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News from Prep
09 February 2024
This week started early on Sunday afternoon when Year 6 netball fanatics enjoyed their first live netball experience at Worcester Arena. Prep girls joined Year 7 and 8 at the Severn Stars pre-season friendly against Celtic Dragons. The very close score line added to the excitement of the event. The girls were struck by how tall the players were and how fast the speed of play was during the match. Following the game, the girls met players, collected autographs and had the opportunity to sit in a live Q&A with the Squad after the team were presented with next season’s netball dresses. An entertaining evening for all who attended.
There was more excitement for everyone on Monday morning when Prep Hall was turned into a TV Studio for our own Internet Safety Quiz Show based on the ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’. On this occasion the girls were playing for extra playtime minutes for the whole Prep School. They did have an opportunity to call on an expert rather than phone a friend but we did not need to do this often as the girls demonstrated a good knowledge of how to keep safe online. The full ten minutes of extra play was won too, much to the girls’ delight. This was announced before Year 2 set off to ThinkTank which you can read more about separately.
We have enjoyed inviting parents in to school for a number of events during the week. On Monday evening parents of girls going on the Condover Netball Residential were able to hear more about the trip and then on Tuesday morning we welcomed parents of girls in 6G to their class assembly. The girls demonstrated their knowledge of a wide range of children’s books whilst testing their parents’ knowledge. Well done to everyone on a lively presentation and on a clear enjoyment of reading.
Books and reading were also the theme for Wednesday’s Assembly for the younger girls who were joined by Reception for the first time this term. We marked World Read Aloud Day by listening to ‘The Snail and the Whale,’ surrounded by well-known book characters.
Problem solving strategies have been a focus for Mathematics lessons during this year across the Prep School and in Year 3 they have been using practical measuring skills this week to help. Outside of lessons members of Year 5 History Club have been learning about the role of religion in Aztec society and they created models of the Aztec god of maize who had a festival devoted to them.
We ended our last week of a busy half term with our Celebration Assembly when we celebrated the award of 14 Bronze Foil fencing awards to Year 6 and 15 Independent Work Challenge certificates for girls across Prep who have entered the Zentangle Challenge. There were individual congratulations too for Music success for Imogen McArdle who passed her Grade 4 singing with distinction, Avani Bahia who passed Grade 3 singing with merit and Imogen Hung who passed her Grade 3 Theory with distinction.
We also said well done to Zeenia for a Piano Adventures certificate and an Eco Poster, to Meva Rao for gaining her Level 2 swimming award and Bonnie Deacon for taking part in the Songbird Survival Ruby Robin Award.
Miss Robinson ended our half term with some helpful advice on the theme of Your Voice Matters about protecting our mental health in what has been Children’s Mental Health Week. This is something we promote regularly with girls in the Prep School from Nursery to Year 6.
We wish everyone a happy half term break, especially our families celebrating Chinese New Year, and hope girls will enjoy making a start on the suggested activities which are detailed on Seesaw.
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