Skippers Hill Preparatory School Wednesday March 23rd
Mr Hammond's Blog

As the current temperature heats up in Westminster, it was an absolute pleasure for me to take two of our Year 8 pupils to the Houses of Parliament last week. Following on from our successful mock election last year, senior pupils took part in ‘The Big Vote’, a process run by East Sussex County Council which leads to the election of national youth councillors.


Focus for the Fortnight

    Whether you are an ‘inner’ or an ‘outer’ do engage your children on the approaching referendum on the EU and help them to understand the issues at hand.

Mark Hammond
Year 7 & 8 Sports Tour to Jersey
Highlights from Book Week 2016


Hopefully you will have had a chance to look at the display board in the dining room which gives a very accurate impression of the fun experienced by the Yr 7 and 8's  during their action packed five days in Jersey this year which included sporting events, recreational activities and many fun social moments!

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Book Week ended with a fabulous Character Costume Parade on Friday morning. We were really delighted at how much effort everyone put in to their costumes and it really was a colourful and dazzling display.

Click  here to see photos of Dinosaur Rumpus
Click here to see photos of Book Character Parade
Click  here to see photos of Cocoa Evening


The trials of getting out of KG!
A day in the life of the Juniors


Despite our sturdy weatherproof gear, it's sometimes hard to brave the bitter wind that has been whistling up the valley during the past couple of weeks. However, we know that the Skippers fields and woods will work their magic on us, so we get booted and suited and get out!
The preparation for a 'trek' follows a strict sequence.
"Everyone go to the toilet please."

Click here to watch our short video for both current and prospective parents for an insight of life in the Junior School.


Years 3 and 4 give us a History Lesson.
Our children are revolting!


"HISTORY IS BORING’’  or so say the first words of the opening song in the Year 3 and 4 production ‘The Keymaster’  but the performance was  far from boring! Transported back in time by The Keymaster , the pupils took the audience to some well - known periods of history including 1066 , Tudor times , the Industrial Revolution and the second world war. 

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A Safeguarding Scandal that did not make the national press.  A wheeling, dealing father, who wanted to exchange his baby daughter for a boy.  A tango-dancing mother more concerned with make-up and covering up her roots.  A terrible case of child neglect.   A tyrannical Headmistress, who revelled in dishing out the most ghastly of punishments.  

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U9 Netballers play with determination and energy
Rainbow Theatre visits Skippers


What a thrilling way for our valiant U9 Netball team to end the season. We entered into the B section of this tournament as the small school of 12 much larger Kent schools. We had five matches in our section and the girls were hoping to achieve a few wins. The target for the day was to play with determination and energy in every match no matter the outcome!


On Wednesday March the 2nd Reception to Year Three enjoyed a visit from the Rainbow Theatre Company. Four talented actors performed three Fairy Tale stories to tie in with Book Week. It also linked in well to Year One and Two's current topic on Fairy Tales.

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Bushcraft Day at Skippers

Children from Reception to Year 3 enjoyed a day of exciting Bushcraft activities on Friday led by Lucy and Tom from Wilderness Woods.
They built dens, collected twigs and fern to build a fire  and toasted marshmallows on sticks.  The older ones even had a go at making a spark with a flint to light the fire.
A fantastic time was had and plenty of new skills learnt by all!

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Star of the week

BOOK WEEK Competition Winners

Character Costume Parade

Rec            Charlie Mailer
Year 1        Aubrey Garnett and Oliver Morley
Year 2        Megan Lillicrap and Emma-Jane                        Murrin
Year 3        Annabelle Groves Gidney and Alex                    Cunningham
Year 4        Ivy Harling and Henry Gadsden
Year 5        Bertie Gerada and Daisy-Mae                            Clarke
Year 6        Toby Clarke and Ollie de Laroque
Year 7        Libby Gidney and Lydia Hugo
Year 8        Alfie Holbrook and Wesley Mason



BOOK WEEK Competition Winners continued

Matching Authors and Characters

Jasmine Remington, Sarah Grose and Lizzie Sturgess

Dinosaur Trail

Elysia Brooks and Kyra Sharma

Parents’ Quiz

The Collier Family
The Bennett Family (non-Google winners)




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