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11 October 2019

The Quiz Night on Friday organised by EHSPA was an enjoyable way to finish the week.  It was good to welcome so many parents and friends to the school.

This week started with our Celebration Assembly where we recognised the hard work and endeavours of the girls in Years 1 and 2.  There were swimming medals for Grace Moran who took first place in seven races at the weekend whilst gaining three personal best times, and for Isla Batchelor who was also presented with a clutch of medals for her swimming prowess. There were individual awards too for Orlaith Johnson for netball and to Asees Nagra for her fundraising efforts.

Wednesday was a busy day as Prep Hall underwent a transformation and became the scene of the Fire of London for our intrepid Year 2 time-travellers.  They enjoyed a day of historical exploration as they experienced some of the tasks the people of the time would have completed.  They also became History Detectives for the day when they went on an archaeology fact-finding mission.  Our thanks to the group of parents who joined us to help make the day such a success.

Other exploits during the week included experiments with sound in Year 5 Science lessons as they made a selection of musical instruments from different materials.

Meanwhile in Reception the girls worked together in the outdoor classroom building dens and toasting marshmallow leaves and made good use of ICT in their learning as they experimented with the illuminated boards. They enjoyed using their drawing skills prior to using the technology to support their handwriting and number formation.  

They have been using a selection of stories and rhymes involving comparative sizes, particularly height and length. They used the stories and rhymes about height or length as a stimulus for further activities with playdough, duplo and bricks.  They used duplo to make taller and shorter beanstalks for Jack and the Beanstalk.

They built a tall wall for Humpty and then built a shorter one.  They also used playdough to make Incy Wincy spiders with short legs and other spiders with longer legs.

We wish all of our Year 6 girls good luck in the Senior School Entrance examination at the weekend and are proud of the hard work they have completed in preparation. Next week we look forward to seeing parents at the Parents’ evenings in both Prep and Westbourne.  We have individual photographs being taken in school on Thursday and Pink Day to look forward to on Friday.  All girls are reminded that they can come to school wearing as much pink as possible as we support Breast Cancer Care charity.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School

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