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Miss Barlow's Words Lent 7

“Take every chance, drop every fear and always reach for the stars!”

This week the girls experienced a falconry day which saw every class meet a variety of special birds including; a Cuckoo Barra, two Owls, an African Falcon and a Raven. This day was initially organised for Year 6 to link with their class book, Skellig, which links so well to their topic of the Unexplained. The sessions with Falconry UK were incredible and some of us felt quite starstruck when we learned that some of the birds had been used in films (such as Game of Thrones) and had been booked by Sky to help promote the film!

As well as this fantastic experience, each class have Falconry Displayenjoyed a variety of learning experiences. Reception enjoyed a nature walk around school, collecting signs of spring. Year 1 wrote very creative adventure stories about a dinosaur. Year 2 were amazed to receive a letter from Rapunzel asking for their help in releasing her from her tower. In Year 3, Wonka’s chocolate factory has closed down and they initiated a debate to discuss whether the pros and cons of this event. Apparently, the dentist could be either happy or unhappy with this decision - happy that teeth will be healthier, but unhappy that he might be out of a job! Year 4 have been writing poems about Cleopatra this week, using the Chromebooks to further their knowledge about her. In addition to their learning in the classroom, Year 5 & 6 did very well yesterday to battle the winds of Hurricane Doris during Netball and football in their Games lesson! We learned the importance of an accurate and hard pass in strong winds!

I have ‘magpied’ Mr Laouira’s quote of the week, which not only links well to the Falconry day we enjoyed but sums up our how we feel about our girls!

“Your wings already exist, all you have to do is fly!”

Good luck to all of  the competitors in the Judo competition tomorrow!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Barlow

Well done to...the U11 Hockey team who competed in the County Hockey Tournament on Wednesday at Bradfield college. The team came 3rd in the Cup which is the best we have ever achieved at the tournament! Well done girls!

Merit Certificate: Sophia Lyne (Reception), Caitlin Fleischer & Kim Hill (Year 1), Lucy Philp (Year 2), Erin Moorby (Year 3), Olivia Shepherd (Year 4), Shamaila Islam (Year 5) and Georgina Hellmuth (Year 6).

Bunny Awards: Indya-Rose Adams (Year 2) & Edie Wespiser (Reception) both for being kind to someone who hurt themselves - Edie was incredibly kind and caring towards Mrs James who fell over at the weekend and hurt her ankle. Indya-Rose helped a friend who fell over whilst doing her register duty. Victoria Jesseman (Year 4) for always looking out for others and for being a kind and caring friend.

Winning House: St Therese

Mathlete of the Week: Victoria Jesseman

Egg-cellent Reader of the Week: Karin Mehta

Sports Results

U11A Hockey vs Charters - Won 5-0 (Player of the match Yana Todorova)

U11A Hockey vs LVS - Won 6-0 (Player  of the match Harriet Taylor-West)

U11 County Hockey Tournament - 3rd Place in the Cup

World Book Day - Thursday 2nd March. The girls are invited to dress up as their favourite character. This year they can come dressed in full costume.

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