Category Archives: Events

Book Week – Book Cover Doors…

This week, every class has been decorating their classroom door to resemble a favourite book cover. There has been a brilliant range of books across all ages, and the children and staff have done an incredible job. Sarah Bedford, our Chair of Governors, judged them and decided that Year 1’s cover for ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ was the best. They will win £100 of books and resources for their class.

World Book Day

Today, we celebrated World Book Day at St Mary’s. Despite the snow, many children and staff came to school dressed as a word, for our whole school vocabulary parade. There were some fantastic costumes and the children very eloquently gave examples of how to put their word into a sentence. Well done, everyone. You have done an amazing job today!

Also this week, we have had mystery readers in class each day, trips to Daunt’s Bookshop and ‘Drop Everything And Read’. Here are some of the children reading in a DEAR session:

International Day Celebration

Today, our families brought food to share from their home countries – all over the world! Children and adults dressed up in national costumes, too.

Violin recital

Today, the children enjoyed a recital by Ben Beilman from Philadelphia, USA. He played two pieces: Partita in D minor by J.S. Bach and a derivative piece by Bela Bartok. The children responded very well and were able to compare and contrast the pieces thoughtfully. One child in Y2 said ‘this is the best thing I’ve ever heard!’ We are very grateful to London Music Masters for this incredible opportunity.

Ben Beilman 1Ben Beilman

Attendance Celebration

On Friday, the children with 100% attendance last term had their reward celebration – a pizza and popcorn party. We are delighted that 44 children (around a quarter of our school) achieved 100%. Every child now has a personal target for this coming term – good luck, everyone!

pizza and popcorn Jan 18

Early Years Nativity Play

This afternoon, Early Years delighted us with their Nativity play: The Sleepy Shepherd. They sang so beautifully and acted out all the parts really well to tell the Christmas story. Huge thanks to the staff for all their hard work putting the show together.

We also took a collection for ‘Save the Children’ at the end.

Weekly Newsletter 8.12.17

Here is this week’s newsletter: December 8th 2017

We have all been having a lovely time at the Christmas fair today!

Have a great weekend

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.