From The Study

We have enjoyed a number of festive moments this week: including the Inter-House Christmas Tree Decorating Competition (won by Wasps) – with hundreds of Christmas jumpers being worn, Reception’s very wriggly Nativity, Reception’s Christmas Craft afternoon, Nursery’s Christmas Play and Year 3’s Christmas Show. Some additional events of a non-festive kind were: Year 1’s visit to Minstead Study Centre, Year 4 had an Egyptian morning, Year 6 enjoyed a great theatre trip to see ‘The Borrowers’, Nursery to Year 3 watched ‘Snow White’ performed by the Treehouse Theatre, and Karl Hopwood delivering Internet Safety talks to children in Years 4 to 8, plus one for parents.

Along the way we have nearly concluded this term’s house sports competitions, with only the senior girls’ hockey to be played on Saturday. In the Prep House Competition for this term, Wasps have come out as winners, closely followed by Mozzies, with Bees and Hornets taking the remaining places. The Team Feast takes place this afternoon during Bevers.

One particularly special event was the official opening of the Pre-Prep playground by Ross Brawn, MD of Motorsport. A very significant crowd gathered on Thursday afternoon, in very chilly conditions, to share this event. Mr Brawn was generous with his time, and stopped to chat to many children (and adults). Some children were heard to ask why the playground was being ‘opened’ now, when they had already been playing on it for ten weeks!

Before we look towards the final week of this long term, we have the last Headmaster’s Drop-In session on Saturday morning (8.15 am – 8.45 am in the Sports Pavilion), and an afternoon of rugby training and house hockey. Details of the Carol Services have been sent out to parents, with Pre-Prep enjoying their service on Thursday, and Prep having their two services on Friday.

May I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday.

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      Matrons' Notes

      It is hard to believe we are approaching the end of term already.

      We’ve been having lots of festive fun in the matrons’ room. It is lovely to see the children so excited.

      Our lovely Gap assistants, Ed Campbell, Sophie Jones and Isy Stringer are about to leave for warmer weather back home and we thank them heartily for all their hard work and care of the children over the year.

      We’ll miss them very much indeed.

      Please do come and look through unnamed lost property if you get a chance before we break up.

      The weather has turned much colder. Please ensure your children have plenty of warm clothes  in school to protect from the cold: named hats, scarves, gloves, jumpers, fleeces, coats.

       

      Thank you for all your support this year.   

      Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and here’s to a brilliant 2018.

      Alison, Caroline, Gill, Mandy & Susie    

       

       

       

       

       

       

             

      General Information

      Mr Christies' Literary Quiz

      With some easy questions and a number of harder ones, this quiz is designed for all ages.  There are no prizes, but I will be happy to supply answers next term.  I hope it will provoke some discussion among family members … before they resort to the internet.                      James Christie              click here for quiz

      TPA

      As another term comes to its close I would just like to thank Lucy de Laszlo and Louise Bailey for our spectacular fireworks night. Milly Steel, Tanya Ritchie, Fi Lewis, Charlie Gloyne and Fi Heath for the fabulous Christmas Fair and to all of you who volunteer and attend our events. Please keep on supporting us. Have a wonderful Christmas.
      Mandy Cooper - TPA Chair

      Emails sent to parents this week

      24/11 To: Years 6,7,8 Parents; From Mr Owens; Re: Upper School Chapel

      27/11 To: Year 8 Parents; From: Mrs Clarkson; Re: Year 8 Leavers’ Trip To France

      28/11 To: Year 8 Parents; From: Mrs Clarkson; Re: Leavers’ Trip Consent Form

      29/11 To: Prep School; From: Susie; Re: Christmas Jumper Day!

      29/11 To: Years 4,5,6,7,8 Parents; From: Mr Lewis; Re: Rugby Season

      30/11 To: All Parents; From: TPA; Re: Save The Date!

      Dr Bailey's Enigma

      Well done to William Fletcher on winning last week’s competition. William picked up his prize on Wednesday. I do hope that we can encourage more children to enter for the modest prize each week; there is no doubt that the skill of problem-solving will be essential to them in future…

      This week’s Engima:

      The answer to each clue below is a word that contains the letters a, b and c in that order (but not necessarily next to each other) eg alphabetic. Can you identify each word:

      A counting-frame

      A Language spoken in the Middle East

      A form of transport for the sick or injured

      A type of soap

      The little grebe

      Christmas Camp

      click here for booking form

      Year 5

      “Monk-ey Business” in the Cathedral from a few Year Fives…

      Weekly Calendar
      Rugby Colts A IX In-House training 1:30 pm on 02 Dec 2017
      Rugby Colts B IX In-House training 1:30 pm on 02 Dec 2017
      Rugby Colts C VII vs in-House training 1:30 pm on 02 Dec 2017
      Rugby U10 C VII In-House training 1:30 pm on 02 Dec 2017
      Rugby U10A VIII In-House training 1:30 pm on 02 Dec 2017
      Rugby U10B VIII In-House training 1:30 pm on 02 Dec 2017
      Rugby U10D VII In-House training 1:30 pm on 02 Dec 2017
      Rugby U12 B XII In-House training 1:30 pm on 02 Dec 2017
      Rugby U12A XII In-House training 1:30 pm on 02 Dec 2017
      Rugby U13 A XIII In-House training 1:30 pm on 02 Dec 2017
      Rugby U13B XIII In-House training 1:30 pm on 02 Dec 2017
      Rugby U9A VII In-House training 1:30 pm on 02 Dec 2017
      Rugby U9B VII In-House training 1:30 pm on 02 Dec 2017
      Rugby U9C VII In-House training 1:30 pm on 02 Dec 2017
      Rugby U9D VII In-House training 1:30 pm on 02 Dec 2017
      Headmaster's Drop-in (Sports Pavilion) 8:15 am - 8:45 am on 02 Dec 2017 @ 08:15
      Bushcraft: All Year 6 Boys and Girls 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm on 02 Dec 2017 @ 13:15
      Hockey 7s: House Matches Years 7 & 8 1:30 pm on 02 Dec 2017 @ 13:30
      No Busy Bees on 04 Dec 2017
      Year 1 Christmas Assembly 9:15 am in The Mulberry Pavilion on 04 Dec 2017 @ 09:15
      Senior Choir to Orchard Close on 04 Dec 2017 @ 10:15
      Nursery Christmas Party 10:30 am on 04 Dec 2017 @ 10:30
      Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Christmas Party 2:00 - 4:00 pm on 04 Dec 2017 @ 14:00
      Hockey 7s U10A VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:15
      Hockey 7s U10B VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:15
      Hockey 7s U9B VII vs Farleigh School(H) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:15
      Hockey 7s U9C VII vs Farleigh School(H) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:15
      Netball 1st VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:30
      Netball 2nd VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:30
      Netball 3rd VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:30
      Netball 4th VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:30
      Netball 5th VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:30
      Netball U11A VII vs Farleigh School(H) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:30
      Netball U11B VII vs Farleigh School(H) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:30
      Netball U11C VII vs Farleigh School(H) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:30
      Rugby Colts A IX vs Walhampton(A) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:30
      Rugby Colts B IX vs Walhampton(A) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:30
      Rugby U10 C VII vs Walhampton(H) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:30
      Rugby U10A VIII vs Walhampton(H) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:30
      Rugby U10B VIII vs Walhampton(H) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:30
      Rugby U12A XII vs Walhampton(H) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:30
      Rugby U13 A XIII vs Walhampton(A) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:30
      Rugby U9A VII vs Walhampton(A) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:30
      Rugby U9B VII vs Walhampton(A) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:30
      Rugby U9C VII vs Walhampton(A) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:30
      Hockey 7s U9A VII vs Farleigh School(H) on 06 Dec 2017 @ 14:45
      No Woodpeckers on 07 Dec 2017
      Pre-Prep Christmas Carol Service, St. Mary's Church, Twyford 2:00 pm on 07 Dec 2017 @ 14:00
      Pre-Prep Term ends after Carol Service, approximately 3:00 pm on 07 Dec 2017 @ 15:00