How’s Your Grammar and Vocabulary?

By the time a student finishes the 5th grade they will have learned a lot of grammar and will have started to build a sizeable vocabulary. For example, they will have learned:

  • the meaning and spelling of up to 220 dolch sight words
  • how to shape words and sentences into a paragraph
  • how to spot a main idea in a paragraph
  • the difference between homonyms and synonyms
  • about irregular plurals
  • about root words

How good is your spelling? How many basic vocabulary words can you define? Do you understand basic grammar? To find out, just click through this slideshow to see how your grammar and vocabulary skills compare with a 5th grader.

These two fantastic events are always a highlight of our festive calendar. Our students performed brilliantly and we hope the audiences enjoyed the recitals, as well as our festive efforts!

Ms. Emilia Kingsley, Head of Music

DUCK week at Lower School!

The multi-group recital included jolly renditions from the Lower School and Middle School choirs, the Gong Gang, Marimbas, Ukestra, and the Jazz Couriers. Our wonderful Lower School students were recently visited by three charity representatives after they raised over £1,500 for charitable causes. As part of their annual DUCK week (Developing, Understanding, Caring and Kindness), each year group decided on a different fundraising method, organising activities from discos and games, to face painting and volunteering.

SPARKS, a children’s medical research charity; and the Donald Sutherland Wildlife Foundation as their chosen charities. Following the students’ fundraising, representatives from each charity attended a specially planned assembly to talk about their charities and how the funds raised would help support their causes.


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