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Skippers Hill Preparatory School December 11th 2015
  Mr Hammond's Blog

What a fabulous term! As we enter the Christmas holidays it is worth taking a moment to reflect upon just how much the children have achieved over the past few months.

There has been huge effort in the classroom with children producing so much excellent work across the curriculum, making visible progress and smiling at the same time!

   
 
         
   

Focus of the Fortnight

   
         
    During my final assembly this term I will be reminding the children to be thankful for all that they have and to look after themselves, their families and those who have less during the festive period. Merry Christmas to all!

Mark Hammond
   
 
 
Carols at Rusthall Lodge 
 
Father Christmas visits Skippers Fayre!
 

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The residents of Rusthall Lodge were delighted to hear Mrs Poulton Smith's students singing to them on Monday. Some of the children sang solos for the first time to much applause from the residents.  They also sung an assortment of carols which the residents were able to join in with including a rousing rendition of Rudolph the red nosed reindeer led by Jerome.  
The children then enjoyed juice and a biscuit and talking to the residents before returning to School.

Well done everyone!

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Thank you to everybody involved in making the 2015 Christmas Fayre such a success.
The silent auction was a great success raising £1,335.  We are pleased to announce the winner of 'Be Headmaster for a day' was won by Mrs Terry (mother of Matthew Y6)!
Particular thanks must go to Claire Mailer and the rest of the FOSHA committee who have been working tirelessly over the past few months preparing to make this such a successful and enjoyable event.

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Click here to read Jersey Tour Fundraising update!


 
Year 4 enjoy Moiraville
 
Churchill wins Inter-house  Football
 

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Year 4 filled in their Moiraville passports, which were checked by Passport Control on entry to Moiraville (Moira House School gym).  We had an activity-packed morning, starting with singing “Vive Le Vent” at the tops of our voices, to visiting Santa’s grotto, ordering a ‘chocolat chaud’ (or three!) in the café and buying items at various market stalls. What a brilliant way to use the French we have been practising for the last few weeks!  Well done to Year Four, who did the school proud with their French speaking as well as their manners and enthusiasm.

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On a (surprisingly) sunny Friday afternoon all Junior and Senior boys, along with some particularly talented girls walked down to the astro-turf pitch to partake in the 2015 House Football Competition.  
The competition was split into three age groups: U9, U11 and U13. The U9 and U11 teams played first and were managed and refereed by the Year 8 boys, who did a fantastic job of organising and managing each team and game. Each House played well and each match was nail-bitingly close. 

 

 


 
Christmas with the Early Years
 
Fabulous Production by the Juniors 
'It's a Nativity'
 

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The Early Years children and staff have had great fun watching two special performances this week. Firstly we saw ‘Searching for Santa’ by Shooting Star Entertainments; 



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This week we were treated to a wonderful performance by the Juniors of their Christmas Production of 'It's a nativity'. The children sang beautifully and delivered their lines with volume, clarity and great gusto.
They have worked hard all term and deserved all the lovely compliments that they received after both performances.

Well done Juniors, you were such stars and made everyone proud!

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 Message from Tim and Fiona
 
From Split in Croatia to Bruges in Belgium - a journey of 7500kms (not all by bike!) - eight countries and many experiences!  Our thanks to all who contributed to our ebikes....  both were fantastic and well-used!  Best wishes for the festive season! 
Tim and Fiona Lewis
 
Star of the week
 
Celebration Assembly 1.12.15

Year 1 - Chace Marten for always saying his lines so loudly and clearly in the play rehearsals.
Year 2 - Vincent Marten for being such an efficient Register Monitor.
Year 3 - Ted Burke for always demonstrating exemplary behaviour
Nancy Nasseraldeen for trying so hard in all her Maths lesson.
Zeal Adelaja for super acting in our class assembly
Natalie Nasseraldeen for super acting in our class assembly
Year 4 - Martha Lillicrap for having a positive attitude to learning.
Alfie Ball for consistent hard work throughout the term.
Year 5 - Reilly Bigland for outstanding writing in History
Year 6 - Toby Clarke for an excellent piece of imaginative writing
Year 7 - Alice Cox for having a mature attitude to her work
Year 8 - Freddie Kuzemko for helping out a team in what is not a natural activity for him.
 

 

Artist of the Week - Emily Nye for her super poster of her “Superfriend”

Oli Davis for super sewing skills - his Union Jack bunting looks great!
 

Other Celebrations
 

Pippa Nunn (Yr 2) for showing good progress and determination in the ASA Swimming Awards

Henry Nunn (Rec) for achieving Stage 1 in the ASA Swimming Awards



 

 
   
         
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Five Ashes, Mayfield,
East Sussex, TN20 6HR
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