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Headmaster's News, Friday 14th February, 2020

Feb 14, 2020


Friday 14th February, 2020

School News


Year 1 Assembly
Thank you Year 1 for your very informative assembly about staying healthy and personal hygiene. I was very impressed to hear how much you have learnt in your PSHEE lessons. You explained and demonstrated the importance of cleaning yourself, brushing your teeth and washing your hair. I really enjoyed watching your demonstrations which highlighted the importance of good personal hygiene and which served as a good reminder for the rest of the school. I was also impressed by your clear voices and composure in front of a large audience. Well done, 1W, and thank you Mrs Wilson for organising this assembly.

Year 6 Assembly
Thank you Year 6 for reminding anyone that looked like forgetting that today is Valentine’s Day! I really enjoyed your assembly in which you examined the meaning of love. You talked about the things you love as well as your love for your families, pets and friends. You talked about the religions you have studied this year and their teachings about love and you also talked about how we treat each other. It was a very thought-provoking assembly, especially after our performance last night which brought everyone together so successfully; a fitting way to end this half-term! Thank you, Year 6, and Mrs Prince for organising this assembly.

Alice in Wonderland
Wow what a night! A huge congratulations to all our dancers and Year 4 actors. 99 children from across the school amazed us with their confidence and talent in their fantastic performance of Alice in Wonderland. Year 4 really commanded the stage, delivering their lines in character and with a real sense of timing and delivery that was way in advance of their years. They took advantage of their moment in the spotlight to contribute to a fantastic performance which will definitely stay in their memory and ours for many years to come. The range of dances was also incredible with dancers from the age of 4 right through to 11 performing complex choreography in fabulous costumes, providing us with a visual feast! Thank you to our two directors, Mrs. Duke and Miss Burns, whose hard work and dedication helped the pupils to achieve such a high standard of performance. Thank you to Mrs Jones for stepping into Mr Drake’s shoes with the sound and lighting and to all the staff who helped to make this opportunity possible for the children. Also a big thank you to Landmark for making us so welcome and the local businesses, especially the Banqueting Suite, for letting us use their car parks.

 

Nursery News


Last week in Nursery, we experimented with light and colour. We had our lights low with a variety of different light experiences for our children to investigate. We explored light balloons, light panels with colour blocks and made shadows on the walls with animals and torches. This week we have focused on our threading skills by threading Valentine's Day hearts. We have developed our mark-making skills on large maps and enjoyed jumping in muddy puddles, alongside our regular visits to the library and dance studio.

News from the Sports Field

Sedbergh Netball Tournament by Nandini and Sienna
On Wednesday 5th February, we played in a tournament at Sedbergh. Everyone was enthusiastic to play all the other teams. We played really well, showing great teamwork throughout the matches. Our defending was phenomenal and we kept the ball in our possession most of the time. The shooters scored lots of fantastic goals, showing their skills from netball and shooting practice. Two of the schools we beat were SMH and Sedbergh, dodging their players all the time. We all really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you to Mrs Parsons, Mrs Botton and Sedbergh who gave us a delicious tea!

Year 4 Netball v St Mary’s Hall
On Tuesday 4th February, all our Year 4 girls played Netball against SMH. The girls were very excited as they have been practising hard, focusing on accurate passing and moving into space. We lost the first match 5-2 but drew the second 2-2. All the girls and their parents enjoyed every second and it was lovely to see our Y4 girls representing the school. Mrs Parsons

Hockey at Rossall School
On Wednesday, our U11 Hockey team took part in the annual Rossall Hockey Tournament. The girls played some fantastic hockey in the group stages, coming-up against some tough, experienced opposition. They did not let this put them off and they worked hard to put into practice all the skills they had learned this half term. Highfield made it into the Plate Semi-Finals where they played the best hockey they had all day. The girls created many chances but just couldn’t convert and unfortunately were narrowly defeated 1-0! Well done to all the team and a special mention must go to Tia who stepped up and played as goalkeeper for us at the last minute. Mrs Botton

Tennis Achievement
Over the winter tennis season, Rohan, 5M, has been competing in the Winter National Tennis Tour held at major tennis centres in the country. Based on his performance, he has qualified for the prestigious "Junior National Tennis Finals". This is a premier invitation only tennis tournament for the top national level junior tennis players. Congratulations to Rohan on all his achievements so far this year. We wish him the very best of luck!



Merits and Awards

Week ending 7.2.20

RB: Aliya 1D: Isobel 1W: The Whole Class 2E: Melissa 2J: Toby 3M: Yaseen 4D: Yusuf 4S: Thomas 5H: Isabelle 5M: Rohan 6P: Tia Monitor of the week: Saimah High 5 Award: Scarlett

Week ending 14.2.20
RB: Lana and Jemima 1D: William 1W: Amelie 2E: Ahmed 2J: Alayna 3M: Reuben 4D: The Whole Class 4S: The Whole Class 5H: Megan 5M: Arianna 6P: The Whole Class Monitor of the week: Inas High 5 Award: Tim

Reminders

 

Open Day
We are just over four weeks away from our School and Nursery Open Day on Sunday March 15th 11am-3pm. This is open to all parents as an opportunity to visit your child’s classroom and look at their work as well as looking at what they may be studying in the future. Please pass on the date to any friends or colleagues who may be interested in the school and please forward our Facebook adverts, when they are posted, to friends and family. We would like to share your child’s success and the school’s achievements with as many people as possible. Thank you in advance for your support.

PE Kit
Please could children who come into school in PE kit for a match, tournament or for lessons please wear their school tracksuit bottoms.

Misplaced Uniform
After Alice in Wonderland a few children went home with the wrong items of uniform. Please could you check over half term and return the items of clothing to school next term. Please could you check all items of uniform over the break and make sure everything is clearly named for next term.

Fact of the Fortnight


Dogs are capable of understanding up to 250 words and gestures. The average dog is as intelligent as a two-year-old child.

Happy Half-Term! I would like to wish you all a very happy half term and I will see you all on Monday 24th February.

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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