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the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress

Prep News

15 June 2018

Last week ended with the older girls in the Prep School showing just how multi-talented they are.  Year 5 girls represented their Houses well in the gala on Thursday won by Frank and Johnson. Following the gala many of the girls moved on to play in the last Teatime Concert of the academic year. This included girls from Years 4, 5 and 6 and showcased a wide range of experience levels and styles of music.  It was a very enjoyable way to spend a summer’s evening.

On Friday morning girls in 6I entertained their parents at an assembly based on the theme of resilience.  This featured information on various famous people who have faced adversity in their lives but gone on to be very successful.  The girls also demonstrated their dramatic skills when they acted out the children’s story, ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’. Yet another enjoyable performance shared with parents.

Monday saw the award of our ‘Well Done’ awards to Years 1 and 2 and individual awards for Violet for Archery and seven medals to Olivia for her swimming prowess.  Miss Robinson also advertised the sale of the items made by Year 6 as part of their enterprise unit of work.  The girls had clearly enjoyed this enrichment activity.  We also congratulate Rebecca in Year 6 who has reached the Olympiad Stage of the Junior Maths Challenge and wish her good luck in the final round.

In Maths this week, Year 5 girls have been exploring the volume of different containers. They have also been doing the unique Theme Park Maths where they had to plan, build and operate a theme park making crucial decisions. Will they make a profit or loss?  They are definitely ready to be entrepreneurs of the future. 

Year 2 have extended their knowledge of plans and maps by studying their new topic, the Seaside. They have looked at both physical and human features and created a detailed key for the area around Lulworth Cove. They had fun spotting the different features, especially the Ice Cream shop, the cave and the souvenir shop! Many of the girls would love to visit Lulworth Cove one day.

Year 2 girls also enjoyed some swimming, although not in the sea, as they took part in their first Inter-House gala on Wednesday.  They all swam extremely well and confidently and the results were so close they were finally decided in the last race.  The winning Houses on this occasion were Frank and Johnson by just one point. 

Year 5 had an opportunity to play in rounders matches this week against Bromsgrove School. Our three teams really enjoyed playing and for some this was the first match that they had represented the school in. We narrowly lost the matches by 1/2 a rounder and 1 1/2 rounders, but learnt much about playing and socialising with another school.

We have ended this week with Year 6 girls being transported back in time to Ancient Egypt, Year 3 have travelled to Lickey Hills and our Summer Concert took place.  The girls will describe their experiences next week.

Looking forward we would ask everyone to remember their 20p coins for the Summer Fair on Monday afternoon and we will see parents at Year 4 gala, 1C Class Assembly, Year 2’s trip out and, of course, Sports Day on Friday, weather permitting.

Mrs Hartley
Head of Preparatory School
 

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