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Sunday, 22 May 2022 22:12

Lunchtime Concert May 2022

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Lunchtime Concert May 19th 2022 

 Today’s concert was a real treat. It was given a brilliant start by Jacob Okwuadigbo who took us easily into the mind of his character ‘Calvin’ as he mused about his future employment. This lively, engaging performance made us laugh. Jacob’s timing was excellent, pausing and moving on just at the right time so that we believed he was making it up as he was going along. Wonderful!

James Alder made our mouths water as he did some musing of his own. ‘Hot Cross Buns’, as James pointed out, really don’t look cross. We all agreed, they are far too squishy and smiley looking to be ever thought of as cross; a happy performance too James, well done.

Alexander Briscoe and Timothy Lancaster amused us with their in depth discussion about superheroes and other important stuff, ‘So you think you’re a superhero’. We always enjoy this partnership; perhaps they are Batman and Robin in disguise!

Oluwadamilola Olajide was a busy girl today. First she played us a beautifully performed ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’ with a lovely sense of enjoyment then later in the concert she brought us the brilliant poem by A.A. Milne; ‘Wind On The Hill’ which never fails to charm the reader and listener alike. Well done Damilola, I hope you get to fly a kite one day very soon!

Sophie Hartley-Wiley played a confident version of that famous T.V. theme ‘East Enders’ for us. We loved it. 

Frederick Lancaster’s speech and drama ‘Ernie’s incredible illucinations’ took his character into a library. Being incredibly bored, waiting for his dad to finish, he imagines a man in the corner is a secret agent, there’s a dead body in the reference section and gets into trouble for mountain climbing on his chair. Freddie obviously enjoyed sharing this with us; I wonder how many children get bored in a public library these days? 

Isabel John’s ‘Ferris Wheel’ piano piece was so pretty and played carefully and was in complete contrast to Arjun Sohal’s poem ‘Mrs. Mather’; his over active imagination dreaming up all sorts of terrible scenarios before plucking up the courage to ask his next door neighbour for his football back. 

Clare Hubbard, another one of our four pianists today, played ‘A Toy’. This super little piece works so well with it’s descending scales that dance down the keyboard again and again, Clare performed it with just the right weight and style. Ivanna Awoyemi was a super star playing ‘Old MacDonald’ perfectly with great rhythm and concentration all the way through.

Olivia Taylor was very entertaining. Her speech and drama ‘Did you ever play tag with a tiger’ made us chuckle and Onyineomachi Iwuagwu charmed us with her quotation from ‘Winnie the Pooh’ …the bit where Pooh sings his ‘Tra-la-la’ song and comes across Rabbit’s hole. I loved this, what an incredible memory you have Onyineomachi.

Erioluwa Ojemuwiya gave us some mouth-watering recipe ideas from her Nigerian family cookery book, the meat pie sounded delicious! Our tummies were definitely rumbling after this, so thank goodness Chamber group were next to play, finishing our fabulous concert with three pieces; ‘Biscuit Club Boogie’, Shrimp Society Samba’ and ‘Hurly Burly’. They were brilliant; listening to each other, using dynamics and performing with pride. 

Congratulations to all of our performers! 

Keep practicing everyone!

Mrs Hodges

Sunday, 22 May 2022 21:34

Rowan Class Assembly Summer 2022

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On Friday Rowan shared their class assembly with their parents and the children in Pre-Prep. It was a lovely assembly, here are some photos and a short video. Well done Rowan!

 

Sunday, 15 May 2022 19:49

Cedar Class Assembly Summer 2022

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On Friday we enjoyed watching Cedar Class share their last ever Pre-Prep Class Assembly with their parents and the rest of the children in Pre-Prep. What a wonderful assembly, here are some photos and a video of one of their songs. Well done Cedar!

Sunday, 08 May 2022 12:11

Birch Class Assembly Summer 2022

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On Friday we enjoyed watching Birch Class share their last ever Pre-Prep Class Assembly with their parents and the rest of the children in Pre-Prep. It was a lovely assembly with beautiful artwork, acting, and uplifting singing. Here are some photos and a video clip of the children in Birch singing 'The World Is A Wonderful Place'. Well done Birch class.


Sunday, 08 May 2022 09:20

Year 2 Seed Bombs Wildflower Garden

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In Science Cedar and Birch (year 2) have been looking at seed dispersal and how different plants ensure they can survive. We have been discussing how important plants and flowers are for wildlife and in particular the bees and the butterflies. We decided we wanted to turn part of our school flower beds into a wildflower garden to help our local buzzing friends. We made “Bee Bombs” packed full of seeds and then prepared the ground ready to launch our bombs to help start our garden. As the bombs hit the ground, they exploded spreading the seeds. We cannot wait to see how our flowers grow and how many visitors we will get to see. If you would like to dedicate part of your garden to wildflowers here is what we used.

Seed Bomb Recipe

You will need:

  • One tub of your chosen variety of flower seed
  • General purpose compost
  • Cheap flour
  • Water

Method:

  1. Empty the seed tub into a bucket
  2. Fill the empty seed tub with compost and add to the bucket. Do this 3 times. Stir to mix everything together
  3. Fill the empty seed tub with flour and empty into another container. Add water and stir. Repeat until you have a gloopy mixture, i.e., glue!
  4. Add the flour and water mixture to the compost and seed and mix it all together
  5. Now the bombs can be formed. The mix just needs to be gently rolled in the hand to form a golf-ball sized ball
  6. Place the balls in a tray or box and allow them to dry for 24 hours
  7. Everyone outside now to throw, toss, roll or simply scatter their bombs.
  8. Wait for your garden to become a bee and butterfly haven.
Thursday, 31 March 2022 20:20

Pirates vs Mermaids Pre-Prep 2022

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Pre Prep have spent this half term emerging themselves into the world of the great rivalry between Pirates and Mermaids. This rivalry is fiercely competitive and the children quickly discovered that there was lots of differences between the two. The mermaids are sassy and flashy and the pirates are rugged and tough. The story is set on the Seven Seas as the latest recruits from Me Hearty High School discover that in order to pass their ‘Arrrrr Levels’ and become fully fledged pirates they all actually need to learn to swim. However the only people that can help are their arch enemies, the Mermaids! Captain Scareypants, played by Nathan Awoyemi, and his trusty crew lead by Ace, Scar and Gangrene (George Smith, James Alder and Benny Roberts) must discover the mermaids hide out before it’s too late and they all fail their tests. As well as his crew the young and naive Captain has his trusty carrot at his side. His crew finally tell him that actually proper pirates do not have carrot sidekicks they actually have parrot sidekicks. Although disappointed his crew deliver him exactly what he needs a parrot. However this parrot is no ordinary parrot it is the Crazy Parrot, played by Olivia Taylor, who is incredibly annoying to Captain Scareypants and his crew. However the parrot becomes part of the crew, for now! The pirates discover the mermaids cave hidden in the fog and the mermaids are not happy that their secret hideout has been discovered. Captain Scareypants demands to be taken to the leader, the Mermaid Boss played by Onyinyeomachi Iwuagwu. The lead mermaids Atlantis, Neptuna and Scampi and Chips (Dabira Akande, Joella Bennett-Shamamba and Chloe Hudson) all laugh with hilarity when the pirates explain they cannot swim. They finally agree to help the pirates on one condition, Captain Scareypants has to say out loud that “Mermaids and better then Pirates.” He reluctantly agrees and the mermaids throw a pool party in the deep blue sea for all the pirates and teach them to swim, with wonderful synchronised ability! As a thank you Captain Scareypants gifts his Crazy Parrot to the Mermaid Boss. In the end the pirates all pass their Arrrrr Levels and guess who came top of the class? Yep Captain Scareypants! Although the mermaids and pirates will never be best friends they learn that they may not always love each other but they will always love the sea.
 
What the children of Pre Prep were able to produce was fantastic and we are all immensely proud of them. This was actually a play written for Year 4 so it is true credit to our children that they were able to deliver the performance that they did. We all felt privileged to work with the children and be able to show their parents how wonderful they truly are. Mrs Collins
Sunday, 27 March 2022 22:06

Roald Dahl Club Spring 2022

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In Roald Dahl Club this term we have been having lots of fun focusing on one of his classic stories each week. This week, in order to fit them in, we had a double whammy with Matilda and George's Marvellous Medicine. For Matilda the choice of activity was obvious and we created our own Bruce Bogtrotter Chocolate cakes. I decided to be more like Miss Honey and less Miss Trunchball and I did not force them to eat it all. Though I think from the licking of fingers they would of been up for the challenge! In our medicine corner we had a variety of nice and disgusting ingredients for them to create their special medicines. We had anti-baldness, anti-aging and brother repellent concoctions and a mighty fine mess to clear up at the end. It has been a lovely term exploring Roald Dahl stories with the children and seeing their enthusiasm for the books grow. Mrs Collins
Sunday, 27 March 2022 21:59

Walnut Class Assembly Spring 2022

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Walnut class shared a lovely class assembly with Pre-Prep and their parents on Friday. We heard some wonderful singing and enjoyed seeing the children's artwork. Here are some photos and a video of their song for mothers day this Sunday. Well done Walnut.

Sunday, 20 March 2022 20:29

Maple Class Assembly Spring 2022

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Maple room shared their first ever class assembly with Pre-Prep and their parents on Friday. They shared some wonderful artwork and lovely singing. Well done Maple you were amazing! Here are some photos and a video of the song the children sang during their assembly.

Sunday, 13 March 2022 19:58

Beech Class Assembly Spring 2022

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On Friday Beech shared their class assembly with Pre-Prep and their parents. It was a brilliant assembly with wonderful singing and acting. The children also shared their vibrant artwork with us including their lovely daffodil hats. Here are some photos and a video clip from their assembly song. Well done Beech Class.




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