Golden Book
The following all received Golden Awards this week. In Year 3: Tabitha, for really challenging herself to improve the quality (& neatness!) of her writing and Cecily, for always giving 100%, always polite & helpful and being a great role model. Deer Class were swimming. In Year 4: Digby, for pushing himself in his writing and producing pieces of an excellent standard and Jasper, for a phenomenal improvement in handwriting. Stoat Class were swimming. In Year 5: Kavin, for his superlative work in his written tasks; wonderful writing - well done! Also, Charlie, for a great summary of the book using evidence from the text. In Year 6, Alicia, for being an ‘always’ girl; her effort is always consistently outstanding: Lucy, for demonstrating positive learning behaviour, being an outstanding talk partner and trying her best and Oliver J, for his amazing enthusiasm and improvement in RE day.

Congratulations to Dormouse Class, this week’s winners of the ‘Shell Award’. They will receive some additional free-time at the end of the week. All Year 4 will be able to go on the bank at break and lunchtime on Friday.

Accelerated Reader Challenge
Congratulations to Ami, in Fox Class, who has read the most words – 803,567: Amelie, in Dormouse Class, has achieved the most quizzes with 100% and Kestrel Class, Year 6, have read the most words as a class – 3,843,718. Miss Stock announced that everyone in the class with the highest overall word count at the end of the term will receive a voucher for a free one hour session at Jump In!

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 – Osprey Class. The class with the highest average number of points per pupil was also Osprey Class, for the second week running – well done Osprey.

Girls Basketball
On Wednesday 27th November St James Girls Basketball Team played in a tournament. We played 3 matches in the group stage and won all of them, by at least 10 goals. We then played another 4 matches and won all of those too. The final was the toughest match, it was against Claremont and although the match was evenly balanced, we won 16-5. Thank you to Mrs Moriarty for driving us there, also to Mr Hodges and Cliff for coaching and supporting us. Team: Fran, Kitty, Lydia, Charlotte, Evie, Ashley and Megan. Report by Fran, Kitty and Lydia. Mr Hodges reported that the team played really well.

Many congratulations to Kavin, Year 5, who took part in the British Tamil Badminton Federation competition in London recently. He won the U11 singles, winning gold. He and his partner won silver in the U13 doubles and he also won bronze in the U13 singles.

Girls Football v St Matthews
On Friday 22nd November the St. James’ Girls Football Team played against St. Matthews, it was getting dark and was very muddy! We started well, gaining an early goal and soon after scored a second goal. In the second half St. Matthews had some great shots. The final score was 2-0 to us. Team: Fran, Kitty, Lydia, Charlotte, Leah, Isabella & Eleanor. Report by Fran, Kitty & Lydia.