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24 January 2020

It is always good to begin the week with a celebration and this week was no exception. We enjoyed hearing about the achievements of Years 1 and 2 as we presented the Well Done awards. We also presented our first Well Done awards to girls in Reception when they joined us in Prep Assembly.  

There were congratulations to Charlotte and Harveen for their swimming success and to Florence for the Distinction achieved in her Guitar Examination. Seven of our Year 6 fencers, Renia, Sanjeevan, Avani, Neha, Hibah, Anna and Jiya, also received their badges and certificates for passing Grade One Foil.  Well done to all girls.
In a busy week our senior pupils in Prep have enjoyed two visits and have expanded their knowledge. Year 6 girls have visited the Hindu Temple at Oldbury and Year 5 the Barber Institute to look at portraiture.  Meanwhile our very youngest pupils were finding out more about Hanukkah as part of the RE curriculum.

With much excitement, the swimming squad went to Bromsgrove this week for a Year 3-6 gala. It was a highly competitive gala with some very close finishes.  Well done to the Year 3 freestyle team who won their race and we were also impressed by some very strong performances, from Year 3 to 6, in the breast stroke and butterfly events. Bromsgrove were the victors on this occasion and we very much look forward to our next gala against Saint Martin’s and Warwick Prep next Tuesday.

We met Bromsgrove once again on Wednesday when Year 5 played netball.  It was a tough match for both teams, with Bromsgrove winning, however the girls tried hard throughout the entire game and did not give up. It proved to be valuable match experience for us.  Players of the match, as selected by the players, went to Isla Batchelor and to Ruby Rowntree.

In Year 2 our super scientists created rainbows indoors. They used a torch as the light source and a prism to split the white light into the seven colours of the spectrum. They explained how rainbows are formed in real life using sunlight and raindrops. The next step was to use red, green and blue light boxes to mix the colours together to create white light.

Mrs Macro’s assembly this week was all about Chinese New Year and we wish everyone well for the year of the rat.

Next week we look forward to the gala on Tuesday away against St. Martin’s School and to welcoming parents to the Year 3 and 4 Teatime Concert on Thursday and to 5F assembly on Friday.

Mrs Hartley
Head of Preparatory School

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