Year 1 and 2 had an exciting time on Thursday sharing their homework tasks with each other. We were delighted to see the range of their projects from Lego volcanoes to dinosaur hats, fantasy maps, photos of them exploring Cogges Farm and interviews with local residents.
This week we had a visit from Marcina, a classical Indian dance teacher as part of our celebration of Diwali. During the workshop the children acted out the story of Rama and Sita and, as you can see from the photo, our Year 2 children particularly enjoyed taking on the role of Hanuman’s monkey army.
For two fabulous weeks in October the children of St. Mary’s had the opportunity to see and hear incredible music. We had visits from Witney Town Band, The School of Rock, Frank Harrison playing jazz, string instruments from Oxon County Music Service and Salt Box Music Discovery. Parents shared their talents too with Mr Lovell playing brass instruments and Mr Whitaker on guitar.
This academic year we have enriched our curriculum by introducing French teaching across the school. From Reception through to Year 2 our aim is to embed a love of languages from early on in life. French language and culture is led by our specialist French teacher Mademoiselle Reynolds.