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Miss Barlow's Weekly Words

Our weekly Bulletin highlights the important forthcoming dates and events, along with a round-up by Miss Barlow of the week gone by. Read below recent messages from the Head's desk.

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  • Miss Barlow's Weekly Words Summer 6

    Published 25/05/17, by Leanne Barlow

    Problems, problems, and more problems to solve! During this problem-filled week...

    ... (it has been Problem Solving Week!) the girls have used many different skills including logic, reasoning, communication and collaboration to solve a variety of tasks. From 'Lemony Snicket' inspired treasure hunt and marshmallow and spaghetti towers, to Dragon's Den and marble runways, the girls have been totally engaged and enthused by the activities on offer. They have learned that you don't always solve something the first time of trying and that resilience, perseverance and collaboration are important skills to have when solving problems. It has been wonderful to see the hive of activity including a lot of learning outside and classes coming together to learn from each other. 

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  • Miss Barlow's Weekly Words Summer 5

    Published 18/05/17, by Leanne Barlow

    During a week of assessments, we still found time to inquire, problem solve and be creative!

    The girls have worked incredibly hard to complete their exams but that has not stopped learning taking place. Reception explored the grounds at Junior Boys and went on a nature walk to find different types of flowers whilst Year 3 planted sunflowers in the classroom. Year 2 created beautiful seaside habitats in boxes and Year 5 investigated different types of angles.  

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  • Miss Barlow's Weekly Words Summer 4

    Published 11/05/17, by Leanne Barlow

    In a week where most of the nation's year 6's sit their SATS, Claires Court Junior Girls....

    .... sent balloons to Grandad, created Dream Jars, explored the pond habitat, built dinosaur enclosures, made pizzas and competed at the season's first athletics meeting.

    This week of May is the annual SATS week which is the week that 11 year olds across the country have been preparing for for most of their Year 6 year. Unfortunately this means that most learning tasks are solely based on test questions. It also means that subjects such as music, PE, languages and art are not prioritised and are often non existant.

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  • Miss Barlow's Weekly Words Summer 3

    Published 04/05/17, by Leanne Barlow

    A four day week hasn't stopped us packing in 5 days worth of learning!

    In our Junior Girls gallery this week, you will see pictures of Year 5 enjoying the RAF Museuem in Hendon, Year 2 searching the pond habitat, Reception are teaching "Counting Crow" to count in twos, lucky dip maths and making clothes for the teddies of the class and Year 6 being inspired by Director of Music, Miss Goodsell's rowing and teaching journey.

    The girls were in complete awe of Miss Goodsell's achievments and her ability to overcome obstacles. The girls were mesmerised but did ask intriguing questions and were left feeling encouraged and motivated. Her message was simple: have determintion to achieve your dreams!

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  • Miss Barlow's Weekly Words Summer 2

    Published 27/04/17, by Leanne Barlow

    From natural sculptures to tribal dances, the rain, hail and snow (!) did not stop the girls this week!

    In our Junior Girls Gallery this week , you will see Year 2's trip to Windsor Castle, Year 3 enjoying creating tribal dances, the ISA Fesitval of Sport Athletes from Years 1 and 2, our House Winners Film Night and Year 4's wonderul natural sculptures; if you wander around our field, you will still see these in place having survived the weather we have had. Inspired by artist Andy Goldsworthy, this activity gave the girls in Year 4 a fantastic opportunity to use their creative and artistic skills.  Furthermore, Reception were also inspired to create their own sculptures. As well as these activities, this week  has been another busy one for us. Activites started, Year 6 provided excellent tours for our visitors to Open Morning and LAMDA exams have been completed. 

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  • Miss Barlow's Weekly Words Summer 1

    Published 20/04/17, by Leanne Barlow

    The girls are back and raring to go...

    Welcome back to the Summer Term; our last this academic year. I trust that you all had a lovely Easter break and are ready for the Summer. This term is always jam-packed with exciting trips and events including opportunities to not only refelct on the past year but look ahead to new beginnings. 

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  • Miss Barlow's Words Lent 11

    Published 24/03/17, by Katy Sugden

    “Take every chance, drop every fear and always reach for the stars!”

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  • Miss Barlow's Words Lent 10

    Published 17/03/17, by Katy Sugden

    “Take every chance, drop every fear and always reach for the stars!”

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  • Miss Barlow's Words Lent 9

    Published 10/03/17, by Kim Davies

    “Take every chance, drop every fear and always reach for the stars!”

    In assembly this morning, I asked the girls: “What have we enjoyed this week?” The list was huge! Reception’s Bug Hunt, Year 1’s Houses and Homes Walk, ISA Hockey, U10A Netball Match vs The Magnets, two Spring Concerts, International Women’s Day plus it was also Career’s Week!

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  • Miss Barlow's Words Lent 8

    Published 03/03/17, by Katy Sugden

    “Take every chance, drop every fear and always reach for the stars!”

    World Book Day! Well…. What can I say? What a magnificent effort everyone made to dress up and engage with their favourite character from their favourite book. From Mary Poppins to Matilda, everyone looked fantastic and I was so pleased to see so many of the girls “up-cycling” clothing and possessions which they already owned.

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  • Miss Barlow's Words Lent 7

    Published 24/02/17, by Katy Sugden

    “Take every chance, drop every fear and always reach for the stars!”

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  • Miss Barlow's Words Lent 6

    Published 10/02/17, by Katy Sugden

    “Take every chance, drop every fear and always reach for the stars!”

    This week was all about the Dance Show! Well, that is not strictly true; we still taught the girls (lots in fact!) and competed in the London West ISA Regional Tournament. But I cannot let the success of the bi-annual Dance Show pass by without it’s own feature in our weekly bulletin…

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