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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Monday 2nd October, KS1 and KS2 students made their way to Paddington Rec for our school Cross Country.
Children ran the following distances:
Year 1 and 2: 600m
Year 3 and 4: 1km
Year 5 and 6: 1.6km (1 mile)
A particularly exciting race was the Year 6 girls, which was an extremely tight finish for 3rd place! Congratulations to the top 6 finishers from each year group, who will represent St Mary’s at the inter-school competition at Regent’s Park. Well done to everyone for participating and showing great sportsmanship!