Schools Sports Partnership

In order to raise the profile of PE and Sports in our school, Saint Mary's has been apart of the School Sports Partnership (SSP) for the last few years.The Partnership places a strong emphasis on getting schools to work and compete together in competitions. This year we have worked very closely with the SSP to engage as many children from our school to participate in competitions against local schools. This has raised their enthusiasm towards PE and continues to build on their sportsmanship qualities that we try to instill in them. 

Year 5 and 6 Basketball




Today some children from Year 5 and 6 went to a Basketball skills session at Grimsby Institute Sports Centre. The children got together with other schools such as: Elliston, Old Clee, Scartho, Strand and some more to take part in a skills session by Coach Rob. The children all learnt the rules of Basketball, what the symbols mean if they are to get a foul and how to dribble correctly. They then had a chance to practise some passing drills using chest pass and bounce pass. After a quick break the children then had a practise shooting at the hoops and scored 9 hoops in 2 minutes when set the challenge by coach Rob. The children will use these skills in order to compete against the other schools next week in the hope of winning! Good luck guys, you did fab today!




 Year 5/6 Girls Football Competition


05/10/17 – Girls Football Competition


Last week, our girls football team took part in their first ever football competition sporting our brand new football kit sponsored to us by Proactive Wear. The girls went to the Bradley Development Centre to take part in the first part of their fixture against local schools in the area such as: Scartho, New Waltham, Waltham Leas, Springfield and East Ravendale. The girls tried their hardest but didn’t manage to get a goal this time around. Hopefully with weekly practise with Mr Osborne and Mr Bakes the girls will grow in confidence and in their next game will score some goals! Throughout all of the games the girls kept up beat, worked together as a team and were fantastic sports women to the other teams. We are hugely proud of you girls, keep up the hard work!




 Year 4 Tag Rugby Competition


Tag Rugby – 05/10/17


Today some children from Year 4 went to a Tag Rugby competition at King George Playing Fields. The first match was against St James, the second against Great Coates and the thirds against Springfield B team. The team tried their very hardest all the way throughout and scored a few tries. The children game 3rd out of 4 teams in their fixture which is a fabulous achievement. Well done everyone, we are really proud of you.


Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Competition


Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Competition -28/09/17

Today some children from Year 5/6 went to King George Playing Fields to play against different schools in the area at Tag Rugby. In total there were 17 teams (170 pupils) who took part. To start off the games Bobbi confidently read out his winning oath from last year's cultural competition in front of everyone.

During the group stages we came up against Wybers (6-4 to us), Welholme (5-1 to us), Elliston (5-4 to us) and East Ravendale (5-4 to us). We were the only team other than Healing A team in the group stages to win 100% of their matches and we are immensely proud of that achievement.

Due to this, the children then were able to stay for the quarter finals where they came up against Healing and won 4-2. A very excited Miss Queen and Mrs Garner stood at the side lines biting their nails as the children then moved onto the semi finals against Signhills. During the semifinals the children played to their highest standard and it was a close call between both schools. The final score was 7-6 to signhills with Ibrahim closely trying to score a try as the klaxon went!

Overall we came 4th out of the 17 teams which is a huge achievement. The children should be hugely proud of their achievements because we are! Well done to all who took part.


Y4 Basketball

Y4 Basketball competition - 26/09/17

Today 6 of our year 4 children got that chance to go to Grimsby Institute to complete in a Basketball Skills session in order to prepare them for the competition next week. The children took part in passing, dribbling and shooting techniques and were given the chance to practise these within their groups. We look forward to using these skills next week in our competition.


Y4 Basketball Competition


Today 6 children in Year 4 went to a basketball competition held at Grimsby Institute. The children were put into their fixtures and given the chance to compete against other schools starting with a 3 minute game boys v boys and then a 3 minute game girls v girls. To begin with the children were against Strand. All children tried their hardest and a point was scored by Lexi which took us to 2-0 up! After we played Strand we then moved onto playing against Old Clee. Again, all children tried their hardest but unfortunately Old Clee just got  a ball past us which left the point 2-0 to them. For the third game we game up against Elliston A in which all children marked and found spaces in order to have lots of shots at the hoop. No points were scored in this game so we drew 0-0. For our final game we competed against Scartho B team. The children were really trying their hardest to ensure that they were shooting at the hoop and had so many near misses. Lucky for us Alfie scored so we ended the game 2-0 to us. In our fixture we ended up coming 3rd place and we are massively proud of that achievement! Well done to all who took part, you were an absolute delight to take on the trip and were great sportsmen and women!



Today year 5 and 6 children went to Grimsby Institute to take part in a Basketball competition. The children used their skills from the last skills session in order to play against other teams in the local area. We were in the B group and after a slow start Cloverfields with an 8-0 lose to them we soon picked up the pace against the other teams. With a 4-4 draw against Elliston, a 20-0 win to us against Willows and a 4-2 won't to us against Enfield we could not be prouder of how hard all of the team tried and their great sportsmanship with each other and the other schools. The final placings for each fixture can be seen below: 



Group A:

Strand -4th 

Old clee - 3rd

Middlethorpe -2nd

Scartho -1st


Group B: 

Willows - 5th

Enfield - 4th

St Mary's - 3rd

Elliston -2nd

Cloverfields - 1st 


As you can see we came a very respectable 3rd place in our fixture, which we are hugely proud of! Well done guys! 


Just before the winners were announced, Ibrahim was one of the only children to be specially chosen by Mr Dobbs to receive a medal for being one of the only children he has ever seen conduct a 'lay up'. Well done Ibrahim, we are very proud. 

Year 5 & 6 Football


Yesterday, a number of boys from year 5 and 6 went to the Bradley Development Centre to take part in their first fixture of the boys football competitions. The boys worked as a team against two of our local teams – Scartho and New Waltham. In the first and third match the boys were up against New Waltham and throughout the games the boys determination and defensive skills were top notch with no points being scored by either team and a 0-0 draw. Even though there was a 0-0 draw the boys were constantly striving to get the ball into their goal with lots of near misses – if only it wasn’t for their goal keeper! In the 2nd and 4th matches the boys came up against Scartho. Throughout these matches the boys drive and determination continued, seeing a 0-0 draw in one match and a 1-0 result for Scartho with an accidental own goal. The boys played fantastically well and Mr Thornton, who was running the event, even spoke to me personally to congratulate the boys on how well they had done in the fixtures stating “ you have some very talented boys “. We could not be prouder of their achievement and with some more practise next half term the boys will hopefully be able to sneak a goal past their goalkeeper! When asked which boys deserved a special mention Ibrahim said, “Bradley did so well because they tried to score a goal a lot of times but Bradley saved them all and Jakub did very well too because he has never been to one of our competitions but tried his hardest and was a good player!” A fabulous effort all round – and don’t they look smart in their new football kit given to us by Proactive Wear!