Pizza and Teeth!
The Nursery were visited by Malcolm, the Catering Manager, who then cooked pizzas ready for the children to eat for their lunch, which they all enjoyed very much.
Mr Perera, a Dentist in Tunbridge Wells, came in to talk to the children all about being a dentist. He showed them how to clean their teeth properly and all the instruments he uses to check his patients teeth.
The Prep School held their final two events of the year raising money for the Heartlands Children's Academy in Nepal last week. Since September, each class has taken it in turn to choose how they would like to support this cause. This time, Years 3 & 4 held a ‘Simply Delicious' sale which was full on ‘yummy treats' for the children to buy at break-time (raising around £100) and 2H ran a ‘Name the Bear' competition (raising £42.50). The bear was won by Elana Hurst who chose the name - Paddington.
Wildlife Trail for Beechwood Nursery
Beechwood Nursery children visited Coolings Wildlife Trail this week to see all the animals. We saw Wallabies, Woolley Pigs, Sheep, Goats and lots of birds. We had a lovely picnic lunch an a play before we returned to School very happy but very tired.
May Procession Moment
On Friday 23 May, our annual procession to honour Mary, the Mother of Jesus took place. The sweet sound of the children singing as they processed around Fountain Lawn carried around the whole school. It was a moving and prayerful occasion when the importance of Mary and all mothers was remembered.
Year 1 and 2 had a fantastic day out at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Hastings. We met Captain Jeremy Fantastic, a black tipped shark and two puffer fish called Scooby and Leroy. Leroy was a bit of a show off! We learnt that puffer fish can only puff up 8-10 times in their lifetime. Paul summed up the day when he said his favourite bit was "Everything".
Visit to Preston Manor
On Wednesday Year 5 enjoyed a visit to Preston Manor, near Brighton. We learnt, through role play, what it might have been like for a poor Victorian child to apply for a servant's position in a grand house. As soon as we arrived we were treated as young Victorians by the extremely strict housekeeper, Mrs Storey. We learnt a range of new skills from churning milk, making beds, washing clothes to polishing until the brass shone! A brilliant day but we were glad to return to modern times! Lola-Belle & William
Year 5 Residential Course
Last Wednesday Year 5 travelled to the PGL Centre in Hailsham for a two day residential trip. All the activities were fun, ranging from canoeing, giant swing to bmx-ing and abseiling! Most of us loved Jacob's Ladder, though not everyone had a head for heights! We all agreed that the disco was the best part. We were lucky to have lovely weather the whole time. Thank you to all the staff who came with us. Year 5
Yesterday Reception children headed off in the minibuses for a fun filled day at Coolings Nature Trail. The children had great fun swishing the nets around in the large pond and getting their hands wet to discover what they had found in their nets. We had many tadpoles at different stages of their growth pattern and a male and female newt. The children found many bugs under tree stumps and in and around the nature trail. After lunch they had fun exploring the grounds, hiding in the wooden huts and houses and running up and down the tree tunnel.
Police Visit the Nursery!
PC Sophie came to visit the children at Beechwood Nursery School to tell them about being a police officer. They tried on different hats and Sophie's flak jacket as well as sitting in the police car and turning on the blue lights.
Year 3 visited the British Museum on Thursday. We went straight to the Viking exhibition and looked at some wonderful artefacts.