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Mrs King's Words Lent 10

It is with mixed feelings that I write my weekly bulletin today. I feel so proud to be a part of the amazing team at Claires Court Junior Girls but sad that we are having this break from all being together. The hard work and dedication of my colleagues never ceases to impress me. From last week's exceptional efforts in the phenomenal production of The Lion King (watch out for photos and clips of this coming soon on our social media) to this week navigating their way through Charity Week, a cancelled PGL trip and an impending school closure; they tackled it all with kindness, positivity and a smile. Shout out to Mr Laouira and Mrs Ericson for ensuring that our Year 6 girls had a wonderful week despite having had the much anticipated PGL trip cancelled.

Thank you to you, our parents and pupils. Today I have chatted to the girls about the positive aspects of home learning. We have encouraged them to work hard, play hard, stay active and help at home. Of course we will miss you all and look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we are able to.

I shared this lovely poem with the girls in our slightly different awards assembly today. It was shared with me by Mrs Jones, one of our Junior Girls parents, thank you. The author is unknown but I would love to credit them as this is such a beautiful way of explaining the craziness to our children.

The Time We Spring-Cleaned the World

The world it got so busy,

There were people all around.

They left their germs behind them;

In the air and on the ground.


These germs grew bigger and stronger.

They wanted to come and stay.

They didn’t want to hurt anyone -

They just really wanted to play.


Sometimes they tried to hold your hand,

Or tickled your throat or your nose.

They could make you cough and sneeze

And make your face as red as a rose.


And so these germs took over.

They started to make people ill,

And with every cough we coughed

More and more germs would spill.


All the queens and kings had a meeting.

“It’s time to clean the world up!” they said.

And so they had to close lots of fun stuff,

Just so these germs couldn’t spread.


We couldn’t go to cinemas

Or restaurants for our tea.

There was no football or parties,

The world got as quiet as can be.


The kids stopped going to school,

The mums and dads went to work less.

Then a great, big, giant scrubbing brush

Cleaned the sky and the sea and the mess!


Dads started teaching the sums,

Big brothers played with us more,

Mums were in charge of homework

And we read and played jigsaws galore!


The whole world was washing their hands

And building super toilet roll forts!

Outside was quiet and peaceful,

Now home was the place for all sports.


So we played in the world that was home

And our days filled up with fun and love,

And the germs they grew smaller and smaller

And the sun watched from up above.


Then one morning the sun woke up early,

She smiled and stretched her beams wide.

The world had been fully spring cleaned,

It was time to go back outside!


We opened our doors oh so slowly

And breathed in the clean and fresh air.

We promised that forever and always

Of this beautiful world we’d take care!


This week has been our Claires Court Charity Week and the girls have been doing all sorts of exciting things to raise money for the Link Foundation and The Gambia Appeal. We have had all sorts of fun activities for the girls to enjoy, finishing today with their pyjama day. We will update you with how much the girls have raised as soon as we can.

While we are closed please look after each other and stay healthy. I will still be in touch through my bulletins but please do get in touch via my school email if you need to.

Mrs King

Merit Certificates: Aria (Reception), Emily (Year 1), All of Year 2 (Year 2), Anna (Year 3), Evie (Year 4), Isabella (Year 5) and Sophia H (Year 6)

Bunny Awards: To all of the Junior girls teachers and teaching assistants for amazing resilience, hard work and positivity.

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