Headmaster’s Roundup 21 April 2016

Dear Parents

I am very excited that this week we have received the RSM Chronicle cataloguing the amazing range of activities that went on last term. A huge thanks goes to Mrs Wright who is currently our editor. She has done a fantastic job producing this edition. I hope you all enjoy reading it.

It has been an exciting week for various different classes, particularly Kindergarten who not only had Dr Vohra visiting to talk about ‘doctors as people who help us’ but they also had a great scientific experiment afternoon with some hilarious results.

Half of Year 5 visited the Roald Dahl museum this week and really enjoyed themselves, learning new and fascinating facts about this remarkable author. The rest of the year group will go next week. Then on Wednesday Year 4 had their first habitat visit, picking a perfect sunny day for this outing. Thanks go to all the teachers for planning these fun days.

Our thinking skill for the half term is ‘Persistence’ and we are particularly focusing on never giving up, trying our hardest and keeping on going even when things are tough. We are also emphasising to the children that there is no such thing as being a failure. Yes we will sometimes fail in things that we try to do, but this doesn’t matter because it is how we learn and grow in our understanding. To help to understand this concept, ‘NoNo’ the giver-upper, (played by Mrs Freeman) and ‘KoKo’ the keep on keeping on-er, (played by Mrs MacPherson) were our two special guests in Assembly on Monday morning helping the Upper School children to remember that persistence and never giving up is the key to success and to satisfaction in life.

This week we welcomed a new member of staff to the Early Years Department, Gemma Loraine joins us as a teaching assistant.

And finally, we would like to wish Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II a very happy 90th birthday. We will be holding a celebration at RSM closer to her official birthday, on 6th June.

Marcus Culverwell

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