They say time flies when you are having fun, well I must have been having loads because I cant believe it’s been a fortnight since I last blogged!
In that time: the Year 7 have done CATs Tests; we’ve had World Poetry Day and Mrs Knapman has introduced our House Poetry competition; a district cross country event; an a author visit as part of Hertford Book Festival; Open Evening and Morning; football and netball matches; a Year 8 trip and Stem Day for Year 7.
Last Friday Jonathan Stroud entertained the whole school in two spellbinding sessions about his new series of books and becoming an author. Some of our pupils dressed up as ghost chasers, some recieved Book Festival t-shirts in the Q&A and those who purchased books had them signed. He was a lively and incredibly engaging speaker and the children had a great time.
My second Open Evening was far more active as I feel I now know a bit about the school, last year I was very reliant on Miss Bickerstaff – who knows pretty much everything there is to know about RS!! It was a really busy evening and was lovely to see our current pupils representing the school so well.
The past week has seen football matches against Edwinstree and St Edmunds Prep – our 7s and 5s winning (The 5s their first ever match, so the future is bright) and the 6s narrowly losing. We also had netball against Duncome for the 5s and 6s, losing both but playing brilliantly (According to Miss Bickerstaff).
Today saw the Year 8s go to the Eco Centre in Swaffham where they looked at green energy and becoming more eco-aware. The ‘high’light being the 305 step climb up the 65foot wind turbine although the eco cars were cool and building their own turbines was interesting.
Whilst the 8s were away the 7s got to play, well – they had STEM Day where the focus was science, technology and maths. They got to interview engineers about their jobs and undertake various other activities. Report to follow.