All the pupils from Years 3 to 6 in the Prep School (over a hundred children!) were involved in this year's Prep Production and their hard work in preparing for the play culminated in two wonderful performances on Thursday and Friday this week.
Funny for Money
There were lots of smiles and plenty of laughter in the Prep School today as the children embraced the ‘Make your face funny for money' theme for this year's national Comic Relief fund-raising day.
Final Forest School Trip
The sun came out for the Reception children's last visit to Forest School. We began by setting up camp and making sure our boundaries had been set. The theme was Space. Our ranger showed us how to bruise the willow which allowed the children to bend it into lots of different shapes. Our challenge was to make two triangles and fix them together to make a star. The children did very well and, with lots of determination, managed to create some excellent stars. We were treated to marshmallows around the camp fire and each child got a turn to toast theirs. After our treat and warm cup of hot chocolate the children went off to explore the forest for the last time.
Nursery Tea Party
On Wednesday afternoon the Nursery held a tea party to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care. The children had made biscuits and cakes for the parents to enjoy and we all had a lot of fun in the garden as the weather stayed dry. We raised £105.72 in total so we would like to say a very big ‘Thank You' to all the parents who came along and donated to such a good cause.
World Book Day
For the celebration of World Book Day, the Senior School reached new heights yesterday as staff threw themselves into the fun with some amazing outfits..
The Prep School's annual celebrations for World Book Day were as colourful as ever and everyone had fun spotting familiar favourites and new arrivals too..
Prep School Science Day
KS2 children enjoyed using hands-on equipment and experiments. They found out more about how sound travels and changes pitch. With the materials they tried to build the most stable structure!
The Nursery have been looking at the lifecycle of a butterfly and have been busy making their own butterflies by mixing primary paint colours. They painted one side of the paper and then folded the paper to make the symmetrical pattern on the other wing.
Reception in the Forest
On Wednesday, the Reception class had their fourth visit to Forest School where they finished off making their name discs by attaching pipe cleaners and string.
Primary Maths Challenge Bonus Round
Prep School pupils Ryan and Christopher were so successful in the Primary Maths Challenge that they were invited to take the Challenge Bonus Round which took place in school on 4 February. This is a remarkable achievement as 79,000 pupils in Years 5 and 6 took part in the challenge across the country last November and only a small proportion scored highly enough to be included in the final round. The results of the bonus round will be published on the Mathematical Association website in March.
Beowulf at Beechwood
On 5 February it was Anglo Saxon Day for Years 4 and 5 - everyone dressed up as Anglo Saxon people and a lady came to tell us all about what life was like at that time.