Skippers Hill Preparatory School  Friday March 24th 2017
Mr Hammond's Blog

Well, the school has been a hive of fundraising activity this week as we have been gripped by Red Nose fever. Mrs Harvey has co-ordinated a great range of events culminating in a teacher ‘soak-a-thon’ which I know the children are delighted about. The school is awash with red and the children have really bought into the spirit of Comic Relief. I wish everyone a happy Easter holiday and to round off the term in fine spirits, here are some Skippers Hill-arious jokes:


Focus of the Fortnight


Thank you to the whole community for coming together to raise money for those in need.


  Photographing International Forest Day   Jersey Sports Tour fun-packed as ever  

My camera didn't stop clicking on Tuesday starting at 9.30 am and finishing around 5pm!  It was International Forest Day and Skippers were celebrating in full so a fantastic photo opportunity for me!
Each year group had the chance to go down to the woods and enjoy numerous activities tailored for their age group that had been set up in advance for them.

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Jersey 2017 was as fun-packed as ever, filled to the brim with sports, laughter and socialising neatly interlinked with  learning all about the Channel Islands and their fascinating history. Every boy and girl got to take part in different kinds of sporting events and enjoyed the privilege of playing at some superb venues kindly hosted by St Michaels Prep School.

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  Years 3 & 4 wow the audience   Fantastic end to the Netball season  



Huge congratulations to all the children and teachers in Year 3 & 4 on a FANTASTIC production of "Pirates v Mermaids". They have worked so hard and we loved every swashbuckling minute!

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The girls have had an exciting and extremely busy fortnight of Netball tournaments. The U13 girls played in the B section at  St Michaels and came back with gold medals, a trophy and a loud victory song hastily made up on the return journey home! The U11 girls went to the Beechwood tournament and played some excellent Netball to take second place out of 8 schools.


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  Year 3 learn about how to care for orphaned lambs   Marshmallows around the campfire - yum yum!


On Wednesday 8th March, Year 3 travelled to Lancing college to visit their farm. They had a brilliant day meeting the lambs and learning all about the running of a farm. The children met two lambs and were able to get up close and give them a stroke. The children were really interested in how the lambs were looked after if they were rejected by their mothers or their mothers had died. They also saw the pigs, goats and birds at the farm. It was a really educational day and Year 3 absolutely loved it! 

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Last Tuesday on International Forest Day, the sun shone and all of the smalls donned waterproof trousers and wellie boots ready for our trek down to the woods. We were joined by some new friends who will be joining Reception in September and their parents, and some families of our present Upper kindergarten children.
As we approached the woods at the bottom of the valley, the cold wind dropped and spring seemed a reality! 

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 Last chance to buy tickets for 'The Lion King'  taking place tomorrow at the Birley Centre    Eastbourne.

 A fantastic opportunity to watch a West end      show for a fraction of the cost!

All welcome

Don't miss it!

Tickets available from the Office
Star of the week

Date of Assembly - 14.03.17
Year 1  Freddie Hancox for his hard work and being up for a challenge    
Year 2  Alfie Duncan for applying himself in Maths and not giving up    
Year 3  Hermione Compton for her good effort and improvement in English
Year 4  Mia Graham for her improved focus and attitude in English and Maths
William Morley for writing a good newspaper report about Tonbridge Castle.
Tom Williamson for his Minecraft newspaper report.
Years 3 & 4  for their good preparation and rehearsals for the Play.    
Year 6  Lucy Hammond for her excellent use of space in the Netball match    
Year 7  Freddy Gerada for being a great role model and helping younger children

Sports Person of the Week 
Matthew Terry (Y7) for being such a good Hockey goalkeeper on the Jersey Tour.
Other Celebrations  
Tom Williamson (Y4) for achieving Distinction on the cello at the Brighton & Hove Performing Arts Festival
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Skippers Hill Manor Preparatory School
Five Ashes, Mayfield,
East Sussex, TN20 6HR
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