Today was a very busy day for all. The morning was filled with four PGL activities. All children participated in abseiling, a trapeze leap of faith, sensory trail and team building games. After lunch (which they all made themselves!) we started our journey to the Eiffel Tower. The children enjoyed getting some amazing pictures and eating crepes, ice creams and waffles whilst enjoying the view. We are now back at the accommodation preparing for dinner, swimming and the disco!
Marish Year 1 visited London Zoo on Wednesday 1st May 2019. The children had a fantastic day and were lucky enough to see nearly all the animals in the Zoo! They saw Gorilla's, Tigers, Komodo Dragons, Lemurs, Penguins, Tortoises and Flamingos all but to name a few. They also attended a 'hands on' workshop where they explored animal groups by investigating real animal hair, scales and feathers then used a variety of adjectives to label the textures, colours and patterns they discovered.
On Tuesday, 27th November 2018 our Year 5 experienced a Roman day. The focus of the workshop was life in Britain under the Pax Romana as well as the wider empire. The children explored the dramatic change in the lifestyle of even the lowliest of citizens after the arrival of the Roman legions, took a tour through a bath-house and felt the excitement of the games in the arena. Real Roman artefacts were provided to get a hands-on experience of history.
Year 6 have been creating memory cushions in design technology. In order to create these, they had to carefully design their logos, pictures and slogans before producing their final version on a cotton square. The children then practised their running stitch to sew the cotton and felt together after stuffing it with wool. Each pupil created their own unique design that portrayed their best memories of school. Well done year 6, great work and now a wonderful keepsake for you to cherish.
The aim of PGL is to inspire, motivate and challenge pupils, to raise aspirations, build their confidence and support their achievement. Each day brings a new adventure and the chance to try something new with the encouragement of their friends bringing them back more inspired and eager to learn - even walking a little taller! Our year 5,6 pupils visited the PGL Centre at Paris this year.The children took part in PGL activities (rock climbing, abseiling, archery and other activities), visited the Eiffel Tower and spent a whole day at Disneyland Paris.
Charlie and team took Marish and Willow KS1 choirs to perform as part of a massed choir with the other school choirs of Slough. This project takes a huge amount of work and practise. It’s wonderful though and the children get to experience performing professionally, in a venue, for a large audience. Thank you so much for all the people working with the singing, supporting the concerts and especially for Mr Booth who has led this brilliantly. Gillian Dibden (a very well established and successful choral leader) has commented on how lucky we are to have Mr Booth leading music for us at Marish and Willow
We have had a fantastic response to our half term homework project! Children were challenged to make a model/poster or factsheet all about SPACE to support our storybooks for This term ‘Whatever Next ‘ and ‘Aliens Love Underpants'. The children and their families have worked extremely hard researching, modeling and some even visiting the Science Museum too! Well done Reception
On Thursday 13th July, year 2 travelled to beautiful Bournemouth beach. This linked to their Geography topic this term, looking at the human and physical features of a British landscape. It was a memorable day that was loved by the children, staff and parent volunteers! Everyone enjoyed the splendid sun, scintillating sea, soft sand and of course, observed the wonders of the Oceanarium! Watching an array of different sea creatures was so mesmerising, it was difficult to bring the children away! What a wonderful way for the children to end their year!
On Friday 7th July,100 children from Marish Primary in Langley and Willow primary in Wexham were invited to Langley grammar school to graduate with honours for completing 100 hours or more of voluntary learning outside school hours. This was the 7th year of graduation organised as part of the Slough Children's University. Children’s University is an international initiative about honouring and celebrating achievements of children who participate in extended learning. Pupils at both school automatically become a member of Slough Children's University when they join the school and all their extended learning hours are recorded each year. One of the Year 6 Marish pupil Myeisha graduated with 953 hours and received the Bronze Fellowship, as well as a cup for outstanding commitment to the Children's University. Jakub at Willow received a trophy for completing 232 hours and a Bronze Diploma. Mr.John Constable, Head Teacher of Langley Grammar school handed out the trophies and certificates and spoke to pupils and parents about how extended learning is important to develop well rounded personalities and that is what good Universities look for in their candidates. Friends and family who were all at the venue cheered this Class of 2017. Marish Academy Trust firmly believes, initiatives like these motivate children to become life-long learners.
The whole of year 3 at Marish went on an exciting trip to Legoland Windsor. What an epic day it was! From laughter to loud yelps, the exhilarating rides kept the pulses racing. Our favourite ride most of all was Mia's riding adventure. Only a few were brave enough to go on it. Although we didn't get wet on the Viking's River Splash we had a great time rocking around in the boat.
On Thursday the 29th of June Year 2 came to school dressed as Ancient Egyptians and took part in a range of activities to learn what life was like in Egypt 3000 years ago. At the start of the day the children had a Maths challenge where they had to build pyramids of different sizes. After that the children made traditional Egyptian flat breads and Jewelry ready for their banquet. After lunch the classes gathered in the hall for an afternoon of Egyptian themed dancing and food. The children and staff had a fantastic day getting into character, with one child saying he felt he had taken a 'long and creative journey through Ancient Egypt' (Mohit, 2Q). Here are some photos of all the things we got up to...
Children from Years 3-6 participated in this showcase of talent this year. Our very own MHGT judges had a tough time deciding on the winners as the competition was so close! A big well done to all children who made it to the finals and also to all those who came forward to audition. Remember if you didn’t make it this time, with a bit of effort, you will next year. The winners from Y3-4 were: Sanvi-1st Gursharn-2nd Sheriece ,Rose,Rae-Ashlee,Julia,Amira,Lucia & Aya-3rd The winners from Y5-6 were: Ethan-1st Bishrant & Jasim-2nd Ramy ,Sam,Zayn,Kevone,Sameer,Mukhtar&Habi-3rd
Marish children were at Slough station to welcome two important passengers the Queen and Prince Philip on 13th June when they arrived at Platform Five. They were there to recreate the journey made by Her Majesty's great-great grandmother Queen Victoria on June 13, 1842 travelling from Slough to Paddington. The royal couple and their party were cheered by schoolchildren from Slough's Schools, before boarding Great Western Railway's new Intercity express train, which is due to enter passenger service later this year. Joining the Queen and Duke on the journey were descendants of Daniel Gooch, who drove the original locomotive - Phlegethon - and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the celebrated engineer who designed the Great Western Railway line and assisted Mr Gooch during the 1842 journey. Marish children welcomed the Queen with proud displays of their art work. It was a memorable experience for all to witness this great historic moment.
It was great to see 46 year 6 pupils come into school on day one of the Easter break to take part in a revision day. We had competitions, quizzes and even a SPAG treasure hunt. Year 6 worked hard, and had loads of fun whilst learning at the same time. Every single one of them said that they had benefitted from the day and really enjoyed themselves. Well done year 6 - this hard work and dedication will be worth it in the end!
Marish participated in a massed choir performance of the choral work 'Ocean World'. This piece took weeks of practise and many rigorous rehearsals to achieve, but the outcome was simply amazing. Marish sang alongside choirs from ten others schools across Slough and were accompanied by a live concert band. The final performance was spectacular and the challenge of working on this lengthy piece, complete with harmony parts to learn, was well and truly worth it. This concert will be a memory that our choir will keep forever and they should be extremely proud of what themselves.
We have enjoyed a fantastic week which has hopefully inspired the children to want to read for pleasure more frequently and has inspired them to become lifelong readers. At Marish Primary we love reading and Book Week was the perfect way to celebrate our enthusiasm with a range of exciting activities! These activities included: • Buddy reading. Years 3,4, 5 and 6 were paired with children from Reception, Years 1, 2 and 3 to enjoy reading together. The older children became teachers for the day as they prepared comprehension questions to ask their buddies about the book they were reading! • Adult reading sessions. Adults throughout the school chose their favourite text to share with children from Years 1 to 6 in special sessions. • Pyjama storytelling. Children loved this! Everyone dressed up in their favourite PJ’s and the children enjoyed a hot chocolate and had a bedtime story read to them by school staff. • Langley Library. Our local library is a fantastic resource and classes visited the library to learn more about how to use the service. • World Book Day. We had a special assembly about World Book Day, children and staff came dressed in their favourite book characters and the best dressed children were picked for a prize! • Bring an adult to school. This was a great success as we saw so many parents at school reading enthusiastically with their children.
On Thursday 1st December Marish and Willow participated in their first ever Wycombe Wanderers EFL Cup Competition. Marish Academy Trust entered four mixed Year 5&6 teams for this tournament, two teams from Willow and two teams from Marish. With 14 teams in the event and only two teams from each group progressing to the semi final and the eventual winners earning the opportunity to play at Wembly Stadium. Marish and Willow faced a variety of tough opposition. All teams registered points on the board, with Marish A team so close to progression after coming 3rd in Group A after two wins, 1 draw and 2 loses. A Massive well done to all that participated. The children involved received 2 free tickets each to a Wycombe Wanderers FC home match at Adams Park.