We had a great time last week raising money for Comic Relief! The cake sale was a great success – thank you to everyone who donated or bought cakes. We have some very talented bakers in school! The children loved taking part in the danceathon – it was great fun! We raised over £300, so thank you all very much for your generosity.
We have loved celebrating all things book-related this week! We have been welcoming a Mystery Reader into each class each day; stopping whatever we were doing and grabbing a book for ‘Drop Everything and Read’; swapping our World Book Day vouchers for a free book at Daunt bookshop; sharing books with our parents on Thursday afternoon and wearing our pyjamas to school! It really has been a fantastic week.
A special thank you goes to Mr Knight for organising it all, and to the parents and carers who have supported us by sharing stories, customising pyjamas and most importantly, inspiring a love of reading in our children.
On Friday 25th January, some of the Faith Council attended a special thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral, organised by the LDBS. The service was attended by schools from the Diocese of London, who came together to give thanks for the work that schools do. We were really excited to hear from Bishop Sarah, the Bishop of London, who answered some of the children’s questions. It was a wonderful afternoon.
On Monday 3rd December, we were treated to a performance by the cellists and violinists in Years 1, 2 and 3. They showed us the skills they have been practising this term, as well as playing some of the pieces they’ve learnt. It was very impressive – we have some very talented musicians at St Mary’s!
We had our Christmas Fair on Friday 7th December and it was a really fantastic occasion! Thank you so much to everyone who came and supported it – we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
We would like to say a special thank you to the Friends for all their hard work in planning and organising the fair (as well as tidying up afterwards!) Your support is really appreciated.
The fair raised £1575.44 which was amazing! We are going to put the money towards updating and improving the playground.
We had our annual Scholastic book fair last week. Our target this year was £1000 and with the amazing support from parents and children we hit our target and over – we raised £1100 in total! This incredible amount is the highest in school history and will enable us to purchase resources to support the children’s learning. Thank you so much to everyone who came along and bought books.