Bassett Life
The Dairy Opening party!

It was wonderful to see so many of our parents on Wednesday evening at the official opening party for our new building, The Dairy.

We were extremely proud to show off the amazing facilities this additional building has to offer including new classrooms, an exciting interactive learning zone and our fully equipped performance studio which has a sprung floor, professional lighting and sound and ballet barres.

Our Early Years department have already settled in to the building and all the children are thoroughly enjoying their new surroundings.

Form 2S Assembly on Wednesday 13 November at 9.00am

The theme of this assembly is Diversity.

Parents are. of course. very welcome to attend!

WRAPAROUND CARE Change of venue

Please note that as from Monday, 11 November, wraparound care will be offered in the Den classroom at The Dairy, 73 St Helen’s Gardens (and not St Helen’s Hall).

Growing Space St Helen's Church garden

St Helen’s church garden, which our younger children use for outdoor learning, was transformed over half term by the building team from Growing Space. The garden now boasts raised beds for growing fruit and vegetables, a new bench and forest school area for the children to enjoy. 

Form 3 Recycled fashion!

Miss Diezinger writes:

During half term, the Form 3 children were set a challenge to create a piece of clothing or an accessory made using recyclable materials. As you can see from the photographs, I think we could have a number of future Alexander McQueens and Vivienne Westwoods in the making!

Maths problems of the week The answers to Friday 18 October's problems

Key stage 1:
The order of digits should be: 23514

Key stage 2:
A is opposite O
H is opposite M
I is opposite T

Maths problems of the week This week's problems

Mr Wingfield writes:

Each week, the children are set a mathematics problem to solve independently, which tests their logical reasoning and problem solving skills. The problems are posted to Instagram every week, and feature in Bassett Life every Friday with the answers published the following week.

Lower 1F Fireworks!

Mrs Fell writes:

The children (and staff) are absolutely loving their new building and are enjoying our new classrooms and interactive learning zone!

With it being Bonfire Night this week, we decided to decorate the Lower1 F classroom with firework pictures… using lots of glitter! We watched a video of a firework display and discussed the different adjectives we could use to describe what they looked and sounded like – bright, sparkly, big, pop, bang, loud, glittery are some of the words the children came up with.

I think you will agree that their pictures are just as good as any fireworks we might have seen in the sky this week!

Bassett Radio This week's episode

Miss Wood writes:
To get your weekly dose of Bassett Radio full of news updates, jokes, fascinating facts and other exciting topics, please click on the arrow below. Bassett Radio is a fun club designed to encourage children’s listening and speaking skills. Sit back, relax and enjoy listening!

NEWS FROM THE PE DEPARTMENT Football tournament and matches this week

Mr Friese writes:

It has been a very busy week for fixtures this week! 

On Wednesday the boys in Form 4, plus one boy from Form 3, played in the Prospect House School Football Festival and it proved to be a very enjoyable afternoon. Most schools, ourselves included, fielded two teams at the festival which meant each school often played the opposing schools at least twice. In total the Bassett House teams played 10 short matches between them; winning 3, drawing 4 and losing 3.

On Thursday, the boys in Forms 5 and 6 and certain boys in Form 4 played in football fixtures against Garden House at the Westway.
The Form 6 match proved to be an absolute thriller with the Bassett boys earning a hard-fought, but well deserved, 6-5 win.
The boys in Forms 4 and 5 were mixed together to make two teams and ended their matches with two convincing wins; 11-0 and 2-0.

All of the boys performed superbly throughout all of the matches, worked extremely hard and behaved impeccably. Well done to all.

The Den An exciting week!

Mrs Whiting writes:

This week has been one of exciting new experiences for the children in The Den. Firstly, returning to our amazing new EYFS Department at The Dairy, and, secondly, enjoying the exciting new forest school environment being developed in St Helen’s Garden!

Love in a Box An important reminder

The children were provided with a ‘Love in a Box’ leaflet on Friday 18 October before the school closed for half term. The leaflet contained all of the instructions for packing a suitable box. Please note: one section of the leaflet needs to be affixed to the top of the shoe box; another section, the envelope, should be placed inside the shoe box, sealed and with a minimum donation of £4 enclosed, to cover the cost of shipping. No electrical items or perishable goods should be included in the box and if you wish to send in more than one shoe box, please request an additional leaflet from the school office.

These boxes are being collected from the school by Mustard Seed Relief Mission during the morning of Thursday 28 November, so may we please ask that the filled boxes be delivered to school from Wednesday 20 November and no later than Friday 22 November to enable the boxes to be checked ahead of their collection.

We thank you in advance for your kind support of this very worthy cause.

Chess club on Thursdays

Ms Beniwal’s Chess club on Thursdays is proving to be a great success with the children thoroughly enjoying learning to play the game.

All current circulars and messages can be seen in the secure section of the school’s website. Please always report any difficulty in logging in to the secure area to the school office, or to the email address shown on the website: catalina.basualdo@houseschools.com

P T M Cawthorne 8 November 2019