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From the Head’s Office

As we mark Remembrance Day in Pre-Prep, the significance of that moment in time, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, has been elevated by the children’s enquiry in class.  So many family associations with World War I have been shared. For the children there feels a real connection and understanding of the relevance of the poppy and of the importance of the silence we observe. During our service we read, “Where the Poppies Grow” by Hilary Robinson and children also listened to “Poppies Day” read by Simon Weston. The children were respectful and thoughtful as they remembered those who have fallen and acknowledged the importance of friendship between countries, as well as between ourselves.
This afternoon we welcome David O’Kelly and Scott Flaving, from the Yorkshire Regiment, who will speak to PP2 and 3 about World War I and judge the PP3 WWI art competition. PP3 also look forward to Rugby and Netball at Cundall Manor on Thursday afternoon this week (see separate email from Mr MacLelland).
Thank you to those of you who attended Parents Evenings last week and for the positive comments you shared about the progress your children have been making since the start of term.
Finally, please could you ensure your child comes to school with a warm and named coat, hat and gloves so that they are able to enjoy their playtimes on our rather windy playground!
With best wishes,  Susie Drake,  Head of Pre-Prep

Menu—Week 2

Tuesday—Spaghetti Bolognaise
Wednesday—Pork Tagine
Thursday—Chicken Pie
Friday—Fish and Chips
Monday—Steak and Ale Pie

Dates for Your Diary

* Friday 14th November, 2.00-3.30pm: Pre-Prep Grandparents Afternoon Tea
* Friday 5th December, 9.30am: Pre-Prep Carol Service.  Coffee served from 8.45am.
Tuesday 9th December: Nursery Christmas Party
Tuesday 9th December: Reception, PP1, 2 and 3 to Georgian Theatre in Richmond to watch the pantomime.
Wednesday 10th December, 12.30pm: End of Term (lunch is not served on the last day of term.)
* Parents are welcome to attend these events.


We’ve been offered the fantastic facilities of the new Reynolds Hall for our Christmas Play this year.  This will allow every parent an improved view of their child’s performance.  The Christmas Play will take place on Friday 5th December at 9.30am with coffee and mince pies available in the Dining Room from 8.45am.
If your child does not usually attend Nursery on Friday morning they are most welcome to join in the Christmas play.  Please speak to Mrs Forth or Mrs Harrison about arrangements.

Assembly theme for the week: Enthusiasm

Individual and Family Group Photographs

Reminder: last day for ordering photographs is 13th November.  See the item in issue 115 (14th October) for full details on how to order. The website is : 

Pennies for Pudsey

Children in Need
This year we will be collecting pennies for Pudsey.   Please donate your small coins which will be used to make a huge picture of Pudsey on the school playground on Friday 14th November.  Thank you.

Last week’s certificates for Co-operation were presented to:

Bertie Bullas

Isobel Heagerty

All of PP2 for making 'friendship soup'

Annabel Bulman

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

George Marriott

William Biker

Alexander Storer

Alice Prudhoe

Henry Prudhoe

These children joined Mrs Drake for Friday Lunch

Reception Table: Alexander Wyvill

Blue Table: Harry Bateman

Yellow Table: Will Sizer

Green Table: Henry Hollins

Red Table: Jemimah Vaux

Happy Birthday to Pippa MacLelland

Thank you to everyone who helped at the APPA Bonfire Tea.  £435.50 was raised for APPA funds.

Dear Nursery Parents,

Please, please, PLEASE! could all children bring in appropriate clothing for colder weather.  Waterproof dungarees or trousers would be super if you have them.  Also, gloves, hats, and WARM coats.
Please could we also have a bag (none plastic) of a FULL set of clothes to be left at school in case of accidents, falling in puddles etc.  This does not necessarily have to be school uniform.
ALL clothes and Wellingtons must be named.  This makes it much easier for the Nursery staff to ensure your child goes home with the correct items!
Thank you all for your help. Gay Forth and the Nursery Team