Category: Newsletter 24 January 2020

Chinese New Year

24th January 2020

In celebration of Chinese New Year on Saturday 25th January we had a Chinese themed lunch on Thursday 23rd January. The New Year brings a a host of superstitions that will apparently dictate how the next 12 months will play out for each of us. Washing clothes, using scissors and sweeping floors are some of…

Barrow Hills Library Encourages Gaming!

24th January 2020

That caught the eye of a few people, not least any children reading the weekly newsletter I bet! Yes, the Barrow Hills’ Librarian welcomes children from across the Prep department every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime to come to the library to play games together, or with me! Spread the word… No, I haven’t suddenly…

Parkinson’s Awareness Week

24th January 2020

Children were learning about Parkinson’s last week. The awareness week was organised by the Head’s wife, Mrs Niki Oldroyd who was diagnosed with the condition at the age of 25 in 1992. “My particular challenges with Parkinson’s are in initiating movement (usually walking) and freezing, where my brain is saying go but my legs are…

Grade 1 Piano success

24th January 2020

Congratulations go to Ben (3G) for passing Grade 1 Piano with merit in the Autumn Term 2019. He was presented with his certificate in Friday’s assembly. Well done Ben!

Green Commendation for Ollie

24th January 2020

Mr Crisell and Mr Oldroyd had great pleasure in presenting Ollie (3R) with a Green Commendation for independent story writing. Mr Crisell said, “Ollie had a mountain to climb and he did it. We are so proud of him”.  Ollie’s story was all about a mythical creature. Well done Ollie!

Year 1 Paint Queen Victoria

24th January 2020

Year 1 have worked extremely hard to draw and paint pictures of Queen Victoria. It was definitely a challenge but they all had a go. Well done Year 1 your pictures are fabulous.

Bryanston Netball Tournament

24th January 2020

On Wednesday 22nd January, our U11 and U13 Netball Teams travelled to Bryanston School in Dorset to participate in a netball tournament against over 40 prep schools. The U11 team had a tough draw taking on Millfield followed by equally strong Cheam. They were 2-1 up against Millfield (who went on to be the overall…

Times table badge for Gus

24th January 2020

Our congratulations go to Gus who was awarded his Times Table Badge in Friday’s assembly. Well done!

Haggis sampling for Burns Night

24th January 2020

On Friday 24th January, our chefs treated us to a tasting session of haggis, a savoury pudding containing sheep’s heart, liver, and lungs, minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock. We also had vegetarian haggis to try. The dish is considered a national dish of Scotland as a result of Scots…

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