Archive for March 2015

 
 

CHS WORLD BOOK DAY

On Monday 30th March and Tuesday 31st March we will be having a celebration of reading in school.

 

On Monday 30th March, we will be joined by Robert Weston, author of ‘Zorgamazoo’, ‘The Creature Department’, ‘Prince Puggly of Spud and The Kingdom of Spiff’ and ‘Dust City’. Every class will be participating in a hands-on workshop with the author. There will also be an opportunity for the children to buy signed books from Robert Weston during the day (more details to follow).

On Tuesday 31st March we will be holding World Book Day. Each form will be given an author or book that they can dress as a character from. Please ensure that your child’s costume is suitable for park time and if not then please send your child to school with a change of clothes. See below for the authors or book series that your child may select from.

 

Junior 1- A character from a Julia Donaldson book.

Form 1- A character from the Mr. Men series by Roger Hargreaves.

Form 2- A character from a Roald Dahl book.

Form 3- A character from a J K Rowling book.

Form 4- A character from The Brother’s Grimm series.

Form 5- A character from from a Michael Morpurgo book.

Form 6- A character from Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster.

 

During the day the children will be taking part in lots of different fun activities celebrating the different books and authors.

We look forward to a fantastic few days!

CHS Newsletter 13th February 2015

Exam Results

It was a tough first half term with children and staff alike brought down by a series of nasty tummy bugs and recurring colds and flu but the final day of the half term. Friday 13th no less, has been a memorably positive day when the girls received their entrance exam results. They certainly matched the boys’ success with offers from City of London, Francis Holland NW1, Francis Holland, SW1, Godolphin & Latymer, Greycoat Hospital, Lady Eleanor Holles, Latymer, North London Collegiate, Queens College, Queen’s Gate, Queenswood (Herts), South Hampstead, and St Paul’s. In addition there were offers of an academic scholarship as well as four art scholarships. The boys also did us proud collecting offers from North Bridge House, Sussex House, Wetherby Prep, Westminster Under School and University College School.

 

Junior One Forest School Trip

The two recent Forest School trips courtesy of Paint Pots Nursery School were a great success. The children thoroughly enjoyed, digging, planting, building campfires and heating hot chocolate and we have never seen CHS children looking so muddy! The philosophy behind Forest schools is to encourage and inspire children through an innovative approach to outdoor play and learning in a woodland environment.

 

NSPCC Talk

As part of the new Safeguarding Programme, the girls in Forms Five and Six were given a talk and then a workshop by members of the ChildLine organisation about all forms of abuse and how they can protect themselves. This was a most sensitively delivered programme which the girls both enjoyed and found helpful.

 

Read, Write, Inc Presentation for Junior One parents by Miss Hayward (RWI Coordinator) and Ms Johnson

Now that every Junior One child is on the RWI reading scheme this was an ideal time to explain to their parents the key learning objectives and how they can best support their child on the programme from home. Always a highlight for parents was the video of their children reading in the classroom.

 

Harry Potter Day at CHS on Thursday, 5th March

As an antidote to a month of entrance exams, scholarship tests and interviews and developing an idea from Miss Rollins, Mrs Bruce and Form Six had great fun organising a Harry Potter Day at CHS which began with morning assembly when the girls presented a variety of useful potions they had created. The spells may explain why Form Two had suffered a breakout of Harry Potter scars on their foreheads. During the day, each form was invited up to Form Six to find out more about the girls’ spells and potions and Mrs Bruce’s Harry Potter quiz revealed that some of our pupils have an almost encyclopedic knowledge of events at Hogwarts!

 

 A Visit from the Police!

Our neighbours may have been taken somewhat aback to see a host of CHS children inside a police car outside the school but all was well and no one was taken away for questioning. The children had a lovely time when Sergeant Ramsey came to visit CHS last Tuesday. Junior One and Form One were able to try on his uniform, including riot gear, and to sit in the driver’s seat and control the lights of his police car. This was an excellent opportunity for the children to be reminded about road safety and stranger danger.

 

Form Five’s Trip to Kensington Palace 

Year Five’s history topic this term is The Victorians, a wonderful period with endless options of study available and, most conveniently, Kensington Palace has a permanent exhibition of Royal memorabilia from the period as well as providing excellent school workshops. Sadly, several of the girls missed the trip due to illness but those who went had a most informative time.

 

Sainsbury’s Vouchers

Once again, the school is collecting Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers. This is a wonderful scheme that has encouraged the school to work together in saving up as many vouchers as possible which can be exchanged for Sports and Science equipment. We will be collecting vouchers until Tuesday, 5 May 2015.  If you would like to donate vouchers then please send them in to Miss Rollins in Form Two.

 

Additional events we are looking forward to:

Friday 13th March – Junior One & Form One to the London Fire Brigade Museum

Friday, 27th March – Poetry Competition with guest adjudicator, Miss Wendy Innes from Great Beginnings Nursery

 

And for Parents:

Friday, 5th March – the CHS Poetry Afternoon, 2.30 pm, at the Steiner Hall