Category Archives: Curriculum

F2 Trip to the Sea Life Centre

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.

Year 1 Trip to the Tower of London

Last week, Year 1 visited the Tower of London as part of their Castles topic.

Here they are on their trip:

St Mary’s Book Day 2017

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:

‘Music is Everything’ concert at the Royal Festival Hall

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:

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.

International Day 2017

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.

Sing Up Gold Award

We are delighted to have been awarded the ‘Sing Up’ Gold Award for having singing embedded throughout the school.

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Sing Up Gold certificate

 

 

 

Here are some of the endorser’s comments:

‘Overall I am very impressed with the quality of singing, particularly from the choir. It is clear that pupils are encouraged to sing well and with conviction, listening to their tuning, and as a result lots of the singing I heard was very beautiful.

It is good to hear that children are given lots of opportunities to lead singing, particularly in the upper years, and it’s good that this will be developed by supporting them to lead part singing.

It is nice to see such emphasis put on staff training. The training that took place was obviously a valuable experience for the staff that took part and it sounds like it has had an impact on their use of singing in the classroom.

Congratulations again St Mary’s Bryanston Square, you are a golden singing school and I look forward to hearing about your next singing adventures!’

International Week – F1 & F2

This week is International Week at St Mary’s, and we are all learning about different countries in the continent of Africa.

F1 and F2 are learning about Nigeria. One of our parents kindly visited F2 to share what life in Nigeria is like, including how people carry their babies!

Rolls Royce Engineers’ visit to Year 5

Yesterday, engineers from Rolls Royce visited our Year 5 class to help them improve and refine their models, as part of the ‘Evolution’ project. The children are working on a mechanism, inspired by the Cirque du Soleil show ‘Amaluna’.