Year Four performed a brilliant rendition of Roald Dahl’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, with support from Year Three as the choir. It was an absolutely stunning performance that received a standing ovation from the audience! Well done to all the children who participated; your hard work and dedication definitely paid off!
A huge thank you to Miss Hodgson and Miss Daly for putting together such a brilliant production.
Following the tragic events in Manchester on Monday 22nd May and the current, extensive coverage on social media, we have provided some links below with information about how to talk to children and young people:
Yesterday, the weather was glorious and Year One were lucky enough to spend the day at the London Transport Museum! We started our day by having a Poster Art workshop where we looked at a range of posters, through the years, that have featured in the Underground stations. We discussed the purpose of posters and how they often have hidden messages! We worked in groups to create our own London Underground posters. After our workshop, we explored the museum and got to look at a range of transportation models and how they have evolved over time. We had a fantastic day!
Today, Ms. Woodford received the most amazing video from Alexander’s father, Ronnie, who sent it from the summit of Mount Lhoste in Central Nepal. This was a complete surprise for everyone; including Alex! We looked at different maps to show where we are in the world as well as where Mount Lhoste is. This mountain is the fourth highest in the world and is located immediately south of Mount Everest. Mount Lhoste is 8516M and Mount Everest is 8850M This climb is very difficult and registered as a Major Mountain Experience.
Alex sat at the front of the hall and everyone watched in astonishment as his father explained how cold it was and showed us a 360 degree view of the mountain range. Alex told us his father has to have special clothing and boots to climb mountains as well as oxygen as it becomes difficult to breathe at this altitude. We wondered how he kept warm at night and Alex told us he has to sleep in a special orange tent complete with hot water bottles and a game of Monopoly!
On Thursday 18th May, Year 5 travelled to Mile End to visit the Ragged School Museum. Some of the class dressed as a Victorian child for the day to really get into character. When we arrived we were taken upstairs to the Victorian classroom where Miss Perkins taught us the alphabet and how to convert shillings and pennies! She was extremely strict throughout the lesson and made us stand up when we said our names in the register, she checked our hands were clean and wouldn’t allow us to talk at all!! After the lesson she showed us some of the punishments the children used to experience such as the ‘Dunces’ hat, finger stocks and the cane. It was a great experience for everyone! Thanks to the parent helpers who came along.
Here are some photos of our trip!
On Tuesday 16th May, a group of Reception and Key Stage One children and their parents were able to participate in a Ditch the Stabilisers session. The parents and children learned techniques to ride a bicycle without stabilisers and had the time to practise with the support of other families and their peers. Many children went home being able to proudly say they have ridden their bicycles without stabilisers! Congratulations to all the children and parents involved in the special event.
If your child is in Reception or Key Stage One and did not get a chance to participate in this session, be on the lookout for information coming soon about another Ditch the Stabilisers session this school year!
Sing Up Day this year felt truly special. St Saviour’s joined with 26 countries over 6 continents to celebrate the joys of singing.
We began the day with a family singing breakfast workshop, before school had even opened it’s doors, and were delighted that over 50 families joined us to sing some school favourites along with the National Sing Up Day anthem, ‘Let Love Shine Through’. And what lovely feedback you shared too! We hope to make these a termly event.
The day ended with a whole school singing assembly, with each class performing a Sing Up classic to the rest of the school, and rounding off the day with us all enjoying another rendition of Let Love Shine Through.
If you’d like to keep singing this at home, here’s a link to the lyric video. Enjoy!
Year Five had a wonderful time at Sayers Croft. Click here to read about what we did.
Maths Week was a huge success and the children thought of some brilliant ideas for their class product to sell on Business Challenge Day. It can now be revealed that the winning class was…YEAR FOUR! They managed to raise over £100! Each class can now spend their well earned winnings on whatever they choose!
Thank you to everyone who helped with the sales on Friday and who contributed by buying some of our delicious products.
On Shrove Tuesday, all years participated in a Pancake Race, to celebrate Shrove Tuesday. We had great fun racing our pancakes in the playground.
In Church on Ash Wednesday, each child had the opportunity to be blessed by Father Bradley and have ash put on to our foreheads. We learnt that the ash is made from burnt palm leaves and that the day symbolises the start of Lent. We discussed how God forgives us for our sins and revealed in Church the things that we will be giving up.
We have had an amazing Book Week. Our whole school focus was ‘Children’s Classics’ and each class focused on a traditional well loved story.
On Tuesday, parents were invited to come and read with their children, which they really enjoyed. Then, on Wednesday we had our Key Stage One and Two Poetry Slam! The standard was incredibly high this year. Well done to every who performed. You were brilliant!
Thursday was our Key Stage Two ‘Play in a Day’. Jonah Fazel (from The Make ’em Ups Theatre Company) and Miss. Hodgson worked incredibly hard with Year 3,4 and 6 to devise a performance of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’. The children performed with such confidence and it was impressive how well they remembered their lines and positions on stage. All in one day! Bravo!
Friday was our annual World Book dress up day! We had a whole range of imaginative costumes based on Classic Children’s Books – well done for your efforts!
We can’t wait for next year…
World Faith’s Day was an exciting day at St Saviour’s as we learned about Leadership in World Religions. Across the school, children learned about a specific religion such as Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, and Christianity. Each class learned about leaders that were either included in religious texts, history or current times. During the afternoon Key Stage Two had guest speakers that came to talk about leadership in world religions. We all shared what we had learned at the end of the day during our assembly and hymn practise. It was a wonderful day full of learning and respect for others.
The whole school focus for this week has been Online Safety. ‘Safer Internet Day’ is next month, and St Saviour’s had a head start in learning about to be safe when we are accessing the Internet.
All classes have been made strongly aware, through videos, guest speakers, workshops and lessons, about the dangers that we can face when using the Internet. We covered topics such as personal information, sharing photos, cyber bullying, pop ups and hoax emails. We discussed talking to strangers online and the importance of reporting anything suspicious to an adult.
Year Three also had an amazing time at the Apple store learning how to use coding to program a robot.
Below are several links to a range of useful resources for both children and adults. Please take the time to read these and become familiar with what you can do to help keep your child safe and happy online. You will also find the results of our recent Online Safety questionnaires.
The Year Six Tech Team have been working extremely hard with Miss Cornelius to produce a video informing children about some of the dangers on the Internet. We used the green screen to combine videos and images! We hope you enjoy it and find it useful.
We will also display the winners of the KS2 Online Safety Poster competition next week. The closing date is Tuesday 31st January.
Year Six hosted the annual Christmas Party for Senior Citizens, from the local area to the School, which proved to be a great success.
We began the afternoon by meeting and greeting our guests and escorting them into the hall. We then provided them with a choice of tea, coffee, or sherry, as well as refreshments and food. We talked to our guests and made them feel comfortable. We then went to the front of the hall to sing Christmas carols with the choir. It was a wonderful afternoon and a chance for us all to show our appreciation.
Year One had a fantastic day at the Science Museum on Tuesday 10th January. We had some time to explore the ‘Making the Modern World’ and ‘Exploring Space’ rooms, and had to find a range of objects including the Apollo 11 Flight plan, a piece of the moon and Buzz Aldrin’s space suit! We then had an interesting workshop called ‘Destination Space’ where we found out about life on the International Space Station. We helped choose the materials for the perfect spacesuit!
When we returned to the school the next day, we got to taste astronaut food including an Ice Cream Sandwich and Neopolitan ice cream.
It may well have been the last day of term, cold and drizzly, but that didn’t stop our choir from sharing a little Christmas joy with the local community in Maida Vale!
The children were aptly dressed in festive hats and full of gusto as they sang carols and Christmas songs for the best part of an hour.
Not only were local residents keen to stay and listen, but the children gathered a healthy collection of monies to put towards new instruments for their Music lessons!
The staff at the Tesco Express, who welcomed the children’s heavenly entertainment outside their store, came to join in, hand out some additional santa hats and furnished every child with a thank you snack bag (which was gratefully received!).
A big thank you to all the parents who came to support the outing – it was lovely to have you join in with some of the songs too!
On Thursday our wonderful choir performed at St. Mary’s Paddington Green. Eva and Amalia performed some carols as a cello and clarinet duet as an introduction to the service. Choir sang two songs beautifully as part of the church service – ‘Tell me a Story’ which we sang a capella with added chime bars for atmosphere and ‘Just another Star’ which included some tricky key changes! Everyone enjoyed our performance including the Mayor of Westminster who treated us all to chocolate coins as a thank you for sounding so fabulous!
On Monday the choir visited the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster for a Tri-Borough Hub rehearsal ahead of our Christmas Concert at the Royal College of Music next week. When we arrived we were to join a choir made up of school from all across the borough. In our section were children from St. Peter’s and St. Mary Magdalen’s. Stuart, our conductor, helped us to learn some incredibly hard songs (we are working particularly hard at learning a Polish carol!) and then try and put our parts together with the other schools. It was quite tricky but it’s going to sound amazing next week at the concert when there are over 30 schools taking part!
Thank you to Miss. Hodgson, Miss Squires and Maria’s Mum for helping take us to the rehearsal. We had so much fun!
By Rosy Ritchie and Ellie-Rose Martin
Ms Lorimer lead a road safety assembly this week. We learned about ways to be safe when walking, cycling and scootering near a road.
Members of the Bike It Crew selected a random scooter for our scooter Golden Lock day on 13 October. The child who found the golden lock on their scooter won a flashing red safety light. The golden lock days celebrate and encourage members of our school community to come to school in an active way.
On Wednesday our 30 strong choir sang beautifully for the residents of Leonora House in Maida Vale. They sang a variety of songs including some Disney hits, Sing Up favourites and much loved hymns as well as joining the residents in a sing-a-long of old time Music Hall greats!
As always they were true ambassadors for the school. Well done for sharing your skills and joy with our local community!
Congratulations to the KS1 football team who won all five of their matches in the QPR Community Trust tournament! Your school is incredibly proud of you all. Well done!
The players were:
The Year 6 G&T English group travelled by tube to visit the William Blake gallery at Tate Britain on Tuesday.
We loved observing the paintings, sketching and writing our own poems. It was lots of fun and really interesting.
We have been studying William Blake as part of our work on ‘Skellig’ the fabulous novel by David Almond which we are reading at the moment.
By Orin and Sean
The St. Saviour’s Bakes event was hugely enjoyable! We were delighted to see so many delicious cakes, cupcakes and biscuits – well done to all that entered.
A Big Thank You to everyone who made this such a special day.
And the winners are…
Age Category – Pupils – nursery to year 6
Winner of the CAKE category: RONNIE AND FRANKIE WILLIS (Year 3 and Nursery) who entered an innovatively decorated and delicious SIMLA (fruit and marzipan) cake jointly.
1st Runner up: Otis Choudhury (Year 3)
2nd Runner up: Uma Balhache (Year 5)
Winner of the CUPCAKE Category: VIVIAN TOBIN (Year 3)
1st Runner up: Isabella Silver (Year 4)
2nd Runner up: Ifigenia Nicolaides (Year 1)
Winner of the BISCUIT Category: LOCHIE PHILIP (Nursery)
1st Runner up: Miss Lorimer’s Cookery Club
2nd Runner up: Adele Mayson (Reception)
PUPIL STAR BAKERS (the overall winner across all categories – cakes / biscuits and cupcakes)
RONNIE AND FRANKIE WILLIS (Year 3 and Nursery)
Age Category – 11 plus – parents, ex pupils, staff, friends and family
Winner of the CUPCAKE category AND 11 plus STAR BAKER (the overall winner across all categories – cakes, biscuits and cupcakes): Danielle Chisholm
Winner of the BISCUIT and CAKE Category: Johanne Arnesen Carnell
All the children looked absolutely amazing this morning as they came to school dressed in their Traditional National Costume and flag colours! There were also many children this year who dressed in clothes that were based on the country they were learning about in class, which meant lots of Year One Egyptians and Year Two Spanish Senoritas!
I hope you are all able to come tonight for some tempting dishes!
We are excited to share the wonderful news that ten children have auditioned and been accepted to sing with the Tri-Borough Gifted & Talented choir ‘The Young Singers’. The choir performs regularly at the Royal Albert Hall, South Bank Centre & Royal College of Music. Their first concert is next week after only 2 weeks of rehearsals!
Congratulations to: Betsy, Maria, Salem, Kia, Isabella, Naushka, Ruby, Amalia, Samara & Evelyn!
We’re so proud you’re representing our school!
On Thursday morning we welcomed back most of last year’s Year 6, and haven’t they grown up! They looked extremely smart in their new uniforms! The children were given permission by the new Head teachers to come back and be part of our Whole School Photograph which unfortunately had to be cancelled at the last minute due to rain! Nevertheless, the children enjoyed coming back into school to visit Ms Woodford and the rest of the staff as well as some of their friends and old classrooms!
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Friday was a very special day for the Uniquely Wonderful Teaching Assistants at school. This was because it was National Teaching Assistant Day! The children were very much involved with creating art work and mementos for each Teaching Assistant which were given to them during assembly along with a bunch of flowers.
Lunch was also provided for our fabulous support staff which was served by Ms Woodford and five very charming Year Six Hosts (Orin Tait, Taia Nath, Muoyowa Eburajola, Rohan Pickering-Kumar and Sophia Biggs) and great fun was had by all.
We really cannot under estimate what a great contribution our TAs make to St. Saviour’s make. Without them, we would not be Outstanding and teachers would not be able to support the children in way we have come to expect.
Expressive Arts Week 2016
Inspired by Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, our Expressive Arts Week was jam packed with exciting and wonderful workshops as well as creative projects in our classrooms too!
We worked with Adam Morris who composed for us our own Fairy Lullaby, Marc Kelly choreographed the dance ‘Oberon’s Spell’ for us and Mark and Jonah helped us to perform a ‘Play In A Day’ for parents to enjoy in the afternoon. We were visited by children’s author, Sylvia Bishop who explored ‘dreaming up ideas’ for story writing and we met and interviewed RSC actor Adam Moulder who talked about his recent performance of Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Barbican and in Stratford.
The Gifted and Talented Art group helped Gabby Ritchie and Sophie Smallhorn to create our wonderful fairy woodland backdrop ready for us to perform our annual concert at church which showcased our creative talents. We really enjoyed the week and are already looking forward to next year!
A huge thank you also goes to Miss Hodgson for the organisation of the week!
Thank you very much to Ms Lorimer, Mr Tim and Ms Pearman for another fantastically well organised and successful sports day. Thankfully, the weather remained dry and warm which allowed all children to fully participate in a range of sporting activities. It was lovely to see all children cheering on and showing their support for each other, regardless of which team they were in. We all had a lovely day and were eager to find out the winner’s in the Friday Assembly.
We can now reveal that the winners were…. EARTH!
Congratulations to everyone for taking part and thank you to those who came to help on the day.
On Friday 10th June the whole school celebrated our Queen’s special 90th birthday. Ms Lorimer hosted two tea parties, one for Key Stage 1, the other for Key Stage 2. During the tea parties the children sang the national anthem as well as ‘Happy birthday!’ . Everyone enjoyed some extra special treats including cucumber sandwiches, jam sandwiches and birthday cake. Key Stage 2 children also tested their knowledge with a quiz about the Queen. Thank you to the TAs for making the sandwiches and to all the parents for coming!
Happy birthday Ma’am!
Reception had a wonderful trip to the Pirate Park exploring all the exciting areas and furthering their friendships. The children even got Mrs Spence to walk the plank! Reception spent the week leading up to the trip learning about Pirates, going on treasure hunts and counting money before heading to the Pirate Park to apply their learning and extend imagination.
As a school we have been selected to take part in a program to encourage children to come to school in a sustainable way. As part of this program, the class who comes to school in the most sustainable way will receive a trophy, as well individual badges and stickers for children.
Each morning, the class record how they came to school using an online system and from that, we can see which class is coming to school in the most sustainable way.
This week, the award goes to…Year One! Congratulations!
We hope that this scheme encourages you to think about your travel choices and what is best for our environment.
Well done to everyone who participated in the Sponsored Run and thank you to the parents who helped sponsor and support them. The children were extremely motivated on the day and tried their best to complete as many laps of the playground as they could. The results were extremely impressive and I am sure, if there were time, children would quite possibly still be running now!
Science week has been a great success, and we have been very impressed with the children’s enthusiasm towards all of their science activities. We would like to thank all of the children who brought in science facts and suggested videos to share during assembly. We had a fantastic range of weird and wonderful facts. It has been a very interesting week with lots of science activities throughout, including: lava lamps, parachutes and volcano explosions. Finally, we would like to thank all of the parents who came in to talk to the children about the role of science in their jobs.
Thank you to Miss Daly for organising such a brilliant week!
Our choir have been sharing repertoire with Colville Primary school and had a super afternoon concert together when Colville joined us for singing assembly. We loved singing songs from ‘Jonah Man Jazz’ together. Thanks to parents who came along to support us!
Year 4 proudly showed off their new recorder skills in our Music assembly this week.
The children have been learning since January and have made amazing progress – not only are they able to read and play notes on the stave but they are beginning to compose their own tunes too!
Keep up the practice!
As part of the National Big Pedal competition we had a Dr. Bike Day. Our Dr. Bike was a successful as we had 54 children bring their bikes into school and all of them had safety checks and minor repairs done on them!
Thank you to our wonderful Bike It Team and also to Mrs Spence and Mr Higgins’ hard work to ensure that the day ran so smoothly.
On Tuesdays, Ms Woodford runs Domino Club. The children love creating amazing constructions and then, the best bit, knocking them down!
We hope you enjoy our videos below: