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Miss Barlow's Weekly Words Summer 7

Welcome back and what a welcome we have had...

This week has been filled with guest speakers in Year 6 (the majority of which were parents sharing their career journeys), musical performances and athletics! 

On Tuesday, the ISA Drama Troupe enjoyed a technical and lighting workshop in which they learned about projecting images and lighting effects. 

Wednesday saw the annual ISA London West Athletics competition which resulted in many winners, personal bests and places at Nationals. Not only did the girls perform well but Miss Hudson and myself have been overwhelmed with comments about how the girls presented themselves, the skill they showed and their overall manners and behaviour. Well done to everyone involved.

Our Upper Junior Informal Concert took place on Thursday. The audience were entertained and moved (my eyes welled up more than once!) by a range of performances which the girls opted in for themselves. From cello to violin, and singing to electric guitar, all of the performers showed courage, resilience and confidence; to stand up and play a musical instrument or sing is a daunting prospect and I am proud of each and every girl for doing so! We now start preparations for our Cabaret Concert next Thursday.

Also on Thursday, Year 5 experienced Senior Girls. The class enjoyed cake making (carrot, courgette and lime or chocolate and beetroot), Dragons Den and a Drone Competition; a very enjoyable time was had by all.

Today, Year 4, 5 and 6 have enjoyed an Enrichment Day filled with a Game-Making activity whilst the Year 4, 5 and 6 athletes set off for Bournemouth for our first Athletics Tour. 

Reception took a trip to the Forest School in Windsor and enjoyed building dens and camp fires, melting marshmallows and swinging on ropes! 

All week, Year 6 have been inspired by a range of speakers including many Junior and Senior parents, and also Charlie Webster. Charlie was our first visitor of the week. She truly inspired the girls to follow their dreams, take risks and build resilience. Charlie is an excellent example of someone who has face adversity head on and achieved so much. She is not only a TV presenter and an athlete, but now a public speaker and an author! Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to come in and spend time with our Year 6 class.

Next week, the girls have many trips to look forward to as well as our Upper Junior Concert on Thursday.

Merit Certificates Sorcha & Willow (Reception), Alice (Year 1), Florence M (Year 2), Phoebe (Year 3), Rose (Year 4), Lucy (Year 5) and Anya (Year 6).

Bunny Awards  Natalija (Year 2) for always following our Golden Rules and for showing resilience when things get tricky, and Isla C (Year 4) for performing so well at the concert and for showing support, resilience, courage and kindness. 

Mathlete of the Week   Gabriella S (Year 2)

Mathletics Class of the Week Year 5

Times Tables Badges Sylvie (Silver)

Winning House St Therese

Also awarded in assembly... LAMDA results! The girls did exceptionally well and Mrs Warren and I are incredibly proud!

Out of the 34 who took the LAMDA exam, we had:

6 passes

17 passes with merit

11 passes with distinction 

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