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Junior Newsletter 23 March 2018

Dear Parents and girls

I write this whilst waiting to take the ski trip girls on their last day skiing in France. They have impressed me with their willingness to keep going when facing a new challenge and the number of new friends from within the GDST family they have made.

The summer term is full of exciting events and learning opportunities and I am looking forward to welcoming several new families to our school community. I wish everyone a Happy Easter and an enjoyable holiday.

Ross Urquhart, Head of Junior School

House Points and Achievements

The total number of house points awarded to date is:
Selene - 473  |   Hestia - 532  |   Artemis - 575  |   Demeter - 503

House point badges

10 HOUSE POINT BADGES
Selene Hestia Artemis Demeter
Rianna Sarkar
20 HOUSE POINT BADGES
Selene Hestia Artemis Demeter
Odelia Sithamparapillai Miraya Shah Millie Watkins
Darcy Fowler
30 HOUSE POINT BADGES
Selene Hestia Artemis Demeter
Sonya Mittal
Charlotte L Smith

Achievements

Each week in Friday’s assembly girls are invited to share their achievements in activities outside of school. They are listed below for this week:

Swimming
Tanya Murugan – Water Skills 4
Ella-May Brown – 100m
Grace Larin-Alabi – 10m & 15m
Avleen Sidhu – Duckling 4
Eva Brown – Duckling 4
Gymnastics
Isla Howard – Level 5 & Level 6
Ameyal Foster Moreno – Level 5 & Level 6
Sophia Pang – Level 6
Fern Almond – Level 6
Varnikha Kumar – Level 8
Brownies
Beatrice Thorpe – Beavers Stage 1 and 2 camping badge & Stage 4 create badge
Fern Almond – Beavers Stage 1 and 2 camping badge and Cubs Stage 1 eco code badge

General messages

Clubs

We will begin clubs week commencing Monday 23 April, giving us time to organise lists and share with you in the first week back.

Dates for your diary

There will be no Class Assembly the first week back, Wednesday 18 April.  Class Assembly dates will follow.

Parents information meetings to prepare for transition into the next year group will take place on:

  • Friday 6 July 12.00 – 1.00 pm for new Reception parents
  • Monday 9 July 5.00 – 5.30 pm for new Year 1 and 2 parents
  • Tuesday 10 July 5.00 – 5.30 pm for new Year 3 and 6 parents
  • Tuesday 10 July 5.30 – 6.00 pm for new Year 4 and 5 parents

Fundraising


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Last week we held a raffle in aid of our staff charity Marie Curie and raised £195.15

Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket. Congratulations to those who won the wonderful prizes.

Music


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Individual music lessons start the first week back so please have your instruments and music ready. Mrs Jones, Mrs Leutfeld, Ms Sparks, Mrs Arkell, Mr Thornes and Ms Coventry are all teaching on the first day of term.

Girls in the choir please find some time to go onto Firefly and learn your song words ready for our “Out of this World” concert on the 26 April.

School Transport

We are in the process of planning our school transport for the next academic year and would be very interested to hear your views on the current bus service, even if you do not currently use it. Please can you spare just a few minutes to complete the survey on Firefly. For Junior School pupils the link is:

https://northamptonhighjs.fireflycloud.net/forms/transport-survey-2018-junior-school

GAP Club Summer Term

Please be aware if your daughter is in Reception to Year 6 and attends GAP Club on a regular basis you will need to fill in a Summer Term booking form. These are available from Junior School entrance hall and are located on the wall next to the library. (Weekly booking forms are also available).

FoNHS

Summer Ball

There are still a few tickets remaining for the Summer Ball on Saturday 16 June.  Please contact the Junior School office if you think you might be interested,

Sports


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U9 Netball Tournament at Bedford Modern

“On Friday 16th March Year 4 A team took part in a netball tournament in Bedford.  We won 1 match and lost 3.  Overall we came 4th.  Moriah and Anna received player of the match”.  Ella

Our week

Nursery

General Information

Manukau won the competition for Marie Curie collecting the most number of different yellow items in her small cereal box.
We hope that you have a Happy Easter.
Nursery will open on 9th April for those booked into Foundation + and will resume for everyone on 17th April.
The new topic letter is available to read on Firefly along with the sun cream letter.

Kipper Room
The Kipper girls were very excited when they hunted for Easter treats in the garden and on the way to the park they looked for signs of Spring.
In role play activities they have been visiting the seaside in the car which prompted them to make sand pictures.

Elmer Room
The girls have enjoyed doing Easter activities especially making Easter Nests and golf ball rolling on rabbit pictures.
They have also loved the new home corner and have been busy looking after and bathing the baby dolls. Outside they have been busy riding the bicycles and climbing on the obstacle course.


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Reception


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This week we have been learning about length and linking this with the story ‘Super Worm ‘ by Julia Donaldson. Ask your daughter if she can remember any of the Super Worm song! This was the highlight for Cora who said her favourite part of the story was “the lizard in the web and the honey and leaves.” Asmi has enjoyed “making the chick card” and Sakinah and Eva R thought that making the chocolate nests was a real treat.

Wishing you all a fabulous break and let’s hope for better weather!

Year 1


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“We went to Woburn Safari Park and we saw monkeys climbing on the roof of the minibus and there were brown dirty footprints all over. Later on we had our lunch near some penguins and we saw otters and meerkats and sea lions… they were my favourite because they looked rubber and I liked them because I saw a Mummy and a Daddy and a baby one.” Venece

“My favourite bit at Woburn was the parrots because we got to hold them and they were so fluffy and so cute and they were tickling us.” Jessica

“This week I liked going on Mathletics for the first time because Miss Brandon-Jones said that when we had done our maths we could do our faces. When you do more maths things you get to have special computer money that you can spend on clothes and backgrounds.” Grace

Year 2


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Year 3

“The highlight of this week for me was making the paper sculptures in our Art lessons. We had to fold, plait, fringe the paper to make a paper sculpture”  Natalie

“I really enjoyed making our slippers. We had to sew them together which was hard”  Beatrice


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Year 4

“We did Science and put thermometers around the room and we saw what temperatures they were”  Moriah

“We did a Sport Relief run around the field and I ran with a group of people and we stuck together. It was really fun!”  Indi


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Year 5

“My highlight of the week was our Gymnastics lesson.  It was to do with flight.  I really enjoyed it because we jumped and made shapes in the air” Gemma

“My highlight this week is about Sports Relief.  We had to run as far as we could in half an hour, I ran two and a half miles, some people managed to run 4 and half miles but you had to do at least a mile” Imogen


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Year 6

Easter Special

This week Years 5 and 6 are on their amazing Ski trip. Meanwhile, the rest of Year 6 are doing even more fantabulous stuff such as: The Dragon’s Den Business Project, Going to the Allotments, and Fun Swimming.

On Monday Year 6 were introduced to the Dragon’s Den Business Project.

This year Mrs. Fordham and Mrs. Dadge introduced a new supermarket that will open in May called ‘Eatwell’ . This year we are making Healthy Biscuits for its grand opening. The winners of the Business Project will receive a tasty surprise!

On Tuesday Year 6 were meant to run a mile to help fundraise for Sports Relief. Luckily everyone ran a mile and some people ran over a mile. Thanks to everyone who helped.

On Wednesday we went to the Allotments to learn and help grow some of the vegetables and plants that grew there. The people that own the Allotments donate the plants and vegetables to people who may have fallen on hard times.

On Friday, Year 6 presented their biscuits to the Eatwell board ( Mrs. Fordham and Mrs. Dadge ) who said that they were most impressed with our business acumen and the USP’s of our products!

Have a good holiday everyone!

Sahitya Bobba and Connie Harvey
House Captain Demeter and Vice Captain Demeter


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GAP Club


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This week I’ve asked three girls to tell me what they have enjoyed doing in GAP Club:

“Playing with the little ones” Harriet – Year 1
“Painting” Amelia – Nursery
“Arts and Crafts” Beattie – Reception

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