Mrs Bennett’s Bulletin

Posted: 23rd March 2020

Good morning, Prep School children,

It’s Mrs Bennett here and this is the first instalment of Mrs Bennett’s Bulletin!

I hope that you have had a lovely weekend and that you all spoilt your mums for Mother’s Day. I have had a quiet weekend, it been really strange not being able to go out and about as I usually would. I have also had time to sit back and think about last week. I cannot believe that school is closed and we are having to communicate with you all by email. However, it is also an exciting time for us – we have never had to teach digitally before and as teachers, we love a new challenge!

So your teachers will be emailing you daily with lessons that they want you to complete. They will also be marking these and giving you feedback on them. You can still earn house points and the teachers will be collecting these for you in the usual way! We will be checking up on children that we don’t hear from on a regular basis to ensure that you are getting your work completed! All school expectations regarding presentation of work still apply and just because we aren’t in the room with you, it doesn’t mean that these things can decline! Just to remind you all of what we expect from you:

  1. Date, title or LO written and underlined
  2. Margin in maths book.
  3. One digit in each square for maths.
  4. Use a ruler for all lines.
  5. Best handwriting using a sharp pencil or pen (not biro).
  6. Spellings checked carefully.
  7. Full stops and capital letters for every sentence.

Don’t forget that you are going to have to help your mums and dads complete some of this work – it’s been a long time since they were at school and we do things differently these days! 😊 We would also like you to encourage your family to get involved with your lessons – imagine how much fun it will be to do a family science task or a family fitness session! Send us lots of photos! Please remind mums and dads to send anything work-based to your class teacher and not reply to Mrs Camm!

Just because you aren’t in school with your friends, it doesn’t mean that you will be lonely. I know your class teachers have lots of fun things planned for you over the coming weeks and there are so many activities coming your way. I would also like to see what you have been up to and I have asked teachers to send me lots of your pictures for our social media feed. Just because we aren’t at school, it doesn’t mean that we aren’t going to share all of our wonderful achievements! Please ask your mums and dads to follow the Prep School on Instagram and Twitter for regular updates! Your teachers and myself are all at the end of an email if you need us. Your health, happiness and education is still our number one priority.


Each day, I will be sending you a life skill task to complete and also a joke, poem, picture, fact or reflection.


Life skill of the day: Make your bed – properly please!


Day of the year theme: Today is ‘Puppy Day’ and ‘Chip and Dip Day’ – both of these make me very happy!


Poem of the day:

Mrs Mitchell wrote this on Friday night once school had ended.


It was like the last day of a full school year,

But instead of the joy, it was tinged with fear,

Our mission is to always help you grow,

To see you exceed in things you know,

But some might move on now without us there,

I truly hope you know how much we care,

We had so many plans, so much more to do,

The power of a virus that we never knew,

Our thinking has shifted and we will do our best,

To take care of you so your parents can look after the rest,

It is a time when we all need to do our part,

To smile for you children with a willing heart,

No one knows what the future will bring,

But we still want our children to laugh, play and sing.


So I will sign off here children but before I do, I want you to know how proud I am of each and everyone of you. You are all amazing young people with such fantastic futures ahead of you and I am privileged to be part of your lives and education as you grow up. I know all of the staff at Highclare Prep feel this way. The ‘Highclare Prep School Spirit’ will shine through in these coming weeks and I look forward, more than you will ever know, to seeing you all again very soon.


Until tomorrow’s Mrs Bennett’s Bulletin, stay safe,


Mrs Bennett