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Wandsworth Prep School
Newsletter
Friday 16th October 2015
 
Head's Blog: Why we do Forest School

Many parents who visit Wandsworth Prep ask why our Forest School programme plays such a central role in our curriculum. As an independent school preparing children for competitive examinations at 11, what, exactly, is the contribution of Forest School in ensuring success in these crucial assessments?
 
   
 
   


Upcoming Open Morning

Wednesday 11th November
09:00 - 10:30


If you have any friends who are interested in WPS, they are welcome to attend our next Open Morning.
 
 
Fantastic support for local charity
 
Latest Sports Blog from Head of Sport
 




For our Harvest Festival this year we decided to support Spires, a South London based charity that does fantastic work helping hundreds of homeless and disadvantaged people in our local area.The WPS collection was huge and consisted of toiletries and many other essential items - all of which were so gratefully received by the charity.
 
On Wednesday we had our first Year 1-4 Cross Country (view a few photos, here). Wow, what an afternoon! All children had trained hard over the course of the term and it paid off! It was wonderful to watch the determination and persistence of our children - they blew away their teachers and parents with their grit and hard work! Watch a video showing WPS Sport over the past fortnight.

  WPS lights up for National Poetry Day   Year 3&4 Dulwich Picture Gallery trip  

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The hallways of Wandsworth Prep School were full of excitement as the children waited to take centre stage on National Poetry Day... But the stage was no ordinary stage. With this year's poetry theme being 'Light', parents were invited for poetry recitals and coffee at the Wandsworth Prep 'Pop-up Light Café'. Sitting in a magical space, lit only by fairy lights, the children took turns to recite poems about...

Years 2 to 4 were lucky enough to experience the art work of the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Not only did we enjoy learning the history of the many famous paintings displayed, but we each made the most amazing piece of artwork! Have a look at the process Year 3 and 4 went through after they were inspired by a beautiful sea scape "Boats in a Storm" by Ludolf Bakhuizen.

 
  Dates for your Diary
 
OCTOBER

Monday 19th October: 17.00 – 19.30 Parent/teacher clinics
Thursday 21st October: 17.00 – 19.30 Parent/teacher clinics
 
 
NOVEMBER

Monday 9th November: 17.00 – 18.00 Reading workshop: Reception to Year 4
Tuesday 10th November: 19.00 – 20.30 Parent Workshop with Lena Engel
Monday 30th November: 19.00 – 20.30 Childnet International E-safety workshop
 
 
     
 
Message from the office
    Teddy's Tune Time Toddler Group

If you or any of your friends have children of pre-school age, don't forget that Teddy Bears' Group, a pre-school activities group established three years ago by two local Mums Liz and Su, is introducing a new singing class for pre-schoolers.   Liz and Su are running a free 'taster' session of the new group on 21st October.  If you would like to attend with your child, please complete the booking form and Su and Liz will be in touch to confirm your place.  Alternatively feel free to email them at teddybearsgroup@gmail.com for more information.  There are limited places so please do respond as soon as possible if you would like to be assured of a place. 

Have a lovely weekend!
   
 
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Wandsworth Preparatory School,
The Old Library,
2 Allfarthing Lane,
London, SW18 2PQ
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0208 870 4133
 
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