St Mary and St Peter Catholic Primary School

Brighten up For Harvest

On Friday 5th October we all dressed in our brightest clothes and had a joyful Harvest Mass, thanking God for all the gifts he gives us and thinking about how we can share our gifts with others.  As a result of this event we raised £233.93 for CAFOD.  On the 12th of October we were visited by Clare from CAFOD.  Our Mini Vinnie team were able to present her with a cheque to support the work that CAFOD do.  Clare shared with the whole school some of work that CAFOD do on our behalf and how our money would help people all over the world.

“This is US!” Variety and talent show

On Friday 13th of July the whole school took part in two performances, showcasing our performing talents. It was a chance for each class to share some of the musical learning that they had been engaged in over the term.  Alongside this some of our year 4 pupils had written a very persuasive letter to Mrs Long to allow them to hold a talent show.  Their successful persuasion, resulted in the second part of the show where winners from each class got to perform on stage.  The event culminated with all the children returning to the stage to sing together a song from “The Greatest Showman”

Here are some photographs of the Talent Show

For more photographs of the event see the class pages of this website.

MIni Vinnies Seaside Retreat

On Monday the 9th of July St Mary and St Peter Mini Vinnies traveled to Lowestoft to join other Mini Vinnies from our Catholic Multi Academy Trust to share a retreat for the day. We were joined by the Ignite team and Father Luke.  We started the morning thinking about our mission as Mini Vinnies and had a short time of Worship.  We then made our way down to the beach.  We were given the task of building a sand Cathedral.  We were all mixed up so that we got the chance to work with children from the other school.  After lunch, we had some free time before a short walk to St Nicholas Church for a contemplative Mass

Year Three Pilgrimage to Walsingham

On the 25th of May the children of Year Three traveled to the National shrine at Walsingham to celebrate Mass with other children from our Catholic Multi Academy Trust.  They experienced a little of what it is like to go on a Pilgrimage.


Year 4 Celebrate Pentecost

On Friday 18th of May Year 4 visited St Francis School in Norwich to join in a MAT event of workshops and celebrations on the theme of Pentecost.  Here is some of the learning that we took part in:

Jamie: I learnt that Pentecost is everyone’s birthday and that the Holy Spirit gives us fruits and gifts. I got goodness which is a fruit. At St. Francis we learned that Jesus created the Holy Spirit so we could all share it and keep it safe. He also gave it to us so we could be happy and spread happiness by doing good things.
Luka: I learn that when you are baptised it is another birthday for you. Also everyone in the world is your brother or sister. I also learnt that self-control, love, joy, goodness and faithfulness are all fruits, not gifts. I learnt that if you ask God to do something he will do it for you if you pray and believe in yourself.
Maya: I have learnt that God can send signs and he can help you make tough decisions by using those signs. I have also learnt that Sunday 20th May was the church’s birthday and our small celebration birthday, only if we are baptised because if we are baptised then we are part of the church. I have learnt that there are fruits and gifts that Jesus, God and the holy spirit gave us. The holy spirit is God because he is the spirit in all of the fruits and gifts in us, so the holy spirit is part of Gods spirit and he loves us all and helps us always.​

Thank you for fundraising

This came through the post this week to say thank you for the money we raised for the charity “Break”

Official Opening of Our New EYFS Outdoor Learning Area

This Morning we officially opened our new EYFS outdoor learning area.  It was combined with a stay and play for the Nursery and Reception children and parents. We had a wonderful, if rather cold, morning exploring the new area together.  This new area will really support the learning and development of our youngest members of our school community.

Safeguarding Children in Norfolk – what does this mean?

We work very closely with local authority services and other agencies to help ensure we get the best for our children.  Please take a few moments to watch this short video clip that explains how the agencies and services work together to protect and safeguard children’s welfare and wellbeing.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak with one of our Designated Leads for Safeguarding.   There is more information on our safeguarding page, click on this link to view it.  You can also visit the Norfolk Local Safeguarding Children Board Website for other sources of information that may help you as a parent or carer of a child in Norfolk.


5th March – Go Go Hares

Good morning everyone and welcome back to school this week.

It’s been a much longer weekend than usual thanks to the Siberian weather front that visited us last week – wasn’t it cold!  It’s still a bit chilly so remember those warm coats, hats, gloves and scarves.

This week we are looking forward to really going the extra mile in our learning this week so that we can enjoy more of our Science and Art – living creatures studies.  It’s going to be an awesome week, one full of SMSP Greatness!  Mrs Long will be visiting each class seeking out some super examples for our Greatness Gallery – will it be your great learning being showcased this week?

Friday 2nd March 2018 – School closed

Unfortunately, we have to keep school closed on Friday 2nd March due to the continued dangerous travel conditions for families and staff.  We can’t ensure sufficient levels of health and safety for all and are sorry for the inconvenience this will cause you.  The safety of all is our utmost priority.

Further information about the weather forecast can be found here:

Gorleston Weather 

Norfolk Traffic and Travel Updates

School Closed – Thursday 1st March 2018

Unfortunately, our school will be closed on Thursday 1st March due to continued dangerous travel conditions caused by the extreme weather conditions.  The site conditions coupled with sub-zero temperatures will continue to cause risks to safety.

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause your family and hope that this early notice will help you with managing this disruption.  Please do take care and stay safe and warm.


Winter Weather Update

School is closed today due to the snow fall, dangerous travel conditions and Met office amber weather warnings for more snow fall during this morning.  We will update you via text messaging and our website about Thursday.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you, our decisions are based on keeping all of our school community safe.

For further information please see these links:




Executive Headteacher:
Mrs Priscilla Crane

Head of School:
Mrs Jade Block

Mrs Michelle Unstead

01493 445 117



East Anglian Way
Great Yarmouth,
NR31 6QY