Kent Challenger Games June 2021
After months of restrictions and little to no outdoor events and fixtures for our students we were extremely pleased to have been invited to participate in the Kent Challenger Games on Friday 8th June. The tournament focuses on students to work in team and awards points for skills such as communication, teamwork, leadership and effort. The students participated in an exciting variety of events including a rescue mission with a stretcher and injured soldier, an assault course with some watery surprises and also a river crossing race.
As part of the day each school were asked to create their own school banner to carry in the final parade at the end of the games, I am extremely proud to say that our wonderful banner created by the students and Miss Weller placed second for the day!
Whilst we didn’t take home a trophy this time; our students were exemplary and had an outstanding attitude throughout the whole session. Our students worked incredibly well together devising their own ideas on how to approach challenges that had been set.
I am hugely proud of our students and their effort and teamwork throughout the Challenger Games and am looking forward to the next academic year when we can hopefully get back o lots of exciting fixtures and tournaments!
Lead PE Teacher
Marnie in Puffin class has written a lovely piece about her upcoming family holiday. It's so nice to read about the things she will do on her trip and it's beautifully written. Well done Marnie, great work...and so good that we can all start to do fun things like go on holiday again! We hope you really enjoy your holiday!
FAREWELL TO MR CHANTLER
Today we said a fond farewell to Mr Phil Chantler, who has been our Headteacher for the last 5 years. Thanks to the amazing generosity of parents, staff and the Friends' Association, Mr Chantler received many wonderful gifts (pictures of a few of them below), and he was very touched to receive them all!
A special thank you goes to Sarah Ingleton, who made the most fantastic cake as a leaving gift, such a lot of work went into creating it and it tasted delicious!
EVENTS & ACHIEVEMENTS
If any of our lovely pupils have a hidden talent or have achieved something they are really proud of, we want to hear about it. Perhaps you have drawn a really lovely picture, built something amazing with your family or passed a guitar exam! Email Mrs Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us all about it. If you have a photo you can send of your achievement, we would really love to see it and add it to this page for everyone to see! We are really looking forward to seeing what you have all been up to!
Lyra from Squirrel class has sent us this wonderfully informative powerpoint she created from her recent trip to Walmer Castle! It's full of wonderful pictures and really interesting information she learned during the day. Such great work Lyra, we all really enjoyed reading it and learning about the history of Walmer Castle! Well done, you should be so proud of yourself, we all are!
Nathan in Parrot class has just passed his grade 2 piano exam with a distinction! He scored 92 out of 100, which is a fantastic result! Despite having to cope with his lessons moving to online zoom classes, and having to submit his exam pieces as a one take video, Nathan has worked so hard and his practise has most definitely paid off! We are all really proud of his amazing achievement! Well done Nathan!
Perhaps you could earn a Blue Peter badge too!
On Thursday 28th May, Jude from Puffin class took on the Heart FM 'Beat the Teacher' Challenge. He was pitted against a teacher from another school - the teacher was given the child questions and Jude got the adult questions. Jude won (we knew he would)...if you'd like to see how you would have done, here are the questions asked!
1. What is the sequel to the 2016 film 'Finding Nemo' called
2. In Super Mario, what is 'Toad'?
3. Peter Parker is better known as Spider Man....but what job did Peter Parker do?
(The teacher only managed to get the Spider Man question right!!!)
1. Who did Romeo fall in love with in the famous play by William Shakespeare?
2. 30 degrees Celsius or 100 degrees farenheit....which temperature is hottest?
(Jude only needed to answer 2 questions because he got them both right!)
Jude, you did so fantastically well, you should be so proud of yourself! Loved the shout out to Mrs Williams and all of your friends at Lady J too!!
Teacher Questions 1. Finding Dory 2. Toad is a mushroom 3. Peter Parker is a photographer/journalist
Jude's Questions 1. Juliet 2. 100 degrees farenheit
One of our amazing pupils, Ellie T, has been busy raising money for charity whilst we are all in lockdown. She painted these beautiful rainbow pebbles and sold them for donations to charity. She has even been featured on BBC news celebrating her amazing achievement. Ellie's mum told me that she has now raised over £170 for the NHS. Well done Ellie we are so proud of you!
Since word has got around about Ellie's amazing fundraising, she has now had an exciting visit from the East Kent Guiding District Commissioner, who presented her with a special certificate, a Brownie's Well Done badge and. Commissioner's Thank you badge for her rainbow pebble fundraising efforts!
Y5 SCHOOLS MATHS COMPETITION
On Tuesday 7th May, Lady J sent Amal, Ella, Tom B and Adam to Ashford School for the Y5 Schools Maths Competition. Our brilliant team added, subtracted and multiplied their way through the rounds.....and WON! They beat 24 other schools who were also competing, and took home the winning shield for the school. Huge congratulations to them all for such an amazing and well deserved victory, we are all very proud of you at Lady J!
INTERNATIONAL WEEK 4-8 FEB & INTERNATIONAL EVENING 8 FEB
MATHS PROBLEM SOLVING CHAMPIONSHIP
Our talented team of year 6 mathematicians are the proud winners of the Regional Maths Problem Solvng championships. Having progressed from round 1 in November, the team have now gone on to win round 2, which took place at Explore Learning last week. If you get a chance, have a look at the questions they faced and see how well you would do!
Well done to the children who took part, Izzy B, Alex G, Jacob S and Sebastian G.