Well done to all our runners.
After impressive individual performances by Rebekah (1st Year 6 girls), Clemmie (2nd Year 5 girls), Casper (4th Year 5 boys), James ( 4th Year 6 boys), Georgie (4th Year 5 girls), out of 19 Wandsworth schools we came 2nd overall.
Only a week and a half later at Richard Evans, 36 children from St Mary’s triumphed by winning the PPSSA shield for 1st Place. Outsiding runs by Rebekah and Natasha ( Year 6 girls winner and runner up), Alex (runner up Year 5 boys), James (year 6 boys runner up), Clemmie ( Year 5 girls winner).
Our history topic this term has been ‘What are we remembering on remembrance Day?’. We brought in objects from home (teddies, photos and rings) that help us to remember a special event. We then looked at what poppies help us to remember. Children made their own poppies and watched a clip of the remembrance service at the Cenotaph. Many of the children attended the service at St Mary’s church too. We devised questions and asked Mrs Livingstone’s dad about his memories of being a child during the war. Finally we visited and sketched the Putney War Memorial. We went into the church to see the record of soldiers from Putney who had died in the war.
Year 4 children enjoyed their trip to Southwark Cathedral as part of their RE study on ‘Signs and Symbols’. They took part in a ‘symbols’ trail around the cathedral and then made clay tile interpretations of the symbols discovered.
Reception class visited Putney bus garage as we were learning about journeys and transport. We had a ride all around South London and even went in a bus wash.
Reception class visited Putney library to find out more about books. We learnt that there are picture and information books and the librarian read to us. We were allowed to choose books to take home and read with our parents.
On Wednesday 13th November ten Year 6 children went to the Kia Oval in South London to take part in the qualifying round of the Maurice Fulcher cricket tournament. We enjoyed our lunch sitting in the stands overlooking the famous pitch before heading off to the indoor school to compete against Hillbrook, Sheringdale and Dulwich Hamlet. Some good cricket was played and having won all 3 of our matches we look forward to the finals day in January 2014.
In late October Year 6 enjoyed a sunny, autumnal day on the banks of the River Thames giving us a practical experience to add to our ‘Rivers’ topic this term. We measured the speed and depth of the river as well as spending time searching the foreshore for interesting artefacts both past and present.