the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
28 April 2017
There is always a buzz of excitement on the first day after a holiday when girls look forward to seeing their friends and sharing holiday news. This term we also welcome new girls who have joined us in Nursery, Year 2 and Year 3 and hope they will enjoy being part of the EHS community.
Our first assembly of the new term had a green theme as we talked about the importance of being careful with the disposal of litter. The girls were very aware of how our actions can damage the environment and be a danger to animals. In our Reception and Key Stage 1 assembly the girls were asked to consider what makes a happy playground. We were pleased that they had many ideas to share.
We have also congratulated girls on their achievements from last term. We were delighted to share the news that our guitarists and all 125 girls who entered LAMDA examinations passed with either a Distinction or a Merit grade. We look forward to presenting the certificates.
Even though we have only been back at school for four days, girls have enjoyed a number of enrichment opportunities. For Westbourne girls, this was offered by ‘Lion Learners’ who visited on Wednesday with a range of different creatures for the girls to find out about. This complements the current Reception topic of ‘All Creatures Great and Small.’
Year 1 and 2 girls enjoyed a visit from the author Pippa Goodhart. Pippa has visited us at EHS a number of times and we always enjoy the workshops that she offers.
Our Year 5 and 6 Netball squads had the opportunity to attend a netball masterclass this week with Bongiwe Msomi who plays for Wasps and South Africa. Ramneek and Rosanna, our Newshounds, interviewed members of the squad who reported having enjoyed an amazing experience. They enjoyed the drills that they completed in groups even though it was cold to start with and they would all like to repeat the experience. They felt their skills had improved too.
As the 72 entrants eagerly await the results of our British Science Week poster competition Year 4 pupils have enjoyed the start of their topic on circuits. They worked in pairs to identify which symbols matched the circuit components.
In Years 5 and 6 last minute preparations are being made for the trips ahead to Cranedale and France which we look forward to reporting on in the near future.
Next week, we look forward to welcoming parents to the Year 3 and 4 Teatime concert on Thursday and to Year 1 Open House on Friday. We also hope Reception parents will enjoy the opportunity to visit Year 1 classrooms on Friday evening. I close wishing everyone an enjoyable Bank Holiday weekend.
Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School
Prep News - 28 April 2017
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