This week, Year 1 and 2 were invited to attend a unique performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s symphonic fairy tale of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ directed by Sue Perkins and Anna Richardson, at the Hinde St Methodist Church in Marylebone. They participated in a discussion with Sue on what their favourite instrument was from the orchestra, then sat and listened as Anna told the story while Sue conducted the orchestra. Afterwards, they were given an opportunity to try out some of the instruments that were used in the performance. All of the children were super ambassadors for the school, and loved the experience of seeing story telling and music come together.
On Tuesday, F2 visited Pizza Express on Baker Street to have a go at making their own pizzas.
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!
And here is the letter the Mayor of London sent to us after his visit: Mayor’s letter June18
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.
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!
Here are some of our KS2 champion writers, with their fabulous work:
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?’
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:
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:
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.