Apologies for a week of radio silence – after the break in I was a little rattled. Add to that a chaotic week of term and prepping for a housemove, and when I sat down to a computer all I wanted to do was chill out and watch comedy…..
…the move prep is going well though, and I cannot wait to be all moved to a friendlier, busier part of town (remind me of that when I’m up to my ears in unpacking, please!). I’m also so looking forward to having space to entertain and have people come visit (dining room, yay! Spare room, yay!). And Matthew and I are both looking forward to having our own space and our own place, at long last. Photos of the new place to follow before too long, no doubt.
Another reason blogging has been down the list of things to do is the fact that it’s report writing season here. After churning out dozens upon dozens of reports, the last thing I felt like doing was sitting down to my computer and writing some more! It did get me thinking though – what would my end of year report look like?
End of Academic Year Report (2009 – 2010) for Claire Thornley (Year 1)
English continues to be one of Claire’s passions and at points this year she has done well in this subject area. Her reading continues to be a strength and in the summer term particularly she has thrown herself into this area, finally locating and using the library. Claire must ensure she reads with discretion, however – reading ‘Love In The Time of Cholera’ is one thing…reading ‘Tatler’ another entirely! Claire continues to enjoy her writing, but application and dedication is required to push this enthusiasm on and create something more tangible.
Miss A.P.O. Strophe
Claire has worked well in this area over the course of the year. Number is a real strength and she has reaped the benefits of this skillset both inside and outside the classroom. Shape and space is still not up to par with number, but with Claire’s issues of spatial awareness I feel this will always be her weaker suit.
Mr C.O. Sine
Claire has opted out of the applied sciences and is now pursuing the more basic level. In this area we tend to look at the sciences in ‘real life’ situations, rather than pursuing more lab based work. Claire’s strongest of the three disciplines is biology, and her fieldwork in this area has been interesting. Claire’s main project this semester was to see the effect that stress, lack of sleep and diet can have on a persons waistline, and the results have been quite startling. As Claire moves on I wish her the best of luck with her next project, ‘Can I put down the snacks and make it to the gym?’.
Ms. B. O. Dymassindex
The Humanities: History, Geography, Religious Studies
Claire has thrown herself back into history this year after a few years away from the subject. As her study kicks up another notch next year I hope she will be able to maintain her pace and enthusiasm. Geography marries up well with Claire’s love of travelling and visiting. I hope she can work on her map skills in order to improve her grades in this subject (and stop getting lost or distracted by shiny quite so frequently). In RS Claire has lots of enthusiasm, but also a lot to learn – remember to make time for prayer and reflection, Claire! She also needs to catch up on her Bible reading and her personal study if she wishes to begin next year on a good footing.
Mr C. Hronology, Mrs G. Lobe, The Rev. E.C. Cliastes
Languages are something of a trial for Claire. I hope she enjoys her study of sign language over the coming months more than she has ‘enjoyed’ her French! Bonne chance, Claire.
Mlle. A. C. Cent-Grave
Claire’s busy schedule and her acclimatising to life in London has prevented her getting as much out of her exercise as I would have hoped. I was impressed at her tenacity in attempting to learn how to run, and was very sorry she hurt herself in the attempt – I hope you will regroup and try again at a later date, Claire. I know Claire is excited for her move to NW London, and I hope her relocation (closer to the gym!) will be good for her skills in this area and for her health in general.
Mr. P. Ress-Up
As this was Claire’s first year, she chose not to pursue any of the applied arts courses. Next year I know she is hoping to take courses in dance, work on her creative writing and look into joining a choir and/or a drama group, and I hope she enjoys these new pursuits next year.
Mrs. D. Ahling, Director of Arts
Claire has been a pleasure to teach, and has been especially good at helping other classmates to understand the workings of various programmes (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.). Keep up the good work, Claire!
Mr. L. Eft-Click
Form Teachers Comments, Future Targets
I have enjoyed getting to know Claire in this, her first year at the school and first year in London. It has been a busy year for Claire, and for the most part I feel it has been a successful one. However, there are several areas where I feel improvements could be made, and I hope Claire will heed the advice given on this report and go on to have an even more successful second year.
1. To work hard to make sure she does enough reading and writing to fulfil her English requirement.
2. To continue to work on her work/life balance. I hope that her shortened commute will be of use in this area.
3. To work well towards the targets she has been set in science and PE, to improve her health and well-being.
4. To catch up on the work she has missed in RS.
5. To join in with more arts and sporting activities.
The very best of luck, Claire.
Dr. F.I.C. Tional
So yeah, that more or less sums it up. And those five targets are *so* my focus for the next six months of the year. Let’s go!