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Mrs Kirby's Weekly Words Autumn 8

Letters from the PM!

Our return back to school started with screams (of excitement) coming from the Year 5 classroom. A few weeks ago, the girls in Year 5 all wrote to Theresa May setting out their recommendations on how they would like to help the environment in Maidenhead. Amazingly, the Prime Minister wrote back to each girl individually - what a completely inspirational and personal thing to do. Thank you Mrs May!

This week I am writing my words from Newquay. It is the time of year when the U11 hockey and netball teams join the Junior Boys on their annual sports tour to Cornwall. At the time of writing, we have already played a match in Exeter and are having a lot of fun.

Also this week, the girls have enjoyed a set of drama workshops on Wednesday. The theme was 'The Circus' and the girls enjoyed pretending to be roles in the circus and had an absolutely fantastic time doing so!

On Thursday, Reception travelled to Junior Boys to hibernate their hedgehogs (not real ones!) The boys and girls have been learning about hibernation and made hedgehogs out of clay. Reception also enjoyed celebrating Diwali this week; the girls celebrated by making Diwali lamps and cooked chapatis and mango lassis. 

Our Year 5 and 6 Enrichment Days started well. The girls visited the Science Museum in Winchester learning all about space and programming robots! Today the girls spent the day calmly enjoying a 'Wellbeing Day' full of yoga and mindfulness.

Next week, we will be recognising Anti-Bullying week and Kindness Day by Year 4, 5 and 6 participating in Mental Health Drama Workshops. On Kindness Day, every class will be involved in lots of 'kind' activities. 

We end our week by remembering... remembering those who have lost their lives whilst serving their country in war. This year, it is particularly special as it marks 100 years since the end of World War I. This morning, Junior Girls marked this special and reflective occasion by participating in a special Remembrance Service led by Miss Sadler. Thank you to her and the pupils for their readings, poems and wreaths. Thank you also to Mr Gravett who played the Last Post on the Trumpet.

Merit Certificates:  Mia (Reception), Aanya (Year 1), Edie (Year 2), Florence M (Year 3), Isabella (Year 4), Isla A-O (Year 5) and Elise (Year 6) 

Bunny Awards: Marni (Year 2) for always listening well and following instructions in and out of the classroom, and Isha (Year 6) for always showing kindness to others.

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