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Lower School Reading Week

Lower School Poetry Recital

The standard of this year’s finalists was certainly impressive. All of the competitors showed great confidence and are to be commended for their expressive delivery and enjoyable performances. There was a great selection of poems. Special mention goes to Louis Silver, Winner of Year 4, who had written his own poem in honour of his grandma. She would have been very proud of his sensitive and controlled delivery. Well done to all of the finalists for an amazing morning.

Year 3

1st place: Katie Gill

2nd place: Yasmine Zine El Abidine

3rd place: Perdita Orton


Year 4

1st place: Louis Silver

2nd place: Emily Tannenbaum

3rd place: Luca Russell

Highly Commended: Daniel Hendrikx


Year 5

1st place Avnish Mahan

2nd place  Lucia Zaniboni

3rd place Maisie Green

Josh Lacey Author Visit 

This year we were lucky enough to start off our Reading Week with a visit from the author Josh Lacey, writer of the entertaining and humorous Dragonsitter and A Dog called Grk series. He spoke to all of Lower School and the children listened intently as he read extracts from his books, spoke about what inspires him and gave a few important tips on writing stories. He also led a series of workshops in English lessons. Lower School were keen to ask questions and proved to be an excellent audience. Some of the children were also able to buy signed copies of his books. It was a great way to start off the week.

Lower School  World Book Day

The costumes certainly did not disappoint this year. As always, despite the Beast from the East, the children and staff in Lower School entered into the spirit of the day. Thank you especially to all you parents who put such effort into the costumes and if you were able to watch our parade you would have seen such a range of colourful characters. Days like these are always so memorable and such fun for the children. It hopefully encourages them to think about all the wonderful stories and adventures to be found in books. As Dr Seuss said “ The more you read, the more you know. The more you know, the more places you’ll go.”

The list of winners for each year group are as follows:

Year 3 1st: Lucy Donald- Charlotte’s Web
2nd: Iris Iacovou- Mrs Tiggy Winkle
3rd: Charlie Scott- Henry VIII from Horrible Histories
Highly Commended: Yasmine El Zine – Saucepan man from the Faraway Tree
Year 4 1st: Xenia Bobroff- Violet Beauregarde
2nd: Raphael Shmuel- Captain Underpants
3rd: Luca Russell- Xar, The Wizards of Once
Highly Commended: Ruben Alonso- Boy in a Dress, Lucy Roughton- Pippi Longstocking
Year 5 1st: Zakariya Syed- Mr Stink
2nd: Kiyan Ismail- Skellig
3rd: Jessica Townley- Gangsta Granny
Highly Commended: Francesco Caielli- Zeus, Alexa Hoile- Gangsta Granny