9 10, 2020

Tricky Maths for our Year 2s

2020-10-09T11:41:41+01:00October 9th, 2020|Pre-Prep|

Our Year 2 children have a wealth of opportunities and experiences during the course of each week. They spend time in a variety of lessons from PE to computing and French. However, some of the greatest challenges may be in core subjects like Mathematics. This week has seen us learning how to [...]

6 10, 2020

We are featured in the ISP Prep Autumn Edition

2020-10-06T18:00:54+01:00October 6th, 2020|Pre-Prep, Prep|

We are very proud to be included in the autumn term prep school special digital edition of Independent School Parent, which features a number of the Finalists from the Independent Schools of the Year 2020 awards, including an interview with Captain Sir Tom Moore’s grandson Benjie, who was nominated in the Rising Star category [...]

2 10, 2020

You can count on Early Years

2020-10-02T14:06:49+01:00October 2nd, 2020|Early Years|

In Early Years this week we have been looking closely at numbers, the children have enjoyed finding numbers within the inside and outside environment. To tie in with our Autumn topic, the children have been exploring conkers and pine cones in the tuff tray, and counting our 'autumn treasures' and matching these to the [...]

2 10, 2020

A dino-mite day of fun

2020-10-02T12:12:00+01:00October 2nd, 2020|Pre-Prep|

Reception pupils had a roarsome day of dinosaur fun this week! In their dinosaur themed outfits, pupils painted dinosaur eggs, made erupting volcanoes and found fossils in our Forest School. Our Catering team even made dinosaur themed biscuits and cupcakes. It may have been a week of wet weather but this certainly didn't dampen the [...]

2 10, 2020

PSB – the right toolkit to face the challenges of the next stage

2020-10-02T11:37:39+01:00October 2nd, 2020|Prep|

This week with our Year 7 and 8 by Mr Hoare: It has been heart-warming witnessing Year 7 & 8 reconnecting with each other over the last few weeks, they truly astound me with their resilience and fortitude. But during my quiet moments of reflection, it became clear to me that our pupils are [...]

25 09, 2020

Impressive speeches and performances

2020-09-25T15:14:53+01:00September 25th, 2020|Prep|

All the pupils in the Prep School have been busy learning about persuasive writing in English lessons. This has culminated in them writing their own speech, to persuade their peers, to vote for them as a representative for the School Council or the School Food Committee. The speeches and performances have been very impressive [...]

25 09, 2020

Sounds like ‘A’ great week for our Early Years

2020-09-25T11:24:32+01:00September 25th, 2020|Early Years|

In Early Years this week we have been introducing our first Read, Write Inc (RWI) sounds, and continued our 'All About Me' Topic. The children in Acorns have been looking at the RWI pictures repeating 'a for apple'. The children have really enjoyed their book of the week 'Ten fingers and Ten toes' counting their [...]

25 09, 2020

Five out of Five for our Maths Assembly

2020-09-25T10:56:05+01:00September 25th, 2020|Pre-Prep|

Thursday saw our first pre-recorded Pre-Prep Maths Assembly delivered by Miss Holmes. Our aim is to develop flexibility and fluidity with numbers, helping the children to better understand what numbers mean and giving the children the tools to explore with them. We also want learning about numbers to be fun! The assembly involved lots [...]