On Monday the children had enormous fun taking part in an exciting variety of activities designed to teach the children about the planet; how it can make us happy; and what we can do to make the planet happy. These activities included visiting the Lambrook Bees, making bird feeders, designing story sticks and recycling natural material to make jigsaw puzzles. All the children enjoyed a nature walk and Year 1 spent time learning about pollution and recycling.

Our much anticipated House Fashion Show, saw the children showcasing their incredibly stylish recycled costumes made from an amazing assortment of materials including, bin bags, bottle tops, leaves, flowers and newspaper. I was most impressed with their creations. Many could easily have graced the catwalks of London, Paris and Milan! Congratulations to Alexander, the winning House on this occasion.

Reception had quite an adventure at Wellington Country Park on Tuesday. They became animal detectives for the day, touching and feeding a variety of livestock including alpaca, pygmy goats, Shetland ponies and chicks. Walking back through time they came face to face with dinosaurs and had great fun sliding, swinging and climbing their way around the adventure play area. In the words of a Reception boy, ‘We had so much fun Mrs Farrar, actually more than fun – super-duper fun to the moon and planets!’

Mrs. Payne brilliantly organised an exciting afternoon of engaging French games for Year 2. They played boule, biboquet, and épingler le drapeau sur Paris. Spoken French was encouraged throughout!

So many children took part in our House sunflower competition, which was brilliant. Regardless of the height, they were all justifiably proud of their plants, received ten House points and enjoyed the measuring tasks that followed. I have encouraged the children to care for their sunflowers over the holidays.

The End of Year Celebrations yesterday were an opportunity for me to reflect on the incredible achievements of all the children, in what has been another exceptional year. It has been a genuine pleasure to watch them develop and grow. They have shown courage when things have been difficult and taken responsibility for their learning. Valuing their mistakes, learn from one another and knowing they CAN do it. Kindness, respect and a lovely sense of friendship being at the heart of all they do. They should be very proud – proud of who they are and proud of all that they have achieved.

I eagerly await another exciting year. Until September, have a wonderful summer.

Louise Farrar, Head of Pre Prep 

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