St. Mark's R.C. Primary School

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Latest Events

Swintonbury 2024 - 16th July

What a fantastic day we all had at our Swintonbury Festival! There was so much for the children to enjoy - a bouncy castle, inflatable assault courses and slide,  a range of stalls and games, a tattoo bar, face painting,  guess the teacher, a chance to soak Coach Rob and lots of festival music. In the afternoon, we were joined on the field by parents as we carried on celebrating and had ice creams, candy floss, cakes and drinks. Thank you to everyone who supported us and came along to join in the fun - what an unforgettable day!

Dance Festival 2024

This week we had our annual Dance Festival and wow, what a show! The children were all fantastic and we're very proud of them. Here are some photographs of the children performing (videos to follow shortly!)

Holy Communion - 29th June

Congratulations to all of the Year 3 children who made their First Holy Communion today at St. Mark's Parish Church. It was such a joyful celebration and the children were fantastic.

Sports Day - 25th June

Well done to all of the children (and some of the parents!) who took part in Sports Day. We had glorious weather and the children all had lots of fun. Thank you to everyone who came along to support the children, we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!

Boys Football Match - 19th April

Congratulations to the Years 5 and 6 boys football team who won 3:1 against Wardley Primary School. They came back from being one nil down with goals scored by Blake (Y6), Logan (Y6) and Fred (Y5). Well done boys!

Caritas Social Teaching Award Winner - Spring 2 Half Term

Congratulations to Leyla (Year 4) and Ava (Year 5) who are this half term's winners of the Caritas Social Teaching Award. For more information about the award and what they did to win it please click here.

Lenten Fundraising - March

Thank you so much for all of your generous donations during Lent. The children have been raising money for Caritas throughout Lent with raffles, cake sales, Wild Hair Day and of course the 5p Trail! With your help, the children have raised a lot of money and all of this will be going to help people less fortunate than us.


Netball Team - 25th March

Well done to our school netball team who played their last game of the league this week. They have had some challenging matches but have shown resilience and determination throughout. Well done for making us so proud!

World Book Day - 14th March

What a fantastic World Book Day we had this year at St. Mark's! Our Alice in Wonderland themed day began with an exciting assembly where the children were able to show off their amazing costume. Each class was given a special task to complete so that the Mad Hatter could host his tea party without upsetting the Queen of Hearts! The children were treated to some exciting surprises during the day - a bouncy castle and a fairground teacups ride were set up in the playground and children were invited to play some giant lawn games in the hall too.

We all had a super fun day and can't wait to do it all again next year!

Rock Stars Day - 2nd February

Today we celebrated all things MATHS as we asked children to come in dressed as Rock Stars for our Times Tables Rock Stars Day! The children wore some fantastic outfits which they had a chance to show off in our celebration assembly this morning. The theme for the day was 'Maths is Everywhere!' and the children were encouraged to look for maths outside of maths lessons, including outside of the classroom. They were set maths challenges including some class battles on Times Table Rock Stars and finished the day off singing some classic rock! What a magnificently mathematical day we've all had. Rock on!

Basketball - 31st January 

A huge congratulations to the basketball team who played against Bridgewater, Bramwood Prep and Lightoaks School and beat all three teams to win the tournament - fantastic!

Advent and Christmas Celebrations - December

The children have been very busy in school with various Christmas events over the last few weeks: Key Stage 2 began our celebrations with a very reverent and moving Advent Service; Nursery and Reception delighted parents with a very merry Christmas Sing-Along; Years 1 and 2 retold the Nativity story with a bit of a twist in their production of 'Christmas Bake-Off' and Key Stage 2 hosted a fun and festive 'Carols and Mince Pies' afternoon. It has been so lovely to have parents and families joining us in school to watch the children perform. We hope you have all enjoyed it as much as we have!

Caritas Social Teaching Award Winner - Autumn 2 Half Term

Congratulations to James, Dylan, and Martyna in Year 6, to Elizabeth and Nathan in Year 5, to Lily in Year 3 and to Erin in Year 2 who are this half term's winners of the Caritas Social Teaching Award. For more information about the award and what they did to win it please click here.

Year 4 Court Trip - 8th December

Today, the children in Year 4 took a trip to the Employment Tribunal in Manchester to spend the day in court! They took part in a mock trial and had lots of fun. To see photographs of the children on their trip please click on this link to the Year 4 class page.

Advent Service - 5th December

The children in Key Stage 2 lead our annual Advent Service this week. They sang, acted and read beautifully to tell the story of the nativity and share the Christmas message of love and community. It was a wonderful way to start our Christmas celebrations. Thank you to all who were able to attend.

Netball Matches - 20th and 22nd November

Well done to the netball team who had their first two matches of the season this week. They played against Moorside Primary and Bridgewater Independent and whilst they didn't win, they played amazingly well and made St. Mark's extremely proud. An extra congratulations to Zara, Martyna and Olo who won players of the match.

Caritas Social Teaching Award Winner - Autumn 1 Half Term

Congratulations to Zara in Year 6 and Miss Melia-Redgrave who are this half term's winners of the Caritas Social Teaching Award. For more information about the award and what they did to win it please click here.

World War 2 Play in a Day - 11th October

This half term the Year 6 children have been learning about World War 2 in their history lessons. This has included learning about the many children who were evacuated from cities like Salford and Manchester, to safer places in the countryside. The Year 6s had a visit from a theatre company who helped them to learn and perform a play in a day. Their play told the story of a young boy who wrote a diary documenting his experiences at the time he was being evacuated. The children thoroughly enjoyed learning and practising the play and then had the opportunity to perform it in front of their parents and the Year 5 children. They did a wonderful job and really impressed everyone - well done!

Mass for the Bishop - 8th October

On Sunday children from the schools of St. Mark's, St. Charles and St. Mary's came together to celebrate Mass with the Bishop. The children performed a song they had be learning for Bishop's visit and the art work created by the Year 6s was displayed on the alter. The Bishop also blessed a new sculpture of Saint Kateri Tekawitha which has been erected in the garden at St. Charles' Church. Thank you to all those who were able to attend.

Poetry Assembly - 6th October

This week was poetry week and we had a celebration assembly on Friday where each class performed a poem for the rest of the school. The children did a wonderful job and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the assembly.

S.M.A.F. - 2nd October

Today was St. Mark's Action Force (S.M.A.F.) Day. The children came in their best army gear and were put through their paces by the staff. They completed an assault course, learnt a special St. Mark's drill song and took part in marching drills on the playground. The day ended with a S.M.A.F. parade on the field which parents were invited to watch. All the money raised today will go towards new school equipment - thank you all for your support! 

Sculptor Visit - 28th September

The Year 6 children had a visit from a sculptor today who helped them all to produce individual pieces of art based on Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, the patron saint of the environment and ecology. The children used the processes of pressing, moulding and casting to  produce their art work which will be used in the forthcoming Mass for the Bishop.

 Year 6 Choir - 20th July

On the last day of term, the Year 6 choir sang 'Goin' Back' in a special assembly for Miss Garner as she retires from her role as headteacher of St. Mark's. The song is a particular favourite of Miss Garner's and the choir sang it beautifully. Miss Garner loved it so much she asked them to sing it again for her so she could join in with them...

Swintonbury 2023 - 13th July

We didn't let the changing weather stop us from having an AMAZING festival day. The children had so much fun at the festival -  there were a range of stalls and games, a nail and tattoo bar, face painting,  singing round the campfire, a chance to soak Mr Mason and even a silent disco. In the afternoon, we were joined on the field by parents and we danced along to a live band and had candy floss and popcorn. What an unforgettable day!

Year 6 Leavers Meal - 17th July

Year 6 Water Sports Trip - 7th July

Year 6 had a fantastic day at the water sports centre taking part in raft building, paddle boarding and kayaking. Take a look at what they got up to...

Year 5 Athletics - 27th June

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to the Year 4 and 5 children who took part in the Year 5 Salford Athletics Championships. All of the children put 100% effort into their events and made us all very proud. A special well done to Angel who won the 60m sprint final and to Kash who won the 80m sprint final. The boys relay team (Kash, Raheem, Max and Fred) not only won the boys relay final, they also broke the record of 60.83 seconds which has been held since 2000....our boys did it in 60.03 seconds - amazing! As a result of the team's effort, St. Mark's also won the Small Schools trophy. What an outstanding achievement.