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Open Morning 27th September 2017

 

  • Yet again another great open morning. Was great to see the areas of work being covered and to see where my child was in his learning. This gave me an insight in to how I can help at home.
  • Fantastic morning. Always enjoy being able to see my child at school and being made to feel welcome.
  • It was really lovely to see the children in school and meet new faces and friends. Thank you
  • It was lovely to actually see where my Granddaughter went everyday as I've heard so much about it all!
  • Seeing Year 4 was brilliant, doing the maths. It was fab to see the work they do and on what level.
  • Excellent, thanks for having us.
  • Really enjoyed spending time with my son in class. Thank you.
  • Lovely opportunity to see the children creating skeletons. Great chance for Mum to relive her childhood!

 

Art open morning following Art week 22nd-26th May 2017

 

  • Excellent, very good
  • Excellent art work
  • Amazing art, the children should be very proud
  • SUPERB!
  • Amazing art work
  • Fab work from all the children, well done!
  • Lovely to see all the fabulous art! well done
  • Fantastic work. How lovely to be invited into school to see our children's work
  • Amazing exhibition. Well done everyone!
  • What an amazing display of everyone's creativity!! Big well done to all!!
  • Super art children, how fantastic to see it!
  • It has been super looking at all the incredibly talented artists here at St. Mary's. Some really good works of art. The children have clearly put loads of effort into their work.
  • Excellent work!! Some very talented children. Very beautiful art!
  • A very interesting exhibition of art work showing creativity and potential
  • Lovely examples of art work by all. Particularly enjoyed the Foundation class and the descriptions of their work
  • Excellent art work from every class
  • Really proud of the amazing gifts and talents that have been shown today
  • Lovely examples of work displayed. very talented children. Super creative and imaginative.
  • Lovely to see the children's art work and to be able to see other classes, not just my own.

Whole school Open Morning 21st September 2016

 

  • ​What a fab teacher Mrs Kenny was today, very engaging and it was a pleasure to spend the morning with her and my son.
  • Great thanks to Miss Baines and Miss Brocklehurst as they're doing a great job with the all the children and are very engaged and helpful. Really enjoyed my time this morning and I'm sure my son will love his time at St. Mary's in coming years.
  • I really enjoyed the morning with my daughter in Year 6......although I found out that my A-level English is useless when trying to help with Year 6 English!
  • Really enjoyed the open morning today, loved spending time with my son in class and getting to know what they do. Miss Baines and Miss Brocklehurst are fab! Thank you very much 
  • I always really look forward to open morning, it's a great opportunity to see exactly what and how the children are learning. Also how great they are all doing! I was so impressed with how much my daughter has come on and super proud when people are commenting on how beautiful her hand writing is. Mrs Kenny is obviously doing a great job and I just love our little school. I should also mention I particularly enjoyed Mrs Hovells & Tricky Trevs phonics session. Very informative and I got a sticker!
  • Year 3 - I was really impressed with Mrs Annable's lesson today. It was both amusing and informative. She had the children engaged from start to finish and it was fascinating to see how much they were learning whilst laughing! I really appreciate the St. Mary's open mornings as it gives me an opportunity to see how well my daughter has settled into her new class. It is fair to say she loves it!!
  • Really enjoyed today's open morning and loved spending time between Foundation and Year 3.  Really impressed with how my son's are being taught by Mrs Annable, Miss Baines and Miss Brocklehurst. Thank you for inviting us in!
  • Great morning spent in Year 1 with my son and Miss Edwards, the children seem really settled already and enjoy her teaching. Also everyone was really relaxed about my daughter being there which is also much appreciated. Thank you
  • Year 6 open day was great. I saw Miss Thomas deliver an English lesson. The learning environment was busy and productive. I loved the actions and sounds that were put to words to help the kids remember the meanings and I will definitely practice these with my son as it will really help him. Mrs Gillway was great too and the kids really soak up her enthusiasm. A great year 6 team!
  • I thoroughly enjoyed spending the morning with year 2 and Mrs Kenny/Hovell. It was interesting to see what they are learning in both maths and phonics and how they are being taught (small things have changed since I was at school) I think I can help my daughter a lot more now at home after seeing this for myself. I also like the little songs, rhymes and funny ways of saying words; these were well remembered by the children & you could see how much they enjoyed what they were doing. The reward system is great too, the children were all keen to get a tick next to their names on the board for good behaviour. Thanks for having us.
  • I really enjoyed the open morning. It was lovely to see what the children are doing in class and also how things are taught so I know how to help with homework. Mrs Kenny & Mrs Hovell were absolutely fantastic, they made it fun so every child was interested and wanting to learn. Fantastic! Thank you so much
  • Fab!! Miss Baines and Miss Brocklehurst were brilliant and how the managed to keep that many 4&5 year olds focussed was beyond me. Kids clearly feel happy and safe.

 

Year 3 and Year 4 - Rivers Project comments 1st March 2016

 

  • Lovely display, really interesting
  • Excellent display done by all, very colourful and eye-catching. Well done Y3 and Y4
  • Lovely work. Each display very different. Well done everyone.
  • It is clear that everyone has worked really hard.
  • What wonderful displays! Well done Y3 and Y4.
  • Very talented kids!
  • Excellent work, well done Y3 and Y4

Year 2 , Year 5 and Year 6 Open Morning 4/2/2016

  • Just taken part in Miss Thomas' SPAG session. Excellent teaching covering all 3 learning styles. I only wish I had a teacher like this when I was at school. Keep up the excellent work
  • Very good teaching style. All the children interact well
  • Fantastic opportunity to see the children at work. Excellent teaching methods which the children clearly enjoy. Keep up the good work.
  • Great to meet Miss Thomas and see how she involves the children. She did make me feel a bit daft! (but English was never my strength!)
  • Kids really respond well to her teaching style and it looks fun too.
  • Very enjoyable. Class very interactive and a nice relaxed learning environment.
  • Very impressed with the session content. Child participation and focus, classroom management all very impressive.
  • BRILLIANT - engaging and exciting teaching. Excited for the remainder of Year 6!
  • Great to be invited into school again to work and listen alongside my children and see the classroom enjoying their lesson.
  • Really nice atmosphere all around the school as usual. Big thanks to all teachers, TA's and helpers for all you do.
  • Very impressed with both new teachers in year 2 and year 5. Lots of energy and reinforced learning.
  • Very interesting lesson. We all enjoyed it.
  • First impression was very good. Seems to have great control and attention of the class. Seems very friendly and nice.
  • Enjoyed getting a little glimpse of what the children do in class.
  • Y6 - impressive, innovative connecting teaching!
  • Really enjoyed the lesson with Y6 as usual. Keep up the good work smiley
  • Was nice to see my child working well on her maths and was great to see a strong method to suit the children.
  • It was nice to come in to class to see my child work in class and how she is doing with her work.
  • It was lovely to see how the children learn in class as it helps us to understand when we are supporting homework. It was also helpful to see the teaching style of Mrs Kenny so that conversations at home make more sense, for example the house points system in relation to the blue plate.
  • My child is really enjoying her time in Year 2. She is loving the starter tasks every morning and having witnessed this today I can see what a fantastic tool it is to get all the children focused. I would like to see my child reading more during the school day as it is only documented once a week normally.
  • A very good insight into modern teaching, very impressed! Thank you
  • Was nice to see a different style of teaching and the children engaging in this, but also listening mainly to my child when she comes home and tells me all the different things she is now learning and the different styles. It is good to see the approaches her teacher is taking and that she is absorbing this teaching method, as it is fun. Example, singing the maths song.
  • Great to see an insight into the school routine. The children were all focused and enjoying the activity. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Y2
  • Lovely to see the children in their classroom and their interactions with the teacher.
  • I was really impressed, not only with the learning taking place but the enthusiasm of the children in response to the teacher. The behaviour of the children was exceptional.
  • Was lovely to see how the children are taught. Loved the interactive style of Mrs Kenny's teaching and how she was with the children.
  • A very interesting Literacy lesson. I can't remember doing half of that at my Primary School!!
  • It was great to see the things the children were working on and some of the techniques to use at home.
  • Excellent insight to lessons, really enjoyed it and thanks for the invite.
  • Great to see how the children are progressing in class and how they work so hard. Lovely to see how they have settled with Mrs Kenny, Thanks for the invite.

 

 

 

Year 3 and 4

 

The Stone Age

22.10.15

 

  • Lovely to see all the hard work.
  • All the children have worked so hard.
  • Brilliant! you can see that the children all worked very hard on their projects and should be very proud.
  • Some really great Stone Age presentations - well done everyone.
  • Interesting to see the different ways the children have presented their work - they're all great ideas.
  • The Stone Age work is very impressive. A lot of work has gone into it. Thank you for sharing with us.
  • An awful amount of effort has gone into the Stone Age projects. The children should be really proud.
  • Lovely work by year 3 and year 4. A really interesting subject for them all. They have done excellent.
  • Fantastic work - all brilliant - well done!
  • The children have worked really hard - well done
  • Really well done, such amazing work and effort by all.
  • Fantastic work. All the children and teachers have done a fab job. Some brilliant ideas.

Open morning 23rd September 2015

 

  • Brilliant morning, should do more often.
  • Great to be involved in the children's activities.
  • Really nice to see my child having a good time.
  • Lovely to see my son in school. Thank you for the invite.
  • Lovely to interact with the children and see them enjoying themselves, thoroughly enjoyed the whole morning.
  • It's nice to see the children at work during the school day. Thanks!
  • Fantastic morning, loved spending time with my son, thank you.
  • Entertaining morning, nice to see the children enjoying school.
  • Fabulous morning, really enjoyed it. The bread tasting was a great idea!
  • Lovely to be given the opportunity to see what happens in both my sons classes. Thank you
  • Think my son loves the fact he can show me what he does day to day, helps them feel more grown up and individual.
  • Great morning, was lovely to get a little insight to what the children do in class.
  • Great morning, really enjoyed watching the children in class. They were all very good.
  • Lovely morning, thank you Year 4. Was lovely to see the children at group time taking part.
  • A lovely opportunity to meet Mr Johnston and work with my child in class.
  • Good to see positive interaction between teachers and pupils.
  • A wonderful morning with the children. It's nice to see how they all get on and know what to do. My daughter really enjoys Mr Johnston's class and I can see why. Thank you.
  • Brilliant morning, lovely seeing how teachers interact with pupils.
  • Lovely to be included and see how our grand children are doing at school.
  • Lovely to see what happens in class and how my daughter is doing in school. Teachers did a wonderful job of keeping the class engaged.
  • Great morning, lovely to see what they do in school and how the class interacts. My daughters really enjoy Mr Johnston's class.
  • Really enjoy the open mornings, fabulous to see the teachers and children and how they work. Would love to see this more often, thank you.
  • Very nice to see the children working and enjoying themselves. Well done to the teaching staff for organising it.
  • Lovely to see the children working in their environment. Well done for organising a lovely morning.
  • A lovely opportunity to be part of our children's school life.
  • It is lovely to see all the children in their daily environment. They are all well behaved and the teacher makes it fun for them.
  • Nice structured day, enjoyed watching my child and how much they have improved.
  • A fantastic, dynamic in school. Fantastic teachers and wonderful attitudes. Looking forward to the Christmas plays!
  • I have been into Year 2 and year 4 this morning and it was very nice to spend some time with them and work along side them. Both classes very different but getting the message over.
  • I think the opportunity to come into school is wonderful. It has been a pleasure watching the children work and create their own ideas, working together and enjoying the activities. Mrs Di Martino tries to ensure the children think for themselves. A very engaging session for both the children and the parents!
  • Had a lovely morning watching what the children do and very happy with what we saw. Lovely school and great teachers.
  • It was very enjoyable to watch the children in their classroom environment. The lesson taught was very interesting. The children engaged in what was being taught and the participation was good. I also learnt things I didn't know.
  • I really enjoyed myself, bit messy though. Can we do science next time please? Don't forget my house point (Portland)
  • Really enjoyed this morning. Some great activities in year 5. Thank you!
  • I really enjoyed coming in today. It was fantastic to have the opportunity to get involved in the activity. Very enjoyable. Thank you.
  • Lovely morning, great to watch the children engage in what they are doing and having fun at the same time. Thank you.
  • Thank you for letting us join in our children's learning experience. Always enjoyable and welcoming. Teachers and staff amazing as ever.
  • Fantastic morning with our kids. Thank you!
  • Enjoyed seeing the children participate in group time. They all listened and joined in really well.
  • Fantastic morning -thanks for letting us visit.
  • Had a very enjoyable morning. Mrs Brudzinski and Mrs Hovell are fantastic teachers and make it enjoyable for all the children.
  • Fantastic morning and fantastic teachers!
  • Lovely to see the children listen and share their work. Great atmosphere and massive thank you to Mrs Brudzinski and Mrs Hovell for all your hard work, all the children look up to you both!!
  • Impressed with what we saw and it has been good to see how our son has settled in.
  • I really enjoyed this morning it was good to see what my daughter does in class.
  • It has been lovely to see the classroom and put faces to the other children my son has been talking about.
  • Great morning, lovely to see what our child is doing and meet the staff. very welcoming.
  • Lovely to meet Mrs Hancock.
  • Had a wonderful morning. Loved being able to spend time with both my children in year 1 and year 3. The work seemed appropriate and all the children seemed to be enjoying themselves and were engaged in their activities. Would like to do this again.
  • It was nice to see my son in his school environment. Very impressed with the classroom activities. Loved the sensory room, overall a great impression. Thank you for inviting us.
  • Lovely morning, enjoyed seeing what the children get up to. Very impressed with the way that after 2 weeks at school how well Foundation sit, listen and participate in activities. Mrs Clarke is very engaging.
  • Impressed with the classroom layout, very informative and bright.
  • Year 4, enjoyable lesson about Christianity, symbols etc. Children were very engaged and had lots of understanding and ideas when doing their worksheets. Gave me a good impression of the class and the teaching was excellent.

 

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