Miss Barlow's Words Autumn Term Week 4
“Take every chance, drop every fear and always reach for the stars!”
This week we enjoyed a wonderful Harvest Festival where we were all impressed by the each class’s fantastic performances. For the pupils (and teachers!) to produce such a high quality celebration in such a short time was incredible to see. Our food donations will be going to the Salvation Army in Maidenhead who give food parcels to the homeless. It is important to take time to reflect on appreciating what we have and giving to those in need. I think the following sums up the Junior Girls' community:
"The law of the harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character/ Sow a character and you reap a destiny"
As well as our Harvest Festival, the girls have been working hard in all areas of School life too. On Wednesday, the U11A netball team hot-footed over to Kidwells straight after the performance to play All Saints. The won 19-0 with Yana Todorova crowned Player of the Match. On Saturday, some of our girls joined Mrs Wardman at the Maidenhead and Me Art competition where they met the Prime Minister, Theresa May. Two year 6’s came joint 3rd and received a letter plus a £10 prize.
Reception have been making Tasty Toast for a Teddy bear’s Tea party… can you guess the sound they have been learning about? In Year 1 the class have set up a shop and have been learning to identify different coins and making different amounts. Year 2 had a very special delivery from the Old Lady from the Gingerbread Man Fairy Tale. She climbed down the beanstalk from Story Land whist the class were at music and left them a note asking for the help in finding the new the Gingerbread Man which she had baked. Year 2 have set about making “Lost” posters to help find him (please let Mrs King know if you spot him!) Year 3 have been describing the change in season by observing the leaf and branch display in their classroom everyday.
In Year 4, each girl is reaching for the stars with their new balloon targets. Synonyms and symmetry have been explored in Year 5 this week; the girls have been extending their vocabulary bank and mathematical knowledge.. And in Year 6, as well as applying for Head Girl and giving speeches to the rest of the School, the girls have created a rainforest nonetheless!
Thank you to…
Mrs Cooper for coming in to teach signing to Year 6 in preparation for the Harvest Festival.
A spotlight on…
New this year is our homework format. After much discussion, research and deliberation we decided to prepare a homework grid to enable the girls to choose and carry out research linked to their topics to develop and apply the skills they have learned in class. This will also allow them to demonstrate their use of higher order thinking skills and our own Claires Court Essentials. We have been really impressed with the learning and effort that has gone into the work received so far. Just look at this magnificent fire engine made with 2D and 3D shapes by one of our Year 2 girls! The feedback we have received from parents has been very positive and the girls are loving having ownership of their home learning.
Merit Certificates: Marni Patel (Reception), Gabriella Stoute (Year 1), Anaiyah Ingoldsby (Year 2), Rose Hyde (Year 3), Olivia Shepherd & Rhiannon Thomas (Year 4) Beth Aranaz (Year 5) and Helen Cooper & Amelie Helm (Year 6).
Bunny Award: Anna Lavrova (Reception) for always being on her best behaviour, and Isla Allester-Oppenheimer (Year 3) for being a kind friend to everyone in Year 3.
Mathlete of the Week: Suhani Bhalla
Egg-Cellent Reader: Anya Howard
Times Table Awards:
Bronze: Bailey Hunt, Isha Perwaz & Rhiannon Thomas
Silver: Isha Perwaz & Emily Terry