Prospect Weekly
 
Construction Club

  

 

In construction club this week, the children were tasked with building 3D shapes and structures using marshmallows and sticks! The children worked really well together to connect the sticks with the marshmallows, and even though this is quite tricky to do, the hardest part for them was definitely trying not to eat the marshmallows! An array of shapes and towers were made, including pyramids, cubes and cuboids.

Boardgames Club

  

Children in boardgames club have been enjoying playing and learning both well-known and new games. After last week’s intense ‘Uno’ contest, this week saw the club members teaching each other some new games such as Rhino Hero, Articulate, Scrabble and the very popular Ticket to Ride.

As you can see… Mr Bradley was not in winning form!

The Science of Sneezing with Year 6

   

With all the coughs and colds going round the school, the Year 6 children have been investigating how far a sneeze can travel and the how viruses can be prevented. We learnt that a sneeze can travel up to 10m and at 100m/hr! So next time you’re about to sneeze, grab a tissue!

Our New Lower School Orchestra

  

The Lower School Orchestra met for its first rehearsal on Wednesday morning. Our ten new members enjoyed their first session and are very much looking forward to their first performance as part of the Christmas Concert.

Geography in Year 6

   

In Geography, the Year 6 children have been enjoying finding out about the differences between developed countries and lesser developed countries. Using our research, we completed a table of comparative data covering factors such as GDP, Infant Mortality Rate and Unemployment Rates; we then used this data to create a range of graphs on Google Sheets. Next week, we will be drawing conclusions from our findings.

Measuring Maths with Mr Clavis

   

In maths this week, Mr Clavis’s group has been investigating units of measurement. We looked at volume, length and mass in some hands-on activities. Children used their knowledge to estimate, before measuring with accuracy. After completing the activities, the children then converted into different units of measurement..

Netball News

Well done to the Year 6 girls who all competed in our netball tournament. This was one of the largest netball tournaments we have hosted and the girls faced some tough competition. The ‘A’ team had wins against the Falcons School for Girls and Orchard House, but had narrow one-goal-difference losses to Old Vicarage School, Hurlingham and The Roche, leaving them in 5th place. The ‘B’ and ‘C’ teams also did well in their competition, playing against some very skilful teams; they came 5th and 6th, respectively.

Sports Results

Year 5 girls netball v Harrodian

‘A’ team lost 6-5

‘B’ team won 6-2

‘C’ team lost 6-1

Year 3 girls netball v Hurlingham

‘A’ team drew 3-3

‘B’ team won 1-0

‘C’ team won 3-0

Year 4 boys football v Roche School

‘A’ team won 4-1

‘B’ team won 6-1

‘C’ team drew 2-2

Year 1 trip to Legoland

On Monday 8 October, Year 1 will be visiting Legoland. Please provide a snack in a disposable container and ensure your child wears his/her PE kit and brings a coat. The children will travel by coach and a packed lunch will be provided. Please note that the children are due to return to school at 3:45pm. The cost of the trip is £24.50 per child, which will be charged on the invoice for next term’s fees.

Year 5 trip to the Science Museum

On Tuesday 9 October, Year 5 will be visiting the Science Museum to visit the Wonder Lab – scientific exploration exhibition. The children will be travelling by public transport, leaving school at 8:50am and returning by 3:30pm. The children should wear school uniform and should take a coat (and potentially a waterproof) in case of bad weather. Please provide a water bottle and a snack in a disposable container. A packed lunch will be provided by the school.

Year 2 trip to Gunnersbury Park and Museum

On Wednesday 10 October, Year 2 will be visiting Gunnersbury Park and Museum. The children will be travelling by coach, departing school at 9:30am and returning at 2:30pm. Please provide a snack in a disposable container and ensure your child has a coat. A packed lunch will be provided. The cost of the trip is £38 per child, which will be charged on the invoice for next term’s fees.

Year 3 trip to the Natural History Museum

On Thursday 11 October, Year 3 will be visiting the Natural History Museum. The children will be travelling by coach, departing school at 9:00am and returning by 3:15pm. Please provide a snack in a disposable container. A packed lunch will be provided. The cost of this trip is £8.20 per child, which will be charged on the invoice for next term’s fees.

PROFS – Northbrook Fundraising

Today, you will find a copy of the Northbrook Wrapping Paper brochure and order form in your child’s reading folder. Please take some time to browse the catalogue and place an order to raise funds for PROFS. For every purchase you make via paper forms, PROFS will receive at least 22% cashback. For purchases placed online, PROFS will receive 15% cashback. It is crucial you choose Prospect House as beneficiary from the drop down list when you buy online.

http://www.northbrookfundraising.co.uk

Please drop your paper orders and cash or cheque payment at the school office by Friday 16 November. We will aim to deliver your gorgeous wrapping paper, gift accessories and toys via your child in late November.

For any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the wrapping paper coordinator, Virginia Vitols, at virginiavitols2@gmail.com.

Second-hand uniform-sale

Please note that a second-hand uniform-sale will be held on Tuesday 9 October.

Lower School: 8:00am – 8:45am Upper School: 3:00pm – 4:15pm

Future dates

Monday 8 October

Year 1 Trip to Legoland

Tuesday 9 October

Year 5 trip to the Science Museum

Second-hand uniform-sale: Lower School: 8:00am – 8:45am

Upper School 3:00pm – 4:45pm

Wednesday 10 October

Year 2 trip to Gunnersbury Park and Museum

Thursday 11 October

Year 3 trip to the Natural History Museum

Lower School Recognition

  

Upper School Recognition

  

Recognition this Week

Each week in assembly children are recognised for achievements in the classroom and in the areas of music, computing, art and sports. This week the following awards have been made:

Nursery L

Amara Asif

Nursery V

Rafe Dumlupinar

Reception H

Alicia Brazell

Reception W

Nariman Ahmed

Year 1M

Amelia Millar

Year 1R

Valentina Duquenoy

Year 2B

Lucy Saunders

Year 2F

Alma Khan

Year 3C

Minnie Dunsire Moore

Year 3H

Emma Momen

Year 4R

Nancy Setchell

Year 4S

Hannah Price

Year 5O

Charlie Snee

Year 5S

Tilly English

Year 6C

Joseph Mathews

Year 6G

Kristie MacDougall

All current circulars and messages can be seen in the secure section of the school’s website. Please always report any difficulty in logging in to the secure area to the school office, or to the email address shown on the website: catalina.basualdo@houseschools.com

MK Hodge 5 October 2018