Skippers Hill Preparatory School 9 May 2014
Form of the fortnight: Year 5

Pupils in Year 5 have been sharing some of their recent work in English, Geography, Art and Drama.

Watch videos of Year 5 in action.



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Development Plan update
Summer Holiday Clubs at Skippers

The first of our Parent Review Committee Meetings was held on 28th April, providing a progress update on Skippers Hill’s two year development plan.

Find out more about the key areas of development that are currently in progress, such as the Woodland Experience, new learning schemes and a mentoring programme for Year 7 pupils.


We are delighted to announce that an action-packed holiday club programme will be on offer to pupils at Skippers Hill, over the summer break in 2014.

Due to the success of last year’s Skippers Summer Club, children in Reception to Year 4 will be able to enjoy a range of fun activities during the first two weeks of the school holidays (Monday 7th July - Friday 18th July).

The South East Performing Arts CIC will also be running a four week Summer Club at Skippers Hill from Monday 28th July - Friday 22nd August.

VIDEO: Inter House Gymnastics Competition
Years 7 & 8 take part in UKMT Junior Maths Challenge

Skippers Hill’s annual Inter House Gymnastics Competition took place on Tuesday 6th May.

Watch a video of the competition in action.


On 1st May, 20 pupils from Years 7 & 8 took part in the UK Mathematics Trust Junior Challenge.

Participants answered 25 multiple choice questions designed to develop mathematical thinking and reasoning. There is a twist, as marks are deducted for incorrect answers.

Years 7 & 8 at War Horse
Year 1 visit Bodiam Castle

On 1st May, Years 7 & 8 enjoyed a trip to New London Theatre to see War Horse.

Pupil Neill di Lucia reviews the show:

"War Horse is the moving tale of a boy and his pet horse who are cruelly separated because of the First World War. The boy then joined in the army to find his lost horse: do you think that a boy’s love is enough to bring them both back together?"

On Thursday 8th May, Year 1 enjoyed a trip to Bodiam Castle, to support their recent topic on castles.

Year 1 have been learning about what castles were like inside and outside and who lived in castles, and have been comparing historical castle life to life today.

  Dates for your Diary


Sat 10 May
Maypole Dancing at the Mayfield May Fair, 13.00

East Grinstead Arts Festival - Speech & Drama Classes

Sun 11 May
East Grinstead Arts Festival - Speech & Drama Classes

Mon 12 May   
Key Stage 2 Tests for Year 6

13+ Common Entrance Maths Listening Exams

Year 7 Assessments commence

Years 3 - 5 Core Subject Assessments commence

Tue 13 May
Key Stage 2 Tests for Year 6

13+ Common Entrance French Listening Exams

2014 Cottesmore Swimarathon        

Wed 14 May
Key Stage 2 Tests for Year 6

v. St. Ronan’s Cricket 2nd XI & Colts XI (H) 3rd XI (A)

v. St. Ronan’s Rounders U13 IX (A)  U11/U10 IX (H)

Thu 15 May
Key Stage 2 Tests for Year 6

13+ Common Entrance French Speaking Exams

Years 3 & 4 to Herstmonceux Science Centre


Fri 16 May
Key Stage 2 Tests for Year 6

13+ Common Entrance French Speaking Exams

Mon 19 May
Year 7 Parent’s Consultations

Tue 20 May
Reception to Sealife Centre, Brighton

IAPS Heads’ District Meeting, Brighton, 18.30    

Wed 21 May
v. St. Andrew’s Cricket 2nd XI & 3rd pairs (H)                   

v. St. Andrew’s Cricket Colts B XI (A)

v. St. Michael’s Rounders U13 IX (A)

v. Bricklehurst & St. Michael’s Rounders U11 IX (H)

Thu 22 May
Bellevue Arts Meeting at Gateway

v. The Mead Cricket U9 pairs (H)

v. Beechwood & Hilden Grange Rounders U9 IX (A)

Year 1 & 2 to Wakehurst Place

Performing Arts Evening for Years 3-6, 18.15

Fri 23 May
Jersey Tuck Shop and Mufti Day

School closes for Half Term, 16.30    

Fri 23 May - Mon 2 June   

Message from the office

In order to start off our fund raising for the Jersey Tour next year, another Bag2School collection has been arranged for Monday 9th June. Bags will be available from Monday 12th May.

We shall be grateful if you would start saving any unwanted clothes, bedding, curtains etc. to help towards this event. Thank you.

  Contact Details

01825 830234

Skippers Hill Manor Preparatory School
Five Ashes, Mayfield,
East Sussex, TN20 6HR
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