February 2023 - Perrott Hill

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Pancakes in Pre-Prep

There was much excitement in Nursery this week as our youngest children listened to stories about Pancake Day and then made their own pancakes for snack time. Judging by the big smiles and empty plates afterwards, we’d say they went down well…

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25th February 2023

‘The Iron Man’ in Year 3

Year 3 have been reading ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes in their English lessons with Ms Bresland. The children enjoyed some interesting discussions about bravery, conflict, and machines versus nature, before illustrating and annotating their own iron men (as seen on their classroom display). They also penned their own alternative endings, designed posters to […]

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25th February 2023

Year 6 History Trip

Year 6 pupils went on a history trip to The Tank Museum at Bovington this month, to consolidate their learning about life during the Second World War. They got to dress up in a range of military attire, handle artefacts, and explore the replica 1940s shop, house and Anderson shelter. It was brilliant! Afterwards, they […]

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25th February 2023

Perrock!

Parents and pupils enjoyed performances from actors, drummers and guitarists at yesterday’s informal concert in the Theatre, as well as the debut outing of our new rock band, Perrock! Very well done to all the pupils involved and our thanks to Mr Waite, Mr Lane, Dr Berkeley and Mr Shortman. A special mention goes to […]

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20th February 2023

Roman History in Year 4

Year 4 are learning about Roman Britain in history with Mr Finch, and recently learnt all about Roman roads. After studying the various stages of construction, the pupils were set the task of building their own, using Digestives for the base, Maltesers for small stones, Smarties and M&Ms for sand, pebbles and gravel, custard creams […]

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20th February 2023

OPH Careers Talk

Many thanks to Old Perrott Hillian Hugo H, who gave a fascinating talk to Years 7 and 8 recently about his career in horse racing. Hugo, who works as Assistant Trainer at fellow OPH Harry Fry’s yard in Higher Crockermoor, talked about how horses are trained and raced, what their care involves, and what happens […]

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20th February 2023

Children’s Mental Health Week

As part of this week’s work to celebrate and support Children’s Mental Health Week, pupils in Years 3 and 4 have been discussing how they connect to each other and the wider world. They then wrote and illustrated individual strips, before linking them together to form a paper chain. Excellent work, Lower Prep. Elsewhere, children […]

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10th February 2023

Year 7 Public Speaking Competition

Eight finalists took part in the hotly contested Year 7 Public Speaking Competition recently, to a packed audience of pupils, parents and our guest adjudicator (and school governor), Richard Redwood from Canford. Each pupil had to present a two-minute speech on a charity of their choice, with the top three charities being selected as our […]

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10th February 2023

Year 8 Debate

Year 8 pupils took part in a fiery debate last week as they contested the motion ‘This House believes that fast food does more harm than good’. Very well done to the proposing and opposing teams for delivering impressive and well-researched speeches about the pros and cons of fast food, and to the chair and […]

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10th February 2023

Book Club

Book Clubbers in Years 3-5 enjoyed sharing their impressions of Roald Dahl’s classic tale ‘Danny, The Champion of The World’ with Mrs Byrne at our recent gathering. The children discussed the close relationship between Danny and his father, and talked about making good choices. After half term it’s Onjali Q. Rauf ’s enthralling novel ‘The […]

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7th February 2023