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the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress

Prep News

14 June 2019

We are always keen to extend the girls’ experiences and to give them opportunities to prepare for the future.  At the end of last week, a team of ‘Medical Mavericks’ visited Year 6 and gave them a hint of what a medical career might entail.  We are sure that this will be a career that many may follow in the future after the enjoyable and informative workshop.

Class 3J also shared a snapshot of their educational experiences from the year with their parents in assembly.  We heard about their workshops, trips and curriculum studies.  It was clear how much they have enjoyed their studies in Year 3.

During the week we heard about family celebrations for Eid. In Nursery Innaya brought in Eid Sweet bags for everyone and the girls celebrated by painting nails and beautiful Henna patterns. Repeating patterns and sequences were also topics in Reception, and they took every opportunity using different equipment to explore the subject.

This week began very early as Year 6 parents and girls arrived at school from 6.00am ready for the trip to France where they have been having better weather than us. Whilst they were travelling to Dover, we were celebrating the success of our girls. We presented the Well Done certificates to Years 1 and 2 and individual awards to Mya Basra for her independent project on saving water and to Grace Moran who won a clutch of medals and a glass trophy at the Stourbridge Junior Sprint Competition, gaining first in the 50 metre breaststroke. In Reception R5 enjoyed listening to Annie playing the violin. 

Other activities in this busy week have included a Major Mustard Puppet Workshop for girls in Year 1, a trip to Ash End Farm for Year 2, and taster lessons in Senior School for Year 4. Year 5 girls have competed in their Inter-House gala with a win for Curie.

On Wednesday morning, Miss Dawes ran a fitness session for girls and parents using the Five-a-Day programme recently introduced. Girls also demonstrated the circuit training mats used in lessons.  It was very good to see parents and girls enjoying healthy exercise together.  We are holding a second session next week on Tuesday morning. We do hope more parents will drop in to find out about the programme which can be accessed at home. Parents are welcome to take part or to watch!

Next week is just as busy with the Summer Concert on Monday, Summer Fair on Tuesday, Class 1C assembly for parents and Year 3 Inter-House gala on Wednesday, Year 6 Inter-House gala on Thursday.  We hope to finish the week with Sports Day on Friday for all girls from Nursery to Year 6.

I close wishing everyone a restful weekend and good luck to our swimming team which has qualified for the National ESSA finals taking place in Sheffield this weekend.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School

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