On Tuesday 6th February, 11 girls from year 5 and 6 went to Paddington Rec to compete in the girls’ football tournament. Everyone played superbly (we did not lose a game!). We won 2 games and drew 3, with Sara scoring 2 goals and Jenin 1 goal. Well done to the whole team for a great day out!
Yesterday, our Year 5/6 boys’ football team took part in a Westminster-wide competition. Here is a match report by one of the team:
On the 29th of January 2018, some boys from years 5-6 went to a football tournament.
Fist we had a warm up passing the ball to each other and having a run around. The first match was a draw (0-0), the second match was a defeat (1-0), and the third match was another defeat (2-0). Then we were knocked out so we couldn’t go through to the semi-finals.
After that we went to another pitch to play some friendlies. For our first friendly we versed Saint Vincent’s Primary School, and lost 1-0, but we finally won our last friendly 2-1!
Finally we got our stuff and made our way back to school. We enjoyed the day and hope to win better and learn from our mistakes that we made.
Last week, Year 2 visited London Zoo to learn about the identification and classification of animals. They had a fantastic day, with a hands-on workshop and visiting lots of different animals. They also had a great walk through Regent’s Park, where they stopped to look at London Central Mosque.
On Tuesday 23rd January, 24 Year 3 and 4 children participated in the Sportshall Athletics competition. They represented St Mary’s very well and showed all our school values – we came back with an award for Honesty! A highlight was Alyah and Olivia winning the Girls Hurdles relay.
On Thursday, Year 6 went to ZSL London Zoo to see different biomes. A biome is a particular habitat for different plants and animals, eg the rainforest where sloths live and hibiscus flowers grow. It was really fun seeing the different animals, and finding out new facts – some of which were almost unbelievable! Did you know that otters are carnivores, for example? The children very bravely stroked Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches and enjoyed watching red kangeroos in the outback biome.
Our weekly newsletter for 12th January: January 12th 2018
Yesterday, children from our Animation Club and other budding artists visited the Regent Street Cinema to be judges for the British Animation Awards. This is a huge honour and we were delighted to have been invited! The children watched 6 short films, giving them a score out of 10 and writing down their feedback. The results of their judgements will be announced in March as the ‘Children’s Choice Award’. They also had a great time making thaumathropes and animating them on a laptop! It was a wonderful day.
We were delighted that 4 of our children have had their artwork turned into displays in Leicester Square! They had to create a design which incorporated a London landmark and a Christmas theme. The children drew famous public buildings, places of worship or bridges and then decorated them with Christmas symbols and images. We are very proud of what they have produced.
The winners went to Leicester Square on Tuesday to receive a certificate and to see their artwork in situ.
Yesterday, Year 4 had a brilliant time visiting QPR football club for a ‘meet the author’ day. This was part of the Premier League’s Primary Stars programme. They met Matt Oldfield, who has written a book about Lionel Messi, and Will Mabbitt who has written a pirate adventure story called ‘The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones’. They also had a tour of the stadium.
Today F1 and F2 went on a trip to the Puppet Theatre Barge in Little Venice. We saw The Little Christmas Tree puppet production which combined carved wooden marionettes and beautiful shadow puppets to tell the story of a unique friendship between a little boy and a wonky Christmas tree. We all loved this magical story with imaginary scenes, lightening and lovely soundtrack.