May 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to Summer Term 2017, and hopefully it has all started well for you, as it has for us .

Firstly and importantly… Welcome to Mrs Kath Wells our new office administrator.  Kath has made a fantastic start at St Mary's and EVERYTHING she is encountering.  Its great to welcome you Kath and thank you for not being fazed!  Welcome to Noah & Hannah in FS1 too-our school family has expanded by 3.

We have put the NottsCC School term times on the inside pages-please note, it is likely that there will need to be further clarification from Governing body regarding 'regular' attendance and term time holidays following the recent supreme court ruling in the case of Isle of Wight v Platt.


St Mary's has taken part in a number of sporting events already this term; and have , win or lose, been real 'sporting heroes!' Well Done to all who have taken part in the following activities;

FOOTBALL Yr3/4 squad entered the John Radford trophy at MTFC coming a creditable 5th-only losing 2 games!

Dukeries League game v St Josephs saw the school team lose 3-1 to a very good St Josephs team who have gone through the season undefeated.

GIRLS FUTSAL Fantastic  performance saw the girls only concede 1 goal in the whole tournament just losing one game 1-0 to the eventual winners Forest View.

SPORTS HALL ATHLETICS Congratulations to our athletics who qualified to take part in the N&S District Finals at Newark Academy and with a very young squad performed brilliantly finishing 5th position out of 8

Next week is Y6 SATs week across the length & breadth of England.  We will be in particular calm mode here at St Mary's because we know that no matter what, our pupils are ALL prepared to do their very best. We ask no more!


The opportunity has arisen for a mid-day supervisor to join our lovely school team.

If you are interested in applying for this important role, please contact Kath Wells our office administrator for an application pack.


Remember to clearly label any monies with your child's name and class and what its for i.e. Breakfast club, dinner money, afterschool club etc.



Tuesday 2 May         After School Club Starts

Friday 5 May            Y1/2 Tennis @ Caunton

8-12 May                 Y6 SATs

15-19 May               Y1 SATs

11 / 18 May             Y3/4 Kate Greenaway Award-visit from Dukeries Library

15-18 May              Y5/6 Residential visit to Robin Hoods Bay

23 May                     Boccia Tournament 1.30-3.00pm

25 May                    School Nurse drop in session 8.45am

26 May                    INSET day for staff.  On recording and progress reporting   to parents-NO children on this day please.

HALF TERM HOLIDAY returning back to school on Monday 5 June

5 June Photos -    details to follow

12-16 June            Y1 phonics screening week

23 June                 Sports event in the morning -weather permitting

26 June                  reserve sports event

30 June                  FS1 Sports event

17 July                   Y5/6 performances during this week

24 July Pm              Y6 leavers service

25 July                     Last day of school-returning to school on WEDNESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER


  • Football Samual Barlow cup Semi-final-TBC
  • Race for life at Sherwood Pines-all parents of class 2&3 pupils welcome to take part Wednesday 17 May 10-12pm
  • Pop lacrosse 4-5.30pm venue TBC