29th November 19
An annual event not to be missed, the Sustainability Fair showcases creativity and environmental awareness with Year 4’s sustainable inventions in the spotlight. After learning about sustainability in class, Year 4 children put their theoretical knowledge to the test. From the Desalination Sensation which turns salt water into fresh drinking water to a litter picking robot, the sheer variety of imaginative ideas was impressive. All Upper School children took their turn to visit the Fair on Thursday morning to learn more about the children’s inventions. Fantastic learning opportunity for all!
6th September 19
Sicily, Year 6 School Reporter writes: “On the first day of term Mr Ben welcomed us all back to school. We felt excited to be top of the school as we found our seats in Trinity Chapel. We sang ‘A Little Bit of Kindness’ by Mark and Helen Johnson and everyone remembered the words from last year. When we got our responsibilities it was a great surprise, looking around all of our faces were smiling. Then we sang ‘Thank You for this World’ by Niki Davies and headed off to start our new year.”
9th July 19
What a day! After a year of hard work, it was time to celebrate endeavour, effort, progress and achievements across the school. Assembled in Wandsworth Town Hall prize giving started with some beautiful performances by the choir, recorder ensemble and Upper School band. A variety of prizes were awarded on the day both for academic subject areas as well as rewarding excellent behaviour, diligence, enthusiasm, perseverance, resilience and initiative.
Although prize day is an occasion to celebrate, it also means saying goodbye to our leaving classes. At the end of prize giving, Year 6 could not hold back the tears when watching the film premiere with memories of their seven-year journey at Finton. A very emotional moment for the children! They will be very much missed and we hope that they will visit and tell us all about their senior schools next year.
5th July 19
With a sunny day and an enthusiastic crowd, all children from our four houses battled in field and track events on Friday morning. The colourful display of house flags and fantastic atmosphere on the fields encouraged the children to give their very best for their house. Sports Day is not only fun for the children but it is also the perfect opportunity to teach them about teamwork, fair play, and how to overcome one’s own limits. The children certainly did us proud with their ‘I can’ attitude and enthusiasm on the day.
It is priceless to see the excitement when children cheer on their friends from the sidelines. They feel a real sense of belonging and love to be part of their team. The children do not run for their own personal success but to represent their house. The team spirit on the day was exemplary!
The much-anticipated announcement of the winners was accompanied by loud cheers from Charrington who were the overall winners of the day. Hip Hip, Hooray!
All children had a fantastic day and the main credit for this lies with our PE team who have once again organised a brilliant sports event for the children. Thank you!
17th May 19
Oh, what joy! The delightful story of Chicken Licken was performed by our Reception classes this week. Poor Chicken Licken was convinced that the sky was falling when an acorn dropped on her head. As she rushed off to tell the King of her discovery, she met up with seven friends who join her in her quest. A humorous mini-musical, which the children performed brilliantly.
28th April 19
On Monday 11th March, Upper School gathered at Trinity Chapel, bustling with excitement in anticipation of a very special visit by David Walliams. The children’s book author and Britain’s Got Talent judge shared his passion for writing books with the pupils and read extracts from his latest bestsellers. The children were enthralled whilst listening to him read. Some lucky children even got to ask him a question and received a signed copy of one of his books. He certainly inspired a future generation of authors! We are extremely grateful to David for spending time with us here at Finton House. We would also like to thank Atticus’s dad Mr Bruce who made this visit possible, thank you!
23rd April 19
We had a fabulous time at the Year 6 Leavers’ Reunion on 22 April 2019! While parents and staff had a chance to catch up, children loved visiting their former classrooms and chatting with friends over supper. Thank you all for joining us and please stay in touch.
19th December 18
Year 1-3 children impressed the audience with a fantastic carol concert on Thursday. Their enthusiasm was infectious and their performing skills top-notch. It was a pleasure to watch them having fun on stage and it was clear that they thoroughly enjoyed it themselves. What a wonderful celebration to end the term!
Also many heartfelt congratulations to all the children and teachers involved in the Upper School Carol Service this year. This was a particularly notable occasion in which the choir sounded outstandingly beautiful.
“Yesterday, the whole of the Upper School had a Christmas carol concert. It was amazing! Although a bit nerve-wracking because we had to stand up in front of so many people, it was a great experience for us all. I would like to thank Miss Maria and Miss Emma for helping us rehearse and also Mr Steve, Mr Jamie and Mr Harry who set up the stage. We are all sad this will be Year 6’s last carol concert!”
– Yoshua A, School Reporter
19th December 18
“The expression on children’s faces is all it takes to make Christmas a magical time of the year!” Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 were taken by surprise on Wednesday morning as Santa appeared in their classroom after a very long ride from the North Pole. Santa told the children about his busy schedule this Christmas and was delighted when the children offered to leave out some mince pies for him and carrots for the reindeer.
In the meantime, Upper School had a fantastic time in the playground. Thanks must go to Miss Lucy for organising the event and to our amazing parent elves for not only decorating the playground beautifully but also setting up fun games for the children. They loved it!
But the Christmas activities did not stop there, next the Christmas lunch and panto were on the busy Wednesday schedule. Barnaby K., School Reporter writes: “On Wednesday 12th November, the staff performed an excellent rendition of ‘Pinocchetta’. Mr Paul, who wrote it, also performed as an evil puppet-master. Also the lunch staff put together an amazing Christmas Lunch, with pigs-in-blankets, turkey, carrots, gravy, parsnips and everyone’s favourite: sprouts!”
19th December 18
Prize Day concluded an eventful Autumn Term at Finton! As well as the traditional awarding of prizes, we were treated to a performance by the Year 3 choir, who sang ”’Holly and Mistletoe'” in front of Upper School. After the announcement of this term’s house trophy winners, Mr Ben directed a special thank-you to all staff for a successful term, and congratulated the children on their achievements. As always, it was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the children’s progress and reward exemplary behaviour! Our Head Boy and Girl, Isabel B. and George F. left us with the following message:
“Well done to all those who won an award today. If you haven’t, KEEP WORKING HARD! The teachers know you are all trying your best. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”