St Mary's School

St Mary’s School 2021 Spring Highlights

Welcome to this inaugural edition of St Mary’s Spring Highlights.

As the majority of the School were online learning from January, this document is a wonderful record of a busy term that was filled with a variety of excellent curriculum experiences, despite the restrictions that the pandemic enforced. I am sure you will enjoy reading about what the children at St Mary’s achieved. It is also testament to the creativity and commitment of the staff who plan activities that allow the children to flourish.

If I think about how far we have come since this time last year, when the UK went into lockdown, I feel a huge sense of pride for what the children and staff have accomplished. We have come a very long way in a short amount of time. We have been innovative, collaborative and, above all, open to learning new skills and techniques. In the pages to come, you will see many examples of this.

I am delighted that we were able to continue with so many live events even when we weren’t all been in the School building. Weekly Hymn Practice, Praying Together Services and Assemblies have been a great opportunity for us to come together.

At St Mary’s, we pride ourselves on supporting the whole child and their development. This includes their academic and social skills, as well as their overall well-being. During Lockdown, we created our own Well-Being Booklet to help children and parents look after their physical, mental and emotional health. Alongside this, Well-Being Week, organised by our PSHCEE leads (Mrs Panapa, Miss Smith and Miss Sodaro), was a great success and gave children the opportunity to explore all aspects of this subject.

Spring Term is a time where thoughts turn to the 11+. The range of scholarships and offers that our Year 6 girls received is astonishing. We, as a school, are very proud of them. I look forward to seeing this cohort perform their Year 6 play, Peter Pan, during the Summer term.

Spring Highlights 2021

Mrs Connor-Earl