We were lucky enough to have the Visit of the author Maz Evans at our Prep School.
After a wonderful assembly where she talked about her life as an author and how one “yes” can be life changing after years of “no”. Keep trying until you get that “yes”!
Pre-Prep used their imagination to work out what was behind the curtain!
Year 5 and 6 had a brilliant workshop and produced some excellent diary entries. They also asked Maz some great questions.
Maz Evans was inspiring. “We love your books!”
“I really enjoyed writing a diary and asking Maz questions!”, Amélie.
“We thought her assembly was really fun and interesting!”. Year 3
“Maz Evans was a real inspiration and really funny as well!”. Grace M
The pupils in Year 2 have been learning all about The Great Fire of London.
House construction and thatching underway, ready for The Great Fire to arrive…
Janey, Amélie M, Olly, Alanna and Skyla were selected by the Year 6 pupils to compete in the Year 6 and 7 French Poem Competition at the Senior School on Wednesday 30th of January.
They performed their poems with a beautiful pronunciation and an amazing delivery. The audience was wonderful and very supportive.
Congratulations to all, especially to Janey and Amélie M who won the competition.
“All the participants were amazing and sounded like they were French!”. Elizabeth
“I am so proud to my fellow participants and well done to Amélie and Janey!” Skyla
“C’était super. Bravo!” Rebecca
“J’ai beaucoup aimé voir mes amis participer!”. Yode
“Well done to everyone who took part!”. Alanna
Classe 5 enjoyed the visit of our French friends from a Lycée in Cognac.
They asked lots of questions in French and had a good discussion about the differences between French and English school systems.
“It was really interesting to find out about their school life.” Elodie
“In France they start school age 6!”. Alfie
“They have very long days. Lessons start at 8am and finish at 6pm.” Angus
“We discovered that they like English food!”. George
The Reception and Year 1 pupils are looking after two budgies (Snowy and Moose) and two guinea pigs (Gordon and Charlie) this week. They have come for a week holiday and are being well looked after!
“They are so sweet”.
“I love looking after them and feeding them.”
Year 6 had an amazing time in the Senior School lab this week learning all about the heart, witnessing a dissection. All were fascinated (and only a couple felt a bit queasy!).
“It was very exciting because we got to see inside a heart.” Katherine and Tina
“Some people struggled to watch without feeling uncomfortable!”. Rebecca and Yode
“It was very interesting to see the different parts of the heart.” Elizabeth
As part of their topic “People who help us”, Reception and Year 1 visited a Dental Practice on Wednesday 23rd of January. They learnt how to brush their teeth efficiently and even got to dress up like real dentists!
“The dentist painted our teeth blue and we brushed our teeth!”.
“We had a timer. We have to brush our teeth for 2 minutes and it is a long time!”.
“It was really fun and exciting!”.
“We got to push the buttons on the dentist chair!“.
Year 3 celebrated this French tradition of serving a frangipane filled tart known as the ‘Galette des Rois’ this week. This is a tradition that dates back to the 14th century.
The festival takes place around Epiphany, the twelfth day of Christmas, when the wise men visited baby Jesus. According to tradition, the ‘Galette des Rois’, was to “draw the kings” to the Epiphany.
A ‘Fève‘ (originally a bean but now a small trinket or figurine) is baked inside the cake and the cake is shared around the table. Whoever receives the Fève is then crowned king or queen for the day and has the much coveted opportunity of bossing the rest of the family about! A pupil was crowned our ‘King’ but thankfully he didn’t get to rule for too long as it was the last lesson of the day.
Year 3 and 4 had a wonderful morning learning what an Egyptologist does, investigating lots of Egyptian artefacts and mummifying their friend!
” My highlights were painting the Egyptian pictures and writing Hieroglyphics.”, Freya, Year 3
” I loved finding new facts about the Egyptians.”, Caitlin, Year 4.
“I loved getting mummified!”, Ben, Year 4.
Les élèves de Classe 6 were very happy to receive their letters from their French pen friends!
“It is so funny to see what they look like and read about what they like!”
“French writing is so different!”
“I liked finding out who was friend with whom!”