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This term we are celebrating Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday in a whole school topic about her life and times. Our value for the term is Service.
It has been a frustrating few weeks because of the weather and we have had the Rounders, Cricket and Athletics competitions cancelled.
I have just spoken to the organiser and have had mixed news. Unfortunately the Athletics and Rounders cannot be rescheduled so these competitions will not be taking place. However we have been selected to represent High Suffolk in the County Cricket Finals. This is our fourth County Finals of the year, an amazing achievement.
Next week the Netball team, led by Mrs Porch, will take part in the County Finals. We wish them good luck and are very proud of them all.
Year 3 and 4 will be taking part in a Multi-Skills festival at Stowmarket High School on July 14th. More information to follow.
SCHOOL SPORTS WEEK
We have had a busy week with lots of activities going on. Every morning we have had a whole school PE session led by year 5 and 6. So far we have had circuit training and dance sessions and will be having a fun Golden Mile session on Friday. Each year group are also taking part in a baton relay. Their score over 10 minutes are recorded and then compared to other local schools. The winning score from each year group will win a prize. So far
RECEPTION: 96 laps YEAR 1: 84 laps
YEAR 2: 146 laps YEAR 5: 154 laps
YEAR 6: 134 laps
Year 3 and 4 will take part on Friday.
The year 6’s are currently planning this year’s sports day. This will be the first on the new field. They have decided to have a Paralympics theme to the field events followed by the traditional races.
We are now only 300 miles from Rio. It has been an amazing effort by so many of the children and has had a big impact on the children’s fitness levels. Currently Peter leads the individual ratings with over 300 miles and 17 children have now completed the 150 mile individual target. We are also 2nd in the county standings which is amazing for a small school. We intend to carry this on next year after the success this year. Thank you to the monitors for putting in so much work this year. We will let you know when we reach our target.
As you can see we are extremely busy at the moment but having lots of fun. Thank you for your continued support.
THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
Year 5 worked hard to put on a wonderful afternoon of fun for the school to celebrate the Queen's birthday. They made scones, buns and sandwiches, all laid out on union jack covered tables. They organised games from the Queen's childhood and others with a royal flavour such as pin the jewel on the crown. Everyone, including the parents, had a great time. We were thrilled to have a special message from 'The Queen' who stood on the steps to welcome us all to her party and we rounded up the afternoon by singing the National Anthem.
Chess Match and Mini Chess Festival
7 June 2016
Creeting St Mary Primary CEVAP Vs Bosmere Community Primary School
Wow! This was a cracking Chess Festival!
First the Trophy Match then the Festive Match!
Both schools had been looking forward to this for a while and will stay in the memory of all those involved.
The Creeting St Mary Players were at their sets waiting to greet the visiting team of ten from Bosmere Primary School who, once registered and found their boards. All started their games at once. The 14 Creeting St Mary players not in the match played against each other with the older members assisting with monitoring. This match was based on fair ability levels.
The games played out for quite a while before the first result. A sign of a hard fought campaign! I could see that all the players were concentrating very well. Gradually the results trickled in. However we needed to get a move on, so after about half an hour most games were clearly moving to a result. So once adjudicated the results sheet filled up. There were one or two games that could have continued for a very long time!
Players were making the most of the experience - trying ideas and getting some success. Players need more confidence in openings and in dealing with complex middle games. This comes with learning and experience.
Creeting St Mary retain the Trophy with 6 wins and 2 draws (7 Points) to Bosmere 2 wins and 2 draws (3 Points).
For the Festive Chess Match the tables turned with Bosmere taking on more experienced and less experienced players defeating some of the top Creeting St Mary players to win the 'Festive Chess'. Cakes and drinks helped them along!
The results will shortly be on Noticeboards, so there is no need to go into too much detail.
A warm 'thank you' to Parents, Adam and to Mrs Spall, Head Teacher who all supported this event in so many ways and a BIG 'Thank You' to the players who co-operated so well.
All 34 players made this a competitive, festive, social activity - so let's have another one!
A diary account of Good Friday by Martha
This Friday, my beloved son, Jesus, was crucified. It hurts me too much to think about what happened as there was no reason for his death but I thought that I would recount it for you.
Watching him carry an immense cross up that steep hill was heart-breaking as he had done nothing to deserve such bad treatment. Finally, when he reached the top of the slope his delicate hands and feet – which had miraculously cured thousands of people – were cruelly nailed to the cross.
In the crowd, there were mixed emotions as the majority were smugly cheering the killers whereas the others were like me: weeping. Crunching noises boomed throughout Jerusalem as the nail pushed through his flesh. Trickles of blood rushed down his pained face and I wished that I could run up and reassure him; but I knew that it was not possible.
I remembered when he was born and how loving the majority of people were. It was unbelievable how everybody’s minds had changed since then. Impetuously I was reeled back into reality and I witnessed the wooden cross being propped back up on the hill in front of two robbers. Cold chills rushed past my face and salty tears stung my eyes. One of the thieves was frightened and so my son comforted him.
Shouts of annoyance from the crowd were ringing through my ears and all I could do was stare at my son and pray to God for him to be set free. Suddenly, he shouted desperately, ‘Take care of Mary for me, will you John?’
That remark made me eve more distraught and others taunted, ‘You saved other people so why don’t you save yourself now?’
I was utterly shocked and stunned; I watched him until darkness erupted over the earth and he cried, ‘it is done!’
The light left his eyes and my heart was utterly shattered.
Martha (Year 6)
The Golden Mile Challenge
At the moment, we have travelled 4142 miles and we have to do 3100 more miles until we get to Rio. This means we will hopefully get there by the 2016 Olympic Games! We have Golden Mile club every week and on Tuesdays we hold a session from 8.30-8.45 for anyone who wants to come and walk or run a few extra laps. Our Golden Mile Monitors – Martha, Archie, Mariya, Owen, Lottie and Izzy - are kept busy printing certificates and totting up the miles.
Welcome to our School
Creeting St Mary Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary school is a small village school teaching up to 84 pupils from Reception to Year 6. The school was built in 1871 for 'the children of the parish' and has been serving the local community ever since. The original school building still forms the core of the school but extra classrooms and facilities have been added over the years. The latest was a new classroom for the youngest pupils.
Our Christian ethos is the foundation of school life at Creeting; we all try to show love, compassion, honesty and forgiveness to one another and the world around us. Our motto, 'They shall soar on eagles' wings' is a spiritual and aspirational verse from Isaiah 40 verse 31.
The school is part of the Debenham High School pyramid of schools although we also have excellent links with other schools in the area.