Firstly, I must take this opportunity to thank the APPA committee and all who have contributed to APPA events in recent years for their generosity in providing a fleet of new playground vehicles for the children’s enjoyment. Whilst the weather has been far from conducive for making the most of the break times, the children have dodged the showers to test drive the new tractors, diggers and tricycles.
Secondly I must draw your attention to the information overleaf with regard to the forthcoming EYFS and Pre Prep Sports Days which will take place on the 16th June; Lottie and I look forward to seeing you next Friday.
Finally, I write to inform you that, whilst the summer term remains extremely busy and rewarding, we are already deep into planning for September 2017 and all that the new academic year will bring. As you are aware, we continue to build ever stronger relationships between the Preparatory School and the Pre-Prep as we strive to provide the very best education for your children. I am, therefore, delighted to announce that the Preparatory School French department will deliver French lessons to all Pre-Prep pupils from Reception through to PP3 from September onwards. Furthermore, as we look to make the most of the strengths of our teaching team, Emma Barlow will oversee the PP3 year whilst Charlotte Phillips, upon her return from maternity leave, will take up the post of PP2 Class Teacher. Looking even further to the future, we are in the process of developing an exciting and wide-ranging Forest School programme and I look forward to imparting this information to you as soon as plans are finalised.
With best wishes,
Rob and Lottie Morse
Sports Day arrangements
All children should wear their school sun hat and wherever possible, please apply long lasting sunscreen before the start of sports day events.
The Nursery and Reception will begin the proceedings with their races at 11am on the main field and we welcome all children and parents to join us.
Children who do not usually attend on a Friday should go to the Nursery classroom at 10.45am.
Nursery children should wear a t-shirt with shorts or joggers and bring a sweatshirt in case it is cold. Reception children should wear their P.E. Kit.
All parents are invited to bring in a picnic to eat with their children in the school grounds. Please remember we are a nut free school.
The Nursery and Reception children will be available for collection after their races.
Pre-Prep children should be collected at midday from the school gates.
Please note that the children will be your responsibility for the duration of the lunch break. If you are unable to attend, please would you try to arrange for your child to share a picnic with friends and let your child’s class teacher know who they will be joining. If this is not possible, do please let Rachel know.
A bell will ring at the end of lunch when all children in PP1, PP2 and PP3 should be returned to the Pre Prep in readiness for the afternoon races on the main field. The races will start at 1pm.
Children in Nursery and Reception may stay with their parents to watch the afternoon’s events. Those who usually attend on a Friday afternoon can return to their teachers when the bell rings to cheer on their older siblings and friends.
At the close of the events we invite everyone to join us for a cup of tea and a brief Prize Giving in the Pre-Prep playground.
We look forward to seeing you at Sports Day and hope that you will join us in keeping our fingers crossed for some glorious weather.
The certificates on 26th May were presented to:
Flora Orde-Powlett for working hard
George Marriott for being a super historian
Gabe Collier for super confidence
Solomon Foot-Tapping for amazing effort
Alexander Storer for super creative writing
Isobel Heagerty and Bella Bland received free reader certificates.
Rose’s woodland scene.
PP1 set the scene
The children in PP1 have been thinking about some wonderful descriptive words to set the scene for their stories. They then used the fantastic adjectives to inspire these pictures.
A beautiful castle by Samantha
|A seaside scene by Romilly
Jake’s spooky castle in a storm.
As part of their Medieval project PP2 have been writing dragon poetry.
Early Years News
Mrs Brown and Mrs Shaw have been very impressed with the imagination and creativity the children have shown in making their lovely hobby horses.
Everyone has had great fun playing with them and using them as props for learning. They have been ridden, groomed, described and measured this week.
The hobby horses will be on display in a hobby horse parade at our Medieval Fayre on Friday 30th June. All the children are invited to come to the fair and, if they would like to, dress up as princesses or knights to compliment the theme of the afternoon. Further details of the Medieval Fayre will be published soon.
Everything has been growing so fast recently, our chicks are getting bigger and we have planted some sunflowers which are just shooting up!
Our wow moments last week were ...
Zoe for persistence and rising to the challenge.
Josh Grimmett for number work.