The Great Fire of London

Today, we were amazed to see our Year 1 children come to school in clothing from the seventeenth century.  Mrs Brannan and Mrs Morris looked rather splendid in their costumes as did their courtiers. 

The rest of the school have had to spend most of the day curtseying to various members of the aristocracy!  Their wow day experience was even further enhanced by a visit from Science Oxford Live where the children learnt all about the Great Fire of London.  The show combined enthralling narrative with explosive demonstrations!  What an amazing way to end a fabulous week of learning.

 

 

St Mary's Limited Opening

St Mary's CE Infant School has now partially reopened inline with government guidance.  Due to the unique nature of our school, we are open only to Reception children, vulnerable children and those of critical key workers. Our dedicated staff team are continuing to provide online learning opportunities as well as teach full time. 

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We are an ‘Excellent’ Church School!

On 11 March 202, St Mary’s school received a formal inspection under the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS).  I am delighted to announce that that St Mary’s has been awarded the highest possible grade of ‘Excellent’ with an additional judgement of ‘Excellent’ for Collective Worship.

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Mobile Planetarium Visit

Year 1 have been studying space as part of their topic this term, ‘Moon Zoom’. And surely, (except for a St. Mary’s rocket trip!) there could be no better way of experiencing the galaxy than by journeying into the sky and seeing the stars close up which we did with a visit to a mobile planetarium.

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There is a vibrant, interesting and engaging curriculum. This is a strength of the school and reflects the determination that pupils will encounter first-hand experiences while maintaining a strong focus on their basic skills.

Ofsted, November 2018