspection, as the school was awarded the very highest standard in their recent Section 48 inspection. Church schools have what is called a ‘Section 48 Inspection’ which is carried out by the Diocese every five years. The school was judged as Grade 1,… Read more »
As part of St Mary’s involvement in the Global Development Network with other local schools, pupils were invited to take part in an Olympic Bid Day. Children were put into groups to create a ‘Dragon Den’ style presentation to persuade a panel that their city was the best to host the Olympic Games. The pupils… Read more »
Year 6 pupils took part in a Leavers’ Mass and Prayer Space in Plymouth Cathedral. Pupils at St Mary’s then held replicated this Prayer Space in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in Buckfast Abbey. All of the classes had a chance to participate in the Prayer Space with the older pupils helping to support the younger… Read more »
Pupils in Fernworthy and Burrator Class enjoyed hearing from a visiting speaker , Ros Birch, who is Parliament’s Education Outreach Officer for the South West. She works with schools across the region to help young people develop their understanding of democracy and Parliament. She came at a time when politics was very much in the media,… Read more »
As part of Fernworthy Class’ topic about light, and their RE topic about Pentecost, pupils went on Buckfast Abbey’s Windows of Wonder tour and workshop with the Education Department. Pupils studied the stained glass in the Abbey and produced their own. Back in school, pupils designed stained glass window designs on the computer. These were then photocopied… Read more »
Children at St Mary’s have looked at the Easter story as part of their RE work, by writing prayers and reflecting on the Easter message. Some classes built Easter gardens to remind them of Jesus’ resurrection.
St Mary’s school council designed and organised a special Sport Relief fundraiser this year to raise money for the charity. Pupils dressed up in sportswear for the occasion and took part in a number of sporty activities on the school field.
Pupils from Reception year and toddlers from St Mary’s Little Lambs joined together to celebrate Chinese New Year. As it is the year of the monkey, there were a number of monkey themed crafts for pupils to carry out. The session finished with a traditional dragon dance!
As part of the preparation for Holy Week, pupils from each class attended sessions help at the Abbey Education Centre. Some pupils took part in Threads of Easter, a spiritual journey around the Abbey where pupils could stop and reflect on the Easter Story using beads to recall the key points on the journey through… Read more »