Drama Club Summer Performance 2016 - 'The Vegetable Wars'
The KS2 drama club treated us to a fantastic performance of 'The Vegetable Wars'. We were pleased to see so many parents/carers and I'm sure that they were as impressed as we were. The standard of acting just keeps getting better and the vegetable costumes looked amazing. Many thanks to Mrs Davies for stepping into the directors chair and to Mrs Hare and Mrs Edmondson for their help with costumes.
Sikh Education Service - June 2016
We were pleased to welcome Mr Singh from the Sikh Education Service on Friday 17th June. He completed workshops throughout the day, helping KS1 and KS2 discover more about the Sikh faith. The children were fascinated by the symbols of faith that he brought and they were impressed by his musical skills in our whole school assembly.
It was great to discover more about one of the world's great faiths.
Millicent Kaye Memorial Art Competition 2016
We are pleased to share our success in this annual art competition organised by Oswestry Rotary Club. The children were once again helped immensely by Mrs Davies who proved to be an excellent teacher as the results show. All of our Yr5 and Yr6 pupils had chance to enter the 2-d art competition and Kornelia secured 2nd place! This won her a personal prize of £25 and the school a prize of £100! We plan to use the prize money for updating our art resources and Kornelia has said that she is unsure how she will spend her prize money.
We'd also like to congratulate Andrew, Jessica, Holly, Clover, Cady, and Millie who were all awarded highly commended for their entries.
Mental Maths Championship (5) - May 2016
The last Friday of term saw our termly Mental Maths Championship. St. Therese were not confident of retaining the trophy as most of their class were on a transition visit to The Marches. After five tough rounds of competition Cameron was declared the winner with an impressive time of 1min 22sec. It was great to see such a good competition. St Martin and St Anthony will be competing even harder next term as with two wins each they'll be anxious to seal the 'Best Class' accolade.
Year 4 - The Great Escape
Year 4 had a wonderful 48hrs at The Great Escape. For many of them it was their first overnight stay away from home. Many thanks to our instructors who helped us achieve goals we did not think we were capable of. We have attached a gallery of our adventures below.
Mrs Whitgreave & Mr Cusden
Owen Paterson Visit
To support 'Read On, Get On', our whole school reading drive, we were visited by our local M.P., Owen Paterson. Mr Paterson was treated to a rendition of 'If I Have A Dream' by our Year 3/4/5 children before he handed out prizes to our costume winners from World Book Day and the winning artists from our design a book poster and design a book jacket competition. After the prize giving Mr Paterson told our KS2 pupils about his own memories of early reading, citing Enid Blyton and A.A. Milne amongst his most fondly remembered childhood authors. Finally, he was kind enough to be interviewed by a panel of our finest school paper journalists. We are certain that the next time he gives evidence before a Commons Select Committee he'll have an easier time due to his grilling from us!
T.N.S. 'Buddy' Readers
To support our 'Read On, Get On' work we have been lucky enough to get our local football team T.N.S. to become our 'Buddy' Readers. Over the coming weeks T.N.S. players will be volunteering to come into school and read with children from all classes. Today it was St Anthony who had the excitement of reading with the reigning Welsh Premier League Champions. Players; Phil Baker, Mike Wilde, Chris Marriott, Chris Sergeant and Scott Ruscoe were a credit to the club and St Anthony really enjoyed reading with them. Good luck on Sunday against Newtown guys!
Shropshire Music Service Singing Festival
St. Martins School
Friday 4th March 2016
The children from St Martin's and St Anthony's took part in a singing festival at St Martins School. After being amazed by the fact that St Martins School has both primary and secondary aged pupils the children took their seats in the school hall. They learnt and sang several new songs as well as performing their own signature tune, 'If I Had a Dream' by Elvis Presley. 'A great morning doing fun singing' was how one child summarised their experience, a thought that all the staff agreed with.
World Book Day - Thursday 3rd March 2016
We had a wonderful celebration of the beauty of books and the joy of reading to mark the annual World Book Day. At the start of the day we were greeted by a plethora of strange faces. However, we hadn't gone to work at the wrong school, it was all of our pupils dressed as their favourite book character. Once all of our 'new' pupils were registered we had a costume parade in the hall. We chose one winner from each year group and they will receive a special prize from our local M.P., Mr Owen Paterson when he visits us tomorrow afternoon. He will also have to use all of his experience as an M.P. to make some tough decisions tomorrow because he'll be judging our KS1 'Book Poster' and our KS2 'Book Jacket' competitions as part of his visit. In addition to the World Book Day competitions we also did a whole school 'Buddy Read' during our Guided Reading time. It was wonderful to see all of our children share their love of reading and books.
Some pictures of our amazing day are in the slideshows below.
Mental Maths Championship - December 2015
The school hall was a cauldren of tension and excitement at the end of our Autumn term as St Martin's put their Mental Maths Championship on the line. Facing competition from across the school, they were in for a tough day. The children had to choose the correct answer to six questions whilst avoiding the dreaded 'Red Herring'. After some valiant efforts from St Bernadette's and St Francis' the excitement went up a level after St Anthony's posted an impressive sub two minute time. St Martin's did very well but their trophy defence came to an end after they crossed the two minute mark. In a tense final round St Therese's were unable to beat the clock and St Anthony were able to lift the trophy for the very first time.
Staff First Aid Training - 04.01.16
As part of continuous staff training, we were pleased to welcome St John's Ambulance to Our Lady's. Under the fantastic guidance of Mark and Gareth, we were taught about 'First Aid for Schools'. As you can tell from the photos below, the staff enjoyed the training. However, they hope that they'll never have to use the techniques taught as this would mean that all members of the school community remain safe from harm.
Straw and Order - KS2 Christmas Production 2015
We are very proud of our KS2 pupils who performed exceptionally well on Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon. This year the children told the story of Judge Grumps and an argument between the cows and donkeys in a Bethlehem stable. The quality of the acting and the singing was a credit to the school and the dedication that goes towards creating a high quality production.
Thank-you for your support with costumes, learning lines and attending performances. Thanks to the parents who help assemble/disassemble the stage. Finally, thanks to our wonderful KS2 team (Teachers and TAs) for all their hard work over the past few weeks.
OSO MATHS CHALLENGE
On the last day before the half term holidays, there was a Maths Challenge Competition at School. Representatives from each class were given sets of questions suitable to their age and timed and the winner was the one who answered the most correct in the fastest time.
The winner this time was Elliott Birch from St Martin’s Class. Big congratulations to Elliott and also to everyone else who participated.