Weekly Bulletin w/e 06/02/2014

Language Links with Schools in France

Year 8 students with New Year greetings from their friends at St. Joseph’s
school in Sémur en Auxois, France. Year 8, looking to the arrival of warmer weather, are replying with their recommendations for holiday destinations in the UK.

Year 6 reading New Year greetings cards from pupils at Voussac school in France, along with thank-you letters for the Christmas tree decorations we sent them.

Mrs Ives

Year 4's Archimedes Assembly

On Wednesday Year 4 proudly presented their assembly on Archimedes. They acted out the story of how Archimedes had discovered the theory of displacement when he was in his bath: it was his Eureka moment! They then performed a practical demonstration of this, using a rock, water and a Eureka cup!
Mrs Lock

What has been happening in the Nursery?

For the past few weeks we have had a winter theme in the nursery. We have been learning about penguins and their habitats. The children have been inspired to research and get creative, looking at clips of penguin behaviour on the Internet and using this information to enhance activities.

We have built ice mountains, created collage of icebergs, icicle pictures, a 3D penguin colony and made woolly hats for penguins to name a few activities!

Simultaneously, we have changed our role play area into a health centre after being inspired by our trip to Little Street.

Mrs Ragless

Art Stars

Well done to Felix and Daisy for their exceptional acrylic work!

Mr Watson

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Sports News

U13s Rugby

The Under 13s had a titanic struggle with Belmont on Wednesday. It was not a game for the faint hearted as each team battled away to try to establish superiority. We fielded a team without our two talismanic leaders, Harry and Connor, and in their stead Henry led the team, setting the standard with some powerful runs and scything tackles, leading us to a 12 – 5 victory . The front row stood out on this occasion with their aggressive loose play, and solid scrummaging. Matthew seemed to be at the coalface of much of what was going on, and Theo and Blake showed guts and determination in scoring our two tries. Luca showed some touches of class, and both he and Andrew were fearless in the tackle. Well done to the whole team.

Mr Macdonald

Music News

Well done to all those who have auditioned so far for House Music. There have been over 50 entries for the solo and ensemble categories! It’s great to see the enthusiasm and hear the practise going into these pieces. There are still a few Senior School entries to be heard and then those who have made it through to the semi-final (which will be held the week after half-term) will find out next week.

Tickets for Glive are available through the school. Please email me at n.rye@dukeofkentschool.org.uk letting me know how many you would like. They are £12.50 each and the cost will be added to the end of term bill. The line-up this year will feature both senior and junior chamber choirs, our new ‘rock’ choir, the four part a capella vocal group, the Ukes of Kent, percussion group, and a variety of solo and ensemble acts. It has also just been confirmed that the final act of the whole concert this year will feature members of the celebrated Military Wives Choir, so do please come and support the school for what will certainly be an eclectic and entertaining evening. For more information visit the G-Live page: http://tinyurl.com/pujfuvx

Ukes of Kent

The Ukes of Kent practising ‘The Lion Sings Tonight.’

Ukulele Club goes from strength to strength with 28 members, including Mrs. Ives! We are working hard towards our debut at GLive so keep practising those chord changes!

Mr Rye

Pre-prep Stars of the Week

Year 2 

Jed for excellent work in Topic using books and the internet for research on Supernovas. Also for a consistently positive approach to all aspects of school.

Year 1 

Scarlett for fabulous progress in reading and writing.


Rollo for a beautiful treasure map and for always being polite.


Mia S-N for settling into Nursery so brilliantly, developing independence and working well as part of a team with her friends. 

Henry H for settling into Nursery so well and for developing independence when getting dressed and for his all round enthusiasm in class.


Save the Date!

PADoK Quiz Night

Friday 20th March, 8pm

Tickets on sale after half-term.

Sarah Trotman, PADoK Chair