King's St Alban's

15 October

Celebrating Success: Autumn Term Week 6

As we approach the end of the first half of the Autumn Term there is much to celebrate at King’s St Alban’s. In an assembly to celebrate the week’s successes and achievements the following announcements were made:

Reception

  • Tiegan received a Super Star award for applying her phonics knowledge and writing independent sentences.

Year 1

  • Sofia was awarded a certificate for perseverance after a week of super effort with her writing.
  • George was the Super Star this week for having a fantastic attitude to his learning and always trying his best.

Year 2

  • Cerys has shown great concentration and received a certificate for focus.
  • A fantastic ‘can-do’ attitude earned Zack a Super Star award.
  • Aubrey was congratulated on the great adventure story he wrote about castles, which also showed the huge effort he has put into his handwriting.

Year 3

  • Year 3 wrote poems about the Kelpies and there were so many fantastic pieces that Mrs Atkinson nominated the whole class for a round of applause!

Year 4

  • The children have been making Celtic broaches this week as part of their history lessons and Alice, Lily E, Sam, Arslan and Lottie earned a special mention for their excellent designs.
  • Building 3D long ships certainly inspired Year 4 this week, with some sturdy models and excellent decorative designs from Jasper, Joel, Sebastian and Alice.

Year 5

  • 5E demonstrated excellent use of descriptive language when writing about their dream island.  Particular praise went to Erin, Peter and Sienna.
  • Mrs Etherington was very impressed with how engaged 5P were when writing confession letters in humanities.  The children went on to draw portraits of Henry VIII, with Arthur, Ace, Katie, Iman, Mortimer, Georgia and Izzy producing some excellent art work.

Year 6

  • Florence and Liv took part in their first Mud Run at Eastnor and were the youngest girls to complete the arduous 6km route.
  • All of Year 6 were praised for their flexible attitude to the unexpected, last-minute switch to Showbie for the last two days of term.
  • Well done to Ollie, Olivia, George, Mia and Elin for excellent attention to detail and presentation when writing about the practical work they had done in science.

 

In celebration of our sea-themed Arts Week we have embraced all areas of the arts in many of our lessons this week:

  • 6DB decorated Hamsa hands in RE, using either the sea as inspiration or drawing on things that they believe in.  Well done to Henry, Immie, Scarlett, Alanna and Harry.
  • In ADT, Year 6 designed fantasy submarines and Mrs Cain was particularly impressed with Henry and Eddie’s excellent designs.
  • Year 5 designed Tudor dresses in AFP, drawing on the work covered in their history lessons, and Eshal, Ace, Penny, Sienna and Katie produced excellent designs.
  • Mythical sea monsters provided excellent inspiration for Year 5’s art work and Barnaby and Emily were congratulated on their imaginative drawings.
  • Mrs Lewis even managed to bring the arts in to the maths class this week with a fantastic Angles Dance!  The children worked together to use their bodies to create and learn about angles.

LAMDA certificates

  • There was another haul of Merit and Distinction passes for our busy LAMDA pupils in the latest round of examinations.  Well done to Alice, Immie, Taylor-Mae, Mia, Ivy, Lucia, Florence, Eshal, Lilly-Mae, Scarlett and Harry.

Sport

  • Well done to all the girls who represented King’s St Alban’s at the U11 IAPS hockey tournament.  They played some great hockey and came third in their group.
  • Our excited but slightly nervous Year 3 girls took part in their first hockey tournament at Winterfold this week and Marnie, Ariya and Zara played extremely well.
  • Years 3, 4 and 5 enjoyed rugby tournaments this week and Mr Chapman was delighted to see how well the boys worked together, taking on board the advice given by their coaches.