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THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM

Friday 4th February, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM RICK

A MESSAGE FROM KATHERINE

Dear parents, 

Well, I had no idea that my newsletter last week would spark such a conversation! So, it turns out that the person who wrote the Sticky Stick song is an Old Frenshamian (Diggy Hicks Little) and her husband, Sandar Jones, was an Assistant Director and the woof of Duggee is also an OF! What a small world it is and how lovely it is to know that our Frensham students move into such varied paths when they grow up and bring joy to others. I do hope you still have it stuck in your heads, it is a real ear worm! 

On a sadder note, we are saying goodbye to Ceri Ince next week. She has been part of the Frensham staff as a Teaching Assistant since Summer 2018. Ceri is a kind, patient and supportive member of staff for our children and staff. She has nurtured so many of the children through the Junior School and we are very sad to see her go. Ceri is leaving to have more time with her training to be a specialist teacher to support children with SEND needs particularly Dyslexia, which is close to Ceri’s heart. We wish Ceri well in her studies and we will all miss her when she leaves Frensham on Wednesday.  

Parents’ evening for Reception to Year 6 is on Thursday 24th February and you can book a slot with the class teacher to discuss your child. For those in Year 3-6 you will also have the chance to also meet with your child’s specialist teachers if you would like to. If your child has Extra Maths or English with Jocelyn or Kelly, you will be able to book time with them too. Kelly will happily meet with any parents who have any questions about Support for Learning. Liv will email next week to explain how to book into your preferred slots, and this will all be done on your child’s Teams account.    

Lastly, we have a Christmas present swap to get sorted for the parents in the Junior School. With covid numbers fluctuating in the Junior School we have held off until now to make this happen. We will be sorting the logistics with FoF next week and we will let any families who are new or who were unable to bring a present in last time the chance to go shopping over the holiday and bring one/two in after half term. Our aim is for the swap to take place at the end of the first week back after half term.  

Next week is Children’s Mental Health Week so watch out for lots of lovely things to be shared in the next Newsletter.  

Have a lovely weekend, 

Katherine  

 

SCHOOL MESSAGES

STAFF CONFERENCE - MONDAY FEBRUARY 21ST

Please remember that after half term, classes do not begin until Tuesday February 22nd - boarders return evening of Monday February 21st.

Junior School Parents 

Please click on the link below to access a Sway communication which details the launch and thinking behind our new Junior School Learning Charters and ATL process. 

SCL HALF-TERM HOLIDAY CAMP 

SCL will be holding their holiday camp at Frensham Heights over half-term. Click below for their flyer.. 

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Science Fair 2022 - March 28th-30th 2022
Open to students in Years 7, 8 and 9
A science fair is an opportunity to investigate a science topic or question of your own choosing and then to present your findings for everyone to see.  It is a physical presentation and is set up in room or hall along with everyone else’s.  Judges give prizes for the best presentations.

Find out more and sign up below.

Junior School Parent Reps

Parent Voice (formerly the Parents Committee) have now appointed our two new Junior School reps. Thank you to everyone who came forward and they look forward to welcoming the new reps properly next week. 

World Book Day

World Book Day is fast approaching us! On Thursday 3rd March, we invite the Senior School community to dust off their Regency dress and enter into the spirit of the day. Our morning talk is from Dr Kim Simpson, who has been the Postdoctoral Fellow at Chawton House since 2016, a post shared between the library and the English Department at the University of Southampton. She will be embracing all things Jane Austen and the social etiquette of the time, but the Regency period is much more than just Mr Darcy! It was the time of the Napoleonic wars, the writing of Shelley’s Frankenstein, the founding of the Astronomical Society, the work of Elizabeth Fry, the founding of Singapore by Raffles… the list goes on!

‘So if Bridgerton, bonnets, breeches or bows are your style

Take a turn round the room in your Regency attire!’

We look forward to seeing you all embracing the spirit!

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Junior Bake Off

Junior Bake Off have recently opened applications for their 8th series: a Channel 4 programme that celebrates the culinary talent and ambition of the younger generation in Britain. 

They are looking for young budding bakers between 9-12 years old.

Filming would take place from July 2022, but our applications close on Sunday 13th March 2022.

Interested bakers can apply online at - www.applyforjuniorbakeoff.co.uk

Calling all potential poets - Farnham needs you!

Write a poem for Farnham and be in with a chance of winning £25!

Could you write a poem about Farnham – what you like about the town, your favourite places and things, what it means to you? If so, enter theFarnham Literary Festival’s new Poetry Competition which the parish is running, and you could win a prize of £25 or £10 for a runner up. Shortlisted entrants will be invited to our poetry evening on March 12th at St Mark’s Church, Upper Hale. 

There’s a competition for under-16s and an adultone. The under-16s poetry will be judged by poet Coral Rumble and the adult one by poet Ellora Sutton.

All you have to do is write your poem about Farnham and send it topoetry@badshotleaandhale.org or by post to Poetry, St Mark’s Church and Community Centre, Alma Lane, Farnham, GU9 0LT to reach us by Monday, February 14th at 5pm.

Please send your poems typed and double-spaced.

Have fun and good luck!                                                                     

You can find out more about the Farnham Literary Festival here: https://farnhamliteraryfestival.co.uk/

 

MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

You’ll have the choice of being seated at a table for a picnic as part of the woodland scenario, or in the gallery seating upstairs where you can observe the events of this very unusual night!

Tickets are still available for Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

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THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM

 

MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

The Senior School Production opening night was an overwhelming success. Here's just a few comments from the audience:

 

"Just to say MSND was truly wonderful last night, the best first night I have ever seen at your theatre, it was so good."

 

"Wow!wow! Wow! Congratulations to the entire cast you were all simply amazing . From the fairy lights outside, to the amazing woodland walk, fantastic seating, scenery, props and actors who were exceptional! What a fantastic night . What a credit you all are to Frensham Heights."

 

"I came to see MND this evening and it was wonderful. From the moment you leave the car park and see the festoon lights outside you really are in the ‘fairy zone’. The auditorium looked fantastic. What a great job."

There are still tickets for Friday night and the Saturday matinee - book here.

YEAR 9 ART

This week, Year 9 have been tackling a huge collaborative piece. Working in groups, they are considering the way Antony Gormley expresses the human experience.

TONGA TSUNAMI FUNDRAISING

This Thursday during Morning Talk and PSHE classes, our students discussed the devastating Tonga Tsunami. Many of you will have read about the Tonga Tsunami on the news. Angela Glover, one of the 3 people that lost their lives, was a friend of Frensham Heights family the Allgroves.

"Angela was a passionate aid worker, who set up TAWS (Tonga Animal Welfare Society) with her husband. TAWS protects, cares for and re-homes animals (particularly dogs) on the island, as well as educating the Island’s population in animal care. Angela was actually trying to save her 5 rescue dogs from the Tsunami when she lost her life, managing to save 3 of them in the process. Angela was a selfless person, whose main passion was to help others and it is our hope that we can help keep her legacy alive by raising funds for both TAWS and the people of Tonga."

The charity committee held a treat stall at break time on Thursday to raise funds, but if you would like to make further donations, please follow the links below:

Animals -  TAWS GoFundMe page 

Children - https://www.unicef.org.uk/donate/donate-and-help-protect-children-in-tonga/

 

Tonga and surrounding islands have been devastated by the volcano, tsunami, and continuous earthquakes. We hope we can spend a moment thinking of the people and animals of Tonga.

- Frensham Charity Partnerships Committee

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GREENPOWER CAR PROJECT 

Session 1: Thursday 27th January 2022 

 

Last week we met for the first time as a team! We introduced ourselves, our roles and went over details about the car and the four races we will be competing in. We all had to write a letter of application to join the Greenpower team and express roles we’d be interested in. After Giles had read our applications, we were contacted by letter to congratulate us and give details about the races and the first ECA!  

 

The roles are as follows:  

Sam (12BJH): Sixth Form Mentor (Previous Greenpower Driver)  

Rafi (7JPB): Communications 

Theo (7SVC): Principal Engineer 

Leopold (8TJJ): Engineer 

Callie (7SVC): Media 

George (9JTE): Y9 Mentor / Engineer  

Negu (7JPB): Communications 

Linus (7SVC): Engineer 

Olivia (7JPB): Team Leader  

Edward (7BWK): Engineer 

George (7SVC): Engineer 

Alex (7BWK): Data Analysist  

 

The races we’re entering this season: 

 

Sunday 8th May 2022 – Goodwood Motor Circuit 

Sunday 19th June 2022 – Lotus Test Track 

Sunday 11th September 2022 – Castle Combe Motor Circuit 

Sunday 18th September 2022 – Dunsfold Aerodrome (Top Gear Test Track) 

 

Everyone tried on racing helmets and racing suits as we’ll all get the chance to drive the car when it is completed. We then set to work scraping the remnants of gorilla tape off the car from the previous season. The car had been stripped back ready for us but needed cleaning before we start to assemble it. Next week we will make a plan of assembly and improve on what was done last season! 

 

Some of the things we discussed and learned about in the session were: Aerodynamics, weight reduction, gearing, motor cooling, battery care, and driving styles/driving lines.  

 

Here is a picture of the car as it is now, we’re really looking forward to putting it together!  

Written by Callie (7SVC)

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YEAR 4 DT

Group 2 produced AMAZING Anderson Shelters in DT - linking to our topic of WW2. They did thorough designs, gathered all the materials needed and then either worked in pairs or individually to created their masterpieces!