Category Archives: Curriculum

F2 at Pizza Express

On Tuesday, F2 visited Pizza Express on Baker Street to have a go at making their own pizzas.

Mayor’s Visit – Writing Competition

Children across the school have been competing to produce the best piece of work linked to the Mayor of London’s Air Quality visit in May.

Here are some of the winners!

 

Year 2’s Visit to a Hindu Mandir

On Friday, Year 2 visited the Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasdon, West London, as part of their topic on Hinduism. When they got off the bus, they were immediately astonished by the size of the Mandir and how white and ‘shiny’ it was. They described it as ‘magnificent, amazing, beautiful’. Inside, they really enjoyed looking at the wooden carvings all over the walls, the colourful carpets and the marble ceilings. They watched a film about the making of the Mandir and also observed a prayer ceremony, comparing it with ceremonies in their own religions.

On the way, the children tried out our new air quality masks to help them breathe better as they travelled around the streets of London.

Year 3 trip to Kew Gardens

Today, Year 3 visited Kew Gardens for a science workshop about plants. They learned all about what each part of a plant does, and found a variety of bees in the gardens. Everyone was surprised to learn that even creatures like bats, lizards and frogs can be pollinators!

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Year 3 Buddhist Temple Visit

Today, Year 3 visited the London Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple. They learned about Siddhartha and meditation, as well as how to make origami lotus flowers.

This is part of their summer term RE topic, ‘What does it mean to be a Buddhist?’

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Champion Writers – 23.3.18

We love writing at St Mary’s and want to celebrate the best writing our children do, week by week. The children whose writing is particularly brilliant are called our ‘Champion Writers’. Here are this week’s Champion Writers from Year 1 and Year 3:

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Science Week 2018

Last Week was Science Week and every class was busy investigating, hypothesising and predicting! Here are some examples of what they explored over the week:

Year 6 at the ‘Easter Experience’

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.

Year 1 Trip to the Tower of London

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)!