Monthly Archives: November 2016

Miss Granite – Maths visit to China

Miss Granite is currently in Shanghai, China, to learn more about teaching Mastery Maths. This is an approach that we use in both KS1 and KS2 to enable pupils to make great progress in Maths. We are looking forward to finding out the new skills Miss Granite has learnt, to support us to raise standards in Maths even further.

Here she is on the Chinese news:


Balance Bike Training

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.

School Open Morning

We had a lovely open morning for prospective parents today.



Here is the presentation we shared, with information about our school: Welcome to St Mary’s 2016


If you would like to know more about our school, but were unable to come today, please contact the school office. We are very proud of our school and always happy to show people around.

Y2 Football Tournament

Yesterday, Year 2 pupils took part in a football tournament with other local schools, run by QPR Football Club, at Westway Sports Centre. They had a fantastic day, playing games against other teams and developing their skills.

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Year 5’s tour guide lesson at Lord’s

Yesterday, Year 5 visited Lord’s Cricket Ground to learn how to be tour guides. They will be conducting a full tour of the ground, and the historical artefacts inside the Pavillion, later this term for staff, Governors and parents from St Mary’s. This will help develop their leadership skills and their ability to recall and present key information.

Here they are taking notes, ready for their tour:

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Pride of Britain Awards 2016

Yesterday, a group of children from Year 5 and Year 6 attended the red carpet of the Pride of Britain Awards. A host of celebrities stopped to chat to the children and kindly took photos with us as they made their way into the event. The children were most excited to meet the Olympians, politicians (especially the Prime Minister) and stars of the Great British Bake Off. Mr Knight and Miss Norman were also delighted to meet the stars of Strictly Come Dancing!

Thank you to Pride of Britain for inviting us to your event – we had a wonderful time.

May we take a selfie, PM?!

St Mary’s made it into the newspaper this morning, after the Prime Minister, Theresa May, agreed to take a ‘selfie’ with our children at the Pride of Britain Awards last night. We were invited to stand on the red carpet to welcome the guests, many of whom stopped and chatted with the children. We will upload more photos from the evening – so do keep posted.

metro-newspm-selfieHere’s the picture we took.

Thank you Mrs May for being such a good sport.