The girls worked effectively in their pairs and small groups to make a bridge which will eventually be tested against destruction so that they can learn about different forces working on the structure. They ensured that their wood designs were measured and sawed as precisely as possible and had a great time doing so!
Looks like we have some budding engineers on our hands...
Reception went on a journey around the Junior school this afternoon in search of their good moods...
With their new topic of 'Feelings' in full flow, the Reception girls set off on a Good Mood Hunt (based on the book they've been reading) where they found lots of items on their journey to help transform their not so good mood into a good one!Their angry faces were transformed into happy ones when they finally reached Head, Miss Mitchell's office!
Junior Book Club girls take part in Royal Society Book Prize
Our Year 5 & 6 Book Club group have been very busy since the start of term, judging a variety of fantastic Science books for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize.
The girls were chosen as a judging panel and received six brilliant science books that they had the chance to read at their weekly club and then judge as a group. After much deliberation, the girls narrowed it down with their top three as follows:
1st Place:Scientist Academy by Essi Kimpimaki and Steve Martin 2nd Place: Optical Illusions by Gianni Sarcone and Marie Jo Waeber 3rd Place:Dinosaur Atlas by Anne Rooney Take a look at the Senior WHS judging panel submission.
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Hannah in Year 5 becomes U10 National Tennis champion!
Congratulations to Hannah in Year 5 who received an invitation from the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) at the beginning of August to attend the U12 South East regional training, starting in September!
Over the summer, Hannah became the U10 National Champion by winning the U10 National Finals (even though she is still only 9 and all the other girls competing were 10 turning 11!) Fantastic news, well done!
Juniors create 'Money Trail' for Great Ormond Street Hospital
On Wednesday 13th June, girls in the Wimbledon High Junior school created a ‘Money line’ raising cash for the ‘Chloe Mansfield Fund.’
On Wednesday 13th June, girls in the Junior school created a ‘Money line’ raising cash for the ‘Chloe Mansfield Fund.’
The girls created a line of money 200 metres long, which is a fantastic achievement. The monies raised will go towards funding the installation of artwork on the windows in the Intensive Care Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Sophie Mansfield in Year 3 and her family are especially grateful to Mia, Bea, Val, Dilly, Pola and Nadia in Year 5, for showing such impressive initiative and organising the event.
Year 3 are given Top Tennis Tips with Judy Murray!
On Thursday, 12 girls in Year 3 had the chance to take part in a very special training session with Judy Murray at Southbank.
The girls had a fantastic day at 'Tennis on the Thames' and had the chance to experience an hour long coaching session with Judy Murray. She gave them each a signed t-shirt and a ball to take away with them. We then had a wander round the WTA exhibition and had a picnic lunch whilst Monica Seles and Samantha Stosur were being interviewed. To top off a great day, each girl had a go at hitting the pinata for a tub of Haagen-Dazs ice cream. The girls have come back with a real spring in their step and are excited for Wimbledon Tennis next week!
It has been a really musical week for the Wimbledon High Junior School...
Monday saw four professional musicians (Blues and Roots ensemble) spend a day with Year 6 in a Jazz workshop. Year 6 worked all day to prepare three short pieces which they performed alongside the Jazz ensemble.They learnt that Jazz began in New Orleans with Jelly Roll Morton at the turn of the last century and how 12 bar blues works, how to improvise over a bass and were able to demonstrate some body percussion techniques. Wednesday saw the first ever wind band workshop. Girls from across KS2 attended and spent the afternoon putting together some pieces from scratch and then went onto perform them as part of the Summer Soiree on Thursday evening. This was a great success and all girls from all ensembles performed really well.
Wimbledon High Junior girls qualify for Chess Gigafinals!
Well done to Ava, Bibi, Esme, Holly, Meilin, Elizabeth and Teresa for their fantastic achievements at the Chess Megafinals in Richmond on Wednesday 6th June.
Holly scored 4 points and Teresa and Bibi scored 3,5 meaning that they have qualified for the Gigafinals! Ava and Esme were close with 3 and 2 points, so well done girls! And a huge well done to Meilin who qualified in third place for U7. Elizabeth had an amazing result in her competition at Sandown and has also qualified for the Gigafinals.
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