Children in Year 2 have had the opportunity to learn how to ride balance bikes this term, as part of the ‘Bike It’ scheme running in our school.
In this week’s newsletter: Y3 Legacy Day, Tag Rugby and Upcoming Dates
Year 1 have been learning two new skills this week: playing the violin and riding a bike.
Their thrice-weekly violin lessons are provided by London Music Masters.
Every child has the opportunity to learn how to read Music, play the violin and develop their Musicianship. They are already loving it!
The bicycle training is provided by Cycle Confident.
They are teaching children across the school to ride confidently and safely, as part of our whole-school approach to health and well-being called ‘Bike It Plus’. St Mary’s is one of 6 schools to be running this scheme.
Yesterday, F1 went to Pizza Express on Baker Street.
The children were able to make a classic Italian Margherita pizza. It gave the children a great experience while picking up some useful skills as well. The children learnt how to knead the dough and create the perfect base. They discovered the importance of using fresh ingredients and they also had a chance to taste some ingredients. The children returned to school with their very own hand-made pizzas. They all loved making their pizzas and all behaved well. Many parents came to help for which we were very grateful.
At St Mary’s, we have been thinking about many of the different ways of keeping healthy and staying active.
This week, we held ‘Shoesday Tuesday’ at the request of the school council to encourage both pupils and adults to walk to school.
Year 5 and 6 pupils have been learning how to cycle safely over the last couple of weeks, and have also been finding out how to mend their bikes when they go wrong in a ‘FIX IT’ workshop.
Today the children at St Mary’s hopped and ran to raise money for Sports Relief.
The younger children hopped around the school playground, completing an obstacle course:
Children in KS2 (and some of their teachers) ran around the church. Some children managed 24 laps, which is more than a mile!
Thank you to all the staff, parents and ‘Friends’ of St Mary’s who helped make the event such a success.
St Mary’s has been awarded the BIT award in recognition of its work in preventing bullying in school. This is a wonderful achievement and something we are extremely proud of, as we take anti-bullying extremely seriously. Year 5 worked intensively with Kidscape last term, and both Mrs Leith and Mr Davies have been trained to deliver high-quality anti-bullying teaching to the children. A huge thank you to Mrs Leith, Mrs McSherry and all the staff for all their work in protecting our children.