Monthly Archives: December 2017

Year 4 ‘Meet the Author’ Day at QPR football club

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.

Year 6’s Humanist Visitor

Today, Year 6 were visited by a Humanist, who provided an alternative view about belief in science and reason, as part of our RE topic on Creation and Science.

Jeremy Rodell from Humanists UK came and discussed the main beliefs of Humanists, and that they use logic, reason and empathy to decide how to live their lives.

They discovered how science has changed its opinion over the years, when determining how old the Earth is. The children also tried to solve a murder using different forms of evidence.

Music Masters Christmas Concert

The children in Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 delighted us yesterday by performing what they have been learning in their lessons with London Music Masters. The Year 1 violinists and cellists performed for the first time. Year 2 showed what amazing progress they have made since last year (as you can hear in the video clip below). Year 3 and 4 sang beautifully in parts some of the songs they have learnt with Miss Rosanne. It was also so great to see so many parents attending and enjoying the children’s music making.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

The children are now busy making decorations, learning about the Christmas story and rehearsing their Nativity plays here at St Mary’s. We are all looking forward to the wonderful Christmas events we have over the next couple of weeks!

Early Years Puppet Show Trip

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.

Festive Hot Chocolate!

Today, the children with the most Dojo points came for their hot chocolate and we talked about all things Advent and Christmas. One of the children even had a festive hat! It was lovely to hear about the children’s ideas for decorating the school and how much they enjoy being at St Mary’s.

Hot chocolate 4.12.17