New year often brings with it talk of new resolutions, however, here at school we have focused on looking at how new year is celebrated around the globe and even attempted a tune rendition of Auld Lang Syne – some were naturals at singing this!

Mr Smith introduced the children to this term’s new assembly theme during his Headmaster’s assembly on Thursday.  We shall be exploring Global Religious Beliefs over the course of this half term.  If you would like to be involved in an assembly around this theme, please do get in touch with me, as we would absolutely love to hear from you.  It is a huge topic, I appreciate, but we would be thrilled to hear about key religious festivals, weddings and so on.  I know the children benefited so much from the different parent-led assemblies last term, and it is something I am very keen to continue this term.

Our new Spring Term House and Vice Captains were announced in assembly and they are as follows:

Lancaster (Red Team):  Captain – Zac and Vice-Captain – Benedict

Tudor (Blue Team): Captain – Alfred and Vice-Captain – Anush

York (Green Team): Captain – Julian and Vice-Captain – Charlie

Windsor (Yellow Team): Captain – Christo and Vice-Captain – Jacob

The recipient of the Courtesy Cup and Badge this week was Charlie (Year 2) for taking on the role of lunch table monitor so brilliantly and for being a permanent ray of sunshine in the classroom.

and Stars of the Week to the following pupils:

Year 2: Alfred for starting the new year so positively and for super focus in all lessons.

Year 1:  Teddy for amazing alliterative animal sentences!

Reception:  Ethan for his lovely neat independent writing about his Christmas holiday.


During yesterday’s assembly we also celebrated an outstanding achievement by Zac (Year 2) who gained distinction in his recent LAMDA examination – superb effort.  Our congratulations also went to Finlay P (Year 1) for his achievements on the slopes over the holidays; he earned himself his first ski badge – very well done.


Have a super weekend!