Skippers Hill Preparatory School 22 November 2013
 
Supporting the Philippines:
Skippers Hill’s ‘River of Silver’

Skippers Hill has created a ‘River of Silver’ to raise over £1,000 for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The initiative is the inspiration of James Burke, who was holding a business conference in the Philippines when the typhoon struck.

Watch a video of a pupil describing how the initiative is helping to support people in the Philippines.

 
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Flash Mob:
Anti-Bullying Message


Watch a video of the Flash Mob which brought together the Skippers community this week with an assembly message about bullying, for anti-bullying week.

 
 
A Day at Skippers Hill Kindergarten
 
Alumni: Tom Stillwell
 

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Watch a video to see what some of our Kindergarten children have been up to recently.






Skippers Hill is always keen to hear from its former pupils about how they are getting on, so we were delighted to receive an email from Tom Stillwell, who left Skippers in the Summer, about how he is settling into life at Brighton College.




 
Year 5 Blog: Materials and Their Properties
 
Year 4 Science: Designing & Making Musical Instruments
 

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In Science lessons, Year 5 has been working on small group projects about materials. The children have been finding out about a range of useful materials and their properties, looking at where they come from and what can be made from them, as well as researching people who have invented new materials.
 


In Science lessons, Year 4 has been looking at sound. To investigate volume and pitch, pupils were asked to design and make a musical instrument which can be played at high or low volume and at a high or low pitch. They made their instruments at home, out of recycled materials. Watch a video of Year 4 playing their homemade instruments.


 
Year 7 Blog: Historical Journalism
 
Years 5 & 6 Perform 'The Seasons Concert'
 

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As part of their work in history and English, and in preparation for their Common Entrance exams, pupils in Year 7 have been using their historical knowledge to produce a piece of journalism on the death of Thomas Becket. The class has researched the topic and produced their own articles to announce the news. View a gallery of Year 7’s work.
 


On Monday 11th November, pupils in Year 5 and 6 performed “The Seasons” Concert to parents.

Read an account of the performance by a Year 6 pupil.





 
  Dates for your Diary
 

NOVEMBER


Fri 22 NOVEMBER
Reception - Year 3 to “Aladdin”
at Heathfield Drama Club
 
Mon 25 NOVEMBER
Mufti Day for the Christmas Fayre
 
Santa’s Secret Present Stall in the gym
09.30 – 12.30
 
Tue 26 NOVEMBER
Years 5 & 6 to “Hänsel und Gretel”
at Glyndebourne
14.00
 
Wed 27 NOVEMBER
U10 East Grinstead Girls’ Hockey Tournament
12.45 

U13 Rugby Pre-season Training Session
14.30

v. Tavistock & Summerhill Soccer U12 VII (H)
14.30

U11 Rugby Training with Sacred Heart (H)
14.30

U13 Girls’ Soccer Tournament at Great Walstead
14.30

v. Newlands Netball U11/U12 (A)
14.30
 
Thu 28 NOVEMBER
Parents’ Consultations
Year 7
 
Fri 29 NOVEMBER
Cross Country Junior Knole Run at Sevenoaks School
14.30
 
Sat 30 NOVEMBER
FOSHA Christmas Fayre
10.00 – 13.00

 

DECEMBER


Tue 3 DECEMBER
Christmas with the ‘Early Years’
11.00
 
Year 5 Parent Consultations
 
Wed 4 DECEMBER
v. Cottesmore Netball U13 A & B & U10 A (A)
14.30
 
U13 & Colts Rugby Pre-season Training
14.30
 
Last Ballet 
 
Thu 5 DECEMBER
Last Pottery Club  
 
Mon 9 DECEMBER
‘Snowman at Sunset’
Years 1 & 2 Dress Rehearsal
14.00
 
Concert Choir to Rusthall Lodge
15.00
 
Tue 10 DECEMBER
‘Snowman at Sunset’
by Years 1 & 2
14.00 & 18.00
 
Wed 11 DECEMBER
Carol Service Rehearsal in the gym
10.00 
 
Senior House General Knowledge Quiz
11.45
 
Christmas Lunch
 
Junior House General Knowledge Quiz
13.45
 
Last Games
All Games Kit Home
 
Thu 12DECEMBER
Mufti Day & Christmas Parties
 
Last Prep
 
Fri 13 DECEMBER
Term Ends:
Reception  to Year 4 at 12.00
Years  5, 6, 7 & 8 at 12.30
 
Staff Meeting
14.00
 
Carol Service in the Concert Hall at St. Leonards-Mayfield School
18.00

 
   
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Message from the office
   
Many thanks to all the parents and pupils who donated so generously to our 'River of Silver' to support people who have been affected by the typhoon.

Do not forget your £1.00 coins for Secret Santa on Monday!

Monday will also be mufti day, for which children should bring in a donation of bottles or chocolate for the tombolas at the Christmas Fayre on Saturday.
 
Please support the Jersey Fund Raising campaign by registering with the Giving Machine and making any online purchases through them. It is very simple to do but so far we only have 15 people registered! Many thanks for your support.
 
The Jersey Quiz Night is Friday 31st January. Please put this date in your diaries!
 
 
   
 
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01825 830234

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Five Ashes, Mayfield,
East Sussex, TN20 6HR
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