The Pre-Prep ended the term with a wonderful 'Christingle Celebration.' The children sang and spoke beautifully to tell the story of the first Christmas. It was a very moving and peaceful occasion - an oasis of calm at a very busy time!
Pre-Prep 2 have created some amazing owl puppets! First, each child chose a British owl on which to base his or her design. The children then made patterns so that their puppets would fit their hands and cut out the felt using their patterns. They were brilliant at sewing around the puppets using blanket stitch [...]
Last Thursday's 'Carols by Candlelight' was a wonderful way to celebrate the birth of Jesus. In the soft glow of candlelight, the choir sang beautifully, the children read the traditional readings clearly and the congregation joined in with gusto! Everyone in the chapel rediscovered the peace and wonder of Christmas.
Pre-Prep and Nursery excelled themselves today and performed a wonderful Nativity play, 'The Best Gift Of All.' All the children acted, spoke and sang beautifully and told the story of the birth of Jesus from a slightly different angle! Well done, everyone - it was a fantastic Christmas present for your parents and family in [...]
I know that the circus workshop was reported in the newsletter but I thought that these photos might give everyone some idea of Pre-Prep 2's antics! They were brilliant at having a go at everything and persevering when things did not go according to plan!
Last week, Pre-Prep 2 led two wonderful chapel assemblies on dinosaurs. The children wore their dinosaur T shirts with pride. They were also very pleased to take them home! They had prepared some creative thoughts about which dinosaurs they thought that they were like. This caused some amusement in the audience! The children then acted [...]
Pre-Prep 2 had great fun today learning about Vincent Van Gogh. They had wonderful ideas about why his self portraits were so sad and enjoyed hearing the story 'Camille and the Sunflowers.' They then split into two groups and acted out this story - how Van Gogh met Camille, painted portraits of his family and [...]
This year's Remembrance Day has understandably focused on the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War. The children have listened to the stories behind the names on our roll of honour and thought about the great sacrifices made by the men. Pre-Prep 2 have laid their crosses underneath the Peace Oak and those [...]
On Monday, Pre-Prep 2 investigated landscape features. After talking about natural and man-made features, the children had fun re-enacting the water cycle! They then transformed the landscape into a dinosaur world and discovered what happened when the volcano erupted! There was an enormous amount of discussion and the afternoon ended with some great pastel pictures [...]
As part of their project on 'Dinosaurs', Pre-Prep 2 have been finding out about Mary Anning. They were a little surprised when their teacher transformed herself into this amazing lady and told them about her childhood! The children enthusiastically dressed up as characters in Mary's life story and acted out the exciting events - being [...]