The Insider Newsletter
Spring Term 2011
Newsletter 2 - 13th January 2011
On Monday and Wednesday mornings we held our first Music Assemblies of 2011. We were treated to wonderful performances by Hadrien Jachet (keyboard), Fran Campbell, Emmy Beekenkamp (piano), Louis de Robert (cornet) and a piano duet from Maddie Grussing and Cosima Lehndorff. On Wednesday Class 5 enjoyed a brilliant Macbeth workshop in school (more below). On Thursday, Class 3 performed a confident and informative assembly based on a theme we are all working hard on this term: Healthy Eating. Well done Class 3, Ann and Hugh – a great start to the year! Please find attached a wonderful Music Newsletter with this week’s Insider – I am sure you will enjoy reading it as much as I did!
Up-Coming Diary Dates
Please find here a gentle reminder of some up-coming important dates for your information:
- Friday 14th January: Girls’ Schools Consortium Group 2 - Year 7 entrance exams
- Wednesday 19th January: Class 2 “Meet the Police” (special visitors in school)
- Thursday 20th January: Class 4 Assembly (8.50am in the School Hall)
The aim of the School Council is to give children “a voice” within the school. The purpose of the elected School Councillors is to represent their class’s ideas, concerns and thoughts and to offer an additional forum for airing their views. Congratulations to the following children who have been elected by their peers to represent their class at the School Council meetings this term:
- Class 1 – Joseph Boutros and Xenia Bahanovich
- Class 2 – Katya Knopfler
- Class 3 – Otis Kelly
- Class 4 – Euan Grassie
- Class 5 – Molly Monger
- Class 6 – Kara Jackivicz
Upcoming Class 4 Educational Visits
We have two very exciting educational visits planned for this term for Class 4. It would be wonderful to welcome two additional adults (they do not necessarily need to be Class 4 Parents) to accompany us on each visit. Following last year’s successful visit to Westminster Abbey, we will be returning on Friday 28th of January from 9.00-12:30. We will also be returning to Chiswick Pier for a full day on Thursday 24th February. Please let me know if you would like to accompany us for either of these brilliant excursions! Many thanks. Alisa Driscoll (Class 4 Teacher)
A Special Congratulations!
In November, Class 5 and 6 children took part in this year’s Primary Mathematics Challenge which is an annual national event run by the Mathematical Association. We would firstly like to say a huge congratulations to all children who participated with such a positive spirit and especially to those who managed to achieve one of the nine Bronze and eight Silver Awards. Well Done! This year, we also would like to say a particularly special congratulations to Molly Monger in Class 5 for the achieving an exceptionally high score which meant she earned the rare Gold Award and has now been invited to enter the final in February 2011. Being a competition mainly entered by Year 6 children and only 5% of the nationwide entrants making the final, I am sure you will all agree that this is a great success and we will all be wishing Molly luck in February! Stephanie Whittle (Class 5 Teacher and Maths Coordinator)
Reception started their swimming lessons on Monday. They all had a fantastic time and enjoyed meeting the swimming coach Pam, swimming with floats and playtime in the pool. We are very proud of all the Reception “little fish” for such a fantastic start to the term! Vanessa and Dianne
Class 5 Macbeth Workshop
Class 5 took part in one of the highlights of their year on Wednesday morning when Fiona from the Young Shakespeare Company visited Cameron House and ran a dynamic drama workshop on the story of Macbeth. All the children enjoyed it enormously and were inspired to explore this story further this term.
Music Newsletter January 2011