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Miss Barlow's Words Autumn Term Week 3

This week Reception have been on a number walk around the School combining orientation and number recognition in a very creative way! Year 1 started the week by playing spelling and reading games, helping recognition and sentence structure.

Year 2, along with the Junior Boys, visited the Rye where they used their knowledge of trees to identify Evergreen and Deciduous trees. They also found a “lobster” (a crayfish)!

Year 3 have started reading Stig of the Dump, creating character profiles and making predictions about what might happen. Year 4 have completed their storm poetry based on last week’s tremendous thunder and lightning storm. Year 5 started the week very quietly (!) after their successful trip to Marchants Hill but their tiredness hasn’t stopped them from creating well-thought out letters to Theresa May asking her for information about how democracy and schooling was in the Victorian Times (not suggesting that she was alive during this era!). Year 6 have been applying for responsibility positions and we are looking forward to seeing their applications and watching them shine as they present to their peers next week.

Thank you to...

Mrs Cohen for sharing her book Tilly McAnilly with the Year 3 class, inspiring them to be writers and to work on their illustration skills.

A spotlight on…

Full activities have started this week and the range and amount of girls participating this year is just fantastic to see. I thought it might be nice to see what is on offer across the year groups from Reception to Year 6, see our activities page. What you can clearly see is just how many opportunities the girls have before school, at lunch and after school. 90% of all girls from Reception to Year 6 are participating in an activity (not including Study or Homework Club) at some point in the week - an amazing statistic!

Flexi study

Just to clarify...

  • This facility is open to all girls from Reception to Year 6 until 5pm instead of ASC.

  • From next week, any girls needing supervision who are not in an activity and who are being collected between the end of School and 5pm will be in Flexi Study in the Dining Room (collection through the Main Office).

  • Any girl who will be in School until 5pm, needing supervision, will be in Homework Club (R-2) or Study (3-6) and the normal collection point in the Atrium should be used.

  • If at 5pm further care is needed, all girls will go to ASC in the Nursery. Please note if this facility is required, it must be booked by 1pm.

  • Flexi Study, Homework Club and Study does not need to be booked and can be used on an adhoc basis. Please just let your class teacher know your daughter’s after school arrangements.

Merit Certificates: Zara Rasool (Reception), Florence Slimming (Year 1), Holly Hughes (Year 2), Lara Ignatova (Year 3), Alexandra Kulikova (Year 4) Sophie Seaman (Year 5) and Yana Todorova (Year 6).

Bunny Award: Lucy Philp (Year 2) for being a kind and helpful and a good friend to all, and Eleanor Dries (Year 5) for being kind and helpful during the PGL trip.

Mathlete of the Week: Charlene Fleischer

Egg-Cellent Reader: Libby Bann

Times Table Awards: Bronze Emily Terry

Finally, this week we welcome Miss Docker to the Junior Team as a Gap Student and also May and Lauren (Head Girl) from our 6th Form who will be gaining experience in the Lower Junior department.


I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

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