Mrs Bennett’s Bulletin, Monday 29 June 2020

Posted: 29th June 2020

Good morning, Prep School family,

Welcome to the final full week for the school year – it seems really unreal saying this and it doesn’t seem right that we are finishing school like this. However, I know that you are all going to have a great week, filled with lots of exciting Zooms, virtually meeting your new teachers, End of Term merit assemblies, Swans Graduations and Prize Giving – wow! Such a busy week ahead of learning but also all the enrichment that comes from all of these events! I am so excited for everything that is happening this week.

Miss Broder and Mrs Robinson (ICT) have worked endlessly to help me compile and produce Prize Giving ensuring it is an evening to remember, with some very. . . special and unique performances from a whole variety of sources! Thank you to both of them! I have had a sneak preview of the graduation videos and I have to thank all the staff who have been involved in these – Mrs Harris and Mrs Mitchell – you are amazing! Thank you also to Mrs Pulisciano who has help behind the scenes. End of Term Merits will be the cherry on the top of a very celebratory week!

Parents, I hope you have your tissues ready for both of these events – I watched something Miss Broder sent to me on Friday night and I was sobbing like a baby! For those of you who know me, you know I don’t cry. Well all of this lockdown malarkey must have softened my slightly! Mr Bennett came home half way through and he couldn’t believe what he was seeing. . . the performance I was watching or the fact I was crying!!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I caught up with a family friend who is like a sister to me. She had come up to see her parents who live near my dad. The circumstances of her visit weren’t for the best of reasons, so it was lovely to be able to sit on the park with her and have a coffee and a catch up. Isn’t it funny that even if you don’t see some people for months on end, when you get together it’s like you have never been apart. That is a sign of true friendship. Other than that, I caught up on some work, did some food shopping and cooked dinner for my dad. All very lovely but nothing very exciting – I like it that way!

Highlight of the weekend though was watching myself on TV last night! My Hollywood blockbuster film was on, so Mr Bennett and I popped some corn and relaxed in front of an all-time classic film, with an amazing cast!! Even after 6 years, multiple watches, owning the DVD and having it recorded on Sky, I still get excited by the fact I am in a film and on TV!

Life skill of the day: Can you make a homemade ice lolly?

Day of the year themes: ‘Waffle Iron Day’, ‘Camera Day’, ‘World Industrial Design Day’, ‘International Mud Day’, ‘Please Take My Children To Work Day’ and ‘Almond Buttercrunch 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: Why don’t dogs laugh? Is it because they don’t have a sense of humour?

TOPS activity of the week:

Draw a face out of cardboard with ears and no hair. Can you find as many different and exciting hair styles as possible? Maybe experiment with a beard or a moustache? Earrings?

I have attached a picture for you to see an example! Please send me lot of photos!

Quote of the Day: “There is nothing in nature that blooms all year long. So don’t expect yourself to either. Be kind to yourself.”

Joyous June calendar task: Take time to do something that makes you happy today.

Sleeps til Santa: 178

Have a wonderful week,

Mrs Bennett 😊

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