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Mr Spanswick's Words Lent 2

Another week gone, another celebration of success in our assembly this morning, and yet another mass of happy faces before me today remind me constantly how much I will miss this role in the school come July. I was lucky enough to give out over 40 merits, some of our first orange and green belts for Multiplication mastery in Maths, a distinction for Ethan Olikara in Grade 1 Piano, two worthy Rabbit winners, and a wonderful letter from HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Rishi Kanchubotla in Year 1 thanking him for his kind wishes on their announcement of their engagement. No two days are the same in this job!

My words are slightly shorter today to allow more space for pictures! These include Mrs Hankin’s Reception class with their amazing I.T. Purple Mash projects, some outstanding work from our Young Writers after school club, Maths problem solving at its very best with Year 5, Year 5 learning about the solar system in a rather unusual way and Mr Hogg taking his own brand of History down to the Year 2 boys! I have also tried to capture some images of our older footballers at their practice on Wednesday...I think I still need some photography lessons from Mr Rowan! 

Indeed, Mr Rowan was in full swing on Tuesday afternoon where he captured a significant number of pictures of our annual Year 6 Greek battle. This is considered to be one of the highlights of the History curriculum for many, and Mr Hogg leads his armies with great passion and skill. Mrs Ward, Mrs Metherell and I, who amongst others were watching, were dazzled by the Year 6 warriors, teeth barred, hackles raised, armed to the hilt with small soft bean bags and well crafted cardboard defense weapons! Whoever said that History was boring did not study at Claires Court with Mr Hogg and Mrs Ward!

My assemblies this week have focused on the phrase ‘practice makes perfect’, and this will be our theme for the rest of this half term. Persevering at something has its rewards, and my staff and I are working hard to put this emphasis on everything we do, in and out of school for our boys to see. Well, football matches start next week for Year 4,5 and 6 - let’s see if our boys have been practising enough!

Have a super weekend,

Justin Spanswick

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