It has been a typically busy week in the PP as the contents of this Acorn will undoubtedly testify; rather than looking backwards however, this week we take a look forwards to the many activities that lie ahead. On Monday we will be hosting the Blunderbus Theatre Company at 10.15am and we look foward to welcoming five other local nurseries and schools, along with some new families, to join us for the performance of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. After lunch our PP children will have the opportunity to work with the actors in a series of workshops. Continuing on the theme of performance please remember that the Spring Concert will take place on Wednesday 29th March and it will take the form of a short review piece presented by each class.
Sandwiched between these events is the Senior Production of Bugsy Malone which will take place on Friday and Saturday night next week. The PP2 and 3 classes will have a chance to watch the dress rehearsal on Friday morning but we would like to take this opportunity once again to invite you to join us for one of the evening performances if you wish.
We look forward to seeing you over the days ahead.
With best wishes,
Rob and Lottie Morse
As usual, there have been lots of sporting activities going on in Pre-Prep. The Sports club thoroughly enjoyed a session on the climbing wall and proved that they each had a good head for heights.
The girls visited Queen Mary’s school for a netball tournament. There were six schools in their division. They played five matches; they won four and drew one. Georgie Bell was presented with a certificate for best player of the tournament and Bella Bland won the award for the most improved player. They finished the tournament in joint first place with a total of 23 points. Well done to all the girls!
Finally, the boys in Sports Club played an away uni-hoc match against Gateways School . They put up a great performance and won the match four nil. Well done boys!
PP1 have been continuing their map work this week and have made some detailed maps of their classroom.
The certificates on 3rd March were presented to:
- Romilly Foot-Tapping for successfully tackling problems
- Rose Wyvill for writing her caption
- Archie MacLelland for sportsmanship
- Isabel Fall for having a superstar attitude
- Nicol White for her exemplary behaviour and attitude
Happy Birthday Emma Adams
Spring Concert and Easter Egg Hunt
Everyone is invited to our Spring Concert and annual Easter egg hunt on the last day of term.
All the children will be taking part in the concert which will comprise some songs, rhymes and some very short drama pieces. There will be a little something from each year group. The concert will start at 11:00 in the Reynolds Hall.
The concert will mark the end of term and all children should be collected from the Pre-Prep by parents at 12:00. Everyone is welcome to take part in our Easter egg hunt. Eggs will be hidden in the EYFS back garden for the Nursery and Reception children and in the main playground for children in PP1, PP2 and PP3.
This year we have decided that the school will purchase all the eggs for the hunt. Whilst we are very grateful for egg donations in previous years we are concerned about the number of children with allergies in school and wish to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable time.
So, please do put the date in your diaries; let’s finish the term and start the holidays in style!
Early Years News
Both the Reception class and the Nursery class have been busy exploring the magic of maths this week. They have been making sequences from numbers and from story stones, examining shapes, weighing and measuring objects, completing puzzles and maths games and even doing some structural engineering.
Reception and Nursery: To bring in a cuboid and a cylinder (a clean, empty tin can would be ideal for Mrs Brown to use for planting!).
Last week’s wow moments were ...
- Hugo Newburn for mark making.
- Thomas Wells for keeping safe when balancing.
- Elizabeth Hayton for chatting with her friends.
- Ben George for kindness.