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Friday 15th October


Happy Friday everyone,


Next week we will be focusing on geography. As we prepare to study our earth, we must remember to appreciate how lucky we are to live here.


Step outside, take it all in and be thankful.


Have a lovely weekend,


Mrs O'Neill

Friday 8th October

Say 'Hello Yellow' for Mental Health Day.

Mental health affects how we think, feel and act which is why it is so important we look after it in the same way we do our physical health. Just as we would eat healthy food and exercise for our physical health, there are things we can do to support our mental health and wellbeing.

One positive thing we can do is to raise awareness and talk about our own mental health so that it doesn't seem scary. We can talk about our mental health when we are feeling low and need help, but it is just as important to recognise when our mental health is good. Sharing happiness with others is a lovely way to spread positivity.

Below are some links you can try in class today or over the weekend, thought for the week colouring page, bingo and a challenge to try over the weekend.

I would love it if you could share your activities with me RO' I look forward to seeing them.

Mrs O'Neill


Feelings and Emotions - BBC Bitesize


Rainbow Relaxation: Mindfulness for Children - Bing video


(1) Sit and Stretch (Jaime's Brain Breaks) | Cosmic Kids - YouTube

Friday 1st October


Happy Friday everyone,


At St. Marie's, we are so very good at sharing. I feel proud of the kind, generous children you are.


Not everyone is good at sharing and it is up to us to keep shining and setting an an example. 


Be sure to share something special with your family this weekend whether it be quality time, a song, a dance, a story, your favourite treat or a really good laugh.


Have a lovely weekend,


Mrs O'Neill

Friday 24th September


Music is in the air at St. Marie's and it sounds great! 


It had been so uplifting to hear the children's beautiful singing with Mrs Bond on the piano, Y4 drumming with Mrs Lord, singing and signing with Fun Box Jo and the return of music lessons with Wigan Music Service.


Music is a lovely way to escape, relax, dream or simply have fun.


Keep singing,


Mrs O'Neill

Friday 17th September


Think about what friendship means to you. There are so many beautiful friendships within St. Marie's. Being a true friend means thinking about their feelings as well as your own. 


Sometimes we may not notice people outside of our own group of friends. Make time to talk to someone new or ask them to join in with a game showing them the love and kindness they need.


Have a lovely weekend,


Mrs O'Neill

Friday 9th September


Happy Friday everyone. What a wonderful week we have had!


As you have all worked so hard settling in to your new class, learning about your new topic and spending time with friends, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on what you have achieved. It can be a really positive activity spending a few moments in the morning when you wake or before you go to sleep thinking about the things you are proud of. I have noticed lots of children helping others, using their listening skills and working hard so I'm sure there are lots of things you can think of. What have you done today to make you feel proud?

Proud - Heather Small - YouTube

Friday 3rd September


Happy Friday everyone! How lovely it is too see everyone back together again.


As you are settling in to your new class, I thought a little game would be a fun way for your teacher to get to know you, all you need is a dice.


I have also included my thought for the week. This week, we have been thinking about how 'a city on a hill cannot be hidden' and how we must let our own light shine to help others.


Have a lovely weekend,


Mrs O'Neill

Return to school


Dear parents,


Here is a powerpoint to help you prepare your child for their return to school.


Mrs O'Neill

Friday 16th July


Happy Friday and what a week we've had!


As this week is diversity week, we are thinking about coming together as one, regardless of our differences.

We are all different, God made us that way so that each one of us is special in our own unique way. Celebrate your differences and those of others, they are a part of what makes you who you are.  Listen to the song as you colour and if you can, head outside for a game of 'diversity four corners.'


Bob Marley - One Love - YouTube


Have a wonderful weekend,


Mrs O'Neill

Friday 9th July


Happy Friday everyone,


This weeks theme is team work, you can guess why? England football team have shown us what working together as a true team can achieve. Whatever happens in the Final, they will do it together!


I hope you enjoy today's task, it should be lots of fun!


High School Musical Cast - We're All In This Together (From "High School Musical") - YouTube


Mrs O'Neill

Friday 2nd July


Happy Friday everyone,


Today, we are thinking about our worries and how to deal with them. We all have worries, some big, some small and that's ok. Ask yourself, can I do anything about it? Yes.....then make a plan and fix it. No......then let it go!


Try the activity and learn to let your worries drift away.


I hope you enjoy it,


Mrs O'Neill


(1) DISNEY SING-ALONGS | Let It Go - Frozen Lyric Video | Official Disney UK - YouTube

Friday 18th June


Happy Friday Year 6,


This week is Healthy Eating Week. The aim is to make us think about what we eat and the effect it has on our body. I have made an outdoor food facts quiz to get you thinking about food, some of the answers may surprise you! 


Have a lovely weekend,


Mrs O'Neill

Friday 11th June,


Happy Friday everyone! We were thinking about positive affirmations before half term, now it's time to put them into practise. As the weather has been so lovely, I have done an outdoor 'Affirmation Boot Camp."

Say the positive affirmations loud and proud, shout them, sing them, (or whisper them if you feel unsure) just as long as you say them. Then, complete the activity. I hope you enjoy it!


Here is my thought for the week.


Mrs O'Neill

Friday 28th May


Happy Friday Y6,


Last week, we thought about our words and how they can affect others. This week, we are thinking about our inner voice, our thoughts and how we talk to ourselves. Sound a little funny? It can seem strange at first but once you get used to it, positive self talk and using affirmations daily can really improve your mood and how you feel about yourself.

I hope you enjoy making your affirmation tree, you can come up with your own affirmations or use the list provided - I would love to see some pictures of these. RO'

Listen to this uplifting song as you work on your list: GET BACK UP AGAIN - TROLLS ( HD Lyrics ) - YouTube


Have a fantastic half term break filled with nature, fresh air and positivity.


Mrs O'Neill

Friday 21st May


Happy Friday everyone,


This week we are thinking about our words. The words we choose to use can really make a difference, good or bad. Think before you speak and choose use your words for the right reasons. Have a look at my thought for the week and decorate the THINK flower as a reminder.


Here is a song to listen to as you colour: Your Words Matter (Official Music Video) - YouTube


Have a lovely weekend,


Mrs O'Neill

Friday 14th May


Hi everyone,


This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is Nature. Watch the video below; look at the beautiful colours, listen to the soothing sounds.


Nature Sounds: Early Spring Afternoon - UK Garden 2018 - YouTube


I have added my thought for the week and Positivity Pebble hunt. If you have already done this, I hope you enjoyed it. I will be moving them around at lunchtime so you can do the hunt more than once if you like.


Have a lovely weekend and don't forget to spend time in the great outdoors!


Mrs O'Neill

(I have made a short PowerPoint to share if you want to discuss Mental Health Awareness Week)

Friday 7th May


Happy Friday everyone; today is all about you!

Take a look at my thought for the week and 'This is me' activity. I have included some examples to give you an idea of what kind of things to include in your frame and a song to listen to whilst you get creative - I hope you enjoy it. 


(2) The Greatest Showman Cast - This Is Me (Official Audio) - YouTube


Have a lovely weekend,


Mrs O'Neill

Friday 30th April


Hi everyone, happy Friday!


This week, I would like you to think about taking care of yourself and what that means. Here is a lovely meditation for you to try in school or at home, my thought for the week and a self care plan that you can use or create your own.


Rainbow Relaxation: Mindfulness for Children - YouTube


Have a lovely weekend,


Mrs O'Neill

Friday 23rd April


Happy Friday everyone!


As yesterday was Earth Day, I would like us all to think about ways we can help to look after our Earth. You may be wondering what you as children can do and the answer is, so much!

Just by learning about our wonderful planet, encouraging others to help and leading by example, you can all make a difference.

Further to yesterday's CAFOSD assembly, I have also attached 'Eyes of the World' template to complete if you wish. 

Video link:  Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World (Official Video) - YouTube

Have a lovely weekend,


Mrs O'Neill

Friday 26th March


Hi Y6,


I hope you are having a lovely week in school, I know you've all been working really hard in your assessments - well done!

As it is almost the Easter holidays, I would like you to 'Spring into Spring'. Listen to this uplifting song whilst decorating and filling your basket. There are lots of ideas for spring/Easter activities for you to try at home too. 


Jimmy Cliff - I Can See Clearly Now With Lyrics - YouTube


Have a wonderful weekend,


Mrs O'Neill

Friday 19th March


Hi Y6, I hope you are all having a great week!


Today, I would like you to watch the video below, discuss the questions and then make a poster with your amazing art skills. Don't forget to send them to me so that I can share some of them around school. RO'


Have a lovely weekend,


Mrs O'Neill

18 March 2021

Friday 12th March


Today's theme is all about working as a team and thinking of each others happiness as well as our own. I hope you enjoy it!


Mrs O'Neill

Friday 5th March 


Happy Friday everyone. Today, I am sharing one of my favourite songs with you - I really hope you like it. 


Have a lovely weekend, I look forward to seeing you all together next week.


Parents; there is a short PowerPoint below with some wellbeing tips for a calm and happy transition back to school.


Mrs O'Neill

Friday 26th February


Hi everyone,


This week I have chosen a song for you to listen to; think about the lyrics and discuss what you think they mean. There is also a colouring activity and my thought for the week. I hope you enjoy them.


Have a lovely weekend - try to get lots of fresh air as the weather is getting warmer.


Mrs O'Neill

Friday 12th February


Happy Friday everyone! 


This week, I have set you a challenge to try some new things. Take some time this afternoon to design your own bucket list and try to complete each activity over the half term break, you may even find a new hobby or learn a new skill!


Please share some of your bucket lists with me; RO'


Have a safe and relaxing half term,


Mrs O'Neill

Brave - Touch the Sky - With Lyrics! (HD) - YouTube

Friday 5th January


Hi everyone, I hope you have had a lovely week and enjoyed our Wellbeing Wednesday.

Listen to the story 'While We Can't Hug' and have a go at making your own Pocket Hug to give to someone you are missing. It could be a family member or a friend you haven't seen in a while, or someone you just miss giving a hug to.

You can also listen to the song whilst making your pocket hug - read the lyrics and sing along!


Don't forget to send me some pictures to RO'


(1) Toy Story - You've got a friend in me - lyrics - YouTube

While we can't hug

Still image for this video

Children's Mental Health Week 1st-5th February.

Here are some colouring pages and creative activities for you to try.

Please also see the introduction to Wellbeing and ideas below.