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News from the Prep School

19 November 2021

What a busy week during which we welcomed our Nursery parents to join us to launch our involvement in National Nursery Rhyme week.  We also welcomed prospective parents to our Prep School in Action morning.  The girls always enjoy sharing their learning with visitors and talk excitedly about their activities.

We have also been involved with many of the National events being marked in the last two weeks.  The girls have been sharing how they are taking part in the Energy Saving Challenge with their families in this second week of Switch Off Fortnight.  

We held a special assembly to mark Remembrance Day and Year 2 followed this up by learning about the significance of the day.  They created a glossary to explain some of the main features of the event.  Eleri added to the experience as she found a soldier’s helmet in her cellar which she brought in to show everyone.  We also congratulate our Prep staff Mrs Poade and Mrs Hobbs for taking part in the school fundraising sponsored swim for British Legion as the Prep School’s representatives.

All girls have been focusing on Anti-bullying week this week and how they can play their part in saying ‘No to Bullying.’  The theme this year of ‘One Kind Word’ fitted in well with our support of World Kindness Day.  We also showed a different type of kindness by holding a non-uniform day in support of BBC Children in Need.  There were lots of spots on show in the Prep School.

In our Celebration Assembly there was much to celebrate, as ever.  We congratulated our Musicians for their performances in the Year 5 and 6 Teatime Concert at the end of last week. Our Year 5 and 6 Swim Squad was busy too with their first gala of the season with a very narrow defeat against Blue Coat by just one point.  Well done girls on your swimming and your great attitude!

Individual congratulations to Sanskriti in Year 6 who has been selected for the Warwickshire CCC U11 girls winter training squad. We are very proud of this achievement and we hope Sanskriti is proud to be a member of the Bears family!  

Independent Learning Certificates were awarded to Sahib Kaur Sandhu for her fact sheet on the Lions of the Great War and the part played by Sikh soldiers and also to Suzannah Wan for her story book about The Little Squirrel.  Congratulations also go to Amelia Ferwerda who gained a distinction in Music Theatre Grade 2.

We added further congratulations to Risha, Amanda, Freya R, Askin, Harveen and Aqkshi in Year 6 and to Annabel and Darcey in Year 5 for gaining gold awards in the Primary Mathematics Challenge.

Well done girls on all of your efforts this week.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School


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