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This is a nurturing environment where children, staff, parents and governors know each other and share a common understanding of the School’s purpose – to ‘aim high’ and through shared understanding of Gospel values, ensure that the potential of every child is fully achieved. Our children are happy, sociable, well-behaved and value our diversity, which enriches everything we do. We are recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the local authority and are confident this will be endorsed at our next Ofsted inspection.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Day at the Horniman Museum

On Friday, 14th July, the Reception class packed their lunches and set off for the Horniman Museum. They were very excited and were looking forward to experiencing the Museum and gardens. This school visit was a chance for all of the children to experience things they had learnt throughout the year with the topic of  " Our World".
The children were superstars on the bus, in the Museum and gardens and on the walk ( which was quite long and uphill for little legs!). It was also an opportunity to explore the local area as the Horniman Museum is in Forest Hill.

The children loved the educational visit and had these things to say-
" I enjoyed being in the Aquarium and seeing how the jellyfish moved."

" I was happy that we saw Nemo and Dory in the Aquarium and I thought they used their fins to wave to us."

" I saw a really big lobster, it had sharp claws."

"We saw lots of skeletons."

" I enjoyed listening to the musical instruments and looking for the largest."

" The bus driver was really kind and he waited for us."

A big thank you to the staff and parents who went on this successful school visit.

Pupils viewing the Aquarium




Friday, 14 July 2017

Game, Set and Match!

On Wednesday 12th July 2017 seven children from Year 4, 5 and 6 were lucky enough to come on a school trip to Wimbledon. We arrived at the Wimbledon grounds at about 12.30pm just in time for play to start on Court Number One. First up was Giles Muller vs Marin Cilic and it was a cracker. Lasting a full 3 hours and 30 minutes, Muller and Cilic battled away for the prize of a place in the Wimbledon semi-finals. In the words of Theo (Year 4) ‘It was an exquisite game of tennis.’

After Muller and Cilic finished their ‘exquisite’ match, we briefly were able to see Novak Djokovic play Thomas Berdych again for a place in the semi-finals. Both players started off well but unfortunately we had to leave before the end of the first set to ensure we got back to school on time.

Some more quotes about the day:

‘It was an amazing day and I really enjoyed watching the challenges.’ Chiagozie (Year 5)


‘It was Incredible to see how fast they were hitting the ball.’ Naima (Year 6)

Sports Day!

Last Friday, the whole of St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Primary School headed over to the Kings College Sports Ground for our annual Sports Day. The weather was perfect with hardly a cloud in the sky as the children arrived in the morning. The children competed in their house teams within their classes at 8 different events. There was the Tidy up game, Standing Triple/Long jump, Rugby Race, Shot Put, Egg and Spoon Race, Dressing Up Race, Shuttle Run and Skipping Race. Every class had a go at each activity before finally we came to the class races, the results of which are shown in the table below.

Year
Place
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
1 Girls
Janice
Blessing
Solange
Zofia
1 Boys
Gian Luca
Chibuike
Barack
Aleksander
2 Girls
Kenayawh
Chinaza
Victoria
Helena
2 Boys
Adriel
Jai
Shamar
Demanuel
3 Girls
Gabrielle
Chloe O
Cynthia
Shania
3 Boys
Corey
Zack
Aghogho
Raphael
4 Girls
Ella B
Joanne
Michaela
Ella I
4 Boys
Glodi
Samuel
Remmel
Emmanuel
5 Girls
Destynelle
Lucia
Sanaa
Joelle
5 Boys
Loic
Michael
Kionte
Trevon
6 Girls
Inara
Michelle
Pia
Ewoma
6 Boys
All finished together




















After all the events were completed, the results for each activity were handed in and added up to provide the final result for Sports Day 2017.

Sports Day Result
John
1st
Matthew
2nd
Mark
3rd
Luke
4th







Congratulations go to all children in John who secured a win for their house and a huge well done for everyone else for a fantastic day of competition and fun. Thank you to the staff whose help made Sports Day possible and finally, I’d like to say thank you to all the parents who came and helped make Sports Day a wonderful event for everyone.

Mr Pinks


Zumba!!


Today we were lucky enough to have Aleksander’s Mum come and teach us some Zumba. We learnt about what different body parts we are using when we do Zumba.

Thoughts from the Year 1 children

I was proud of my Mum because she taught us some great dances.
 Aleksander

I enjoyed dancing to all the different music.
Kimora

I enjoyed learning Zumba because it was my first time.
Barack

We had to use our hearts in Zumba to pump the blood to the rest of our body. We were also using our lungs to breathe.
 Sherwin

We had lots of fun. I was sweating.
Chris Aaron

I enjoyed learning the actions, it was really fun.

Toheeb 

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Prom Night

Our Year 6 celebrated seven years at St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School with a memorable Prom Night.
All of the pupils in Year 6 dressed up to walk on the red carpet into the school hall, to celebrate their time at St Mary Magdalen's. They also celebrated their academic achievements whilst at the school.

After having spent seven years at the school, the parents, staff and PTA came together to cook and prepare a glorious feast for all to share and enjoy.

The music was provided by a parent in Year 5 and our chef, Cliff, stayed behind so that we had access to the school kitchen. The parents decorated the hall and some of the Teaching Assistants helped with the organisation and shopping. The Year 6 parents took the time and effort to ensure their children looked so spectacular.
Thank you to one of our Governors, Mrs Cairns, who gave a speech to thank all those who were involved in the Prom. A massive thank you to all parents and staff who came together to make this a memorable occasion. Lastly we thank out Year 6 pupils for their hard work in our school and for working hard to achieve their results. A big thank you also has to go to all staff for teaching and guiding our Year 6 pupils and ensuring they are ready for their secondary education.
We wish Year 6 God's blessing in your future endeavours and may St Mary Magdalene watch over you.