Friday Headlines

the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress

Prep News

05 April 2019

Friday 29 March was a very busy day in Prep. It started with a very moving and enjoyable assembly performed very confidently by Reception girls for their parents. The theme was Mother’s Day and the girls all sang, recited poems and told their mothers why they love them. There was not a dry eye in the house by the end of the performance and we were very proud of the girls’ achievements.

In the evening we were very pleased to welcome Year 4 back from Culmington Manor and proud of the Karate girls who performed well in their next grading.
In our Celebration Assembly on Monday we presented Year 1 and 2 girls with Well Done and Language Certificates and there were individual awards for Talia, Siyona, Annika and Temi for swimming and Aditi for skating and Scarlett for Dance.  We clearly have very active girls in Prep.  We were also pleased by how many girls had encouraged their families to take part in Earth Hour on Saturday.

On Tuesday, the day began with Year 1 setting off to ThinkTank and a special Tennis Assembly for girls in Years 2 – 6.  Claire, from Priory Tennis Club demonstrated, with help from some girls, and staff, how much fun and good exercise tennis can be.  The demonstration started using a balloon and progressed to paired work with a sponge ball and then some exercises at different heights.  There is a Tennis Camp taking place next week if any girls would like to join in.
In the evening many parents and guests joined us for the first performance of Kitty Whittington which was repeated on Wednesday evening.  The production, a rags to riches story, was a triumph and enjoyed by all.

With Easter not far away Reception girls enjoyed a transition activity with Year 1 girls.  They were paired up to hunt for Easter eggs around the playground. Unfortunately, these were not real chocolate, but the girls had lots of fun making new friends and it was a good liaison activity between Westbourne and Prep.

After being transported to Old London town for our production Year 5 ended the week with a Victorian Day which we will report on in the next edition of Friday Headlines.
I close wishing you all a very happy holiday and look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Wednesday 24 March.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School
 

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