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Wow, what a term it has been! There have been so many highlights including amazing productions, musical assemblies and concerts, numerous trips (including residentials) and of course our incredible Sports Day.
We wish you all a wonderful summer and look forward to hearing about the children’s adventures on Wednesday 4 September!
The brass and guitar ensembles played in assemblies this week. Both groups played brilliantly and the audience clearly loved their performances. Well done to the children involved and special thanks to Mr Hickie and Mr Rodgers for all their help.
Year 5 participated in a STEM afternoon where they learned about simple series electrical circuits and used visual coding and a micro:bit to create a scale model and working prototype for a pedestrian-crossing system
Year 4 finished learning about visual coding and micro:bits by creating a 2-player board game that tested who had the fastest reactions.
Year 1 children enjoyed a Star -Wars-themed day on Tuesday to celebrate the end of their topic on space. They came dressed up as a range of Star Wars characters and spent the day making lightsabers, stormtrooper cupcakes, and LEGO and paper spaceships; they also created their own Star Wars characters. It was rounded off with a game of ‘Pin the Mask on Darth Vadar’ and a Star Wars Show and Tell. What a brilliant way to end Year 1!
Over the past four weeks, many children have been attempting to solve a variety of challenging problems on the problem-solving display in the school foyer. On Wednesday morning, those who had successfully attempted a number of problems were presented with a ‘Promising Problem Solver’ certificate in morning assembly. Well done to all those who gave it a go. Many more challenging problems will appear on the board in September for those who wish to challenge themselves further.
Year 5 children had a fantastic time at the Hever Castle triathlon roadshow, as they grappled with the three disciplines of this growing sport. They were very excited to swim in the lake and were taught how to take their helmets off as quickly as possible in transition. The teachers were very quick to comment on how passionate and competitive the Prospect House athletes were in comparison to those from others schools.
Year 6 children put their map-reading and planning skills to the test in the annual landmark trip around London. Using only buses, tubes and their feet, they pounded the streets looking for specific landmarks and anything on the bonus points list! Luckily, there seemed to be a lot of people wearing fancy dress yesterday! Thank you to the staff and parents who accompanied the children on their final Prospect House trip!
Earlier in the year, Year 5 created videos on Internet Safety and the two teams who produced the best videos went on to submit entries for the Childnet International Film Competition 2019. The judges looked for films that were creative, inspiring and had a clear message. The film produced by one of our teams was short-listed. In a field of 123 entries nationally, this was a real achievement. The judges said, ‘that it was such a difficult decision to make’ as they thought ‘the film was great but felt that others were stronger in answering this year’s theme’.
If you or your child are interested in making some crafts to be sold at the PHS Christmas Fair, please email Juliet English on firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. Proceeds will go to Albaraca Nursery.
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M K Hodge 11 July 2019