Yesterday, Year 3 visited the Wallace Collection to investigate patterns. They observed patterns in artwork and furniture, and created their own prints to create repeated, symmetrical and rotational patterns.
Last week, F1 visited ‘The Garden’ in the Science Museum. It was a very exciting and interactive experience for the children, which allowed them to discover Science through play. They had a chance to explore water, construction, light and sound. They have deepened their understanding about floating and sinking as a result. They also found out about shadows and reflections.
On Friday, Year 6 took part in the Easter Experience at All Souls Church. They explored the story of Easter through drama and role play, and through looking at artefacts, to try and decide who was responsible for the death of Jesus.
Yesterday, Year 1 performed for the first time in front of the whole school and their parents. They have all been learning the violin since September with teachers from London Music Masters, and it was great to see how confident they now are at playing. They also had a visit from a professional violinist, Marc Bouchkov, who inspired them with his incredible playing.
Last week, F2 visited the Sea Life centre (London Aquarium) as part of their Water topic.
They enjoyed seeing a whole range of underwater creatures, including the incredible jelly fish, and learning about different animals and their habitats.
Last week, Year 1 visited the Tower of London as part of their Castles topic.
Here they are on their trip:
Yesterday, children and staff throughout the school dressed up as Book characters to celebrate World Book Day. This was the climax to a fantastic Book Week, which included ‘Drop Everything and Read’ moments, Mystery Readers, trips to Daunt’s bookshop and visits to our brand new school library!
Here are some of the children’s costumes:
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On Saturday, a group from our Year 6 class took part in a large concert at the Royal Festival Hall, organised by London Music Masters. They sang two pieces, ‘Flutter’ – an original composition – and ‘Music is Everything’ which was composed by six of the LMM schools, including St Mary’s.
Our children sang as part of a choir with children from other schools, with over 100 children playing the violins and kettle drums. It was very exciting!
Here is a video of our favourite part:
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The children were a huge credit to St Mary’s and we are very proud of them. We also really enjoyed singing with children from St Barnabas School in Pimlico.
We had a fantastic International Day on Friday, with children, staff and parents dressing up in costumes from countries around the world.
This year, our focus was on countries in Africa, and each class shared work about their chosen country. It was also an excellent opportunity for the children to show the wonderful respect they have for each other’s cultures and beliefs.
A big thank you to the parents who brought in food and set up stalls, teaching us about life in your home countries.