REgistration

A reminder that children in Middle and Upper School should arrive in school for registration at 8.20am on Mondays, please, to enable them to be on time for assembly, which starts promptly at 8.30am.

Assembly Theme of the Week – Willpower

Preventing the spread of Flu

As the flu virus is still such a threat, we thought it might be useful to include a checklist of some everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs:

  • Adults and children should stay at home if they have flu symptoms.
  • Please keep children at home until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever or signs of a fever (chills, feeling very warm, flushed appearance, or sweating) without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
  • Remind your children to cover coughs and sneezes with their bent arm. If they use a tissue, they should put the used tissue into a bin and wash their hands immediately.
  • Encourage good hand hygiene - washing hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds (sing along to 'Happy Birthday' which takes about 20 seconds to sing).
  • Keep hands away from the nose, mouth, and eyes.
  • Routinely clean surfaces and objects that are touched often, such as desks, countertops, doorknobs, computer keyboards, hands-on play and learning items, and phones. Flu viruses are relatively fragile, so standard practices, such as cleaning with soap and water, can help remove and kill them. Studies have shown that the flu virus can live and potentially infect a person for only 2 to 8 hours after being deposited on a surface.
MUSIC DEPARTMENT news

Apologies to Harry Goodwin, whose result was incorrectly recorded last week.  He received a distinction in his recent Grade 2 trumpet exam, which is an excellent result and demonstrates a great commitment.  Well done, Harry!

MATHS DEPARTMENT NEWS

Times Table of the Week - 4x table

LEVIATHAN SPRING TERM 2018

Upper School Questions:
1.    Trade in which material was banned by China on the last day of 2017?
2.    What is the name of the brilliant scientist who was born on 4th January 1643?
3.    Who wrote ‘Frankenstein’, a book published anonymously on 1st January 1818?
4.    Where will the 2018 Winter Olympics take place?
5.    Egyptologists have created a technique to allow them to read the waste papyrus used to encase mummies.  What does this process involve?
6.    What did the Romans use a strigil for?
7.    When did the Pilgrim Fathers land in North America?
8.    Which organisation was founded by Sir Robert Peel?

Middle School Questions:
1.    For which theory is Sir Isaac Newton primarily celebrated?
2.    Who famously said, “I have a dream”?
3.    Snow leopards live in the mountainous regions of which continent?
4.    What does the Bayoux Tapestry celebrate?

Birthday Cakes

May we kindly remind parents not to include sweets in any birthday cakes they bring in for their children to share nor to bring in sweets as birthday treats, please? The sugar rush can be too much for some children and makes it difficult for them to concentrate. Please also ensure that both the cake and a list of ingredients are taken to the matrons in the Day Room, to check that the cakes do not contain nuts or other ingredients to which some children have allergies. Ideally, if possible, the cakes should be pre-cut into portion sizes, please.

KENYA CHARITY FUNDRAISING
Many St Hugh's families may remember supporting Harambee Schools Kenya over the last couple of years, through Rachel Owen (ex St Hugh's pupil and daughter of Helen Owen). Harambee Schools are still fundraising for new desks for classrooms in one of the newly renovated schools. Desks can be sponsored individually for £30, which will be built by a local carpenter and can have your name (or any names of your choosing) handwritten on the front. If you are interested in sponsoring a desk please donate on this link - https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/hsk/desks and email Rachel (rachel@hsk.org.uk) with your email address, so she can send you a photo of your desk!
The Harambee Schools Charity is also collecting paper-back children's books to go into a new library. If you have any unwanted books that are in need of a new African home, please drop these into the Reception area of the Manor House over the next two weeks.
Middle School News

Diary Reminders:
Wednesday, 24th January
U9 Girls’ Netball v Pinewood (a) 14:30
U9 Boys’ Football v Cheltenham Prep (a) 14:30
Thursday, 25th January:
U8 Girls’ Hockey v The Manor (h) 15:45
Friday, 26th January:
Boarding Exeat, No Tea and Prep
Piano Teatime Concert (Music Room) 17:45
Sunday 28th January:
LAMDA Exams 09:00-17:30

‘Take One…’ – Thank you to all of you who came to our information evening on Tuesday regarding our Independent Learning & 'Take One…’ Project.  All Middle School parents will shortly be receiving supporting documentation from the evening, along with Term 2's Book List.  If you have any questions regarding this information, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.  We have continued to enjoy an extremely enthusiastic week with the children entirely immersed in their learning.  Much fun has taken place at home and we are thoroughly enjoying seeing the very creative ways in which the home learning challenges are being interpreted.  Please be reassured that these are very much a starting point and some ideas which your child may like to work on.  However, if they have other ideas, themes or outcomes they would like to explore, do encourage them to.  There is no ‘right’ way of completing the project at home or school and we very much want the emphasis to be on fun, curiosity and creativity.  If you have any questions about the project or the home learning challenges, please do not hesitate to speak to one of our team.

Learning Focus:  This term the children will be focusing on learning like a cat.  The cat is good at reasoning: it creates logical arguments, considers what might happen and searches for evidence.  The cat is also good at questioning:  it is curious about things and people, often wonders why and plays with ideas.  This character will be referenced throughout the teaching and learning process at school and any opportunities to reinforce these important characteristics at home would be much appreciated.

Reading:  Congratulations to this week's word winners for Accelerated Reading in Middle School: Carswell with an average 28,170 words read!
Rubbers and Squishy Toys:  Please could we ask that the children only have one basic rubber in their pencil case, which they are happy to use for correcting their work?  Many children have established large collections of novelty rubbers, which are proving to be distracting.  We ask, also, that our ever-evolving collection of special Squishy toys are kept at home for safekeeping.  Many thanks for your support.

Have a wonderful weekend, the Middle School team.

Pre-Prep News

We are proud to announce the following positions of responsibility in Pre-Prep this term:

House Captains and Vice Captains:
Bickley        Captain:  Poppy Russell       Vice-Captain:  Jack Meredith-Horne
Carswell      Captain:  Ted Walton          Vice-Captain:  Alice De Quincey Adams
Chislehurst  Captain:  Sebastian Noble    Vice-Captain:  Monty Molodtsov-McGuigan
Malvern       Captain:  Will Newman        Vice-Captain:  Aubrey Morgan

Please click here to see the children proudly wearing their badges.

In order to keep infection at bay, we are encouraging all the Pre-Prep children to wash their hands very carefully before eating and after going to the lavatory:  they are also being reminded to use soap!  We would be grateful if you would reinforce this message at home.

Please would you ensure that your child has clearly labelled hats and gloves in school – the children need to wrap up really warmly for their outdoor playtimes each day and their Forest School sessions, too.

Please kindly remember to park on the lower netball courts adjacent to Pre-Prep or in the Manor House or Pavilion car parks at drop-off and pick-up times. Please do not use the Staff Car Park, for safety reasons, as children use the crossing throughout the school day.

SPORTS TEAM PHOTOS

Recent group photos are available to view and order online: www.tempest groups.co.uk
Enter St Hugh’s in the search criteria box, click when it appears and then select the date of photograph which will take you to the image(s).

Sports Results

Football

 

Team

Venue

Opponent

Result

Report

U11 A

Home

Chandlings

Draw : 4 - 4

Goals: Tom Cole(2), George Crossley Cooke, Harry Goodwin
MVP: Tom Cole

U11 B

Home

Chandlings

Draw : 1 - 1

Goals: Freddie Howard
MVP: Oscar Richards

U10 A

Away

Chandlings

Lost : 0 - 2

MVP: Orlando Haworth-Booth

U10 B

Away

Chandlings

Lost : 1 - 4

Goals: Oscar Davies
MVP: Oscar Davies

U9A

Home

Chandlings

Lost : 0 - 1

MVP: Jago Haworth-Booth

U9B

Home

Chandlings

Lost : 1 - 2

Goals: Arthur Walton
MVP: Oliver Jones

U9C

Home

Chandlings

Won : 3 - 1

Goals: Sam Bradshaw(3)
MVP: Silas Santell

Hockey Sevens

 

Team

Venue

Opponent

Result

Report

1st VII

Home

Abingdon School

Draw : 3-3

Goals: Lucas Dams, Jamie Wickens, Zach Wickens
MVP: Lucas Dams

2nd VII

Home

Abingdon School

Won : 8-0

Goals: Ekamsingh Khaira, Arthur Sheppard(3), James Hewlett(2), Archie Saunders(2)
MVP: Arthur Sheppard

3rd VII

Away

Abingdon School

Lost : 0-4

MVP: Charlie Corbett

4th VII

Away

Abingdon School

Won : 3-1

Goals: Felix Warren(2), Sam Eykyn
MVP: Jack Wood

5th VII

Away

Abingdon School

Lost : 0-5

MVP: Tom Gardiner

6th VII

Away

Abingdon School

Lost : 2-4

Goals: Charlie Cole, William Olley
MVP: Matty Rosenfeld

Netball

 

Team

Venue

Opponent

Result

Report

U13 All Stars

Home

St Hugh's Staff

See report : -

Staff v U13 All Stars. Both teams started the match with a great deal of energy and commitment.  The staff took an early lead but the girls kept focused and as the game progressed the score line narrowed.  It would be fair to say that the staff benefitted from the height advantage, but it certainly didn't stop the All Stars from playing some great attacking netball. Great fun had by all!

Girls-U10 Fire

Away

Cheltenham College Festival

See report : -

The Year 5 girls had a super morning at the Cheltenham College Netball Festival.  The girls were coached by the fabulous staff and players from the College and then played a couple of short matches.  Well done everyone.

Girls-U11 Swifts

Home

Ashfold School

Lost : 4 - 7

MVPs: Liesl de Reuver, Libby Graham-Campbell

Girls-U11 Eagles

Home

Ashfold School

Draw : 8 - 8

MVPs: Grace Howard, Lydia Matthews

Girls-U10 Fire

Away

The Manor Preparatory School

Draw : 2 - 2

MVPs: Ottilie Cleaver, Rosie Hewlett

Girls-U10 Fever

Away

The Manor Preparatory School

Won : 1 - 0

MVPs: Arabella Parry-George, Betsy Walker

Girls-U10 Fury

Away

The Manor Preparatory School

Won : 6 - 0

A fantastic performance, well done girls. Goals: Sophia Naylor
MVP: Sophia Naylor

Un-Named Lost Property

There is still have a large ammount of un-named lost property oustisde the Day Room, gathered from last term. Please ask your children to check here during the week for any mislaid items, as the matrons would like to reduce this and any unclaimed items will be donated to charity after next week.

BABYSITTING

Our current GAP students are keen to offer their babysitting services or to help with events such as birthday parties.  Their numbers can be obtained from Reception.

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