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News from the Prep School

12 November 2021

We hope everyone who attended enjoyed the Fireworks Party run by our Parents’ Association on Saturday. We are grateful for their hard work which enabled us to invite families back on site to an event after such a long time. The fireworks were spectacular once again.

In the Preparatory School we are always keen to broaden the children’s knowledge within and beyond the curriculum. Year 2 enjoyed extending their knowledge in the approach to Bonfire Night by learning about the Gunpowder Plot. They recounted and sequenced the main events of the historical period. They also listened to the Fireworks Suite whilst creating bright colourful pictures of a fireworks display and made a Guy! 

Mrs Jhanjee shared her experiences about celebrating Diwali with Year 2. She wore her traditional Indian clothes and the girls shared how they celebrate with their family. They then upcycled plastic bottles and decorated them to create Indian elephants.

As part of their work on the ancient Roman invasion of Britain the pupils in Year 3 have been empathising with a variety of historical figures including Boudicca. They even did some dressing up to help them get into character!

All girls in Prep were involved in the launch of Switch Off Fortnight this week which began on Monday 8 November.  They have been given a number of activities to complete with their families to help to save energy thus helping the planet.  We hope the girls’ work will help to promote the importance of saving energy.

We have also marked Remembrance Day in a special assembly to remember those who helped us in the past and who help us now.

The week has ended as usual with our Celebration Assembly during which we presented the Year 1 and 2 Well Done certificates and individual awards to Riyana for swimming and Anya for winning a bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke in her club championship.  We also value acknowledging independent work and this week two girls have submitted projects. Robyn had researched the legend of the Loch Ness Monster and Ariana presented a poster about Malala Yousafzai, which is very appropriate in the week when Malala married. EHS sends very best wishes to our former pupil.  It is also good to be able to see all of the entries in our World Languages Competition displayed.

As Saturday is World Kindness Day, our final thoughts of the week are based on this important quality and we hope everyone will find ways to be kind to people around them.

Next week we look forward to Children in Need Day and to the arrival of the inflatable planetarium.

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