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Prep News - 26 November 2021

26 November 2021

We enjoyed welcoming visitors to our Prep School in Action open day at the very end of last week.  The girls really enjoyed sharing their thoughts about their learning, both in the classroom and in our co-curricular activities programme. This event was taking place whilst we hosted the inflatable planetarium in Prep Hall, an opportunity thoroughly enjoyed by Year 5 girls.

At the start of this week, Year 4 girls enjoyed a journey back in time to the days of the Tudors as they visited Selly Manor.  You can read more about this in the separate article.

Girls in Year 5 have been learning about a different period of history and life in Puritan England in the time of Oliver Cromwell. They made comparisons with their modern lives and asked the question, “Would you like to wear this style of clothing? Every day?”

Year 3 pupils enjoyed sharing their own prayer experiences during their Religious Studies lesson.  They gave confident presentations to their classmates.

Our assemblies this week featured our House Captains.  Each pair of Captains presented information about the person their House is named after to all of the girls in Prep. This is the first time all girls have attended each other’s House Assembly.  We had to listen carefully as we were challenged by the Captains to answer questions on Amy Johnson, Anne Frank and Florence Nightingale. The girls also presented certificates to the winners in each year with the most House Points.  We are now looking forward to some friendly Inter-House competitions in the terms ahead. Well presented girls!

In our celebration assembly this week we have congratulated everyone on raising £420 for Children in Need.  Our Charity monitors, Amelia and Freya, are now looking forward to organising our ‘Brightest Bauble’ fundraising event for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.  

There were also Well Done certificates for girls in Years 1 and 2 and the first Independent Learning certificates for our Monkey Day Challenge launched by Mrs Aston. The girls can submit an Independent Learning project of their choice to celebrate World Monkey Day on December 14.  They may choose to debate a current environmental issue, create a painting or sculpture, research a particular species of monkey, design a new home for a monkey or compose a poem or story.

We have also enjoyed looking at the Switch Off Fortnight challenge results.  Well done to all of our EHS families who endeavoured to save energy and hope they will continue beyond the designated fortnight.
Girls are busy preparing for some festive performances, which we hope parents will be able to join us for.a

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School

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