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Important dates for your diaries: Winchester House Pre-Prep Manor Road Brackley Northants NN13 6EE Phone: 01280 703070 E-mail: [email protected] Summer Uniform Please note that all children should be in the Summer Uniform from EXEAT onwards following our return after Easter. Mobile Phones In the interests of courtesy and our children's safety, we politely request, that mobile phones are not used within the building. Communicating with teachers Email has changed the way we communicate and can be very effective. When there are matters which require discussion however it can often be more efficient and better for all concerned to meet in person. Please do not hesitate to make appointments with us. Supervising Children If you are waiting to collect your older children from the Seligman or other areas of the Upper School please ensure they are well supervised. Children should not be on the low ropes without a member of staff. General Notices Please take time to read the bulletin published each week it does contain important pieces of Pre-Prep information Child illness We have managed to miss the worst of the horrid bug that swept across the Upper School. If you are in doubt about whether your child should be in school, please refer to the Fit for School policy which can be found in the class handbooks. It gives advice and will help you to understand the School’s expectations regarding when a child should not be in school due to illness. You can also contact Sister Bull in the surgery at school. Permission for absences Please could all permissions for absences of 1 day or part of a day, including for appointments, be directed for the Pre-Prep to- [email protected] . If the absence is for longer than 1 day or includes Upper School siblings, permission should be sought from Mrs Goldsmith via Mrs Blake - [email protected]. All schools have a legal obligation to record any absence, along with the reason, when children miss any part of the normal school day. Timing of events Thank you for your support and feedback for our EYFS craft morning. We know how many of you relish the opportunity to spend time in the classrooms with your children. We also recognise that these events can be tricky to manage for our working parents. We have taken on board feedback and will not run events on consecutive days next year, but the timings of the fabulous finish will remain in place as it works for those parents with children in both EYFS and KS1. Wrap around care Thank you for completing our survey on wrap around care. It provided us with lots of interesting feedback. This is something we are looking into for the future. This term’s after school activities were over subscribed and we apologise if your child did not get their first choice. Numbers are restricted on certain activities for health and safety considerations. Date Time Event Wednesday 18th April Start of term - No Pre-Prep activities this week Monday 24th April Pre-Prep activities begin Friday 28th April Pre-Prep cake sale from 11:45 in the Pre-Prep playground run by the Year 2 children EXEAT Tuesday 9th May No Pre-Prep afterschool activities today (except ballet) Thursday 11th May Pre-Prep visit to Greatworth Farm Friday 12th May Pre-Prep visit to Greatworth Farm Thursday 25th May Year 2 Sleepover camp Friday 26th May 11:30 am 12:00 noon Pre-Prep Come and Share Half Term Wednesday 6th June 9-10.30 am Talk & Tour of Upper School for Year 2 parents Friday 23rd June 10:30 Pre-Prep Sports day & picnic lunch Monday 26th June Sports Day EXEAT Tuesday 27th June 1:30-3:45 pm Taster afternoon for new Reception starters for Sept 2017 Thursday 29th June 1:30-3:45 pm Taster afternoon for new Reception starters for Sept 2017 Thursday 29th June 3:15 pm Meet the Reception teachers for current Nursery and new Reception parents Monday 3 July 3:15 pm Meet the Year 1 teachers for current Reception parents Tuesday 4th July 3:15 pm Meet the Year 2 teachers for current Year 1 parents Wednesday 5th July 2:30 pm Year 2 'moving on ceremony' in the School Hall (Year 2 parents welcome) Thursday 6th July Pre-Prep Fabulous Finish Fiesta for children only. Friday 7th July 11:30am End of term (no tailenders) Follow @PrePrepWHS to find out what we are getting up to. laboratory and the Design Technology room. The Year 1 children were delighted with their visit from Mrs Squires and baby Noah, we haven’t heard such quiet excitement from them before. We wish Mrs Berrie the very best as she begins her maternity leave. We will miss you very much but hope to see you and your new baby very soon. We are once again delighted to thank the Friends of the School for the annual Easter Egg Hunt; the squeals of excitement are so lovely to hear. We wish you all a happy and healthy Easter holidays. Welcome to another edition of Mini Winnies. It has been another busy term which has flown by amidst many events and activities as well as lots of creative classroom learning. As part of Religious Studies, Year 1 visited the school Chapel where Mrs Goldsmith led a service. Father James, from St Peter’s, facilitated our end of term assembly focusing on Easter and of course this morning the whole school took part in an end of term service at St Peter’s Church. All the children in Pre-Prep enjoyed Shrove Tuesday. Some classes sampled a variety of African inspired flavours and compared them with traditional British pancakes. World Book Day filled Pre-Prep with a carnival of animals. Your efforts with the costumes were much appreciated, as the children came in dressed as their favourite animal from a book. The children have really enjoyed using the Upper School facilities this term. Classes have taken place in both the Science INSIDE THIS ISSUE: End of term round up Sainsbury’s vouchers 1 1 Greatworth Farm 2 Sports day 2017 2 Farewell from Africa 3 Important Dates 4 General Notices 4 Mini Winnies Issue 2016-2017 #6 Date March 2017 PAGE 1 Once again we are collecting the Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers until June 30th. Please place any you receive in the box in the corridor. Boat making Year 1 Making elephants in DT - Year 2
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Page 1: General Notices...Sports day 2017 2 Farewell from Africa 3 Important Dates 4 General Notices 4 Mini Winnies Issue 2016-2017 #6 Date March 2017 P A G E 1 Once again we are collecting

Important dates for your diaries:

Winchester House Pre-Prep

Manor Road

Brackley

Northants

NN13 6EE

Phone: 01280 703070

E-mail: [email protected]

Summer Uniform

Please note that all children should be in the

Summer Uniform from EXEAT onwards

following our return after Easter.

Mobile Phones

In the interests of courtesy and our children's

safety, we politely request, that mobile

phones are not used within the building.

Communicating with teachers

Email has changed the way we communicate

and can be very effective. When there are

matters which require discussion however it

can often be more efficient and better for all

concerned to meet in person. Please do not

hesitate to make appointments with us.

Supervising Children

If you are waiting to collect your older

children from the Seligman or other areas of

the Upper School please ensure they are well

supervised. Children should not be on the

low ropes without a member of staff.

General Notices Please take time to read the bulletin published each week it does contain important pieces of Pre-Prep information

Child illness

We have managed to miss the worst of

the horrid bug that swept across the

Upper School. If you are in doubt

about whether your child should be in

school, please refer to the Fit for

School policy which can be found in

the class handbooks. It gives advice

and will help you to understand the

School’s expectations regarding when a

child should not be in school due to

illness. You can also contact Sister Bull

in the surgery at school.

Permission for absences

Please could all permissions for

absences of 1 day or part of a day,

including for appointments, be directed

for the Pre-Prep to-

[email protected] .

If the absence is for longer than 1 day

or includes Upper School siblings,

permission should be sought from Mrs

Goldsmith via Mrs Blake -

[email protected].

All schools have a legal obligation to

record any absence, along with the

reason, when children miss any part of

the normal school day.

Timing of events

Thank you for your support and

feedback for our EYFS craft morning.

We know how many of you relish the

opportunity to spend time in the

classrooms with your children. We

also recognise that these events can be

tricky to manage for our working

parents. We have taken on board

feedback and will not run events on

consecutive days next year, but the

timings of the fabulous finish will

remain in place as it works for those

parents with children in both EYFS

and KS1.

Wrap around care

Thank you for completing our survey

on wrap around care. It provided us

with lots of interesting feedback. This

is something we are looking into for

the future. This term’s after school

activities were over subscribed and we

apologise if your child did not get

their first choice. Numbers are

restricted on certain activities for

health and safety considerations.

Date Time Event

Wednesday 18th April Start of term - No Pre-Prep activities this week

Monday 24th April Pre-Prep activities begin

Friday 28th April

Pre-Prep cake sale from 11:45 in the Pre-Prep playground run by the Year 2 children EXEAT

Tuesday 9th May No Pre-Prep afterschool activities today (except ballet)

Thursday 11th May Pre-Prep visit to Greatworth Farm

Friday 12th May Pre-Prep visit to Greatworth Farm

Thursday 25th May Year 2 Sleepover camp

Friday 26th May 11:30 am

12:00 noon Pre-Prep Come and Share

Half Term

Wednesday 6th June 9-10.30 am Talk & Tour of Upper School for Year 2 parents

Friday 23rd June 10:30 Pre-Prep Sports day & picnic lunch

Monday 26th June Sports Day EXEAT

Tuesday 27th June 1:30-3:45 pm Taster afternoon for new Reception starters for Sept 2017

Thursday 29th June 1:30-3:45 pm Taster afternoon for new Reception starters for Sept 2017

Thursday 29th June 3:15 pm Meet the Reception teachers for current Nursery and new Reception parents

Monday 3 July 3:15 pm Meet the Year 1 teachers for current Reception parents

Tuesday 4th July 3:15 pm Meet the Year 2 teachers for current Year 1 parents

Wednesday 5th July 2:30 pm Year 2 'moving on ceremony' in the School Hall (Year 2 parents welcome)

Thursday 6th July Pre-Prep Fabulous Finish Fiesta for children only.

Friday 7th July 11:30am End of term (no tailenders)

Follow

@PrePrepWHS

to find out what we

are getting up to.

laboratory and the Design

Technology room.

The Year 1 children were

delighted with their visit from

Mrs Squires and baby Noah, we

haven’t heard such quiet

excitement from them before.

We wish Mrs Berrie the very

best as she begins her maternity

leave. We will miss you very

much but hope to see you and

your new baby very soon.

We are once again delighted to

thank the Friends of the School

for the annual Easter Egg Hunt;

the squeals of excitement are so

lovely to hear.

We wish you all a happy and

healthy Easter holidays.

Welcome to another edition of

Mini Winnies. It has been

another busy term which has

flown by amidst many events and

activities as well as lots of creative

classroom learning.

As part of Religious Studies, Year

1 visited the school Chapel where

Mrs Goldsmith led a service.

Father James, from St Peter’s,

facilitated our end of term

assembly focusing on Easter and

of course this morning the whole

school took part in an end of

term service at St Peter’s Church.

All the children in Pre-Prep

enjoyed Shrove Tuesday. Some

classes sampled a variety of

African inspired flavours and

compared them with traditional

British pancakes.

World Book Day filled Pre-Prep

with a carnival of animals. Your

efforts with the costumes were

much appreciated, as the

children came in dressed as their

favourite animal from a book.

The children have really

enjoyed using the Upper School

facilities this term. Classes have

taken place in both the Science

I N S I D E

T H I S I S S U E :

End of term

round up

Sainsbury’s

vouchers

1

1

Greatworth

Farm

2

Sports day 2017 2

Farewell from

Africa

3

Important Dates 4

General Notices 4

Mini Winnies

Issue 2016-2017 #6

Date March 2017

P A G E 1

Once again we are collecting the Sainsbury’s

Active Kids vouchers until June 30th. Please

place any you receive in the box in the corridor.

Boat making Year 1

Making elephants in DT - Year 2

Page 2: General Notices...Sports day 2017 2 Farewell from Africa 3 Important Dates 4 General Notices 4 Mini Winnies Issue 2016-2017 #6 Date March 2017 P A G E 1 Once again we are collecting

Our Partnership Farm Every class in Pre-Prep had a wonderful opportunity to visit Greatworth Farm during lambing

season. The children in Miss Bray’s class in Year 1 wrote the following account of their trip:

Our Pre-Prep Sports Day will have a different feel this year. Following the success of the

morning timing which was forced upon us last year, we will hold it at 10.30am on Friday 23rd

June followed by a bring your own picnic lunch.

We will obviously publish more details nearer the time but we realise you may need to make

arrangements and wanted to give you some advance warning. Children will be able to go

home after this or alternatively we will offer an afternoon of supervised activities for working

parents.

P A G E 2

Sports Day 2017

P A G E 3

Year 2 also had a visitor. Mrs Girling bought in some

artefacts and some clothing for the children to see. She

taught them some traditional African dancing and brought

some delicious treats to eat.

Above: Nursery Children on a Lion Hunt.

We hope you enjoyed the Families day performances.

There was a really magical atmosphere in the vibrancy of

the performances and the children’s enthusiasm for sharing

your Learning Journey’s with you. As we say goodbye to

Africa and head back to WHS we have to start wondering

what the next topic will be...

Farewell from Africa This topic has been inspiring. The children and the

teachers have all really enjoyed the different

opportunities it has presented for learning.

The highlight of the topic for Nursery and Reception

was their trip to the Cotswold Wildlife Park. The

weather may not have matched that of the warmer

African climate but a great time was had by all. The

children were impressed with the size of the larger

animals, while the smaller ones such as the meerkats

really had the ‘ahhh’ factor. The lions were a hit with

the nursery children having been on a lion hunt only

the week before.

The education centre

was a great hands on

experience for the

children… who else

can say they have put

their hand in a tiger’s

mouth?

We are so lucky to have had visitors to Pre-Prep to

help with this topic. Mrs Jones gave a presentation to

Nursery, Reception and Year 1 about her time living in

Kenya. The children asked sensible questions and

learnt a lot about the difference in lifestyle between

the UK and Africa.

Mr Jones called up a

friend on Skype so the

children were able to talk

to a class of Kenyan

school children. Each

class shared things about

what they were doing

that day. The wonders

of technology!


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