KS2 Abbey Mass 8.45-9.45 6MP
KS2 Abbey Mass 8.45-9.45 5FD
KS2 Abbey Mass 8.45-9.45 5DA
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.
St Gregory’s hosted another brilliant World Book Day this year. The pupils made a huge effort to dress up as characters from their favourite books and share their stories too. The day kicked off with ‘The Big Read In’ where classes got cosy with a book in their classrooms, playground and even corridors! All of the pupils loved the chance to just stop, drop and read. After this, pupils had a reading swap. Classes across the school joined forces and each pupil read a story (that they had written themselves) to a peer in another year group. This was so successful and the pupils loved sharing their stories, looking at each others’ costumes and exploring new characters and worlds. Finally, we hosted the Big Reading Assembly where the whole school celebrated together and performed in a costume catwalk. St Gregory’s School has never seen so many creative costumes! Thank you to all the teachers, parents and pupils who took time to make costumes, pick out books, read stories and volunteer their time for this great event.
We have been preparing for the Centenary Memorial of Armistice Day at school. Pupils have shared research accounts of persons who gave their lives during WW1. Mr. Gristwood led a special Commemorative Assembly Service in the school hall today after which Juniors observed two minutes’ silence. Classes laid poppy wreaths at the feet of our silent silhouette. On Monday, Google came to St Gregory’s to talk to KS2 students about their e-safety programme “Be Internet Legends”. During a 30 minutes assembly e-safety tips were shared and pupils were made aware of the importance of being kind internauts. Pupils were also shown the online game Interland, a game where children help their fellow Internauts, combat badly-behaved hackers, phishers, oversharers and bullies by practising the skills that they need to be confident online explorers. Our thanks go to Mr. Dias for organizing this great learning opportunity!
St. Augustine’s School Farm
Year 4 have had the wonderful and unique experience of visiting St. Augustine’s School Farm this week. The children were able to feed and pet the tame hens, pigs and sheep that are kept on site. These informative visits have helped to deepen the children’s descriptive writing vocabulary as we continue to study our class text, Charlotte’s Web. As an added bonus, Year 4 are now also able to tell the key differences between straw and hay. Ask them to explain! Our thanks go to St. Augustine’s School for hosting these visits, and especially Mr. Raffray, who shared his wealth of knowledge of the farm animals with all the children.