Dear Parents,

 

It has been simply brilliant to have all our children back in the building again this week. Despite being caught in the occasional spring shower, we have enjoyed every minute of being together again.

The children have been full of science this week, experimenting, creating and finding out about everything from habitat & life cycles to the digestive system and the science of sleep.

Natalie Pennicotte-Collier visited the school today, under very strict SD measures, and lead workshops and discussions throughout our senior classes. Natalie will be back in the Autumn Term to share her knowledge and passion with our current Form Two as they progress into KS2.​

Mr Garvey, our Form Six teacher, said the following about the Maths competition he was so impressed with:

“Form 6 entered a prestigious Maths competition this week, battling against a whole host of other pupils from a number of Primary Schools in Westminster. The competition was run by Sumdog which organises Maths tournaments around the country. Form 6 pupils had to answer up to a thousand questions over the last five days – ranging from multiplication to perimeters and percentages to statistics. When the scores came out on Friday morning, Connaught House School had scored 575 points, a full 199 points more than any other class. Orlando, Nisha, Harry and Petra were all in the top twenty. This is a major achievement for the Form 6 class and one which they should be very pleased with. There will be a similar competition next month with the possibility of both Form 5 and Form 6 entering teams. Really well done.”

Science will continue next week, culminating in a much anticipated virtual whole school assembly. Particular thanks to Mrs Rogers, our Head of Science, for arranging such fun and interesting activities throughout the school.

Dr Ashworth, is in the process of combining all our pupils’ poetry and musical offerings and we are hoping to share our virtual recital with you at the end of next week.

I look forward to seeing many of our CHS parents next Thursday morning for another virtual tea and chat with me at 10am.  A reminder with a link to this meeting will be sent at the beginning of this coming week. You may be aware that the government has mandated that all schools teach Relationship Education from the summer term.  Whilst we already cover most of these areas in our Personal, Social and Health curriculum, we have been updating our plans. I intend on laying out how we will implement this subject and look forward to hearing your views.

 

Wishing you all a very healthy and happy weekend.

 

Best wishes,

 

CHS Team