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This year we turned toilet roll holders into amazing book characters. 


Thank you to everyone who sent in World Book Day characters. It was great to see the variety of characters from the different books children have enjoyed reading. ​

​We were delighted by the creativity shown and the attention to detail that had gone into all of the entries. ​

​It was so difficult to pick a winner from each year group and I was given a really difficult job to do. ​

​Well done to everyone – you all did incredibly well but the following are the winners I have chosen….​

​Mrs Woolley. 

Stick Man Stick Man by Jack

Matilda

Matilda by Eliza

Horton Horton by Casey

The lonely Kitten

The Lonley Kitten by Maja

Code Name Bananas

Code Name Bananas by Elsa

The Worst Witch

The Worst Witch by Sophie

Giraffes Cant Dance

Giraffes Can't Dance by Jason 

Gloucestershire Schoolbeat officers have produced a top tip video for internet safety.


You can view the view here.

You can also find information about keeping children safe on line at the following websites:

Internet Matters. Org

https://www.internetmatters.org

National Online Safety

https://nationalonlinesafety.com

Think you know

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Safer Internet

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers

Child Net

https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

This half term, Saturday 13th - Sunday 21st February, St Mary's PTFA are organising a Tetbury Love Trail window display for everyone to enjoy on their daily walk.


We invite you all to decorate a front facing window with the theme of ❤️LOVE❤️.

This could be: Love for your family, friends and animals, love for our amazing NHS and school staff who are working so hard to support us, love for our beautiful Tetbury and our environment.

It would be wonderful if as many homes as possible could join in.  

Get involved:

❤️Step 1 - email your address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to add your home to our Love Trail map.

❤️Step 2 - decorate your window by February 13th (see photos below for inspiration).

❤️Step 3 - Download our FREE map and enjoy the town trail!

❤️Step 4 - Share the ❤️LOVE❤️: Consider making a donation to St. Mary's PTFA to support our wonderful primary school! Click the DONATE button on this page.

Thank you for your support and enjoy the trail,

St. Mary's Primary School PTFA

❤️❤️❤️

If you closed your eyes and imagined the perfect day for you, what would it be like? Or do you remember a day from your past that seemed perfect in every way? How would you describe it?


Tetbury Goods Shed Arts Centre is asking young people in Tetbury and the surrounding area to send them their stories, poems or essays on the subject of the ‘The Perfect Day’. The winning entries chosen by the judging panel will be published on the Tetbury Goods Shed website and each winner will receive a voucher to spend in the The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop in Tetbury or Nailsworth.

For full details please visit their competition page .

 

We believe reading can take you into a different world and give you a bit of magic.   


So we were delighted to recieve a wonderful gift of books from the Yellow Lighted Bookshop in Tetbury, thanks to their Books for Schools donation initiative.  

Thank you to Yellow-Lighted Bookshop and everyone who made a donation. 

Following the Government's announcement on the 4th January our school will close.  Remote learning will commence on Thursday 7th January for most pupils. 

The school will be open for onsite learning for children of key workers, Looked After Children, children with EHCPs and vulnerable children from Thursday 7th January. 

Happy New Year - I hope you had a good festive break and managed to spend some time with your families. 

You will most likely be aware that the National Education Union is calling for the government to close all primary schools at the start of term due to the rising numbers of coronavirus infections. 

Thank you to St Mary’s parents for their amazing generosity. Today we donated to £809.62 to Crisis, the charity for homelessness.

The children in Cherry and Lime classes performed their Nativity plays this morning in front of a socially distanced audience for the first time!


They all sang so well and both plays were fantastic! We had the usual hiccups with wonky head dresses and teachers getting the lyrics wrong - good job the children knew what they were doing!

Nativity Cherry 2020 w

Nativity Lime 2020 w

Thanks to Katie Rowlett who kindly recorded the shows so the Reception parents can watch virtually.

We can't wait to show the performances to the children's grown ups! 

Merry Christmas 

Mrs Pike 

Each year Tetbury Town Council run a competition at St Mary's to choose a child to help with the switch on of the Tetbury Christmas Lights.  


Tetbury Town Council were very impressed with the quality of the entries and The Mayor has written to all the children expressing her thanks:

'Tetbury Town Council has been absolutely blown away by the amount of spectacular pictures drawn by you all to represent the Twelve Days Of Christmas. To us, each and everyone of you who entered are winners, and we can highly commend all of the entries. 

Thank you each and every one of you who took the time to enter, I would also like to wish you all a Very Happy Christmas! 

Mayor – Tetbury Town Council

The winners of this year's competition were:

  • Dorothy H
  • Tom C
  • Evaleigh J

The runners up were:

  • Kit H
  • Joshua E
  • Hallie B
  • Thomas H
  • Martha FM

The results were announced in school today and winners and runners up received their prizes. 

Parents of the winners will be contacted by Tetbury Town Council to make arrangements for the switching on of the Christmas lights. 

 

  • leaf
  • royal
  • dolphin
  • sheep
  • heart
  • balls
  • butterfly