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Music Composition Workshop
On Wednesday this week, fifteen talented musicians from Year 6 (along with Year 6 musicians from four other schools) were invited to attend a Music Composition Workshop at Notting Hill and Ealing School. The children were fortunate to be able to glean musical expertise from several members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra who helped lead the workshop. In groups, they composed pieces of music that embraced the theme of our fragile planet (inspired by Greta Thunberg). Composition inspiration came from images of deserts, floods, burning Amazon rainforests, melting ice caps, hurricanes and rising sea levels. The children were amazingly focused and open to the whole creative experience. At the end of the afternoon, parents were invited to a special concert, and children performed the whole compositional piece, which was moving, powerful and inspiring.

Reception Learning
In Reception we have been studying “Handa’s Surprise” and “Handa’s Hen” these two books are linked to African wild animals and seven different delicious fruits. We particularly focused on the parrot, ostrich, monkey and goat along with the pineapple, guava, passion fruit, tangerine and avocado pear as these illustrate the first sounds a, p, o, t, m and g which we have already covered in our phonics lesson. Our maths focus has been on weighing objects using a balancing scale discussing which is heavier or lighter and how we think and predict something is much heavier just because it looks bigger.During well-being week the children have enjoyed outdoor exercise, yoga and songs. We also discussed the book “Ruby’s Worry” by Tom Percival which is a reassuring and sensitive book, the perfect springboard for talking to children about sharing their hidden worries no matter how big or small they may be.

St. Gregory's School choir
On Tuesday evening, at St. Barnabas Church, 31 members of the St. Gregory's choir joined forces with six other local primary schools for the ESMA Spring Concert. This made a total choir of around 220 children! Eleven songs were sung together on the theme of travel e.g. by wind, rocket or even one's imagination. Each school also sang their own song. The St. Gregory's choir performed a rendition of 'Count on Me' beautifully. They all made me so proud of them! Thank you, choir members, for the long-term commitment you made to this concert and to parents for supporting and encouraging their children to learn the songs. It was really an amazing and worthwhile experience; one we will always remember

St Gregory's Sports Teams Update
St Gregory's Hockey and Tag Rugby teams went to Featherstone school to competed in the Ealing Borough finals at Featherstone School this week. Both teams played extremely well scoring many tries/goals. Our hockey team finished 3rd in the borough and rugby-tag team won the finals and will be representing Ealing in the London Youth Games on 28th March.

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Reception & Nursery Admissions September 2020

Open Day

Thursday 5th December 2019 @  9.30am.

Open Evening - Date TBC

Please contact the school office to leave your details.

Call Ms O'Shea, Admissions Officer on 0208 997 7550 or email koshea@st-gregorys.ealing.sch.uk