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26th May 18
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Reading Bingo


Pupils have been taking part in our Reading Bingo competition. Children have had a month to complete as many activities on their reading bingo sheet as possible. It looks like lots of children had fun completing these challenges! 

National Internet Safety Day


Children from Reception—Year 6 took part in Internet Safety Day 2018 which had a theme about ‘Create, Connect, Share, Respect’.  Children worked in their classes, taking part in a range of activities which covered how to keep safe online and what to do if they needed help or advice.  A super effort and day by all the children in St Mary’s!




Christmas Productions


Our Christmas productions were so much fun!

The Foundation Stage children performed  "Whoops-a-Daisy Angel".

Key Stage 1 had "Christmas with the Aliens" and Key Stage 2 classes entertained everyone with "The Magical Christmas Box".

All 7 performances were sold out and everyone had a fantastic time!

Foundation Stage

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2


Children in Need


Pudsey Bear visited us for Children in Need day. He met all the children in the school hall and some of them were interviewed for a live Radio Cumbria broadcast.

The following link will take you to the programme containing the interview with the children (approximately 1 hr 22 minutes into the recording if you don't want to listen to the whole programme):



A really big THANK YOU to those who made a donation to our 'bring a tin' collection. Everyone was very generous, as you can see from the photograph below.

Hawse End


Year 6 pupils were evacuated to Hawse End at the start of November. After marching through Keswick, they were transported to Hawse End via boat as the roads had been bombed! At Hawse End, they took part in code breaking sessions. After lunch, they carried out a search and rescue mission to find the crew of a plane that had crashed near Derwentwater. It was great fun! 

Tullie House WWII


Year 6 pupils enjoyed a visit to Tullie House to learn about life on the home front and the life of an evacuee during World War Two. They looked closely at a range of artefacts and extended their knowledge of everyday life during this period. 

World War Two Day


Year 6 had a World War Two day in class. They investigated different codes that were used to help send messages in World War Two as well as creating and sending their own messages. 

Friendship Day


Pupils throughout the school created their own project to show what being a friend is, how to make friends and why friendship is so important. They all enjoyed creating their own projects and winning projects were chosen from each class. 

Heart Start


Pupils throughout the school took part in Heart Start sessions. They enjoyed learning what to do if different medical emergencies arise. 

Ice Cream!


The Hartley's Ice Cream van visited us to celebrate the EYFS seaside fun day and everyone had an end of term treat!

Sports Day


We had a lovely sunny afternoon for our sports and everybody had lots of fun!

Year 2 - Ice cream Victorian style


The children in Year 2 enjoyed ice cream 'hokey pokey' style just like the Victorians. They thought it was funny licking their ice cream off the greaseproof paper.

Year 2 -Picnic Week


The children in Year 2 did a variety of lessons based on picnics at the seaside. They baked cakes in maths, completed tally charts and graphs to find out what drinks the children wanted at the picnic and created a range of different drinks using their knowledge of mililitres to measure the different capacities. 

York 2017 - The Chocolate Story


We went on an escorted tour of The Chocolate Story exhibition. On our way round, we tasted lots of different types of chocolate. We also made our own chocolate lollipops. 

York 2017 - Tudor Weapons


At Barley Hall, we found out about Tudor Weapons. We heard how weapons of all kinds were used in everyday Tudor life and even got to handle some of the weapons.

York 2017 - Barley Hall


We visited Barley Hall and found out about the role of each member of the household in Tudor times - the children found the role of 'Pot Boy' very entertaining!  

York - WWI Training


Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in a workshop at the Castle Museum to learn what it was like to be a soldier in World War One.

York - Yorkshire Museum


Year 5 and 6 pupils became forensic scientists to investigate the evidence to find who a skeleton belonged to. 

York 2017 - Roman Legionary Workshop


Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in a Roman workshop to find out about life in the Roman army. 

Pupils designed and created their own catapults then tested them in a competition. 

York 2017


Year 5 and 6 pupils had a great first day in York. Due to the weather, we had a change of plan and visited the York Railway Museum. They had lots of fun exploring the different trains.

Stations of the Cross


Each class created art work for two stations of the cross. The whole school then went over to our church, were Year 2, 4 and 5 led a liturgy based on the 15 stations. The congregation was invited and commented on the lovely service.

Year 2 - Salvation Army


The children in Year 2 visited the Salvation Army to help them with the British Value of Mutual respect for other faiths. They found out that the Salvation Army is a church and a charity. The Salvation Army in Whitehaven has been collecting money to send to Ghana to help get clean water. Mr Goulding our chair of governors came to help.

Gymnastics - Year 2


The children in Year 2 have been to a gymnastics competition. They all did really well and had lots of fun!

Christmas Productions 2016


The Foundation Stage children had lots of fun performing 'A Miracle in Town'.


Key Stage 1 had the funkiest dancers in town for their production of 

'Lights, Camel, Action!'

Key Stage 2 children raised the rafters with their fantastic singing in this

year's show called 'Straw and Order'.

Lego Workshops


All the children from Reception to Year 6 took part in Lego building workshops and governors called in during the day to see the fun!

The Rosary


Father Ed visited Year 1 and 2 and told them information about the rosary. Father Ed said his favourite prayer was the Glory Be because it is a prayer of thanks.

Diwali Workshop


Children across school took part in a Diwali workshop. They learned all about the festival and looked at artefacts.