Last week, Year 5 took over at Lord’s cricket ground! They took part in a tour of the ground and then were trained in how give a good tour. They then put their newly learned skills to use, giving a tour to some lucky parents! They even got to wear the official Lord’s tour guide blazers.
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!
On 13th February, we were visited by the Harlem Quartet, a world-famous string quartet from New York. They performed for the children in assembly, and then the violinists and cellists from Years 1, 2 and 3 performed with them and helped them develop their instrumental skills. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Have a look at our school Twitter page @SMBSschool to see them in action. We would like to say a massive thank you to London Music Masters for arranging such a special treat.
We celebrated Maths week during the week beginning 28th January. The theme was ‘Money’ and children in the Foundation Stage enjoyed role playing in their own supermarket! In KS1 and KS2, children solved a range of problems involving money. Children in KS2 also took part in times table competitions: the winners were celebrated in assembly.
On Monday 3rd December, we were treated to a performance by the cellists and violinists in Years 1, 2 and 3. They showed us the skills they have been practising this term, as well as playing some of the pieces they’ve learnt. It was very impressive – we have some very talented musicians at St Mary’s!
We had our annual Scholastic book fair last week. Our target this year was £1000 and with the amazing support from parents and children we hit our target and over – we raised £1100 in total! This incredible amount is the highest in school history and will enable us to purchase resources to support the children’s learning. Thank you so much to everyone who came along and bought books.
On Friday 30th November, the winners of the Winter Windows competition attended a celebration of their work in Leicester Square. They received certificates and got to meet a very special guest! Go and have a look at their pictures which are being displayed in Leicester Square – they are really impressive! Here is a preview: