September, 2018:

The Boarder’s Week

As we await the arrival of Le Weekend Français, the boarders have been enjoying the new common rooms where games have been played in abundance. The evenings have been bright and cheerful as the weather continues to allow us to get out and about and the boys and girls have enjoyed playing at Rory’s Place, having tennis lessons and using the trampoline at every opportunity.

Both Evalina and Sergey celebrated their birthdays during the Home Weekend and this week congratulations go to Scarlett who celebrated her birthday on Thursday in the Drawing Room with friends who enjoyed tucking in to all the lovely treats.

The ‘Keep Calm & Decorate Competition’ has been gathering momentum and the winning dormitory in each house will earn themselves an evening treat. The judging will take place in the next two weeks, so gather your posters and photos boys and girls and GET DECORATING!

Baby & Toddler Group

The Baby and Toddler group meets on a Tuesday morning between 10.00am and 11.30am in the Nursery School. Each week there are craft, small world, and sensory play activities and music. At least once a half term we also invite a special guest to lead the children in an alternative activity.

This term the themes are:

 

25th September:          Pirates and special guest dance and drama teacher Sarah Suckling

2nd October:                 Harvest

9th October:                  Divali

30th October:                Pumpkins

6th November:              Remembrance Day

13th November:            Children in Need

20th November:            Space and special guest dance and drama teacher Sarah Suckling

27th November:            Arctic Animals

4th December:               Christmas

Pyjama Drama

Hi, my name is Margi and I am the owner of Pyjama Drama Suffolk South & West. Pyjama Drama offer drama & imaginative play classes for the early years: babies from 6 months up to children aged 7 years. I am delighted to be able offer two of our classes at OBH School:

Dewdrops: Babies from 6 months – toddlers of approximately 2 years.

Raindrops: Toddlers Aged 2-3 years

Pyjama Drama will be visiting OBH every Wednesday morning during term time, other than the first Wednesday of every month.

As you’re most likely new to Pyjama Drama, here are five things about our classes that we’d like to share with you:

  1. Every single session is different. We have hundreds of different lessons that have all been specifically written for Pyjama Drama and feature our own, unique music. One week the children might be visiting the king at the castle, the next flying to the moon and the week after they could be jungle explorers. This means that your child can start Pyjama Drama at six months, finish at seven years and will never repeat the same session twice.
  2. We always follow the same structure. Even though every week the children will be exploring a different imaginary world, our classes always follow the same structure, so children quickly come to anticipate the next part of the class. This gives them the confidence to relax into the sessions and have lots of fun.
  3. Pyjama Drama improves key developmental skills. Our classes help a child to develop some very important skills such as confidence, communication, concentration and co-operation. All our classes are age differentiated, so the activities are just right for each child’s individual developmental stage.
  4. We don’t use props & costumes and here’s why We all know that children have the most amazing imaginations, they role-play easily and naturally and pretending is actually the way in which children at this age learn about and make sense of, the world around them. Dressing up is lots of fun and we highly encourage it at home! But we know from many years working with children that as far as classes go, it’s better if you don’t have them. Mostly you find that costumes get in the way and dull the improvisation that comes so naturally to children.  And that sparkly dress in the box, is never as sparkly as the one in your imagination.
  5. Having fun is the most important part of what we do, Pyjama Drama classes are all about laughing, pretending and having lots of fun. That’s why they are packed full of singing, dancing and playing. We hope that you will join us every week for this fun filled adventure!

The cost for each session is £6.00 and this includes refreshments. Please contact me at: margi@pyjamadrama.com for further information, or book a 3 week trial which includes a free t-shirt for £18.00 on-line at: Pyjamadrama.com.

Venue: Pre-Prep OBH School

Day:       Wednesdays

Class:     Dewdrops           9.30am – 10.30am

Raindrops            10.45am- 11.45am

 

I look forward to meeting you and your little one’s at a class. Pyjama Drama is open to others outside the OBH School community, so please do tell your friends.

Many thanks

Margi

Super Soaker Saturday & Walberswick Waders

The Boarder’s Week…..

Welcome back to all the boarders and thank you for all the wonderful holiday stories and bright and cheery faces. The evenings have been pleasant and therefore the children have been able to get out and about on their bikes and explore the grounds. Tennis has been very popular with the boys and girls and if your child wishes to have tennis lessons then please get in contact with Mr Bolt.

At the weekend the boys and girls relaxed before consuming some lovely burgers and sausages from the BBQ whilst telling tales of the holidays to one another. Mr Griffiths and his family then entertained us with some lively singing before all the boarders sang a range of songs, nursery rhymes and other amusing pieces which entertained everyone in great style. A lovely evening ended with everyone relaxing with some tuck in front of a film.

They were all glad of the rest as the next day after church they travelled to Walberswick for some hotly contested crabbing. Mr Barratt was keen to win, however the children found his methods slightly controversial as he bargained for some superior crab catching devices with other anglers. Once spotted, the children persuaded him to share the cages which were then plopped  haphazardly into the water. When retrieved and counted, the crabs were rightfully returned to their aquatic homeland where they soldiered back to their hiding places beneath the rocks.

Thank you to all the staff and boarders for the lovely manner in which they approached the weekend. With this in mind we look forward to having more boarders on Saturday 22 September night for…

Le Weekend Francais
This weekend has been specially designed to help children in Years 6, 7 & 8 use their French language to order food, play games and follow instructions in readiness for the French trip and French Orals next summer.

 

Welcome Back to Spero!

It has been lovely hearing about everyone’s summer holidays. Adventures and fun seem to have been the order of the day. We particularly welcomed Digby, Poppy and Fergus who are new to
both OBH and boarding, as well as Tabitha, Oscar and Edmund who have started their boarding journey through the school.

Everyone has settled straight in and routines have been quickly established. The children are enjoying the last few evenings when they can still get out after supper on bikes and in Rory’s Place. Upstairs fruit, toast and milk remain on the menu and the Lego and games have come out of the cupboards.