World Book Day
Despite the weather, St Mary's overcame all obstacles to celebrate World Book Day and the love of reading.
Both staff and children dressed up as famous and infamous characters and lots of exciting book themed activities took place.
Here are some of our pictures that reflect a very fun filled and enjoyable day.
Year 5 & Year 6 had a visit from the Young Shakespear Company who performed The Tempest.
The actors performed the Shakespeare’s tale of magic, comedy and drama in a fast-moving fully-costumed promenade-style production. The play is brought vividly to life around and among the children, at times including the whole audience to create such dramatic scenes as the storm that wrecks Prospero’s boat and the magical banquet with which the spirits of the island trick Prospero’s enemies.
Throughout the performance the children became actively involved in the play through a carefully structured range of drama and language activities. They were encouraged to explore the motives, thoughts and feelings of the characters. Volunteers from among the children are also chosen to become individual characters in the story and all the children have the opportunity to speak and enjoy Shakespeare’s words in short, accessible sections.
Young Voices - O2 Arena
Thirty six excited St Mary's choir children all trotted off to the O2 Arena on Monday 29th January. They performed in a concert involving schools all over London. Before the concert, they worked extremely hard to learn over thirty different songs. In the afternoon they rehearsed and then stayed for the evening performances where the arena was packed. There were guest performers such as 'The Magnets' and 'Urban Strides.' It was a fantastic event, enjoyed by students and parents. A very big "Thank you" to Mrs Palliser for all of her hard work to make the evening possible.
Laying of Flowers
On the 10th November 2017, year 6 were invited to attend the Annual event of Laying Flowers, with the Lay a flower and Poppy Cross on to each of the 320 graves, of Service Causality in Chingford Mount Cemetery. Over 180 students from 8 local schools helped in the act of rememberances. All the students were very respectful and behaved in a manner which was fitting to the event. The students found it very interesting and helped in their understanding of what Rememberance Sunday is about. The lives that were given to give us the freedom we have today.
Metropolitan Police Christmas Tree Project Launch Event
Our very own Lily Murray was luck enough to win the Metropolitan Police Christmas Tree poster competition in Waltham Forest. This is a fantastic achievement as so many excellent entries were received.
To celebrate Lily's success, the Murray family were invited to the brand new headquarters of New Scotland Yard with Police Commissioner Cressida Dick.
Well done Lily!
London 2017 World Championships - Olympic Stadium
Year 2 and Miss Ward - Tottenham Hotspur Filming
During the Spring Term Year 1 and 2 were lucky to have Coach Danny Mitchell from Tottenham Hotspur Foundation come into their classes once a week in order to work with the class teachers during academic lessons and to teach and team-teach P.E. lessons, focusing on the five fundamentals of football.
The Premier League chose Tottenham Hotspur to create a video in order to show the work that Premier League Primary Stars do to engage children in the classroom and the sports field. Coach Danny was then chosen and he decided for my Year 2 class to be the focus of the video. A team of six camera and sound men came into our classroom on 10th May 2017 to film the children both in the classroom and in the playground during a P.E. lesson and this video has now been released! You can view it by clicking on the following links:
The children in Year 2 loved having the experience of having Coach Danny in our class and the experience of being filmed and recorded in the classroom! I hope you enjoy watching the Year 2 children in action!
Miss S. Ward
Key Stage Two and Assessment Lead
Good Citizenship Awards
On Friday 19th May 2017, Alessandro was awarded a Good Citizenship Award from Bishop Alan at Brentwood Cathedral.
Alessandro always demonstrates a positive approach to any situation he encounters. He gives his very even when he finds things challenging. He is a cheerful member of his class and a loyal friend which are great qualities to be recognised and celebrated.
Well done Alessandro on your achievement.