At the start of June, we began a phased return to Embley for our Prep School pupils with the return of Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and 6. On Tuesday we were delighted to welcome back, full time, all other year groups across our Prep School, enabling the children to benefit from several weeks in school with their teachers and peers before the summer break.
The glorious weather has enabled the children to spend much of the time outside, with many lessons taking place in the school grounds. By all accounts it has been an action packed few days.
Reception enjoyed exploring the woodlands and to gain a better understanding of nature and how things grow. It has been lovely to see their confidence continue to develop. Year 1 have been painting props for a special song that they are learning, whilst Year 2 have enjoyed reacquainting and have had lots of fun leaning and playing together again.
Year 3 created their own ‘Rock Stars’, invited VIPs to their concerts, designed merchandise and looked altogether very cool in the sunglasses they made. Year 4 have been studying Fairtrade this week – they have been writing poems, cartoons, world maps and making catchers out of milk and juice cartons as well as solving Fairtrade maths problems.
During their English lessons, Year 5 have been rehearsing and performing a play in the woods and in their Maths lessons have been planning a music festival.
‘Roald Dahl’ was the theme for the week for Year 6, during which they researched the author’s life and participated in some art based activities. These have included designing a Roald Dahl mural, redesigning the book cover for ‘James and the Giant Peach’ and creating a Dahlian themed drink carton. All these lessons have been delivered around their on-going rehearsals for their forthcoming production of ‘James and the Giant Peach’.