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Mrs Kirby's Weekly Words

Every week the Bulletin newsletter is sent home from the School Office highlighting important forthcoming dates and events, along with a round-up by Mrs Kirby of the week gone by. Read below recent messages from the Head of Juniors desk.

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  • Mrs Kirby's words Lent week 2

    Published 21/01/22, by Hayley Johnston

    The cold start to the week did not stop the pupils enjoying the return of the After School Activities programme. It is so lovely to hear and see all of our boys and girls exploring interests and developing skills outside of the classroom. 

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  • Mrs Kirby's words Lent week 1

    Published 14/01/22, by Hayley Johnston

    Happy New Year to you all! I hope you have all managed to have a restful and enjoyable break, shared with family and friends.

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  • Mrs Kirby's words Autumn week 12

    Published 10/12/21, by Hayley Johnston

    We made it...just! At the beginning of this term, I was determined to ensure the pupils had as-normal an experience as possible and we just about managed it. Yes we had to change the Carol Services, cancel some sports fixtures and adjust our Nativity audience participation but on the whole we have succeeded with our quest! Much has been enjoyed this term including our Forest School sessions, trips to Stonehenge, the Reading Museum (Reading the town not reading books!), Ufton Court and Bristol for the Sports Tour. We have success in the pool, playing instruments and on horseback, as well as a lot of success in the classroom, according to the impressive reports I have read. 

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  • Mrs Kirby's words Autumn week 11

    Published 02/12/21, by Hayley Johnston

    With Christmas creeping ever closer, and the excitement of Christmas activities in full swing, I was so sad to test positive for Covid 19 this week and find out that I will miss a large chunk of the festivities. I am staying well informed from Mrs King and Mr Richards but I am very much looking forward to getting back and joining in with the fun on Christmas Jumper Day!

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  • Mrs Kirby's words Autumn week 10

    Published 25/11/21, by Hayley Johnston

    During lunch this week, boys in Year 3 made our hearts soar with their conversation about school in general and thoughtfulness. “I love school because kindness is cool.” We then explored this idea a little further between mouthfuls of delicious soup, chicken caesar wrap and bolognese.  Which do you think is best - giving kindness or receiving it? “Both are equally important as they make you feel great.” The two boys then went off to say a big thank you to the dining room staff for their full stomachs! 

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  • Mrs Kirby's words Autumn week 9

    Published 18/11/21, by Hayley Johnston

    At Junior Boys this week we have been focusing on the excellent assemblies Miss Dockerill presented to all Juniors.

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  • Mrs Kirby's words Autumn week 8

    Published 12/11/21, by Hayley Johnston

    Another week has gone by and the boys and girls continue to demonstrate positivity and enthusiasm at every turn. This week, our main focus has been on ‘Remembrance’ and, across the divisions, we marked this special occasion on Thursday by all participating in an online Remembrance Service and observed a 2-minute silence at 11am.

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  • Mrs Kirby's words Autumn week 7

    Published 04/11/21, by Hayley Johnston

    Welcome back to everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful half term break.

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  • Mrs Kirby's words Autumn week 6

    Published 15/10/21, by Hayley Johnston

    This half term has been a successful start to our academic year. We have had so much to celebrate, not least the way the boys and girls have come back with eagerness and kindness. The past 18 months have been a whirlwind of change and it is such a great thing to witness so many ‘normal’ events take place again. 

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  • Mrs Kirby's words Autumn week 5

    Published 08/10/21, by Hayley Johnston

    Just a week to go until half term - really?! This week has been filled with Forest Schools, Fixtures, ISA Art, Girls on Board tours, Toy making and much, much more.

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  • Mrs Kirby's words Autumn week 4

    Published 01/10/21, by Hayley Johnston

    Another week has flown by and although we had to postpone our Harvest Festivals and some fixtures, we have still managed to fit in so much! This week our Forest School programme started at Junior Boys. Den building, games and fire building commenced and, although there were some very soggy bodies, it was a lot of fun!

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  • Mrs Kirby's words Autumn week 3

    Published 24/09/21, by Hayley Johnston

    Another week has flown by with so much achieved and so much to look forward to. This week G6 enjoyed learning about etiquette rules for ‘middle class’ women in Victorian Times; they disagreed with the rule ‘never read in company’ but agreed with the rule ‘never make a noise when eating’! Year 1 went on a materials hunt around school in their science lessons. And G2 received a letter from Frustrated Felt Tips and Cranky Colouring Pencils. Our Roles of Responsibility at Junior Boys and Junior Girls have been voted for and announced; we are looking forward to seeing what they accomplish this year.

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