Category Archives: KS1

Year 1 Trip to the Tower of London

On Wednesday, Year 1 visited the Tower of London as part of their topic on Castles. They really enjoyed their workshop, all about the history of the Tower, and pretending to be Beefeaters (the special soldiers who guard the Tower)!

Science Week 2018

Science WeekLooking for ways to celebrate British Science Week 2018? Here at St Mary’s, the children in Key Stages 1 and 2 have been asked to carry out a simple science investigation at home. Your class teacher should have given you instructions to follow or ideas.

If you’re looking for other ideas (or want to do a little something extra), here are some websites that might help:

Looking for an activity that doesn’t require too many resources? Some of the British Science Week website and CREST awards investigations don’t need anything more than items you’d find lying around your house, so why not try one of those?

Be ready to talk about what you get up to! We’re all looking forward to seeing your investigations, or photographs of what you have been doing.

Make sure you ask an adult for help!

Florence Nightingale Day – Year 2

Yesterday Year 2 celebrated the end of their History topic with a Florence Nightingale dress up day. The children had fun consolidating their learning through a variety of activities. These included learning basic first aid with our own Florence Nightingale (Mrs Kennedy) creating the royal Red Cross which was a medal awarded to Florence by Queen Victoria, role play at tidying the Scutari hospital so it was hygienic and finally designing a poster advertising for doctors and nurses, thinking about words that describe them.

Year 2 at London Zoo

Last week, Year 2 visited London Zoo to learn about the identification and classification of animals. They had a fantastic day, with a hands-on workshop and visiting lots of different animals. They also had a great walk through Regent’s Park, where they stopped to look at London Central Mosque.

KS1 Nativity Play

Today, Years 1 and 2 performed their Nativity Play: Whoops-a-Daisy Angel. They did a lovely job of singing, dancing and acting out the story. Well done!

Year 1 Toys Day

Year 1 had a ‘Toys Day’ in class last week as part of their History topic. The children brought in toys from home and really enjoyed talking about these to the class. They also made toys, painted pictures of toys and played traditional games in the playground such as ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf?’

Later in the day the children enjoyed asking Miss Cahill questions about the toys she used to play with when she was their age.

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Westminster Winter Windows

We were delighted that 4 of our children have had their artwork turned into displays in Leicester Square! They had to create a design which incorporated a London landmark and a Christmas theme. The children drew famous public buildings, places of worship or bridges and then decorated them with Christmas symbols and images. We are very proud of what they have produced.

The winners went to Leicester Square on Tuesday to receive a certificate and to see their artwork in situ.


Music Masters Christmas Concert

The children in Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 delighted us yesterday by performing what they have been learning in their lessons with London Music Masters. The Year 1 violinists and cellists performed for the first time. Year 2 showed what amazing progress they have made since last year (as you can hear in the video clip below). Year 3 and 4 sang beautifully in parts some of the songs they have learnt with Miss Rosanne. It was also so great to see so many parents attending and enjoying the children’s music making.

Orchestra Sit-in

On Friday, Year 1 were given the opportunity to go to the  Academy of Ancient Music’s  rehearsal of B Minor Mass by JS Bach (1685-1750). Year 1 children are all learning either the violin or the cello this year, and it was a great chance for them to see where this could lead to and experience live music so close up!

Thank you, London Music Masters, for this amazing opportunity.

Year 1 Police Visit for Black History Month

On Friday, Year 1 had a visit from two of our local community police officers. They are studying the first black British police officer, John Kent, as part of Black History Month.

They had a great time learning about the job of the police officers, and especially trying on their helmets! They also learnt about how to be safe and be careful with strangers.