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We ended last week 'in spots' as we wore non-uniform in support of Children in Need. You can see more in the separate article and find out how we raised the fantastic sum of £505 which will be sent to the charity. Thank you to everyone.

Assemblies this week have given the girls a chance to perform and also to increase our general knowledge. On Tuesday the Sixth Form Eco reps came to talk to the girls about how they can help protect the planet. They asked the girls to make a pledge to save energy, especially this month which is national 'Energy Saving month'. Prep girls were encouraged to watch less television, wear an extra jumper or use a blanket instead of turning the heating up and to keep the fridge door closed to prevent the cold escaping. Prep girls also had ideas of their own which we hope they will encourage you to join in with at home. A YouTube clip helped to illustrate the ideas further.

 

On Wednesday girls in 1A helped Mrs Woodfield in assembly as they introduced us to a variety of Australian animals. Some were well known but others we had not heard of before. The story of the Little Brown Bushrat was used to help us to realise that we are all very good at something even if it does not seem that obvious at first.
 

 

The next group of performers included Miss Deacon and the members of the Year 5 History Club who performed an assembly all about the Aztecs. They explained that theAztecs were the strongest tribe living in Mexico from 1200 to 1520 AD. The audience learned all about what the Aztecs wore and ate and found out what happened when priests performed sacrifices. History Club girls also explained what happened when Hernando Cortes and the Spanish soldiers arrived in Mexico to seize land and gold for the King of Spain and the eventual fall of the Aztec empire.

 

 
All of our girls performed with confidence and we thank them all for helping us to learn more about the past and present. Learning about other aspects of the world around them has also featured in the timetables of the younger girls this week. In Reception the changing state of different materials has been a topic of study. They have made mud pies in the outdoor garden and have changed sugar powder into runny icing to decorate biscuits.
 

 

Nursery girls have learnt about the postal service by writing a letter and then visiting the post box. We hope that parents have enjoyed receiving their special letters.You can find out more about the girls' experience in the extra article.


In Prep, the younger girls have been extending their Geography studies about the environment around them by practising the Green Cross Code and learning how to stay safe when crossing the road.




 

This week has ended with Prep playing host to girls from St John's College Portsmouth who are visiting Birmingham for their netball tour. The Year 6 netball squad will return the visit in March and this weekend gives everyone a good opportunity to get to know each other.
 

Next week we have a number of activities to look forward to including a trip to Selly Manor, a Shakespeare workshop and our Year 3 and 4 Teatime Concert.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School

 

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