The children have had a muddy return to school following the half term break. To launch our ‘Digging Down’ theme the Reception and Kindergarten classes spent the morning discovering ways of digging holes and learning about what can be found in the ground. Exploring a real mini digger and finding different uses for mud set the scene for the children’s latest challenge, designing and making a machine that can dig to the other side of the world. With their Year 2 buddies drawing their ideas the Kindergarten children have started putting together their plans, we will update you on their progress @SPFPreprep.
Year 1 and 2 children have also been using their imagination to recreate minibeasts that live in the mud. Using clay the children carefully modeled the shapes and patterns of their chosen minibeasts and created some convincing creatures. They were very proud of their achievements and particularly enjoyed explaining to their friends how they made their models. In Eco club at the City Pre-Prep the children have begun thinking about how they can use their artistic talents with recycled materials. Last week the children had a go at upcycling a sheet of newspaper and made boats, a crown, kite and skirt.
The children have been using their imaginations in all aspects of school life, this week the Year 2 classes began rehearsals for the Pre-Prep Christmas play. This is a particularly exciting play as the children have collaborated with Ms Zwalf our Pre-Prep music teacher to write the script. Following two creative workshops earlier in the term the children wrote the dialogue between the characters and had some exciting ideas for how the characters could interact on the stage. We are very much looking forward to sharing their imaginative results with you on Friday 7 December.
The Stephen Perse Foundation PFA are selling Christmas puddings again this year, now available to order through Wisepay, featuring the winning pupil design:
The number of puddings available is limited, so place your order as soon as possible! Final order date is 23 November (if not sold out before). The pudding will be delivered to the school you select on your order.
The PFA are selling puddings to help fund activities, events and equipment for SPF pupils. The team have had to move 'Christmas pudding mountains' to bring you these this year as they have taken on a new Chair and team as well as setting up new systems and suppliers.
Please support the PFA by ordering a delicious plum or chocolate pudding this year (or maybe even both?) - please order yours via Wisepay tickets and events (full ingredients listed on the order page)!
Please go to Wisepay, tickets and events to order.
Spending PFA funds
The PFA are working with the School Councils across the Foundation to set up a process for pupils to nominate a project for PFA funds to be spent. More details will follow on Classlist.
PFA Christmas Fair
***Save the date***
The PFA Christmas Fair will be on Saturday 1 December. Please make a note in your diary to come and support this popular event. More details will be published on Classlist.
Volunteering for the Christmas Fair will be coordinated via Classlist (you can also email email@example.com for further details).
Please remember to accept the Classlist invitation that was sent by email at the start of term, in order to stay up to date with parent and PFA communications, events and notices. Classlist is also a great way to stay connected to other parents in your child’s year group or class, and ask questions to other parents, as it's GDPR compliant.