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Mrs King's Words Autumn 8

I hope that you all had a lovely half term! Welcome back to the second half of the Autumn term and all the excitement that comes with it. As you all know Mr & Mr Kirby welcomed Mila during the half term. They are all doing well and Mrs Kirby hopes to pop in for a visit in a few weeks so that Mila can meet us all.

One of the things I enjoy most in this role is the opportunity to visit each class and find out about what the girls have been learning. This week, while on a tour with some prospective parents, I went into the Year 2 class where they were on a money hunt (aren’t we all!?) It was wonderful to witness their enthusiasm and see them taking risks to answer the questions Mrs Tewari was asking. 

Also in Year 2, in recognition of Bonfire Night and linked to their topic ‘It Only Takes a Spark’, the girls each had their own a carrot handle for safety! There were lots of gigantic smiles as I walked across the playground to investigate the excitement! Still with the Bonfire night theme, Year 1 have been creating fireworks poems using onomatopoeia.


Yesterday we waved Year 6 off as they went to collect the boys for their annual sports tour to Newquay. On the way down they stopped off in Lympstone for a Netball match against St Peter’s where, by all accounts they played some fantastic games of Netball. The girls arrived safely in their Hotel in Newquay and enjoyed dinner and an early night...or not! Over the weekend they will play some more Netball and Hockey, a little bit of shopping and the aquarium before returning home on Sunday. I’m sure they have been missed at home and the Upper Junior corridor is certainly quieter without them. I can’t wait for them to return on Monday so that Mr Laouira has somebody else to tell his jokes to!

Today our Year 5 girls have had a fantastically cultural day. The have all enjoyed a Shakespeare experience day! Linking with their work on Macbeth they have been acting out different scenes and getting into character. They particularly enjoyed writing their own witches potions!

During last term we introduced the Head and Deputy Head girls kindness awards with many girls already having been recognised for their exceptional kindness. We don’t have them this week as the girls are on tour so I thought I would share my favourite kindness quote which I think illustrates perfectly why promoting kindness is key. Next week is anti-bullying week and with our focus on being kind, Miss Mansfield and pupil voice will be doing some work on how words both written and spoken, can hurt as much as actions. I will update you on this in my words next week.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the PTA Fright Night Disco this evening! The weeks are only going to get busier, so fasten your seatbelts and get ready to enjoy what is one of the craziest but most enjoyable half terms of the school year!

Mrs King

Merit Certificates: Zoe (Reception), Cora (Year 1), Eleanor B(Year 2), Olivia (Year 3), Florence S (Year 4), Ava (Year 5) and Mayla (Sport) 

Bunny Awards: Ana (Year 2) for always offering a helping hand and Lucy (Year 5) for showing resilience and maturity.

House of the Week: St Francis

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