Dear CHS Parents

We hope this E: News finds you all well.

The whole school marked Armistice Day on Thursday by observing a 2-minute silence at 11am.  The children were made aware, gently, of the essence of the day and the importance of respect and honour.  Our Junior Classes created a beautiful poppy wreath to adorn our front door, which I’m sure many of you saw.

World Kindness Day is on 13th November and in recognition of the amazing work that our assistants perform throughout the school, we would like to salute them for the extra roles that many of our assistants have taken on.  Ms Pluskowska, who is now in her 13th year at Connaught House,  has taken on an additional role as our Occupational Therapy Coordinator and will be communicating with families who have these one to one sessions.  Likewise, Ms Doyle, who has an MSC in Child Psychology, is developing her role within our SEN support team, and has taken on the lead as Speech and Language Coordinator.   Following on from the extraordinary circumstances that Covid has presented, we have appreciated the support that all our staff continue to offer through both their experiences and qualifications that have supported the children in their return to normality.

Dr Lorraine Walker visited Form Six as part of their preparation ahead of the 11+ exams.  This proved to be very helpful and reinforced how important resilience and strategies are to work towards a positive attitude.

**CHANGE OF DATE FOR DAUNT BOOK FAIR**

DAUNT BOOKS WILL NOW BE IN ON MONDAY 22 NOVEMBER instead of FRIDAY 26 NOVEMBER.

All Parents are invited to drop in to CHS with their child (in the dining room) on Monday 22 November,  either at drop off or collection times, where they can bring their child to peruse and purchase some exciting books.  All the children will be visiting the fair during the course of the day and the will have the opportunity to purchase books at this point as well.  Additional information will follow in next week’s E: news.

Maths Competition Success – Form Six

Form Six has had the pleasure of competing in the latest Sumdog Maths competition this week – with outstanding success.  Hannah Z scored a momentous 99% answering 996 questions correct out of a possible one thousand. Alexandra and Adiel also secured places among the top fifty students.

The pupils had to answer quickfire questions using a variety of different Maths games which are placed on the Sumdog site. The Form Six class were competing against 470 schools and almost 1500 other classes from around England whose students were also immersed in attempting to answer as many questions correctly as possible.

And Form Six were the winners! – a heroic and unprecedented achievement for the class.

Well done to Alexandra, Hannah, Adiel, Ibrahim, Amara, Oscar, Katherine and Amira who all played their part in such an amazing outcome. This week, the class has also been taking part in the Junior Maths Challenge.  Several of them will also be competing in the UK Bebras Maths tournament next week.

Gold Stars awarded to:

Junior One: Konstantin for being a fantastic team player

Form One : Sami for super mathematical reasoning

Form Two: Maxine for being a kind friend towards the younger pupils at school

Form Three: Amni for excellent multiplication work

Form Four: Emma for scoring 100% in her science test

Form Five: Estella for 100% effort in creative writing

Form Six: All the class for winning the national sundog maths competition

Inspired by James Sellick’s visit last week to talk his about his book There’s a rang-tan in My Bedroom’, Maxim, from Form Two, created a beautiful letter and we look forward to hearing back from Grant Reid, the CEO of Mars

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Best wishes,

The CHS Team