Category Archives: Curriculum

Year 2 Florence Nightingale Day

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 take over Lord’s!

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 Imagine Festival

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!

Harlem Quartet

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.

 

Maths Week

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.

London Music Masters Christmas Concert

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!