the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
News from Prep
It is hard to believe that we have completed our second full week of the new academic year. Girls are settled back into routines and are already working hard. This was very much in evidence from the Year 1 and 2 Well Done Certificates presented at the beginning of the week. Enthusiasm in all subjects, developing skills in Mathematics and being kind and helpful to others were all rewarded.
We also recognised the independent work being completed in Year 5 with the award of further Bronze and Silver awards for the Scrapbook Challenge. This week brought several individual awards too for girls in Years 3 – 6. There was a swimming award for Meryam, a Lamda certificate for Amber and a piano certificate for Ruth. We presented Millie with a trophy and gold medal for being placed 1st Junior Helm in the Bartley Regatta and we congratulated Tula who is appearing in a picture story in The Beano comic this week as the character ‘Tulicorn’. Our pupils enjoy sharing their talents in a wide range of activities and we offer congratulations to them all.
Badges were presented this week to all of our Form representatives for the variety of jobs they have been elected to. We hope they enjoy representing their classes.
This week our Year 3 girls have visited Lunt Fort in Baginton to extend their History studies on this group of invaders. The Lunt is an early wooden Roman fort. Parts of it have been reconstructed so the girls were able to patrol the ramparts, train to march Roman style and act as Roman soldiers. The highlight of the day was dressing up as Roman soldiers and learning to fight with Roman shields and swords. This experience certainly helped to bring classroom studies to life.
Elsewhere in Prep Year 2 girls have been busy using their computer skills to design an island home in Geography lessons. Linked to this topic they have enjoyed reading the Katie Morag stories.
This week we have welcomed parents in to school at Year 6 parents’ evenings and to the New Parents’ Reception hosted by EHSPA. The committee members were on hand to welcome new parents and to advertise the busy programme of events in the term ahead for both girls and parents. With a Quiz Night, Fireworks Party, wreath making and Tree Lighting on the Calendar there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Next week Year 5 will visit Land Rover and Year 2 will find out how to protect their eyes as part of their Science studies. We are also busy practising our different languages for MFL Day on Wednesday next week. On Friday we are hoping that many parents will drop in for coffee at our Macmillan Morning from 8.15 am in Prep Hall. This is a good opportunity to meet up with each other and to support a very worthwhile charity. We look forward to welcoming parents for a catch-up.
Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School