King's St Alban's

5 November

Celebrating Success: Autumn Term Week 7

It was a real treat to hear Upper Fourth pupil, Ava’s powerful performance of Alicia Keys’ New York.  Thank you, Ava, for a fantastic start to our assembly.

Pre-Prep:

Archie’s enthusiasm and focus in Maths this week earned him a certificate for focus.  Henry received a certificate for independence for his wonderful bonfire night poem and Julietta was this week’s Year 1 Super Star for being a great role model for her class.  Well done, also, to Iris who passed Level 8 gymnastics.  A certificate for perseverance went to Millie, who tried very hard in Maths this week, and Ben D was the Year 2 Super Star for always being kind, calm and focussed.

Prep School:

Well done to William, Arslan and Sam on their great use of vocabulary and excellent handwriting when writing poems using similes about autumn.  5P have been looking at how to create suspense and drama in their creative writing and Eddie, Iman, Katie and Arthur were congratulated on their excellent work.  Katie also received a round of applause for her increased confidence and pace in class.  Ace, Jack and Izzy impressed Mrs Majhu when looking at multiples in Maths and Conor was commended for his hard work and engagement.  6HM have all worked incredibly hard at writing a spy thriller, with some wonderfully ‘villainous’ ideas.  Well done in particular to Alice for her great imagination and creativity.

Mindfulness Ambassadors:

As part of our continued focus on mindfulness, we have appointed mindfulness ambassadors to each class in Years 5 and 6.  The children have learned how to deliver mindful meditation to their classmates, with Emily and Penny leading their first meditation session this week.  Mrs Lewis presented them all with their mindfulness ambassador badges this morning; well done to Tommy, Arabella,  Jess, Sidney, JM, Liv, Elin, Patrick, Olivia, Persephone, Florence, Scarlett, Mihika, Henry S, Eddie, Katie, Izzy, Ella, Penny, Emily and William.

Flash Fiction Competition:

Prior to half term we were delighted to welcome four authors from Black Pear Press who captivated the children with excepts from their recent publications.   The children in Years 1 to 6 were then set a competition to write their own fictional story which the authors judged over half term. All of the stories impressed the author; in fact they said that they found it much harder to judge than anticipated! Prizes (book tokens, of course!) were awarded to:

Runner Up Winner
Year 1 Elodie & Julietta Iris
Year 2 Great and Cerys Aubrey
Year 3 Maddie Ben
Year 4 Sam T Shreya
Year 5 Jack B Sienna C
Year 6 Olivia K Mia