Miss Barlow's Weekly Words Autumn 3
Autumn is here which means Jeans for Genes and Harvest Festival time.... as well as woolly mammoths, Alice in Wonderland and rainforest bags!
Today is Jeans for Genes day and all of the girls have made a special effort to wear jeans to raise money for children who have a genetic disorder. Thank you everyone who has donated. Today also marks the official start of Autumn and we are looking forward to celebrating it next week with our special 'Harvest Around the World' Festival!
As well as preparing for our first production of the year, the girls have been busy with a whole host of other things to. Reception took a number walk this week to see how many numbers they could recognise around the school. Year 1 labelled parts of their bodies linked to the topic of 'Ourselves'. Year 2 took a trip to The Rye on Wednesday and identified tree types and took a dip in the river to learn about the creatures that live there. Year 3 have been learning about Woolly Mammoths and how to wash them(!). In Year 4, the girls have been writing diary entries either as Christopher Columbus or as a deck-hand. Ellie, in Year 4, gave a speech this week about her time in Japan. She taught the girls about her kimono and gave each class member a Japanese penny. Well done, Ellie! Year 5 are well immersed in their 'Curioser and Curioser' topic and have produced some wonderful pieces of writing linked to many different stories, including Alice in Wonderland. They have also produced some wonderful silhouettes of Alice! Year 6 started their textiles project this week and have begun work on designing their rainforest bags.
On Saturday I was lucky enough to attend the 'Maidenhead and Me' art competition in the town centre. Theresa May took the time to also attend (she has helped judge for the past four years!) and awarded prizes to the winners. Claires Court Junior Girls won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Junior category and we received a commendation. Well done to everyone who entered and thank you to Mrs Wardman for organising. The artwork will be displayed in the town centre for the next couple of weeks.
Year 5 left for Marchants Hill PGL centre this morning. I know that they will have a fantastic time on this Outward Bound trip - it is such a beautiful site with so many exciting activities on offer. Keep up to date with their adventures by following them on twitter with the handle: @CCJuniorsTrips
Merit Certificates Genevieve Jack (Reception), Edie Wespieser (Year 1), Lily McNulty (Year 2), Phoebe Crowe (Year 3), Ellie Gillman (Year 4), Maddie Lawrence (Year 5) and Lola Constable & Anna Hughes (Year 6)
PE Isla Allester-Oppenheimer (Year 4)
Bunny Awards Faye Kabengele (Year 1) for always being kind and thoughtful , and Charlene Fleischer (Year 4) for incredibly helpful and thoughtful.
Mathlete of the Week Chloe Heavyside
Winning House St Vincent