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.
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!
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)
I was amazed and delighted by the number of people who came to our Christmas Fair. There was a great atmosphere in the school and it was a wonderful start to our Christmas festivities. We will let you know how much we raised as soon as possible. S Marriott (1st 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)
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)
Year 6 Production - The Amazing Adventures of Super Stan
Both of these performances were fantastic. The acting, dancing, singing (including some impressive solos) was top class. Everyone enjoyed the show - even though some of the jokes made you groan. Our Year 6 children have shown how talented they are and how much they have grown up. Their confidence shone through. Thank you to all of the staff for their hard work and to parents and friends of the school for coming to watch and support the children.
S Marriott (17th July)
Celebration of Learning Evening
Thank you to everyone who attended our special evening. The school looked amazing with all of the children's work on display. We were treated to performances by our Dance Club, the Year 4 Ukulele group and the Choir. The BBQ was popular as were the ice-creams. I would like to thank the staff and Governors for making the event possible.
S Marriott (14th July)
Rotary Club Primary Arts Competition: Congratulations to Isabel Bates from Year 6 who received 1st place in her age range for a beautiful piece of sketching based on work created by Diane Wright. Also to Olivia Huxtable-Fox Year 3 won Highly Commended for her watercolour work based on work created by Paul Klee. The School also received an £80 voucher which we will use to buy art equipment for the School.
Year 4 Overnight Camp: On Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th June, 61 of our Year 4 children attended an overnight camp at Fernhill Farm. The event was a great success and the children enjoyed many different activities including: team building games; an assault course; a tour of the farm with farmer Andy; sat around the campfire and enjoyed hot chocolate with marshmallows and played wide games. They all had great fun sleeping in tents and enjoying the outdoors. Thank you to the staff who gave up their own time to take the children, also to both Matt, Mark and the rest of the team from Osprey for making the visit so enjoyable.
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)