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

Online Safety

Please take the time to look at these helpful information fliers about using Snapchat, Musical.ly and Facebook. While all of these apps have age limits well above primary age, it is important to understand the risks of these apps as early as possible.

Musical.ly Facebook Snapchat

If you have concerns about online safety, please come and speak to us straightaway. You can also get really good advice from the NSPCC online safety hotline: 0808 800 5002

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

 

Orchestra Sit-in

On Friday, Year 1 were given the opportunity to go to the  Academy of Ancient Music’s  rehearsal of B Minor Mass by JS Bach (1685-1750). Year 1 children are all learning either the violin or the cello this year, and it was a great chance for them to see where this could lead to and experience live music so close up!

Thank you, London Music Masters, for this amazing opportunity.

Year 5 Trip to the Imperial War Museum

Last week, Year 5 visited the Imperial War Musem in Lambeth, as part of their topic on World War 2. This is what Ayida said about the trip:

‘We were following the story of the Allpress family, who survived the war. We learnt about rationing, and how little food people were allowed. It was really exciting, and unbelievable, because of all the differences compared to now.’

Imperial War Museum for web

Road Safety Presentation

As part of Westminster’s strategy to make roads such as Enford Street ’20 miles per hour’ zones, they have been visiting schools with a road safety presentation. The children really enjoyed it and were challenged to think about how they can keep themselves safe when they are out and about.