The children in Pre-Prep have been working hard developing their Growth Mindset traits. Lily E received a certificate for overcoming her fears in the Informal Concert, Lily G for her focus in maths and Emily for being adaptable. Guy showed great perseverance when writing a story, Lily May was willing to take a risk in maths, Mia worked independently in French and William B showed super concentration and focus in art. Finally, well done to Barnaby who always accepts challenges with a smile!
Year 1 have been working on descriptive writing and Leo and Barnaby produced some excellent stories about a deserted island. In Year 2 the children have been learning about bugs so Mrs Cain used the topic as inspiration for their art lessons. Some wonderful pictures of butterflies, dragonflies and bees have been the result, with particular praise to Florence B, William B and Sidney for their excellent pieces. Well done also to Aiden for achieving 100% in a recent times tables test. What an excellent result!
Year 3 have been working hard at their maths this week. Pari and Lily received Gold Times Tables certificates and Giles, Evie and Izzy W received Platinum certificates. Well done! Pari, Izzy W, Evie and Daniel also proved that perseverance definitely pays off when tackling the tricky subject of Inverse Operations. In their religious studies, Year 6 have been looking at the concept of faith portrayed through the arts. They took the work of Salvador Dali as inspiration to draw or write poetry about the crucifixion, with Archie and Mason producing some very thoughtful work.
Dance successes were celebrated for Ellie who has passed grade 4 ballet with distinction and also Arabella who passed primary ballet with distinction. Martha ran her way to another medal last weekend as did Phoebe M in the 600m at the RGS athletics meet.
Huge congratulations to the 8 boys and girls who represented the school at the IAPS National Swimming Championships last weekend. In a fantastic day of competition the boys finishes 12th and the girls 11th nationally, an astounding success given the calibre of some of the boarding school they were competing with. Well done Eve, Jess, Libby, Frankie, Seth, Ben, Henry and John.
Year 6 returned from the annual visit to France last weekend and once again all had a great time putting their hard work in the classroom to practise in Normandy. Each child writes a journal throughout their stay (which Mrs Kilbey is finding most entertaining!) and these along with the perseverance and resilience in improving their spoken French shows what a valuable visit this is to the children. Well done to Lola, James C, Kate, Matilda, Milly and Amy for their particularly well written journals and to all of Year 6 for their excellent behaviour and camaraderie throughout the stay.
Finally, thank you to Emily for the beautiful song she sang this morning. It was a delightful way to start the day.