Mrs Bennett’s Bulletin, Friday 5 June 2020

Good morning, Prep School,

It’s Friday and the end of our first week after half term! Where has this week gone? Seriously time is going too fast at the moment and it needs to slow down.

What a lovely week it’s been – (apart from the bee sting and the multiple trips to the doctors because of it– it turns out that I am not very good when I am stung by a bee – this is a new thing I learnt this week!) it has been so good to see so many children back in school and adapt so well to our new routines. I have started to read your end of year reports – this is one of the most delightful part of my job. I have had some super meetings with teachers and we have started to put in place events for next year’s calendar. We are in the middle of sorting out our first virtual open morning to be held on Tuesday, something we have obviously never had to do before and we are busy looking at alternatives for all of the events that usually happen in this final part of the year. It is such a busy time but it is also so enjoyable. What has been your favourite part of the week? I would love to hear from you about this!

I am really looking forward to the weekend. It is my nephews 5th birthday and although it is going to be very different to normal birthdays, we are trying to make it as normal as possible for him. We have planned a walk and a picnic by the river (fingers crossed the rain stops for a bit) and then we are going to have fish and chips in their back garden for tea. There will of course be cake! There are only going to be a few of us, due to the new government guidelines, but 6 of us is better than none! He is so excited! Arthur will be even more excited when he sees the cake I have sorted for him. Arthur loves 2 things the most from his toys – his trains and dinosaurs, so his cake is a train and dinosaur mash-up! I’ll send a picture with my Bulletin on Monday.

Other than birthday celebrations we are hopefully going to drive to see Mr Bennett’s grandparents as we haven’t seen them in the flesh since lockdown began. We have a plan that because they are elderly and been shielding as told to, we are going to sit in their back garden and they are going to sit inside with the patio doors closed and we will talk through the doors on our mobile phones! It seems so strange that we can’t all be sat in the garden, having a cup of tea and a good old chat but we still need to keep everyone safe. I am just grateful we can drive to see them. Apart from that it will be food shopping, a bit of reading and a film to watch I would imagine! Oh and of course a Saturday morning visit to the pop-up coffee and doughnut van that is coming to my village – I think the queues for this will be huge but I don’t mind – you all know how much I love a good cup of coffee!

Yesterday on the Joyous June calendar, the task was to show your appreciation to those who are helping others – I did this by taking some chocolates to the doctors when I went. They were so happy and it made me happy seeing them happy. I really am enjoying this calendar of simple activities.

Whatever you have planned this weekend, I hope it is fun and you get some time to relax. Enjoy you time as a family and being in each other’s company – something we should never take for granted.

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 Friday 5th June:

Life skill of the day: Can you empty the bins inside your house?

Day of the year themes: ‘Sausage Roll Day’ – yummy, that is lunch sorted, ‘Doughnut Day’ – that’s pudding sorted and ‘Coworking 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: What is the most important part of a fork?

TOPS activity of the week: Can you find an audiobook and listen to it to relax? Maybe share this book as a family or listen to it alone for a bit of downtime. I know I will definitely be taking part in this activity this week! I love reading and I love being read too.

Quote of the Day: “Always be your own, wonderful, amazing, splendid self”

Jokes of the Day: Thanks to Ms Kenny for these!

“Waiter, waiter! Will my pancake be long?”

“No sir, round!”

Q: How do you know which end of the worm is its head?

A: Tickle its tummy and see which end giggles!

Q: What is covered in custard and complains?

A: Rhubarb grumble!

Q: What do you call a gorilla with two bananas in his ears?

A: Anything you like; he can’t hear you!

Sleeps til Santa: 203

Have a lovely day and weekend,

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs Bennett 😊

PS don’t forget to keep sending me pictures through for our social media pages – we love to share what you have been doing!