In the Victorian times, England was a place where women were expected to stay at home. But Mary Kingsley left Britain to explore West Africa in search of new animals. Kingsley brought back impressive collections for the British museum with one brand new species of fish, a new snake and 8 new insects!
Head of House Kingsley - Miss Emma Hart
Kingsley House Captains
Asri and Ruchira
This week’s shining stars
Spencer – Octopus - Miss Morton would like to award you with a shining star for fantastic work all through this time at Ryvers. We will all miss you!
Sara – 1 Monkey – Mrs Lawrence would like to award you a shining star for some fantastic writing about Langkawi in Malaysia - 30 house points!
R Badger – To all of Badger class, Miss Hart says… ‘Shining stars are what you are, illuminate the sky. And after all you’ve ever learned this year, it’s not surprising why. Reading, writing, science, math and social studies too, spelling, sharing and so much more will always follow you. Let laughter, love and friendship and happy memories made, find a way onto your face on any rainy day. And if you ever lose your way, just cast your eyes above because SHINING STARS are what you are, and forever you will stay.’
Viraat- R Badger - 100 house points for completing Miss Taylor’s Sports Day!
Sumayah - 2 Loris - 100 house points and a Shining Star from Miss Taylor for Sports Day!
Aaryansh – R Badger – This week you are Miss Hart’s shining star for Kingsley. Throughout your time at home you have managed to make Miss Hart smile with your science experiments, cheeky smiles and great enthusiasm! It is so lovely to see your self-confidence grow! 50 house points!
Safira – 6 Kiwi – Mrs Chaudry would like to give Safira a shining star for a brilliant information text on the Holfch, which is a hybrid animal (part wolf, part horse and part cheetah) pictured below.
Harleen and Sophia - 2 Yak – 2 Yak's Shining Stars this week are Harleen and Sophia. They have both been working very hard with completing their My Maths activities and competing in battles on TTRS during their time at school as well as doing some work from their home learning packs. Well done girls - 20 house points each!👍
Sumayah – 2 Loris - We have really enjoyed reading your stories, scientific explanations and no fiction writing about the rainforest. You have developed and learnt so much at home. Excellent! ✨ Ms Symes and Mrs Lawrence are very proud of you and so you are one 2 Loris' Star of the week. 20 Extra House Points 😊.
Shaheen – 4 Giraffe - A big well done to SHAHEEN for an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING poster explaining how to stay safe amid this pandemic and also he is saying hello to all his friends in the same poster – 40 house points to Kingsley!
Excellent work Vahin in 2L you have completed your Statistics work on My Maths - 20 house points.
Rehmat – 1 Monkey – A shining star for working with Myyah together on video call to complete their home learning activity. great team work with home learning!
Saikiran – 3 Elephant - Saikiran has accumulated a spectacular total of 80 house points this week for his wonderful home learning, including a Coronavirus do's and don'ts video!
Anuj – 4 Rhino - 25 house points for Anuj who has been an absolute star. He has sent in work every week without fail, completed to a good standard and for that Anuj you make Ms Keila proud. Keep it up!
Izabela - 1 Tiger - 20 house points for continuing to send in her book reviews and for some beautiful illustrations of her favourite characters.
Hashim – 3 Lion – Miss Sian’s Shining Star is Hashim for his work on a sports personality - Lionel Messi! Miss Sian has awarded him 30 House Points!
w/c Monday 8th June 2020
Lakeisha - 5 Koala- Mrs Czapla has chosen Lakeisha to be this week’s Shining Star because of her amazing home learning. Really well done for working so hard, completing so many activities and collecting extra house points for your team. Keep it up Lakeisha, Mrs Czapla is so proud of you!
Tuan – 4 Rhino – Tuan is Ms Keila’s shining star this week! He earnt 25 house points for Kingsley. He has been doing his best to complete all his home learning recently and is always busy on the creative front! Keep it up.
Amani – R Squirrel - Mrs Walls has awarded Amani with 36 house points and a shining star for being very creative and hardworking. Amani has made so many fun videos and likes to share her play ideas and her work with everyone on Tapestry. She always gives her best and loves a challenge. Amani has impressed me recently with making a beautiful nature collage. You are true shining star✨!
Manvi - 6 Ruru (Mrs White Maths Set) - 100 house points for completing 64 My Maths tasks and being third place for number of attempts overall!
Olivia – 2 Loris - Well done Olivia in 2L for completing 26 minutes on Nessy this week - Ms Symes and Mrs Lawrence are really pleased to see you using Nessy - keep it up 😊 10 house points.
Adam – R Badger – Miss Hart has awarded Adam with 100 house points for completing loads of fantastic work at home. He has been able to read all of his high frequency words with confidence and clarity and has even written a song! Keep up the good work Adam, Miss Hart is so proud of you!
Shuja 3 Cheetah, Iman 5 Koala, Yusupha R Badger, Babukumar 1 Tiger, Jackson 1 Monkey, Erin 6 Firefly and Anushka 3 Lion all worked together on Tuesday to won 1000s of house points for their house. They completed a mini sports day and made their own medals. Well done!
Taha – R Badger – Miss Hart has chosen Taha to be this week’s shining star because of his amazing home learning. 20 house points for working so hard with mum and for completing so many activities. Keep it up Taha, Miss Hart is so proud of you!
Ruchira - 6 Ruru - Mrs White has awarded Ruchira a massive 100 house points for 4 pieces of excellent problem solving exercises: Well organised; logically and systematically explained!
Lacey – 2 Loris - Well done Lacey for completing 74 minutes on Nessy in Half Term week - Ms Symes and Mrs Lawrence are really pleased to see you using Nessy - keep it up 😊 10 house points.
Zara – 4 Rhino – Ms Keila’s shining star this week is Zara, she had 25 house points and has been writing diary entries as extra writing. Super – keep it up Zara!
Abdullah – R Badger – 20 house points for our own little Scientist! Abdullah made some homemade bubbles and told Miss Hart exactly how to make them. He warns ‘Be aware don’t drink it. Just blow it.’ Thank you Abdullah, Miss Hart will be making her own bubbles soon!
Zayd – 2 Panda - Zayd has been working really hard at home on all his work. 30 house points, well done!
Sindhuja – 3 Elephant – 25 house points for working so hard during school closure, submitting lots of lovely work and keeping Mrs Sondh smiling with their emails.
Avanya – 5 Koala – Mrs Psyllides has awarded Avanya with 20 house points for designing her own review. Amazing!
Anika – 5 Dingo – Miss Morgan’s shining star for this week is Anika, who wrote a fantastic poem about this topsy turvy world.
But everything's fine now, so
Viraat – R Badger – 50 house points for Viraat. Miss Hart is always so pleased with your hard work every week. You are a ray of sunshine and complete each challenge and task with a positive ‘can do’ attitude. Keep working hard at home, Miss Hart is super proud of you!
Mrs Terry- 25 house points and a Shining Star for helping Miss Taylor with organising the Active Mover AMbassador Programme and becoming one too! 🙂
Ali - 5 Koala - 50 house points for sending in his PE challenges and asking us how many we have managed to do, also completing a Swimming Safe Poster. Miss Taylor would like to award him a Shining Star!
Sindhuja – 3 Elephant – 3 Elephant’s Shining Star is Sindhuja for consistently submitting home learning tasks completed to an exceptional standard! 15 house points!
Gabriel – 5 Koala – Mrs Psyllides would like to award Gabriel with a Shining Star this week. Not only did he complete some fantastic reviews but he also shared this picture of all his lockdown reads. A very impressive collection indeed!
Ruchira - 6 Ruru (Mrs White Maths Set) – A massive 100 house points has been awarded for outstanding organization and explanation in Nrich Maths Activity. Well done Ruchira!
Arnav - 3 Lion – 25 house points for Arnav’s creative Dodge Corona Game!
Imaan – 2 Panda – 20 house points for writing a written a wonderful poem.
As sweet as a milkshake,
As chewy as toffee,
Both reasons why I like bubble gum.
As blue as the sky,
As colourful as a rainbow,
Leaves me craving for more.
Makes me feel warm with joy,
I can't get it out of my head,
Bubble gum is the best!
Angelpreet – 2 Panda – 20 house points! Angelpreet has been working really hard on her work every week. Well done!
Remhat – 1 Monkey - Rehmat has been missing school so decided to get dressed in her school uniform. This really helped her do lots of lovely learning with her mum. 10 house points!
David – 5 Dingo – David is Miss Morgan’s shining star for Kingsley, he received 30 house points this week, because of his fantastic attitude towards his learning, that he has been completing at home and sending me each week. Miss Morgan is very proud.
Emi – 1 Monkey – Miss Taylor would like to award Emi with 15 house points for staying active at home and sending in photos!
Anushka – 3 Lion- 30 house points for her very detailed reporting on VE day, which you can find on the Y3 gallery page!
Ayo – 4 Zebra – Miss Taylor would like to award Ayo with 15 house points. He has been doing workouts at home and he has been brilliant at sending in photos!
Eliza – 2 Yak - A shining star for Eliza for working hard through the learning packs, continuing to read and learn new words and helping her younger brother with his learning too. 15 house points Eliza 🙂
Romitha – Reception Badger – Miss Hart has awarded Romitha 40 house points for all of her hard work! Romitha has been uploading all of her activities onto Tapestry. She has made so many fun videos and has been eager to show everyone her fantastic work! Romitha had lots of fun being creative with her pets and estimating in maths! Keep it up Romitha J
Owais- R Squirrel - Owais is one of Reception Squirrel's shining stars this week and has been awarded 55 house points by Mrs Walls. He has worked particularly hard in phonics and his written work shows the enormous progress that he has made. Owais, you can be so proud of yourself! Keep up the fantastic work! You are a shining star! ✨
Haniya – Reception Squirrel - Haniya is one of Reception Squirrel's shining star this week and has been awarded 75 house points by Mrs Walls. She has been extremely busy in the last couple of weeks, doing a wide range of activities, including planting her germinated lemon seeds, reading, drawing and addition and subtractions etc. Mrs Walls says ‘I have been particularly impressed with her writing and her neat handwriting!’ Haniya is very self-motivated, always gives her best and loves a challenge. Fantastic! You are a shining star! ✨
Daisha – 5 Dingo – Miss Morgan’s Shining Star this week is Daisha who is in Kingsley and received 40 house points! This is for putting extra effort into all of her work at home and for making Miss Morgan smile J Here is her poem she wrote about Summer:
Akshaj – 1 Peacock - Mrs Patel would like to nominate Akshaj! She has given him 25 House points for ‘Fantastic writing about Lionel Messi and a recount of his day at school!’
Vibhas – 2 Yak – 10 house points! 2 Yak's shining star this week is Vibhas for writing a lovely appreciative letter and asking some inquisitive questions to those who pick up our recycling
Imaan – 2 Panda – 10 house points for an amazing comparison that has been beautifully written. Well done!
Faris- 4 Rhino – This week Ms Keila’s shining star is Faris! Ms Keila says he is working hard to do all of his home learning, experimenting with making moving vehicles, learning a new language and has produced some great creative work. Keep it up Faris J
Vahin (2 Loris) in Kingsley is currently top of the Numbots leader board - 10 House points - Great work Vahin!
Aadil – 5 Dingo – 30 house points awarded to Aadil, 5 Dingo’s shining star this week! This is his fantastic shape poem about volcanoes!
Zainah – 2 Yak - Our star of the week is Zainah of Kingsley House. Zainah built and rebuilt her lego castle many times before creating the perfect castle and was then able to describe the different parts. 10 house points!
Aaryn 4-Giraffe Mrs Psyllides would like to nominate Aaryn as a shining star for his amazing Book Reviews and happy smiling face! 60 house points to you!
Sumayah - 2 Loris - Sumayah is a shining star for this week and has been awarded 30 house points by Mrs Lawrence and Mrs Symes! She has been doing a wide range of activities, including reading and learning new words, planting vegetable, science experiments, baking brownies and PE with Joe Wicks. Fantastic! Sumayah wrote some instructions for planting vegetable seeds and you can see they are growing well. They should taste delicious!
Gavy – 3 Cheetah – Gavy has been awarded 15 house points for his amazing work! He wrote a very detailed description of a fictional animal called a ‘Zooca’. Wow!
Taha (R Badger) 50 house points to Miss Hart's shining star! Taha wrote found some toys at home, then wrote these sentences completely independently. Miss Hart is super proud of his amazing writing and hard work! Keep it up 🙂
Olivia – 2 Loris – 5 house points awarded for some great work on Nessy – Mrs Symes and Mrs Lawrence say ‘super’!
Ruchira – 6 Ruru- A year 6 shining star for writing some brilliant letters about lockdown. 10 house points for Ruchira!
Abdullah – R Squirrel – Mrs Walls would like to nominate Abdullah as a shining star for Squirrel class this week. 20 house points for always making Mrs Walls happy with his daily fantastic posts on Tapestry. Mrs Walls was especially impressed with the detailed picture on the 'World outside our window' learning project and his number work!
Joshua – 2 Yak – Joshua received 15 house points for sending in some writing about Castles. Mrs Sandhu and Mr Fallon are awarding him 15 house points this week for all the work he has completed. He has also helped his mum write invitations for his sisters online Peppa Pig Party!
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Lacey R – 2 Loris – 10 house points for all of her super hard work on Nessy. Amazing! Mrs Lawrence and Mrs Symes are super proud.
Waheguru – R Badger – 5 house points for always making Miss Hart happy with her fantastic posts on Tapestry. Miss Hart especially loved Waheguru’s Easter crafts this week.
Japjit – 6 Firefly - 20 house points and a special shout out for doing loads of MyMaths.
Muaz – 2 Panda – 16 house points for sending in lots of work every few days. Here are some pictures of the fantastic work!