Mrs Bennett’s Bulletin, Thursday 11 June 2020

Good morning, Prep School,

It is Thursday!

Yesterday was a super day – I was very grateful and thankful for lots of little things that happened throughout my day. Nothing major happened at all, not even any bee drama to report! I like days like this!

Firstly, in the morning, Mr Bennett made me a coffee to take with me on the drive to work. The rain then held off so we could have outdoor play all day (a teacher’s worse nightmare are the words, “It’s wet play”). I had a lovely cup of tea and a biscuit that had been left on my desk with a little post-it. Merit Assembly for HPP was delightful – so lovely seeing everyone happy and smiling! I received a lovely package in the post containing a special rainbow, I had a picnic lunch outside on lunch duty. I was able to have chats with many parents on the drive at drop off and collection times. There was no traffic on the way home. I had to fill my car up with fuel and they had plastic gloves at the pumps! I did yoga with Miss Upham and I had a late night Zoom with my friends. It was just a totally lovely day.

Can you remember that I launched my photography competition before half term? Well, I have the winners and Highly commended to announce and share the photos with you. We had three sections: KS2, KS1 and staff. In each of these we had a winner and a highly commended. Before I announce the winners/highly commended – I would like to say how impressed I was with the quality and the imagination of the photos you sent through. They stirred a whole host of emotions in me – they made me happy, some made me reflective, others made me really think. Thank you for the effort that went into these. Mrs Stott, Head of Art, at the Senior School was our guest judge and she also was very impressed by the quality and range of entries – so well done everyone. If you took part, you will receive 3hps (I will let your class teachers know), highly commended – 4hps and the winners -5hps. I have attached the winners and highly commended entries to this bulletin and I will also post on social media today. We are currently putting together a slide show of all of the entries as they are too good not to share and I will share this with you once it is complete. Well done, everyone and thank you for taking part!

KS1
Winner – Camille Burrows with “Hope blooms behind a closed door”
Highly Commended – Jai Sandhu with “Together we can get through anything”

KS2
Winner – Alice Marjoram with “These are a few of my favourite things”
Highly Commended – Warwick Foxall with “Life is a little upside down right now”

Staff
Winner – Mrs Hanratty with “Rainbow Blossom”
Highly Commended – Mrs Caddy with “A rose after the storm”

Before I leave you today, one quick plea carrying over from yesterday. If you are in choir, on either site, Miss Broder has set you a task to complete on the VLE by the end of this week. This task needs to be done at home please (even if you are in school). It may need a few takes and some rehearsals to get it just right! If you do it and submit it to her, you will get 5hps each. It is really important that you do this for us, please. More will be revealed very soon. I thank you in advance for this.

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 Thursday 11th June:

Life skill of the day: Can you do some yoga or some relation stretches?

Day of the year themes: ‘Yarn Bombing Day’ and ‘Beef Jerky Day’, ‘Farm Workers Day’, ‘Corn On The Cob Day’ and ‘German Chocolate Cake 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 you were out driving one evening and were travelling at the speed of light, would there be any point in turning the headlights on?

TOPS activity of the week: This is a two-week task. . . Can you think of the seven continents of the world and identify a major landmark from each e.g. Europe – Buckingham Palace. Can you then recreate these landmarks? You could bake them, make out of lego, paint, dress up as them, make out of toilet rolls. . . use your imagination, there are many house point on offer for anyone that can achieve this!

It can be an individual or a family effort. I would love to see these photos once you have done and I will share on social media!

Quote of the Day: “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much” – Helen Keller

Joyous June calendar task: Say positive things in your conversations with others today.

Sleeps til Santa: 196

Have a super Thursday – one more get up until the weekend!

Mrs Bennett 😊