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It cannot be 7 days since I last wrote one of these!!  I have that sense where it feels as if nothing has happened and yet so much has been across my desk and through my mind.

One of the best parts of this week has been my visits to some classes.  I was in Year 1 for a Supersonic Phonics session, remembering my actions for various sound combinations and decoding some CVCC words.  In Year 8 history we were considering whether country borders are set more by geography or history? A Year 3 session with Fr Mark about Candlemas was enlightening (thank you!) and in Year 7 maths we were converting between mixed numbers and top heavy fractions.

Another highlight was this morning’s Pre-Prep Open Day where the children in Year 2 were fabulous representatives through a group song and several older ones who have been with us from way back in the youngest years, took some parents around. It was a happy and upbeat event.

There has been a good amount of music this week with most of it being off site at the Taunton Music Festival. Well done to all who have been performing.  Next week we have a chance to listen to them ourselves as there is a concert on Tuesday night which will feature the orchestra, choirs, ensembles and several soloists.  Do come along if you can – 6pm in the Arts Centre.

Then on Thursday night we have the sold out Friends Quiz Night and I know the crew have been working hard to prepare. No doubt this will be another great fun evening where there is equally no doubt that unanticipated shortcomings in our knowledge will be exposed. There is a teachers’ team, I see, and one member was heard today saying: “I’ll be fine as long as there’s lots of Disney in there!” Let’s hope the Chief Pelican is reading this.

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