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									                                      Stonar
          Prep Matters
Friday 13th March 2009                                                                       Edition No. 8


 From the Headmaster…                                              Science Week—next week!
 Just a quick thank you to all of the parents
 who filled in the feedback questionnaire at                        The schedule for science week is on the school
 parents’ evening. If you didn’t receive one                         website however Mrs Thethy would like to
 they are available on the web site; I need                        publicise that parents are welcome to attend the
 approximately another ten to make a valid                                   Richard Robinson Big show at
 sample.                                                                    either the 9:10 or 2:30pm show.
 Have a great week-end,



                                                    Reading for the love of it

                     As you will have read in last week’s Prep Matters it is our intention to hear all of the children
                     from Reception to Year Four read every day almost of Year Five and Six too. This new focus
                     has got off to a flying start despite a few teething problems. Your son or daughter should bring
                     home their reading record and their reading book every evening. It is sensible to only have
                     one book ‘on the go’ at one time rather than one at school and one at home. Please try to
                     look through your child’s reading record and if we haven’t managed to hear them read at
  school please try to find 10 minutes to hear them at home. The children will not receive a reading star if the
  record is not filled in!
                                                       Happy Reading!!

         Congratulations to Georgina Henwood who has earned her bronze award for reading around the alphabet.



                             Author Visit

The girls in Year three, four and five enjoyed a visit from a ‘real author’
this week. Ceci Jenkinson, who has written a number of very popular
children’s books, talked to the girls about what it takes to be an
author—from coming up with ideas and the inspirations to actually
having your book edited and printed. It was a popular visit that we hope
has acted as a catalyst for enthusing more readers.

                      Website: www.stonarschool.com
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              Email: school office - m.white@stonarschool.com
               Headmaster - headofprep@stonarschool.com
                                        Medical Issues
Jewellery
It is school policy, in both the Prep and Senior school, that jewellery is removed prior to
sporting activity. This includes ear studs. Only plain gold or silver studs are permitted.
It would be the school’s advice that girls do not have their ears pierced at Prep age but if
they do, it would be advisable to have them pierced at the start of the summer holidays;
thus allowing the six week healing process to occur during the break. If ears have been pierced during term
time and it is therefore not possible to remove the studs, we will require a letter from parents stating so. If
this is the case, studs must be covered over by medical tape, which must be supplied by the parent.

            Thank you for your understanding.

            Diarrhoea—This is usually caused by a viral infection of the bowel. It often causes intermittent
            achy tummy pain and may be associated with vomiting. Treatment is to stick to clear fluids. Most
            episodes settle within 48 hours.

            Children must not return to school for 48hrs after the last symptoms.

            Vomiting- This may be caused by viral illness, or in children any illness can cause vomiting,
            treatment is to take clear fluids for 24 hours.



                                                      Sport’s Results

 Another busy week of sport has seen the girls play netball at all ages against St.Margaret’s, Calne. In a
 fixture that has traditionally been a very challenging one for us the girls
 reinforced their recent improvements with some excellent results.
 Details below;

                                               Player of the Match
 •      U8A         -     lost 1-2             Aurora King
 •      U8B         -     won 1-0              Neve Williams
 •      U9A         -     won 3-0              Megan Glass
 •      U9B         -     lost 0-1             Rosie Paines
 •      U10A        -     drew 4-4             Natasha Webster
 •      U10B        -     lost 6-9             Mia Brady
 •      U11A        -     lost                 Hollie Goddard

                               Sophie Palmer shoots for goal
                               (more photos on school web site)

 A special mention also to Jess Fellows and Lizze Dunn who swam in the
 victorious Year 7 swimming team against RHS on Monday. Well done.

                            Golden Foils - Week 10

Class           Pupil              Reason             Class       Pupil                    Reason

Rec             Josh B       Letting others in line   Y4        Megan M                      Kind


Y1              Izzy C         Being brave and        Y5         Bella B                Helping in class
                                  grown up
Y2             Libby H               Helping
                                                      Y6       Georgia H               Showing initiative
Y3             Nicole C           Enthusiasm
                                                Easter Assembly

                 Pre-Prep parents are warmly invited to join us for our Easter Assembly on Wednesday 25th
                 March at 9:00am.
                 Refreshments will be served after the assembly. Which will begin with an Easter Hat parade.
                 These will be constructed during the children’s art lessons on the previous day. If you wish to
                 send in any trimmings for the hats please feel free to send them in by Monday 23rd March.
                 Thank you, we look forward to seeing you on 25th.

                                    Nursery Easter Show
    The nursery Easter performance is on Wednesday 25th March at 2pm in the Prep Hall. All
                             nursery parents are welcome to attend.

                                           Easter Raffle
Mrs Bath is organizing an Easter Egg raffle. Tickets are now on sale with the winning prize being
a ‘scrumptious’ Easter Egg. Captains are selling tickets during morning breaks at 25p a ticket or
£1 for a strip of 5.

                                                   Clubs News

             Sadly after many years of working at Stonar, our ballet teacher Mrs Baxter will be leaving at the
             end of this term. We will however be continuing our provision next term with a ballet and Tap
                                          Dancing Club on a Tuesday evening.

                   Miss Charlotte Boulton who is the principal of Centre Stage Academy of Dance in
             Devizes will be running sessions next term for any pupil who is interested in learning ballet and/
                                      or tap dancing. The classes will run as follows;

                            Tuesday 3.30-4.00pm      R,Year1 and Year 2 Ballet
                Tuesday     4.00pm-5.00pm Years 3 and 4 Ballet/Tap (a mixture will be taught)
                Tuesday     5.00pm-6.00pm Years 5 and 6 Ballet/Tap (a mixture will be taught)

       Miss Charlotte will also be doing a short work shop next Wednesday Morning during form
      time to show the pupils the sorts of things they may expect to be doing in Ballet/Tap classes.

                   Look out for this club on next term’s Extra curricular activity list!

      You will also notice that there will be a hockey club for Year 4 and 5 girls next term— this is
       being organised as a pre-season preparation for the U11/U10 teams in 2009-10. Girls will
       require protective equipment including gum shield and shin pads and of course a stick! Anyone with
             aspirations to play in the A teams should attend this club which is being run by Mr Brain.


                      Photos                              The following children have their birthday
       There are over 200 photos from the                         during the following week…
    Westonbirt Cross Country (professionally
       taken and available for purchase) on                  Poppy Hedley is 7 years old on 19th March.
    www.lawrencejsmith.com. Go to the client
    login and enter 'hwxcountry250209 as the

Academic ‘footprint’ awards have been presented this week to;                                     Bath Half
                                                                                          Good luck to Mrs Johnson
•     Nicole Brady for her science work on penguins.                                        and Mr Shayler who are
•     Alexandra Kirk for her argumentative writing                                both running the half marathon at
•     Mia Brady for her myth book                                                 the weekend. Both are collecting
•     Isabel Watson for her improved handwriting                                    charity sponsorships for their
•     James Hall for his map                                                                   efforts.
          News from Stonar Nursery
Our topic for this half term is: ‘Growing and New Life’             Our focus for this week is: Easter
Letter of the week: C c, H h, M m, R r, E e, D d                    Number of the week: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Easter Bonnet Parade and Easter Performance Wednesday 25th March, starting at 2pm (Easter bonnets to be made at home)

Possible discussion topics:                                          Possible creative activities:
Easter - who celebrates Easter, when Easter is celebrated,           Easter nests
what is the celebration of Easters, etc                              Easter cards
Talking about new life

Physical:                                                            At home:
Action rhymes – following instructions, holding a shape,             Look for new signs of life while out walking.
remembering a sequence.                                              Draw lines to connect matching objects below.
                                                               Practice the songs below for the Easter performance
                                                                                Little Peter Rabbit
                   Little Peter Rabbit
                                                                  Little Peter rabbit’s got a fly upon his nose, (x3)
     Little Peter rabbit’s got a fly upon his nose, (x3)
                                                                          And he flipped it and he flopped it
             And he flipped it and he flopped it
                                                                                And the fly flew away.
                   And the fly flew away.
                                                                       Powder puffs and curly whiskers, (x3)
           Powder puffs and curly whiskers, (x3)
                                                                         And he flipped it and he flopped it
             And he flipped it and he flopped it
                                                                               And the fly flew away.
                   And the fly flew away.
                                                                 Little Peter rabbit’s got an ant upon his arm, (x3)
     Little Peter rabbit’s got an ant upon his arm, (x3)
                                                                          And he flipped it and he flopped it
             And he flipped it and he flopped it
                                                                                And the ant ran away.
                         And the ant ran away.
                                                                         Powder puffs and curly whiskers, (x3)
                Powder puffs and curly whiskers, (x3)
                                                                           And he flipped it and he flopped it
                  And he flipped it and he flopped it
                                                                                And the fly flew away.
                         And the fly flew away.
                                                                  Little Peter rabbit’s got a fly upon his nose, (x3)
     Little Peter rabbit’s got a fly upon his nose, (x3)
                                                                          And he flipped it and he flopped it
             And he flipped it and he flopped it
                                                                                And the fly flew away.
                   And the fly flew away.
                                                                        Powder puffs and curly whiskers, (x3)
           Powder puffs and curly whiskers, (x3)
                                                                          And he flipped it and he flopped it
             And he flipped it and he flopped it
                                                                                And the fly flew away.
                   And the fly flew away.

                                                      What’s Going on?

                      Week Eleven (16-20 March)                                    Week Ten (23-27 March)
                     Science Focus Week - see web site
     Mon 16     Musical Assembly—8:50am                              Mon 23          U8/U9s Netball at KES Bath 2:30pm
     Mon 16     Zoolab visit                                                         estimated start time.
     Tues 17    Richard Robinson from Brighton Science               Tues 24         Prep Play Dress Rehearsal
     Wed 18     Charlotte Boulton (Dance Assembly) -8:50am           Wed 25          Pre-Prep Easter Assembly 9am
     Thus 19    Planetarium                                                          Nursery Easter Show 2pm
     Fri 20     Liquid Nitrogen show.                                                Prep Play 6:30pm
                Gala cancelled.                                      Fri 27          Easter Egg hunt (F.O.S.)
                                                                                     Term Ends—1pm

                                                  What’s on the Menu?

                  Would you like to know more about the choice that your daughter or son
                                             has for lunch?

                    Why not have a look at the menu? - it is on the prep school web site.

								
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