Junior School Life
When I arrive at school, I go to my locker to put my things away. I take whatever I need into the classroom and then choose my new reading book. After the register, I am ready to start my day. On Mondays and Thursdays, I go to the hall with all the other boys in the Junior School. We always sing a song and have assembly. We also find out which two boys from each class have won the special mention certificates. Sometimes, instead of an assembly, we pair up and share books for DEAR (Drop Everything And Read). We have lessons in the morning before having a snack and playing with our friends outside in the playground. Then we have more lessons before lunchtime.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
While reception and Year 1 enjoy their lunch, Years 2 and 3 have full run of the playground. There is loads of stuff to play with. My favourite things to do are play football or build with the Lego blocks at the giant Lego station. At 12.30, it is our turn for lunch and Reception and Year 1 get to play. We line up and choose what we would like to eat. Sometimes, at Tower House, we have special lunches. I liked eating plantains on Caribbean day and trying brie at our dejeuner Français. Once we have finished eating, Reception goes to their special playground where they have a pirate ship and a garden to tend. We join our friends in Year 1 in the big playground.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
At Tower House, every afternoon is different. From History, Science or Geography lessons to swimming and Games at the Bank of England sports grounds, music in the hall or Art in the studio, we always have plenty to do. I’m looking forward to being in Year 3 when I will have Science lessons in the lab. Each week, I get to choose a book from the library to take home. Sometimes, it is hard to decide because there are so many books on the shelves! I also love going to the ICT room to work on the computers or write code for the robots. At the end of the day, we gather our things. After shaking hands with our teachers, it is time to go home – unless I have one of my afterschool clubs. There is Sewing, Football, Tennis, Art, Cooking, Drama and more!
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