Category Archives: Whole School

Open mornings

We are holding open mornings for parents of prospective new Reception pupils on Tuesday 20th November and Tuesday 27th November at 9:30am. Please come along to have a look around our wonderful school and find out more about us. We’re looking forward to meeting you! Please contact the school office if you have any questions.

Ms Ascough (Executive Headteacher) and Miss Granite (Head of School)

Welcome back!

It is lovely to see everyone looking refreshed and rejuvenated after the holidays! We have a busy term ahead and we’re really excited about all the new experiences we’ll be having. Topic webs will be coming home this week, so keep an eye out for those. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, a member of staff will be in the playground each day.

Attendance Celebration

In assembly today, we talked about why it is so important for children to be in school every day. Here are some facts about this term:

We were delighted that so many children hit our school target of 96% or higher attendance!

What made us most excited was the fact that 100 children had 100% attendance! This is brilliant and now we are aiming to beat that figure for next term!

Harvest Service

On Wednesday, we held our harvest service in St Mary’s church. The children read, prayed and sang beautifully! The choir (and Mr Watkins) also treated us to a special performance of ‘You’re Welcome’ from the film Moana. Thank you to the musicians from St Mary’s church for accompanying us.

We would also like to say a really big thank you for all the donations of food for the North Paddington foodbank. Your generosity and thoughtfulness are much appreciated and will really help out some families in need.

Black History Month

This Black History Month, we are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush. Year 6 read the poem ‘Windrush Child’ by John Agard and used it as inspiration to write their own.

Here is Mariam’s:

Pigeons wave me goodbye

Clouds wave me goodbye

London waves me goodbye

As I sail away from home.

 

Has the world turned against me?

Has my life hated me all along?

Has my soul been unloyal to me?

As I sail away from home.

 

Tears pours from my weary eyes

Arms as tired as ever

Eye tired from crying

Heart bursting out of my chest

As I sail away from home.

 

Alone on this boat

Hated by everyone

The stormy sea crashing against the boat

My poor heart skipping every heartbeat

As I sail away from home.

 

A new chapter turns

Like a book skipping pages

Every page is different with its own words

Life is different with everyone around me as I am on land.

 

Digital footprint survey for parents

The internet is a fantastic resource but it can be hard to keep up with all the new sites and games that children are using. Before the holidays, we sent home information about a survey we are doing to find out about how we can support you to keep your children safe. So far, a few parents have completed it but we want to hear from lots more of you! The link to the survey is: https://goo.gl/forms/5k4NfCji0NVrkcLC2

 

St Mary’s is a Top School!

St Mary’s has been selected for a STARS Top School award!

STARS (Sustainable Travel: Active, Responsible, Safe) is a scheme run by TfL to inspire young Londoners to think differently about travel and its impact on their health, wellbeing and the environment.

St Mary’s has the gold level accreditation but we have also won a Top School award for all the work we have done promoting active travel, improving air quality and road safety for our school community.

Some pupils will be invited to attend a special awards ceremony in December at City Hall.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the people who have helped us to win this award, but especially to our pupils and their families for all their efforts and support. We are very proud of you!