Here is this week’s newsletter: september-23rd
Please note the information about next week’s Cross-Country event at school.
Last week, every class learnt about the work of the amazing children’s author, Roald Dahl. The 13th September would have been his 100th birthday! He was an author who was never afraid to try new ideas, and his imagination was incredible. Books the children looked at included: The Enormous Crocodile (EYFS), The Twits (KS1), Fantastic Mr Fox and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (KS2). Year 6 wrote biographies about Roald Dahl’s life. On Friday, each class shared their work with the school in a special Golden Assembly.
You can find out more about Roald Dahl at 100 here: Roald Dahl 100
Year 6 are starting to learn about the Tudors in History, and so they made Tudor Roses in Art to help them understand the background and context to the era.
Today, Year 2 went to the Wallace Collection in Marylebone to look at portraits. The children had the opportunity to recreate some of the portraits in the gallery themselves!
Here is today’s weekly newsletter: September 16th
Year 1 have been learning two new skills this week: playing the violin and riding a bike.
Their thrice-weekly violin lessons are provided by London Music Masters.
Every child has the opportunity to learn how to read Music, play the violin and develop their Musicianship. They are already loving it!
The bicycle training is provided by Cycle Confident.
They are teaching children across the school to ride confidently and safely, as part of our whole-school approach to health and well-being called ‘Bike It Plus’. St Mary’s is one of 6 schools to be running this scheme.
Yesterday, Year 5 visited the Bank of England Museum in the City. They learnt about our country’s financial system, held real gold (yes, really!) and discovered how bank notes (including the brand new £5 note) are made. It was a great way to put their Mathematical learning into a real life context.
Here is our first Newsletter of the school year: september-9th
Also, the menu for school lunches is being sent out today with the newsletter: silver-menu-autumn-2016 and guidelines for packed lunches: Healthy packed lunches letter Sept 2016
Year 6 are already off on their first trip of the year: PGL Activity Centre.
It was great to hear the instructors say that this is the most encouraging and supportive group they have worked with! Well done, Year 6.
Last week, Year 3 visited Kidzania to explore a variety of different careers.