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Newsletter 24.07.15

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Newsletter 16.07.15

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Reading books

This week will be the last week for reading books in FS and KS1. All books will be collected in, and the reading record books kept to be sent up to the next teacher. May I take this opportunity to thank all parents for the support you have given both us and the children in improving their reading skills.

Mrs Campbell

France Trip 2015 Updates

Check here for updates and photos from our 2015 France Trip! Mrs Callow is giving daily updates both here and on our Friends of St. Mary's facebook page.

Day 1: 13/07/15

On Monday 13th July 2015, Year 5 and 6 set off on our cultural tour of France. We had a smooth crossing to Liverpool followed by a long coach journey to the South of England before boarding the Channel Tunnel to arrive in Calais. We then had an hour's drive to where we were staying - Le Château du Broutel in Rue.

Day 2: 14/07/15
We started the day in Fort Mahon Market, this was our first time as Étaples market was closed due to Bastille Day. The market was a hit. We had a quick look at the beach, but moved on to Le Touquet beach. The weather was warm but overcast. Fun was had on the beach, sand castle making ensued. We concluded the day at Étaples World War Cemetery. The children found this moving and paid their respects to those who lost their lives in the wars. A few Manx graves were found. After tea the children concluded the night with a very interesting and noisy quiz. Bastille Day ended with a spectacular firework display, though the majority of the children managed to sleep through this!
Fort Mahon Market:
Le Touquet Beach:
Étaples World War Cemetery:

Have managed to get wifi! All well, headed to bed now as we have early start in the morning. Paris awaits us. All children are well and having fun. So rest easy and enjoy your brief time without them! A Bientot xx

Day 3: 15/07/15
Well, what a fantastic day! We had the best day in Paris with the most interesting tour guide Wayne! The children had a ball, the weather was amazing, the sun shone and the temperatures soared!

Dorms are being tidied, lights out in 30 mins, another fun packed day awaits us tomorrow. Bon Nuit xxx
L'Arc de Triomphe:

Underneath the Eiffel Tower:

Day 4: 16/07/15

Bonjour toute le monde!!! I'L est notre dernier jour. Mais nous sommes heureux d'aller au parc à thème! Á Bientôt mes amies xx

Well today was our final day. It was a fantastic day. The park was very busy so lots of long queues. We still managed to get on most of the rides the children wanted to go on so all happy! Award presentation was a hit followed by a few nibbles!

We are on corridor patrol hoping for a relatively early night!! Its now 11.35pm! See you all tomorrow, keep your eyes on the Steampacket website. Bon Nuit. xx

Bagatelle Theme park:

Awards Ceremony to celebrate our final evening at at Le Château du Broutel:

Day 5: 17/07/15
Happy to be travelling home to see our families after a fantastic week in France!

Looks like you have all had a wonderful time - Glad you all returned to us safe and sound, enjoy your weekend and we will see you all on Monday to start the very busy week ahead. - Mr Short

Onchan Park 2015

Please find Onchan Park letter
Download file "Onchan Park 10.07.15pdf.pdf"

Re Run of KS2 Sports Day 2015

Download file "Rescheduled Sports Day 26.06.15pdf.pdf"

Year 2- Year 3 Transition Presentation

Thank you for the great turnout at tonight's transition meeting. Please find below the presentation we used.
Any questions please free to contact us.
Mrs. Callow & Mrs. Pringle.

Download file "Transition y2-3 presentation.ppt"

Sports Day Information 2015

We are looking forward to sports days this year please find attached letter giving details of the dates and times.
Download file "Sports Day Dates + PE 18.06.15pdf.pdf"

Danceathon 2015

Please click here to view the letter and sponsorship for our Danceathon 26.06.15

Download file "Danceathon 18.06.15a.pdf"Download file "Danceathon form 18.06.15a.pdf"

Click here to view details of forthcoming danceathon with regards to clothing:
Download file "Danceathon reminder 23.06.15pdf.pdf"

Year 1 Transition meeting for parents

Thank you to so many of you for attending the meeting this afternoon. I hope it helped you understand the changes between life in reception and year 1.

Here is a copy of the presentation used for your information.

Download file "Year1 Parent Meeting.ppt"

Letter 28/05/15

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Family Library Events.

The Family Library have asked us to advertise upcoming events at the library.

New intake presentation

Thank you to so many of you who joined us for the New Intake meeting on Wednesday 13th May.

Here is the presentation used on the night for your information.

We are looking forward to seeing your children at school in July.

Download file "New-parents-presentation.ppt"

Summer Fayre

Keep the date free 28th June!!!

Newsletter Summer 2015

Download file "Newsletter May 2015.pdf"

E Safety Presentation

We would encourage at least one parent from each family to attend the E safety and Wiki Launch on Wednesday 6th May 2015 at 6.30pm in the School Hall. The evening will be led by Mr. Kinrade and Mrs. Wilsdon from the Department of Education Children and Families.

Lost Property

We have two boxes full to the brim, containing, coats, jumpers cardigans etc. Please come in and have a look you may find something you thought you had lost!

Newsletter Spring 2015

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Lent 2015 - CUT IT OUT FOR CAFOD Monday 23rd - Friday 27th February

This year CAFOD’S theme is “Cut It Out.” CAFOD are asking everyone to think about those less fortunate than ourselves, those who are affected by floods, drought and storms and left with nothing. To support this we are asking the children to cut out their snack for a week, instead they will be provided with water and a cracker each day. Donations are welcome, which will go to CAFOD.

Red noses will be available from Monday 23rd February. Priced at £1 each. Once bought, keep them safe to wear on Red Nose Day, Friday 13th March.This will be a non Uniform day. This year’s theme is “make someone laugh!!!!”

Newsletter Summer 2014

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Well done to all the children who have represented
St Mary’s School at recent events. The photographs above taken at the Chess Tournament, the Daffodil Competition, the Manx Folk Awards, Douglas & District Football Tournament and the Manx Music Festival.