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Followers of Jesus

Our year 6 pupils have been finding out how to follow Jesus. They wrote a letter pretending to be St Paul to convince people to become Christian.

What do you think of Miya’s and Leah’s work?


St Mary’s RC School,

Catholic Road,



Dear School Pupils of St Mary’s,

Do you want to learn how to be a Disciple? Would you like to make new beliefs? Would you like to be sure you’re going to heaven? If so, just do all these things.

If you want to be like the Disciples, you must heal the hurt. You obviously want to perform miracles like Jesus, but, you can learn about doctors and become one then you will definitely be healing, but if that’s too much, just pick someone up when they fall.

Surprisingly, you could write a letter (hand written) people will appreciate your hard work and normally take the time to read it. Writing a letter persuades people to become followers (put in the best miracles).

Interestingly if you’re brave, you can tell people from other places about the Holy family. Everywhere you go you should spread the good news like the Disciples.

Shockingly, hundreds of people are hungry and poor so can’t afford food, so you could give them leftovers, give them money or better yet, cook them a warm and healthy meal.

Lonely, poor people are almost everywhere so you could give them shelter or a blanket. Let them know that they aren’t alone. Let them know that God and Jesus are beside them.


There are a few things you could do to be a follower of Jesus, but you will need a lot of courage so just believe and you will be fine. Good luck.

Yours sincerely,


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St Mary’s RC School,

Catholic Road,



Dear Children,

Would you like to learn how to become a Disciple? Then say no more, this letter is for you, keep reading and you’ll find out on what being a Disciple is all about.

I understand that it may be hard to tell people the good news in person, the Disciples wrote letters! Not on your iphone/ipad/phone because the Disciples did not have them so do it old style by writing on a piece of paper and send it to someone.

If you feel that you stay inside most days then go to your nearest church, they are on Friday’s, but mostly Sunday’s. It’s nice because you can talk to God.

If you want to be nice, when you see people hurt, help them, comfort them and help them by getting a wet paper towel and put it on the place where they are hurt.

If someone (e.g mum and dad) you could be nice and get them some food. I’m not saying cook sausages over a stove etc, I’m talking about making them a sandwich or something like that.

If maybe your niece is ill, you could look after her, maybe give her medicine, tuck her in bed, read her a book etc. It’s really nice to look after people.

Thank you for reading and if you want to be extra good, you could always behave yourself.

Yours Truly,

Leah Stiff


As we have now entered such an important part of the Church’s year, we thought we would write a post to help us all remember what this special time is for. What should we remember.

As heard in the reading today, during Lent we should try to do extra things to follow in Jesus’ way.

1) Think about Jesus and his teachings.

2) Do something special to help others

3) Give up your bad habits and practice good ones

4) Pray – spend time talking to God.


Over this season of Lent, let us work together to follow Jesus.

Ash Wednesday

Today when some of our classes went into church, they received ashes on their forehead. As Father placed them on their heads he said, “Repent and believe the Good News.” We then answered, “Amen.” In school we have learnt that the gospels are ‘good news’ because in them we learn how to follow Jesus. If you follow Jesus you will become a better person – maybe even a saint if try really hard!

So today, let us pray that all of us remember that Jesus is our leader and guide; he will show us the way to act to become more holy.


Ash Wednesday Prayer
Walk with me this Lent, Jesus, as I fast and pray.
May the ashes remind me to follow your Way.



AT St Mary’s we recognise that e-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our Online Safety Policy.

e-Safety is taught to all pupils from nursery. Pupils are taught how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. In St Mary’s we strongly believe that pupils should be taught how to use technology safely and know how to report any problems they may have. Banning internet and technology will not help pupils instead we need to teach children how to use the internet safely.

Next week, beginning Monday 8th February, every class in the school will be completing a range of lessons on e-Safety to ensure all pupils understand how they can stay safe online. So keep looking on class dojo to see what your child is learning.  

However we recognise that, we can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents and guardians to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online. If you feel you would like more advice on this topic, please come to our e-Safety talk on Monday 8th February. During this sessions we will discuss the importance of e-Safety and ways to ensure your children are safe online.

Or if you are unable to make this session, there are numerous website available for tips and advice. Use the links below to help you.

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Say No to Bullying!

Today, as a school, we have been learning about what bullying behaviour is and how we can stop it. Our aim, as a school, is to have zero tolerance on bullying behaviour to make sure we are all happy to come to school every day.

Please, keep an eye on your child’s ClassStory to see what activities pupils have completed today. We will hopefully tweet and add more pictures on here when we get the chance.

This morning:

Keystage 2 pupils all joined together to sing ‘Hopeful’ by Bars and Melody to discuss the importance of staying hopeful that we can beat bullying together.

For more information have a look at one of the following website:

Pray for Paris

Pray for Paris

Many of the children came into school today upset about the recent events in Paris on Friday night. Therefore, as a school, we felt it was important that we honoured the two minute silence at 11am as a mark of respect.

Key stage 2 pupils watched a recent Newsround video about the event and discussed how the video made them feel. As a group, we then agreed to say a prayer tonight for all those who lost their lives in the event, and for all those who are missing their loved ones. We hope that they feel God’s love today and always.

We then sang ‘Shine, Jesus, Shine’ to remember that regardless of how dark the world may seem, God’s light is always shining for us to follow.

pray for paris

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 4:8


Welcome to St Mary’s R.C. Primary School First Blog!


So, in St Mary’s we are always keen to share all the wonderful and exciting things we get up to in school with you. Therefore, over the next year we will try to do this in new and exciting ways.

But first of all we are going to try and start this school blog. Hopefully we will be able to share the latest news and, hopefully, give you an insight into what is happening in school.

Please be patient as we are only just beginning with this.

If you can think of anything you would like included on this blog, please, let your child’s teacher or Miss Wilcox know.


Thank you very much for your patience.

Diolch yn fawr iawn!