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Artist of the Month – February

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February’s Artist of the Month is Vincent Van Gogh, the world famous artist best known for Sunflowers and his collection of self portraits (painting more than 30 over his lifetime).
Some of his work, including Sunflowers, Long Grass with Butterflies and Van Gogh’s Chair can be viewed at the National Gallery. Much of his work can also be seen at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Thank you for the excellent Camille Pissarro pictures that some of your children painted at home in January. It would be great to receive some Van Gogh inspired pictures that we can display at school this month!

States of Matter in Form 4 Science

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This half term, Form 4 has been studying states of matter. Last week, we looked at gases and how we can contain them. We explored how gases can spread around the room, before learning how we can use different equipment to hold them – the most popular of which were these colourful balloons!

Making Paper Lanterns in House Assembly

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On Friday 31st January, the entire school took part in a House Assembly. Form 6 led each of the four house assemblies (for Shaw, Hogarth, Thornycroft and Yeats), with the house captains organising fun activities for their houses to take part in. In Hogarth, the children worked in pairs to design and build Chinese Paper Lanterns, whilst Thornycroft took part in a dance lesson. Yeats House created origami chatterboxes and dogs before story time, and Shaw took part in a quiz.

All the children thoroughly enjoyed the morning!

Nursery Celebrate Chinese New Year!

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Kung Hei Fat Choy!

The Nursery children have been learning about Chinese New Year. They experienced a range of exciting activities including tasting delicious Chinese food, designing an Ang Pow, retelling the story of the Great Race and taking part in their own dragon parade. The children and the teachers had so much fun!

Form 5 Time Travelling Assembly

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On Friday 24th January, Form 5 performed a terrific time travelling assembly all about the Victorians. The class learnt lots of interesting facts in order to teach the whole school how children lived and learnt during Queen Victoria’s reign, and about the differences between the technology people used then and now. Well done to Form 5!

Form 6 Hockey Fixture at Rocks Lane

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On Thursday 23rd January, Form 6 took part in their first hockey fixture of 2020, competing against Orchard House School at Rocks Lane. The class were divided up into three teams, each playing in a round robin with the Orchard House teams. The main focus of the fixture was to display good attacking and defensive principles in their play, whilst working together as a team and (most importantly) enjoying themselves. Despite having very little practise so far this year, the girls put in excellent performances across all of their games.

The matches provided great game practise, and we will continue to build on our progression in preparation for their next round of hockey fixtures in March.

Well done to all of Form 6 on a great afternoon of hockey!

Annual Cross Country Championship at Barn Elms

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On Tuesday 21st January, 17 pupils from Forms 4, 5 & 6 travelled to Barn Elms Sports Trust to take part in the St James annual Cross Country Championships. The children competed in form group races against 10 other schools, each running two laps of the field. The Form 4 course was 1km, with Forms 5 and 6 covering 1.5km on the longer loop.

Well done to all the children for competing with smiles on their faces. Many of them had not run these distances before, and each one of them put in fantastic effort and performances in representing the school.

Thank you to Miss Whitfeld for coming to the event and all of the parents who supported the girls throughout the afternoon.

Form 1 visit the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden

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On Friday 17th January, Form 1 enjoyed a trip to the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden. They participated in a workshop where they had to help Monty the Mole find his way home using all sorts of transport vehicles from different periods of time. The children were very engaged in the workshop and thoroughly enjoyed it. They also had the chance to explore further the different types of transport that are at the museum and investigate how transport has changed over time.