Golden Book
The following all received Golden Awards this week. In Year 3: Ami, for her super impressive writing in her myth: Faith, for her fantastic myth and George, for starting 2020 with a calm and focused attitude to his learning. In Year 4: Amelie B, for her improvement in reading: Harry, for his fantastic writing in role this week and Aurora, for including fronted adverbials in her descriptive writing. In Year 5: Tilly, for her thoughtful image showing her understanding of the Christian God: Hardy, for his application in English; thinking carefully about his writing and achieving well and Ellis, for her perseverance in Maths this term. In Year 6: Nathan, for his improved attitude applying himself to learning; being a good team member and being polite: Alexis, for always showing enthusiasm in his learning and making good progress in his reading and Alfie L, for being a wonderful learning partner and producing some fantastic Top Trumps for topic

Shell Award
Congratulations to Vole Class, this week’s winners of the ‘Shell Award. They will receive some additional free-time at the end of the week. All Year 3 will be able to go on the bank at break and lunchtime on Friday.

Accelerated Reader Challenge
Congratulations to Eleanor, in Osprey Class, who has read the most words 893,426: Ashley, in Dormouse Class has achieved the most quizzes with 100%, and Dormouse Class, have read the most words as a class, 2,717,278 words.

Times Tables Rock Stars Challenge
Maths challenge across KS2, with a display on the top corridor, with two challenges for all pupils to take part in. Speed at answering questions, an average across the class Badger Class. The class with the highest average number of points per pupil was also Badger Class.

House Points
The weekly House Points were announced, with Calverley gaining the most points this week. However, over the whole term, the winners are Dunorlan, with 3,602 points. As a reward, all pupils in Dunorlan will be able to wear their own clothes to school on Monday.

Green Team
Everyone has been thinking their impact on the environment. Classes are more aware of saving energy and turning lights and electrical devices off when they are not in the room, also recycling paper and using it as draft or scrap paper. The ‘Green Team’, which consists of a member from each class across KS2, check classrooms every day and each week the totals of ‘green’ tokens are counted up. This week’s winners are Deer Class – well done!

Flute Grades
Congratulations to Cerys and Iris, both in Year 5, have recently achieved their Flute Grade 3 award, Cerys passed with merit. Lily Y, also in Year 5, has passed Grade 1 with merit.

Congratulations to Amin, in Year 3, who took part in a chess competition at the end of last term, it was his first competition and he enjoyed playing and proudly showed his medal for taking part.

Netball A Team
On Tuesday 21st January St. James Netball A Team went to play some matches at SKA. Our first match was against Southborough and we got off to a speedy start. We scored some great goals, but none were more amazing than Sophie’s goal, which was scored mid stride. By the end of the match, the score was 12-1 to us. Sophie got ‘Player of the Match’ award. Our next opponents were St. Johns; we were trying our best to intercept the ball and keep them away from the goal. At the end of the game the score was 16-0. ‘Player of the Match’ was Joe. Thank you to Miss Gibson for coaching us, Mrs Moriarty for driving us and all the parents who came along to support us. Team: Bryony, Eleanor, Hollie, Joe, Niamh, Ollie & Sophie. Report by: Bryony & Sophie.

Football B Team
On Thursday 16th January, the boys football B team played a match against Southborough B Team. We started off really well; in the first seconds of the match Joe passed the ball to Hardy, who passed to Mohammed who scored a great goal into the back of the net. We had many chances until it was a corner. Joe took the corner, heading the ball to Mohammed, who it with this foot into the goal. At half-time the score was 2-0 to us. In the second half, Southborough scored a great quick goal. We got close shots and near the end of the game, Joe scored a goal. The final score was 3-1 to us. Thank you to Mr Hodges for coaching us and all the parents who supported us, we had a great time. Mr Hodges reported the boys had played really well as a team. Team: Jenson, Rory, Ibrahim, Max, Joe, Spencer, Hardy & Mohammad. Report by: Joe & Ibrahim.

Girls Football Tournament
On Saturday 18th January, the Girls Football Team went to play in a tournament at Thamesmead. Our first match we drew, everyone played well. The next match was against the team in blue; we started of well and scored 2 goals. The final score was 2-0 to us. In the next game, we played the purple team, who were very good, but we still managed to win 1-0. In the next match we played the light blue team and drew 0-0. We finished top of our group and were through to the semi-finals. In the semi-final we dew 1-1, so the match went to extra time, but still no-one scored so the match went to penalties. The first one went to us, but the one for them went in too. Then we missed, but so did they. We got the next penalty and so did they, so the match went to sudden death, but unfortunately, we lost. Thank you to Mr Hodges coaching us all the way to the final and the parents for supporting us, we all had a great time. Mr Hodges reported the teams had all reached the Kent finals and played to a very high standard. He was very proud of the girls, who he said were fantastic, and as disappointed as they were with the final score.