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Wandsworth Prep School
Newsletter
Friday 17th March 2017
 
Head's Blog:
Truly independent

Faced with abundant choice, in both the maintained and independent sectors, parents who visit Wandsworth Prep frequently ask why they should choose to entrust us with their child’s education.

One of the most pressing challenges facing the maintained sector is class size, so much so, that the current government has clearly laid out its commitment to capping class sizes, particularly in primary schools.  The drive behind the government’s manifesto, are outcomes from research which concluded that children in smaller classes are more likely to benefit from...

   
 
   

Open Morning (all years)

Wednesday 17th May (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. They can book their place by contacting Maria.
 
 
Video: How Pupils use a Growth Mindset in their Learning
 
Meet our Head of Lower School, Carla Ritchie
 

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At Wandsworth Prep, we want every pupil in our care to be a successful learner. Most importantly, we recognise that instilling positive attitudes towards learning will ensure pupils progress and reach their potential. Consequently, a key concept which shapes the ethos of our school is Growth Mindset, based on the work of Carol Dweck.

Watch a short video of pupils providing examples of how they have used a Growth Mindset in their learning.

We are delighted to announce that Carla Ritchie will be joining the team from September 2017, taking on the newly formed role of Head of Lower School.

With a wealth of experience in both the state and independent sectors, combined with her passion for quality teaching, we are thrilled to have Carla on board. Carla is looking forward to meeting parents in the Summer Term. In the meantime, parents can learn more about Carla by reading our short Q+A.

 
Video: Key Stage 1 Hockey Practice
 
Video: Key Stage 2 take part in Voices in a Million
 

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In their PE lessons, Key Stage 1 pupils have enjoyed hockey practice, learning basic skills of dribbling, passing, shooting and then moving on to applying these skills when playing small matches. 

Watch our short video.

 
Key Stage 2 were lucky enough to be part of a 6000-strong choir at Wembley Arena on Thursday 9th March when they performed in ‘Voices in a Million’.This pop concert was full to the brim with children either performing as part of the massed 6000-strong choir, or as soloists showcasing their individual talent on the main stage. Miss Hephzibah did a fabulous job of teaching our children over 14 songs with a complicated array of actions and dance moves. 

 
  Dates for your Diary
 
MARCH

Monday 20th: Forest School for Years 3, 4 & 5 (12:30 - 15:30)

Tuesday 21st: Spelling Workshop for parents Years 2 - 5 (16:00 - 16:45)

Wednesday 22nd: Reception end of project workshop for parents (14:00 - 15:00)

Thursday 23rd: Swimming for Years 3, 4, & 5 (12:30 - 14:30)

Thursday 23rd: Years 1 and 2 end of project workshop for parents (14:00 - 15:00)
 
MARCH

Friday 24th: Clubs end

Friday 24th: Easter Music Extravaganza (08:30 - 09:30)

Monday 27th: Forest School for Years 1 and 2 (12:30 - 15:30)

Tuesday 28th: Forest School for Reception (10:45 - 12.00)

Wednesday 29th: Easter Egg Mobile Races (10:00 - 11:45)

Wednesday 29th: End of term (all years): midday
 
     
 
Message from the office
    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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