At Herbert Morrison Primary School, we are in a fantastic location and are able to take full advantage of the wide ranging experiences available. We invite inspirational speakers to motivate our children and we participate in a number of workshops and events that promote creativity and ensure our school community is continually enriched. We also have numerous school events, such as the annual BBQ; termly open days, invite parents into class to participate in their child’s learning; regular cake sales and school fairs, organised by the ‘Friends of HMPS’, also ensure a positive community spirit. Browse through our Occasions gallery to experience as Ofsted states “A wide range of trips and an appealing mixture of visitors.” (2011)
Sports Day 2015
Early Years Sports Day
Red Nose Day 2015
Nursery Christmas Party
Achievement & Caring Cup Winners
South Bank University Graduation Ceremony
Congratulations to the children who graduated on 19th November at the prestigious South Bank University. We were all very lucky to have a guest appearance from Andy Barrow, Olympic Gold Medallist in Wheelchair Rugby whom individually took a picture with each child. We are very proud of your extra curricular learning and you all look amazing sporting the ‘University look’!
Achievement Cup Winners
Own Clothes Day
School Council organised a fund raising day to make our football pen EVEN BETTER. Thank you to everyone for joining in. We raised £148. We are now waiting for the pen to be improved …. Watch that space!
Black History Month Exhibition
We concluded our ‘Black History Month’ activities with a fantastic exhibition in the hall which showcased all the fantastic experiences the children participated in throughout October.
We celebrate Black History Month by holding a cultural day, where parents are invited into school to support learning. We had fantastic parental involvement and would like to thank our parents for their wonderful support. Some children and parents dressed in traditional clothes. Children learnt about inspirational black people from Britain and abroad. They explored history, culture and will continue to explore these themes throughout October.
Year 6 visit the Cultural Archives in Brixton
Year 6 visited an exhibition celebrating Black British Women.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Our Macmillan coffee morning was a great success. Parents and teachers alike mingled and chatted over delicious cakes whilst children enjoyed cakes and juice. All proceeds will go towards supporting those affected by cancer. We raised a total of £215, an amazing amount.
We would like to thank Sainsbury’s Nine Elms Temp Store and our parents, staff and children for their kind contributions and wonderful support.
Mrs Avella returned to give an inspirational speech to the wonderful Rhino class as we bid them farewell to their time at Herbert Morrison and wish them every success in their new schools.
Early Years Sports Day
Leopards visit a Synagogue
Iman Nour from Al-Nagashi Mosque gave an inspirational assembly sharing the beliefs of Islam.
‘Bike It’ Support Our Commitment To Road Safety
Porcupines explore Baptism and visit a Chapel
Mrs Ross came into class and showed the children how she would perform a Baptism. Mrs Avella took the class to a local church to explore what is needed to perform a Christian naming ceremony.
Achievement Cup Winners
The Dogs Trust
The Dogs Trust visited Camels Class. They talked about how to treat animals kindly and with respect. They discussed responsible dog ownership by providing needs such as food, shelter, water, and medical treatment and kindness. As well as informing the children of how to keep safe for example by not approaching unknown dogs. Check out their website for further information, www.dogstrust.org.uk
Fire Safety Session by the Fire Brigade
What a wonderful time everyone had at the barbeque!
Cultural Day in the Nursery
Families really got into the spirit of cultural day by wearing traditional clothes to Nursery and bringing traditional food to share. Yum!
Stockwell War Memorial
Meerkats visited the Stockwell War Memorial to support their learning about the Second World War.
Sports Relief Charity Walk
The whole school took part in a sponsored walk for Sport Relief.
Rhinos Visit the Science Museum
Meerkats have a Fire Safety talk with a Firefighter
Rhinos Visit the Science Labs at Lilian Baylis Secondary School
Meerkats Visit the Science Museum
Panthers visit Battersea Power Station
Some pupils investigated traffic safety with local police on Wandsworth Road during morning rush hour. They were shown how to use speed gun, luckily everyone passing was within the speed limit!
Our Library Refurbishment
Our school had been working hard to raise money to refurbish the library. We managed to buy new furniture. Mrs Ross and Mr Lester spent a whole weekend decorating it.
We were also really lucky to receive a donation from the organisation ‘Give a book’. Who donated £5000 for non fiction books that have made our library a really special place!
Rhinos visit Hampton Court
Bookstart 20th Anniversary Garden Party
Some Nursery & Reception children were incredibly lucky to attend the 20th anniversary of ‘Bookstart’, an organisation that gives free books to children. Not only did they meet the Bookstart Bear but the Duchess of Cornwell read them a story at the Kensington Roof Gardens. She was such a success that the children asked her to read ‘again’!
Science Sleepover for Years 5 & 6
Shell Science Workshop
Shell organise investigative workshops to bring science alive for children.
Trip to Energy Zone
The whole school celebrated the Jubilee in style with treats, a souvenir mug and coin and a good old sing song!
Inspirational Speaker Roger Lewis
Inspirational Speaker Roger Lewis spoke to the children about his work at Tate South Lambeth Library. Roger who is blind helps visually impaired people to use digital technology. He was a finalist in ‘Talk Talk Digital Heroes’ nominations and is a true inspiration. We would like to thank Roger Lewis for visiting our school.
Lord Mandelson visits Herbert Morrison Primary
Lord Mandelson is the grandson of Herbert Morrison who our school is named after. Both politicians belonged to the Labour party. Lord Mandelson visited, not only was he impressed with our school but he was also really amazed by our musicians.