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28 January 2022

The snap of colder weather has inspired some lovely winter artwork from the children. Year 3 girls have linked their art with their Geography work on polar lands whilst Years 4 and 6 have taken skeleton trees as their inspiration. In Year 1 they have been using their careful observation skills to draw pencil portraits of each other. They have also enjoyed some detailed shape work in Maths.

You can read more about the Science, ICT and English work of Year 2 girls in the separate article. They have certainly been enjoying a wealth of different opportunities.

Our older girls have enjoyed their first competitive fixtures this week.  The U11 Netball teams played against Hallfield on Wednesday.  The A Team was narrowly beaten 5 – 4 in a close fought match whilst the B team won their match 6 – 1.  11 goals scored was a great achievement in our first fixture.  Well done to Eliza and Florence who were voted players of the match by the Hallfield teams.

In the first Gala for two years, girls in Years 3 – 6 who have trained hard weekly competed against Highclare School. We were pleased to welcome our visiting swimmers and parents of both teams and the atmosphere was most supportive.  The end-result was a well-deserved win for EHS. Well done to all.

Our assemblies have helped to extend girls’ general knowledge and have contained some thought provoking challenges. Tuesday saw the marking of Burns Day when girls were introduced to a number of facts about the Scot.  We also looked at some of his famous quotes and listened to Ode to a Mouse read in a strong Scottish accent.
Wednesday was Australia Day and we studied facts about the history, culture, landmarks and unique animals.  We all liked the koalas and kangaroos but were not so sure about the funnel web spider!

We finished the week with our School birthday assembly, which involved all girls from Nursery to Year 13.  Then in our Celebration Assembly we congratulated our sportswomen for representing the school so well and we awarded the Well Done certificates to Years 1 and 2.  There were individual congratulations for Freya Richardson too who won 3 medals this weekend at the Warwickshire County Championships. Highlight of the weekend for Freya was her 100m Freestyle swim in 1.08 minutes, placing her 3rd in Britain for 2022 currently for long course rankings.

Next week is national storytelling week and we would encourage parents to read or tell girls their favourite stories from childhood.  We also look forward to welcoming the parents of girls in 3K to assembly on Thursday.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School

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