This week has been Science Week, and the children in Early Years have been busy experimenting and creating. They have made underwater habitats for sea creatures (using the book ‘The Little Seahorse’ as their stimulus) and have been growing beans in little greenhouses.
Yesterday, Year 6 went to All Souls’ Church in Langham Place for the ‘Easter Experience’. They investigated various different simulated crime scenes, with evidence from the Easter story, to try and work out who might have been responsible for the death of Jesus. They enjoyed the creative and imaginative approach to the story, and thinking about it from a legal perspective.
On Wednesday, Year 1 visited the Tower of London as part of their topic on Castles. They really enjoyed their workshop, all about the history of the Tower, and pretending to be Beefeaters (the special soldiers who guard the Tower)!
On Monday, Year 6 visited Wadham College in Oxford. They met students, toured the college and ate their lunch in a real life student refectory! Afterwards, they toured the city of Oxford, learning about the history of the city and some of the authors who had lived and studied there. Do you recognise the lamppost and know which famous series of books it inspired?
It was a great experience for the children, enabling them to think about their own futures in a new way.
Here is today’s newsletter: March 2nd 2018
Have a great (and safe) weekend.
Yesterday in F1, the children learnt about the story of the Last Supper and made unleavened bread to share with each other. They used flour, butter, oil, eggs, honey and salt to make their bread, but no yeast. They waited while it cooked in the oven and then ate it round a table together, just like Jesus and his disciples did at the Last Supper.
This week, every class has been decorating their classroom door to resemble a favourite book cover. There has been a brilliant range of books across all ages, and the children and staff have done an incredible job. Sarah Bedford, our Chair of Governors, judged them and decided that Year 1’s cover for ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ was the best. They will win £100 of books and resources for their class.
Today, we celebrated World Book Day at St Mary’s. Despite the snow, many children and staff came to school dressed as a word, for our whole school vocabulary parade. There were some fantastic costumes and the children very eloquently gave examples of how to put their word into a sentence. Well done, everyone. You have done an amazing job today!
Also this week, we have had mystery readers in class each day, trips to Daunt’s Bookshop and ‘Drop Everything And Read’. Here are some of the children reading in a DEAR session: