the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
04 November 2016
We ended last half term in a rosy glow with our Pink Day in support of Breast Cancer Care which raised £460. Thank you to everyone for your support. Our next charity event will be our Spotty Day for Children in Need on November 18.
We began this week with a celebration of Diwali and we looked at both Sikh and Hindu celebrations. We enjoyed hearing more about the ‘Festival of Light’, family traditions and the inclusion of candles and fireworks. Year 2 has been busy recycling milk cartons to make Diwali elephants. They painted them and decorated them with sequins and glitter and the handles made wonderful trunks! Our herd is now ready for Diwali. This was a really fun way of recycling and using materials to celebrate this Festival of Light.
On Tuesday, the Swim Squad really enjoyed their first gala of the year swimming against St Martin’s School. They showed great tenacity and maturity during the races while competing alongside girls from the senior school. EHS won both the Year 5 and Year 6 competitions and came away with an overall victory. Well done to all who took part!
Year 4 visited St George’s Church on Tuesday as part of their RE studies of the Christian Church. Girls were able to have a really good look round. They completed a plan of the church and answered some questions about features of the church. They were also able to draw some of the features. The girls enjoyed their time there and extended their knowledge.
This was a musical week for our older girls. Year 6 extended their repertoire with a hand bell workshop. They worked together in small groups to produce excellent class performances of three different pieces of music in just one session. The girls even managed to sight read the tunes in preparation. We also enjoyed a range of solo performances from the girls in Year 5 at their Tea Time Concert. Well done to all.
Our Thursday assembly featured our PALs, the Playground Activity Leaders. They introduced and demonstrated how to use the new playground equipment correctly and reminded everyone how to take care of it responsibly so that it can be enjoyed by all.
At the EHSPA committee meeting in the week final preparations were made for the Fireworks party on Saturday which starts at 6.30 pm. We hope to see as many families as possible on Prep playground. Preparations for the other forthcoming events including Quiz Night on November 18, the Christmas Fair on December 10 and the Valentine Ball on February 4 are well underway with further details to follow very soon.
We are looking forward to meeting Year 6 parents at the two Parents’ Evenings on Monday and Wednesday of next week.
Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School
Prep News - 4 November 2016
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