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Prep News - 25 March 2022


25 March 2022

We had a very colourful end to last week when girls and staff came to school dressed in red in support of Red Nose Day. The afternoon also saw sporting success at the Hallfield Invitational Cross Country event. The beautiful weather gave the girls an extra spring in their step as the U9 Team took first place and Darcey was placed third in the U11 race.

This week started with nervous excitement for girls who were facing their LAMDA examinations.  These took place over three days.  The girls gave their best much to the delight of the examiners who enjoyed their visit to EHS and meeting the girls.

Monday evening brought a netball fixture against Blue Coat School. Our girls played really well throughout with the B Team winning and the A Team losing on this occasion. 

During this week there have also been additional learning opportunities for the girls across Prep.  Year 2 have enjoyed handling the lunar rocks that Mrs Eveleigh arranged to be delivered to school. They have been learning about the 'first moon landing' in their History lessons. They were fascinated to find out that there were volcanoes on the moon and they enjoyed learning about meteorites and how different rocks were formed as they entered the earth's atmosphere. They also enjoyed asking questions of their hot seat visitor, Neil Armstrong.

Year 3 also had the opportunity to extend their historical knowledge. As part of their work on the Anglo Saxons, Year 3 have been studying replica artefacts from Sutton Hoo. They have learned how archaeological evidence helps us understand the past. They have been learning about the Jewish Passover celebration too and enjoyed making and tasting food from the celebration.

An experienced tennis coach from The Priory Club has been in to offer our Year 5 some taster coaching sessions. The girls worked hard to develop their lateral movement, timing and coordination in a variety of challenging activities.

In Year 6, financial risk has been on the agenda. After learning about how to keep their money safe the girls were introduced to the idea of investments and the financial risks involved. They had great fun investing their twenty cubes into either the Bake Sale or Slime Factory before rolling their dice to see whether their investments would make a gain or a loss.

These are just a snapshot of the range of learning opportunities being offered to the girls during the week which has ended with an assembly for the parents of 1B girls and a trip to Black Country Museum for Year 5.

Next week will also be a busy one as we look forward to the end of term, which starts at 12.00 on Friday 1 April.  We just hope to be able to end the term with the beautiful weather continuing.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School

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