Dear Parents

 

What a whirlwind on which to end what has been a superb Spring Term!

 

Our Science Week, led by Mrs Rogers, included a fabulous Silly Science Workshop (held at the Sylvia Young Theatre School) where our children had the opportunity to participate in a number of experiments.  This was followed by our dress up in STEM costumes.  I was so impressed to see the variety of famous inventors, explorers, scientists, palaeontologists, buildings and even the odd virus that presented themselves for school on Tuesday morning!  The day continued with STEM based activities in all the classrooms and culminated in a whole school assembly where a selection of children received certificates and presented some of their work.

 

Congratulations to:

Margaret – Junior One

Michael – Form One

James – Form Two

Alma – Form Three

Christina – Form Three

Olimpia – Form Five

Amara – Form Six

and

Margaret – Junior One (3 to 5 years)

Poppy – Junior One (3 to 5 years)

Sofia – Form One (5 to 8 years)

Darcy – Form Three (5 to 8 years)

Estella – Form Five (8 to 11 years)

Amara – Form Six (8 to 11 years)

who were chosen within their categories as CHS winners of the Science Poster Competition.  It was a tough decision to choose between each piece of work as so much dedication and thought had gone into producing such clever posters.  Special mention to Monty who created a fine poster on the growth of stalagmites, Ethan who had a clever idea on the growth of the air travel industry and Jeremy who followed the development of the human brain.  There were just too many to choose from.

The Easter Bunny visited Connaught Square Gardens today, hiding the children’s beautifully made Easter egg pictures.  The lack of chocolate certainly did not deter the children from having a genuinely happy egg hunt in the gardens.

 

Competition News

Children from Forms 5 & 6 competed in the UK Linguistics Olympiad and special mention goes to Riddhi in Form 5 who has progressed onto the next round.

We are also incredibly impressed with our CHS Debating Team who headed off to Queen’s Gate School and gave an impressive performance winning each of their debates and coming in at a creditable fourth place out of 22 schools.  Well done!

More praise goes to our General Knowledge Team comprising of Mimi, Luca, Riddhi and Alexandra who participated in a National online challenge against 170+ other primary schools achieving an outstanding 6th place overall.  They have been invited back to the second round next term.

Attached, you will find our annual CHS General Knowledge Quiz.  These 25 questions form half of the overall Quiz.  The full 50 questions will be given to all pupils from Form 3 and up on their return in the Summer Term.  Please do encourage your children to research the topics to enable them to answer the questions.  The remaining unseen questions normally determine the overall winner of the General Knowledge Trophy.  The questionnaire will also be linked on Google Classrooms for the participating Forms.

Congratulations to Estella and Aurelia who both competed in the Richmond Music Festival in their respective age groups.  Estella won 1st prize for the under 11s solo performance playing Air Varie No:2 by Charles Dancla.  To match her older sister, Aurelia received 1st prize for music versatility performing flute and violin solo on Concerto No:1 by Accolay.

 

Next Term

We are excited to be adding to our after school clubs with a Dance Club on Thursday afternoons, starting on 28 April.  Principal & Owner of Alyssia Fleur School of Dance plans to teach two groups at 3.40pm to 4.15pm (Junior One, Form One & Form Two) and at 4.30pm to 5.15pm (Form Three and up).  Please do notify us if you are interested in enrolling your child.

As many may have noticed, our lovely Ms Evans is expecting a baby towards the end of the summer term.  Stepping into her place as Form Two teacher for the final few weeks is our own Mrs Desborough who is not only a wonderful art teacher but also a highly experienced Key Stage 1 teacher.

Continuing with baby news, Ms Antolini Lemos recently had a healthy little girl expanding her family to 4.  Congratulations!

We are looking forward to Ms McLatchie returning after her maternity leave to continue with violin lessons.

Please do notify Dr Ashworth if you are interested in taking up any private music lessons.

Wishing you a very happy and healthy Spring holiday and we look forward to welcoming our children back in school on Wednesday, 20 April 2022.  *Please remember that Form One will need their swimming gear in school on Friday, 22 April 2022*

 

Best wishes.

 

CHS Team