Thank you so much for my retirement presents at the end of last term. The flowers were magnificent and looked wonderful in my house. The World War 1 teddy has settled happily into my bear family and we are keeping the bottle of champagne for a celebration sometime in the future! My book of memories [...]
Pre-Prep 2 have been learning about electricity and discovering how to build circuits. One of their challenges was to construct a circuit to test objects to find out if they were conductors or insulators. Great ideas and team work, Pre-Prep 2!
You may have heard in the news of the re-enactment of Waterloo. Well Pre-Prep 2 have also been busy re-enacting a battle - the Battle of Britain! If you look closely at the photographs, you may spot German plane formations, the Observer Corps, radar operators, Stukas dive bombing the radar stations, the call to scramble, [...]
On Monday, Pre-Prep 2 became evacuees. Before they boarded the coach, they checked that they had their gas masks, labels, ration books,ID cards and song books. Fortunately everybody had everything so nobody was sent home! On arrival at Froghall Station, the children really entered World War 2 times. They tasted wartime food, met a real [...]
Pre-Prep 2 worked very hard to design and create board games based on the journey of World War Two evacuees. They thought of imaginative reasons why the players had to move forward or back! They then had great fun playing their games! Great team work and fair play!
On Friday, all the children celebrated the 70th anniversary of VE Day. The day began with a thoughtful chapel service in which we remembered the men who fought in the war, the help from our allies and the hard work of those who remained in Britain and had to cope with such things as the [...]
Well done to everyone who entered the craft competitions! We were all amazed at the imaginative, original entries. There were wonderful red, white and blue cakes, fantastic Potato Petes and Dr. Carrots and superb vegetable and fruit lions! The allied plane competition was so varied that it was separated into 3 categories - dioramas, kit [...]
On the 70th anniversary of VE Day, the Pre-Prep had some very special visitors! Tilly's great grandmother and great, great aunt came to see us and told us their memories of VE Day. The children then proudly sang some of the famous World War 2 songs and our visitors joined in. Our impromptu concert ended [...]
Pre-Prep 2 have started their work on 'World War 2' by finding out about the countries in Europe. They tackled a very difficult geography challenge in teams! They were given a map of Europe with some gaps and a sheet with the missing countries. They then had to identify and insert the missing countries! There was lots [...]
Pre-Prep 2 extended their work on sound by learning about Ludwig Van Beethoven. They transformed themselves into little Beethovens by donning Beethoven masks. They then walked in the country and composed music just as this great composer did! Everyone enjoyed listening to the final concert of our countryside music. Great work, Pre-Prep 2!