The Week in Prep

Year 1

Year 1 have had a busy time in their Breathe the Wild Air lessons.  We have been practising our orienteering skills by making pictures into maps and learning about how to ‘read’ symbols.  We played a challenge game to make a map from a picture.  The results varied!  We have also been chitting our potatoes ready to plant out next week.  We will hopefully have some delicious potatoes to harvest when the time comes in the autumn.  We learnt about all the different things that could be made out of potatoes.  One of the favourite foods was mashed potato!!

Year 1 also made some impressive hats to support Hats on for Hope on Monday.  The charity raises money to support brain tumour research.  Here are some of their amazing designs.

Year 3

Y3 had a great time at Butser Ancient Farm. We visited inside a Roman hut and got to learn about the herbs that the Romans brought to Britain. Other activities included flint wall building, spinning, archaeology dig and a villa tour. Did you know that the Horrible Histories Rotten Romans were filmed at Butser Ancient Farm!

In the classroom we have been learning about measurement, they were little ants running around the perimeter of classroom objects and used measuring skills to calculate the perimeter.

Year 4

Year 4 took a trip to the Baptist Church to see a re-enactment of the Easter Story. The photos show the High Priest Caiaphas in the temple and Peter in the garden betraying Jesus three times before the cock crows.

Year 5

Earlier this term, Year 5 stepped ack in time to the Tudor era, delving into a world of intrigue, discovery, and learning.

From the moment they arrived, our students were transported back in time to the Tudor period. They donned traditional attire and ate authentic Tudor cuisine, which received mixed reviews!

One of the highlights of the trip was delving into the intricacies of Tudor life. Students had the opportunity to explore various aspects of Tudor society, such as trade, travel and dancing, which even the teachers joined in with.

Year 5 learned about Tudor cooking techniques, sampled traditional dishes, and even tried their hand at preparing some Tudor recipes.

Commerce was booming during the Tudor period, and our students learned about the bustling trade routes that connected distant lands. Through interactive workshops and activities, they gained insight into the goods traded, the challenges of travel, and the impact of exploration on Tudor society.

The trip to Hooke Court was more than just a school excursion; it was a journey through time., which enabled our students to truly immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Tudor England. They returned to school with a deeper understanding of history and a newfound passion for learning.

The girls all participated fully and with their usual enthusiasm and love for learning. Well done Year 5!

Warm regards,

The Year 5 Teachers


For World Book Day this year, we welcome author and illustrator Sophy Henn to the Prep School. Sophy is not only a fantastic writer but a truly inspiring illustrator and every year group was able to meet her and take part in a drawing activity, based on one of her books. Sophy was so interesting to listen to and she gave all the girls some invaluable advice and tips on how to begin their own journeys as authors. Hopefully we will see Sophy in the Prep School again soon!

Year 2 have sent in some of their amazing drawings, based on Sophy’s character ‘Bad Nana’! As Sophy said, all the drawings have their own unique style and this was something that she was really passionate about. We thought it matched up really well, with our Sutton High motto, ‘Be You!’.

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