Congratulations to every child who took part in our Easter Bonnet and Easter Egg competitions. The standard of the entries was extremely high and we are blessed to have such creative children and families.
The children brightened up the school by dressing in colourful clothes to celebrate Spring-time. We raised nearly £200 to donate to the Bishop of Southwark’s Lent Appeal. The fundraising will support charities in Zimbabwe, Jerusalem and several projects in the Diocese of Southwark.
Each class took part in four exciting investigations throughout the day on Tuesday 30th March. Highlights included making paper, designing electrical circuits, using data loggers, building motorised cars, coke bottle volcanoes, fun with magnets, making slime, investigating sweets, designing an ice garden, rescuing frozen dinosaurs, making water filters, investigating plants and planting seeds in recycled paper plant pots.
Years 5 & 6 have been busy making beautiful Christmas cards for the Elderly Care Unit at Lewisham Hospital and for the residents of Bentley Court, a local home for the elderly. With donations of mince pies and chocolates the children were able to deliver lovely hampers together with the cards to the hospital and Bentley Court in a socially distanced manner. It is so important to keep up these connections with the elderly as they will be feeling particularly vulnerable and isolated at this time. Well done Years 5 & 6!
The drama continues with Lewisham Youth Theatre! Amy Lewis from LYT came to St Mary's to work with a group from Years 5 and 6. She was really impressed with their energy and enthusiasm. Three children have now been chosen to continue working with LYT from January on a short 4 week project. We look forward to seeing the results!
Many thanks to all of the parents that completed our latest survey in December 2020, we received 116 responses. We value all of the feedback that we receive from our parents. Please click on the link below to view the full results:
Every class were busy finding solutions to a wide range of Maths problems, linked to real life problems. The focus was on 'working systematically' and the children learned how this approach can help them to find all of the possible solutions to a problem. Everyone had lots of fun and developed their mathematical reasoning.