Golden Book
Congratulations to the following, who have all received Golden Awards this week. In Year 3: Tyler, for a really positive change in attitude over the past few weeks: Isla-Mae, for always smiling and having a go at everything and Holly R, for being so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about our topic this term. In Year 4: Arthur, for his excellent acting on Victorian Day! Louis, for his positive attitude in all his learning and Lucy H, for a great positive attitude and participation on Victorian Day. In Year 5: Sam E, for showing extraordinary general knowledge on Victorian Day: Max B, for his excellent contributions on Victorian Day – great role play, and Harry C, for his perseverance in art and English. In Year 6: Avin, for always pushing himself to do his very best and being a great teacher: Ollie, for his amazing contributions to the class success in Times Tables Rockstar’s and Martha, for always producing beautiful work and working collaboratively with the Year 3’s. Carried over from last term: Cleo, in Year 3, for being hardworking, super helpful and producing a fantastic booklet about Victorian school life: Valerie, in Year 4, for her fabulous retelling of the story – King of the Sky and Emily P, for being a helpful supportive talk-partner and in Year 5, Cerys, for her excellent writing in role. Her writing was amazing using lots of ideas from the text.

Shell Award
This week’s clear winners of the Shell Award, are Osprey Class. They will receive some additional free-time at the end of the week and all Year 6 will be able to go on the bank at break and lunch-time on Friday – weather permitting.

Accelerated Reader Challenge
Congratulations to Leon, in Year 5, who has read the most words, 254,629: James C, in Year 3, has achieved the most quizzes with 100% and Kestrel Class, Year 6, have read the most words as a class – 840,581.

Times Tables Rock Stars Challenge
A new 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 – Kestrel Class. The class with the highest average number of points per pupil was also Kestrel Class.

Netball ‘A’ Team v Hilden Oaks
On Wednesday 30th October St James Netball A Team went to play Hilden Oaks in Tonbridge. At the start of the match the gap between goals was tight, but in the second quarter, we managed to get ahead. We continued to play well until the end of the match, which we won 25 – 11. Hilden Oaks invited us join them for sandwiches and cakes, which were delicious. Thank you, Mrs Simkins for driving us, and Miss Gibson for coaching us, we all had a brilliant time. Miss Gibson reported the team played with great speed, accuracy and catching and that they were great ambassadors. Team: Niamh, Bryony, Eleanor, Sophie, Issy, Joe and Ollie. Report by: Bryony.

Swimming – Learn to Swim
Congratulations to Hibah, in Year 4, who has gained her Learn to Swim Level 4; she had to demonstrate different strokes and skills.