In Assembly on Monday I spoke to the boys about the art of conversation; an art which one item in every household seems to be killing. Whilst television may provide a welcome distraction at times, and most certainly provides an opportunity for parents to ‘catch their breath’ when it keeps children quiet for a few minutes, a quick straw poll of the Junior boys revealed just how many households have the television on whilst sitting down together for dinner. “What have you done at school today?” is often followed by, “Played out,” or, “Had lunch!” The shortest of answers to ensure maximum viewing time! I have challenged the boys to turn off the telly and talk, this week! I hope that you have managed to get a little more out of them about what they have learnt at school.
As always, it has been a busy week in the Junior School. There has been plenty going on in the classroom from shading in Art with Year 3 to Learning about flags in Year 5. On the clubs front, an impressive 39 boys turned up for football club last Friday, and the German and Spanish clubs have been growing in their numbers too. It is a delight to see all boys in the Junior School so heavily involved with our eclectic clubs programme.
The Year 5 Assembly was a fabulous reminder of resolutions last week and today we were treated to a fun-filled fact finding mission on the Vikings. More to follow next week but I need say no more than there was a Viking rap! Find the report and photographs from last week’s assembly in our further news section.
I am delighted to announce that the Junior School will be taking part in an Art appreciation week later this term. All boys will be producing a # I ❤️ ART design which is part of a global project. We have artists and photographers coming into school to work with the boys and there will be an opportunity for you to come into school on the final Friday of this half term to view and potentially purchase your son’s art work. All proceeds will go to the NSPCC who are delivering assemblies and workshops to all boys in the next two weeks. Further information to follow on this exciting venture.
Have a great weekend.
Head of Junior School