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Miss Barlow's Weekly Words Summer 10

"Miss Barlow, are Junior Girls winding down now ready for the End of Term?" said an innocent member of staff.

"Absolutely not! If anything, we are ramping up!" answered Miss Barlow.

The Summer Fete was a huge triumph on Saturday. Luckily the rain held off (mostly). Enough so that our wonderful country dancers were able to perform beautifully without any disruptions! Even the parents who were pulled up busted some moves!

This week we enjoyed a Disney/fairy tale themed music concert. We enjoyed singing and instrumental pieces from each class including whole school performances too. This concert was Miss Goodsell's last music concert at Claires Court and we didn't let her go without a few surprises! May I take this opportunity to repeat the words which I said on Tuesday.

"Four years ago our music provision changed dramatically - a bundle of energy, creativity and drive (aka Hester Goodsell) joined Claires Court. This amazing teacher has transformed our concerts, Christmas Productions and all music events to be honest, but most importantly she has instilled a love of music in everyone. I honestly do not know how she manages to organise all of the events that she does, and being Music Director these events all inevitably take place at the end of term. Even today, she was rehearsing for the Senior Production before break and our Summer Concert after.

Hester you have been incredibly inspirational and although everyone will be incredibly sad to see you leave we know you are going to excel in your new role, and you will certainly be leaving Junior music in an excellent place ready for Mrs Stevenson and Mr Gravett to take over".

As well as performing in the summer concert on Tuesday, the girls have been busy. Reception took a trip to the Forest School in Windsor on Wednesday where they enjoyed den building and get, quite literally, stuck in.... the mud! Year 1 continued to create collages inspired by artist Megan Coyle. In Year 2, I have been lucky enough to hear Mrs King and Miss Pridham's impressions of Punch and Judy - part of the girls' punch and judy project linked to their seaside topic! In Year 3 they have been analysing and creating their own autobiographies and investigating different methods of division. The girls in Year 4 have been making presentations about their inspirational role models and looking at transformations in maths. Whilst in Year 5, they have been art critics and compared and contrasted The Great Wave and Bible Dam. Year 6 have been continuing to produce their 'Who am I?' posters which are incredibly inspiring and creative!

Merit Certificates  Sophia Lyne (Reception), Florence Slimming (Year 1), Ava Constable & Aylin Paul (Year 2),  Dara Oladoyinbo (Year 3), Alexandra Kulikova and Emily Terry (Year 4), The Whole of Year 5 and Matilda Greenwood (Year 6) 

Bunny Awards  Faye Lung(Reception) for looking after one of our new and younger girls, and Katrina O'Brien (Year 4) for being incredibly kind and caring.  

Mathlete of the Week Charlotte Lewis

Egg-cellent Reader of the Week Gabriella Stoute

Winning House St Vincent

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