Junior School Life

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Morning

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.”

Dr Seuss

Lunchtime

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.

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Nelson Mandela

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Afternoon

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!

20 things to do before I leave junior school

1.

Bring my ‘Hero Teddy’ into school.

2.

Do something funny for money on Comic Relief day.

3.

Drop everything else and just read with the older boys on the playground.

4.

Fall asleep on the coach on the way back from an exciting outing.

5.

Go orienteering on Activities Day

6.

Handle ancient treasure like Indiana Jones.

7.

Help out on a building site.

8.

Launch a javelin at Sports Day.

9.

Make a snowball and throw it at the headmaster.

10.

Learn how to safely climb a tree.

11.

Make nettle tea without getting stung.

12.

Make the very best use of cardboard boxes.

13.

Perform in a piano recital; scary, but fun.

14.

Play a part in the nativity play.

15.

Reproduce an old master.

16.

Run like the wind through Richmond Park on Cross Country Day.

17.

Take part in a pantomime with professional actors.

18.

Visit Hampton Court and dress up in period costume.

19.

Try out the 1st XI kit for size.

20.

Wear my wacky wellies.