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Mrs King's Words Lent 8

This week has mostly been focused around World Book Day and Lion King rehearsals, and it has been far from quiet!

The excitement is building this week as we look forward to joining the circle of life and embracing our inner animal. The Upper Junior corridor has been a hive of activity that has very much resembled the pride lands of Africa. I have walked down the corridor to be greeted by many lionesses and their cubs, some hyenas, the odd group of leggy gazelles and not to mention some very tall giraffes, watch out for the door frames! I can honestly say that I can't wait to see the performances next week and I’m sure many of you feel the same! Mrs Stevenson, Mr Laouira and all of the Upper Junior team have been working their socks off this week making sure that the girls are performance ready. 

World Book Day has kept us busy with many visits to the library to meet authors and characters. On Tuesday, Reception and Year 1 girls visited Boyn Grove Library where they met The Highway Rat and on Wednesday morning Year 4, 5 and 6 had the pleasure of visiting Maidenhead Library where they met childrens author Abi Elphinstone. Year 2 and 3 haven’t missed out, their library visit is on Tuesday 10 March and they will meet author, poet and songwriter John Dougherty. More on that next week!

Yesterday it was fantastic to see the girls’ efforts in dressing up as their favourite story book character. As you can see from the photo above we had all sorts of creative ideas. I enjoyed trying to guess the character as the girls walked into the chapel!  

Sunday is International Women's Day and while we don’t need a day to celebrate the strong, independent individuals at Junior Girls, it is an opportunity to shine a light on the the famous and infamous women in history who have contributed to the world we live in with their talent, perseverance and determination to make a difference. Today Year 6 started the day with a letter from a male family member telling them what they mean to them. Such a wonderful way to start the day and there were definitely tears of happiness shed as they read the beautiful words that were written about them. Thank you so much for your contributions. I encourage all of our girls to strive to make a difference, to celebrate each other's successes and work to be the best they can be.

Finally, I know that parking around school sites is increasingly difficult but if I could ask that you remember to park with respect for our neighbours and in accordance with the restrictions in place around our site. That does also include waiting and stopping on the double yellow lines. Many thanks in advance for your support in keeping our children safe and our neighbours happy.

Mrs King

Merit Certificates: Zoe (Reception), Isabella (Year 1), Scarlett K (Year 2), Holly S Year 3), Beatrice (Year 4), Mayla (Year 5), Sophia V (Year 6) and Dara (Sport)

Bunny Awards: Aria (Year 2) for always being helpful and demonstrating beautiful manners and Megan K (Year 6) for giving up her lunchtimes to teach Lion King dances.

House of the Week: St Vincent

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