Monthly Archives: October 2017

Harvest Festival Service

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:

 

Black History Month/ Newsletter

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:

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Year 5 have learnt about James Peters, the first black British rugby player, who had an incredible life story!

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Weekly Newsletter for Friday 13th October: Oct 13th 2017

Sayers Croft Day 3

Today is our Year 5 children’s last day at Sayers Croft. They are enjoying team challenges this morning:

Year 1 Police Visit for Black History Month

On Friday, Year 1 had a visit from two of our local community police officers. They are studying the first black British police officer, John Kent, as part of Black History Month.

They had a great time learning about the job of the police officers, and especially trying on their helmets! They also learnt about how to be safe and be careful with strangers.

Sayers Croft Day 2

The children slept very well and are wide awake and ready for their activities this morning. They will be caving, having a go at a low ropes course, exploring the WW2 trail and finding their way around the woods using compasses. A jam-packed day, full of adventure!

The children also celebrated a special birthday.

Sayers Croft ropes

Year 5 at Sayers Croft

This year, for the first time, our Year 5s have gone to Sayers Croft Activity Centre in Ewhurst, Surrey. They are undertaking outdoor adventurous activities (part of the PE curriculum) and mapwork activities (part of the Geography curriulum), as well as team building and learning to stay away from home! Today, they tackled the blindfold trail, maze and orienteering challenge:

School Cross Country Event at Paddington Rec

On Monday 2nd October, KS1 and KS2 students made their way to Paddington Rec for our school Cross Country.

Children ran the following distances:

Year 1 and 2: 600m

Year 3 and 4: 1km

Year 5 and 6: 1.6km (1 mile)

A particularly exciting race was the Year 6 girls, which was an extremely tight finish for 3rd place! Congratulations to the top 6 finishers from each year group, who will represent St Mary’s at the inter-school competition at Regent’s Park. Well done to everyone for participating and showing great sportsmanship!

RE: Creation

Year 6 have been learning about Creation in their RE (using Understanding Christianity), and reflecting on what it means to them through art and poetry. Here are some of their original poems: