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Remembrance

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. 

Lower School Art Exhibition
The Lower School art exhibition was a huge success. Just like real artists, the children proudly displayed and talked about the work they had produced. It was wonderful to see the variety of media and interpretations of George Bellows’ Men of The Docks all in one place. Thank you to everyone who attended and to those who wrote such positive comments in the guest book; the children have loved hearing them all.
Upper School Art Exhibition

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.

 

The Science of Sweets

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 English with Mr Clavis

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.

Instrumental Concert

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!

PHS Cross-Country Competition: Years 2–6

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. 

Year 5 PHS Boys' Football Festival

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.

Lunchtime Book Club
At lunchtime on Wednesday 27 November, Mrs Kosmider’s book club will discuss and undertake activities relating to Onjali Rauf’s first book, The Boy at the Back of the Class. The book is told from a child’s perspective to enable readers to explore and better understand the Syrian refugee crisis, and includes familiar childhood issues such as friendship. If your child would like to read the book and join the discussion and activities, they are welcome to sign up in the library. 
Sports Results
Year 3 boys football v Oakfield Prep
‘A’ team won 8-3
‘B’ team won 2-0
Early Morning Supervision

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. 

Christmas Fair Tickets and Appeal for Donations
We are low on donations for this year’s Christmas Fair. We are looking for new or nearly new toys, soft toys, fancy dress, vouchers, wine and luxury items. We also need jam jars filled with toys and (nut-free) sweets.
Donation boxes are located at both Upper and Lower Schools. Please help us to make the Christmas Fair a success.
NEW FOR THIS YEAR: Book your Christmas Fair tickets online: www.trybooking.co.uk/NLG 
Parking

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. 

Upper School Recognition
Lower School Recognition
Future Dates

Monday 18 November

Individual photos

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

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

M K Hodge 15 November 2019