Skippers Hill Preparatory School  Friday May 13th 2016
Mr Hammond's Blog

Lottie has arrived! Sarah and I are delighted with the way that the new addition to the Skippers family has started her life at the school and she is proving to be much sought after and well-loved already! She appears to have a delightful, unflappable temperament (just like her mother!) and is taking to her training to become an official School Dog extremely well.


Focus of the Fortnight

    The children will be hearing all about facing new challenges with courage from our ‘Head for the Day’ Mrs Terry today - quite apt on many levels!

Mark Hammond
KG wait for their butterflies to emerge
Don't try this at home! Year 2 visit Wagamama!


Hooray! Summer has arrived .... well, we have definitely had one good week and we are hoping for more! The Summer Term is well underway and our children are displaying a frantic need for sand and water, in equal measure, both inside and out.

Click here to see photos of them learning their sounds and having fun in the playground.

The heavy downpour of rain on Tuesday didn't matter at all for the Year 2's as they set off in the minibus to Tunbridge Wells as they were going to Wagamama as a continuation of their topic on Healthy Eating.
They didn't realise what a wonderful time was in store for them! 


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  U11A  Rounders Quadrangular Success!   The Cricket season starts with a win for the U13 boys  


Vs Skippers B Won  5-1
vs Battle  Won 4 ½ – 4
vs Bricklehurst Won 4 – 1 ½
Summer was with us in force today for our mini tournament against Battle, Bricklehurst and our own B team. Having had a practice match against  Skippers B team who fielded superbly against some big hits,  we felt warmed up and ready to take on Battle Abbey. 

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The Cricket season has started!  We have had 2 matches so far with one win and one loss. The loss against LOGS  had a very exciting finale with all the fielders in trying to stop a single in the final over!  

Mr O'C

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  Budding young Thespians show off their talents!   Skippers Choristers sing in Lancing College Chapel  


Congratulations to all those who took part and especially to those who won cups at the East Grinstead Speech and Drama Festival last weekend.

Click here to see the fantastic set of results.

Shrouded in low cloud as we approached from the A27, Lancing College Chapel looked suitably mysterious.  As the children commented, the whole school looked like Hogwarts, which is unsurprising as it was – apparently – the first choice of location for the Harry Potter series.


  Years 3 and 4 see Mercury passing across the sun!   Year 7 look at different types of writing  


On a sunny Monday 9th May, Years 3 and 4 travelled by coach to Herstmonceux Science Centre..….What treats awaited us!
A few minutes after our arrival, we were able to listen in to Major Tim Peake speaking live from space to a school in South West England as the space station passed over our part of Earth. He sounded so clear!

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Year 7 in preparation for Common Entrance next year have been covering many different types of writing.

Click here to see samples of their work.

  IAPS Clay Pigeon Shooting Competition   Book early to avoid disappointment!  


Will and myself set off to London at around 9am and we had a while to think about our tactics and how we might be able to be as accurate as possible for the shooting competition that afternoon. When we arrived we asked to be checked in for the competition and the lady looked very surprised as we were 3 hours early!


As announced in 'The week ahead'  bookings are now being taken for this Year's Summer Camp.

Click here for more information.

Star of the week

Celebration Assembly May 10th 2016

Year 3   Sarah Davies for writing an excellent fable about ‘The Polar Bear and the Snow Leopard’
William Morley for trying so hard with his writing.
Year 4  Tabatha Collier for completing extra work to do with their Science project.
Suzie Dixon for working very hard in all her lessons.
Tilly Chapman for having a very positive attitude and working hard in all lessons.
Year 6   James Quittenton for  working extremely hard in his English SATs even though he was unwell.




Other Celebrations

Emily Nye for being Commended in the Solo Mime Class at the East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival.

Emily Nye and Aoife Filipe for a Merit in Dramatic Duologue at the East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival.

Bertie Gerada has been awarded a Merit for the Skippers Initial Music Test for Piano.

William Morley has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence for the Skippers Initial Music Test for Piano.

The ASA Swimming Challenge Gold Award awarded to Jessica Gregory-Lilley.

The ASA Swimming Award Scheme 400m distance and achieving Stage 4 awarded to Maddie Mailer.





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