One of our Year 6 students, Harrison, has written about what life is like in Year 6 at St Mary’s. Read his thoughts here:
We have loved celebrating all things book-related this week! We have been welcoming a Mystery Reader into each class each day; stopping whatever we were doing and grabbing a book for ‘Drop Everything and Read’; swapping our World Book Day vouchers for a free book at Daunt bookshop; sharing books with our parents on Thursday afternoon and wearing our pyjamas to school! It really has been a fantastic week.
A special thank you goes to Mr Knight for organising it all, and to the parents and carers who have supported us by sharing stories, customising pyjamas and most importantly, inspiring a love of reading in our children.
To celebrate the end of their History topic, Year 2 had a Florence Nightingale Day.The children dressed up as doctors, nurses or soldiers. Over the course of the morning the children found out what it was like in Turkey during the Crimean war; learnt about first aid from Florence Nightingale (also known as Mrs Kennedy!); made a Royal Red Cross (which Florence Nightingale received from Queen Victoria) and
designed poster to recruit nurses and doctors.
Year 5 took part in the Imagine Festival this year. As a class, they wrote part of a book called ‘The Adventures of Tap and Switch’. Schools from all over London participated and came together for the launch of the book at the Southbank Centre. We have copies of the book in the library if you would like to read it!