Back home, I was able to watch the boys' rugby team play Clifton Hall on Wednesday afternoon, and was hugely impressed with their teamwork and evidence of enormous progression over the last few weeks. There was some excellent play, but most importantly real passion and drive from the boys. Whilst I was watching the boys, the girls enjoyed a tremendous afternoon of hockey at Kilgraston, where 13 goals were scored in total from both sides, and our girls returned elated after a superb afternoon.
I continue to be most impressed with everything the children here throw themselves into, and the passion and enthusiasm in which they go about their daily lives, whether it be in the classroom, with their creative arts, on the games field and with each other socially. I am immensely lucky to be surrounded by their buzz and energy on a daily basis.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
YEAR 2 VISIT THE PRESERVATION MUSEUM
Year 2 visited the Preservation Museum this morning. It gave us the perfect opportunity to ‘tune-in’ to our new Unit of Inquiry. We visited the Blacksmith and pumped the bellows, learnt about a paratroopers fold-up bike and handled many interesting objects from the past. We are now curious to learn more.
ST LEONARDS' YOUNGEST BOARDERS
As part of our 'Unit of Inquiry' on Where We Are in Time and Space, Year 1 visited the boarding house for a tour and juice and biscuits! They got to see the newly refurbished house and learn about living at school. Many thanks to Mrs Rees and the lovely students for sharing your term time home with us.
YEAR 6 LOOK AT HOW WATER CAN BE CLEANED
Year 6 have been doing some experiments this week linked to their 'Unit of Inquiry'.
We have been investigating how water can be cleaned. The children had a choice of 5 different materials – filter paper, fabric, moss, sand and a sieve then they had to try and clean 50mls of water by passing it through their chosen filter. The aim being to find out which material or materials worked best to filter the dirt out.
YEAR 5 PREPARING FOR A PRESENTATION ON 'WATERAID'