Today, F1 and F2 visited Odds Farm in Surrey. They had the opportunity both to see farm animals and to handle some. They had a wonderful day.
This afternoon, we had a concert to celebrate some of the wonderful Dance and Music that our children have learnt this year. We had four performance pieces from the choir, solos from several different children on the piano, a reprive of Year 6’s musical and two dance numbers. Also, two girls sang an original composition, unaccompanied.
Everyone did brilliantly and we are very proud of you all.
We then had fabulous refreshments out in the playground, courtesy of the Friends of St Mary’s.
Yesterday, Year 6 performed the musical ‘Olivia’ to pupils, staff, parents and governors. It was a highly entertaining tale of life in Victorian Britain, based losely on Dickens’ Oliver Twist. Eliza Doolittle, Sherlock Holmes, George Bernard Shaw and Ebenezer Scrooge all made an appearance! The children did a great job, with both comedy and some very touching solos.
They were then presented with the school cups and our new school leavers’ medals.
Today the children in Year 1 celebrated the life of our Queen, which marked the end of their History topic on Queen Elizabeth II. The children made crowns, Union Jack flags and painted portraits of the Queen. They also made cucumber sandwiches which they ate with a small cake at a garden tea party.
Today, Year 5 and 6 practised what it would be like to be in secondary school. They had a timetable to follow and different lessons to go to throughout the morning. There were Drama, Chemistry and Philosophy lessons for them to sample. In Drama, children used a Midsummer Night’s Dream to create their own drama, in Chemistry they learnt how to test the pH of a liquid, and in Philosophy they debated questions such as ‘how should animals be treated?’ and ‘are the best things in life free?’
As part of STEM week, Year 1 and 2 studied caterpillars and watched how they turned into butterflies.
Last week, they released their butterflies into the wild!
Today, Year 5 went to the ‘Wonderlab’ at the Science Museum. The children had a great time experimenting with the Wonderlab’s 50 different hands-on scientific investigations.
They then took part in a presentation called ‘Flash, Bang, Wallop’, in which children got to blow things up to show how fire is created and can be used to help us.
Today, classes shared what they had learnt and made in STEM week last week. We heard about making 3D bubbles in Reception (F2), studying caterpillars and butterflies in KS1 and creating drinks, jam tarts and bird houses in KS2! Well done, everyone.