School News

Did someone say Tom Percival? Did someone yell Alexis Deacon? Oh yes they did and we were there, in the flesh to meet these inspirational authors!

Excitement filled the minibus as some of the KS1 children headed to Cheltenham for the Literature Festival and it wasn't just because Miss Jackson was driving!

We listened to our favourite authors telling stories and watched how they illustrated their works. Then it was our turn. Tom Percival showed us how to create expression with eyebrows and how to draw flying socks! We also designed our own story stones to use when creating new stories.

Alexis Deacon (not Alex!) the author of Beegu, taught us how to draw wacky animals from simple shapes. We had such fun! We even showed him a photo of Mrs May dressed as Beegu - he thought this was fantastic!

What a way to spend a Tuesday.




What a super day today has been!

Tom McLoughlin, author of The Story Machine came into school to visit the children and talk about being an author and illustrator. We were all amazed by his talents and he has inspired us to believe that anyone can illustrate!

Tom spoke with the children in Y2 (who have been using his book in their English and Topic learning) and popped in to see the Y1 children. Some fo the Y6 children met him at lunchtime and loved hearing him read an extract from one his books.

At the end of the day, Tom spoke to the whole school about being an author with dyslexia. What an inspiration to us all.

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A huge thank you to the fantastic group of 26 parents and 19 children who came to help with the work day on Sunday.

Thank you to all those who voted for our school pond project in Tesco's back in May/June raising £5,000.  During the summer holidays we used this money to create an amazing new pond.

The day has finally arrived when the Y2 children get to camp in the school grounds.

The tents have been put up, the sausages have been sizzled and the campfire sing song beckons.

The children are having an amazing time and the staff are really looking forward to a good nights sleep!!! (wink wink)



From September 2018, children in reception class and school years 1 to 5 will be offered a flu vaccination at schools in Gloucestershire. The vaccine will be administered by nurses from Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust.

For the first time ever St Mary's entered a team in the South West Schools Ski Championships - and came third!

Thank you to all the adults and children of you who gave their time to help at the gardening/work day on Sunday. They achieved a huge amount.

This week we took delivery of 6 fantastic new dining tables which will help us improve our lunchtimes for the children and our team of fantastic Midday Supervisors.

We are bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative to create a wildlife pond.  During May and June you will be able to vote in the Tetbury Tesco store for our project.

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