On Friday 10 May, Year 6 took their learning outside the classroom and enjoyed the sunshine exploring the coastal features at Lulworth Cove.
The pupils enjoyed the scenery and learnt a lot about the different rock types, the coastal erosion and had a very informative walk to Durdle Door.
” Our trip was great and I had so much fun! Our tour guide David was amazing at explaining things so that everyone understood.” Amélie
“I really enjoyed finding out about all the different types of rocks and layers in the rocks.” Phoebe
“I brought back a beautiful piece of chalk!” Yode
Mr Titley commented: “Year 6 benefitted from what
our great coastline has to offer. Whether it’s pirates, geological
features or sea shells, the Jurassic coast provides plenty of stimulation
for the young, enquiring mind. The children have enjoyed their field
trips: strengthening their understanding of this term’s topics and being
out and about with their friends.”
Year 6 had an amazing time in Weymouth during their Sport Tour. They played good matches, had fun on Weymouth beach, went bowling and swimming at Splashdown!
Miss Gough commented: “Year 6 had a fantastic time on their Sports Tour last weekend! They played brilliantly in their netball and hockey matches against Sunninghill School. They enjoyed lots of fun activities: games on the beach, ten-pin bowling, eating yummy fish and chips and even had time for a blast down the flumes at Spashdown!”.
On Tuesday 5 March (Shrove Tuesday, “Mardi Gras”), Reception to Year 6 pupils had a very busy French Morning!
After an assembly led by Sixth Form pupils on the importance of learning a foreign language, the pupils were divided into groups and took part in 5 different activities led by our Year 8 pupils and some French pupils visiting from Cognac.
They had a French quiz on the weather, practised numbers, months of the year and birthdays, made pet masks for our Carnival and learnt all about the French traditions of “Mardi Gras”.
Our Samba Band accompanied the children to the dining hall where they danced with their masks for our Carnival procession. They then had a French lunch (see menu below) and some crêpes of course!
“I loved playing with the Samba Band for our Carnival procession!” Benjamin.
“J’adore les croissants!” Hugo
“I enjoyed learning about the traditions of French Mardi Gras!” Lucy
“J’ai adoré le matin français!” Elizabeth
“Merci classe 8. J’ai adoré toutes les activités!” Rebecca
“Mardi Gras was wonderful, I loved making the masks and learning about the French traditions.” Skyla et Tina
“We loved the food and singing the Robot Song!” Katherine et Alanna
“It was a pleasure playing in the Samba Band!“, Max
“I hope I am in France next year for Mardi Gras!“. Olly
“Merci aux élèves français de Cognac!“. Yode
On Thursday 14 February, 18 pupils from the Prep School (from Years 3 to 6) took part in the West Wilts Dance Festival, which took place at The Forum Theatre in Bath. The theme this year, given the date, was of course… love!
The group had developed a dance routine they had choreographed to (“What makes you beautiful”, from One Direction), with the help of Caroline, the Dance Lady, during their Street Dance after-school club.
We arrived at the theatre for an afternoon rehearsal slot and the children loved being on stage straight away. They were immaculately behaved backstage and enjoyed preparing for the show, putting on hair gel and make-up and inflating their guitars! They all supported each other and revelled in the buzz of the event, as they performed in front of several hundreds of people with energy, enthusiasm and big smiles on their faces.
We were extremely proud of them and enjoyed the show.
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
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
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
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!”
Du 4 au 8 Juin 2018:
Classe 6 had an amazing week in Le Clos de l’Ancien Pressoir, a château in Commes, Normandie. They practised their French, ate lovely (and, to them, sometimes strange) food, learnt a lot about history and did some sightseeing.
“It was so interesting and fun. I loved trying all the cheeses!” Barnabé
“C’était super!“, Ellie
“I loved the snails. Bon appêtit!” Epi
“I loved the trip so much that I am definitely doing French at GCSE.” Theo
“It was the best week ever and I loved everything, especially eating snails!” Niamh
Classe 6 was very happy to receive the letters from their French pen friends!
“She has a cat too!”, “He likes fishing like me!”, “He plays rugby as well!”, “She looks just like me!” were some of the comments going around the classroom.
Merci et à bientôt!