Head's Words Summer Term Week 4
We are well and truly into the Summer Term now and with the improved weather it actually feels like Summer too! In addition to enjoying the sunnier days, this term also hosts our End of Year Exam Week.
The press is full of reports about SATs and assessments in the state sector; some parents even boycotted a day of School to protest about the stress their children were being put under.
One Campaign for Real Education was quoted to say, amongst other things, that “Independent Schools are testing all the time!” At Claires Court we do assess regularly and use that information to evaluate progress and inform teaching and learning plans for each child, but not with the pressure of interminable practice tests and the sense of failure and anxiety that is witnessed in the state sector. Our Exam Week hosts exams in English, maths and science. Time is given not to practice tests but to revision techniques and time management. It is important for us to assess the girls’ achievements and track their progress. Exam Week gives this opportunity plus a chance for the pupils to show what they know and experience under exam conditions.
Highlights for next week
9:30 - 11:30 Reception Maidenhead Library trip on the Bus!
Year 6 British Museum trip. 8:30am start. Packed Lunch please.
Merit Certificates: Gabriella Stoute (Reception), Indya-Rose Adams & Casey Hunt (Year 1), Charlene Fleischer (Year 2), Isha Perwaz (Year 3), Violaine Corley & Anna Hughes (Year 4), Georgina Hellmuth, Riley Hopley, Laetitia Parr & Yana Todorova (Year 5) and Keylin Fileva Dobriyanov (Year 6). Plus Saira Duncombe, Sylvie Corley & Chloe Massoubre.
Bunny Award: Erin Moorby (Year 1) for resolving conflict calmly and fairly, and Claire Smith (Year 5) for always being a kind and considerate friend.
Mathlete of the Week
Egg-cellent Reader of the Week