King's St Alban's

26 March

Celebration Assembly 26th March 2021

What a term!  The children have been remarkable, moving from lockdown learning to live lessons and showing the most amazing resilience and flexibility throughout.  Mr Chapman announced at the end of today’s assembly that over 25,000 house points have been awarded this term; 25,000 pieces of outstanding work across the whole range of subjects is an astonishing achievement and all of the children should be very proud of themselves and of each other.

As ever there were numerous mentions for outstanding effort over the course of this week.  Here are the highlights of our assembly:

Reception

  • Well done to Sofia who received a certificate for focus and concentration.
  • Congratulations to Iris who earned a Superstar award for always giving 100% and being a super role model.

Year 1

  • Aubrey received a certificate for focus and independence.
  • Ben earned a Superstar award for being kind and thoughtful.

Year 2

  • Yifei received a certificate for her enthusiasm and independence.
  • Isy earned a Superstar award for the progress she has made with her reading.

Year 3

  • Well done to ALL of Year 3 for another excellent outdoor learning session on Wednesday.  You were all wonderful!
  • When writing descriptive pieces about a dragon, Mrs White was delighted with 3E’s imaginative use of similes.  Mrs Atkinson was thrilled that, after a slightly wobbly start to the week (and a little nagging!), her class really pulled it together.  They showed excellent use of vocabulary in their dragon stories, especially Sebastian, Shreya, William and Florence.

Year 4

  • Eddie, Mortimer, Iman and Penny deserved a special mention for their effort in English.
  • When learning about Roman mosaics, Harry, Oliver and Emily produced excellent work.
  • 4R produced some excellent creative writing, thinking hard about vocabulary and the Tricks of the Writer’s Trade. Ace, Eshal, Ralphie, Georgia and Rory did particularly well.

Year 5

  • In the three weeks since the children returned to school, Year 5 have been enjoying Dance lessons with Mrs Lewis and yesterday they performed the dances they have learned to their Year Group bubble in the Theatre. Mrs Lewis was delighted with their teamwork and the excellent listening skills they have demonstrated during their three short rehearsals, and congratulated them all on a wonderful performance.  To see a live performance once again was quite a moving experience; well done to you all!

Year 6

  • Well done to Lucy, Izzy, Stephanie, Thomas, James and Flo on the excellent flower meadow pictures they completed using paint and oil pastels.
  • Katie and Noah were commended for their careful and detailed comprehension work.
  • Josh wrote an excellent letter about the evacuation in WWII.  He listened to advice and checked and edited his writing.
  • All of Set 2 maths were congratulated on their hard work and resilience when covering the tricky subjects of long division and equations.
  • Oscar, Sophie and Willoughby received credit for the hard work they have put in to all subjects, both during lockdown and in school.
  • Sophie and Sam performed exceptionally well in the (virtual) National Prep Schools’ Cross Country Competition.  They, along with many members of Year 6, ran a 3km route around the river and came out with extremely good finish times.

School Certificates

  • Mr Chapman awarded 12 times tables certificates, including Gold Awards for Eddie, Iman and Arthur, and Platinum for Ace and Jack.
  • Felix, Eddie, Jack and Jessica received Hero handwriting awards.

Achievements out of school

  • In the Worcester Competitive Arts Festival, Alice and Scarlet were highly commended for their duologue acting piece.  Scarlet was also commended for her entry in the ‘write and perform a poem’ section.  Archie also took part, earning a commendation in the beginners piano solo and Florence had so many commendations that we couldn’t read them all out!
  • Laura passed Grade 1 piano with merit.

And finally!

  • Thank you to Ben for a superb drum performance.  Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’ boomed around the school, causing smiles all round.  Well done, Ben!