Bassett Life
FORM 3H Assembly 9.00am

Monday 18 June

The theme of this assembly is the World Cup

Parents are, of course, very welcome to attend!

FORM 2D Assembly 9.00am

Wednesday 20 June

The theme of this assembly is the Tower of London

Parents are, of course, very welcome to attend!

LOWER 1F Go on a hunt for minibeasts

The children in L1F enjoyed a special trip to the park last week to go on a minibeast hunt! We took magnifying glasses and became minibeast detectives!

We saw snails, bumblebees, worms, ants and one butterfly. We sadly did not spot any caterpillars… but fortunately for us, we have our very own baby caterpillars in the classroom!


We held our annual Sports Day at Kensington Memorial Park on Tuesday, and it proved to be a very enjoyable afternoon despite some ominous clouds in the sky!

The children performed magnificently in a series of events including sprints, sack races, standing long jump, egg and spoon, shot put, relay and foam javelin with each child scoring points for their respective house in each event.

During the afternoon certain children also took part in sprint finals, 800 metre races, inter-house tug of war and the inter-house go-kart races.

Every child performed to the best of his or her ability in what proved to be a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon of sporting endeavour watched, as always, by a very supportive audience of parents and guests.

NEWS FROM THE PE DEPARTMENT Additional photographs from Sports Day

The overall winner of the Sports Day cup was Phoenix, with Griffin in second place, Wyvern in third place and Unicorn in fourth place.

Well done to all the children!

LOWER 1H ASSEMBLY A celebration of Fathers’ Day


We are very proud of the children in Lower 1H for having the confidence to stand up in front of a large audience to say their lines. The children spoke with clarity and confidence and sang their songs beautifully. They loved talking about why their daddy is special to them and singing their special songs. We hope that it made all the daddies in the audience feel very loved!


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LOWER 1 Visit to London Zoo, Regent’s Park


Lower 1 had an amazing day out at London Zoo. Our topic this term is mini beasts and we were very excited to explore the zoo in the hunt for bugs and creepy crawlies. We loved learning about the different butterflies and saw some incredible caterpillars that were the size of my finger. We also saw some locusts, beetles, cockroaches, stick insects, ants and spiders. In the afternoon, we had the chance to see some of the other animals in the zoo and visited the giraffes, gorillas, pygmy hippos, lemurs, penguins, tigers and many more. We were lucky enough to see the beautiful Okapi, who is usually very shy, but she was outside enjoying the sunshine!

It was a very busy and active day (we managed around 10,000 steps). We had so much fun and the children did a fantastic job of representing Bassett House while out and about in London.

LOWER 1 Additional photographs from London Zoo


What an exciting experience for the children in Lower 1.


Form 2 have been working very hard for many weeks, learning how to weave and they have finally completed their final woven artworks. The artist of the week produced a wonderful piece of weaving and she should be very proud.



Yesterday the girls in Form 5, and selected girls from Form 4, played a rounders fixture against Notting Hill Preparatory School at the Linford Christie Stadium.

The match was a keenly contested affair and proved to be enjoyable and a great experience for all concerned. In the end only one rounder separated the teams with Notting Hill Prep winning 8 ½ to 7 ½ .

All the girls should be very proud of their effort and behaviour on the day.

Well done!


The week came to a very joyful and tuneful end with the annual inter-house singing competition. All houses performed ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’ brilliantly and then went on to sing their chosen songs:

Unicorn – Build Me Up Buttercup

Wyvern – This is Me – (a capella version with signing for the deaf)

Griffin – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Phoenix – Stand by Me

Thank you to the music teacher from our sister school, Orchard House, who came to judge the competition. She said it was very difficult to decide on the winning house as everyone sang so beautifully and with such flair.

However, in the closely run contest, the overall winner of this year’s competition was announced and Wyvern (whose house colour is green and today is Wear Green for Grenfell day) were victorious.

Many congratulations to everyone who took part.





Monday 11 June

To all parents

Magazine photography competition – a reminder

Monday 11 June

To all parents

Sports Day on Tuesday 12 June – a reminder

Tuesday 12 June

To the parents of children in Form 2D

Music file and lyrics for the assembly on Wednesday 20 June

Tuesday 12 June

To the parents of girls in Forms 4 and 5

Mr Richard Tillett’s presentation on Tuesday 12 June

Wednesday 13 June

To the parents of children who will be in Form 6 in September

Residential trip to France 2019 – dates for your diary

Wednesday 13 June

To the parents of children in Form 1

Young Musicians’ Assembly on Tuesday 26 June – audition dates

Thursday 14 June

To the parents of children in the Den

Visit to Battersea Park Zoo on Wednesday 20 June

Friday 15 June

To the parents of children in Lower 1 and the Den

Coffee morning on Thursday 21 June

Friday 15 June

To the parents of certain children in Forms 2 and 3

St James’ School Chess Festival – Monday 18 June

Friday 15 June

To the parents of girls in Form 5

Godolphin & Latymer School – open afternoons leaflet

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P T M Cawthorne 15 June 2018