Year 5 Visit to the Royal Observatory
We visited the famous Meridian Line, where we stood in the Eastern and Western hemispheres!
National Young Mathematicians
Four intrepid Year 6 mathematicians headed off to the Explore Learning centre in Southborough last week, to take part in the first round of the National Young Mathematicians Award. There was plenty of problem solving for them and the children were also assessed on their ability to work together and to find patterns and rules to help them find the answer. John, Ellie, Alyssa and Xander were complimented on their problem solving skills and although they haven't made it through to the next round, enjoyed their day and the mathematics!
Children in Need Day
For ‘Children in Need Day' the Prep School came in wearing home clothes and something spotty on their heads. We had a raffle in assembly and the main prize was a knitted Pudsey made by Senior School teacher Mrs Newton. The winner was Peter and the runner up prizes (Pudsey ears) went to Alex and Eva. Mr Croft, our artistic PE Assistant drew a giant Pudsey in the Prep Corral and all the coins that had been brought in were used to fill the Pudsey. At the end of the day we collected up the money and counted it with a coin-counter. The total from the raffle was £70 and the money brought in on the day £249 giving a grand total of 319. We had a great day and hope our donations will help the children who are in need. Madeleine Hood & Isabelle Baker
Thank you to Reception children and everyone who sponsored them when they ‘scooted' round Dunorlan Park to raise funds for the school that we support in Nepal. The fantastic amount of £343 was raised. Well done.
Harvest Mass in the Prep School was a lovely end to the first half of term.
In the name of the Law
PC Barker visited our younger pupils yesterday leading to plenty of opportunities for role play. His assembly was all about Road Safety and then he talked to classes about what being a policeman involved. The children had a ball!
Different Shapes Explored
On Friday, the Prep School were treated to a whole morning of Maths.
Inspiring Author Visit
On Friday 27 September, author Kate O'Hearn came to visit Beechwood. She was accompanied by three of the characters from her books.
On the 26 June 2013 the Prep School celebrated Sacred Heart Feast Day in style! In the morning we had an entertaining show from the Junk Orchestra.
As part of the Outdoor Education programme, Year 5 enjoyed a 3 day trip last week at the Swattenden Centre in Cranbrook.