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St Mary's

Hatfield Broad Oak


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Thoughts for the Week during Remote Learning:


Thoughts for the week (22.5.20)


I hope by now you will all have had the opportunity to read and digest the letter sent out yesterday about partial school reopening from 2nd June.

Everything has been written with the aim of helping you come to your own decisions about the next steps in your child/ren’s education if they are in a group returning to school. As you will see, the risk assessment is comprehensive, bespoke for our two schools and continues our commitment not to put lives at risk.

I thank those of you who have been asked to complete a questionnaire this week and for completing key worker forms. Now you are making your own decisions about what is best for your family. Whatever you decide we will respect and understand your decision.

The new way of working in our schools will initially be alien for us all. The measures we need to put in place seem such a long way off our previous way of working with you and the children; they will take time to adjust to and understand.

I do want to stress to everyone, especially the children, that we are ‘the same’, the teachers and all the support staff are looking forward to seeing you all, and our schools continue to focus on core Christian values - love, respect, wisdom, courage and honesty. Even though the way the schools operate will be different there is continuity and strength.

As you are aware, next week we will all be taking a break from teaching and learning- you included- for half term. There will be no remote learning for the children, but there will be plenty to look forward to after half term, with new learning and school reopening for some.

I hope you all keep well over the next week and look forward to seeing some of you from June 2nd.

Again, many of the children are sharing their work with us and impressing us.

This week’s Star of the Week are:

Eve  and Spencer for thinking of others in their family who may need cheering up with a lovely letter.  

Well done to all of our other Woodpeckers who completed this task - we hope it brightened up someone’s day. 

Grace for continuing to work hard, push herself and complete her tasks to a high standard. 

Oden for continuing to work hard, push himself and complete his tasks to a high standard.
Poppy for continuing to work hard, push herself and complete her tasks to a high standard. 

Scarlett, Freya, Connie and George M for excellent maths and Shakespeare work.

Isabella, Isaac, Ava, Lewis, Fletcher and Oliver for working hard and showing a great commitment to Home Learning.


See how many house points you are earning on DB Primary. Congratulations!

I hope you all have a good week, 

Take care and keep safe everyone.

Mrs Strickland

Please note that we are now a nut-free school, we thank you for your support in this.
Welcome to our school

St Mary's School, at the heart of the village of Hatfield Broad Oak, is an inclusive, Christian learning community, where all children are valued as individuals.

We aim to provide the children with a varied, exciting curriculum, which enables them all to achieve high standards and maximise their potential.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have or if you would like to come and visit us.

Sonia Strickland

Executive Headteacher

What's coming up:

Date Event For whom
  We hope to be back together, sharing our learning  
  and other experiences, very soon...  




Don't forget to have a look at the Class Pages (found under the Childrens' Section) on the website, for examples of their amazing work. 

Netball Match v Birchanger - Monday 9th March

St Mary's netball team played their second game of the year on Monday with an away match against Birchanger. It was a fast paced, exciting game with everyone giving their best for the team resulting in 13-5 win for St Mary's. Well done!

The full match report can be read below.


We'd like to take this opportunity to thank Mr and Mrs Hayward for kindly donating brand new kits for the Netball team, as you can see from the training pictures below these look great! 


Woodpecker Class - Gingerbread Boy

Woodpecker Class - Gingerbread Boy 1
Woodpecker Class - Gingerbread Boy 2

Thank you Woodpecker Class for all your hard work on your Gingerbread Boy topic. We loved your assembly, art and Gingerbread bake sale! 
We are pleased to say the bake sale raised just over £80 to purchase equipment for Woodpecker Class.

Thank you for all your donations.

Sports Hall Athletics 

We had some brilliant results form our Sports Hall Athletics on Friday 31st January, competing against seven other schools at Forest Hall School. We were very proud of all the children who participated and represented St Mary's so well with their behaviour and sportsmanship. Some pictures from the day are available to view on Owl's Class page.


Year 3/4 placed 6th overall out of 11 teams. A big well done to Freya who came 2nd in the girls Long Jump field event.

Year 5/6 placed 4th overall out of 8 teams. Congratulations to the following children who all placed in the top 3 within their field events.

Anna - 2nd in Javelin

Jasmine - 3rd in Javelin

Isabella 1st in Long Jump

Grace - 2nd in Speed Bounce

Lewis - 3rd in Speed Bounce

Picture 1

Meet our Year 6 Team

Meet our Year 6 Team 1
Meet our Year 6 Team 2
Meet our Year 6 Team 3
Meet our Year 6 Team 4
Meet our Year 6 Team 5

Head Girl - Tabitha

Head Boy - Oliver

Barrington House Captain - Imogen

Barrington Sports Captain - Stanley

De Vere House Captain - Scarlett

De Vere House Captain - Kirin

Forest House Captain - Jasmine

Forest Sports Captain - Anna

Regis House Captain - Fletcher

Regis Sports Captain - Freddie

Head Librarian - Summer

Worship Leaders - Summer, Imogen, Freddie, Anna & Tabitha



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