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We welcomed a very special guest for our Remembrance Assembly this week: Lotte Moore was evacuated during the Second World War and came in to talk to us about her experiences during that time. She showed the children some interesting artefacts, including her original gas mask, a ration book and even the tail fin of a doodlebug rocket! She has written a book about her experiences, which are still available for £5. Thank you, too, to Ralf and Humphrey in Year 6, who performed the Last Post with such skill and sensitivity – a fitting tribute to honour those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Upper School art exhibition. I hope you all agree that we have some excellent artists and designers here at Prospect House.
The exhibition was a lovely opportunity to showcase the fantastically creative and imaginative ways in which the children expressed themselves through the work they produced during art week.
A particular highlight of the exhibition was the outdoor wire sculptures made with the help of artist Darcy Turner.
On Tuesday, eight lucky members of Year 6 attended a science workshop at St John’s, Leatherhead on the science of sweets. After investigating how atoms behave when a strawberry lace is stretched, they then used Bunsen burners to investigate how much energy common sweets contain. As a fitting reward, the children were treated to an afternoon tea, well aware of how hard they will have to work in their PE lessons to burn it off!
Year 5 children have been having fun creating collaborative writing in English. Working in pairs for short bursts of two minutes at a time, they have been creating sentences to describe images, based upon our current book – Skellig. This approach gives the children a chance to be creative, whilst developing cooperation and the ability to compromise.
On Wednesday, we had the first of this term’s morning Upper School concerts. Between them, the nine young musicians played on seven different instruments, which provided wonderful variety for the enthusiastic audience.
Everyone gave confident and polished performances, and it was a truly uplifting way to start the day!
On the afternoon of Thursday 21 November, all children will take part in a cross-country competition within their year group. Please make sure the children have their blue kit (top and shorts/skorts) and long blue socks, as well as trainers suitable for use on muddy ground.
The Year 5 boys enjoyed the challenge of playing several other schools to see if their passing game had improved over the term. The ‘A’ team, playing some attractive football all over the pitch, won one and drew four of their games. The ‘B’ team continued in their winning ways, with four victories and one draw; the ‘C’ team found it hard playing in the ‘B’ team tournament, losing all four games by a narrow margin.
This is a reminder that the early morning supervision is available for children who have siblings attending a morning club in either the Upper or Lower School. The supervision runs from 7:50am until 8:10am.
Please be considerate when parking near the school grounds. We have received lots of complaints from our neighbours about parents parking across their driveways and double parking. Do NOT park on the yellow zigzag lines or KEEP CLEAR signs.
Monday 18 November
Saturday 23 November
|PHS PA Christmas Fair: 10:00am – 1:00pm|
Thursday 28 November
|Nursery dress rehearsal: 11:00am|
Friday 29 November
|Nursery performance: 11:00am|
Monday 2 December
|Final week of clubs|
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M K Hodge 15 November 2019