Mrs Bennett’s Bulletin, Wednesday 13 January 2021

Posted: 13th January 2021

Good morning, Prep School family,

I hope that you are all very well and looking forward to another day of fun learning and new horizons. I woke up feeling a lot more positive, so I am ready for anything that the world throws at me today.

Yesterday, I had a lovely day in school. It was lovely to go to the different classes and see so many children engaged in so many different learning activities. Today, I witnessed multiple Zooms taking place. I personally learnt about money with Yr2W, how to tell the time in Spanish with Yr6 and saw lots of maths games being played in Key Stage 1. I heard Mrs Larner telling Reception a super story, from my office and enjoyed watching the Cygnets having fun in the hall once everyone else had gone home. Break duties weren’t too cold or wet and I even got to have a sneaky piece of panettone with my morning coffee courtesy of Mrs Soen, for my breakfast! All in all, my day was a big thumbs up!

So, I know you have all heard the saying that ‘Every day is a school day’ and that I use it a lot when we are in school but it is so true! We never stop learning. Even as adults we learn something new each day. Yesterday was a ‘school day’ for myself and Mrs Darke!

When Mrs Darke came into my office at 5:15pm having left 10 minutes before, she had a look of horror on her face. She then proceeded to tell me and Ms Kenny that the battery on her car had died. For a slight moment, we had a little panic as Mr Colin had gone home for the day but we soon pulled ourselves together! Myself and Mrs Darke had never jump started a car before. . . things were about to change! They also say in this life it is sometimes not about what you know, it is about who you know and again today was a prime example of this! I knew that Mrs Mohammed would be able to help us and I wasn’t wrong. So wrapped up warm and in the pitch dark, we trundled off to the back car park. Luckily Mrs Darke must have been a girl guide as she had a set of jump leads in her car. In the following few minutes, Mrs Mohammed showed us how to and we all managed to successfully start Mrs Darke’s car. We were very proud of ourselves. I have attached a photo for you all to see!

Morals of this story?

  1. Never stop learning
  2. Don’t give up
  3. Don’t think you cannot do something
  4. Have a go!

Days of the year theme: Sticker Day, Rubber Duck Day, Make Your Dream Come True Day, Public Radio Broadcasting Day and Peach Melba Day.

Quote of the week: “Always remember that the light within you is brighter than any darkness.”

Happier January calendar task (this month’s activities are based on doing things that make us happier):

*Be gentle to yourself when you make mistakes

TOP’s weekly activity: Can you write a letter and send it to someone who might be feeling lonely or missing seeing you.

Life skill of the day: Learn to fold your towels or hang them up after you have used them.

Joke of the day: Thank you to Alexander – Yr3P

What do you call a deer with no eyes?

A no eyed deer!

Fact of the Day:

Did you know it is illegal to stand within 90 metres of the Queen without socks on?

Sleeps til Santa: 345 days!

Three things I’m looking forward to today (thanks to Mrs Hinch for the inspiration): Can you try this each day? Remember, it focuses your mind on the positive and reminds us to show gratitude for things, no matter how small!

Today I am looking forward to: reading more of my book, going for a walk and phoning my auntie.

Have a wonderful Wednesday and take care of yourself,


Mrs Bennett

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