St. Thomas’ children are very lucky to have visitors and workshops to help them enrich their learning. They also work very hard on school projects and actively engage in fundraising activities to raise awareness and money for good causes. Here is a small sample of the excellent work they have been doing this academic year.
Spring Term 2019
Year 6 and the Wizard of Oz
Year 6 performed ‘The Wizard of Oz’ as their summer production. It was clear that the children had worked really hard to learn their lines, lyrics and choreography despite only having 4 days to put it all together! A special thank you goes to Miss Marcela in Y3, the PTFA, Dramatic Dreams and the Y6 staff for supporting and helping the production. It was brilliant. Well done!
Green 4 Grenfell Day
Friday the 14th June 2019 marked two years since the Grenfell tragedy. To mark the anniversary and show our support we all accessorised with something green today. By doing this we remembered those who lost their lives or were affected by the fire. It is also a reminder of the thousands of volunteers, neighbours and heroes who helped those affected in the early days and continue to support Grenfell. Oliver in Year 2 wrote one of the many prayers offered to those affected by the tragedy.
Harry Potter Day
St. Thomas’ held a Harry Potter theme day courtesy of our catering company, Autograph. The children were very creative and dressed up in brilliant costumes. They also took part in the kitchen’s wizarding quiz. The winner was Olivia who was awarded a collectible wand. Well done to her and all the children who put in so much effort into their costumes.
School Choir at Royal Albert Hall
On Thursday 7th March St. Thomas' school choir went to the Royal Albert Hall to take part in 'Convo' - an event gathering musicians from 45 schools in 3 boroughs to work together on a musical work written by Charlotte Harding.
St. Thomas’ sang alongside 900 other primary school children and 110 young musicians in the orchestra bringing the Royal Albert hall to life.
Our choir did our school proud and enjoyed the experience enormously.
Following their success in the Royal Albert Hall, the choir were presented with certificates of achievement. Well done!
NSPCC Number Day
On Friday 8th February there was a presentation in the school hall of all the amazing maths work the children completed during the NSPCC Number Day. Thank you very much to everyone who came to support the children and see them proudly show off their work. It was lovely to see so many of you. Thank you also for the generous donations made to the NSPCC.
World Book Day
Thursday 7 March was World Book Day and St. Thomas’ dressed up as villains and heroes from characters of their favourite books. The winners for the best costumes were Luna (Queen of Hearts), Thierry (Harry Potter), Izzie (Gangsta Granny), Ena (Uma from Descendants), Poppy (Cruella De Vil), Theo (WW1 Soldier) and Alesha (Ursula). Well done to them and to all the children for wearing such amazing costumes.
St. Thomas' was very busy the first week in October. Valerie Bloom performed in front of all the children and she visited a few classrooms and ran workshops, inspiring the chidlren to write their own poems. The school also welcomed poet Glynn Sinclare who read the children a selection of her poems from her new book titled ' Poetics - Book of 100 poems.'
St. Thomas' celebrated Friendship week by coming to school wearing blue accessories on the 8th November. The children watched a performance led by a professional agency focusing on how to spot bullying and how to act. The week re-enforced the values of frienship and respect.
Children In Need
St. Thomas' went spotty on Friday 16th November for Children in Need. They supported this amazing cause by coming in dressed in spots and having a cake sale to raise money for the charity.
Christmas Jumper Day
The children looked fabulous in their Christmas jumpers on Friday 14 December. They certainly made St. Thomas' get into the spirt of Christmas and more importantly helped raise lots of money for Save the Children. Thank you to the children, parenst and carers for participating.
Mayor of H&F presents prizes
The Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham visited St. Thomas' on Thursday 13 December to personally award Selamawit, Estera and Tia who won awards for their World War 1 art work. Councillor Daryl Brown visited the school to present the prizes and was very impressed that our school had so many winning entries.