the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
05 July 2019
Last week finished with a challenge for girls in Year 3 when they enjoyed their Monet Day. The girls each chose one of the artist’s great works of art to try to copy. They enjoyed using their colour mixing skills to recreate the unusual shades used by Monet. Having created the background, they added the details using only a paintbrush with no pencils allowed! They were pleased with their forged masterpieces.
There were also several opportunities to perform at the end of last week. One was for Year 4 who presented some of their work prepared for the English Speaking Board examinations to their parents. Some girls showcased their individual talks aloud whilst some girls performed their poems.
The second opportunity was for 1B who entertained their parents with a class assembly. This was based on the theme of toys which has been the topic of their History studies this half term. The girls told us about their favourite toys and about their adventures with Cinnamon and Parsley.
On Friday afternoon, Year 2 entertained a large audience of parents at their mini beasts concert. The girls had learnt a huge number of songs, words and actions and performed with great enthusiasm. A great triumph.
In Westbourne, the girls were finding out more about the jobs of ‘People Who Help us’. Some visited school staff whilst Kindergarten and Nursery girls enjoyed finding out about police jobs.
The weekend offered the chance to relax at the EHSPA inaugural camping event. It was incredibly hot, but many families enjoyed the experience, which also included watching Mary Poppins 2 on a large, outdoor screen.
This last week of term started with Changeover Day when we welcomed girls who are starting school in September to spend the day. Everyone enjoyed the chance to spend time in their new classrooms.
Tuesday was a very special day for everyone at EHS when we all gathered to celebrate Dr Weeks’ contribution to the school as she prepares to retire with a special assembly – ‘This is your EHS Life, Dr Weeks.’ Year 5 wrote a further Harry Potter chapter about the new potions teacher at Hogwarts. Now we know what Dr Weeks is going to do in retirement! You can read more about this event in the separate article. This assembly was followed by the annual picnic. This year was very different as it had a festival feel with everyone celebrating ‘Party at the Pavilion’. There was live music, dancing, games and a chance for everyone to gather as a whole school community. We are sure this created a special memory for Dr Weeks.
This busy last week of the year has ended with our Year 6 Leavers’ assembly and a farewell to our retiring staff. We all wish Mrs Knott, Mrs Collins and Mrs Goodyear well as they begin their next adventure.
I close this academic year wishing everyone a very happy holiday and best wishes for the future to all EHS Leavers.
Head of Preparatory School
Prep News - 5 July 2019
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