Pre-Prep Notice Board


A Peek at our Week…

In Hedgehog class, we have continued talking about life cycles and had great fun planting bulbs in our wellies! We have been very creative on the build up to Easter…cuteness alert! We have been ordering the magnetic numbers and we have been making number sentences using fruit.

This week Grasshopper class have been learning about ‘under the sea’ and have created their own under water world in a box. The children have also begun thinking about halving and enjoyed halving their cupcakes. During their MBE session with Nursery last week, the children made bird feeders and we have been watching a few friendly birds enjoying the treats we have hung up in our outside area.

This week the Acorns have enjoyed making hot cross buns in RS whilst learning about Easter. We compared volume and capacity using water and different size containers in numeracy and learnt the different parts of a daffodil by dissecting it in science.

Woodpeckers have been continuing their learning about famous people. They learnt that Antarctica is a desert and that in the peak of the summer it doesn’t get dark. This week’s explorer has been Ed Stafford walking the Amazon. In PSHCE the children remembered the amazing Physicist, Stephen Hawking.


Visiting Author: Rebecca Bourne

On Tuesday, the delightful Minnie Winnie (and her owner Rebecca) visited the Pre-Prep. Rebecca read the children her wonderful children’s story and then the children were invited to ask questions. The children mainly wanted to tell Rebecca about their own dogs, but she was enchanted and commented many times about their wonderful manners and beautiful behaviour.
The children were then invited to either tickle Minnie Winnie’s tummy, give her a high 5 or give her a little cuddle. It was a really lovely morning. Many thanks indeed to Rebecca for giving up her time to visit us.


A lovely morning – Pre Prep Parents Activity Morning

Many thanks to all the parents who joined us for our Science themed activity morning. It is always so lovely seeing how well attended our activity mornings are – the children just love having you in and sharing their lesson with you.
Nursery spent the morning making gloop – looking at solids and liquid. They also did a floating and sinking experiment finishing with a bath bomb!
The Reception children helped their parents investigate dinosaurs. They cracked dinosaur eggs, built a dinosaur skeleton and made a fossil.
Year 1 had a brilliant time making zeotropes with their parents.
The Year 2 children, and their parents, turned into D.N.A detectives and undertook a number of themed activities, including an origami D.N.A. helix and creating a D.N.A. strand for their chosen creature out of beads.


Old Boney

We have a new pupil in the Pre-Prep. One of our lovely Baby & Toddler mummies is a radiographer and has kindly donated her skeleton to the school. Her parents are delighted, as they now have half their attic back! He has taken up residence in the Pre-Prep front hall and has already been admired by many staff – I think he will enjoy lots of outings around the school!
He has always been known as ‘Old Boney’, and I would not want to confuse him by changing his name! However, as he already has the initials ‘OB’ – it seems a shame not to add an ‘H’ on the end. The competition is open to the whole school – please pop your entries in the box next to Old Boney in the Pre-Prep front hall.


Upcoming events…

Parent and Baby/Toddler
Every Tuesday morning during term time, 10.00am – 11.30am
Themed crafts, soft play and music each week and toddler dance/drama session every half term with dance teacher Miss Sarah.

Easter Afternoon Tea
Tuesday, 20th March in the Dining Room. 2.30pm
The Pre-Prep children would like to invite you to join them for an Easter afternoon tea. There will be short performances from the children, leading up to the main event….delicious sandwiches and treats made by our wonderful OBH chefs and the children themselves.

#Toddle Waddle & World Book Day
Thursday, 22nd March
A number of World Book Day activities will take place in the morning, including the judging of costumes, before the Fun Run for Wateraid and For Daisy, takes place in the afternoon. It should prove to be the most literary of fun runs!

Parents Lunch
Friday, 27th April 2018
1.00pm – 3.00pm
£15.00 to include wine and a delicious lunch.
For more information please contact

The Friends Second Hand Shop

The shop will be open for purchasing on:
Tuesdays: 8.30 am—9.30 pm
Home Weekend Fridays: 2.30 pm—3.30 pm

For further information please contact


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.