Friday Headlines

the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress

Prep News

24 March 2016

Our end of term has continued to be a busy one with activities and visits for many girls to extend their learning. These have been interspersed with Lamda and Music examinations too.

At the end of last week there were opportunities for our Science monitors to experience a range of careers in the medical profession and for our Year 5 girls to further understand what life was like for children living in Victorian times. Girls in 3K also demonstrated their Geography knowledge in an assembly about life at the poles. A penguin and a polar bear were interviewed and the young Scientists explained the differences between the two areas of the world.

Friday night brought the social event of the year as many girls and their parents enjoyed an evening of dancing, eating, fun and games and candyfloss!  We thank all parents and EHSPA members for their hard work in ensuring we had a good time.

A number of our Sportswomen have been busy too. We congratulate, Imogen, Lowri, Charlotte, Audrey and Sophie who have qualified for the finals of the English Schools Swimming Association later in the year.  We will be sending both the medley relay and freestyle relay teams to Sheffield and are looking forward to the event. 

We also congratulate Charlotte, Jemima, Audrey, Emilia and Milly on their performances in the National Schools Biathlon finals held at Crystal Palace at the weekend.  They swam 50m and ran in very cold conditions in the well-known athletics venue. Mrs Batchelor was very impressed by the girls’ efforts and pleased to be at the event to support them all.

This week started with a sports event for all as the whole school took part in a Zumbathon in support of Sports Relief.  Each year group from Nursery to Year 6 visited the Senior School Gym for an active session of Zumba which they thoroughly enjoyed.

Other activities this week have included a visit to Thinktank for Year 1, theatre visits to extend History knowledge for Year 3 and 6 girls and an afternoon of Maths activities for Year 4. We will report more on these early next term.

In addition to the workshops and visits out of school, the girls also enjoy the range of clubs on offer to them and this term Year 5 have enjoyed making seasonal items in Craft Club. They have been sewing felt chicks emerging from their eggs!

The Spring Term has ended with Year 4 girls sharing the experiences of their residential trip to Culmington Manor with their parents. We enjoyed looking at the photographs and hearing their stories. We hope Year 3 girls who joined the assembly are already excited about their turn next year.

We hope parents have enjoyed reading all about our exploits in this busy term and close wishing everyone a happy holiday.  We look forward to welcoming parents to more events next term, some of which should include a tour of the new building.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School

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