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The children in the Nursery have settled into life at Prospect House amazingly well. They have immersed themselves in all aspects of school life, experiencing not only activities in the classroom and outdoor classroom, but also the enhanced curriculum offered by the specialist PE, music and French teachers. A very busy week has been had by all: playing games focusing on turn-taking and early pattern recognition; ‘Feely Phonics’ – sorting objects beginning with the focus phonic of the week; undertaking imaginary play activities in the pizzeria; introducing and exploring the Montessori activities that focus on ordering by size; investigating The Hollow to find ingredients to add to dishes prepared in the mud kitchen; and being introduced to ‘Meddy Teddy’, who performed various yoga poses related to the sound of the week that the children copied. The Nursery staff have been extremely impressed with the children’s participation in all activities and the independence they have shown. Congratulations, Nursery, on such a positive start to school.
Reception children have had great fun hunting for leaves in The Hollow. Having collected and studied the different shapes and colours of the leaves, they have created two ‘necklaces’ for the trees. Great job, Reception!
Year 5 children were set a challenge for their first English homework: to read to someone – or something – else. They did a terrific job sharing their love of reading with their siblings, parents and even pets!
This week, Year 5 have used a variety of resources to aid their visualisation of rotations, flips, reflections and aerial views. These skills are extremely useful in many strands of NVR and mathematical problem solving.
On Friday 20 September, Year 3 will be visiting the British 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 £16 per child, which will be charged on the invoice for next term’s fees.
On Tuesday 17 September, Year 6 will be attending a ‘Developing Comprehension through Drama ‘ workshop in school. The cost of this workshop is £4.55 per child, which will be charged on the invoice for next term’s fees.
We would love you to come into school to get to know the teachers and learn more about your child’s day. Come and join your child’s class on the following dates:
|Year group||Activity||Date 1 – Class 1||Date 2 – Class 2|
|Nursery||Picnic in the Hollow||Friday 4 October 11:45 – 12:15 (Nursery L)||Friday 11 October 11:45 – 12:15 (Nursery V)|
|Reception||Bring a relative to school (reading)||Monday 7 Oct 14.30 – 15.00 (RH)||Monday 14 Oct 14.30 – 15.00 (RW)|
|Year 1||Art in the hall||Friday 27 Sept 14.00 – 15.00 (1R)||Wed 2 Oct 14.00 – 15.00 (1M)|
|Year 2||Board games||Tuesday 1 Oct 14.20 – 15.00 (2F)||Wed 16 Oct 14.20 – 15.00 (2W)|
|Year 3||Bingo||Thursday 3 October 14:15 – 15:15 (3H)||Friday 4 October 14:15 – 15:15 (3C)|
|Year 4||Lunch in school||Thursday 26 September 12:45 – 13:30||Thursday 26 September 12:45 – 13:30|
|Year 5||Cardboard creations||Thursday 10 October 14:15 – 15:30 (5S)||Thursday 17 October 14:15 – 15:30 (5O)|
|Year 6||Strategic board games||Friday 20 September 14:00 – 15:15 (6C)||Friday 20 September 14:00 – 15:15 (6G)|
A number of ensembles will start next week: brass ensemble (Thursday 12:15pm), string ensemble (Friday 12:15pm) and guitar ensemble (Friday 12:45pm). Further ensembles (including orchestra) will be timetabled in due course. Mr Baker is still in the process of finalising the ensembles and contacting parents of new participants. All those involved in ensembles next week will be informed in advance of their first rehearsal.
Mr Baker has yet to finish chamber choir auditions. He aims to do this on Monday. The first rehearsal will therefore be Friday 20 September.
Our next Open Morning is on Saturday 5 October. Please make a note of the date, as a request for guides from Years 4 to 6, will be sent out very soon.
Tuesday 17 September
|Year 6 Drama Workshop|
Friday 20 September
|Year 3 trip to the British Museum|
Thursday 26 September
Year 5 trip to Kew Gardens
Tuesday 1 October
Year 1 trip to Legoland
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M K Hodge 30 January 2019