The reflections in the breaking news on the death of Nelson Mandela have been thought provoking as well as awe inspiring. I will be sharing with the girls my thoughts on this subject next week during assembly. I am sure we can all, as individuals, take something from the telling of this man’s life journey. I always value a child’s perspective on ‘big’ news such as this. talking to them about a moment in history usually brings with it little ‘gems’of wisdom from their young minds. If this is the case at home please do share them with me by posting a comment.
The girls have truly enjoyed their breakfasts this week. It would be fair to say the hall has been full each and every day with chatty girls tucking in to all sorts of breakfast goodies. Of course this would not be possible with out the support and willingness of the Parents’ Association to organise and run such events. So…it’s a thank you from me….and maybe a few posts in reply to this one from the girls adding their thanks. A mention of their favourite breakfast food and other aspects of the Breakfast Club they enjoyed would be of interest.
A wander around school during lunchtime revealed some wonderful things this week. Whether it was the girls engrossed in origami, the attention to detail in producing a self-portrait,or the sound of brains processing maths puzzles it was the striving for accuracy and intense focus on achieving it that impressed me! Well done! Following our assembly this morning such skills will help them to achieve the things they would ‘love to be able to do’! Sky diving is on my list-but this weekend I’m just going to enjoy a walk in the sunshine! I would love to her how you spend yours!
The girls watched and listened attentively to tales of life in the jungle related to them this week during assembly. It was mostly the chimpanzees that gave rise to laughter. Collectively their ability to problem solve was impressive and it was easy to draw comparisons between them and humankind. They too showed ‘Habits of Mind’ as they persevered and used past knowledge to ‘dig for honey’. Perhaps your daughters will tell you more……….?
The disappointment of another cancelled “Sports Day”seemed to fade away at the end of the day with a cake sale second to none! Within half an hour there were only crumbs to be seen in the Reception area of Hesketh House. Thank you to the Parents’ Association for their flexibility and response to the “call to arms” this morning. Many donations were made to the Cake stall for which we would also like to say thank you!
This morning closely resembled a military operation as whole school headed off to Port Sunlight. The day ahead offers plenty of opportunities for learning and exploring part of the story of William Hesketh. I look forward to hearing all about it and feel sure the children will have plenty to talk about at home tonight.I would be surprised if they didn’t want to take you there for themselves! Please send me your comments-we will share some of them during our assemblies next week.
I said to the girls this week that I would never say anything that I didn’t mean. When two Year 6 girls approached me at lunchtime to ask if they could play me a piano piece they had composed of course I replied: ‘Oh, go on then!’I was not to be disappointed-it blew me away and gave me that tingly feeling when you know you have experienced something extra special.Thank you girls for making my job such a fulfilling and pleasurable one.