Monthly Archives: July 2016

Year 3 trip to Kidzania

Last week, Year 3 visited Kidzania to explore a variety of different careers.

Year 6 Leavers’ Presentation

On Friday, our Year 6 class put on the fantastic show ‘Shakespeare Rocks’, telling the story of the life of William Shakespeare and some of the backgroud to his plays. We laughed, we cried, and then we laughed a lot more! They performed it extremely well and we were all very proud of them. Mr Riordan continued the afternoon by giving a speech, saying how important it was that whatever happens in life, they care for one another. Jon Ward (Chair of Governors) then presented every child with a book, a special certificate made for each individual pupil, and awarded the school cups to children as voted for by their classmates.

Well done, Year 6. We will all miss you very much.

Ofsted Report: St Mary’s is a GOOD school

Here is the report from our Ofsted inspection, which confirms that we are a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare.

Ofsted report for web

We are delighted to achieve this, having been graded Requires Improvement 2 years ago. The report shows how many wonderful things there are about St Mary’s, in particular our incredible pupils and very committed staff, and how much we have developed and improved over the last 2 years. We hope that every member of our school community will celebrate this with us – it is very much a joint effort!

 

St Mary’s Bryanston Square CofE Primary School Ofsted report

Ofsted’s Web Page for St Mary’s

Chair of Governors Ofsted letter

Art Exhibition

Yesterday, St Mary’s was transformed into an Art Gallery! Every class worked on an Art project, linked to the theme of Water, during ‘Arts Week’ and then displayed their work for parents and visitors to see. There were also filmed Musical performances, which were played during the exhibition, and the choir sang a selection of songs from different films.

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the children, and to the staff for all their hard work in putting the show together.

Year 6 ‘Fiver’ Project

At the end of June, Year 6 worked on an enterprise project called ‘The Fiver Challenge‘. They each received £5 from Virgin Money, which they invested into group businesses (a bit like the Apprentice!). They had to buy and make their products, work out their costs and profit, and sell their items to the school community. They even made adverts, which they shared in assembly. Some groups raised money for a charty; others put their proceeds towards a special treat for the class.

We were all extremely impressed with their teamwork, attitude, business acumen and salesmanship. Well done, Year 6!

As part of the project, the children made their own adverts to sell their products:

Notebooks

Ice-cream
Candles
Treats
Drinks
Stationery

Percussive Strings at the Barbican

On Friday, a group of Year 5 pupils went to the Barbican Centre to perform a piece they have been working on with London Music Masters.

LMM Barbican

They sang and performed fantastically well, often having their own part to sing amongst a combined choir of four different schools. The singers were accompanied by violinists from other London Music Masters schools; we are looking forward to some of our pupils starting violin lessons next year.

Well done, Year 5!

Healthy Schools Award

St Mary’s has just been awarded the Healthy Schools Bronze Award for its commitment to children’s health and well-being. This includes all aspects of health: physical, emotional and mental health. The award is a way of recognising good practice in schools in promoting healthy lifestyles and keeping children safe from harm.

Healthy Schools logo

A huge congratulations to the staff who contributed to the awards process, especially Mrs McSherry and Mrs Leith who collated all the evidence. Thank you, too, to our parents; your support with healthy lunchboxes and engagement with sports clubs and activities has helped make this possible.

 

F1 (Nursery) Trip to Pizza Express

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.