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Visit to Souter Lighthouse

Visit to Souter Lighthouse

Dear All,

Another week goes by and once again we have been impressed by the industry and enthusiasm of the children in the Pre Prep. Overleaf you will see the evidence of their efforts both in the classrooms, the music school, the sports hall, the pool and on their visit to Souter Lighthouse; what a busy and successful bunch they are.
Looking to the future, we have the spooky themed 'Gothic Book Week' in conjunction with the Prep School to look forward to, hotly followed by our Harvest Festival on Friday 13th in the Chapel. Details about both events will be in next week's edition of the Acorn.

We wish you all a lovely weekend
Rob and Lottie Morse


Romilly's report on PP2 visit to Souter Lighthouse


Making working models of lighthouses.

Triathlon Day

On Wednesday 27th September PP1, PP2 and PP3 will be taking part in a mini triathlon to mark National Fitness Day. During the school day we will have an emphasis on health and fitness as part of our lessons.  Please ensure children have their swimming kit and PE kit with them that day. We will announce the results of our efforts at the celebration assembly next Friday.


Aysgarth French teachers, Madame Pearson and Madame Rich, are visiting Pre-Prep once a week to teach French to all children in Reception through to PP3. PP2 and PP3 had a fun lesson asking questions to work out which animal they had written in French on the post-it note on their foreheads.





Violin lessons

Mr Bainbridge is also teaching in the Pre-Prep once a week.  He is teaching all the PP3s the violin.  We look forward to hearing their recital in the end of year Leavers’ Assembly.





Theme of the week—’I am a good listener—the difference between listening and hearing.’


Romanian Shoe Box Appeal

The Pre-Prep have decided to support the New Life Romania Appeal run by the New Life Baptist Church in Northallerton.  We have supported this campaign in previous years and children have enjoyed choosing little items to fill a shoe box.  The shoe boxes are then taken to Romania and given to families in need as a Christmas gift.  If you wish to contribute, a leaflet giving full details about the appeal and instructions on how to take part is included with this week’s Acorn.  Please bring the boxes into school straight after half term on Monday 30th October.  Thank you.


The certificates on 15th September were presented to: 
Alistair Chapman for making a super start
Rafe Warner-Reed for making a super start
Ben Critchlow for making a super start
Mony Hughes for making a super start

Happy Birthday - Farley Hughes and Romilly Foot-Tapping


PP1 have been making the most of the facilities in the sports hall during their PE lessons this term.  They thoroughly enjoyed their work on the climbing wall and showed great skill at traversing across the wall.  It was hard work to hold on and, to make it even trickier, they had to balance a bean bag.

Early Years News

Early Years have been very active this week.  Reception and Nursery children had a super time in their gymnastics lessons which started on Friday with Coach Su. The extra-curricular ballet club began on Wednesday with Miss Libby and our budding ballet dancers worked hard getting their hands just right. Everyone enjoyed their trip to the swimming pool with Mrs Gaven and thought it was great fun splashing about in the water.