There was lots of fun at the Valentine Disco last night. The children enjoyed party songs, musical bumps, statues and corners and a huge conga. The excitement ended with an enthusiastic version of 'Sweet Caroline' led by the Year 6 boys!
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Kells
'We grow and learn in the footsteps of Jesus'
Operating as usual
Year 4 had a visit from Tullie House who ran an Anglo-Saxon workshop for them. They loved the game show style workshop and learned lots while having fun! They made a human timeline, examined artefacts and replicas and they tried their hand at understanding old English.
Our EYFS classes are having extra fun today. The Nursery children are celebrating Chinese New Year, with a dragon dance and a delicious banquet with food made by Fr Kevan. The Reception class are having a 'Space' day and their homemade costumes are spectacular!
Our school website will have more photos from the day.
Liz Million Illustrator/Author spent the day in school and the children had an amazing time, creating their own illustrations and listening to Liz's wonderful stories. She was such an enthusiastic and motivating visitor and we'd love to have her back again soon!
We have nursery places available for children who have reached their third birthday. Please contact the school office for an application form on 01946 66356 or [email protected] or you can download one from our school website: www.kells-stmarys.cumbria.sch.uk
Everyone welcome to apply 🙂
Some useful information for parents and carers from Public Health England
Years 3 and 4 had an AMAZING time visiting The King's and Theatre Royal Glasgow to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The show was incredible and the children loved seeing the theatre performance after reading the book in Year 3. Lots of members of the public complimented the beautiful manners of the children. We are very proud of them all!
We were lucky enough to have a visit from United Utilities today who delivered a whole school assembly all about water. We learned about how much water we might use daily and how we can help to conserve water. Year 4 and Year 6 also had a workshop where they learned more about where our water comes from and why it is important that we save water. One pupil said, "I didn't know water could be so interesting!"
Nanna Sal (Sharon Graham) would like to say a big 'Thank You' to everyone who supported our non-uniform day last term. The total raised was £465. Well done everyone!
The children in Years 1 to 6 took part in wheelchair basketball today with Nat and Jack from NP Inclusive Sport. Everyone had great fun and enjoyed learning some new skills.
Our end of term assembly this morning was lots of fun, with Christmas Carols, birthdays and certificates.
Well done to the children who have achieved 100% attendance for the Autumn Term and to those who were awarded certificates for Achievement, Effort and School Ethos.
Merry Christmas from all at St Mary's School!
The Early Years Foundation Stage children sang 'The Nursery Rhyme Nativity' for parents and families on Thursday and Friday. The two performances were brilliant and the singing was lovely!
Fr Kevan paid a surprise visit to school this morning. He played Christmas songs on his accordian and brought chocolates for the children and staff.
Year 5 visited Tesco in Whitehaven last week to do some carol singing. They had a bucket collection and would like to thank everyone who donated and supported them.
The Year 5 children took part in the Joint Schools Advent Service at St Begh's church. They sang 'Light the Advent Candle' and enjoyed taking part in the community event.
Our KS1 and KS2 Christmas Nativities took place on Monday and Tuesday. The children had a great time performing in school and in St Mary's Church. We hope that parents, family and friends enjoyed watching the productions. Thank you for your support.
A very big 'Thank you!' to everyone who made a donation and took part in our non-uniform day today. At the moment we have raised more than £430 for https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/sharon-graham-rehabilitation-fund
Reception class had a fun PE lesson this morning with the parachute.
In RE the children have worked in pairs to explore each of the British Values. Each group created a poster and presented it to the rest of the class.
The British Values are: The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Tolerance and Respect for Other Faiths & Beliefs and Democracy.
Children also explained how we promote each of the British Values here at St. Mary's School.
Yesterday the Year 6 class visited the Hawse End Centre at Keswick for a WW2 Evacuation Day. They had a great day, including a boat trip across Derwentwater and a pretend plane crash rescue in very heavy rain! Cumbria Outdoors
The Year 5 RE topic is Stewardship. The children have been weeding, litter picking and tidying up around the front of our school. They are showing how we are all stewards of God's earth and they are helping to look after the world we live in.
Congratulations to our School Councillors who have been chosen by their classmates. Well done to you all!
Our newly refurbished school library was officially opened today by local author Helen Haraldson. The Reception and Year 2 children then enjoyed Helen reading 'The Detective Dog' by Julia Donaldson.
Congratulations to the team of Year 3 & 4 children who won the Let's Dance competition at St Benedict's School today. Some members of the team were also awarded individual certificates, so well done to everyone who took part.
We are looking for a Senior Teaching Assistant to work at St Mary's School.
If you would like more information or know someone who might be interested, please contact the school office on 01946 66356 or message us on [email protected]
Stuart Christian from the North Lakes Foodbank visited us today for an assembly based on the Together Harvest Appeal 2023
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A team of Key Stage 2 pupils took part in the Cross Country event at St Benedict's School today. They did a fantastic job, but it was really muddy!
Children who completed the Summer Reading Challenge were invited to a tea party this afternoon. They enjoyed cakes, crisps and lemonade and had lots of fun!
We will be holding a coffee morning and non-uniform day for Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday 22nd September. Parents, family and friends are invited to join us for a cuppa and cake at 9 a.m. in the school hall. There will be a bucket collection on the gate for donations.
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