Mrs Heywood's Words Autumn 8
The half term break has flown past for many of the Senior Pupils who have crammed a huge amount of learning and activity into each day.
They have ventured far and wide with too many highlights to list them all here. I should, however, like to give a huge vote of thanks to all of my colleagues for leading and accompanying our youngsters and enabling them to have so many wonderful experiences.
We are delighted to inform you that Alexandra's (7B) digital animation called “Green”, which is about the devastating effects of plastic debris which ends up in rivers or oceans, won first place in the Key Stage 2 ISA Arts Film and Digital Art Competition.
Alexandra will be presented with her award later in the term.
I was delighted to hear we have another Accelerated Reader World Millionaire from Year 7, Chase, who passed the milestone before we broke up for half term. The Library Team will award two more Bronze Accelerated Reader point stars to Emma (8B) and Georgina (9B) in the end of term academic assembly. They are always on the lookout for even more ways to get girls reading, so please encourage them to make regular visits to the library so they can browse without being under the gaze of teachers and parents.
One of the features of Claires Court has been the incredibly strong interest in sport which is evident across the piste from Year 7 to Year 11. So it was an absolute pleasure to be informed by Miss Barrett that before half term our U16 Indoor Hockey Squad qualified for the South Regional Round beating, Downe House, Holme Grange and The Abbey.
I enjoyed meeting Year 11 parents at the Parents Evening on Monday of this week and our challenge continues to support, encourage and work with you to ensure that our pupils work consistently and independently in the lead up to their Mocks Examinations. I know that many Year 11s and their parents will be attending the Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday 12 November.
We are looking forward to seeing Year 10 and their parents on Thursday 14 November at the Parents Evening which will start at 6pm.
Wishing you all a restful weekend.