Our Year 5 and Year 6 children played in an exciting tournament held in Sydenham, competing against teams from other Lewisham Schools. After some close-fought group matches, both teams qualified for the finals! The girls team picked up Silver medals as the runners-up, whilst the boys went one better and picked up Gold medals and a trophy as the 2021 Champions!
Reasoning and Problem Solving lie at the heart of our Maths curriculum. The children love to solve real problems in a context so that they can put their Maths learning into practice. This term, our focus was 'Trial and Improvement'. After a whole school Worship, each class then enjoyed their own challenges, using physical resources, pictures and symbols to solve Maths Problems.
St Mary's Church and Therapeutic Garden were the perfect setting for a day of Prayer, Reflection and Peace. Each child in the school enjoyed 4 activities, planned and led by the Children's Faith Group. The 4 activities, which linked to our school values were:
Year 1 and Year 2 enjoyed a fabulous reading picnic, held in the Therapeutic Garden in the grounds of St Mary's Church. As the children tucked into jam sandwiches and juice, their teachers brought some wonderful stories to life. Following this, the children enjoyed reading their books, sharing a story with the many soft toys that joined us at the picnic.
Congratulations to our School Council and Faith Group, who have been selected by their classmates for 2021 / 2022. Children who wished to apply had to make a presentation and then there was an election as each child cast their vote. The School Council will meet regularly to share ideas about how to lead new initiatives and campaigns, improve the school, raise funds and ensure that the children's voice is heard. The Faith Group will have a similar role, but focusing on Worship, RE and Values at St Mary's.
Over 100 children have had a fantastic time at our Summer School this year - please look below to find out the exciting activities that we have been enjoying each day!
Thursday 29th July
Our final day at Summer School and the feedback from children and parents was that they had enjoyed an amazing week. The skills we learned today were how to use origami to fold paper and make bookmarks, creating rap music, composing new music, preparing fresh pasta and tomato sauce for our lunch, playground games, board games, arts and crafts and how to play cricket and rounders.
Wednesday 28th July
On Wednesday, each child was very excited to receive a 'Take and Make' box, with all the ingredients needed to make a delicious 'Rainbow Paella' at home. We also enjoyed preparing fresh pasta, baking biscuits, sewing, making decorative cards, developing our artistic skills and more multisports.
Tuesday 27th July
Today we enjoyed sculpture, Mayan art, biscuit decorating, poetry, collage and sports.
Monday 26th July
On our first day at Summer School, we enjoyed African drumming, jewellery making, fruit kebabs, painting, sewing and sports.
We are so proud of our amazing Year 6 children as they take the next steps on their learning journey and transition to Secondary School. They produced a wonderful performance of ‘Aladdin’ which was enjoyed by our parents. We were led in Worship at St Mary’s Church by Father Steve for our Leaver’s service, each child received a Bible as a gift. We look forward to our Year 6 children visiting us next year as they will always be a part of the St Mary’s family.
Each class at St Mary’s enjoyed taking part in a wide range of activities - focused on the theme of ‘healthy mind, healthy body’. During the week, the children experienced meditation, yoga, vegetable tasting, fruit kebab making and some healthy maths! The week culminated in our annual Sports Day, a fantastic event held at Ladywell Arena athletics track.
“You can keep your body healthy in fun ways” Kajanika, Year 4
“I can take deep breaths and enjoy silent moments” Ebenezer, Year 4
“The Maths lesson was fun because we got to do exercise” Kaya, Year 4
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