Category Archives: KS2

Year 3 trip to Kew Gardens

Today, Year 3 visited Kew Gardens for a science workshop about plants. They learned all about what each part of a plant does, and found a variety of bees in the gardens. Everyone was surprised to learn that even creatures like bats, lizards and frogs can be pollinators!

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Year 3 Buddhist Temple Visit

Today, Year 3 visited the London Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple. They learned about Siddhartha and meditation, as well as how to make origami lotus flowers.

This is part of their summer term RE topic, ‘What does it mean to be a Buddhist?’

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Champion Writers – 23.3.18

We love writing at St Mary’s and want to celebrate the best writing our children do, week by week. The children whose writing is particularly brilliant are called our ‘Champion Writers’. Here are this week’s Champion Writers from Year 1 and Year 3:

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Year 6 at the ‘Easter Experience’

Yesterday, Year 6 went to All Souls’ Church in Langham Place for the ‘Easter Experience’. They investigated various different simulated crime scenes, with evidence from the Easter story, to try and work out who might have been responsible for the death of Jesus. They enjoyed the creative and imaginative approach to the story, and thinking about it from a legal perspective.

Year 5 Bastketball Tournament

On Wednesday, children from Year 5 went to the Little Venice Sports Centre for a Westminster-wide basketball competition. Their sportmanship was commented on as being outstanding, and they competed very well against more experienced and taller teams. Well done, Year 5!

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:

https://www.britishscienceweek.org/plan-your-activities/activity-packs/

http://www.playdoughtoplato.com/stem-activities-for-kids/

http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/toys.html

https://www.crestawards.org/all-superstar-activities/

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!

Year 6 Trip to Wadham College, Oxford

On Monday, Year 6 visited Wadham College in Oxford. They met students, toured the college and ate their lunch in a real life student refectory! Afterwards, they toured the city of Oxford, learning about the history of the city and some of the authors who had lived and studied there. Do you recognise the lamppost and know which famous series of books it inspired?

It was a great experience for the children, enabling them to think about their own futures in a new way.

Year 3 and 4 Football Tournament

On Tuesday 6th March, 10 children from Year 3 and 4 took part in the Westminster football competition at Paddington Rec. We won 2 games and lost 2 games. One of the children scored 4 goals, and three other children scored 1 each. Everyone played their best and represented the school extremely well!

Year 4 Visit to Holy Trinity Church

On Thursday, Year 4 visited Holy Trinity church in Sloane Square. They had been learning about the Trinity in RE last term, and so they were able to look for and explore symbols of the Trinity in this church. The Rector of Holy Trinity church gave the children a wonderful tour (including being able to go up into the pulpit) and helped them to find all the different symbols around the church. The children also learnt about the Eucharist (Holy Communion), and saw the special silver patten and chalice used at the church. One child said ‘this is wonderful, I feel holy just being here.’ Miss Norman used to work at Holy Trinity, so there is a special link between our schools. On the way, we even saw horses from Buckingham Palace!