Monthly Archives: March 2018

Year 6 Trip to Wadham College, Oxford

On Monday, Year 6 visited Wadham College in Oxford. They met students, toured the college and ate their lunch in a real life student refectory! Afterwards, they toured the city of Oxford, learning about the history of the city and some of the authors who had lived and studied there. Do you recognise the lamppost and know which famous series of books it inspired?

It was a great experience for the children, enabling them to think about their own futures in a new way.

Year 3 and 4 Football Tournament

On Tuesday 6th March, 10 children from Year 3 and 4 took part in the Westminster football competition at Paddington Rec. We won 2 games and lost 2 games. One of the children scored 4 goals, and three other children scored 1 each. Everyone played their best and represented the school extremely well!

F1 – Unleavened Bread Making

Yesterday in F1, the children learnt about the story of the Last Supper and made unleavened bread to share with each other. They used flour, butter, oil, eggs, honey and salt to make their bread, but no yeast. They waited while it cooked in the oven and then ate it round a table together, just like Jesus and his disciples did at the Last Supper.

Book Week – Book Cover Doors…

This week, every class has been decorating their classroom door to resemble a favourite book cover. There has been a brilliant range of books across all ages, and the children and staff have done an incredible job. Sarah Bedford, our Chair of Governors, judged them and decided that Year 1’s cover for ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ was the best. They will win £100 of books and resources for their class.

Snow update 2nd March

***UPDATE: parents may come and collect their children early if they wish as heavy snow is forecast***

We are open again today. Please use the front door again, like yesterday. There will be no clubs today (before or after school).

Collection times for all children:

F1&2 3.00

Y1&2 3.05

Y3&4 3.10

Y5&6 3.15

World Book Day

Today, we celebrated World Book Day at St Mary’s. Despite the snow, many children and staff came to school dressed as a word, for our whole school vocabulary parade. There were some fantastic costumes and the children very eloquently gave examples of how to put their word into a sentence. Well done, everyone. You have done an amazing job today!

Also this week, we have had mystery readers in class each day, trips to Daunt’s Bookshop and ‘Drop Everything And Read’. Here are some of the children reading in a DEAR session:

1st March – Snow and World Book Day

St Mary’s is open today. Please use the front door, not the playground entrance. We won’t be able to use the playground today as it is very icy.

snow 1st March

World Book Day assembly is at 9.05. Parents welcome. There is no cycling coffee morning today!

Multi-skills club and After School Club have been cancelled. ALL children to go home at 3.15 today. If there are any further updates, we will email and text parents. Have a safe journey.

F2 have been taking the opportunity to investigate the snow with microscopes and magnifying glasses: