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Headmaster's Weekly News, Friday 11th May, 2018

May 11, 2018


11 May 2018

 

Dear Parents

I hope you all enjoyed the fantastic weather over the Bank Holiday weekend. The children all looked refreshed having enjoyed many different activities and outings over the weekend.

Year 1 Assembly
Thank you Year 1 for your very interesting and enjoyable assembly about the animals you have been studying in class recently. You knew so many fascinating facts which you delivered with clarity and understanding. This was especially impressive because of the difficult vocabulary. Well done! Thank you to Mrs Wilson for organising the assembly.

Out and About with Pre-School
Pre-School have had some new visitors this week: Caterpillars! They have sparked lots of interest and excitement amongst the children. This visit tied in closely with the work the children have been completing on the life cycle of a butterfly. The caterpillars are starting to cocoon so I don’t think it will be too long before we have butterflies! The children have also been busy making chocolate pancakes during baking this week which is a very popular activity. They have also visited Highfield Haven to study the flowers and to be inspired by nature to make spring crowns.
What a busy four-day week you have had, Pre-School!

National Curriculum Tests
Year 6 will be sitting their National Curriculum Tests next week. They have been working very hard and I am sure they will fulfil their potential in their first, externally marked, national examinations. Please make sure you have a restful weekend and get plenty of sleep so you are fresh for Monday. I would like to wish you all good luck. You have worked hard, now it’s your time to shine!

Under 11s Cricket
Congratulations to our Under 11 Cricketers who secured four wins out of four on Wednesday with an exciting win against Sedbergh. Playing our first full match, we scored 109 runs off 25 overs with Matthew scoring 36. Sedbergh fought back with the bat and still managed to amass runs after two quick run outs and a spectacular diving catch from Alfie. In the last over they needed 9 to win. Ibrahim stepped up bravely to bowl and with Sedbergh managing just 7 runs, Highfield won the game. This was a whole team performance with every boy contributing to this very close victory. Well done

Merit Awards 

RD: Drew RJ: Shreya 1W: The Whole Class 2D: Eliza 2E: Luca
3H: Evie 3M: Tim 4S: Alex 5D: Asiyah 5M: Ayesha 6H: Henry 6P: Nathaniel
Monitors of the week: Gabrielle, Faatimah and Zahara

Thought for the Week
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas Edison

 

Yours sincerely

 
J M Duke
Headmaster

 

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

Aristotle

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