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the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress

Prep News

12 October 2018

Last week saw a celebration of National Poetry Day when Year 5 girls treated us to some performance poetry. Following their trip to Jaguar Land Rover they had worked in groups to produce poems to represent the robotic production lines seen at the factory. All the poems were full of interesting sound words and actions, including malfunctions! The girls have also been designing vehicles of their own and have used their coding skills to program micro-bit vehicles to draw lines. The visit to the factory has inspired them in many curriculum areas.

On Friday, we welcomed Year 1 parents to the Open House morning. At the other end of the day many parents joined EHSPA for the Quiz evening.  Well done to the Kindergarten parents who were in the winning team.

Monday morning dawned ‘green’ in Prep as our Eco Reps presented their first assembly of the year.  They had worked with Sixth Formers to produce their own scripts based on the Prep Eco Code. The word PLANET helps us to remember many ways of helping our environment and the girls’ presentations have inspired us to do more. We are now working towards Switch Off Fortnight when the focus will be on saving energy.

Prep Parliament Reps from each class have also been busy representing the views of their classmates.  The first decision voted on by the girls has been which charities to support with our silver bag collection. Anoukh announced the results this week with funds raised being donated to Age UK and RSPCA.

The late summer weather has inspired the Reception girls this week to design some delicious-looking desserts. They have used a variety of materials to experiment with which has extended their creative skills. The desserts certainly look good enough to eat!

On Wednesday, girls and parents from Year 2 enjoyed travelling back in time to 1666 at the Fire of London workshop. They were very busy helping to put out the fire and finding out about jobs carried out at the time.

We close this week wishing the girls in Year 6 good luck in the Senior School Entrance Examination on Saturday. We are also looking forward to seeing parents next week at our Parents’ Evenings.

Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School
   

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