Form V

Henry Moore Foundation

We spent a lovely sunny day at the Henry Moore foundation learning about the artist and his works. One of the highlights was a chance to view an exhibition of his drawings. We were particularly keen to see his drawings made during his time as a war artist. The girls had a guided tour around …

Cranedale Trip

The girls in Form V enjoyed a wonderful week at the Cranedale Centre in North Yorkshire at the end of May.  Activities included orienteering, birdwatching on the cliffs, rock pool scavenge, stream dipping and river observations, exploring the moors and games.  We learnt about rock formations and adaptations of animals and plants to habitats.  We …

The Secret Life of Form V: Chapter 2

written by Bea, Hannah, Maeve and Molly Last Friday, Form V travelled to Hatfield House.  We saw an original painting of Queen Elizabeth I.  In the painting she looked sixteen years old but she was actually sixty seven!  One of the hallways in Hatfield House was used as Veruca Salts’ home in the film of …

Hatfield House Trip

We had a lovely day at Hatfield House. The day began with a quick photo shoot under the amazing wisteria growing near to the Palace. We then had a tour of the house. We sat at the banqueting table in the Great Hall an saw the Rainbow Portrait of Queen Elizabeth 1. On our way …

The Secret Life of Form V: Chapter 1

Written by Lenae, Freya, Alais and Alice This week, Form V struggled through the wilderness of the maths challenge and the canyons of spelling and grammar. The exams of doom towered over us and we all wished that we had revised a bit more. In Drama, we practised our short Form V plays, but we …

RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch 2019

Inspired by some beautiful mindful colouring of British Birds, Form V signed up to the RSPB’s Big School’s Birdwatch 2019. Despite the foggy weather last week, Form V happily turned into conservation scientists to help track the number of birds in the area.  Pigeons, blackbirds, robins, tits, magpies, crows and starlings were all spotted in …

Holly and Ivy Christmas Wreaths

Working from life, the girls used water colours to create these lovely Christmas wreaths. We used just the paints – no pencil drawing at all. I thought they all did a wonderful job.

Houses of Parliament

As part of delivering our PSHCE curriculum, Forms IV and V spent a very enjoyable and interesting day last week at the Houses of Parliament.  We had a fascinating tour, which included the House of Commons, the House of Lords, the Members’ Lobby and Westminster Hall and we learnt all about how Parliament works. Afterwards, …

Form V Outdoor Learning

Form V had an afternoon of adventure making shelters as part of their new outdoor curriculum.  The girls will be having plenty of fun over the next few weeks including fire lighting and cooking outside, linking their studies with Tudor life.