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Wandsworth Prep School
Newsletter
Friday 3rd March 2017
 
Head's Blog:
Risk and the resilient child

Anybody who has read Dr Michael Carr-Gregg’s ‘Building Happy and Resilient Children’ will be left in little doubt as to what children need from adults in order to develop their ‘resilience’. Resilience, as Dr Carr-Gregg describes, is ‘the capacity of your sons and daughters to face, overcome, be transformed or strengthened by adversity’ and urges parents that they must let their children learn that life is, quite often, challenging.

   
 
   

Reception Open Morning

Wednesday 8th March (09:00 - 11:00)

If you have any friends who may be interested in Wandsworth Prep, please let them know about our upcoming Open Morning specifically for entry into Reception. They can book their place by contacting Maria.
 
 
 
Video: Wandsworth Prep's Maths Week
 
World Book Day Celebrations
 

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Wandsworth Prep’s Maths Week 2017 was an undeniable success. Witnessing so much fun and enjoyment in Maths was a delight and a pleasure to behold. Motivation and enthusiasm for Maths at Wandsworth Prep is alive and kicking. The pupils showed great excitement when taking part in the Dotty Six and Careful Robber competitions, and the Happy Puzzle Day was a definite hit.

he parent workshops were also a rousing success, with the children teaching their mums and dads our fun games...

Pupils at Wandsworth Prep took part in a wide range of literary activities, to celebrate World Book Day. Pupils across the school enjoyed a broad programme of activities including a Book Breakfast and a Book Costume Catwalk. Pupils and staff spent the day dressed as characters from their favourite books.

Each child received a World Book Day voucher and enjoyed swapping books with their peers via each class’s BookSwapShop!. 


 
Examples of Spanish Work
 
Video: TAG Rugby Festival
 

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At Wandsworth Prep, a new initiative has been introduced to bring language learning to life. A pen pal scheme has been introduced with a small school in Northern Spain whereby pupils from both countries will be able to practise the language they learn in class for genuine communication purposes, either orally or in writing.

Pupils in Key Stage 2 have spent this term extending the vocabulary that they have learned in class to write postcards to their pen pals in Spain. 
 
Following on from our Cross Country and Football festivals in Autumn Term, pupils recently took part in our TAG Rugby Festival. The aim of the activity was to enable pupils to put into practice all the skills learnt in their PE lessons last term, as well as provide all pupils – regardless of ability – with the opportunity to take part and enjoy playing sports together.

Watch a short video of the action. As you will see, a great afternoon was had by all!

 
  Dates for your Diary
 
MARCH

Monday 6th: Growth Mindset workshop for parents (08:30 - 09:30)

Monday 6th: Forest School for Years 3,4 and 5 (12:30 - 15:30)

Tuesday 7th: Forest School for Reception (10:45 - 12:00)

Tuesday 7th: Maths Workshop for Years 3,4 and 5 parents (16:00 - 17:00)

Wednesday 8th: Prospective parent Open Morning for Reception (09:00 - 11:00)

Thursday 9th: Voice in a Million: Years 3,4 and 5
 
MARCH

13th - 17th: Assessment Week for Years 1 to 5

Monday 13th: Forest School for Years 1 and 2 (12:30 - 15:30)

Monday 13th: Parents Evening for Reception to Year 4 (16:00 - 18:30)

Tuesday 14th: Forest School for Reception (10:45 - 12:00)

Thursday 16th: Swimming for Years 3,4 and 5 (12:30 - 14:30)

Thursday 16th: Parents Evening for Reception to Year 4 (16:00 - 18:30)

Friday 17th: Years 3,4 and 5 End of Project Workshop for parents at Wimbledon Common (13:00 - 15:00)
 
     
 
Message from the office
    Many thanks to all the Key Stage 2 parents who attended our Senior School Fair last night. We hope you found it useful.

Have a lovely weekend!
   
 
  Contact Us

Wandsworth Preparatory School,
The Old Library,
2 Allfarthing Lane,
London,
SW18 2PQ
Telephone
0208 870 4133
 
Email:
office@wandsworthprep.com
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