Friday Headlines

the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress

Prep News

28 June 2019

With such awful weather recently, we were very lucky to be able to hold our three Sports Days in Prep last Friday. All girls from Nursery to Year 6 were able to demonstrate their athletic skills to an audience of gathered parents. This year there was an extra treat as Senior School pupils who are planning their World Challenge trip were on-hand serving tea, coffee and delicious cakes. We have also completed our five annual Inter-House swimming galas and final winning results will be announced at the end of term.

This week began with our Celebration Assembly with many congratulations to individuals and to our guitarists in particular. We presented Music examination results and their success in the Leamington Music Festival. Miss Larner was very pleased to report that EHS had winners in all of the categories in a variety of age groups. This included soloists and ensembles and EHS Prep Guitar Ensemble retained the Karen Knott Trophy.

The Prep Parliament Representatives displayed a selection of the equipment that has been purchased from the money raised at the Summer Fair. We are just waiting for some suitable weather to be able to try it out.

We also wished our Year 4 girls good luck in their English Speaking Board examinations and are now eagerly awaiting the results.

Tuesday was an extremely busy day in Prep. Classes in Year 3 were invaded by Vikings and enjoyed the day extending their studies. Meanwhile Year 5 visited Singers Hill Synagogue as part of their RE curriculum. The day then ended with the EHS Gymnastics Showcase featuring performances from Prep and Senior School gymnasts.
Year 3 girls have also been busy in the classroom exploring the capacity of different containers. They had to first estimate how much the containers held and then measure carefully to find which containers held 500ml.

In Year 1, girls have created their own jigsaw puzzles as an extension of their History topic on Toys.  Using the Colour Magic programme on the computers they designed, printed and cut out their puzzles.  They then enjoyed completing their own puzzles and the ones created by their friends.

Reception girls travelled to the West Midlands Safari Park on Wednesday where they were able to add to their knowledge of animals which they have been studying this term.

We have ended the week with a number of special assemblies and a Monet Day to be reported on next week, our last week of the academic year.

We are all looking forward to the EHSPA Camp on Saturday evening and Changeover Day on Monday, the School Picnic on Tuesday and our Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly on Friday. After a busy term, we are also looking forward to breaking up on Friday.

Mrs Hartley
Head of Preparatory School

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