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10 November 2023

We have enjoyed catching up on holiday stories after the half term break and getting back into our school routines.  

We began the week, which has been UK Parliament week, looking at the Houses of Parliament and the structure of Government.  The girls were also encouraged to look at the books available in the library for further information.  We regularly discuss the topic of citizenship and the part we can play.

It was also a pleasure to present Independent Learning Awards for our term’s challenge on a ‘World Without Numbers.’  We are impressed by the range of presentations we are receiving and it is proving to be a very thought provoking topic.

Our assembly on Tuesday morning marked the birthday of Marie Curie and the work she did in the field of science.  Members of Curie House were proud to hear more about the inspirational woman that their House is named after.  Our House system gives all girls, from Year 1 the chance to represent their House in competitive and supportive situations.  The next event will be our House Quiz to take place in a few weeks time.

Tuesday also brought a great opportunity for Year 6 girls to be introduced to the works of Shakespeare with a visit from the Young Shakespeare Company.  They had a very active afternoon with an interactive performance of Macbeth.

Year 6 pupils have ended their busy week with visits to the Lapworth Museum at the University as part of their Geography studies and we will report further on this next week. 

Thursday evening gave the opportunity for our Year 3 and 4 musicians to perform as we held their first Teatime Concert of the term.  So many of the girls were keen to take part that we moved the venue from the Music School to Prep Hall.  Year 3, in their first public performance, were undeterred by the larger space and all of the 37 musicians gave confident performances.

Our first week back after the holiday has ended with our annual Remembrance Day Assembly led by Miss Deacon and the Year 5 History Club.  They presented the assembly in front of a back drop of pictures created by Year 6 for an Independent homework task.  The girls shared some factual information about the importance of the day and that it is a time of reflection, some sadness but also hope.  We observed a two minute silence which ended with ‘The Last Post’ played by Mr Pepper.

Next week Year 1 and Year 4 have outings to look forward to and we will join together on Friday to support Children in Need Day when girls are invited to come to school wearing spots, Pudsey or Blush themed outfits or colourful non-uniform for a donation to the charity.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School

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