We had a fantastic International Day on Friday, with children, staff and parents dressing up in costumes from countries around the world.
This year, our focus was on countries in Africa, and each class shared work about their chosen country. It was also an excellent opportunity for the children to show the wonderful respect they have for each other’s cultures and beliefs.
A big thank you to the parents who brought in food and set up stalls, teaching us about life in your home countries.
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!
Here is today’s newsletter, with information about International Week: February 24th 2017
KS2 children performed their fantastic Nativity this afternoon: Hosanna Rock. The singing was beautiful (with some wonderful solos), the dancing was energetic and the words were spoken very clearly. Well done, children – you were great!
This afternoon, Year 1 and 2 put on their version of the Christmas Story, with a group of aliens stranded on earth telling the story. There were stars and angels and Mary and Joseph, who like the aliens, could find no home. The children acted brilliantly and sang their hearts out. Well done, we are very proud of you!
We had a wonderful carol service on Wednesday. The choir and Year 6 started us off by singing in Latin, then the whole school joined in to raise the roof with some fantastic carols. Year 6 read beautifully, and Year 5 led us in special prayers for Mrs Arnold and Mr Riordan, and for Aleppo in Syria. It was great to see lots of our parents joining us for this special service.
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The whole school held 2 minutes’ silence today to mark Remembrance Day. The children explained that on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, ‘we will remember them’. Year 6 read ‘On Flanders Field’ and we all prayed together for the peace of our world.
Please join us to celebrate Christmas this year – all welcome!
Yesterday, Year 2 pupils took part in a football tournament with other local schools, run by QPR Football Club, at Westway Sports Centre. They had a fantastic day, playing games against other teams and developing their skills.