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Junior Newsletter 5 January 2018

Dear Parents and girls

I am quite sure that the girls had a wonderful, exciting and probably tiring Christmas holiday period judging by the energy levels evident in assembly on Thursday. I am sure that they will be back into normal routines by Monday and be in good form after this ‘warm-up 2 day week’. We are very excited to have our first two year olds in Nursery and there were 13 new girls added to our registers including Alexa who just turned 2 in November and is therefore the youngest ever pupil in the history of Northampton High School. All of the new Nursery girls are settling in extremely well along with the new joiners in Junior School- Odelia in Year 3, Isabelle in Year 4 and Gemma in Year 5.
Mrs Fordham is busy at the start of term as she leads an exciting debating outreach venture. Having received funding from HSBC we are working alongside ‘Noisy Classrooms’ an organisation who specialise in the use of debating to encourage and stimulate intellectual growth. Mrs Fordham will accompany our tutor to Harpole Primary, Abington Primary and Preston Hedges Primary to lead sessions for Year 6 girls. Our Year 6 girls will also receive a day of debating coaching and the project culminates on January 19 when all 4 schools will come together in our Senior Hall to put their new found debating confidence into action.
The topic of my assembly this week was- How to make 2018 a great year. I provided the girls with some inspirational quotes on various themes, such as: Have a passion to be great, Whatever you can dream, An important trip, Shake off your mistakes, Don’t waste time, We must believe and Let us begin. Every single girl in our school will progress and develop in a multitude of ways in 2018 and I am sure that most of the older girls will have set themselves really sensible and achievable goals and know that they have the confidence and resilience to achieve them. A Happy New Year to you all!

Ross Urquhart, Head of Junior School


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 Mini Tennis Tournament
 Sherrain Kassie 400m Rose Neville came 2nd
Ski-ing Cheerleading Competition
Gabriella Moffat Charlotte Evans-Hillman came 1st

General messages

Looking Ahead

Class Assemblies
10 January 1N
17 January 5N
24 January 4N
7 February 3N
21 February 6H
28 February 6N
7 March Reception
14 March 2N
Sports Fixtures
Tuesday 16 January U11 Cross Country Lincroft School, Oakley (AWAY)
Wednesday 17 January U11 Netball v Broughton Manor Prep School (HOME)
Friday 19 January U9 Netball v Broughton Manor Prep School (AWAY)
Wednesday 24 January U11 Netball v Milton Keynes Prep School (HOME)
Wednesday 31 January U11 Netball v Winchester House School (AWAY)
Weekend 2 February U11 Netball v Wimbledon & Newcastle (AWAY)
Wednesday 7 February U11 Netball v Thornton College (AWAY)
Friday 9 February U9 Netball v Bedford Modern School (AWAY)
Wednesday 21 February U11 Netball v Winchester House(AWAY)
Friday 23 February U9 Netball v Thornton College (HOME)
Wednesday 28 February U11 Netball v Stamford Junior School (HOME)
Wednesday 28 February U11 Netball IAPS Regional Round (AWAY)
Monday 5 March U11 IAPS Swim Gala (AWAY)
Wednesday 7 March U11 Netball v Bilton Grange School (AWAY)
Thursday 8 March GDST Spring Rally (AWAY)
Friday 9 March U9 Netball v Quinton House School (AWAY)
Wednesday 14 March U11 Netball v Pitsford School (HOME)
Friday 16 March U9 Netball BMS High Five Tournament (AWAY)


  • Atomic Science Club was very popular and Tom will be in touch with all parents who requested a place as there need to be two groups, one this term and one next term.
  • Gym Award Scheme with Lauren Hunter.  In order to balance the 2 groups, we would like Reception and Year 1 & 2 girls to attend the first class 3.30-4.15 and Year 3-6 girls to attend from 4.15-5.00.  Please let us know if this causes any problems.
  • There will be no Year 3 and 4 Reading Club on Monday 15 January due to staff training.
  • There will be no Debating Club on Thursday 18 January due to Year 6 visit to ‘The Snowman’ at Milton Keynes Theatre.
  • Year 3 and 4 Reading Club on a Monday is now full.
  • Reception Golf Club on a Wednesday is now full.
  • Reception and Year 1 Performing Arts is now full.

Art Classes

Art Classes for children 8 to 13 years old will take place at Northampton High School on the following Saturday mornings from 9.30 am to 11.30 am:

Saturday 20 January
Saturday 27 January
Saturday 3 February

On Wednesday 10 January there will be an Art Class taster sessions for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

For more information contact: Emma at or telephone 07570 772334, alternatively visit her facebook page @ArtWorkshopsWithEmma.

Quiz Night

Friday 19 January 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Senior School Hall

Adults £10.00 (includes pizza, hot dog and Peroni beer or a canned drink of your choice)

Students and OAP £6.00 (includes pizza, hot dog and a canned drink of your choice)

Teams of up to 8

Tickets available from until Friday 12 January

Our week



Welcome back and Happy New Year from Reception.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Happy New Year!

Please can girls have a small pair of headphones for our ‘What’s in the News’ work in registration time.

There is additional Science homework for this weekend. Girls need to complete a food diary for Saturday and Sunday. Look out for their Science books!

Year 4


Year 5

Year 6

GAP Club

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