Junior School Head’s Blog

Our thanks must go to all of you who sent in contributions for our Harvest Assembly.  This year the proceedings were led by 6EAW and Mr Warren.  The idea is to encourage the children to think about all the people who have been involved in producing the food on their plates.  Your generous donations were distributed to Bedford Hospice Daycare and Bedford Foodbank.

This Wednesday, weather permitting, we shall be attempting to have the whole school photograph taken which was originally scheduled for 25 September.  I am sure that the children will all be as smart as they usually are but an extra combing of the hair and polishing of the shoes will make it perfect – and something they could be doing themselves!

On Friday the school will be filled with the sound of music as it is the day of our House Music competition. This is undoubtedly one of the highlights of our year and there is always a buzz of excitement throughout the day.  Once again the children will be expected to come to school wearing their house tshirts along with jeans (or plain trousers if they do not possess any jeans) on their lower half.  Never before have I been quite so excited about this event as the theme is ABBA – what a great choice which I am sure the children will also enjoy.

After an extraordinary amount of sport (with several victories, I must add!) there are still a number of fixtures before we reach the half term break and I am sure that the teams will continue to do the school proud. I have managed to see many of the weekend fixtures and it gives me great pleasure to see the excitement generated by the children as they represent their school. Well done to everyone who has taken part this term so far, including the staff, and thank you also to all those who have turned up to support them.

I would like to say a big thank you to all those children who have volunteered to help us at Open Day on Saturday 10 November.  Slips will be coming home before half term informing parents about which session the children will be required if they do not already know.

Please could you ensure that you collect your children from the Junior School building after clubs?  This is especially important as we hurtle towards the half term break, as after this the nights will draw in very quickly and it will be dark by 5pm.  Thank you.

The time has also come to do a half termly “stock check” of uniform and kit.  Even this early into the school year there have been several instances of mislaid or wrongly taken kit – please make it a priority to check that everything you have at home belongs to your child.  If there is anything that does not belong to your family, please return it to school so that we can return it to its rightful owner! 

Mrs J Rex

Head of Junior School