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the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress

Prep News

30 September 2016

We ended last week with the second of two trips to Land Rover for the girls in Year 5.  This link with industry and seeing technology and engineering in action is always an exciting opportunity for the girls.  You can read more of their adventure in the separate story.

Back at school everyone else was busy preparing for Open Day which took place on Saturday.  We welcomed visitors to all areas of the school; to Westbourne, Prep and Senior School.  The day was very busy and we were extremely proud of our Prefects and House Captains who acted as guides in the Prep School.  The visitors were very complimentary and had clearly enjoyed their tours.  A highlight was the ‘special’ visitors who appeared in our newly refurbished library.

This week started with our celebration assembly and there were individual awards for gymnastics and the Year 5 Scrapbook Challenge.  There were Trinity Guildhall certificates for a number of our guitarists and our Key Stage 1 Well Done awards for a range of achievements.  We also welcomed our Sixth Form Prep Liaison team from Senior School who introduced themselves.  We are looking forward to working with Alice, LeShaé and Jaskiran during the year.

Tuesday was a very busy day with our second visit to Lunt Roman Fort for Year 3.  It was the turn of 3J this week who enjoyed experiencing life as a Roman soldier.  They were able to extend their studies of the Roman civilisation which they are studying this term.

Learning outside of the classroom was also a focus for Kindergarten girls this week.  They enjoyed their sessions in the Outdoor Classroom mixing and ‘cooking’ in the new mud kitchen and potions station.

Year 2 girls have been making the most of using the KS1 ICT room this week by conducting independent research about Samuel Pepys. The girls have been learning about the Great Fire of London in class and have extended their knowledge of events by researching facts on the internet. Year 2 children, and staff, are all looking forward to the Great Fire of London workshop next week to learn even more about the dramatic events of 1666.

We have ended the week by welcoming Year 1 parents to their first Open House of the year.  We hope they enjoying sharing their daughters’ work.  We are also looking forward to our Macmillan chocolate morning in support of the charity.

Next week, in addition to our Great Fire of London Workshop, we hope many parents will join us for the Gourmet supper evening on Thursday.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Prep School

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