Prospect Weekly
Year 5’s Reading Challenge


Year 5’s homework challenge last week was to read to someone else. The children had a fantastic time reading to parents, siblings and even pets!

Football, Foils and Flexibility



Clubs are back in full swing! The school has been a hive of activity this week with the start of extra-curricular clubs, which include, for the first time, fencing in the Lower School.



The budding D’Artagnons in the Lower School thoroughly enjoyed their first fencing lesson.

Architecture Workshop

After attending a workshop at the International Women’s Day STEM conference, we were compelled to book in some architecture workshops for PHS. From making tall towers out of nothing but sticks and elastic bands, to recreating iconic historical structures, the workshops cater for a multitude of cross-curricular links. As we settle into our new classes for this academic year, the main focus of the workshops this month is team building. The cost per child is £4, which will be added to the invoice for next term’s fees.

Upper School Recognition


Lower School Recognition


School Council 2018/19 House Captains 2018/19


Lower School LAMDA Awards


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

Matthew Xin Cox

Nursery V

Felicity Davis

Reception H

Sara Dooley

Reception W

Lucas Moreton

Year 1M

Joey Petley

Year 1R

Roya Candey

Year 2B

Roxy Candey

Year 2F

Max Mellor

Year 3C

Sibelle Mehmet

Year 3H

Sophie Monk

Year 4R

Alice Brittain

Year 4S

Rahul Bansal

Year 5O

Sophia Tverin

Year 5S

Max Brooke

Year 6C

Joshua Clayton

Year 6G

Daniel Ross

Open Morning for Prospective Parents – Saturday 6 October

Please make a note of the date, as a request for guides from Years 4 to 6 will be sent out soon.

Music Ensembles/Chamber Choir/ABRSM Certificates

Most ensembles will start next week: orchestra (Tues 3:30-4:30pm), brass ensemble (Thurs 12:15pm), wind ensemble (Fri 12:15pm) and guitar ensemble (Fri 12:45pm). Further ensembles (including those for string players) 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 on Friday 21 September.

ABRSM certificates for those children who took music exams in the summer will be handed out in assembly on Monday.

It’s a Boy!

Many congratulations to Mr and Mrs O’Sullivan on the birth of their baby boy, Sebastian, who arrived on Tuesday 11 September, weighing a healthy 7lb 15oz.

Future Dates

Tuesday 18 September

Architectural workshop: 1R, Year 4 and Year 5

Thursday 20 September

Architectural workshop: 1M, Year 3 and Year 6

Tuesday 25 September

Architectural workshop: Reception and Year 2





Tuesday 11 September

To the parents of children in Nursery and Reception

Early reading/phonics talk

Tuesday 11 September

To the parents of children in Years 1 and 2

Individual music lessons

Thursday 13 September

To the parents of children in Years 3 and 4

Changes to the way we teach spelling

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:

MK Hodge 14 September 2018