Today, Year 2 went to the Wallace Collection in Marylebone to look at portraits. The children had the opportunity to recreate some of the portraits in the gallery themselves!
Year 1 have been learning two new skills this week: playing the violin and riding a bike.
Their thrice-weekly violin lessons are provided by London Music Masters.
Every child has the opportunity to learn how to read Music, play the violin and develop their Musicianship. They are already loving it!
The bicycle training is provided by Cycle Confident.
They are teaching children across the school to ride confidently and safely, as part of our whole-school approach to health and well-being called ‘Bike It Plus’. St Mary’s is one of 6 schools to be running this scheme.
Yesterday, St Mary’s was transformed into an Art Gallery! Every class worked on an Art project, linked to the theme of Water, during ‘Arts Week’ and then displayed their work for parents and visitors to see. There were also filmed Musical performances, which were played during the exhibition, and the choir sang a selection of songs from different films.
Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the children, and to the staff for all their hard work in putting the show together.
On Friday, Years 1 to 6 went to Paddington Recreation Ground for our annual Sports Day. Despite the rain, we managed to have a really fun time, trying out all the different activities: egg and spoon, long jump, different ball skills, skipping, sprinting and long jump.
KS2 also ran relay races, including the Y6 vs parents and teachers race!
On Wednesday last week, Year 2 and Year 5 went to Rottingdean on the South Coast to learn about a seaside environment. Year 5 were comparing Rottingdean with where we live in London, looking at the differences in land use; Year 2 were thinking about the beach and comparing it with beaches in the past.
Both classes wrote about their experiences specifically for our website. Here are the winning pieces:
Last week, Year 1 visited Regent’s Park as part of their learning in Science about trees.
They learnt the names of some common trees and about the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees.
Year 2 have written to Miss Norman to ask the school to have a ‘Wear it Wild Day‘ on Friday 27th May. They started learning about endangered animals on a trip to London Zoo, and were moved by the plight of animals in our world that are nearing extinction. They then studied a range of different animals, writing reports about them, before writing their persuasive letters to the Headteacher. Posters, which the children made for homework, have now been put up around the school giving information about different at risk animals and asking the school to help.
So, on 27th May, everyone is invited to dress up as their favourite animal and bring a contribution of £1 for WWF (www.wwf.org.uk).
Yesterday, Year 1 visited the Tower of London as part of their History topic: Castles. They really enjoyed seeing the Crown Jewels, exploring the White Tower, eating lunch in the moat and meeting an 800 year old Knight!