Yeats win the House Cup!

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Yeats were announced as this terms House Cup winners at Monday assembly, having earned an impressive number of house points since the start of term.

In all four houses, pupils have worked exceptionally hard and gained well-deserved points for a variety of reasons such as excellent work and showing kindness to fellow students.

Congratulations to House Cup winners Yeats!

1H Drama Workshop

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1H enjoyed a drama workshop on Tuesday 16th October 2018. They got to act out the story ‘The Owl who was afraid of the dark’. They were engaged throughout and all thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

 

Autumn activities in Nursery

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The children have been taking part in a variety of activities related to Harvest and Autumn. They thoroughly enjoyed making their own bread, exploring autumnal colours through conker rolling and joining in with the Harvest Festival at St Michael and All Angels Church.

Sports Week (autumn) 2018

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On Monday 1st October the School took part in their first official Sports Week. The aim of the Sports Week was to positively promote physical activity to pupils, by encouraging them to be increasingly active through attending a range of Sports Clubs.

Sports Week was a great success, with 111 attendances across the 6 clubs which included Dodgeball, Football, Hockey, Running/Fitness and Ultimate Frisbee, with some of the more diverse clubs proving to be the highest attended. It was fantastic to see all of the clubs so well attended and pupils increasing their knowledge in a range sports whilst learning new skills and techniques, but most important was the pupils’ obvious enjoyment and enthusiasm in participating in the clubs.

In addition to the clubs, we were privileged to have Miss Gaunt from Downe House School come in to deliver an introduction to Lacrosse Workshop for the Form 5 pupils. They had a fantastic morning learning some of the most important core skills required to play the game including the ‘Triple Threat’ ball carrying position, collecting a grounded ball, passing, receiving and shooting on goal. The girls really enjoyed playing a new sport which some might get the opportunity to take up in secondary school.

A huge thank you to all the pupils and teachers who attended the clubs, making the first Sports Week such a success.

We look forward to delivering another Sports Week during either the Spring or Summer term.

 

Harvest Festival 2018

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On Friday 12th October, the whole school got together to celebrate Harvest Festival with a special assembly at St Michaels and All Angels Church.

Nursery, Reception and Year 1 all created marvellous hats, whilst Form 4 wrote and performed a poem and the choir sang harvest songs.

The tables were overflowing with generous contributions, all of which will be donated to The Upper Room, a charity which helps those experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.

Thank you to everyone who donated, and took part in the assembly.

Black History Month assembly

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October is Black History Month, which gives pupils and staff the chance to celebrate the outstanding achievements by famous figures such as Martin Luther King Jr, Maya Angelou and Walter Tull.

Each form group had a subject such as science, politics or sport, which they researched and shared with the rest of the school at the Friday assembly.

Fun in the Nursery!

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The children have made an excellent start at CBPPS Nursery and have all settled really well. They are learning the nursery routine and are enjoying the many exciting and stimulating activities that are on offer.

Jeans for Genes Day

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On Friday 20th September, the school took part in Jeans for Genes Day. This annual event is easy to get involved in (just wear your favourite jean jacket) and raises vital funds for children affected by genetic disorders.

As part of the day, Thornycroft House organised a competition to design the best denim inspired outfit. Whilst the competition was tough a winner was chosen from every form, with each collecting a prize during Friday assembly.

Well done to our winners:

  • Reception – Archie
  • 1F – Ruby
  • 1H – Eloise
  • 2A – Constance
  • 2W – Dylan
  • Form 3 – Chloe
  • Form 4 – Maisie
  • Form 5 – Serena
  • Form 6 – Hannah
  • Overall school winner – Imaan (Form 4)

Form 6 host a Macmillan Bake Sale.

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Form 6 found their favourite recipes and got baking for the Macmillan Bake Sale on Friday 28th September. With plenty of cupcakes, biscuits and brownies on offer there was a bake to suit all tastes and the whole school got a chance to purchase a cake of their choice.

Soon nearly all the cakes had been bought and a fantastic £425 had been raised for Macmillan cancer care.

Congratulations and well done to Form 6, and thank you to everyone that got involved.

Value of the month – October

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Co-operation is our value of the month for October.

Co-operation means:

Listen carefully to others.
Share when you have something others would like to have.
Take turns when you are playing a game.
Compromise when there is a conflict.
Encourage people to do their best.
Make people feel needed. Working together is a lot more fun that way.