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Junior Newsletter 24 November 2017

Dear Parents and girls

Last Friday, Year 4 were instrumental in leading our contribution to Children in Need. They were all involved in some way and along with Miss Taylor have raised £384.92, which is an excellent donation from Junior School. I would also like to thank all Parents who supported our book fair, which still generates considerable interest throughout all year groups. Mrs Greenbank and her team of volunteer helpers provided an excellent service and the commission money received has already been spent on new reading books to be shared throughout Junior School.
Our first Early Years Family Fun day took place last Saturday and was the perfect opportunity to show off our new 2 year old room in Nursery. We had a good mix of current as well as future parents and girls in attendance, despite the vile weather. Staff had planned many fun and creative activities which were well received by girls and the cakes and hot drinks equally well by parents.
On Monday, Atomic Tom delivered a memorable assembly and you can see his smoke rings on the Junior School Twitter feed. One of the Year 1 girls informed her parents that a magician visited school, reinforcing the way Tom captivated his audience. Tom is one of several external club providers we link with in Junior School and I will be sharing the club list for next term shortly via FireFly.
The Grafham Water trip for Year 5 seems like a while ago but the Class Assembly they delivered this week allowed everyone to appreciate the breadth of activities and the fun they all had. We are now asking for consent to all trips via Evolve, our trips software, which enables you to respond electronically without printing reply slips.
As you read this our FoNHS Winter Sparkle Party will be in full flight and it is another extremely well organised event by the committee which has proven popular with the girls. Fingers crossed that the reindeer have behaved themselves and not left us any presents! The reindeer visitors will feel very much at home as the Junior School entrance hall has received its Christmas make over. Now that our tree is up and Festive songs can officially be played we know that the holidays are just around the corner, but before then I hope that you can all join us for one or more of our Christmas productions and a mince pie or two.

Ross Urquhart, Head of Junior School

House Points and Achievements

The total number of house points awarded to date is:
Selene - 478  |   Hestia - 554  |   Artemis - 504  |   Demeter - 505

House point badges

Selene Hestia Artemis Demeter
Gabriella Moffat
Selene Hestia Artemis Demeter
Freya Harrison Safia Clayson Lucie Coombes Annabel Lloyd
Emma Neville Jasmine Campion Caitlin McClurg Arianna Hay
Shruthi Padmabushan Isabella Goodyear-Rea Elizabeth Tansley Charlotte Urban
Elisha Lal Nancy Davies Samiha Chaudhary Eryn Currie
Felicty Lousada Verity Linnell Maisy Orosz Manha Kamath
Abigail Waugh Nikki Atife Isla Allen
Fleur Beale Roja Lakshman
Kyla Watson Sonya Mittal
Imogen Coppard
Arna Kar
Aiyana Sooriah
Mollie Molloy
Ella Darby


Chanan Sehmi 3rd in Sparring

3rd in Team Kata

Jasmine Campion 1st place for musicality in dance class
Annie Shelswell Rugby Tournament
Grace Moulton Scottish Poem competition
Charlotte Urban Scottish Poem competition
Laura Charles Scottish Poem competition
Jane SIgobodhla County Hockey Tournament
Arianna Hay County Hockey Tournament

Under 12 Netball Tournament

Samiha Chaudhary Under 12 Netball Tournament

General messages

Week Ahead

Wednesday 29 November Ski trip meeting 4.30pm
Wednesday 29 November EYFS Christmas Play 9.00am
Thursday 30 November EYFS Christmas Play 9.00am
Thursday 30 November No teacher-led clubs
Friday 1 December Christmas Jumper Day
Sports Fixtures
Monday 27 November Swimming v Kimbolton
Wednesday 29 November U11 Hockey v Beachborough


Thursday 30 November – there will be no teacher-led clubs as there is a staff meeting.

Ski Trip 2018

The next meeting will take place in the Junior School Hall at 4.30 pm on Wednesday 29 November for parents and girls and should last around 30 minutes.


On Wednesday we held a Breakfast Concert for girls taking music exams this term. Nikki, Monpriya, and Charlotte each performed one of their pieces in front of a small, but very appreciative audience. Good luck to the girls in their exams. For anyone doing a music exam in the Spring term there will be a chance to perform in the next concert in March.

Christmas Productions

The information about Christmas productions has been sent out via firefly and requires a response.  Thank you.

Year 6 BYOD trial

There has been very positive feedback from girls who have been able to bring their own tablet devices into school and therefore this initiative will continue for the rest of the year.

Uniform proposal

Thank you to all who provided feedback on the items displayed in the entrance hall last week. The outcome is clear – our current uniform is very well liked and the new options did not stir enough positive interest to warrant the bigger changes. The Royal blue polo shirt for PE in Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1 will, however, be introduced in September 2018 for new joiners. Please note that the new school crest will be introduced onto all uniform next year and that existing uniform may be worn until it needs replacing.


Under 11 Cross Country Thornton College

On Friday, in the crisp autumnal afternoon, 11 girls competed in the Cross County race at Thornton College. In the Under 9 and Under 8 race we achieved:
Lily Ashton – 17th
Anna Crowley – 24th
Beatrice Thorpe – 34th
Charlotte Fordham – 41st

In the Under 11 and Under 10 race we achieved:
Ella Darby – 1st
Abigail Waugh – 17th
Charlotte Smith – 37th
Lois Beacroft – 40th
Charlotte Urban – 47th
Sophie Johnson – 49th
Annabel Lloyd – 61st

In each race there was a field of approximately 100 participants so it was a great result for both teams. Everybody had so much fun. The best result was from Ella Darby, who set a new course record, running the fastest time of 10.15, outrunning the hare most of the way round! Well done Ella on achieving such a prestigious accolade.
Everybody enjoyed a lovely afternoon and Years 3, 4 and 5 can’t wait to go back and compete next year.

Charlotte Urban, Summer Sports Captain

Under 11 Hockey A team v Thornton College

The A team played Thornton College and won 8 – 0.  We all worked well as a team.  Our goal scorers were: Grace Moulton, Jane Sigobodhla, Harriet Fordham, Alessandra Jahina and Arianna Hay.  Player of the Match went to Laura Charles who defended well.

Arianna Hay, Captain

Under 11 Hockey B team v Thornton College

On Wednesday 22 November, the B team played against Thornton College.  Everyone played really well with a final score of 2 – 0 to us. Emma Neville and Eryn Currie were our goal scorers with Jasmine Campion being awarded Player of the Match.

Constance Harvey – Captain

Under 11 Hockey C team v Thornton College

On Wednesday 22 November, the C team played a hockey game against Thornton College.  We scored one goal, which was scored by Ananya.  Thornton College scored one goal but didn’t score another one.  Freya Harrison, our goalie, saved many goals.  Unfortunately, we didn’t score any more goals but Emma Bristow was Player of the Match and we all had fun.

Kyla Watson – Captain

Under 11 Hockey D team v Thornton College

This week’s match was against Thornton College.  Despite the fact that it was slightly cold and windy the match was a lot of fun and we won 3-1.  Goals were all scored by Manha and she was deservedly awarded Player of the Match.

Nikki Atife – Captain

Burns Verse Competition

Congratulations to all girls who took part in the annual competition organised by the Northampton Town and County Scottish Association to learn and recite a piece from the works of Robert Burns. Laura Charles was a creditable runner up and I would like to thank one of our Grandparents, Mrs Roach for generating interest and helping the girls to prepare.

Our week


This week in Nursery the girls have been busy participating in different activities they have liked practising their cutting skills using age appropriate scissors, counting 7 and 8 spots on ladybirds, developing their number recognition whilst playing number hopscotch and going on a shape walk to help them recognise the different shapes in their environment. They have also had lots of fun during decoration day using a variety of resources.

Next week we will be looking at the numbers 9 and 10, colours gold and silver and the shape of a star.

We will also be very busy practising and performing our Christmas play.

Please remember:

29 and 30 November 2017 is the EYFS performance if all girls could be in by 8.30 am even if your daughter does not normally attend on that day.

If you haven’t done so already please bring in her costume by Monday.

Christmas Jumper Day is on Friday 1 December please can your daughter come in her school uniform with her Christmas jumper replacing her cardigan.

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Another busy week of rehearsals and costume making. We are looking forward to performing for you all next week. Please confirm numbers of people watching the performances by following the link on Firefly.

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Year 1

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Year 2

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Year 3

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Year 4

Dentist Visit

A big thank you to Mrs Tailor for talking to 4N about teeth and answering lots of our questions. We learned about the parts of a tooth and were surprised to find out how much sugar is in some common snacks. We now have some Top Tips for keeping our teeth and gums healthy!


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Year 5

Year 5 have been having a fantastic time on Christmas decorations day. The girls have all learnt how to do blanket stitch and have made a mini Christmas stocking to attach to our large stocking. You can see their stocking in the entrance hall.

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Year 6

This week has been lots of fun for Year 6!  Here is what happened.

On Monday we had a very special guest in assembly, Atomic Tom, who did lots of different experiments with lots of volunteers!

On Wednesday under 11 A, B, C, and D played hockey matches against Thornton Collage.  We won all of them except one match which we drew.  In English we also took part in an amazing debate on the motion:

This house believes that sending an e-mail is better than sending a letter.

On Friday we have the Winter Sparkle Party and our special Christmas Decorations Day! We will post more news on this later next week!

Sahitya Bobba & Connie Harvey

House & Vice House Captain


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GAP Club

We have had a busy week in GAP club creating with felt, chalks, watercolours, glue and lots of glitter. Even with the dark nights the girls in the younger GAP Club Room are still managing to go outside to make the most of the remaining daylight. Please make sure your daughter has her school hat, gloves and scarf to keep warm when we go outside.

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