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  • Digital Learning

    Jul 2021
    Year 6 has been using an online photo editing tool on their Surface Go’s using their stylus for their topic on Image Editing.
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    Digital Learning
  • Year 4 Theatrics

    Jul 2021
    Year 4 dramatically constructed theatres from recycled cereal boxes.
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    Year 4 Theatrics
  • Year 6 Art Exhibition 2021

    Jul 2021
    Our Year 6 children's masterpieces captured the children’s creativity and individuality perfectly.
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    Year 6 Art Exhibition 2021
  • Year 6 Play 2021

    Jul 2021
    The Year 6 production is always a highlight of the year and, despite the fact we were unable to welcome a live audience into the Bates Hall, the children put their hearts and souls into their performance.
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    Year 6 Play 2021
  • Message from the Deputy Head - 2nd July 2021

    Jul 2021
    The final weeks of this term have been full of firsts and lasts.
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    Message from the Deputy Head - 2nd July 2021
  • Life Explorers

    Jun 2021
    This term, Year 5 has been exploring life - more specifically, animal lifecycles.
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    Life Explorers
  • Surreal Towers

    Jun 2021
    Year 3’s Miro-inspired sculptures have been a towering success.
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    Surreal Towers
  • Fine Feathers 2021

    Jun 2021
    On Tuesday, our Year 6 pupils had the opportunity to extend their creativity in a glass workshop led by artist Sarah Sillibourne.
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    Fine Feathers 2021
  • Who Are You?

    Jun 2021
    Edward A (Year 6) has written his prefect piece this week called Who Are You?
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    Who Are You?
  • Super Sandwiches

    Jun 2021
    In English this week, Year 3 has been exploring the skill of writing instructions by making the most delicious sandwiches!
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    Super Sandwiches
  • Message from Head of Pre-Prep - 25th June 2021

    Jun 2021
    Earlier this week, I was greeted by Charlotte in Year 6 who said ‘Morning Miss McCarmick, don’t you just love the British weather?’.
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    Message from Head of Pre-Prep - 25th June 2021
  • Message from Academic Deputy Head - 18th June 2021

    Jun 2021
    Repetition is the First Principle of All Learning
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    Message from Academic Deputy Head - 18th June 2021
  • SVS Induction Day 2021

    Jun 2021
    On Monday, a number of our Year 6 children, who are moving up to the Senior School, attended their virtual Induction Day.
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    SVS Induction Day 2021
  • P4L Round Up

    Jun 2021
    P4L has proven to be a great success this year.
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    P4L Round Up
  • Mixed Cricket Tournament

    Jun 2021
    What a fantastic week of Cricket we have had!
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    Mixed Cricket Tournament
  • King of Hearts

    Jun 2021
    We were delighted to hear that the Sutton Valence Preparatory School’s baby Elmer 'King of Hearts' will be positioned in the Royal Star Arcade.
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    King of Hearts
  • Mathematics Measure for Measure

    Jun 2021
    During their Mathematics lessons this week, our Year 5 children have been focusing on measures.
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    Mathematics Measure for Measure
  • Colts A SVS six-a-side Cricket Tournament 2021

    Jun 2021
    On Wednesday, Mr Davey took seven boys to SVS for their annual six-a-side competition.
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    Colts A SVS six-a-side Cricket Tournament 2021
  • Message from the Head - 11th June 2021

    Jun 2021
    In this week’s assembly, Mr Watkins reinforced the SuperHoot learning powers of independence, initiative, reflection, empathy, flexibility, tenacity, bravery, curiosity, originality and collaboration.
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    Message from the Head - 11th June 2021
  • Mark Benson U10 Boys' Cricket Tournament 

    Jun 2021
    Last Wednesday saw the return of the annual Mark Benson U10 Boys’ Cricket tournament.
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    Mark Benson U10 Boys Cricket Tournament 
  • Poetry Speaking Competition 2021

    Jun 2021
    It was wonderful to be able to hold our annual Poetry Speaking Competition in the Bates Hall again this year.
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    Poetry Speaking Competition 2021
  • Message from the Head - 2nd June 2021

    Jun 2021
    Over the course of the first half of term, it has been super to see the children engaged in a wide variety of enrichment events.
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    Message from the Head - 2nd June 2021
  • Fabulous Florals

    May 2021
    In Art, Year 5 have been focusing on the artist Georgia O’Keeffe.
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    Fabulous Florals
  • Prefect Piece - Isabella A (Year 6)

    May 2021
    Isabella A (Year 6) brings you a delicious recipe this week, saying "If you have a sweet tooth and an exceptional love for chocolate, then the Fudgy Brownie is your type of treat."
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    Prefect Piece - Isabella A (Year 6)
  • Cricket Results

    May 2021
    It's been wonderful to see sports fixtures being held again!
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    Cricket Results
  • Musical Performance

    May 2021
    The excitement in the Music Department was palpable this week as the Senior String Group prepared to perform in Friday’s Celebration Assembly.
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    Musical Performance
  • Message from Head of Pre-Prep - 21st May 2021

    May 2021
    What do we all think of this weather?
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    Message from Head of Pre-Prep - 21st May 2021
  • Sports Day Preparations 2021

    May 2021
    This term all pupils from Nursery to Year 6 have begun Athletics.
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  • All Hands on Deck

    May 2021
    Year 6 had their hands full in Design and Technology this week, working hard on their lampshade project.
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    All Hands on Deck
  • Who Knew?

    May 2021
    Who knew how multi-talented our visiting music teachers are.
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  • Girls' Cricket U10 Tournament 2021

    May 2021
    On Wednesday, we were delighted to host our first Girls’ U10 Cricket tournament.
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    Girls Cricket U10 Tournament 2021
  • Message from the Head - 14th May 2021

    May 2021
    Bill Gates said that “patience is a key element of success”.
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    Message from the Head - 14th May 2021
  • P4L Pupil Voice and Action

    May 2021
    It has been so nice having the students back in School partaking in P4L; hearing about their thoughts, ideas and potential new activities they would like at SVPS.
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    P4L Pupil Voice and Action
  • Year 6 Independent Projects

    May 2021
    There is a real buzz in Year 6 this term, as they alternate between preparing for their upcoming production and working on their new independent projects.
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     Year 6 Independent Projects
  • Body Works

    May 2021
    In Art, Year 4 has been focusing on the human figure. Our amazing bodies have intrigued artists for many centuries and our pupils were just as curious.
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    Body Works
  • Message from Academic Deputy Head - 5th May 2021

    May 2021
    Why is it important to widen our children’s reading experience into reading non-fiction and information books?
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    Message from Academic Deputy Head - 5th May 2021
  • P4L

    Apr 2021
    Year 6 have been working on their leadership skills by planning an international sporting event.
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    P4L
  • Super Stars' and Courtesy Badge Winners

    Apr 2021
    You can see this week's Super Stars' and Courtesy Badge winners below.
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  • Funky Furnishings

    Apr 2021
    In Design and Technology, Year 5 has been sitting atop the topic of cushions!
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    Funky Furnishings
  • Digital Art

    Apr 2021
    Year 3 has been working on their ‘Digital Art’ topic this term.
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    Digital Art
  • Marvellous Mandarin

    Apr 2021
    This week Year 6 began an exciting language initiative in place of their French lessons.
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    Marvellous Mandarin
  • Time Travellers

    Apr 2021
    Year 1 had a fabulous start to their topic on 'Time Travellers' through their Steampunk Workshop.
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    Time Travellers
  • Welcome Mme West

    Apr 2021
    We are very pleased to welcome Mme Annick West to our SVPS community.
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    Welcome Mme West
  • Prefect Poem

    Apr 2021
    As part of his prefect duties, Seb H (Year 6) decided to write an excellent poem called 'Returning to School'.
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    Prefect Poem
  • SVPS vs DPS Cricket 2021

    Apr 2021
    On Wednesday, after nearly 14 months, our Colts Boys had four Cricket fixtures against Dulwich Prep.
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  • Message from the Deputy Head - 30th April 2021

    Apr 2021
    In this week’s Whole School Assembly, we took another look at our new Learning Powers; Curiosity and Originality.
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    Message from the Deputy Head - 30th April 2021
  • Quality Mark - Primary Award

    Apr 2021
    We are delighted to announce that Sutton Valence Prep School has been awarded a Quality Mark for our English and Mathematics provision throughout the School.
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    Quality Mark - Primary Award
  • Thank You for Being You

    Apr 2021
    The fantastic SVPS Community Quilt has been patched together along the Art corridor gallery in the Coles Building.
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    Thank You for Being You
  • Music Notes

    Apr 2021
    The Music Department has hit the ground not running but sprinting this term!
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    Music Notes
  • Drama Delights

    Apr 2021
    This term is going to be a very exciting one for the Drama department!
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    Drama Delights
  • Message from the Head - 23rd April 2021

    Apr 2021
    What could be better than blue skies, sunshine and a School full of happy, busy children?
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    Message from the Head - 23rd April 2021
  • TTRockstars House Cup

    Mar 2021
    There is a new addition to the house trophy cupboard - pupils from Year 2 to 6 can now work towards the TTRockstars House Cup!
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  • Mountainous Landscapes

    Mar 2021
    What do you get when you combine dragons, the Himalayan Mountains and Year 3’s creativity?
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  • Perfect Portraits

    Mar 2021
    Portraiture is a very old art form. Before the invention of photography, a painted, sculpted or drawn portrait was the only way to record the appearance of someone – be it human or animal.
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    Perfect Portraits
  • Reading Adventurers

    Mar 2021
    A book is an adventure waiting to happen…
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    Reading Adventurers
  • Message from the Deputy Head - 26th March 2021

    Mar 2021
    As we reach the conclusion of the most bizarre of terms, we are able to look back and reflect on what, I am sure you will agree with me, is a job well done.
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    Message from the Deputy Head - 26th March 2021
  • Zachabees

    Mar 2021
    Zachary H (Year 4) has developed a huge love of bees and has become extremely passionate about helping to save the bees.
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    Zachabees
  • Message from Deputy Head - 19th March 2021

    Mar 2021
    There’s a funny feeling of limbo, being in School at the moment.
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    Message from Deputy Head - 19th March 2021
  • You Cube Reminder

    Mar 2021
    A final call for everyone to create a You Cube to celebrate you being part of the SVPS community.
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    You Cube Reminder
  • SVPS Ski Trip 2022

    Mar 2021
    We are hoping to offer a Ski Trip in Easter 2022 to the current Year 2 to Year 5 children (who will be Year 3 to Year 6 at the date of travel).
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    SVPS Ski Trip 2022
  • Year 2 Triathlon

    Mar 2021
    Whilst Year 2 were at home during the lockdown, they decided to raise money for the Hile School in Nepal. They challenged themselves to complete a triathlon event to raise money, in which they raised a staggering £2,862!
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    Year 2 Triathlon
  • Red Nose Day 2021

    Mar 2021
    Our children have been celebrating Red Nose Day today, raising lots of money for charity.
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    Red Nose Day 2021
  • Comic Relief TTRockstars

    Mar 2021
    What a busy week! The pupils at SVPS have been going mad for their times tables.
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    Comic Relief TTRockstars
  • Morris Meadows for SVPS!

    Mar 2021
    A landscaped wildflower meadow in the grounds at Compton Verney House, an Art Gallery and Garden in Warwickshire, was the seed that grew the Year 5 Morris Meadow for SVPS artworks.
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    Morris Meadows for SVPS!
  • Never Judge a Book by its Cover!

    Mar 2021
    Mrs Savage’s Year 5 set had a vile time on World Book Day creating eye-catching, blood-curdling covers inspired by their villainous writing.
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    Never Judge a Book by its Cover!
  • St Patrick's Day

    Mar 2021
    Prefect Freya S (Year 6) has shared her St Patrick's Day cookie recipe and crafts designs below. 
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    St Patricks Day
  • Year 2 Art Competition Winners

    Mar 2021
    Year 2 were inspired by the story of 'Katie and the Waterlily Pond'.
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  • Year 6 Informal Concert

    Mar 2021
    After weeks of lockdown and a dearth of entertainment opportunities, what a joy last Friday was!
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    Year 6 Informal Concert
  • Message from Academic Deputy Head - 12th March 2021

    Mar 2021
    As our first week back in School comes to a close, we must congratulate all the children on how quickly they have adapted to being back in their classrooms and once again, getting used to classroom learning again.
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    Message from Academic Deputy Head - 12th March 2021
  • Prefect Storytime

    Mar 2021
    During the lockdown, one of our prefects, Evie W (Year 6), came up with the idea of recording some stories for the younger children to enjoy.
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    Prefect Storytime
  • Spring has Sprung!

    Mar 2021
    Year 4 are blossoming with enthusiasm for their new artist, Tracey English! The London based illustrator and surface pattern artist creates collages with hand-painted papers.
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    Spring has Sprung!
  • Individual Music Lessons

    Mar 2021
    Our visiting music teachers have been working wonders during lockdown, preparing pupils to sit remote exams and to perform wherever possible. 
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    Individual Music Lessons
  • Year 3 Peer Gynt Artwork

    Mar 2021
    Year 3’s imaginations have been on fire this term listening to Grieg’s music In the Hall of the Mountain King.
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    Year 3 Peer Gynt Artwork
  • Prefect Book Review

    Mar 2021
    Who doesn’t love a good story…? It could be fantasy, mystery, autobiography, or a spooky horror. And it could be enjoyed out in the garden on a hot summers day or curled up by the fire with a steaming hot chocolate.
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    Prefect Book Review
  • Message from our Head of Pre-Prep - 5th March 2021

    Mar 2021
    Message from our Head of Pre-Prep: A message for the children
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    Message from our Head of Pre-Prep - 5th March 2021
  • Raspberry Muffin Recipe

    Feb 2021
    Prefect Clementine B (Year 6) has shared a wonderful recipe with us, to bake delicious raspberry muffins. 
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    Raspberry Muffin Recipe
  • Book Review - Prefect Report

    Feb 2021
    Prefect Evelyn W (Year 6) has written an excellent book review of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, by Joan Aiken.
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    Book Review - Prefect Report
  • Message from the Head - 26th February 2021

    Feb 2021
    How wonderful that, in the week we introduced collaboration and flexibility as our learning powers, we also found out that we will all be back together from Monday 8th March!
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    Message from the Head - 26th February 2021
  • Half Term Drama Production

    Feb 2021
    Over Half Term, Mr Watkins launched a Drama competition, where each class performed a selection of poems and prose.
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  • Looking for something to read?

    Feb 2021
    During lockdown, there are lots of opportunities for the children to spend some time curled up with a good book.
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    Looking for something to read?
  • Snow Poems

    Feb 2021
    Poetry can be defined as 'literature that evokes a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience'.
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  • Escape into a Landscape

    Feb 2021
    Year 4 have creatively escaped from lockdown by creating their very own L.S. Lowry landscapes.
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  • You Cube

    Feb 2021
    Create a You Cube to celebrate being part of the SVPS community.
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    You Cube
  • Message from our Head - 12th February 2021

    Feb 2021
    I am sure that we can all agree that, in many ways, this lockdown has been much harder than the first one.
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    Message from our Head - 12th February 2021
  • Headmaster Announcement

    Feb 2021
    Mrs Gillian Swaine, Chair of the Governors at Sutton Valence School, is delighted to announce that the Governing Body has appointed Mr James Thomas as the new Headmaster of the School, effective as of September 2021.
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    Headmaster Announcement
  • Year 2 Art Competition

    Feb 2021
    In Year 2 we have been inspired by the story of 'Katie and the Waterlily Pond'. 
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    Year 2 Art Competition
  • Beat COVID Board Game

    Feb 2021
    Beat Covid is a family game created by Aryaa O-S (Year 6) that encourages you to be physically active.
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    Beat COVID Board Game
  • Stamps of Approval

    Feb 2021
    The well-known artist and craftsman, William Morris would definitely have given his stamp of approval to the wonderful stamp designs that Year 5 has created.
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  • Games Review

    Feb 2021
    As part of his prefect duties, Kit H (Year 6) wrote a report on Year 5 and 6's Games competition.
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    Games Review
  • Design Technology Takes Flight

    Feb 2021
    SVPS is full of Design Technology enthusiasts!
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  • Calling the Community 

    Feb 2021
    Do you want to take part in the largest exhibition ever staged? Do you want to be part of a 'magical patchwork of creativity' and 'unleash your national flair'? The East of England's contemporary visual arts organisation Firstsite has launched an exciting new initiative to encourage the creation of ...
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  • Ancient Egyptian Potions

    Feb 2021
    This week, Year 1 has been learning about Ancient Egyptian potions.
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  • Buddies

    Feb 2021
    As part of their transition into Prep, children in Year 2 are allocated a buddy in Year 5 who can 'show them the ropes' and support them as they head up to the Coles Building. 
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  • Message from our Deputy Head - 5th February 2021

    Feb 2021
    Of all the skills learned in School, the ability to read must be number one.
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    Message from our Deputy Head - 5th February 2021
  • DT In Action

    Jan 2021
    Harry H (Year 6) and brother Charlie (Year 4) have been actively applying their skills to construct flood-resistant homes and floating gardens for their Independent Design Technology Project.
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  • New Brownie

    Jan 2021
    Amy J (Year 2) joined Brownies last week, she informed her peers in the class on Friday and spent her day in full uniform.
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  • Science is Sweet

    Jan 2021
    Aaryan H (Year 6) has written a report about what Year 6 got up to in Science this week.
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    Science is Sweet
  • Choir Time

    Jan 2021
    “You’ve gotta make your own kind of music”, and that’s exactly what our Senior and Chamber Choir have been doing!
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    Choir Time
  • Magical Landscapes

    Jan 2021
    Friedensreich Hundertwasser was an artist who loved colour and nature.
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    Magical Landscapes
  • Message from Academic Deputy Head - 29th January 2021

    Jan 2021
    One definition of learning is ‘if nothing has changed in long-term memory then nothing has been learned’.
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    Message from Academic Deputy Head - 29th January 2021
  • Home Sweet Home

    Jan 2021
    As we are all spending more time at home at the moment, now is the perfect opportunity to complete some interior design. 
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  • Tissue Monsters

    Jan 2021
    Our Year 3 key worker children were given the task to create a tissue box monster as part of their Independent Extended Design Technology project.
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  • Year 5 Book Study

    Jan 2021
    Year 5 have started their new book study for this term, The Girl Who Stole an Elephant. 
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  • Art - David Hockney

    Jan 2021
    Seb H (Year 6) has been telling us all about Year 6's Art lesson this week, and how they are looking at a new artist known as David Hockney.
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  • Music at Home

    Jan 2021
    While your children are spending more time at home than usual and perhaps looking for ways to entertain themselves, why not encourage them to spend time on some musical pursuits?
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  • Lent Term Book Club

    Jan 2021
    We are delighted to offer a new Lent Term Book Club for our Prep children.
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  • From our Head Girl

    Jan 2021
    Our new Head Girl, Mya B (Year 6), has written an excellent poem about the current situation we find ourselves in, with a wonderful sense of positivity throughout.
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    From our Head Girl
  • Message from Head of Pre-Prep - 22nd January 2021

    Jan 2021
    Well Pre-Prep, how can I start this newsletter without saying a very big well done to each and every one of you and of course, your parents.
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    Message from Head of Pre-Prep - 22nd January 2021
  • Key Worker Children - 15th January 2021

    Jan 2021
    Although our key worker children are really missing their friends, they are making the best of the situation in School.
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  • Sewing Bees

    Jan 2021
    Charlotte and Zara have been busy Design Technology bees, designing and sewing.
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  • Stepping into Lowry’s Life

    Jan 2021
    Year 4 have stepped into the world of artist LS Lowry. A world filled with factories, street scenes, grey skies and matchstick figures with large feet.
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    Stepping into Lowry’s Life
  • Amazing Ancient Egypt

    Jan 2021
    Year One are enjoying learning about Ancient Egypt.
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  • PE Update - 15th January 2021

    Jan 2021
    Year 3 and 4 had a lot of fun doing Games in Bates Hall this week. Mr Davey has introduced 'Mad Monday' where pupils wear full sports kit of any sport they wish!
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  • Mind Maps

    Jan 2021
    Hettie K and Emma R have produced inspiration mind maps to show their existing knowledge of Social Responsibility, as they start our new topic in P4L.
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  • Show and Tell

    Jan 2021
    Freddie in 2MD kick-started our first show and tell. He prepared a speech for us talking about his two cats, Atty and Dinx.
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  • Lockdown Calendar

    Jan 2021
    "Forget the Advent calendar… It is time for a Lockdown Calendar!", says our Lent Term prefect, Evie W.
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  • The Big Garden Bird Watch

    Jan 2021
    "Are you bored with another lockdown in winter with bad weather? Me too!", says Nathan C. "So, this year I am taking part in the Big Garden Bird Watch."
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    The BIG Garden Bird Watch
  • Message from our Deputy Head - 15th January 2021

    Jan 2021
    I began this term by talking to the whole School about our new Learning Powers of Tenacity and Bravery.
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    Message from our Deputy Head - 15th January 2021
  • Scratch Animation Tutorial

    Jan 2021
    Harry H (Year 6) says, "One of the activities I enjoyed doing during the first lockdown was making games and animations using the coding programme Scratch."
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  • Having Fun with The Highwayman

    Jan 2021
    In English, we are learning about The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes.
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    Having Fun with The Highwayman
  • Foundation Art Exhibition Winner - SVPS

    Jan 2021
    As a member of The United Westminster and Grey Coat Foundation, our School was one of five participating in the annual Art Exhibition.
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    Foundation Art Exhibition Winner - SVPS
  • SVPS Virtual Journeys - Lent Term 2021

    Jan 2021
    As a result of the Government’s decision to close all schools in England, we have successfully started our Lent term online.
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    SVPS Virtual Journeys - Lent Term 2021
  • Message from the Head - 8th January 2021

    Jan 2021
    It is the third day of the new term and, as I type, children are demonstrating their resilience, flexibility and impressive technical skills as they get on with their virtual lessons, both at home and in our critical worker provision.
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    Message from the Head - 8th January 2021
  • P4L – Michaelmas Highlights

    Dec 2020
    The children have really enjoyed their P4L lessons this term.
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    P4L – Michaelmas Highlights
  • Weighing Things Up

    Dec 2020
    Reception has been introduced to weighing this week.
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    Weighing Things Up
  • Prep PE

    Dec 2020
    Despite still not being able to swim on mass, pupils in Year 3 to 6 have thoroughly enjoyed PE this half term.
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  • Swim Squad

    Dec 2020
    It has been nearly 10 months since our Swim Squads last had a dip in the pool.
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  • Musical Statistics

    Dec 2020
    This term, our team of ten visiting Music teachers have, between them, completed a staggering 70+ individual trial Music lessons to help children decide what musical instrument they would like to learn.
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  • Capturing Christmas

    Dec 2020
    The Christmas spirit was captured last Friday during Curiosity Day.
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  • Message from the Head - 11th December 2020

    Dec 2020
    Everyone at SVPS has been determined to ensure that we have a thoroughly Christmassy end to the term, despite the current restrictions, and I am pleased to report that we are well and truly immersed in Christmas throughout the whole School!
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  • Super Spanish 2020

    Dec 2020
    The Michaelmas Term saw Year 6 start to learn Spanish.
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  • Dazzling Decorations

    Dec 2020
    The SVPS Christmas trees are looking very well dressed.
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    Dazzling Decorations
  • Soetkoekies (Sweet Cookies)

    Dec 2020
    Lily-Mae S (Year 6) has been busy making Soetkoekies this week.
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    Soetkoekies (Sweet Cookies)
  • Greek Vases

    Dec 2020
    The Ancient Greeks loved vases.
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    Greek Vases
  • P4L - Health and Safety

    Dec 2020
    Year 3’s current focus in P4L is Health and Safety and last week had them contemplating the importance of personal hygiene and keeping well. 
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    P4L - Health and Safety
  • Informal Concert - Year 3

    Dec 2020
    What a show our Year 3 instrumentalists presented last Friday night.
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    Informal Concert - Year 3
  • Message from Academic Deputy Head - 4th December 2020

    Dec 2020
    This week we took a slight deviation from the normal routine at SVPS; we celebrated Curiosity Day across the different year groups.
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    Message from Academic Deputy Head - 4th December 2020
  • Year 6 Teasers

    Nov 2020
    According to the dictionary, a teaser is a short introductory advertisement for a product that stimulates interest by remaining cryptic. 
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  • Meet the Collibots!

    Nov 2020
    A new family has joined SVPS in the form of the Collibots; a recycled family that has been created by Sophie D and Oliver M in 4S.
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  • Quel temps fait-il? (What is the weather like?)

    Nov 2020
    The Year 6 children have been working hard in their French lessons this term, working towards writing, and performing a TV weather report.
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    Quel temps fait-il? (What is the weather like?)
  • P4L Profit and Loss

    Nov 2020
    This half term, Year 6 has been focusing on money, budgeting and finance as part of the Social Responsibility topic.
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    P4L Profit and Loss
  • Writing Winner

    Nov 2020
    This week, we had the wonderful news that Tess H (Year 5) has been chosen as a finalist for the Leeds Castle's BIG Story Writing Challenge.
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    Writing Winner
  • Pre-Prep Wildlife Art Competition

    Nov 2020
    Our Pre-Prep children had great fun entering the Art competition, with the theme being 'wildlife'.
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  • Informal Concert - Year 5

    Nov 2020
    At the end of last week, a magical feeling settled on School House as some stunning Christmas decorations appeared around the main entrance.
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    Informal Concert - Year 5
  • Message from Head of Pre-Prep - 27th November 2020

    Nov 2020
    This week has seen a number of very difficult decisions being made in Pre-Prep and Prep.
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    Message from Head of Pre-Prep - 27th November 2020
  • Message from Deputy Head - 20th November 2020

    Nov 2020
    It’s been another busy week at SVPS as we find ourselves well underway with the second half of this term.
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    Message from Deputy Head - 20th November 2020
  • Create a Christmas Tree Decoration Competition

    Nov 2020
    The Create a Christmas Tree Decoration Competition has been born!
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  • Egg Experiment

    Nov 2020
    Year 1 carried out an egg experiment in Science to find out the height you have to drop an egg from before it breaks.
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  • Prefect Report - Lockdown v2

    Nov 2020
    Over the course of the Half Term break, we had the very disappointing news that the whole of the UK would be in another Lockdown for a month.
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  • Reincarnation in RE

    Nov 2020
    In RE, Year 5 have been finding out about Buddhist worship and beliefs.
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  • Maths Week

    Nov 2020
    This year, we hosted a scaled-down Maths Week, England. Every day the pupils had a range of maths puzzles to complete.
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  • Children in Need 2020

    Nov 2020
    Last week we celebrated Children in Need.
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  • P4L - Global Awareness

    Nov 2020
    For the second half of term, Year 4 have moved on to the Global Awareness and Understanding strand of our new P4L curriculum. We began the topic by considering what we mean by Global Awareness and why it is important
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  • Electrifying Start

    Nov 2020
    Year 6 have made a brilliant start to the term’s work!
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  • P4L Philosophy

    Nov 2020
    In the last week before the half term break, Years 3 to 6 found out a bit more about philosophy during their P4L lessons.
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  • Realistic Robots

    Nov 2020
    Year 5 have been developing their drawing skills with the help of robots.
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  • Movember with Mr Moulton

    Nov 2020
    This November, as we return to School for the second half of the term and the country goes into lockdown for a second time, Mr Moulton decided to take part in Movember.
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  • HIK SVS Update - November 2020

    Nov 2020
    On 30th October, HIK SVS held their annual cross-country style competition.
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  • Remembrance Service 2020

    Nov 2020
    On Wednesday, the whole School reflected on the sacrifice made by so many in the armed forces when we marked Armistice Day with our Act of Remembrance.
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  • Message from the Head - 13th November 2020

    Nov 2020
    It has been lovely to welcome everyone back to School for the second half of term and the children have already impressed their teachers by getting straight back into the swing of things, with their usual enthusiasm for School life.
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    Message from the Head - 13th November 2020
  • Creative Challenge

    Oct 2020
    This past week saw Year 3 attempt to channel their thinking skills in creative ways.
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  • Forest School

    Oct 2020
    Last Friday, Reception had a wonderful time in Forest School. 
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  • A Stitch in Time

    Oct 2020
    The phrase a ‘stitch in time saves nine’ is an old saying which is believed to have had its origins in sewing.
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  • Lighting Up the Science Lab

    Oct 2020
    It has been a busy few weeks in Science as the children have had lots of fun, completing their topics this half term.
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  • PE News

    Oct 2020
    With no swimming allowed, PE this term took a slightly different route to our previous Michaelmas terms.
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  • Message from the Head - 23rd October 2020

    Oct 2020
    Looking back over the last seven weeks, it is incredible to reflect on how much has been achieved despite the challenging times in which we continue to live.
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  • Clay Coasters

    Oct 2020
    In Design Technology, Year 4 became Roman artisans; designing and making mosaic-inspired coasters.
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  • Cool Coding

    Oct 2020
    Year 3 have been working with Scratch this term.
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  • P4L - Mind Maps

    Oct 2020
    Year 6 have been exploring ways to stretch their minds, as they continue to explore learning and strategies that can help. They have discovered mind maps.
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  • Message from Academic Deputy Head - 16th October 2020

    Oct 2020
    In a week that has seen a large proportion of Year 6 undertaking assessments, both in the form of the Kent Test and also Scholarship Assessments for the Senior School, it is pertinent, perhaps, to consider why it is important to encourage children to take on challenges and experience uncertainty, fa...
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  • The Magic of Marbling

    Oct 2020
    Year 6 have been creating magic and casting their creativity to practise one of the oldest art forms, marbling.
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  • P4L and Wellbeing

    Oct 2020
    The past few weeks have seen the staff and students of SVPS focus on their wellbeing, through activities like circle times and metacognition.
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  • French Fun

    Oct 2020
    All the children in Pre-Prep and Prep have been very busy in their French lessons this week. 
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  • National Poetry Day

    Oct 2020
    Last Thursday was National Poetry Day and to celebrate, children throughout the School have been discovering and writing poetry.
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  • Message from the Head of Pre-Prep - 9th October 2020

    Oct 2020
    Over the past few weeks, our two-year-olds have settled into life as part of our new Little Lambs Nursery.
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  • Tudor Times

    Oct 2020
    Year 5 have been using the Microsoft Surface Go devices and the styluses to do all their work in Humanities this term; the children were very excited to go paperless!
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  • Rays of Sunshine

    Oct 2020
    Year 3’s colourful compositions radiate happiness!
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  • Superstars and Courtesy Badges - 2nd October 2020

    Oct 2020
    This week's Super Stars' and Courtesy Badge winners.
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  • Message from the Head - 2nd October 2020

    Oct 2020
    I am often asked what I love about our School and what makes it so special.
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  • OS Gap Students

    Oct 2020
    This term, we have been delighted to welcome back Old Suttonians Molly Alexander (2017 S) and Annabel Mansfield (2020 C) to work as Gap students at the Prep School.
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  • NHS Regional Winners

    Sep 2020
    Austin S (Year 6) and Violet S (Year 5) were chosen as the winning regional entry for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex region of the Step into the NHS primary schools competition!
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  • Message from Deputy Head - 25th September 2020

    Sep 2020
    This week’s Year 3 - 6 assembly focused on the life and work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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  • Singing in the Sun

    Sep 2020
    It has been such a pleasure this week to hear the sound of the children producing music, making the School feel alive again at last! 
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  • Hair Raising

    Sep 2020
    Art in Year 4 is all about themselves.
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  • Terrific Times Tables

    Sep 2020
    All pupils in Year 2 to 6 have been busy getting their Mathematical brains back working hard and learning their Times Tables.
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  • Marvellous Macbeth

    Sep 2020
    In English, Year 6 have begun the term by diving into the world of William Shakespeare.
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  • Message from Academic Deputy Head - 18th September 2020

    Sep 2020
    This week, my Wednesday Prep Department Assembly was based on the tale of The Ant and the Grasshopper.
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  • Message from our Head - 11th September 2020

    Sep 2020
    Never has the sound of busy, happy children sounded sweeter!
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  • #PinYourThanks Competition

    Jul 2020
    This week Year 3 and Year 4 have been designing a badge for the #PinYourThanks Competition, in their Outdoor Learning lessons!
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  • Guinness World Record Attempt Update

    Jul 2020
    Back in May, the SVPS family joined in the attempt to break the world record for the world's largest-ever online art lesson!
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  • A Star Act!

    Jul 2020
    Year 4 has been a star act in Art and Design Technology; designing and making their own theatres and characters from our superstar lockdown material…cereal boxes!
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  • Compliments from the Creative Cave!

    Jul 2020
    An ordinary room in my house has been transformed into a creative cave – the SVPS virtual art room!
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  • Wise Reflections!

    Jul 2020
    During Leadership in Lockdown English, Year 5 have been applying the wisdom of Super Hoot and reflecting on their learning powers.
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  • Message from Head Boy - 6th July 2020

    Jul 2020
    As we have now completed our last week of this academic year, our Head Boy, Thomas G (Year 6) leaves us with his final message.
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  • Fantasy and Fun!

    Jun 2020
    Year 5 have been reinforcing their drawing skills of basic 3D shapes.
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  • DT is Hot!

    Jun 2020
    Our Year 3 designers have been on fire, constructing fantastic fire breathing dragons in their Design Technology lessons.
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  • Message from Deputy Head - 26th June 2020

    Jun 2020
    'If something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing properly'.
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  • Persuasive Power!

    Jun 2020
    In English, Year 5 have been coming to grips with the power of persuasion and identifying and applying persuasive writing techniques.
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  • Tremendous Totems!

    Jun 2020
    Totem poles are symbols of tradition amongst the indigenous people of North America and the word totem means family or clan.
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  • Dragons on the Loose!

    Jun 2020
    Year 3 have been drawing dragons; combining different claws, wings and tails to create their own unique dragon.
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  • Message from Head Girl - 19th June 2020

    Jun 2020
    This week, our Head Girl, Lydia A (Year 6), tells us all about her Virtual Induction Day that she attended at our Senior School.
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  • Message from Academic Deputy Head - 19th June 2020

    Jun 2020
    I have decided that this term has been a bit like algebra. With all of us facing a myriad of problems, often new and daunting, we then must seek the possible solutions to solve them.
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  • Monsters in a Jar!

    Jun 2020
    Year 5 have been using their drawing skills to capture a monster in a jar.
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  • Tuesday Challenge - Erupting Volcanoes!

    Jun 2020
    This week's Tuesday Challenge!
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  • SVPS Virtual Soloists Concert

    Jun 2020
    On Tuesday evening, 20 SVPS pupils in Years 3-6 made history, by taking part in the School’s first-ever Virtual Soloists Concert. 
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  • Carnival Time!

    Jun 2020
    4S have been having fun with their mask making skills.
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  • SVPS Virtual Book Club

    Jun 2020
    Since half term, our two new book clubs have started meeting once a week.
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  • Poetry in Lockdown

    Jun 2020
    Traditionally, SVPS would be holding its annual Poetry Speaking Competition this time of year.
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  • Message from Head Boy - 12th June 2020

    Jun 2020
    This week, our Head Boy, Tom G (Year 6), tells us how he has been foraging for elderflower, in order to make his own elderflower cordial!
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  • Message from Head of Pre-Prep - 12th June 2020

    Jun 2020
    Change is an integral part of life. This is something that our children have had to learn very quickly over the last three months.
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  • Year 1 Poetry Fun

    Jun 2020
    The Year 1 children have each been writing their own verse to the poem, ‘What Shall We do with The Grumpy Teacher?’ by Allan Ahlberg.
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  • Magnificent Masks

    Jun 2020
    Cardboard, colour, composition, creativity and Cantrell were the ingredients for Year 4’s art.
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  • Art Club Is An Eyeful

    Jun 2020
    In Art Club, Year 5 artists have been getting an eyeful of drawing eyes.
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  • Head's Lines - 5th June 2020

    Jun 2020
    This week has seen the launch of yet another kind of School here at SVPS!
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  • Lydia's Lolly Recipe

    Jun 2020
    Our Head Girl, Lydia A (Year 6) has made the most of the warm weather by making her own delicious ice lollies.
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  • Gracing us with her presence!

    May 2020
    DT lessons last Friday held a wonderful surprise for 4A, 4S and 3S as an unannounced visitor graced them with her presence!
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  • Fishing for Compliments

    May 2020
    Year 3 have no need to fish for compliments as their fantastic fish mobiles, that they have been designing and constructing in their DT lessons, are fabulous!
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  • Proof in the Pudding

    May 2020
    In honour of VE Day, Mrs Harrison’s Year 5 Mathematics class were given the challenge to ‘waste not, want not’ in true WWII style.
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  • Goblin Girl!

    May 2020
    Year 5 had an exciting English lesson today when the author of Goblin Girl, Craig Gooding joined the whole year group Zoom!
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  • Marvellous Music

    May 2020
    We have been receiving some fantastic musical recordings from our Prep pupils - well done to you all for keeping up the hard work at home.
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  • Having a Whale of a Time!

    May 2020
    On Thursday afternoon, SVPS children and their families joined the artist Rob Biddulph in an online Art lesson.
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  • Message from Head Boy - 22nd May 2020

    May 2020
    This week, our Head Boy, Tom G (Year 6), gives us an update of what he has been doing this week at home, which includes how to look at things differently during this lockdown.
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  • Funky Farm Animals

    May 2020
    Year 5 have been constructing funky farm animal sculptures from cardboard. The design criteria being that: it had to be 3D and stand-alone.
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  • Moving with the Times

    May 2020
    Pointillism, Expressionism, Fauvism, Impressionism, Surrealism and Cubism… What do all these words have in common? Art Club artists got moving with the times and its related artistic vocabulary.
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  • Head Girl Update - 15th May 2020

    May 2020
    This week, our Head Girl, Lydia (Year 6), gives us a lovely update of what she has been doing this week at home, which includes a lot of creative art pieces.
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  • Message from our Head of Pre-Prep - 15th May 2020

    May 2020
    Well, what an unusual Summer term! It certainly has been very different, how our School life changed.
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  • Break a World Record!

    May 2020
    Mascalls Academy has been selected as an Art World Records Ambassador, and they would like to invite us to be part of breaking the world record for the largest online art lesson!
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  • Non-Fiction Fun

    May 2020
    Year 1 has been learning about non-fiction books and studied different machines, each day they focused on a different learning intention so their finished books contain connectives, adjectives, punctuation and they even word-processed some pages.
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  • Zooming in on Paper People

    May 2020
    Year 4 has been focusing on figures in their Art lessons. 
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  • Marvellous Map Skills

    May 2020
    Mrs Colwell has loved looking at all the marvellous maps from Prep’s Outdoor Learning lessons this week.
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  • Fantastic 'Fantastic Beasts'

    May 2020
    In English, Year 5 has been immersing themselves in a literary world inhabited by fantastic beasts!
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  • Full STEAM Ahead

    May 2020
    Over the last few weekends, Harry H (Year 5) has designed and created his own mini carousel as an extension to the STEAM course he has been doing.
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  • Happy 18th Birthday Millie!

    May 2020
    Team Owls had an exciting week getting ready to throw a surprise 18th birthday party for Millie, one of our lovely Australian Gaps.
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  • Message from Head Boy - 7th May 2020

    May 2020
    This week, our Head Boy, Tom G (Year 6), gives us a lovely update of what he has been doing this week at home, including creating a fun stop-frame animation film with his dad.
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  • Message from the Head - 7th May 2020

    May 2020
    According to UNESCO, as a result of the measures taken to stop the spread of Covid-19, more than 1.5 billion learners worldwide are currently unable to go to School or University.
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  • Message from Deputy Head - 1st May 2020

    May 2020
    We've been operating our virtual school for over two weeks now. All of us, both adults and children alike have learned plenty of lessons throughout this process.
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  • More Minibeasts!

    May 2020
    We have been so impressed with your Outdoor Learning creations, we wanted to share some more.
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  • Time Machines

    May 2020
    Year 1 have been designing and constructing their own time machines.
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  • A Cup of Fantasy

    May 2020
    Year 5 have poured cupfuls of creativity into their Art.
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  • Beau Creates

    May 2020
    Beau A (Year 4)  has created a series of Pop Art using the app Procreate.
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  • Wise Owls

    May 2020
    Year 3 have made use of resources at home to design and construct friends for Superhoot, our wise School owl.   
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  • Key Worker Children - 1st May 2020

    May 2020
    For the first time since Schools closed, this week we have had to contend with wet break times!
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  • Message from Head Girl - 1st May 2020

    May 2020
    This week, our Head Girl, Lydia A (Year 6), gives us an update of her week, including learning the Cat's Cradle. 
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  • Community 2.6 Fundraiser

    May 2020
    As a School, and a community, we are raising money for the Pahar Trust in Nepal. 
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