Pre-Prep Notice Board


Looking ahead…

Rumble in the Jungle
Tuesday 20th June, 2.30 pm.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic for the Baby & Toddler group, Nursery and Reception
Tuesday 27th June 12.00 noon

Pre-Prep & Nursery Prize Giving
Thursday 6th July, 11.00 am

Sports Day
Thursday 6th July, 1.15 pm

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!

Rumbling a day back!
We are moving the Pre-Prep Summer Show, Rumble in the Jungle, from Monday 19th June to


A Peek at the Week:

The whole Pre-Prep has been busy in the run up to the summer show – the children have all made their own hats for the show and are working hard to polish their performances. We have all also
been jolly busy making things for our *cough cough* Dads!

Nursery have had an exciting week, welcoming new friends Rufus, Sophie and James.

At the other end of the school, Year 2 have been learning about reading gauges in maths, dissecting plants in science and the history of train travel – in particular The Flying Scotsman.

Mrs Hambling has asked me to specifically mention how much the Reception class enjoyed their first swim in the school pool! Let’s hope the weather stays good and that there are more swims to come.

Concert with a coffee
On Monday, we had our first Concert with a coffee – an informal concert for children who have an individual music lesson to perform a short piece to their friends and family. We had pianists, a couple of violinists, a trumpeter, 3 singers and a tiny little Reception flautist! We were astonished by how they all stood up and performed with little or no nerves and all the children seemed to
really enjoy the experience. I must mention how proud I was of the 3 singers – always more nerve racking than playing an instrument – and so lovely to have 2 Reception children taking part.
Many thanks to Miss Passmore, Mrs Dunham and Miss Gallop for coming along to support their students and, of course, to all the parents and grandparents who came along to watch.

Hats and sun cream
I am sure this goes without saying, but, as the weather is hotting up, please do remember hats and sun cream. Our walled garden is a sun trap!

I am really looking forward to seeing you at Rumble in the Jungle on Tuesday.
Camilla Webster

Second Hand Uniform Shop

The Friends of OBH have kindly taken on the running of the Second Hand Uniform Shop with effect from the Summer term 2017.
It will be located in the balcony area of the Britten Hall and will be open:

Every Tuesday morning from 8.30am – 9.30am
Every Home Weekend Friday from 2.30pm – 3.30pm

The shop would like to start selling second hand sports kit, hockey sticks, cricket bats, cricket pads, tennis rackets, etc.

If you have any queries with regard to second hand uniform, please email

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.