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A very busy week in Kindergarten, here are a few of our favourite photographs outside and in the gym hall.
Insulating ice cubes
our first full week back
Day 11 - A and B
Autumn by The Four Seasons
The children in Upper Kindergarten have been developing their fine motor skills using playdough.
Monday 6th September
Bang Goes The Borders
Tuesday 6th July 2021
Monday 5th July 2021
A busy week in Kindergarten
On Monday and Tuesday this week, Form 7 joined me for a two day camp.
Thursday 1st July
Thursday 1st July
Thursday 1st July
Tuesday 29th June 2021
Forms 3 and 4 enjoyed a lovely river walk this morning
Form 7 have been taking part in an eco camp.
Monday 28th June 2021
Form 4 had a truly fabulous day at Bowhill on Thursday.
A trip to the river to do some measuring
Wednesday 23rd June 2021
On Monday Forms 3 and headed off for a day camp at Spottiswoode
planting and aeroplanes
Monday 7th June 2021
Friday 4th June 2021
Maths and Science lessons
are delighted to have finished their assessments
lovely to be outside enjoying Wednesday afternoon activities.
Wednesday 2nd June 2021
Last Friday Pre-prep visited Harestanes
our entry to Keep Scotland Beautiful competition - Design a One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden 2021
There was great excitement this Monday as F7 prepared to have their first live link with Kunal and his pupils from the Monastic School, Janakpur, Nepal!
Here are the representatives of the St Mary’s eco committee.
pupils and staff raise money for India
Our 1st XI Cricketers set off for Mowden
Congrtulations to Forms 7 and 8 pupils
Form 1 have been learning about healthy eating.
On Thursday Form 2 went to Gunsgreen House in Eyemouth.
first outing of our litter monitors
Kindergarten enyoy a trip to the woods
Form 8 help with the garden project
Archie plays his tenor horn
Pre- prep children
The children in Kindergarten meet Miss Louise’s new baby bunny called ‘Honey’.
outdoor music lessons
Form 1 spent the morning taking a closer look at Australia
In Kindergarten, we have been mark making using the feathers that Archie’s granny brought into us.
Two incredibly rare caterpillars were spotted in the school grounds this afternoon.
Friday 23rd April 21
Mr Brydon prepares the cricket wicket
Continuing with our love of books in Kindergarten
Our Eco Garden is underway
fun with Mrs Bell at PE today.
Friday 16th April
with their friends in Kindergarten
Form 1 have been studying plants and different types of seed dispersal
hardening off their plants
Easter Greetings
Poppy Scotland
art news
Reception, Forms 1 and 2 had a wonderful time searching for eggs
Parachute fun in the sun on Thursday
happy to be back at school
new numbers and letters for Kindergarten
our younger children made posters to welcome older pupils back to school
Form 1 are happy to be together again
Flying dinosaurs
Tea Party play dough
Pre-Prep and Form 3 celebrated World Book Day with a tea party
pupils in Forms 3 - Kindergarten celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as their favourite characters
for World Book Day
happy to return to school
Form 1 look at parts of a plant
Oscar, Cooper and Ernie
Reception Class Maths lesson
Addition is fun
After Live PE, Pupils from F3-8 competed a Fitness Scavenger hunt. This received a great deal of positive feedback
Staff join Team South support Doddie
Hannah recently attended an art online course organised by The National Galleries of Scotland run by Aardman Animation.
remote Science lesson
Happy Half Term
Pre- Prep dress up
by Form 4 pupil
Middle school have been making superhero masks in their DT session
Some of the birds spotted by St. Mary’s pupils over the weekend
Great returns this week: balloon tennis, snakes and ladders fitness
remote learning and key worker children
Thursday 28th January
Form 6 have been drawing the water cycle from memory. Mrs Bell loves this super diagram from Reece
Form 1 enjoy a remote English lesson with Mrs Rawson
Monday 25th January
Though the project officially came to an end inAugust there was a small revival at Christmas time.
Fergus, Meisha and Matilda in top ten
Well done to PERCY this week who have been the Squad who had most evidence sent in, followed by Home, Scott and Douglas!
You will remember that in November we displayed poppies in our windows to help us look back and remember. A new year sees us looking forward
Well done to Scott who have been the Squad
Thursday 14th January
Microsoft Teams
This year as well as sending festive cheer in the cards that we write to our nearest and dearest we decided to send cards to local older people living in care homes.
This year we have packed 36 bags with treats ready for the St. Peter’s Foodbank to deliver out into the community.
our Carol Service with Sign Language
Reception class Nativity
Form Class Christmas Parties
A Santa visit, a Polar Express fun day with hot chocolate
As part of our Science topic; Light Form 2 designed and made their own lighthouses.
learning about the eye
Flower dissection
Continuing to develop our fine motor skills, the children in Kindergarten
Thursday 3rd December 2020
Merchiston offered us a super challenge to construct a prosthetic hand using card and string.
Through a connection that sprung from our annual science festival, Bang Goes The Borders, Alba Abad contacted us to ask if we would be interested in participating in a project that she has developed over the last few years.
Once again we would like to support the Foodbank in Galashiels over the festive period.
kindly run by the Friends of St. Mary's
St. Mary's are one of the four finalists in this year's RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards
As a revision exercise and an extension of their learning on sound waves, F8 planned and carried out an investigation to see if they could hear better with paper ears.
The children in Kindergarten enjoy high quality play opportunities in Wooplaw Wood each week
This week we received the lovely news that Grace in Form 3 is a runner up in this years “Tesco Bank Schools Art Competition” which is organised by the National Gallery.
2020 will be a year that is remembered for all sorts of reasons but it shouldn’t be the year that we forgot about Remembrance.
Diwali celebrations
Fun with Jo Wicks
our younger pupils remember
our virtual Remembrance Service
This week in kindergarten we have been talking about how to keep safe while creating our own bonfire and firework pictures
Pre-Prep enjoy a virtual bonfire party
Friday 30th October 2020
Following on from Mr Harvey’s assembly on Monday, Form 3 and 4 read ‘Have you filled a bucket today?’ by Carol McCloud.
Work has begun in the ‘Poppy Factory’ with Form 6 leading the way. We have the potential to make 180 poppies - they will look fabulous in different windows around town
mark making and using our senses
experiment to see how much energy is in food
COVID safe drama lesson
Garageband App
We are supporting Poppy Scotland by producing our own poppies. Poppy Scotland have suggested that people display poppies in their windows to present a reminder of their ongoing work which is particularly challenging this year.
A few of our favourite photographs this week from the woods.
Form 3 have been working on story endings this half term. They have studied the traditional stories of ‘The 3 little pigs’, ‘Goldilocks and the 3 Bears’ and ‘The Billy Goats Gruff’.
A little bit of everything this week in Kindergarten
fun with Mr Bell
dissecting chicken wings as part of their learning on the human body
Form playing traditional outdoor game of hopscotch
Building friendships and working together this week in Kindergarten.
Form 1 are learning some grammar in class .........
F8 putting up birdboxes/quiet reading in the sunshine during Environmental Studies yesterday
Form 1 looking for mini beast habitats around the school grounds.
The Future of Remembrance Competition
Friday 4th September 2020
Thursday 2nd July, 2020 at 6pm
pupils artwork during lockdown
As a memory of the time that we spent being creative separately, I would like you to bring something that you made in isolation to make a St. Mary's collaborative piece of work.
Monday 29th June 2020
William is running 26.2miles in a month to raise money for Cancer Research
Monday 22nd June 2020
15th June 2020
Form 1 have been learning their French colours
Kith 'n' Kin Video
Forms 1, 2 and Reception art work
Monday 1st June 2020
Form 7 with their friends in Form 8 good luck for Common Entrance Exams
Form 6 work
week 7 of remote learning
lovely sculptures form our Form 3 pupils
Form 4 have come up with some brilliant ideas for their outdoor art
In English, Form 7 have been undertaking a number of creative tasks that have prompted them to think about animals.
Willa and Imo sing a beautiful duet
Tom makes 150 bird houses to help NHS Borders
Form 2 were asked to design and make their own pirate island
Beautiful playing of 'somewhere over the rainbow'
18th May 20202
Form 1 have had great fun with their hair raising art
official certificate
Form 4 have been learning about the Victorians
Oliver and a friend plays their pipes for the NHS workers
Monday 11th May 2020
reading in an extreme place
Form 2 have been learning about colours
Friday 8th May 2020 - celebration of VE Day
Forms 6, 7 and 8
Forms 3, 4 and 5 have been busy creating
Pre-Prep have been working hard
4th May 2020
Trailcams - otters
Trailcams - badger sett
Trailcams - predator perch
Happy 100th Birthday Captain Tom
Form 4 have been learning about the Victorians
children working at home with their 4 legged friends
Last week contained many treats for me, in the form of essays and designs that my classes sent through in response to our ‘remote lessons’. Thanks to all for their fantastic work – it definitely brightens my day!
Week 3, 27th April 2020
Friday 24th April 2020
working at home
Grace is running around her garden to raise funds
second week of the summer term
A remote welcome back
Squad Morning took place on the last day of term, Friday 20th March
Tuesday 10th March 2020
Forms 3 and 4 trip to Dundee
On Tuesday Form 3 visited Hawick Museum for an Egyptian workshop
On Monday afternoon Pre-prep had the pleasure of welcoming Barbara from West End in Schools
Pupils and staff had great fun dressing up today for World Book Day
in Aid of Comic Relief
Forms 6, 7 and 8 performancing Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Wednesday 5th February 2020
Thursday 5th February
Middle School Show
today's visit to the woods
fun with the Rubik's Cub
Friday 17th January 2020
Thursday 9th January 2020
kind donations from parents and staff
Our Gaps Lily and Will gave a wonderful send off
Monday 9th and Wednesday 11th December
Tuesday 10th December 2019
Tuesday 10th December 2019
The Friends of St. Mary's Winter Wonderland
Thursday 5th December 2019
FRiday 6th December 2019
Thursday 5th December 2019
Friday 6th December 2019
Thursday 5th December 2019
Thursday 5th December
Abbey Brass (Jedforest Instrumental Youth Band)
on Monday Reception class visited Bowhill
As a tonic to the assessment process, F7B
Form 5 invited the rest of the school to play on their inventive arcade games
Thursday 5th December
The Form 7 Greek Club took a little trip up town this afternoon
Tuesday 28th October
Thursday 10th October
French lessons in Form 1
Form 6 and 7 at Strathallan for a CSI themed science day
Thursday 3rd Octobre 2019
Form 3 are learning the sounds of the French alphabet
Saturday 21st September 2019
Form 6 history lesson
Melrose Rugby Club
prize winners
end of term assembly and leavers' lunch
Tuesday 25th June 2019
The Wild Outdoors, Thirlestane
Tuesday 18th June
camping fun
Monday 3rd June
Wednesday 5th June 2019
entries to be submitted by 26th June
Friday 31st May 2019
Wednesday 29th May
with Miss Linda
Tuesday 28th May 2019
Friday 24th May 2019
great fun practicing the sack race
outside learning
Tuesday 21st May 2019
Friday 17th May 2019
Zoo lab visit St. Mary's
fun outdoors
Thursday 16th May 2019
friendships in Kindergarten
Thursday 2nd May 2019
to Freyja and Tiggy for their selection in the U14 South of Scotland Hockey Squad
2,200kg collected in 2 hours by 196 people
Friday 17th May 2019
Monday 29th April 2019
Tuesday 30th April 2019
Wednesday 24th April
Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Thankyou to Wilf’s mummy and daddy
photos from our senior show
On Wednesday Hannah and William travelled up to Paisley with their families to receive their certificates from the John Byrne Drawing Competition
Middle School enjoy a spring walk this afternoon
On Tuesday we were fortunate enough to have two ladies from The Great Tapestry of Scotland
fun in music lessons
Thursday 21st March
Wednesday 20th March 2019
for Kindergarten
Thursday 14th March 2019
Tuesday 5th March 2019
Kindergarten celebrated ‘Fastelavn’
Tuesday 12th March 2019
Friday 8th March 2019
Ampleforth Public Speaking Festival
Friday 18th March 2019
Thursday 28th February
To kick start the Common Entrance science revision process
Form 4 study Harry Potter
For the last four weeks, Ellie Crabb from Borders Youth has spent time with Form 5
Strange things have been happening in the art studio
Ampleforth Maths Day
Galashiels Food Bank
Ice skating at Born in the Borders
In Form 2 the children have been enjoying their Science topic; Light.
Tuesday 20th November
Tuesday 13th November 2018
Back in May, Poppy Scotland sounded the call to Scottish schools to sign the 1918 Poppy Pledge
Everyone in the Art Studio has been very busy creating felt poppies
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