week ending 26th April

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Dear Parents

I hope you are all well.

It has been a wonderful start to the term and it has been good to catch up with the pupils, find out about
what they got up to over Easter and hear about their goals for the term ahead. Every April, I look forward
to seeing who will arrive with the largest cricket bag! The weather is not exactly settled at present but I
have really enjoyed seeing all the pupils out on the fields developing their skills together and being excited
about the season ahead.

One of the benefits of being a head is getting the opportunity to visit other schools, both local and further
afield. Yesterday, I travelled to Uppingham School in Rutland and spent the day looking at the campus and
meeting both pupils and staff to try to get a sense of what makes the School tick. To be honest, what really
counts above the academics and facilities is the food – primarily, the pudding. I have a ranking of top
desserts at schools I have visited over the years and for those interested the title holder since 2015 has
been Haileybury College in Hertfordshire with their jam sponge and custard – simple, but
wonderful! However, I will need to give very careful consideration to the chocolate sponge and chocolate
custard I wolfed down yesterday. Decisions, decisions…

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Best wishes

Luke Harrison








Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome back to Sevenoaks Pre-Prep as we dive into the excitement of the summer term! We have had a
fantastic start filled with adventures, learning and plenty of fun.

Year 2: Seaside Adventures and Roald Dahl Magic
Our Year 2 students started the term with a memorable seaside trip to Hastings to round off their seaside
topic! They braved the windy weather to explore the sea life centre, take a ride on the funicular railway and
indulge in what’s been hailed as ‘the best fish and chips in the world!’

Back in the classroom, they have delved into the enchanting world of Roald Dahl. Their ‘Hook Day’ was a
whirlwind of drama workshops, creating their very own Wonka bars and crafting dream catchers. It has been
a magical start to their new theme!

Year 1: Growing Tales and Jack’s Beanstalk
In Year 1, our young learners are embarking on a journey of growth. They have been captivated by
traditional tales, with ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ taking centre stage. Through storytelling and activities, they
are discovering the wonder of nature’s growth and the magic of imagination.

Reception: Outdoor Exploration Begins!
Our Reception class has begun their exciting theme of ‘Come Outdoors!’ They are diving into the wonders of
the outside world, exploring nature and discovering the joy of outdoor play. It is a time for them to embrace
the fresh air, learn about the environment and let their imaginations soar.

Kindergarten: Healthy Eating Adventures
In Kindergarten, the focus is on Healthy Eating as part of their PSHE curriculum. They are off to a fantastic
start, exploring the colors of different foods and learning about the importance of a balanced diet. It is
inspiring to see them develop a curiosity for nutrition and make healthy choices.

Nursery: Celebrating St. George’s Day and Dragon Tales
Our Nursery class celebrated St. George’s Day with creativity and imagination. They crafted their own
dragons, each with its own special power, sparking their imaginations and fostering storytelling skills. It has
been a thrilling start, and they are reading the story of “What the Ladybird Heard” to begin their new topic
of, “Down on the Farm”.

It has been an incredible start to what promises to be a busy and exciting half term ahead. Thank you to our
dedicated staff, enthusiastic children and supportive parents for making it all possible.

Warm regards,

Helen Cook

Head of Pre-Prep