the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
02 October 2015
Two of our separate stories from Prep feature trips taken last week by Year 3 and Year 5 girls. Year 3 became Roman soldiers for the day at Lunt Roman Fort and Year 5
investigated how technology is used in industry at Land Rover. You can clearly see how much the girls enjoyed these extension opportunities.
The weekend was busy for some of our Year 6 girls as they acted as guides on Open Day for prospective parents. We are very proud of them as they clearly did an excellent job, judging by the very positive comments from our visitors. Well done girls.
This week began with a very special assembly held to say farewell to our Catering Manager, Mrs Jennie Cartwright, on her retirement. Girls from Reception to Year 13 gathered in the Octagon to say thank you. Jaya and Diya spoke on behalf of Prep girls and Miss Robinson and Mrs Aston added thanks on behalf of Prep staff. Abida and Lauren, Prep Head and Deputy Head Girls joined the Senior Leadership Team on stage and Abida presented Mrs Cartwright with a school teddy bear.
In Reception the girls must have been inspired by the assembly as they prepared some 'Marvellous Meals' using a range of different materials. They certainly looked good enough to eat!
Our Year 6 Gardening Club continued their work at the Allotment on Monday evening preparing the raised beds ready for the next crops.
Year 2 welcomed Mr Mohamed to school on Tuesday to talk about eyes and sight as part of their topic on Senses. He explained how important our eyes are and how lucky we are to see colours and shapes clearly. He showed the girls a diagram of the entire eye and they enjoyed answering his questions and sharing their knowledge. They now know that regular eye checks are important. Mr Mohamed also explained what could go wrong with our eyes and how we should all stay safe on Bonfire Night. The girls really enjoyed his visit and hope he will see us again next year.
Class assemblies in the Prep are always very popular and, on Wednesday, 3J made us think very carefully about our manners. The girls prepared a classroom setting in the hall and acted the scene of a mini spelling test. Most of the girls won Good Girl Medals for being polite and considerate in the lesson. However, some girls showed how annoying misbehaviour can be in the classroom and they found themselves wearing a sad face sticker. We are pleased to say that the 'naughty' girls were only acting a part!
Year 1 girls were out and about this week as part of their Geography studies. They went for a walk around the local area to look at different styles of houses, shops and street furniture. This has helped with their mapping skills and knowledge of the wider school environment. The girls and staff were also pleased to welcome parents to an Open House in the classroom to find out more about their studies.
I close this week with a big thank you for the support of our 'Macmillan Chocolate Morning' which raised £350 for the charity.
Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School