This week, St Marie's did themselves proud when they progressed all the way to the semi-finals of the Danone Football Cup at Sheffield Wednesday's training academy. The boys in the team had played 6 games in order to get to the semi's and only conceded 2 goals in that whole period. We are really proud of the team and I feel next time they can go all the way! Have a look at them in action in the photo gallery.
In order to improve standards in writing we have developed a set of non-negotiables to be used throughout the school. These are a clear set of guidelines which are used to ensure the children maintain the writing skills they have already developed as they progress towards mastering more complex writing objectives.
This is not a comprehensive list of writing objectives for each year group. The skills we have identified here are the ones children begin to lose as they focus on more complex writing objectives. We believe that if the children are already competent with the objectives we have identified as non-negotiables, they should apply these skills every time they complete a writing task. Please encourage your child to maintain standards set by these non-negotiables whenever they complete writing tasks at home.
In year 6 the children are expected to maintain the non-negotiables for all the previous year groups.
Everyone has loved ones – family members and friends - who have died. November is the month when Catholics show love for their loved ones by praying for their eternal rest. Why do we do this? Because God has revealed that our prayers help those who have died.
We love deceased loved ones by praying for their eternal rest. We show Christian love too by praying for others we have known, and for those with no one else to pray for them.
At St Marie’s, we are remembering in a variety of special ways. You will have seen the beautiful display of poppies in Our Lady’s garden. These poppies were created by our children in the past and were based on the display at the Tower of London in 2014. In this way we are honouring and remembering those who have died in wars, and we will be taking part in the two-minute silence next Friday as well.
During November children will be able to fill in a Remembrance Card with the names of loved ones who have died. They may wish to decorate this card as an act of special love. We will then display these cards on our special remembrance wall in school, so that all will be remembered. We will keep all of our loved ones in our prayers in school throughout November.
Let us renew our love this November for those who have died.
Each day, let us pray:
Eternal rest grant to them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.