Welcome to Google Classrooms

From Monday, children will be accessing Google Classroom to complete their online learning. Please read the documents below for guidance and instructions on how to access the virtual platform. Children are already familiar with how to log on and view weekly learning timetables and assigned work. We are excited to see what the children produce.

Southam & District Lions Poetry Competition winners 2020

St Mary’s was delighted to be invited to take part in the Southam & District Lions Poetry Competition again this year and thrilled to have so many winners! Pupils created thoughtful, compelling and humorous poetry on themes such as winter, chocolate and nature. We were joined for an assembly by representatives of Southam Lions, and treated to a live performance of the winning poems by the poets themselves. The school was also delighted to win an overall prize of £200 – hurrah!

The Blessing of the Bambinelli

This Advent time, all children at St Mary’s took part in the beautiful Italian tradition of the Blessing of the Bambinelli. St John Paul II began this tradition early on in his papacy, when he invited the children of Rome to join him in St Peter’s Square on the Third Sunday of Advent during his Angelus address. He asked the children to bring the little statues of the baby Jesus from their Nativity scenes at home, and he blessed the figurines.

Here at St Mary’s, all children created their own figurine of the baby Jesus in school. We used natural materials such as wood, clay, hay and straw. Then, we took the Bambinelli to Mass during the Third Week of Advent and Father Arul blessed each and every one. Children took the Blessed Bambinelli home, and the Baby Jesus’ arrival in the Nativity scene was made even more special.