King's St Alban's

11 December

Celebration Assembly 11th December 2020

It was our Pre-Prep Superstars who set the scene for today’s Celebration Assembly.  Poppy earned a certificate for her focus and determination and Julietta received a Superstar Award for being ‘fabulous in everything she does.’  Alban and Cerys received certificates for approaching all tasks with a smile and rising to challenges, William B was congratulated for being more determined and independent as was Rosie for singing her heart out in the Nativity performance.  Henry H has made super effort with his handwriting and Kasvika has taken on board advice to improve her spellings.

All of our Pre-Prep children were congratulated on their superb Nativity performance.  We could not invite an audience this year, so the event has been recorded.  The Junior School children will watch it next week and we look forward to sharing the film with families too.

Year 3 have been hard at work at their French with Mr Kilbey over the past few weeks, learning all about little Red Riding Hood. Laura, Ollie and Reuben were congratulated on their excellent work. Year 3 have also been busy writing poetry on the psychology of colour.  All of the children have had to dig deep into their Growth Mindset knowledge and have all produced some excellent work with very powerful images. William R was commended for his hard work and determination in all of his lessons.  Mrs Etherington always sets her class a challenge – the children can have extra play time if everyone gets full marks in the weekly spelling test.  3E are the first to ever achieve this!  Particular mention goes to Humphrey, Charlotte, Oliver, Anna, Monty, Martha and Phoebe who have barely dropped a mark this term.  Well done, all of you!

Year 4 have been writing festive winter poems and Georgia, Ace, Erin and Jack B were congratulated on their excellent work.  All of 4J have passed their Rainbow Challenge times tables award

5P watched a video about the dilemmas faced by robots, after which they had to continue the story, with Mia, Guy, Immie, Henry G and Ivy writing super stories. 5L have been looking at Tudor Christmas traditions to see which we still enjoy today.  Well done to Scarlett and Jessica who both put together an excellent piece of work. On a different note, Year 5 were commended on their team spirit for cheering Yiming when he solved a Rubik’s Cube in just 30 seconds!

Year 6 have also been developing their creative writing skills.  Evie P wrote a fantastic dramatic story called ‘Deep Water’ and Emily, Pari, Angus and Lucy wrote excellent poems featuring the use of personification.  Melissa, Jinc and Florence were congratulated on achieving full marks in nearly all of their spelling tests this term.  Year 6 twins, Florence and Henri, entered a competition about digital and AI advances in pathology, run by Warwick University.  Older sister Amelia, who is now in King’s Senior School, learned about it through her biology teacher and so all three girls decided to enter.  Henri came 3rd and Florence 1st in their age category.  Well done, girls!

Our sports staff have been working hard to keep the children motivated despite the lack of sports fixtures.  As well as some imaginative and creative sports activities, Year 5 took part in the Worcestershire Virtual School Games Pentathlon. The Speed Bounce section was opened up to all year groups as an Inter House competition; well done to event winners Karla and Tom from Year 3, Ace and Harry from Year 4, Jess and Jack from Year 5 and Anna and Sam from Year 6.

Year 6 enjoyed a Games lesson with a difference this week when they visited Ravenmeadow Golf Club in Worcester.  Despite the fun nature of crazy golf, the children were extremely competitive!  Eventual winners were Stephanie and Thomas but well done to everyone for a superb afternoon’s entertainment!

Well done to Rory who achieved a Merit in his Grade 5 piano exam and also to Giles who sang the solo verse of Once In Royal David’s City so beautifully during this week’s Carol Service.  Finally, thank you to Sazan for a truly stunning piano performance.  He certainly wowed all those watching from around the school!