On Friday, the Friends of St Mary’s organised a ‘Monsters Ball’ for the children after school. Here are some of the children’s monstrous costumes:
Yesterday, we began our new reward system for our class Dojo point winners: Hot Chocolate with Miss Norman. The winner (s) from each class came to the school library, where we drank hot chocolate and the children discussed their views about school and different activities they like, as well as asking Miss Norman questions. We had a lovely time!
Here is this week’s newsletter. Please note the dates for both this term and next term which are included: November 3rd 2017
This week’s newsletter: Oct 20th 2017
Have a lovely half term! School reopens on Tuesday 31st October at 9am.
Yesterday, we held our Harvest Festival in church. The children brought in lots of gifts of food for North Paddington Food Bank. We sang some of our favourite songs, on the themes of ‘Rescue’ and giving thanks. The choir sang a medley based on ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and Year 5 prayed for us really beautifully.
Here is the choir’s medley:
At St Mary’s we have been celebrating Black History Month throughout October. Each class has been learning about someone who was the first black person in their field in Britain. Here are some of the things they have been learning about:
Year 6 learnt about Diane Abbott, one of the first black British MPs, and held their own parliamentary debate about school uniform:
Year 3 learnt about the first black British bishop, Bishop Wilfred Wood, and made their own mitres and stoles:
Year 5 have learnt about James Peters, the first black British rugby player, who had an incredible life story!
Weekly Newsletter for Friday 13th October: Oct 13th 2017
Here is today’s newsletter: Oct 6th 2017
Here is this week’s newsletter. Please note the change of dates for Year 2 and Year 4’s assembly. Thank you.
St Mary’s has been awarded the Gold level accreditation for its work on encouraging children to travel to school in a healthy and sustainable way, and for its work on air quality.
Well done to all the children, staff and parents who helped us to achieve this. We are also grateful for the help we received from Westminster City Council.
This year, we have started a weekly time of Collective Worship in the classroom, for children to explore our assembly themes in even greater depth with their classteacher. As part of this, we are also using a variety of creative ways to pray and reflect, both about ourselves and the world around us.