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Mrs King's Words Lent 7

There has been lots of excitement about pancakes this week. Most year groups spent some on Tuesday learning about Shrove Tuesday and/or making and eating delicious pancakes. In Year 1 they opened up a pancake cafe and became waitresses serving (and eating) their pancakes with a variety of toppings! I was lucky enough to spend the morning in Year 3 this week and we talked about our favourite pancake toppings. They came up with some lovely ones and there were a couple of strange ones too. I have yet to find a stranger pancake topping than my dad’s lemon juice, sugar...and ketchup! If you enjoy something stranger than that on your pancakes do let me know! 

Following on from Pancake Day, many people choose to give something up for 40 days and nights. For many people this is recognition of Lent but for others it is simply an opportunity to make a change. I often find it difficult to give something up for Lent because as soon as I’m not allowed it, it’s all I can think about! I have been reading about trying something different for 40 days instead of giving up chocolate or crisps. Some ideas for a positive change could be giving up social media for 40 days, perhaps we could benefit from giving up TV and read more or we could help the environment and give up using single use coffee cups. Maybe instead of giving up we could simply give. Give our time for 40 days or give 40 things to charity. The possibilities are endless. Mrs Phipps tells me that in her house they’re giving up moaning and if they moan they have to put 50p in a jar for charity. Drop me an email  if you’ve given up something a little bit different this year.

We really do have royalty in our school as Year 2 visited Windsor Castle on Wednesday and our wonderful Mrs Young became the Queen for part of the day. Tourists were intrigued to see her sitting in the throne room wearing her crown while waiting for the Year 2  girls to arrive and be knighted! Windsor Castle has always been one of my favourite trips. The girls and their teacher had a wonderful day. Being a resident of Windsor herself, I hear that Mrs Tewari was incredibly knowledgeable about the castle. I hope that I can join them next time!

Next week we have lots of exciting activities for World Book Day with trips to various libraries and story telling sessions and not forgetting the main event of dressing up as your favourite character or bringing in a prop from your favourite book. I hope you’re all ready! 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Mrs King

Merit Certificates: Lexi (Reception), Amaya (Year 1), Eleanor G (Year 2), Eva (Year 3), Julieta (Year 4), Lucy (Year 5) and Jessica (Year 6) 

Bunny Awards: Summer (Reception) for always being her best self and All of Year 5 for being exceptionally kind this week.

Head and Deputy Head Girl Kindness Awards: Lower Juniors: Ava (Reception) Upper Juniors: Molly (Year 3)

House of the Week: St Francis

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