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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 Log in: stonparents Password: Cottles Email: school office - email@example.com Headmaster - firstname.lastname@example.org 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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