We are alert and friendly,
big-hearted and wise.
we help one another and
work wonders together!
"If you have good thoughts
they will shine out of your
face like sunbeams and you
will always look lovely"
The Twits - Roald Dahl
'Murder Most Unladylike' by Robin Stevens
When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. (Unless you count the case of Lavinia’s missing tie. Which they don’t.)
Then Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym. She assumes it was a terrible accident – but when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared. Now Hazel and Daisy not only have a murder to solve: they have to prove one happened in the first place.
Determined to get to the bottom of the crime before the killer strikes again (and before the police can get there first, naturally), Hazel and Daisy must hunt for evidence, spy on their suspects and use all the cunning and intuition they can muster. But will they succeed? And can their friendship stand the test?
A huge well done to all of the children who entered this years decorate an egg competition. With such a large number of fantastic entries from Meerkats class Mrs Scarth and Miss McNamara had the challenging task to judge the best. Well done to Elsie for this years winning entry.
Also a special well done to Will and Emme for achieving this terms Special Mentions awards!!
In Year 6 we had a fantastic World Book Day! Some of us dressed up as our favourite book characters. In the morning, we designed book tokens and watched some of our favourite authors, such as Katherine Rundell, in masterclasses! We enjoyed a book discussion with the Year 4 students, sharing our favourite novels with each other. We also made our own reading rivers, to reflect on what we read each day. From books to food menus, we found that reading opportunities are endless!
NSPCC Number Day
Christmas Music on the Ukuleles and Glockespiels
The Meerkats have been working on playing both the melody and accompanying chords to Silent Night on the ukulele as well as mastering Feliz Navidad on the glockenspiel ready for their Christmas Singalong!
Odd Socks in support of Anti-Bullying
A fantastic array of mismatched socks were worn today to celebrate how everyone is unique!
This week we have been finding out about the monumental conference called COP26, currently being held in Glasgow. Our class have learnt about the history of the conference and the actions countries can take to stop climate change. We have also looked at how we can all be climate leaders by making small everyday changes, changes like;
Year 6 residential to Castle Head
From the 18th to the 22nd October, Year 6 travelled to Cumbria to enjoy a weeklong residential trip at Castle Head. Both the children and adults all had an amazing week, full of challenges and a range of indoor and outdoor activities. From canoeing to hiking, examining curious creatures to climbing high ropes, night orienteering to raft building, the activities taught the children the importance of teamwork, resilience, enthusiasm and increased their appreciation of our natural world. Thank you to the team at Castle Head for providing such an exhilarating and fun outdoor classroom!