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St Martin's ranked 3rd in North Somerset 'Real School's Guide 2019' read more in Latest News below ... SATs headlines '2018 our best ever results'. Well done to our Year 6 pupils ... St Martin's ranked 3rd in North Somerset 'Real School's Guide 2019' read more in Latest News below ... SATs headlines '2018 our best ever results'. Well done to our Year 6 pupils.
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WELCOME TO ST MARTIN'S SCHOOL BLOG... where you can share Pupils, Class and School News & Activities and read up on some of the latest and upcoming Events.

Parent SRE Meeting - 9th May

We were delighted that so many parents attended our SRE Meeting last night. It is an important topic and it was good to see and chat to so many of you. A huge thank you to Mrs Chadwick and Miss Hodge for their hard work.

S Marriott

St Martin's School ranked 3rd in North Somerset is such an achievement! We are absolutely delighted to be able to share this with you all. Well done to everyone who has been part of our journey.

Click on the following link to read more >>

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/top-ten-best-primary-schools-2415851

 

The Real School's Guide 2019 has been released today - it gives parents a more comprehensive insight than ever into how Primary Schools are ranked.

(11th January 2019)

 

Year 5 First Aid Training: Our Year 5 classes completed their first aid learning with St John Ambulance during Term 5. Each class completed a day of training which included the primary survey (DRABC), recovery position, dealing with choking, dressing a wound etc. Well done to our Year 5 pupils!

 

The St John Ambulance trainer commented on how much she had enjoyed working with the children at St Martin’s School.

Year 5 Team (16th May 2019)

 

Maths Enrichment Day: 

A group of 6 Year 3 children took part in a Maths day. Mrs Large from '4 the love of maths' came into school and worked with the children on a variety of different challenging maths activities. The day was very hands on with lots of practical activities to take part in. Children from Mendip Green, Lympsham, Milton Park, Worle Village and Becket Primary Schools also attended the day allowing us to meet and work with new people.

Miss Jewell / Year 3 Teacher  (2nd May 2019)

 

Easter Competitions:

  

It was lovely to see all the colourful and creative Easter Egg, Bonnet and Poetry entries brought in by children across the year groups. Thank you to everyone who took part again this year. Year group winners were all announced in achievement assemblies and each presented with a certificate and prize.

Mrs Campbell  (3rd April 2019)

 

 

North Somerset Dance Festival Term 4: Our Year 2 Dance Group pupils performed at the Weston Playhouse Theatre. A fantastic well done to all of the children who took part – they were absolutely amazing and a credit to our school and their families. Thank you to all the staff who supported in rehearsal and helped behind the scenes on the night. 

Miss Muff (27th March 2019)

 

Maths Challenge Term 4:  8 of our Y4 and Y5 children took part in a Maths Challenge against other schools within our Kaleidoscope MAT. The challenge was held at Becket School and the children worked collaboratively, in teams of 4, answering questions on fluency, reasoning and problem solving. All the children who took part did brilliantly. Well done to our St Martin’s Team A who came joint 2nd - Adam Z, Isobel S, Amelie T, Maciek L, Tristin D, Michail O, Jamillah R, Maria G.

Mrs Jones (27th March 2019)

The Ski Group returned from their visit to La Plagne, France on Saturday after their weeks ski, swapping their classroom for the slopes. A group of our current Year 5 and Year 6 pupils had a fantastic visit and the children were brilliant all week on and off the slopes.  Thank you to Mr Marshall and Ms Barnes for taking them and ensuring they had a great time.

18th March 2019

World Book DayThe children came to school dressed up for World Book Day.  This year we celebrated the 30th Anniversary of ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’ and asked pupils to come to school dressed either as a famous bear, a bear character or other book characters.  During the day the children had the chance to take part in a variety of book related activities including treasure hunts and drama activities. 

Mrs Middleton, Y1 Teacher

(7th March 2019)

Watoto Choir Visit: St Martin’s received a visit from the Watoto Choir who performed dances and songs to the whole school. The choir is a group of Ugandan orphaned children who have been rescued from living on the streets and are placed into a foster family. They are provided with education, medication and a church community. The photos really don’t show the amazing energy and enthusiasm they shared with us. They were an absolutely inspirational group of children who were a delight to have visit us at St Martin’s.   

Mrs Clements/Mrs Campbell (14th February 2019) 

 

NSPCC Groovy Moves: St Martin’s School raised a fantastic amount of £1,674.06 for this charity, thank you to everyone who participated and for your generous support. Congratulations to class 4O who had the most sponsorship participants. 
(February 2019)

    

Some fantastic art work happening in Year 6 today to inspire their writing - clay and sketched dragon eyes and oil pastel dragon tails, scales and feathers. These magical creatures will be making an appearance in the books they are going to be writing this term!

Year 6 (10th January 2019)

Year 4 Weston Museum Display: Year 4 had the opportunity to showcase their work from the Romans Topic at the local Weston Museum. They all worked extremely hard producing work to be displayed also writing informative labels to go with each item on show.

The Museum's education and history department were so impressed with the pieces produced, they have even selected several items to display during their history week in February half term.                           

Year 4 Team (18th December 2018)

 

Christmas Fair: A huge thank you to everyone who helped to make our Fair such a success today. Thank you to the Staff, Parents, Governors, Student Teachers and Pupils who have helped today and in the run up to the Fair.

Mrs Campbell Assistant Headteacher/Y6 Teacher

(30th November 2018)

   

Visit to MP John Penrose Surgery at The Campus:   Well done to Ollie, Erick and Kyle who presented their ideas on ‘reducing plastic pollution in Weston-super-Mare’ to John Penrose MP at his surgery at The Campus.  Y6 classes have worked on this as part of their theme “Does the world need saving?” They represented the School brilliantly in their presentation and had a really mature conversation about their findings and concerns afterwards. They also delivered letters written by the rest of Y6 for Mr Penrose to read.

John Penrose later shared his thoughts about the discussion on Twitter

https://twitter.com/johnpenrosenews/status/1073663242730397696?s=21

Mrs J Campbell (14th December)

Author Visits: Fantasy fiction author Colin R Parsons visits St Martin's School and leads a writing workshop and chatted to our lunchtime library go-ers about his work.  

We were also visited by the Author of hugely popular Emily Windsnap series, Liz Kessler who gave a very inspiring talk to our children in Years 3, 4 and 5.  Afterwards she came to our Library to do a book signing. 

Mrs Brown, Librarian (15th November)

 

Children In Need: We had an 'Extra Special' visitor in school on Monday.  Pudsey Bear came in to school and we were able to have a photo with him. St Martin’s held various fundraising activities for the Children In Need Appeal again this year which were organised by the School Council. 

Activities included a giant Cake Sale, Treasure Hunt and decorating Pudsey Bear with pennies.  All pupils were also invited to take part in ‘Wear Odd Socks Day’ on Wednesday. 

(Friday 16th November 2018) Mrs Clements

Centenary Y2 Poppy display at St Martin’s Church (Nov 2018)

 Centenary Y2 Poppy display at St Martin’s Church (Nov 2018) 1
 Centenary Y2 Poppy display at St Martin’s Church (Nov 2018) 2
 Centenary Y2 Poppy display at St Martin’s Church (Nov 2018) 3

 

Centenary Y2 Poppy display at St Martin’s Church (November 2018)

15th-19th October 2018 Year 6 Morfa Bay Residential Camp 

You can visit our St Martins Facebook page to view Year 6 Morfa Bay updates and uploads from the week's residential camp >> https://www.facebook.com/stmartinsschoolworle/

(Year 6 Team)

Year 5 African Drum Workshop: Year 5 took part in an African Drumming session. The children learnt about and had the chance to play a variety of real African instruments from four African countries during the workshop. It was a great opportunity to learn about these instruments and practice different rhythms and beats. All the children thoroughly enjoyed it.     Year 5 Teachers  (5th October 2018)

Gardening Club News - ‘Design our Scarecrow’ Competition:  St Martin’s Gardening Club needs your help. We would like you to design a scarecrow that looks like your favourite book character. You must label your scarecrow with the materials and information that we would need to build it.

To enter simply collect an entry form from the school library and return completed entries by Wednesday 15th November. The winner will receive a goody bag full of books and will be able to help build their winning design to go into the quad.  

Miss Daniels/Mrs Brown (12th October 2018)

Year 3 Bee Keeping:  The Year 3 classes welcomed Fearne’s Grandad, Dave, to talk to them all about Bee Keeping. They were fascinated by all the different facts he shared in addition to seeing protective clothing and the bees themselves!  What an amazing experience. 

 

Why not read the Year 3 ‘Bee Amazing Fact’ books made by the Year 3 pupils coming to our school library soon.

Mrs Clements Y3 Teacher  (12th October 2018)

Year 6 Sand Point Visit: Y6 classes all enjoyed their visit to Sand Point where they found lots of little fossils on the beach at Middle Hope Beach as part of their geography work.  The children participated in a variety of activities to develop team building and had an opportunity to apply their recently learnt Geography skills in field sketching, map work and classification.

 

Mrs Campbell, Year 6 Teacher  (2nd October 2018)

   

The children of St Martin’s Gardening Club were very busy last term planting and maintaining a wheelbarrow for the Horticultural Society ‘Plant a Wheelbarrow’ Competition for Schools 2018. We have now donated it to Summer Lane Care Home for the residents to enjoy.  

“This morning we had a lovely visit from St Martin's school staff. They brought us a beautiful, full of colours and fragrances wheelbarrow,  prepared by the children of St Martin's Gardening Club.  Thanks!!!!       Summer Lane Care Home (8th August 2018)

Year 3 Egyptian Exhibition: The Year 3 children completed their Ancient Egypt Topic by holding an Ancient Egyptian Exhibition in the School Hall at the end of term. Parents were invited to come along to school to share the Year 3 classes Egyptian models, hieroglyphics and artwork. Parents and visitors had an opportunity to browse the stalls before voting for their favourite stand.  Thank you to our parent/carers for such a good turn out.   

(Friday 20th July - Year 3 Team)

 

    
Celebration of Learning Evening:
 We had a fantastic turnout for our Celebrating Learning event again this year, which proved to be a huge success.  Parents were able to experience learning first-hand as well as see their children's work, successes and also art projects completed during Art Week.  The school looked amazing with all of the children’s work on display.  We were treated to music performances in the Hall, lots of fun activities, Fundraising Raffle, an Auction and the BBQ was popular as were the ice creams.  Thank you to everyone who attended our special evening and thank you also to the staff and Governors for making the event possible. 

(10th July 2018)

The ‘St Martin's Ice-cream’ will go on sale at Pj's ice-cream parlour on the Weston Seafront from Saturday 21st July for the summer. This ice cream was designed by Ash and Elm class as part of a project they’ve been working on. If you are at Pj’s Ice Cream Parlour this summer give it a try. 

SATs Headlines 2018 Results Year 6: Now that we have sent home our Year 6 parent reports, we would like to share the headlines of our SATs.  We are incredibly proud of every one of our pupils, each has done their very best and helped us achieve our best results ever and significantly above National Averages!  

Our KS2 results can be found below (with National Average in brackets).

  St Martin's results 2018 (National Average results 2018)
Reading 92% (75%)
Writing - teacher assessed 85% (78%)
English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling 88% (78%)
Maths 86% (76%)
Combined - getting age related in all subjects 81% (64%)

"These are fantastic achievements all round.  Well done to everyone involved!  These results continue a pattern of rising results over the last few years."

Kaleidoscope Year 6 Event

On Friday, Year 6 children from all of the Kaleidoscope schools went to Hutton for the afternoon. Each school sang a song from their Year 6 productions and two joint songs to finish. Our children delivered a fantastic performance, It was a great event and Hutton provided drink and cake too.

S Marriott (6/7/18)

Sports Day:  This week we held our annual sport day events, all the classes took part in various sporting activities showing great effort and enthusiasm. 

 

Well done to all of the children who took part and thank you to our parents/carers for coming along and supporting on the day. The Year Group winners were announced in our Achievement Assemblies today:

Reception – Ash Class      Year 1 – Chestnut Class        Year 2 – Hazel Class    

Year 3 – Class 3W    Year 4 – Class 4LG        Year 5 – Class 5JM       Year 6 – Class 6C

(29th June 2018)

 

Year 5 Fleet Air Arm Museum Visit: Year 5 classes enjoyed their Educational Visit to the Fleet Air Arm Museum, in Yeovilton this week and were given a guided tour around the museum by 3 friendly volunteers who knew a lot of interesting facts about the different planes.  The children took part in a workshop where they learnt about evacuees, made gas mask boxes and took part in a pretend air raid drill.  They also had an opportunity to sit in a real fighter plane cockpit, experience the inside of a helicopter and able to go onto the first concord ever made.  Some of the children were lucky enough to witness the Royal Navy take part in some flying practice! They all had a fantastic day. 

Year 5 Team (25th June 2018)

 

Year 1 Bristol Zoo Visit: Year 1 classes enjoyed their visit to Bristol Zoo today where the children learnt lots of interesting facts about the different animals that come from eggs and enjoyed a picnic lunch. Thank you again to our parent helpers who accompanied us on the visit.

Miss Parker Y1 Teacher (21st June 2018)

 

Year 3 Bristol Museum Visit:  Year 3 enjoyed a fantastic trip to Bristol Museum. They looked around the Egyptian exhibition and found out lots of information about what life was like for people in Egyptian times. They also got to handle lots of Egyptian artefacts and had to work out what objects were and also how they were used in Egyptian times. The children are now looking forward to using all of this knowledge to help them put together their Egyptian exhibition at the end of this term.

Year 3 Team (29th June 2018) 

 

Year 4 Overnight Camp Outdoor Adventure 12th & 13th June: Year 4 enjoyed a range of outdoor activities at Fernhill Farm including an assault course, a water fight and team building games. The event was a great success and the children ended the day with a talent show followed by hot chocolate and marshmallows around the camp fire. For many children this was their first experience of camping and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and all had a fantastic experience.  Thank you to the staff who gave up their own time to take the children and also to the team from Osprey for making the visit so enjoyable.

Miss Saunders Year 4 Teacher (14th June 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seaquarium Educational Visit: The Reception classes enjoyed their visit to the Seaquarium and Weston Beach today. We learnt lots of interesting facts about the different sea creatures. The children all enjoyed digging on the beach followed with a delicious ice-cream at PJ's ice cream parlour. The childrens' behaviour was exemplary they were brilliant ambassadors for St Martin's.Thank you again to our parent helpers who accompanied us on today’s visit. 

Mrs Clements, EYFS Leader  (6th June 2018)

Royal Wedding Celebrations 18th May 2018: Our Children really enjoyed the Royal Wedding Celebration. Thank you to our parents/carers for supplying the cakes, food and drinks. Our Royal Wedding Bake-Off competition was wonderful with some amazing cakes entered. Congratulations to our Winners of the Bake-Off Competition: 

1st Prize Roman H - Ash Class

2nd Prize Maya and Harmony H - Classes 6U and 5JM

3rd Prize Jacob R - Class 4G

Winners were announced in the following Achievement Assembly, each presented with a Certificate. Thank you again to everyone who took part, we were amazed by the standard of the entries into the competition last week.

(25th May 2018)

Year 6 SATs Begin

Our Year 6 children started their SATs today. Most joined our SATs Breakfast this morning. Afterwards,  they took their first tests - Grammar and then Spelling. The children's attitude was excellent - they were calm, focused and really positive. 

S Marriott - 14th May

Sport Relief: On the last day of term all the children and staff were invited to come into school dressed as their favourite sportsperson for a donation. Sporting activities took place during the school day and everyone had the opportunity to participate in the ‘Sport Relief Mile’. The School Council also sold Sport Relief bands during break times.  Thank you to all our parents and carers for generously supporting this event. We will let you know how much we raised next term. 

School Office (23rd March 2018)

  

 

North Somerset Dance Festival 20th March 2018 Weston Playhouse Theatre:  Well done to all our fantastic dancers who performed at the Playhouse tonight.  You looked amazing  on the stage and were a credit to our school and to your families.  Thank you to all the staff who helped out tonight and in particular Miss Muff, Miss Haughton and Mrs Muff who have worked with the children to put such a great performance together.  We had some lovely comments from our parents and carers:

"An absolutely amazing show..both performances were brilliant..

they were all fab, well done all !  

WOW! What an amazing team of children and teachers we have at St Martins School."

And the Snow Day photo winners are...
Thank you for all our Snow Day photos posted onto our St Martin's School Facebook page. It was a difficult decision but the following pictures were the winners. Each has won an Easter Egg and one free day at the School Sports Teaching Easter Holiday Club @ St Martin's. Many thanks to School Sports Teaching for their very generous donation of the prizes.  

(March 2018)

World Book Day Library Competition: These are the winners who all won a 'bookish' prize. Well done to all who entered - there were over 150 entries!

 

Yr6 Jamee, Yr5 Ellie, Yr4 Jayden, Yr4 Connor, Yr3 Maria, Yr2 Stanley, Yr2 Kubus, Yr1 Ebony, Reception Yuna, Reception Sebastian

(Mrs Brown, Librarian - March 2018)

Book Launch at Waterstones Saturday 24th February:

 

Year 3 have been publishing their own books based on their theme from last term - the Iron Age. On Saturday they had their own stand at Waterstones to launch their book.  

 

Well done Year 3 children and staff for all your hard work! They look fabulous!        

(Mrs Campbell)

English Enrichment Day: St Martin’s welcomed children from local schools to a Writers Enrichment day. The day was led by Tanya Landman, an award winning local Author. The children had the opportunity to be involved with story telling and creative writing. Tanya brought along some of her own books which the children were excited to purchase and get signed! 

Miss Gillard, Year 4 Teacher (22nd January 2018)

Christmas Carols at Wick St Lawrence Church

Well done to our children who sang carols today at Wick St Lawrence Church - as part of their angel festival. The audience thoroughly enjoyed their singing and commented on how well behaved they were. The children enjoyed their drink and biscuits afterwards and were thrilled with their gifts of chocolates and an angel Christmas decoration.  

S Marriott (5th December 2017)

Christmas Carols at Puxton Park

It was great to see so many of our children and families supporting our choir at Puxton Park on Saturday, for the Christmas lights ceremony. Our children sang beautifully and were extremely well behaved - we were proud of them. A huge thanks to all of the staff who organised and supported this event.                         S Marriott (4th December)

  

Year 6 Visit to the Woods: In our theme 'Could you be the next Bear Grylls?', we have been learning about survival and conditions in different biomes. As part of our survival training, we have been learning about what equipment and skills are needed to survive in different locations with their varied climate and wildlife. We walked up to Worlebury Woods where we practiced our First Aid training and shelter building. We were able to treat each others fake wounds really well with our new skills. This experience will, hopefully, help us remember these skills for when we need them in real life.

Mrs Campbell, Year 6 Teacher  (17th November 2017) 

Bandaging a fake injuryOne of our 'casualties'!

Well done to the group of Year 5 and 6 children who took part in the North Somerset Cross Country event at Hutton Moor at the end of Term 1: W all the children showed great determination which is our School Games Value Focus for Term 1. The children all placed themselves well and finished strongly in their respective races. A special mention to Imogen O who finished 11th out of 80, Zack H who finished 9th out of 80 and Jasmine O who finished 1st. Both Jasmine and Zack have qualified to represent Team North Somerset at the Inter-Counties Primary Cross Country on Saturday 25th November, at Ashton Park School. We all wish them both the very best of luck.

 Mr Marshall, School Sports Teaching  (20th October 2017)  

Visit to the Mayor’s Parlour: A group of Year 6 pupils were invited to the Mayor's Parlour to celebrate St Martin’s School being awarded 3rd place in the Weston Horticultural Society ‘Plant a Wheelbarrow Competition 2017’. The children enjoyed meeting the Lady Mayoress and were able to try on a Mayoress robe and hat. The children were a credit to the school and were presented with a trophy and a medal each for their achievements.

6th October 2017

School Council Educational Visit to Houses of Parliament:  Part of the School Council had a successful trip to London to visit the Houses of Parliament this Term. The day was very busy. They were lucky enough to see a live debate in the House of Commons, tour the Palace of Westminster and had a workshop about Campaigning - which they hope to use during the year. They also met our MP John Penrose who kindly talked to the School Council about his job as an MP and answered their questions. The children were a credit to the school, and their families, and thoroughly enjoyed this trip.

Ms Barnes (19th September 2017)

New School Year: We are all delighted that the children have started back to school so well after the summer break. They have settled quickly into their new classes. Our new Reception children are enjoying getting to know each other and our school.

S Marriott (September 2017)

Maths Enrichment Day:  On Tuesday St Martin’s hosted a Maths Enrichment Day for a group of our Year 3 pupils who were joined by other local Primary Schools. All of the children enjoyed the day and were inspired and motivated to join in with all of the Maths activities throughout the day. Thank you to Pete Hall, Primary Consultant - ‘Making Maths Fun!’ who led the day. 

 

Olivia 3M: “I really liked the day and had fun with the Maths challenges”.

Madeleine 3E: “The day helped with my Maths – I loved playing the Maths games”. 

(6th June Mrs Fogwill)

Reception Model Village

Our Reception Model Village opened today and a queue of parents/carers and grandparents were amazed how impressive it looked. The detail of the models and how hard the children have worked on them was really appreciated.

You can click on the link below to enjoy a short video showing some of the models which the children had made in Reception classes.

S Marriott (17th March)

Reception Model Village

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