Category Archives: KS1

Sports Day (KS1 and KS2)

Today we had a glorious Sports Day at Paddington Rec. Every class rotated round the six fun activities, including skipping, egg and spoon and long jump. Then children in Years 3-6 all took part in a giant relay race, followed by a teachers/ parents/ Year 6 race (which the teachers won, of course!!). It is a fantastic day. Huge thanks to Ms Bell and Chris from QPR for organising it.

Great team support from Year 3 – well done!

Y1 Violin Concert

Yesterday, Year 1 performed for parents and pupils at their end of year violin concert. They have been learning the violin three times a week with London Music Masters, and will carry on next year. The children made a lovely, clear sound with their bows and sang and acted out some fun songs too!

Well done, Year 1 – we are really proud of you.

Y1 Queen Elizabeth Day

Today the children in Year 1 celebrated the life of our Queen, which marked the end of their History topic on Queen Elizabeth II.  The children made crowns, Union Jack flags and painted portraits of the Queen. They also made cucumber sandwiches which they ate with a small cake at a garden tea party.

KS1 Release their Butterflies

As part of STEM week, Year 1 and 2 studied caterpillars and watched how they turned into butterflies.

Last week, they released their butterflies into the wild!

 

STEM Week

Today, classes shared what they had learnt and made in STEM week last week. We heard about making 3D bubbles in Reception (F2), studying caterpillars and butterflies in KS1 and creating drinks, jam tarts and bird houses in KS2! Well done, everyone.

Year 1 Orchestra Sit-in

Today, the children in Year 1 had the opportunity to sit in a professional orchestra rehearsal at the South Bank Centre. They could see the musicians close up and were able to explore their instruments, some of which were very old. It was really inspiring for them and they had a great time. We are grateful to London Music Masters for making this possible.

Orchestra sit in

 

Y2 Endangered Animals trip to London Zoo

This week, Year 2 visited London Zoo to learn more about endangered animals. They have been studying different animals and finding out why they are endangered and what we can do to prevent this.

Y1 Pizza Express Visit

Last week, Year 1 visited Pizza Express to learn how to make pizzas and explore different ingredients. Here they are making and enjoying their pizzas:

 

Year 1 Violin Concert

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.

 

Prom Praise for Schools Assembly

St Mary’s are taking part in the Prom Praise for Schools (PP4S) project this year. Members of the school choir are going to the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 21st March to take part in a giant concert with thousands of other children from across the Diocese of London.

As part of this project, musicians from the All Souls Orchestra, who will be playing in the concert (and their conductor, Noel Tredinnick) came to St Mary’s to lead an assembly. They taught the children some of the songs, played their instruments for us and taught us about the story of the Prodigal Son, which linked with our whole school value of Forgiveness.

We really enjoyed singingPP4S visit with them, especially ‘Count Your Blessings’ which we sang in 3 parts!