Skippers Hill Preparatory School  Friday November 25th 2016
Mr Hammond's Blog

What a fantastic performing arts evening on Tuesday this week! Song, verse, acting, piano, drums, flute, clarinet, saxophone, guitar and violin were represented at all levels from beginner to accomplished in nearly fifty performances from children in Years 4 to 8. The gym was packed with parents and supporters which added to a great atmosphere, suitably fuelled by a glass of wine and Wendy’s peerless cheese straws!


Focus of the Fortnight


It’s Maths Day! In the next few weeks, make sure you learn a new times table, solve an extra tricky puzzle or even try a sudoku.

Mark Hammond
  Budding Weather Reporters in Year 1   Video: Year 5 rehearse ‘The Pirates Next Door’  


In our Science lessons this term Year 1 have been thinking about 'Our World'. This has included learning about the months and seasons and how they are affected by the movement of sun. 

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In Drama lessons, Year 5 have enjoyed reading scripts for 'The Pirates Next Door' and acting out the story, focusing on voice expression and movement to enhance their performances.
Click below to watch our short video:


  Year 3 learn about Stone Age trading   Confidence and talent unleashed!  



Year 3 had a wonderful day at Kent Life on Tuesday 22nd November. They learnt about how people traded in the Stone Age and were able to look at a range of weapons. 


The house lights were dimmed and the stage set for another highly successful Performing Arts evening.  To a packed audience, a record number of students prepared to perform to friends and family. There was an air of anticipation as dancers put the finishing touches to their costumes, clarinet reeds checked and violin strings tuned.

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  Mr G's Sports Update for U12, U11 and U9 teams
  A warm welcome to Megan who joins the KG team  



The U12 team have had a challenging term so far, but have shown outstanding commitment and determination in each game played. 

We are delighted to welcome Megan Ovenden to our Kindergarten team. Her passion and enthusiasm are wonderfully infectious and she is already forming strong bonds with the children.

Click here to see photos of KG

  Numeracy Ninja's Update   Mr Minister reflects on first few months   


We have our first 'Grand Masters'. In order to obtain a black belt it is necessary to answer 30/30 questions correctly. The Grand Master status was implemented to give a further level to aspire to and the bar was set quite high. To achieve Grand master status it is necessary to obtain 8 black belts in a row.

The first three months have flown by and I already feel like I have been here for ever! Skippers is such a welcoming school and both children and staff couldn’t have done more to make me feel at home.

Star of the week

There was no star of the week this week as there was no Celebration Assembly. The focus was on Anti bullying and being kind. (Do take a look at our kindness tree outside the Dining room.) Star of the week will be back for the next newsletter.



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Skippers Hill Manor Preparatory School
Five Ashes, Mayfield,
East Sussex, TN20 6HR
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