From The Study

I am very pleased to be able to announce the birth of Max Freddie William Smith, who was born to Myke and Helen at 10.47 am on Thursday 8th June, weighing 7lbs 6oz.  Mother and baby are doing well.

I must apologise for an omission in our report of the National Junior Maths Challenge. Unfortunately, Sophie Kileff was left off the list altogether, yet she was one of our Gold Award winners. Sophie performed extremely well, coming fifth overall in the School. Our congratulations go to Sophie on her achievement.

We were sad to have such disruption to activities due to bad weather at the start of the week, although we seemed to still manage to get through a number of things. Wherever possible things were rearranged, and some activities still took place with an altered programme. This affected both the Reception Hovercraft trip and a Year 3 cricket match. This week has seen more senior pupils under some academic pressure, as the Common Entrance exams have been completed, together with end of Year exams for some other senior groups. Those in Year 8 who had finished all exams before this week have been following a busy programme of activities and visits, including working regularly with Pre-Prep children. Tomorrow, Saturday, all of Year 8 will set off for their residential trip, to the South of France. We wish them well for that week, and look forward to passing on what will be very positive exam results soon.

Many other aspects of life at Twyford have gone on as usual during exam time, weather permitting: Year 2 managed to get to the Sea City Museum, the Reception trip was moved on by a day, as were the rounders house matches. What was not weather-affected was the sequence of solo music concerts we have had this week. We have enjoyed a Year 3 concert, a Year 5 & 6 concert, and a Year 7 concert already, and next week we will be entertained by a Year 6 concert and a Year 4 concert. We have already heard 46 solos!

Tonight we have a rather special event taking place: a String Quartet concert. This is being performed by Sophie Kileff, Louisa Paterson, Robbie Stone and Mrs Wood. I do hope you will support these musicians. The concert is at 7.00 pm in Music School.

Sporting activity has picked up again in the latter half of the week: lots of sport against Cheam on Wednesday, but today we have a large number of pupils heading to Farleigh for their annual athletics competition. We also have U9s and U11s swimming teams heading for the Winchester Primary Schools’ Gala. We wish them all well.

Several events of note for tomorrow, Saturday: starting with my usual Headmaster’s Drop-In. Please join us for coffee between 8.15 am and 8.45 am. Then it is time for the meeting of the Pupil Welfare Group, managed by Sally Johnston. This takes place in the Old Dining Room from 8.45 am to 10.00 am. Everyone is welcome.

While all other Prep pupils prepare for sports matches (16 of them) against Highfield School, and another batch of athletes compete in the Junior Wessex Championships, Year 8 will depart for a week in France. While wishing them bon voyage, we will also get our first proper look at pupils in Year 7, who will be stepping up to start duties.

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        Fundraising Venture

        A current parent, Kate Harvey, is embarking on a extraordinarily formidable challenge in September to raise money for the Cameron Bespolka Trust.  This challenge involves undertaking a 700km cycle ride from Biarritz, on the Atlantic coast of France, to Argelès sur Mer on the Mediterranean – through the Pyrenees.  For more information on this challenge and to support Kate please click here.  We wish Kate all the best with this endeavour.

        Emails sent to parents this week:

        05/06     To: Year 8 Parents;  From: Mrs Clarkson;    Re: Trip to Monkey World

        06/06     To: Prep  Parents;    From:  Mr Owens;       Re:  Invitation to Chapel

        05/06     To: Prep  Parents;    From:  Matrons;          Re: Nut Allergy

        05/06     To: Prep&Pre-Prep From:  Mrs Johnston   Re: PWG 10th June

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        Dr Bailey's Enigma

        Answers to last week’s Enigma:

        1.    What happens when a dentist and a manicurist disagree? They fight it out ‘tooth and nail’.
        2.    How does a sailor get his clothes clean? He throws them overboard and they get washed ashore.
        3.    Why is an auctioneer always busy? Because he has lots to sell.
        4.    Why are bakers greedy? Because they have lots of dough but are always kneading more…
        5.    Why was the archaeologist a failure? Because his career was in ruins.
        6.    Why are waiters good at sums? Because they know their tables.

        7.     What kind of clothes do solicitors wear? Law suits.

         

        This week’s Enigma:

        Form 6Z recently completed exams in History and Geography. Three quarters of the pupils got full marks (of course) in the History exam and three quarters of the pupils got full marks in the Geography exam. If every pupil got full marks in at least one exam, how many got full marks in both exams?

        Three consecutive odd numbers are multiplied together, giving the result 1287. What are the three numbers?
        A grandfather is forty-four years older than his grandson. Five years ago he was five times as old as his grandson. How old are the grandson and grandfather now?

        Did You Know?

        Where at Twyford School would you find a small corner of Malawi?

        Weekly Calendar
        13+ Common Entrance Examinations in The Mulberry Pavilion on 09 Jun 2017
        TPA Committee Meeting in The Sports Pavilion 8:20 am on 09 Jun 2017 @ 08:20
        Year 7 Concert in Music School 12:20 pm on 09 Jun 2017 @ 12:20
        Years 3-8 Farleigh Athletics Meeting (A) on 09 Jun 2017 @ 14:00
        Headmaster's Drop-in (Sports Pavilion) 8:15 am - 8:45 am on 10 Jun 2017 @ 08:15
        Pupil Welfare Group Meeting in The Old Dining Room 8:45 am - 10:00 am on 10 Jun 2017 @ 08:45
        Junior Wessex Athletics Championships at Walhampton School (A) on 10 Jun 2017 @ 10:15
        Cricket Colts A XI vs Highfield School (A) on 10 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Cricket Colts B XI vs Highfield School (A) on 10 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Cricket U10B XI vs Highfield School (H) on 10 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Cricket U10C XI vs Highfield School (H) on 10 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Cricket U12A XI vs Highfield School (H) on 10 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Cricket U12B XI vs Highfield School (A) on 10 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Cricket U9A XII vs Highfield School (A) on 10 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Cricket U9B X vs Highfield School (A) on 10 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Rounders U10A IX vs Highfield School (A) on 10 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Rounders U10B IX vs Highfield School (A) on 10 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Rounders U11A IX vs Highfield School (A) on 10 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Rounders U11B IX vs Highfield School (H) on 10 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Rounders U11C IX vs Highfield School (H) on 10 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Rounders U12A IX vs Highfield School (H) on 10 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Rounders U12B IX vs Highfield School (H) on 10 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Rounders U9A IX vs Highfield School (A) on 10 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Year 8 Leavers Trip to France departs on 10 Jun 2017 @ 15:30
        Year 7 Visit to Houses of Parliament on 12 Jun 2017
        Year 7 Weekly Trial Boarding (12th-15th) on 12 Jun 2017
        Year 6 Twyford Explorers Trip to The Bushcraft Centre, Oxfordshire 8:00 am departure on 12 Jun 2017 @ 08:00
        Year 6 Twyford Explorers Trip to The Bushcraft Centre, Oxfordshire 6:00 pm return on 13 Jun 2017
        Year 4 Concert in Music School 12:45 pm on 13 Jun 2017 @ 12:45
        Year 5 Puberty Talks in The Mulberry Pavilion 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm on 13 Jun 2017 @ 13:30
        Pirate Workshop for Reception on 14 Jun 2017
        *Timings tbc. Athletics Senior Wessex Athletics Championships (A) on 14 Jun 2017 @ 12:00
        Cricket Colts A XI vs The Pilgrims' Winchester (H) on 14 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Cricket Colts B XI vs The Pilgrims' Winchester (H) on 14 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Cricket U10A XI vs The Pilgrims' Winchester (A) on 14 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Cricket U10B XI vs The Pilgrims' Winchester (H) on 14 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Cricket U12A XI vs The Pilgrims' Winchester (A) on 14 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Cricket U12B XI vs The Pilgrims' Winchester (H) on 14 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Cricket U9A X vs The Pilgrims' Winchester (H) on 14 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Cricket U9B X vs The Pilgrims' Winchester (A) on 14 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Rounders U10A IX vs The Portsmouth Grammar School (H) on 14 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Rounders U10B IX vs The Portsmouth Grammar School (H) on 14 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Rounders U10C IX vs The Portsmouth Grammar School (H) on 14 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Rounders U11B IX vs The Portsmouth Grammar School (A) on 14 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Rounders U11C IX vs The Portsmouth Grammar School (A) on 14 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Rounders U9B IX vs Walhampton (A) on 14 Jun 2017 @ 14:30
        Nursery Visit to Finkley Down Farm on 15 Jun 2017
        Nursery Visit to Finkley Down Farm on 15 Jun 2017
        TPA Reps Meeting in The Sports Pavilion 8:30 am on 15 Jun 2017 @ 08:30
        Year 6 Concert in Music School 12:45 pm on 15 Jun 2017 @ 12:45