Mrs Bennett’s Bulletin, Monday 27 April 2020

Good morning, Prep School!

It is Monday morning! Welcome to a new and exciting week of distance learning!

Did you all have a good weekend? Were you able to get outside and enjoy the sunshine? I am in school today and it is a bit cloudy and rain is forecast – isn’t it amazing how quickly our weather changes? I like the cloudy and rainy days – a perfect excuse for an afternoon movie and some treats under a blanket (obviously when you have done all your school work and only if you have been good for mums and dads!). I always try and find a positive in any situation.

I recorded a short film for you yesterday. Please click on the link below to watch it!

I have also attached to this email a list of guidelines that we are asking you to follow when you are using Zoom with your class. There will be no surprises on there – it is just as if you are in school! Please can you read through these with your mums and dads today and make sure you understand them, please. We will give lots of house points for good behaviour on Zoom, so this is an opportunity to contribute towards badges!

Highclare Preparatory School Zoom guidelines for children

I am also going to try to do Merit Assemblies this week with you all! I am going to do Highclare St Paul’s on Wednesday 9:15am and Highclare Woodfield on Friday at 9:15am. I will send out an invitation to your parents the day before – it would be lovely if as many of you could all join us as possible! Who is going to get out first virtual merits?

So each day I promised I would be sending you a life skill task to complete and also a joke, poem, picture, fact or reflection. Here we go for Monday 27th April 2020:

Life skill of the day: Can you clean out a cupboard in your bedroom – making it neat and tidy?

Day of the year themes: ‘Morse Code Day’, ‘Tell a Story Day’, ‘World Tapir Day’, Prime Rib Day’ and ‘Marine Mammal Rescue Day’.

Thunk of the day: Remember, Thunks are unusual questions that are designed to make you think. There are no right or wrong answers -just your answer. The only rule is that you must be able to justify and explain your answer. You cannot just say the first thing that comes into your head. Really think about the question and discuss with your family!

Question: If I borrow a million pounds, am I a millionaire?

TOPS activity of the week: To link in with ‘Tell a Story Day’, please can you record yourself reading a short story or an extract from a book and send it to me? Be as imaginative as possible!

Quote of the day: “We can all dance when we find the music that we love.” – Giles Andreae

And we cannot forget a very important countdown. . .

Sleeps til Santa: 241

Have a super day, everyone,

Lots of love

Mrs Bennett 😊