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the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress

Prep News

08 June 2018

The trip to Cranedale, in North Yorkshire, for girls in Year 5 is one that lives long in their memory and even girls who are well into their Senior School years speak about it with great enthusiasm. They also like to share their experiences with their parents in a special assembly. This took place on the last day before the half term break. The girls acted out some scenes they had written, read their ‘postcards to home’, explained their Little Miss awards and sang a song all about the trip to the tune of ‘Clementine’.  During the assembly parents were also able to see the many photographs taken in the week presented as a slide show background. The pictures showed how much the girls had enjoyed their Cranedale experience.

On our return to school from the week’s holiday it was clear that everyone from Nursery to Year 6 had been very busy designing and making their costumes for EHS Book Day. This year we did not link with World Book Day but with National Elmer Day. During the day girls worked on various book related projects and enjoyed talking to each other about their favourite titles and characters.  

In our Celebration Assembly on Monday it was good to present a variety of awards whilst also celebrating the importance and enjoyment of books. We congratulated girls in Years 1 and 2 for a number of individual endeavours and girls in Years 5 and 6 for their success in the Chinese Calligraphy competition. The seven girls, Carmen, Vybhavi, Jessica, Jasmine, Leen, Sophia and Lucy who entered all gained second place Certificates of Excellence and we are proud of their achievement. Harveen was presented with her Level 4 swimming award and Star with her certificate for having helped to raise £1400 in a sponsored climb.  We finished our celebration with prizes for completed French projects.  Prizes were awarded to Jessica, in first place, and to Ruby, Vybhavi and Kiri.
Other assemblies this week have included personal safety advice when meeting dogs in the environment.  This linked with our new style Challenge Board for the half term.  We hope the girls will enjoy the wide range of challenging activities.

We have ended the week with a visit from Major Mustard, a puppeteer, to Years 1 and 2 which we will report further on in the next Friday Headlines.
Next week we have Egyptian Day for Year 6, Prep Summer Concert and the Year 2 swimming gala to look forward to as we head rapidly to the end of the academic year.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School
 

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