Junior School Head’s Blog 24 February 2020

I do hope you all had a lovely break last week; it has been a nice chance to recharge the batteries.

We finished last half term with 5CH’s assembly, fittingly themed around St Valentine’s Day.  Taking us through the traditions of Valentine’s Day via a very entertaining version of Blind Date, they provided us with a lot of food for thought.  Very well done indeed to 5CH and Miss Hendrie.

This Tuesday sees us celebrate the efforts of our budding artists, not only from BMS but from local Primary Schools who all chose to take part in our annual Primary Schools’ Art Competition which is run by Miss Barlow.  This year’s theme is Insects and the children have really taken us by surprise regarding how they have interpreted the remit.  All the prize-winners have been contacted and invited to the event which takes place after school.  My thanks go to all of the children who entered and to Miss Barlow for organising the event.

On Thursday and Friday Years 5 and 6 will be taking part in the annual Prayer Space experience which has been part of our enrichment curriculum for many years.  This is a wonderful opportunity for the children to enjoy a lesson dedicated to contemplative thought in a non-denominational and peaceful environment.  I hope that they enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the time they are given.  Years 3 and 4 will have their opportunity for a similar experience next week.

We say farewell to Miss Baldwin at the end of this week as Mrs Crawford-Smith is set to return from her maternity leave on Monday 2 March.  Miss Baldwin has done a wonderful job of caring for, and teaching, all of the children in her charge but most especially 3ACS and we say a huge thank you and best of luck for her next steps.

May I remind parents that the children who are waiting to be collected by the flagpole should be doing so sensibly and safely; they should not be playing on the grassy bank area.  The children know this rule and have been reminded about it in assembly.  Thank you.

As ever there is a lot to squeeze in for the rest of this term; please keep checking your emails and child’s school planner for any communications you might receive.

Mrs J Rex
Head of Junior School