Prospect Weekly
Learning about number sequences in Year 3

Children in Miss Cross’s maths group have been enjoying learning about number sequences. They have used their knowledge of number patterns to work out and explain to each other, the answers to various number-sequencing problems.

Reception Addition!

 

Reception children have been looking at addition this week. They have been adding objects together and using number lines to help them count on.

Year 1 Science Superheroes

In science lessons, Year 1 children have been testing different materials. Following the story of Traction Man, they worked out the best material for a superhero cape. They discovered that tissue paper fell apart, fabric stayed wet, and wood became heavy and damp. As a result, the children decided that plastic would be the best material for a cape, because it is waterproof! Using their new-found knowledge, the children made their own superhero masks and capes, and decorated them with plastic gems.

Visit to the Lower School by illustrator Jenna Herman

On Thursday 15 November, our children will be visited by the illustrator Jenna Herman. Since her previous visit to PHS last year, Jenna has finished her new book ‘Hedgehogs don’t live in the City!’ She will be spending time with each year group and answering any questions that they may have.

Your child will bring home today a pre-order form for both of Jenna’s books, along with payment information. If you would like to purchase one (or both) of the books, please fill in the form and return it to your child’s teacher, together with payment (cash, cheque or online), by Tuesday 13 November. Children will bring their book(s) home with them Thursday.

Year 6 have been Planning…

In English this week, Year 6 children have been planning and dramatising responses for a letter linked to our current book: Goodnight Mr Tom. In the book it is clear that young Willie Beech, an evacuee from London, has been treated appallingly by his mother.

The children received a letter from Ms Beech and wrote an honest reply from the point of view of Willie – there are sure to be some uncomfortable home truths revealed!

…and Plotting!

In Maths lessons, Mr Clavis’s class has been learning about coordinates across four quadrants – including negative numbers. We played an intense game of Battleships to help our understanding. The girls were very competitive!

More Plotting in Year 5!

Year 5 children have been plotting and reflecting points and shapes. They have also been working out the extra points they need to complete certain shapes. On Thursday, they completed an investigation that involved plotting points provided to reveal various mystery figures.

Christmas Art Competition Winners

We had lots of wonderful entries for the PROFS Christmas art competition and it was very difficult to pick the winners. Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to the children whose artwork was chosen.

Year 4 Visit Hampton Court Palace

On Thursday morning, Year 4 headed off to Hampton Court Palace. Everyone was very excited to be given the chance to explore the grounds that Henry VIII called his home. The children were transported back in time as they were escorted around the kitchens and grand rooms by servants of the Tudor house. Due to the great weather conditions, they were also lucky enough to be able to wander around the beautiful gardens. A big thank you to Mr Yazgan and Mrs Jones for all their help on the trip.

Parents’ evening reminder

Please remember that the appointment booking system closes at 9:00am on Monday 12 November. No after school clubs will run on Wednesday or Thursday. Supervision will be provided until 4:30pm so please email the office if you wish your child to be supervised in the library during your appointments.

Remembrance

Sunday 11 November 2018 is exactly one hundred years since the end of the First World War. For this reason, Prospect House marked Remembrance Day in a special way this year. On the first day back after the half term break, Miss Rosario led an assembly to raise awareness for this year’s Poppy Appeal and ‘Thank You’ initiative on behalf of the British Legion.

In memory of the entire generation that lived and served during World War One, the children at Prospect house learnt about the groups in society that contributed towards the war effort and then wrote ‘thank you’ letters to them.

We recognise their great sacrifice and we are thankful!

Lost Property

A child in Year 1 has lost their PE kit. Please check your child’s belongings.

Year 4 PHS Netball Tournament

In one of our biggest tournaments this term, the girls played some lovely netball even in the face of some quick and skillful opposition. The girls in both teams created some excellent chances and defended well. Both the ‘A’ and the ‘B’ teams came 5th in their respective groups.

Art Club Get Ready for the Christmas Fair

The Christmas Fair penguins were looking a bit tired after their summer hibernation so the art club painted them in shiny new coats. They now look very smart and are ready to be on parade on Saturday 24 November!

PHS – Year 4 Football Mini-Tournament

The Year 4 teams thoroughly enjoyed the Prospect House mini-tournament, in which the teams proved to be very evenly matched. After drawing two and losing one of their matches, the ‘A’ team just missed out on a medal, finishing in 4th place; they did, however, finish as the top scoring team. The ‘B’ team were awarded bronze medals in their tournament following a victory, a loss and a draw. The ‘C’ team, playing in the ‘B’ team tournament, proved worthy opponents as they put in their best performance of the season.

Year 5 St James Football Tournament

The boys played their best football of the season. Having won all but one of their group matches, the team reached the final, where they played Clifton Lodge. Prospect House won the match 2-0 to lift the trophy!

Sports Results

Year 6 boys football v The Roche School

‘A’ team won 4-1

‘B’ team won 2-1

Lower School Recognition

Upper School Recognition

 

Future dates

Wednesday 14 November

Parents’ Evening: Lower School – 3:30pm – 8:00pm

Upper School – 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Thursday 15 November

Illustrator, Jenna Herman, visiting the Lower School

Parents’ Evening: Lower School – 3:30pm – 8:00pm

Upper School – 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Monday 19 November

School photos

Thursday 22 November

Class 5O assembly: 8:45am

Saturday 24 November

PROFS Christmas Fair: 10:00am – 1:00pm

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

Lily Dudley

Nursery V

Jacob Tichener

Reception H

Nyla Lennard

Reception W

Pola Lijs

Year 1M

Barend Assen

Year 1R

Rufus Evans

Year 2B

Beatrice Turner

Year 2F

Coco Wallis

Year 3C

Cate Kashyap

Year 3H

Lincoln Li

Year 4R

Sam Dyson

Year 4S

Emilia Burke

Year 5O

Stavros Vidakis

Year 5S

Ann Marie Beeson

Year 6C

Elizabeth Irvine

Year 6G

Teddy Temple-Bowles

Christmas Fair Donations Appeal from PROFS

Jam Jars – We need jam jars decorated with paper, fabric, paint, glitter and ribbon and filled with stickers, sweets and/or small toys.

Any duplicate, unopened or very gently used toys or fancy dress for the Toy Tombola. Any ‘no longer loved’ or under appreciated soft toys/teddies that are in good condition for the Adopt a Teddy stall.

Raffle prizes: We need any vouchers for spa/restaurants/cafes, theatre tickets, food, wine, spirits, chocolates, vouchers for spa/holidays/time at a holiday home, signed merchandise, electronics, really cool toys, or any other raffle prizes.

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Please collect your panettone on Friday 16 November from the Lower School hall at 3:00pm or Upper School library at 3:30pm

Circulars

DATE SENT

TO

SUBJECT

Wednesday 
7 November

To all parents

Christmas cards

Wednesday
7 November

To the parents of childen in nursery and reception

On line assessment record for children in the Early Years – Look@Me

Wednesday 7 November

To all parents

Parents’ evenings – Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 November – online booking system

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 9 November 2018