Senior School 14 Jan 22
Headmaster’s Headlines – 14.01.22
It is a stunning afternoon here at School. The School site looks beautiful today, bathed in sunshine with hardly a cloud in the sky. Sunrises and sunsets have also been breath taking; I wonder how many more days we can have like this as the winter progresses.
Sixth Form 14 Jan 22
Head of School Speech
During the Headmaster's Assembly today, Katherine Sawyer (Upper Sixth) delivered her Head of School speech, which you can read below.
Sixth Form 7 Jan 22
Head of School Speech
During the Headmaster's Assembly today Theodore Dransfield (Upper Sixth) delivered his Head of School speech, which you can read below.
Senior School 7 Jan 22
Indoor Hockey Success
Over the Christmas break, several of our pupils competed at the Indoor Hockey UK Championships. This is a tournament ran independently of England Hockey, aiming to give more athletes a taste of Indoor Hockey, in a highly competitive environment.
Despite Mrs Dallamore being unwell, the consummate performing professionals of Year 6 pulled together to deliver numerous rousing renditions of the end of term play 'Let Loose'. The story follows a group of Sutton Valence Prep School students as they take a week long residential trip, and the antics they get up to as they take part in a boating competition and plot to pull off the perfect midnight feast!Read More
‘Let Loose’ was both the name of the brilliant Year 6 play this week, enjoyed by the children from Reception upwards on Tuesday and then by parents, siblings, grandparents and other family and friends later in the week, and seemingly the intent of many children as they departed for their well-earned Easter holiday today!Read More
On an exciting Tuesday morning we had the chance to have a wonderful workshop with two kind Magistrates. They told us about a lot of different things such as some different stories of kids who made a bad decision and ended up going to prison and some photos of what prison and court are really like.Read More
Roars of laughter filled the classroom this week as Y6 learned to read, listen and respond to vocabulary about parts of the body. They used their Super Hoot Learning Powers of Observation, Bravery and Collaboration to rehearse the body parts, before learning the ordinarily simple song of ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’, only this time, they were challenged to learn it in Spanish!Read More
Using the Surface Gos and Linguascope, the children have been learning new vocabulary for items in their pencil cases. Linguascope is our online language programme, and each child is able to work through the exercises and online games at their own pace. Children are able to choose to return to any part of a topic and repeat activities where they feel they need to. This ensures that they are confident in their knowledge and new language acquisition before moving on to the next activity.Read More
Year 2 started off Science Week with an environmental experiment based on an oil spill disaster. The children had been learning about the high seas, coastal seas and fresh water as part of their topic about the Earth. They had been thinking about how to look after our waters by not polluting them with rubbish.Read More
On Tuesday 14th March, Year 5 went to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve as part of their studies on rivers and coasts. They were greeted by the ladies from the Discovery Centre and walked down to the Education Zone, spotting different coastal features on the way. The morning started with a visit to the beach, past the bird sanctuary, spotting different breeds of birds on the Salt Marsh flats. Once they had reached the beach, they had to comb the site looking for any evidence of discarded sea life, as well as picking up any litter. The children worked in groups with buckets finding shells, shark and ray eggs and parts of crabs. They also found bits of plastic, metal and wood that had washed ashore and discussed the relative lifespan of rubbish depending on their materials.Read More