Our Year 5 pupils project with author and illustrator Lauren Child
As part of an exciting new art project on the gentrification of Ridley Road Market, year 5 have been working with The House of Illustration and the artist and illustrator Lucinda Rogers.
Princess May's choir we able to raise money for their chosen charities by singing Christmas carols at Dalston Kingsland overground and Dalston junction station!
Some of our pupils got the chance to experiencing a week of living and working on a farm! The Farm Project CIC (Community Interest Company) offers an unusual experience for children and young people through a short-stay residential on a working organic farm. Whilst here children/young people gain a deep understanding of where food comes from through hands-on growing, harvesting and cooking. They work with livestock and spend time in the woods building an awareness and appreciation for the natural world. Learning outside a traditional classroom offers exciting and invaluable opportunities for personal development. Confidence and self-esteem grow and communication and teamwork strengthen as children/young people face new experiences and challenges far from their everyday lives. The nurturing environment encourages positive relationships to be built between individuals and gives a general sense of wellbeing. The experience provides an opportunity for developing new skills and qualities which can be taken back into homes, schools and communities.
Pupils from Reception - Year 6 were given the opportunity to visit Kidzania. Pupils had the chance to try out more than 60 real life role-play activities in the bank, on stage or fighting crime on the streets as a police officer! Each role-play experience is crafted to teach kids essential life skills including financial literacy, team work and independence. Designed to empower kids, KidZania gives them the confidence to challenge themselves and inspire them to explore the world of opportunities.
Princess May children are lucky to be trained by Arsenal coaches and are often invited to events and matches. On 30th May, 13 of our children had an experience of a life time, playing football on the pitch at the Emirates Stadium. Big Thank you to the Arsenal coaches for delivering a great service and making the children�s dream true. Who wouldn�t like to play for Arsenal!
Arsenal Captain and England international Alex Scott visits Princess May Primary as part of Premier League Primary Stars scheme
As part of our launch for Enabling Enterprise, we had a whole school Politics Day! Enabling Enterprise's mission is to equip young people with the skills, experiences and aspirations they need to succeed in life! We had a brilliant day learning about politics and the current general election!
On the 26th of May, we celebrated London History day! We dressed up as someone from London's past!
From 13th-17th March was National Science Week! For our contribution to science week, all classes took part in various science experiments, from making lava lamps and Oobleck slime to launching rockets in the playground! On Wednesday we had a Science Fair where pupils were able to showcase their science experiments that were prepared at home to the whole school community! It was a brilliant example of how parents and children can work together. Well done to all those who took part. All experiments from the fair were entered into a competition and the results will be announced on Monday 20th March in our whole school assembly. Thank you parents for supporting your children and attending the Science Fair!
Google Expeditions Pioneer Programme visited our school on the 23rd of January! This was an opportunity for us to use virtual reality in the classroom. To see what it is about have a look at the videos below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n29VQwW-03o
On Friday 25th November 2016, five Yr5 and Yr6 pupils joined other schools at Eversheds, an international law firm in the City, for the Enabling Enterprise competition. Solicitors and legal professionals guided the children through skills of problem solving, presentation and negotiation. The school teams pitched their ideas to the professionals and Princess May were awarded the �Aiming High� award for professionalism, for taking on the challenge and surpassing all expectations. It was a fantastic experience. Well done to Ajay, Xirone, Nikol, Nana and Can!
Christians celebrate Jesus� birth at Christmas time. Therefore this story is about that event from over 2000 years ago. Our Nursery children all did fantastically well and we are very proud of all their efforts and hard work they put into their practice and final performance. Thank you to all those parents who came to watch and for those who couldn�t make it here are come photos from the show.
KS1 Nativity On Wednesday 14th December, we had our second Christmas play Performance for the year and it was the Year 1�s and 2�s. They all did fantastically well and we are very proud of all their efforts and hard work they put into their practice and final performance. Thank you to all those parents who came to watch and for those who couldn�t make it here are some photos from the show.
KS2 �Countdown to Christmas� On Thursday 15th December 2016, KS2 performed their brilliant Christmas play! Set in a Village Hall, "Countdown to Christmas" was a fun-filled musical look at the pre-Christmas goings on in a local community. Parents and staff enjoyed the hilarity that was the Weight Watchers Club as they strived to lose those extra few inches; warm to the charm of Dolly the Pantomime Cow! With a Rock Band that rocked (only slightly), this festive offering had us rolling in the aisles and tapping our feet, but more importantly, lifting the children to a performance previously unseen!
On Monday 28th November, scientist Dr Moustache from Mad Science visited our school to do a whole school assembly! We got to experience some MAD SCIENCE!
Year 6 had the opportunity to visit Sky Academy!
Every year, we have an International evening to celebrate the diversity within our school!
Pupils at Princess May celebrated Diversity for Black History Month. In KS2, pupils learnt about Vivian Usherwood's poetry and visited an exhibition at the Hackney Museum. The Eyfs and KS1 learnt about Patrice Lawrence's Granny Ting Ting. Patrice Lawrence also came to visit our school and did whole school assembly.
Every year, we hold a Science Fair. Pupils from the Nursery all the way up to Year 6 are given the opportunity to showcase science taking place at home. Parents/carers are encouraged to support their child at home to develop a safe and exciting experiment. During the fair, pupils are able to teach their peers, as well as their parents and teachers! We can't wait to see your Science Experiments at our next Science Fair during Science Week!
Our Year 6s performed a brilliant production of Grease! We will miss you all! Good Luck Year 6!
The Isle of Wight centre has excellent adventure activity facilities that include an exhilarating 3G swing, quad and kart tracks, a high ropes course, indoor and outdoor climbing facilities, archery ranges, a swimming pool, a fencing studio, underground caving complex, abseiling towers and zipwire. Other facilities include computing labs, a cinema, environmental classrooms and student recreational areas.
Santa's Hat By Year 1 and 2
Princess May have a strict policy of No Bullying. Some of our very creative pupils designed some lovely poster for Anti Bullying Week! Take a look
Our School Choir enjoyed singing Christmas Carols at Dalston Junction to all the commuters. See you again next Year!
The whole School enjoyed Christmas dinner together with food, Music, dancing and singing.