Pre-Prep Notice Board


A Perfect Balance

What a lovely year we have had in the Pre-Prep. Thank you to everyone who came along to Prize Day and Sports Day – the perfect way to finish off the year. The children have worked so hard this year. They have really impressed me with their progress and what different children they have become. What is really noticeable at OBH is the perfect balance between the academic subjects (English, maths, science, history, geography); the wider curriculum (PE, ICT, art, music) and what I like to call the ‘added extras’ – such as time in our outdoor classrooms and being able to pop into our pool on hot days. I am so pleased that we are able to offer Outdoor Classroom sessions every week from September. Come rain or shine, the children will be welly-booted up and bug hunting, den building or doing some natural art. The fabulous Mrs. Hambling is taking on this area of the curriculum and we are all very excited.



Keep Fit for Mums
Former parent and fitness enthusiast, Emma Garber, invites any parent to join her fitness class which she holds on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8.30 am for an hour or so in The Old Gym, term time only. She will start classes again at the beginning of the summer term on Thursday 20th April.
For any enquiries please email Emma: and she looks forward to welcoming you!


Music lessons

Perhaps your child was inspired by Mr. Randell’s drumming on Tuesday? Or by Miss Passmore on the piano? Or have you got a family trumpet (like Edmund’s Grandad did) hidden away at home, longing to be played? Now is the time to think about individual music lessons for September. Please do email Miss Passmore and she can arrange a trial lesson to help you make a decision and get the ball rolling for


EYFS Teddy Bear’s Picnic

If you decided to venture across the lawn and past the pond to the Old Gym on Tuesday lunchtime you would have been in for a big surprise because that was when EYFS had their Teddy
Bear’s Picnic! The children and their grown-ups had a lovely time – there were yummy sandwiches and teddy bear shaped crisps to be found in our special packed lunch bags – enjoyed
whilst chatting to friends and teddy bears on picnic blankets. After everyone had eaten, children could choose to take part in a variety of themed activities: teddy bear cup cake decorating,
mask making, paw print potato printing, a teddy bean-bag throwing game and finally a teddy bear hunt. By far the most exciting part was the arrival of a very special visitor – Goldilocks – and an ice cream.

The Friends Second Hand Shop

The Shop will be open for donations between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon on Monday 10th July. All items to be clean and in good condition i.e. no holes or ragged sleeves! Don’t forget sports equipment also welcome!

The shop will be open for purchasing on:
Monday 4th September 10.00 am—2.00 pm
Thursday 7th September 8.30 am—9.30 am

Donations particularly welcome—the more donated, the more funding for Rory’s Place!

For further information please contact


Drop-in morning

We opened our doors and welcomed in families to come and look around. The Year 2 children all took part in the event as either a spotter, welcome or tour guide. They were fabulous ambassadors for the school and all our visitors were very impressed by them. A number of families were coming for a second visit and commented on how lovely it was seeing the school in action with the children so involved in their lessons and clearly enjoying themselves.


Nursery and Reception have now been using Tapestry – an Early Years Online Learning Journal – for a few months now. Instead of laboriously taking photos, cutting them out, sticking them in a book and annotating them, this app makes the whole process smooth and easy. Now that the staff are experts, we plan to open it up for parents to access after Easter. You will have your own log on and you can view the photos and observations of your child and even add your own. Mrs Hambling and Mrs Keeling are putting together a few helpful pointers which will be sent out before the end of term.

Lackford Lakes

We had a fantastic day at Lackford Lakes. We all rotated around three activities: learning about hedgehogs and making pinecone/clay models; a woodland walk where we talked about our senses and did some bird watching; and the highlight of the day – den building and hot chocolate in the woods! The dens were very impressive (brilliant teamwork!) and, once checked by an adult, the children were able to go inside for a quick photo.


Baby and Toddler

Come along to our friendly, fun and relaxed baby & toddler group on a Tuesday morning 10am-11.30am during term time.
Enjoy a variety of messy play, craft activities and music activities. We have lovely sensory and colourful resources for our younger friends to enjoy and delicious snack for both children and adults.

Late Stay and Owls

Please remember to sign up for Late Stay and Owls including supper when required. We need to give the kitchen advance notice of food requirements so that they can organise their daily menus and ingredients.