King's St Alban's

19 November

Celebrating Success: Autumn Term Week 10

Firstly, thank you to Sophie, from the Lower Remove in the Senior School, for a fantastic violin solo to begin our assembly.  The children were delighted also to greet the five members of the triumphant KSW 1st IV Rugby team who began representing the school in rugby matches when they attended KSA.  Charles, Ben, Sam, Jack and Ben spoke of their excitement at playing in front of a crowd of over four thousand people at Worcester’s Sixways Stadium.  They certainly inspired many of our current budding rugby stars!

We then moved on to congratulating the very many children who have put in huge efforts this week:

Reception

Hugo received a certificate for excellent focus in maths.

Year 1

Poppy’s wonderful letter to Bill the Baby Owl earned her a certificate for Independence and Iris was the class Super Star for her kind and thoughtful attitude to everyone in the class.

Year 2

A certificate for focus was awarded to Henry, who concentrated really hard when learning new concepts in maths, and Jasper is the Year 2 Super Star, thanks to the huge effort he has put in to his lessons this week.

Year 3

Well done to Isy on her excellent work on fractions and also to Brodie and Mark for their effort with their handwriting. Mrs Lewis is delighted with all of Year 3 for the fantastic progress they have made in her dance lessons. Eco Committee badges were presented to Skye, Zara and Albert.

Year 4

Shreya, Laura, Alice, Millie, Sam and Lottie received a mention for the excellent instructions they wrote on how to make Celtic triskeles.  Tom worked very hard in maths when learning about time and Joel was commended on his fantastic story about an unexpected gift.  Shreya, James and Martha wrote excellent character descriptions of an unpleasant teacher.  Obviously we don’t have any of those in KSA!  However, the children listened to advice and took it on board to make great improvements in their work.  Eco Committee badge were presented to Tom, Sebastian, Martha and Sienna.  Charlotte, in 4J, volunteers for the Worcester Park Run and brought in the volunteer’s t-shirt which she proudly wears when helping the runners.

Year 5

Mrs Etherington was delighted with the determination her maths set have shown with the tricky subject of fractions.  They all demonstrated superb perseverance and Ella, Iman, Eshal, Leo, Will Ralphie, Tia and Sienna can be very proud of the progress they have made.

Year 6

Florence, Jack and Alex used the tricks of the writer’s trade to good effect in the spy thrillers on which they are working.  Mrs Pitts congratulated all of Year 6 on the care, trust and maturity they showed when learning how to use the Bunsen burners in the science lab.

Primary Maths Challenge

Well done to all who took part in this challenging competition.  Bronze awards go to J-M, Lily, Ollie KD and Aiden.  Silver awards go to Jack B, Ace and Felix and the top scorer, receiving a Gold award, was Yiming.

In other news!

You may remember that John The Potter visited us during arts week and led a whole school collaboration to make a family of clay turtles.  The finished pieces, decorated with tiles made by every member of the school, have now been returned to school and will be displayed very soon.

It has been a very busy week for Prep School sport, with fixtures, festivals and tournaments galore!  You can read more about individual matches here.

The Prep School Autumn Concert took place earlier this week and it was a definite highlight of the term.  A link to the live recording of the full concert will be sent out very soon.

Well done to Years 4, 5 and 6, who thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the RSC in Stratford to see The Magician’s Elephant yesterday.  Described as an ‘awesome experience,’ the trip certainly felt like the start of (dare we say it?) Christmas!