This weeks Open the Book was the story of Moses.
To officially mark the start of the festive season this year we had a special Christmas Fayre and carol service on Friday 29th November. On the night our carol service was led by the St Mary’s church choir with children from St Mary’s school choir.
We had drinks, mince pies and Santa’s grotto for the children. We had a small selection of Christmas stalls and a raffle.
There was also the opportunity to purchase a special Christmas tree decoration made by the children.
Thank you to everyone who came on the night, it was a fantastic to see so many of you!
As part of their science topic Year 4 had a fantastic class trip to Newcastle to visit The Centre for Life!
The Children of St Mary’s marked Remembrance day by falling silent at 11am for 2 minutes to pray and remember those who gave their lives for us!
Open the Book is a project which offers children an opportunity to hear the major stories of the Bible from a team of Christians from local churches who present the stories during assemblies or acts of Collective Worship. On alternate Thursdays, an ecumenical team made up a group of volunteers will deliver a short but highly creative assembly to our children, enhancing their spiritual development and supporting the school ethos.
Parents/carers were all invited to a coffee afternoon in the school hall on Thursday 24th October at 2:15pm to help raise funds for Macmillan. To help make this event the overwhelming success it has been in previous years we asked for cakes to be donated and were overwhelmed with the response. We were pleased to see so many of you attend – thank you for your continued support:
The children had a fantastically Spooky day in school today, with halloween activities, a halloween disco and a pumpkin carving competition. The kitchen staff even made Spooky biscuits for lunch: