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17 January 2020

This week started with a lively tennis assembly delivered by two coaches from the Priory Tennis Club. They asked volunteers to demonstrate a number of activities all of which girls could practise at home. The first activities used a balloon, then a racket and bean bag, and finally a racket and ball.  The girls enjoyed the demonstration and can learn more skills during half term and at Easter by joining the activity camp at Priory. Leaflets are available at school.

On Tuesday, our Swim Squad competed in a home gala against Blue Coat School. The girls showed excellent swimming skills, the result of much dedicated training.  The evening finished with a win for EHS.  Congratulations to our swimmers.

In our Celebration Assemblies this week we congratulated girls on a number of successes. These included a large clutch of medals for swimming awarded to Grace Moran and certificates for Charlotte Kent, Charlotte Smiley and Harveen Kaur. Lucy Donelly was presented with a trophy for Latin and Ballroom dancing won following a dance competition at Blackpool. Our Well Done awards went to Year 1 and 2 and Maya Sahota and Kathrine Homer (Singing), Hajrah Rafiq (Cello), Esme Pearce (Flute) and Maryam Loonat (Piano) gained ABRSM certificates for success in their Music grades. Nemah Visram achieved a Head Teacher’s award for her completed challenges and we announced the new Form, Vice Form Captains and Charity Representatives for the term ahead.  Well done to all.

Classroom highlights this week have focused on language. Year 6 have been learning about The Highwayman in their English lessons. They have enjoyed reciting stanzas from the poem and focused on the projection, pitch and pace of their presentation. It is good practice for the Year 6 production later this term. 

Girls in Reception have been learning numbers from one to five in French. Tilly, our doll, helps the girls learn in a fun way and they speak to her if anyone is feeling shy during circle time. 

Year 2 have been working towards their target of using adjectives and expanding their vocabulary in many ways. They have sorted flash cards of adjectives appropriate to describe a picture. They then used a thesaurus to learn adventurous words for adjectives such as big and pretty. They were then able to create a class description for a picture of a pink palace.

Next week there are various visits for Years 5 and 6, a gala and netball matches against Bromsgrove School and an assembly on Friday morning for parents of girls in Year 3.  We also have an Open Morning for prospective Westbourne pupils.

Term is certainly well under way!

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School



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