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Prep News - 4 October 2019

Westbourne | Preparatory

04 October 2019

We were delighted to welcome so many parents from Prep and Westbourne to our Macmillan Coffee Morning last Friday. It was an opportunity to relax before heading off to work, meet up with friends and support an important charity. Our girls followed suit at break time when they enjoyed their chocolate morning treats together. Thank you to our parents and pupils who helped to raise £480 for Macmillan, a total which delighted our Charity Monitors, Isadora and Avani who had helped to plan the event.

We started this week celebrating achievements. These included our congratulations to Amy Dowden and her partner on BBC Strictly Come Dancing. We hope our efforts in our After School Club make her proud too. We presented Well Done certificates to girls in Years 1 and 2 for their general efforts and Head teacher’s Awards to Marlah and Asees for their personal fundraising efforts for Edward’s Trust and Birmingham Children’s Hospital. There were awards for Orlaith for netball, Amaris for dancing and a Head teacher’s award for Sahib for some independent research work.

Girls are now familiar with their school routines and have settled into enjoying a range of different activities. Year 1 girls have been for walks around the local area as part of their Geography work to familiarise them with the community near the school. They saw lots of different street furniture including a bus stop, bench, pelican crossing and post box. They identified many different types of home such as flats, detached houses and a row of terraced houses. They studied the shops in Chad Square too although were too busy for shopping.

In Westbourne, our Reception girls are developing their ballet skills in their weekly lessons as part of the Physical Development area of the curriculum. They have also been busy using practical and artistic skills to develop their knowledge further in several other areas. They have made boats with treasure inside - the amount of treasure matching the number on the flag. They matched the number of cubes to the numerals and they have been making 'Marvellous Meals' as they are learning the 'm' sound.

Staff are busy planning a STREAM Day for the girls this half term. The projects will include elements of science, technology, research, engineering, arts and maths. To that end Year 3 teachers would welcome any used toys with wheels, especially cars, that they can deconstruct and use in their learning experience.

Next week Year 2 girls are looking forward to their Great Fire of London workshop.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School

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