King's Hawford

20 May

Celebration Assembly: Summer Term Week 5

It was wonderful to have Mrs Marshall-Walker at the helm for our Celebration Assembly this week. Mrs Marshall-Walker is in charge of calculating House Points across the term and her update was sorely missed last week when she was away with Year 5.

Today’s musical performance was a family affair, with siblings Edward and Emily S each performing for the audience. Edward was first up with his clarinet. He treated the audience to a perfect performance of Allegro accompanied on the piano by Mrs Hughes – it was a confident and passionate performance.

There were a number of Head Teacher Awards to be acknowledged. Well done to Allana and Georgia in Year 1, Olivia and Pippa in Year 3 and Harry Ballard in Year 6.

With the Half Term holidays creeping ever closer, House Points are very much coveted by all pupils from Reception to Year 6. This week the following took the Top House Point achiever accolades for the respective year groups:

Alfie P (Rec)

Georgia P (Y1)

Olive T-R (Y2)

Pippa P (Y3)

Otto E (Y4)

Michelle Z (Y5)

Millie P (Y6)

Well done to all of our Top House Point achievers!

With their time at King’s Hawford drawing to a close this term, a number of our Year 6 pupils are working hard to achieve any outstanding Activity Badges. This week Anya was awarded her Eco Badge and Zofia, Bertie and Will L have been awarded their PE badges.

This academic year saw the introduction of two activity badges for our Reception pupils. During the first half of the academic year, our Reception pupils worked towards their Phonics badge. More recently Reception have been working hard on their spellings. Today Mrs Marshall-Walker was delighted to award the following children with their second Reception activity badge: Isla, Magson, Ellis, Alexander, Indie, Chester, Frank, Blake, Emily and Alex V.

This week’s hymn was The Wise Man Who Built His House Upon The Rocks – it was wonderful to see the younger children joining in with the actions of the song. It is always such a treat to hear the whole school singing together!

Next up we had our second musical performance – this time from Emily S on the flute who was accompanied by Mrs Hughes. Emily played beautifully and the song was very uplifting.

Today is World Bee Day and Mrs Marshall-Walker asked the assembled pupils why bees are important. The top two answers were to pollinate flowers and to make honey. A Pre-Prep pupil did suggest that Mrs M-W should have simply played the Bee movie!

The children learnt that bees provide one third of what we eat and bee populations are in decline. A lot is currently being done to reverse the decline and there are lots of ways we as a school community can help. Our amazing flower beds, recently planted, are now in full bloom and are attracting plenty of bees and insects. At home, composts are important, as some bees will chose to burrow down and live in them; we can all also build our own bee hotels!

Assembly finished with three of our school monitors leading the morning’s prayer.

Praise Assembly

This afternoon Pre-Prep gathered on the hard surface for their weekly Praise Assembly.

Well done to our stars of the week. In Year 1 Connie and Ori impressed on their maths assessments. In 2RM Maisie and Adelyn performed brilliantly in their maths assessments. In Reception Bonnie has wowed her teachers with her excellent adding skills and Alfie has been an all-round super star this week!

Mr Roberts has been impressed by Olive and Bella this week. Bella has shone on all of her assessments and Bella has produced some outstanding written work.

Our manners award this week have gone to Blake in Reception, Eleanor in Year 1 and George in Year 2.

What a brilliant week Pre-Prep!