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Welcome to Class 5

2016-2017

Sports Day 2017
International Schools - World Cafe
Fairtrade Coffee Morning Part 1
Runathon
More Than Dance
Coastal Study Trip 
Fairtrade Group Assembly
Attendance Award Pizza Treat
Eco Group Tree Planting
Today the Eco Group started planting the trees we were given by the Woodland Trust (420 trees to be exact) A big thank you to one of our School Governors Mrs Young for her hard work helping the children plant the trees.
Science Week
Numeracy Area Investigation
Science Investigating Sound
CAFOD - Turning Little Fish into Big Fish
World Book Day
Today we celebrated World Book Day by taking part in a range of David Walliams themed activities. We loved the writing and drawing activities and even got to sample some of Mr Boyle's Ratburgers!!!
Eco Group Global Awareness
Today the Eco Group met with Alice Evans who helped them look at ways to cut energy use around school. We made an action plan and will present the ideas in an assembly.
Class Liturgies
Eco Group Big Tidy
Ten Ten Theatre with Class 6
Numeracy Data Collection
Today we transformed the class into a sports arena. We collected the data from our hops, skips and jumps so that we could further our knowledge of adding decimals.
Joining the Chain Gang
In history today, we took part in a chain gang. We performed exercises that the first prisoners who landed in Australia would have taken part in. We almost felt like we had landed in Botany Bay and been put to word smashing rocks. 
Christmas Maths
Cafod Fundraiser Funrun
Advent Prayers
Today or prayers focussed on the Jesse Tree and how it shows the link to Jesus. Each symbol refers to a different important figure from the Old and New Testament.
Art - Dyeing Materials 2
Today we used our dyed materials to make medieval clothes for villagers. 
Anti-Bullying Week
Art - Dyeing Materials
Today we looked at the Middle Ages and the way they dyed their clothes. We used natural dyes; red cabbage, spinach, cranberries, beetroot and onion skin to colour small strips of cloth. 
FISCH Project
Superstar Star
We are trying really hard with the tasks set by Miss Sands each week to gain the Superstar Star. We named our star Ronnie Yoshi and really take care of him, making sure he is nice and shiny. 
Kwik Cricket 
Iron Man Freeze Frame
First Aid Course
Class Lituriges
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Welcome to Class 5!

2015-2016

Some Very Thoughtful Speeches

Sophie - Today we are celebrating are lives at St Mary`s , St Mary`s has been my life for seven  years , I am very sad to leave but I have to look forward on my new life at St Bede`s  . I have some very big thank you`s  to say ,first of all I would like to thank Mr Boyle for putting up with me for two years he has given me the confidence to go out and be something in life , he always made everyone laugh and is one of the best teachers around . Next I would like to thank Mrs Johnson for organising all the trips to Kingswood , she has always supported me and I will never forget her . last of all I would like to thank , Mrs Souter , Miss Sands , Mrs Clarke , Mrs Presley , Miss Stuart , Mrs Fernandez   and Mrs Newstead they have always been there and have never given up on my choices . I have always gone to kingwood and is one of the best adventure trips to go one , I remember when  Mrs Fernandez went on the 3g swing and screamed it was so funny . I would like to thank my friends Bethany , Lee , Jack and Katie for always being there but there is a very big thanks to Keisha because if she wasn’t here I don’t know how I would cope . St Mary`s` have given me many memories and friends I will cherish them forever .

 

Jack -

We are here to celebrate our lives at ST Marys. People may cry today but they will cry with joy. This school has been such a great school for me even though I have   only been here for two years I have learnt so many things at met so many wonderful people.

I would like to thank all the teachers here who have helped me through this school I have shared jokes with them but also some telling offs.

 I would like to thank Mrs Johnson, Mr Boyle, Mrs Sands, Mrs Soutar, Mrs Newstead ,Mrs Clark, Mrs Fernandez , Mrs Griffiths, Mrs Stewart, Mrs Daniels, Mrs Barker, Mrs Corbet,

Now my friends once again I have shared many jokes and many sad times but they have always been there for me they have helped me when I have struggled through tough times, I have had so many great times which have turned into memories that I will never forget. People have given  me so many great times and I thank you all for that. I won’t mention any ones names for I don’t want to miss any one out.

 I thank you all for all you have done for me and I hope you all have the best time you can possibly have here at this great school.

 

Katie - To begin I would just like to say thank to everyone, this school has been truly amazing since the day I came until the day I depart. My experience here has really changed me and I am very thankful for that. I would like to thank my mam because she was the one that was there in rough times thanks mam for supporting me I love you.

I would also like to say a huge thank you to my grandad he was my biggest inspiration and I talk to him about everything and when the hard times came around he was there I don`t know what I would without him he`s like a second dad as actual dad passed on. Thanks so much for all the support you have given me I am really thankful. I would like to thank Miss Sands because she sorted out all my problems whether it was my sisters or my friends she helped sort it out. I would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Priestley she was the best start to the school and I loved my first year thanks for making that possible. The fondest memory I have form class one was the school coffee show where class one did agadoo and the girls did mamma Mia it was the best. Next I would like to mention Mrs Soutar she is a great teacher and I had the best experience in class 4. Mr Boyle thanks for putting up with me for 2 years I mean I don`t know how you did it 3 Robertsons and 2 to go Good Luck! You always made me laugh and I couldn`t have wished for a better last year In St. Mary`s. I would like to thank all the other teachers like Mrs Clarke who loved the girly gossip and Mrs Tully for the lovely dinners, I`ll miss you all. I have been here for seven years and I still have the best friends in the world thank you so much Keisha and Sophie because no matter how many times we fell out we were always there for each other, I really hope we stay together in St. Bede`s. My buddy Lucas was a right handful but he was funny and kind too. I`ll miss you and I hope you end up just as great as you are now. Now the best until last Mrs Johnson. She was my favourite the best PE teacher ever but she was also kind and had a gentle touch. She loved RE and Literacy and was good at them too I`ll miss her the most. Thank you Mrs John son for being a great teacher I know I`ll never forget you. Good luck year 6 in your new schools and I hope I see you soon. I`ll miss St. Mary`s dearly but it will always be in my heart, forever.

 

Nathan -

This school has been truly amazing to me and has changed my life and personality.

When I first arrived in this school, I knew it was a safe school and a happy school which would change me in a beautiful way.

I would like to thank all the teachers who have guided me through this school and who have helped me through dark times like, Miss Sands for helping me with everything, Miss Soutar for helping me through class 4, Mr Boyle for helping me through class 5 and Mrs Johnson for helping me with PE and sports, and all the other teachers who have supported me through St.Mary’s .

I also have some memories to share, like that time in Class 1 when we went to Hall Hill Farm and Thomas held a baby chick and it crawled up is arm and pooped on his shoulder, that ,,was funny times and I will always remember them.

But it was my friends who made me have the funny, special and memorable, I would like to thank them one by one: Logan, Jack, Thomas, Nathaniel ,Kain and everyone else, but there’s not just the boys , it’s the girls as well: Katie, Keisha, Sophie and Bethany, they’ve all helped me.

I have never seen a school that have people who would accept us in such a wonder way like God would.    

Thank you St. Marys for giving me the strength  to move on in life and make me change into a wonderful person.

 

Joshua - First of all I’d like to thank Mrs Priestley for showing me love and kindness, I’d also like to thank Miss Johnson for always sporting me, I’d like to thank Mr Boyle for always making me laugh at his jokes which made me cheer up. Also, I’d like to thank Miss Soutar and Miss Sands because they always saw potential in me I will still miss all my friends. I will remember all my adventure in St. Marys, my favourite was the pirate quest because we had a lot of fun also I remember every time Miss Johnson suggested I start drama. I will miss her. I hope that I make as many happy memories and friends at St. Bedes as I have at St. Marys.        

 

Nathaniel - This school has been truly amazing to me and has changed my life and personality.

When I first arrived in this school, I knew it was a safe school and a happy school which would change me in a beautiful way.

I would like to thank all the teachers who have guided me through this school and who have helped me through dark times like, Miss Sands for helping me with everything, Miss Soutar for helping me through class 4, Mr Boyle for helping me through class 5 and Mrs Johnson for helping me with PE and sports, and all the other teachers who have supported me through St.Mary’s .

I also have some memories to share, like that time in Class 1 when we went to Hall Hill Farm and Thomas held a baby chick and it crawled up is arm and pooped on his shoulder, that ,,was funny times and I will always remember them.

But it was my friends who made me have the funny, special and memorable, I would like to thank them one by one: Logan, Jack, Thomas, Nathaniel ,Kain and everyone else, but there’s not just the boys , it’s the girls as well: Katie, Keisha, Sophie and Bethany, they’ve all helped me.

I have never seen a school that have people who would accept us in such a wonder way like God would.    

Thank you St. Marys for giving me the strength  to move on in life and make me change into a wonderful person.

 

Ryan - We all gather here today to celebrate our memories at St Mary’s. This school has helped me learn things I never thought I would come to know. I’d like to thank all my school friends and staff for all the support they have given me and all the good times a have had with my friends. I’ve had some great memories with them. A couple of these are when I was on the 3G swing at Kingswood with Jack, or when I was at the Youth village with Jack, Nathan and Logan playing football. My best friends where Jack, Nathan, Logan, Lee, Sophie, Keisha, Katie, and Thomas they were all really good friends. I am pleased they made me feel like I have always been a member of St Marys and I look forward to more adventures with them at St Bedes.

 

Kain - I’ve had loads and loads of adventures in this school so many I can’t even remember them all but even though I cried when I came all because I didn’t want to stay. I’ve grown to the point where I’m going to miss this school when I leave because I’m going to miss every teacher, dinner nannies, staff and mostly my friends because there is only one friend that is joining me in my journey through secondary its Mitchel. He was my first friend I met here and that was seven years ago in reception.

So I can’t really remember what happened but because of it our friendship lasted for a long, long time and we are still friends today but even though he’s still going to see me I’m going to miss all my friends of St. Marys and even though I know loads of people from my next school I think I’ll fit in and make new friends.

Especially my mam who sent me here and miss Johnson who taught me how to play football and that I could get outside more and be more sporty. Eventually I got chosen for my school football team vs. Greenland but even though we didn’t score a single goal and jack scored an own goal I had the most fun I’ve ever had in school. Mr Boyle has always believed in me and always cheered me up in tough times. I want to say two words to everyone ‘Thank you

I’ve had loads and loads of adventures in this school so many I can’t even remember them all but even though I cried when I came all because I didn’t want to stay. I’ve grown to the point where I’m going to miss this school when I leave because I’m going to miss every teacher, dinner nannies, staff and mostly my friends because there is only one friend that is joining me in my journey through secondary its Mitchel. He was my first friend I met here and that was seven years ago in reception.

So I can’t really remember what happened but because of it our friendship lasted for a long, long time and we are still friends today but even though he’s still going to see me I’m going to miss all my friends of St. Marys and even though I know loads of people from my next school I think I’ll fit in and make new friends.

Especially my mam who sent me here and miss Johnson who taught me how to play football and that I could get outside more and be more sporty. Eventually I got chosen for my school football team vs. Greenland but even though we didn’t score a single goal and jack scored an own goal I had the most fun I’ve ever had in school. Mr Boyle has always believed in me and always cheered me up in tough times. I want to say two words to everyone ‘Thank you'

 

Keisha - I would like to thank all the teachers that have supported me through my journey at St Marys. This school has been truly amazing from the day I came here to the day left. It changed my life completely. I would like to thank my parents for everything they’ve done for me. My buddies Amy Leigh because she was kind and loyal and always sticking by my side I hope you grow up to be as friendly and caring as you are today. I remember going to Kingswood all three years when Mrs Fernadez went on the zip wire and bumped her bottom as she left the tower and when she was on the 3G swing she screamed but also laughed. To start with my friends have been a big help I knew I could tell them anything and everything, they were a big support to me and they’re a friend that everyone needs. I have been in Mr Boyle’s class for two years now and he has been with me in sad and happy times. He’s made me laugh and I’m sure everyone else agrees with me. I would also like to mention Mrs Clarke who loves the girly gossip and she was always by my side. Miss Tully thank you for all the amazing dinner you have made while I have been here.  Mrs Johnson for been the best PE teacher you have been so friendly and I don’t know what I would have done without you.

 

James - Thank you to the teachers who have supported  me since I started  school they have looked after me and helped me with my work I have really enjoyed PE and reading my good friends are Joshua and Thomas and I am going to ST BEDES  with them MIS Johnson has been kind to me and I always enjoyed the Runathon and sports day .

 

Logan - I would like to say a thank you to every one that has helped me in my journey throughout this school. This school has been a great thing In my life and I will miss it a lot. Some people will miss us but I hope that we will be a responsible figure in the eyes of the new intake. I think my favourite memory would be when we went to Kingswood  and I did the 3G swing with Lee. My friend’s will stay with me forever  but my friend’s in other classes will not but I wish they have a blast in this school. I thank everyone that has helped me through ups and downs and helped me with my injuries and getting me back up. I have so many memories that I just can’t keep with me as there will be new opportunities but I will try my best to keep them with me as I move forward in life. I have had so many great times in this school and feel like this was my  second home. When I came in I thought that I would never to make friends as I was different from everyone else but they gave me the opportunity to make friends.  I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone when we move up and our families support us. I would like to say a thank you to all of the staff including: Mrs Johnson, Mrs Griffiths, Mrs Sands, Mrs Newstead, Mr Boyle, Mrs Corbet and loads more.   

 

Mitchel - From my adventures in this school I’m going to miss this place so much. All my memories are here. Most of all I’m going to miss my friends so much, they are going to a different school than me but I will be with my friend Kain. He was the first friend I met, if I got knocked down he would help me back up. Nathan, Nathan was a funny friend he helped me through the hard times he cheered me up if I was feeling down all my friends were the same I can’t believe we have come such a long way to be leaving this wonderful place. I will miss all of the teacher’s. Miss Johnson made me believe in myself that I will go a long way in my life through secondary. When I was in reception I didn’t want to stay I was shy I didn’t know anyone at all I did cry because I was little and I didn’t want to leave my mother until I met Kain we always played with the toys we had lots of good times together it was a good time in this school. I will always remember everyone from this school

 

Lee - I would like to thank Mr Boyle for putting up with me for 2 years also I would like to thank Mrs Johnson for helping me for 7 years. I hope that everyone moves up and is welcomed in to their new classes I hope that all of the teachers settle in their new classes with new children. Our school has grown more than the sea. I would like to thank all of the other teachers for helping me when I needed it the most you are all very good at what you do. I have so many memory from when we were little Mr Boyle wanted me gone because I talked to much well not gone gone but just away for I day or two he is the one to thank the most   Thank you so much for supporting me threw all of my years thank you so much for doing all of those wonderful things for me. I can remember when we all went to beamish it was so fun because we saw a lot of things we’ve never seen , I can also when we went to Kingswood and Nathaniel thought there was something under my bed he was screaming at me to have a look he was so silly it was my pants also he saw his pants on the floor an got really scared and hid under the his covers thank you miss Johnson for taking us their if it was not for you we would not be able to have so much fun I’m not going to menschen any more people  because by a chance I will forget someone even thou it would be very hard because you are all so amazing and you always make me laugh thank you so much I will miss every single person the thing I like about you is your all different you all act different there is a lot more but that’s just one of them thank you all so much you are all the most wonderful people.

 

Thomas - I would like to thank all of the teachers that supported me through my seven years at primary school. First of all thank you to Mrs Priestley for helping me start my primary school journey, I really enjoyed my visit to Beamish. I remember in class 1 when we went to Hall Hill Farm and I enjoyed looking at all the animals.

 Next Mrs Soutar who was a great teacher and helped me a lot.

Mr Boyle, my boss, I would like to say thank you for helping me through my hard times and SATS.

I remember in class 1 when we went to Hall Hill Farm and I enjoyed looking at all the animals.

Mrs Johnson helped me with my PE . I remember at Kingswood when I reached the top of the Leap of Faith with Katie …we were the only ones who did it.

I would like to mention Miss Sands who helped me through good and bad times. I really enjoyed the writing days.

I will remember the memories from St. Marys and I will make more happy memories when I go to St. Bedes.

 

Bethany - I have not been here long but I have made many wonderful and marvellous memories, I remember my first day everyone was dressed as Super Heroes….I thought this school will be fine for me!    I would   like to thank all the staff who have encouraged me throughout my time here and supported me through good times and bad.

 My biggest thanks are to Mrs Johnson and miss sands because they have always stood by me and been kind to me. I am very greatfull for all the help and support and help that my friends have given to me throughout my time here.

One of my best memories is when we were at king’s wood and Mrs Fernandez wouldn’t stop singing; she wore Katie’s high heels and she did a posh accent.

And that time when I was riding the quads and splashed the instructor with mud because I went to quick, and that time when I went on the 3G swing and I had to pull the trigger. My favourite   school event was the Runation because I played an important role and that came with response ability. I also enjoyed sports day well.

A Special Award
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Today Thomas received a special award for his dedication. He has joined many sporting after school clubs but more importantly he has never quit any of the clubs. Thomas has always seen things through to the end and never given up. An inspiration to us all - great effort Thomas.
Year 6 Assembly
Year 6 Leavers Trip
Year 6 Leavers Mass
Sports Day - Rain Affected
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Writing Day
Today we had loads of fun completing chocolate based writing tasks. We designed dastardly sweets and delicious chocolate bars.
Embrace 2016 - Emmaus Youth Village
Runathon 2016
Well done to those who completed the Runathon this year. There was a great atmosphere and loads of support for the runners from their friends. There were some close finishes in all the races with a couple of professional dips to cross the line.
Something Strange 5
Fantastic news - school has been given the all clear by the AICY paranormal investigations department of the FBI. Despite much evidence there is no alien presence in St Marys.
Something Strange 4
It just gets stranger and stranger. We came in to school to be faced with strange markings on the floor. when we followed they led from the ceiling in Class 5, down the corridor and out through the skylight. We had to take fingerprints but as we went back found some really strange ones.
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There were some bizarre sights noted around school this morning. Agent Carter is on the case.
Something Strange 2
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Even stranger as Miss Sands opened the school email to find a letter from the FBI. They received information, via a secret source, of a photograph showing a strange object floating above the school. Agent Carter from the FBI is coming to speak to Miss Sands. 
Something Strange
Today was not like a normal Monday. We came into school to find out Mrs Soutar and Miss Sands had been called into school at 3am and 5am with the alarms going off. We went out to investigate and found a lot of clues. The aerial was snapped off the roof, a birdhouse knocked from the tree, a branch snapped from a tree, three scrape marks in the grass, strange handprints and one of the drains had been dislodged. Very strange indeed!!! 
Portrait of a Continent Project
Today Jack and Katie were fortunate enough to take part in a photo shoot. They will be featured in an exhibition at the Gala Theatre in Durham showing children from all over Europe. They were chosen to be the 'Face of the UK'. Well done Jack and Katie. 
Lumiere Litre of Light
Magical Writing Day
It was magic and mystery at St Marys today. The children wrote on a magical theme in the morning, reporting on Quidditch matches, the care of magical beasts and an escape from the Death Eaters. In the afternoon they worked on a carousel of magical activities.
ISA Award Ceremony
Today we were awarded the ISA Award for our International Schools work. It was a great day and Jack and Katie were stars when giving their speech to 300 guests. We were very proud of the way they conducted themsleves and were given preferential treatment - sitting in the front row with the dignitaries.
Sri Lankan Visitors 2015
Today we welcomed some very special visitors all the way from Sri Lanka - Pushpa, Manori, Muditha and Sriya. They worked with us in class telling us all about Sri Lanka. We got to listen to traditional tales and make animals and Vesak lanterns.
Beamish Trip As Evacuees
Today Class 5 were evacuees for the day. We started with a hearty breakfast of SPAM and travelled down to Beamish. We had to earn our places by working hard on the farm. We got to try out drill sessions for the Home Guard protecting Britain from the German invasion.
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