King's St Alban's

3 December

Celebrating Success: Autumn Term Week 12


  • Well done to Charlie, who earned a certificate for focus for his excellent effort with phonics and reading.

Year 1

  • Bertie received a certificate for independence and Amber was the class Super Star for always trying hard and setting a good example with her excellent behaviour.

Year 2

  • Millie’s positive attitude in tackling new challenges earned her a risk-taking certificate and Jasper was the Super Star for being caring, gentle and always kind.
  • Our Eco Club are creating Eco Bricks by filling a pop bottle with shredded non-recyclable waste and Cerys showed us the bottle she managed to fill in just 3 days.
  • Well done to Nell, Cerys, Ben and Jasper on the fabulous nativity scenes they created in art.

Year 3

  • In art, the children have been painting winter Birch trees and Ariya, Archie and Will were congratulated on their excellent work.

Year 4

  • Well done to all of Year 4 who have made embroidered felt baubles for the King’s Christmas tree in the Cathedral Cloisters.
  • 4J have been using the tricks of the writer’s trade to write character descriptions from which Miss Jordan had to guess who the character was.  Well done to Sienna, Karla, Joel and Charlotte on some super writing.
  • Ten times tables certificates were awarded.
  • 4R used Andrew Matthews’ poem, Cat Began, as inspiration to write poems about themselves and both Ana and Humphrey wrote excellent pieces.

Year 5

  • Ten times tables certificates were awarded, including a Gold award for Ella. Well done!
  • The children in Art Club were tasked with creating a design for this year’s KSA Christmas card.  Well done to Sienna D, whose delightful Christmas Polar Bear will now be sent to Heads, Governors and friends of the school by Mr Chapman.

Year 6

  • Mr Chapman congratulated all of his maths set on their hard work and perseverance when faced with some particularly tricky questions on multiplication of fractions. He was very impressed!
  • Mr Hooman was delighted with the effort put in by Liv, Persephone, Lily, Izzy, Daisy, Alex, Eddie, Patrick and Adil during their gymnastics lessons in PE. They all produced some excellent routines incorporating the balance skills they have been learning.

Bebras Computing Challenge

The Bebras Computing Challenge introduces computational thinking to pupils in over 50 countries and is designed to get students all over the world excited about computing.  Each participant answers questions that focus on computational and logical thinking. All of the Prep School children took part in this challenge, with some excellent results:

  • Distinctions  were awarded to Ollie KD, Olivia K, Sam C, Ivy, Tommy, Yiming, Eamon, Jack T, Florence B, Harry N, Leo, Georgia, Jack B, Izzy L, Katie, Erin, Penny, Martha, Sebastian S, Reuben and Charlotte C.
  • Best in School for Age were Arthur, Ace and Aiden
  • Gold Awards went to Ollie KD, Yiming and Aiden, who will go forward to the next round


  • There have been a huge number of sporting fixtures this week and the children have played superbly.  Particular mention goes to every single boy in Years 3 to 6 who represented the school this week and between them won 13 out of 18 matches. Well done, all of you!


And finally!

  • A huge well done to Rory, who played piano as the whole school sang a rousing rendition of Shine, Jesus, Shine.  He played beautifully.