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We aim to provide a rich, meaningful learning environment with high quality teaching where every child is given the opportunity to develop independent learning skills through a curriculum based on first hand experience and enquiry. The focus in the classroom is on challenge, engagement, enjoyment and achievement. There is a strong pastoral structure and Christian ethos which creates a caring, secure environment where everyone is valued as an individual. We value the partnership which exists between the school, the church, the parents and the community... read more

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Fire Engine Visit to Reception

Last week the reception children were very lucky to receive a visit from the local fire crew and their engine.  The children have been learning about fire as part of their Storyland Topic focus on Dragons.  They thoroughly enjoyed the visit, climbing inside the cab, looking at all the equipment and asking some very inquisitive [...]

Queen of Storyland Comes to Visit Reception

On Tuesday 14th January, the Reception children had a very exciting visit from the Queen of Storyland!  She had come to visit them after receiving letters from them, telling her they had found her lost castle keys.  The queen was so impressed she came to collect the keys herself.  In preparation for her visit, the [...]

Year 6 Space Topic

Year 6 have ’launched’ their new topic with great excitement. The children arrived at school on the first day of term to find they were to be responsible for designing and launching a rocket. With only bottles, paper, hose pipe, tubing and sticky tape, the children began to design, re-design and construct their elaborate and imaginative creations. Then [...]

Fire Engine Visit to Reception

Last week the reception children were very lucky to receive a visit from the local fire crew and their engine.  The children have been learning about fire as part of their Storyland Topic focus on Dragons.  They thoroughly enjoyed the visit, climbing inside the cab, looking at all the equipment and asking some very inquisitive questions.  Back in class we have turned our role-play area into a Fire Station and even built our very own fire engine.

Dunmow Fire Engine

Trying on the helmet

Asking the fire crew questions

Mrs Williams trying on the uniform

 

Queen of Storyland Comes to Visit Reception

On Tuesday 14th January, the Reception children had a very exciting visit from the Queen of Storyland!  She had come to visit them after receiving letters from them, telling her they had found her lost castle keys.  The queen was so impressed she came to collect the keys herself.  In preparation for her visit, the children made special crowns, jam tarts, practised their manners and how to bow.

They loved meeting her and she asked them help her solve a problem for her friends the Billy Goats Gruff, which they are presently working on!

Year 6 Space Topic

Year 6 have ’launched’ their new topic with great excitement. The children arrived at school on the first day of term to find they were to be responsible for designing and launching a rocket. With only bottles, paper, hose pipe, tubing and sticky tape, the children began to design, re-design and construct their elaborate and imaginative creations.

Then came the opportunity to try them out. The children set up a safe trial zone and each rocket and launcher were put to the test. Many of the rockets did take off; some flew further than others.

 

Our adventures have continued with a trip to the Science Museum. We watched an informative 3D film about life on the International Space Station, visited the Space Gallery and had the chance to investigate and play with science in The Launch Pad exhibition.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the visit and it has led to some very detailed and interesting writing about living in space.

 

 

Reception nativity play – The Sleepy Shepherd

 

 

 

 

 

The Reception children concluded their ‘Celebrations topic’ with their Christmas nativity play ‘The sleepy shepherd’. This was very successful and thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended the performance on Thursday 12th December.

 

Well done to our youngest children who have made a fantastic start this year.

Cake sale for Children in need

Girls from Year 6 decided to organise a cake sale to raise money for ‘Children in need’ . They made and then sold over 100 cupcakes and raised an amazing £18.15!

November Newsletter

November 2013 Sports Newsletter

Take Over Day

Have you ever felt like you could run the school? Well now here is your chance!

Takeover Day is returning to Dunmow St Mary’s on Friday 22nd November and all children in Key Stage 2 will be given the opportunity to apply for the role of:

Mrs Griffths (Head-Teacher),

Miss Parker (Year 6 Teacher)

Mrs Mohan (School Catering Manager)

Mrs Horrocks (School Business Manager).

Last year DSM Takeover day was a huge success and we are very excited about the event this year. Children will have to think really hard about their skills and the qualities that will make them the best person for the job and then do their best to impress through the Takeover application form.

As the days falls within National anti-bullying week, we will also be putting together a Take-Over committee of children to tackle the issue of bullying.

Children can ask their teacher for an application form, they must be handed in to your class teacher or Miss Sabharwal by Wednesday 20th November. The five lucky children will be announced in assembly on Thursday 21st November, good luck everyone!