Welcome to St Mary’s Blog!

welcomeAs you will know, we now have blogs set up for each class for children to showcase their learning and also use as a learning tool both inside and outside of school. Our blog will be used to bring you news, we have lots to share about life and learning at St Mary’s Horwich.

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Our stars

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KS1 Stars of the week

Maisie – Jane – for being brave and not giving up.

Georgia – Fantastic manners at  all times.

Amelia – getting on and not fussing.

Leading learners

Jessica – supporting her friend during a swimming lesson.

Alex – Maths work on 3D shapes.

Lucas – for having a fantastic week.

Adam – getting on and setting a good example.


KS2 Stars of the week

Faye – super English

Vincent – lovely manners when walking around school.

Shannon – positive attitude in her work and towards others.

Lois – fantastic maths and not giving up.

Leading Learners

James – helping others in the poetry assembly

Joseph R – good manners on the corridor.

Mia – helping others with their learning.

Piotr – helping others within the class.

Lucas was put forward for this award by another child for helping him with his fix it.

Well done to all the children who received awards this week.

KS2 Stars and Leading Learners

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Eva – Super work all week – Year 3

James M – Super Maths work – Year 3

Lauren – Being a good friend – Year 3

Jack T – Outstanding behaviour – Year 4

Zach – Excellent work in Big Write – Year 4

Imogen – Joining in lots this week – Year 5

Ellie – Extra learning at home – Year 5

Aaron – Good Maths work – Year 6

Viktor – Settling in well to St. Marys – Year 6

Reception Class Green Day October 2016

On October 7th 2016 we had our annual Green Day.  Reception class enjoyed a day packed with activities.  We learnt about road safety with Lollypop Linda & Julie. We did some outside learning with Mrs Jordan making art pictures using leaves. We did food tasting with Lynda from ASDA, learnt about safety of dogs with Mrs Crouch and planted potatoes in our outside planters.

Our Stars – Year5 – 16.9.16


What a wonderful start in year 5. We are all very impressed with the children’s behaviour, willingness to learn and how kind the children are to each other.

Stars of the week
Showing good behaviour at all times.

Leading Learners
Being wonderful role models and always ready to learn. Always joining in, encouraging others.

Star of the week
Excellent work in maths. Keep up the fantastic work.

Leading learner
Supporting others this week also setting a good example.
Well done to all the children a fantastic start.

Day 2 – Etaples Market and Berck Dur Mer

Well the children all had a good night’s sleep and had a hearty breakfast before setting off for a tough morning shopping at Etaples market. Lots of lovely presents have been purchased at the market for some very lucky relatives!
We had to have a change in the itinerary as we realised that our planned visit to Abbeville Market coincided with the start of the stage 6 of Le Tour De France from the town centre meaning we would probably not be able to get anywhere near the town! As a result of this, market day was changed to Tuesday and the Rue tour and Caves will be visited on Thursday.
After a packed lunch provided by the Chateau the children visited Berck Sur Mer and the sweet factory where all the children were able to make a lollipop in the shape of an animal. Some new species of animals have been discovered today! This was followed by some time on the beach to run off a bit of energy!
The weather today had not been as glorious an yesterday, cloudy with a little drizzle but nothing that would put us off our activities.
Tonight, the Chateau activity is the campfire activity so hopefully no complaints about being cold!

Pupil Chaplains

Dear Y5 pupils,
Adverts will be going out today for pupil chaplains. Please read the information provided and decide whether you would like to be considered for the post. Interviews will take place after half term.
Applicants must:
• Apply in writing to the Head Teacher saying what they would bring to the Catholic life of the school as a pupil/student chaplain.
• Prepare a 5-10 minute presentation to the selection panel.
• Attend an interview panel consisting of Father Jones, the Headteacher and the Chair of Governors
Please sign the form and return to school by Friday, 7th February.
Kind Regards
Mrs McKinlay

Brass and Percussion Concert

Yesterday, our very talented Key Stage 2 children showcased their musical skills in a concert for the whole school. It was a wonderful 30 minutes of music with children who have only begun lessons in September showing us what they can do, right through to our accomplished players in Year 6 who have been playing for three  years.

Well done to all, we are very proud of you!

Brass and Percussion Concert from Angela Richardson on Vimeo.