Year 4 visits Buster Ancient Saxon Farm

On Wednesday 10th of January, we went on a school trip to Buster Ancient Farm in the countryside of the South Downs National Park, Hampshire.  We were divided into two teams; the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. We learnt about the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings as this links to our theme in History. Activities included; learning how to wattle (we made a fence that could also be used as a basic structure for a wall), we did some digging as archaeologists

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Superheroes in our community

The Children in Reception have been learning about Superheros in our community. They learnt about firemen and policemen. We had a fire engine and fire fighter dress up area in our outdoor learning environment. The children pretended to put out fires and also learnt about fire safety (Stop, Drop and Roll). We then moved onto superhero stories where they learnt about Supertato. We had actual vegetables that we dressed up into Superheros as that is what the Supertato story is

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Admissions Consultation

The Governors would like to amend the school admission policy effective from September 2019. The consultation schedule is as follows: Consultation period: Monday 4 December to Monday 29 January 2018 Policy determined: by 28 February 2018 Policy published: by 15 March 2018 Objections to arrangements must be referred to the Schools Adjudicator by 15 May 2018. The main changes are on page 3 of the policy in relation to the new over subscription criteria. In line with the Oxford Diocese

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St Mary’s football team triumphant!

A great afternoon of football saw St Mary’s win the Reading School Games Football Tournament 2017.  St Mary’s got off to a fantastic start beating Caversham Park 5-0 with goals from Szymon, Tiago and a fantastic hat trick from Zack. Our second game was a hard match against Emmer Green.   Although we had all of the chances, we were unable to break the deadlock and drew 0-0. Our final group game was against our toughest opponents yet, Whitley Park, a

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Special visitor in Reception!

On Friday 13th October, Reception had Mrs Elmore’s pet Rabbit visit. His name was Ash and the classes loved having him for the day. They spoke about what Ash likes eating and drinking. They also observed him for the day, watching how he behaved. Most children were given the opportunity to hold the rabbit and feel his soft coat. Whilst Max was passed around the class a few of the children’s comments were: “Look he’s malting, his hair is falling

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£365.06 Raised at our Macmillan Cake Sale

We had an absolutely fabulous afternoon last Friday at our Macmillan Cake Sale. Everybody was so generous with their donations of cakes - many of them homemade and utterly delicious! It was lovely to spend time together chatting over a cuppa and a cake (or pizza). We are so grateful to everyone involved - whether you planned, donated, helped to set up, sell or pack away. Thank you so much for taking part in this worthwhile event. You really have helped

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Year 2 visit Bournemouth

On Tuesday 12th September Year 2 visited Bournemouth to experience the delights of a traditional British seaside.  First we visited the life guards who told us all about what they do and how to be safe on the beach.  After that we relaxed on the sand, ate our lunch and made sandcastles whilst eating our lollies and then we went on Bournemouth Pier.  All in all it was a great day and we are extremely proud of how Year 2

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Garden club growing food for Reading Town Meal

Our gardening club has accepted the challenge to grow fruit & vegetables for the annual “Reading Town Meal” to be held on the 30th September 2017, in Forbury Park. Reading Town Meal aims to celebrate and promote home grown and locally produced food. Food4families developed Reading Town Meal as part of its broader vision for a significant increase in the amount of food grown locally and more sustainable. This embraces a broad approach to sustainability, incorporating economic, health and well-being,

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Year 4 camping trip

Year 4 had an excellent time on their residential trip to Rushall Farm. They took part in lots of different, outdoor activities and slept under canvas while they were there. They were glad to get back, but they thoroughly enjoyed their countryside adventure. On behalf of the staff who went I would like to thank all the parents who helped get their children ready, packed their bags and helped load the coach. I would also like to thank the children

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