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Monkey business!

Monkey business!

News from Aysgarth

Dear All,

Tomorrow you will be forgiven for thinking that the Pre-Prep is a makeshift zoo, when we welcome Animal Story and its animal workshop to Oak House! Throughout this term the children have been investigating a wide variety of animals that can be found in the rainforest and we have invited Animal Story to visit us and give them a chance to see some of these animals close up and, if they want to, hold them. If the excited conversation at lunch and playtime this week is anything to go by, then we are confident that this experience will most certainly encourage greater interest and discussion in their topic work!

You may have noticed, or more likely heard, the addition of some smart looking musical sculptures in the playground. These  percussion instruments were generously donated to the Pre-Prep by current and former parents as part of this year’s Headmaster’s Annual Fund. We are so very fortunate to have such a generous parent body, old and new, and indeed the money raised by APPA over the years to benefit the children and the school has been tremendous. As we consider how best to spend the money raised by APPA from the last year, Lottie and I welcome any suggestions you might have for suitable projects or items that you feel would be valuable.

Finally, we would like to remind you that we will be holding an informal get together for any parents that are interested in learning more about the Prep School. Please note the revised date for this will be on Thursday 26th May at 2.30pm in the Prep School library and all are most welcome.

With all best wishes,

Rob and Lottie Morse


Dates for your diary

· Thursday 19th May: No drama club todayMonday 23rd May: Reception to Tropical World, Leeds

· Thursday 26th May: Nursery Toddle Waddle in aid of Meningitis Trust

* (please note change of date)Friday 27th May, 3.30pm: Start of half term holiday

* Parents are welcome to attend these events.



Last week’s certificates for listening to others were presented to:

Samantha Crompton

Archie MacLelland

Poppy Dinsdale

Sophie Stocken

These children’s work was displayed on the Wall of Fame:

Anna Lines

George Marriott

George Hill

Alice Prudhoe

Kieran Hagues

Busy afternoon of sport

Last Tuesday saw lots of fantastic sports taking place.  The PP2 and PP3 girls took part in fun races at Quen Mary's.  They were presented with a certificate at the end.

PP3 boys joined Form 1 for cricket practice.


Our first ever Nursery pupil to swim the length of the school pool proudly displays her certificate.  Well done!




Non-fiction Books

PP1 children have been researching and writing their own fabulous non-fiction books about the rainforest. 

Here are some pages from Bertie’s booklet.


Over the last couple of weeks PP3 have been writing poems to enter in 'The Young Writers Emotions Competition.'

They used their topic of Rio to think about the emotions of the athletes at various points in their sport e.g. training, the race or event, the medal ceremony.

The poem above is written by Buster Preston.

Entries are now complete and ready to send off!