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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mrs King's Words Lent 1

Happy New Year and happy new decade.

Quality time with family and friends has been the theme of my Christmas break. It has been a wonderful and much needed rest, filled with time spent playing games, reading, watching movies and eating far too much! However, we are back to school and full of energy after our break, and we are very much looking forward to our lessons and new topics! Topics this term include 'Once Upon a Time', 'Tardis Travel', 'Happily Ever After', 'From Bean to Bar', 'Awesome Earth', 'Keep Calm and Carry On' and 'Amazon Adventures'.

On Wednesday I had the pleasure of being evacuated with Year 5! It was the 1 September 1939 and war had just broken out between Germany and Poland. Miss Philp and Miss Pridham received notice that the girls were to be evacuated to Budmouth Point in Devon. We packed our bags, wrapped up warm and headed to Maidenhead train station. The conversations between the girls on the way to the station were really interesting and whether they believed they were going or not, they all had the opportunity to think about how it felt to be a child being sent away from their loved ones during the Second World War. They will follow up with some writing which I very much look forward to reading!

In our first assembly of the term I talked to the girls about resolutions. We talked about how quite often, when it comes to new years resolutions people choose not to do something. Some people make resolutions to start doing something and some people don’t make resolutions at all. But... what if we were to make our resolution to improve something. We looked at the pebble in the pond effect and how one small change can make a big difference. I have asked the girls to think about the difference they can make perhaps to their families, their friends and their communities. Maybe one person can’t make a difference to the whole planet, but they can make a difference to the world around them. I look forward to hearing or seeing some of their ideas.

The girls have lots to look forward to this term, including trips to the Living Rainforest, the Natural History Museum, the Roald Dahl Gallery, the Children’s Concert at Guildford, Teach Rex at Junior Boys, Windsor Castle and the Young Voices Concert.  Not forgetting the much anticipated production of The Lion King! 

Finally, we have now reinstated the zebra crossing and pedestrian entrance on to school from College Road. Could I remind all drivers to please be mindful of the crossing when entering the site and ensure they take the normal due care and attention when approaching a zebra crossing. If dropping your children at the roadside by the school, please remind them to use the pedestrian gate rather than walking into school via the road entrances

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs King

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