The new term is well under way and I imagine that you are feeling a little overwhelmed with the information shared with you by the school through workshops, consultations and information evenings.
It may seem daunting as a parent in first weeks of the term! However, this information is key to sharing our ambitions for the year and will help us all to work together to provide an inspiring and ambitious experience for all of our pupils.
The eagle-eyed of you will have noticed that one of our goals for this year is to promote understanding and awareness of some of the many aspects of sustainability. At the end of last term Bessie the travelling bear established her fame at Dame B’s and within the Foundation by sharing in our learning, having sleepovers and short breaks with our families and by stepping up to hang out with the Principal in the City and to top it all to interview Klara our Model UN President. Those of you who visited us at the Foundation Open Morning would have been wowed by Klara because of her obvious status as a future changemaker and also by her affection for our Bessie!
Bessie remains in our consciousness as we focus on the 17 United Nations Sustainability goals and we remember that she helped to promote Goal 16 ‘Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’. Last week in assembly we further considered the goal of ‘Peace’ by reflecting on the fascinating story of the Jelly Baby formerly known as “Peace babies”. Next week we are very excited to collapse aspects of the timetable to immerse ourselves in all things sustainable and to begin to explore the other 16 UN Sustainability goals.
Remember that our Dame Bradbury's Open Morning is taking place on Saturday 13 October, with all sorts of fun activities planned - we'll even have sheep on site ready to be groomed! Please do share the registration link with any friends or colleagues who you think would be interested in attending, or suggest that they simply drop-in on the day. As current parents you are also, of course, very welcome!
It has been a tough start to the sporting year year with results not going Dame B’s way to date. That said, pupils have given their best and are learning a lot along the way.
Many of the U11 girls had their first taste of competitive hockey against Felsted last week and despite the hosts winning each match, the girls gave their very best. The girls have started their hockey journey with real enthusiasm and are looking forward to the regional IAPS hockey tournament on Monday next week. Our U9 girls are looking forward to their first competitive match next week against Bishop’s Stortford College and have been working hard in lessons to improve their skills.
The U10 and U11 boys lost their first rugby matches of the season against Felsted. A slow start, poor defensive shape and willingness to tackle were ultimately the deciding factors between the two teams in all matches. We continue to work hard in lessons to improve these areas of the game.
Our U9 boys had their first experience of contact rugby against Felsted this week and again were beaten in the game. In an entertaining game, the A team lost 6-3 whilst the B team lost by 6 tries to 5 in their match.
Sports clubs continue to thrive at Dame B’s and many are oversubscribed. Please do encourage your children to take an active part in the numerous sporting opportunities offered throughout the year and if anyone in Years 2-6 would like to come and join us at running club on a Wednesday morning then please do come along.
4B have designed a science investigation to discover which material makes the best insulator. They had to consider the idea of a fair test, make predictions & careful observations throughout the day. Were their predictions correct?@StephenPerse@SPFJuniorshttps://t.co/5CzJRhyUnn