We welcomed 62 new children to Pre-Prep this week and it was also lovely to welcome back our returning pupils as well as new and returning Pre-Prep staff. The first week started in top gear with co-curricular activities and instrumental lessons, a WOW day and finding our way around the new dining arrangements – the children have been fantastic and are unsurprisingly quite tired today!

Nursery children enjoyed an induction visit to school at the end of last week and this has helped them to become familiar with their new classroom and teachers. They looked very smart wearing school uniform for the first time.

Reception have settled back into the daily routines really well. Well done! The Children have participated in lots of exciting activities this week, some of which can be seen below.

Year 1 have been working on fairy tales in English and started the week by using adjectives to describe the characters from Jack and the beanstalk. In maths the children particularly enjoyed working in the outdoor area, counting real life everyday objects. In PSHE, the children met Jigsaw Jerrie and Jigsaw Jack, they reflected thoughtfully on what and where makes them feel safe and secure. The human body is the focus in science and the children named many parts of the body. In humanities, the children walked around the school grounds, identifying safe places to cross the road. The children also created fantastic self-portraits in the style of Henri Matisse. Well done Year 1, you have all worked incredibly hard!

Year 2 have had a very exciting start to the term, with the highlight being a ‘wow starter’ day. They learnt all about St Lucia and worked collaboratively to create a piece of Caribbean themed music inspired by the song Creepy Crawly Calypso. Each group performed their compositions to the class. The children created a St Lucian necklace using paper plates and decorated it using gems and buttons in the colours of the St Lucian flag. On the menu for their St Lucia food tasting were some of the fruits that grow on the island, such as bananas, mangos and pineapples, as well as some fruits in juice form – guava and passion fruit. Most of these went down very well!