Miss Barlow's Weekly Words Autumn 9
'Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless' - Mother Theresa
This week was anti-bullying week and started with World Kindness Day. To celebrate Kindness Day, the girls spent the day in their houses doing a variety of activities. The girls spent time being mindful, making kindness pledges, playing collaborative games and making kindess cakes. Each memeber of staff on The College Avenue site received a cake from the girls, and the ripple effect of kindness was very very apparent!
As part of anti bullying week , we welcomed back Theatre Unlimited to teach Years 3 and 5 about bullying through drama role plays. The girls helped the actors by directing them in what to do to make the situation better.
Also this week...
We held our first Parent workshops and although there was a small feeling of going ‘back to school’ due to the maths and phonics tests set by the teachers (!) , much of the feedback has suggested that there was some helpful ideas . Thank you to everyone who attended and to the teachers which ran the sessions so successfully. If you missed our, we will be holding more workshops in the Lent Term.
Year 5 and6 Hockey players returned from Newquay after a very successful and fun tour. The pupils were impeccably behaved and played extremely well.
Year 2 visited Stubbings memorial on Monday and laid a wreath . The girls and boys learned more about Rememberance Sunday and the Poppy symbol.
On Wednesday , Year 3 took a trip back in time to the Stone Age era at ChilternOpen air museum where they were greeted by a man sniffing them! After feeling a little bit odd to begin with, the girls went on to learn about what was eaten and how people in the Stone Age lived.
On Thursday, we hosted a swimming gala against Highfield and St Edmund Campion. The girls performed incredibly well and supported each other fantastically. We had many wins and lots of parents were there to support; showing much comitment by standing in the cold for over an hour- thank you!
As well as creating our shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, we will be teaming up with Junior Boys to raise money for The Link Foundation. This year we would like to raise money to help families have a £25 Christmas Dinner. There will be a place for you to put any donation very soon; it is likely to be a turkey shaped money pot in the atrium!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Merit Certificates Ana Budigi (Reception), Tiana Kuvarega (Year 1), Charlotte Burfitt (Year 2), The Whole of Year 3, Jessica Spencer Smith (Year 4), Isha Perwaz (Year 5) and Amelia Dixon (Year 6)
Bunny Awards Ava Miller (Reception) for trying to resolve a problem with her friend, and Ellie Gillman (Year 4) for being so supportive to her teammates during the Swimming Gala.