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Girls Football Winners

On Thursday, our girl’s football team travelled to Mylnhurst School to play in a 5-a-side football tournament against Mylnhurst, St Thomas of Canterbury, Immaculate Conception and St Wilfrid's. They put together some very exciting moves and produced some fantastic football. The games were all very close but the team managed to win them all and came first in the tournament. All the teams were treated to some football skills by ex-Sheffield Schools’ boy Jack Downs.

Well done to all the teams and a big thank you to Mylnhurst for being fantastic hosts.

Cannon Hall Farm Visit

On Thursday Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 went on an educational visit to Cannon Hall Farm. The sun shone and the children were excited about having a full day to explore. They saw sheep racing, ferret racing, and rare breeds in the new farm buildings. They also saw a milking parlour and a milking demonstration. Other attractions included a wonderful reptile house where leaf cutter ants, turtles, chameleons and an enormous Python were just some of the exotic creatures they identified. And of course the fabulous outdoor play area was hugely popular with all the children.
Thank you to all the staff and volunteers who supported the visit. Well done to all the children too, who behaved so well.

Sports Leaders Inspired!

Our Year 5 sports leaders went to an educational event, which was arranged by Sheffield United Community Foundation on Wednesday this week at Bramall Lane as part of the Premier League Primary Stars.
The children took part in various activities during the day based around football, from changing the football rules, drawing their own referee to picking a football team of superheroes.
They also had a guided tour of the ground, which they found very interesting.
The highlight of the day was meeting Dan Freedman, who now writes football based stories for kids focusing on the life and times of Jamie Johnson, a 13-year-old following his dreams of playing professional football. Dan was a press journalist for England in his previous role and was able to recount his journey and how determination has helped him in his career.
Dan’s personal story of resilience and drive to fulfil his dreams motivated our children and they came back to school very inspired with a signed book by the author.

Holy Week Liturgies

We wish all of our families a very happy and holy Easter.

Our term has come to an end, marked by some very moving Holy Week liturgies, led by different classes. These have given our children a very clear picture of events leading up to Jesus dying on the cross, to save us from our sins, before being laid in the tomb.  

Please take the opportunity to help your children continue to experience the special liturgies thereafter in your own parishes, including the special celebration of Easter, at the Easter vigil or on Easter Sunday where they will hear about the Resurrection. We will be reminding them about this great event when we return after the holidays.

CAFOD Fast Day

Thanks to all of you who volunteered to take part in our Lenten Fast Day lunch last Friday to support Cafod's work in combating malnutrition in Zimbabwe. We hope you enjoyed the soup! Well done to all the children and staff who chopped all the vegetables this morning.  If you haven’t paid already, please pay via our online payment system or send £2 to the school office on Monday. Over 100 meals of Soup were served – a magnificent total- giving us over £300 to donate to CAFOD. Our donations will be matched by the UK Government. This means that we have raised £600 making double the difference!

French Language Week

 
Children at St Marie's celebrated French Languages Day on Wednesday this week. Many fun activities took place during the French lessons, including parachute games and other outdoor games to help Y3 learn some new colours. 
 
Other classes enjoyed playing games using their language skills during their lessons. Year 6 are preparing for a fashion show after Easter, so they practised their vocabulary and phrases by playing Lotto. Year 5 also played Lotto and proved they really know the French words for sports and pastimes. A game of Heads up Thumbs Down went down well, with the children having to use french words to guess who had chosen them.  'Chinese Whispers' in French went down well, especially when the children were told there would be prizes for the best team effort! 
 
Well done everyone who took part on Wednesday.
 
See the photo gallery below.
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