Today, F1 and F2 visited Odds Farm in Surrey. They had the opportunity both to see farm animals and to handle some. They had a wonderful day.
On Friday, F1 and F2 had a wonderful Sports Day. There were lots of different activities to try, including a bike race, egg and spoon race and a race involving a carrot and a chicken!!
The Year 6 helpers and parents also enjoyed racing at the end of the morning.
Today, we held our very first Graduation for Nursery pupils going up into Reception class next year. They were presented with a scroll, congratulating them on their achievements. The children who will stay in F1 next year also received a special card. The children sang songs about moving on and the future, while dressed in their amazing gowns, which were kindly donated by one of our parents. Well done, F1!
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.
The children have been having lots of fun at our Minibest Hotel this term! We have had quite a few different visitors, particularly snails, who like munching on the food we leave for them. It is a wonderful way of engaging children with animals to foster their awe and wonder, and also to develop their language as they talk about what they can see.
Last week, F1 visited ‘The Garden’ in the Science Museum. It was a very exciting and interactive experience for the children, which allowed them to discover Science through play. They had a chance to explore water, construction, light and sound. They have deepened their understanding about floating and sinking as a result. They also found out about shadows and reflections.
Last week, F2 visited the Sea Life centre (London Aquarium) as part of their Water topic.
They enjoyed seeing a whole range of underwater creatures, including the incredible jelly fish, and learning about different animals and their habitats.
This week is International Week at St Mary’s, and we are all learning about different countries in the continent of Africa.
F1 and F2 are learning about Nigeria. One of our parents kindly visited F2 to share what life in Nigeria is like, including how people carry their babies!