Category Archives: Curriculum

Maths Week

We celebrated Maths week during the week beginning 28th January. The theme was ‘Money’ and children in the Foundation Stage enjoyed role playing in their own supermarket! In KS1 and KS2, children solved a range of problems involving money. Children in KS2 also took part in times table competitions: the winners were celebrated in assembly.

London Music Masters Christmas Concert

On Monday 3rd December, we were treated to a performance by the cellists and violinists in Years 1, 2 and 3. They showed us the skills they have been practising this term, as well as playing some of the pieces they’ve learnt. It was very impressive – we have some very talented musicians at St Mary’s!

Book Fair

We had our annual Scholastic book fair last week. Our target this year was £1000 and with the amazing support from parents and children we hit our target and over – we raised £1100 in total! This incredible amount is the highest in school history and will enable us to purchase resources to support the children’s learning. Thank you so much to everyone who came along and bought books. 

Winter Windows

On Friday 30th November, the winners of the Winter Windows competition attended a celebration of their work in Leicester Square. They received certificates and got to meet a very special guest! Go and have a look at their pictures which are being displayed in Leicester Square – they are really impressive! Here is a preview:

Black History Month

This Black History Month, we are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush. Year 6 read the poem ‘Windrush Child’ by John Agard and used it as inspiration to write their own.

Here is Mariam’s:

Pigeons wave me goodbye

Clouds wave me goodbye

London waves me goodbye

As I sail away from home.

 

Has the world turned against me?

Has my life hated me all along?

Has my soul been unloyal to me?

As I sail away from home.

 

Tears pours from my weary eyes

Arms as tired as ever

Eye tired from crying

Heart bursting out of my chest

As I sail away from home.

 

Alone on this boat

Hated by everyone

The stormy sea crashing against the boat

My poor heart skipping every heartbeat

As I sail away from home.

 

A new chapter turns

Like a book skipping pages

Every page is different with its own words

Life is different with everyone around me as I am on land.