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A visitor in The Barn

Here are a few more photos from our end of term Prep Christmas parties and a visit from a certain very popular old gentleman.  We hope everyone is enjoying the holidays and getting ready for the big day on Monday – if you’re good he might visit again!



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Prep School Christmas parties

Huge fun was had at the Lower and Upper Prep Christmas parties yesterday…from musical statues and musical chairs to turning your friend into a snowman…and not forgetting a visit from you-know-who!

More festive photos from the parties and our other Christmas activities will be on the blog over the holidays.


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Reception and the Beanstalks!

Following a topic on “Growth”, the pupils in Reception produced some wonderful pictures. The children listened to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and then they did some imaginative writing about what would be at the top of their magic beanstalks. They made collage magic beans using glitter, feathers, sequins and tissue paper and stalks which reached up to their imaginary lands.

Here are two of their pictures. To see more, please click here.

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Happy Birthday to You

We would like to wish everyone who has a birthday over the summer holidays many happy returns. We look forward to resuming our birthday blog posts from the start of term.

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Father Christmas meets The Snowman

As part of their drama studies, at the end of term Year 5 enacted Father Christmas meeting The Snowman in Raymond Briggs popular Christmas story.photo 1photo 2photo 5photo 4photo 3


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Year 2 and The Friendly Caterpillar

Last week Year 2 made a new friend!

During our Friday P.E. session we met ‘Tim’, the pale tussock caterpillar. We sat carefully in a circle and watched him crawl around! We were very careful not to touch him as sometimes caterpillars can be poisonous.

When we got back to the classroom we spent some time researching ‘Tim’ on the Internet and found out that he would eventually turn into a moth.

What an exciting afternoon!

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First week back in photos

Curious to see exactly what goes on after you’ve dropped your child off in the morning?

As you can see from these photos taken last week, all of our Prep School pupils have quickly settled back into their daily routines and are already hard at work (and play)!

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