The weeks are moving swiftly and we are now looking towards our Martinmas celebrations. Our younger classes have been learning about St Martin and his kindness towards the beggar with whom he shared his cloak to keep out the wintry cold.
According to folklore, if the weather is warm on St Martin’s Day, then a harsh winter will follow. Conversely, if the weather at Martinmas is icy, then by Christmas it will be much warmer:
‘If ducks do slide at Martinmas
At Christmas they will swim;
If ducks do swim at Martinmas
At Christmas they will slide.
Ice before Martinmas,
Enough to bear a duck.
The rest of winter,
Is sure to be but muck!’
I'm not sure which would be my preference, but it will be interesting to see if this measure stands the test of time this year.
Warmest Martinmas wishes to you all,
Reporting your child's absence
To report a child as absent due to illness, please either email [email protected] or call 01342 822275 and choose option 1 by 08:30. Alternatively, you can leave a message in Reception. Please copy in your child's class teacher so that they are also aware of the absence.
Please also remind your children to report to Reception to sign in if they arrive to School late.
The Malambanone Tree is a tale set in the plains of South Africa that features themes of adventure, love & magic. Salani is a handsome young man who sets out with the task of acquiring the Membe Medicine.
Will he prevail?
Please come and join us for our Eurythmy play, performed by Cla...
Drop-in Parent Bothmer conscious movement and games sessions are back on Wednesday mornings 8.20-9am. No experience necessary. Please feel free to come along. We sign in, meet and gather at Reception before moving to the gym. Hope to see you there. Best Wishes, The Gym Team
Not to be overshadowed by some of our more magnificent mature trees, the Class 12 tree glade has given us some wonderful autumn colour this year. The flame red cherry in the foreground, which was a gift from Mrs King, is a perfect example. With their new estate-style tree guards keeping them safe from the deer, they will look great for years to come.
Tiernan of Class 12 was awarded a gold certificate in the Senior Mathematical Challenge, which took place last month, after answering questions such as the following:
Each of the four people is either telling the truth or lying. Assume first that Wenlu is telling the truth, then Xander is lying, which implies that Yasser is telling the truth, which finally implies that Zoe is also telling the truth. In this case, 3 people are telling the truth. Now assume that Wenlu is lying. Therefore, Xander is telling the truth that Yasser is lying and, finally, Zoe is also lying. In this case, only 1 person tells the truth.
In both cases, all four statements are consistent with each other.
On Sunday, Trustees Tali Michaels and Daniel Jones will be attending the Service of Remembrance at Holy Trinity Church in Forest Row on behalf of the school. They will be joining representatives from other local schools in laying a wreath at the War Memorial for Michael Hall beforehand.
The ceremony begins at 10:30am.
Family of 4 looking for a rural place to rent not far from the village max 20/25 min drive from the school. Our boys go to class 1 and 2 my partner is a builder and carpenter and I work with children at Tablehurst Farm. We have a few chickens and ducks and love gardening and farming. If you know of somewhere available for us we are looking to move as soon as possible or in the next couple of months! Please contact Emi 07485724813 or Ben 07487701805, Please pass this message on for us, Thank you so much for your help!
On the 17th & 18th November - Garnering 4 Star reviews at The Edinburgh Fringe this summer - alumna of Michael Hall, singer songwriter and Creative Director, Sadie Jemmett, is bringing her musical and moving show, performed by the renowned Footsbarn Theatre, to the magical venue of Wilton's Music Hall. Discounts available for groups!
'...She discovers a courage she never knew she had…An alternative Panto and a magical Fairy Tale for young and old...' Broadway World
'...the way theatre ought to be delivered: with care and respect. From them, we could learn a great deal.’ The British Theatre Guide