Expedition Day

Years 3 to 6 enjoyed a great day of fun and adventure on Monday, as part of our annual Expedition Day. Year 3 went to Crealy Theme Park in Devon, Years 4 and 5 went to the Dorset Water Park and Year 6 went to Splashdown in Poole (minus a camera!). Many thanks to everyone involved in making these trips possible and to all our staff for such a brilliant year of academic, creative and sporting success.

15th July 2019

Tuneful Tots Party

After another brilliant year of our Tuneful Tots music classes for 0-3 year olds, the children and parents headed down to our Forest School for their end-of-year party. As well as eating cake and warming their feet (Ed!), they made leaf art, explored the dens and blew bubbles – all with the help of our Year 2 children, who were so lovely with the little ones. The biggest thanks to our inspirational music teacher, Miss Greenwood, to our amazing Forest School leader, Ms Bresland, and to all our parents and toddlers who come along to make music every week. There are now a few spaces free for September – please email admissions@perrotthill.com for further info.

15th July 2019

Year 8 Dinner Dance

Our Year 8s had their Leavers’ Dinner Dance recently and it was, in the words of one parent, ‘magic’. Many thanks to Mrs Palmer and Perrott parent, Deborah Johnson, for the incredible pics (the full album can be seen on our Facebook and Instagram pages) and here’s to the next adventure. We’re going to miss this brilliant bunch…

15th July 2019

Pre-Prep Sports Day

We are so proud of our Pre-Prep children, who took part in a brilliant Sports Day in the beautiful sunshine on Saturday. Many thanks to our Director of Sport, Mr Sheldon, our Pre-Prep staff and to Miss White, Mr Sutherland, Mr Percival and Miss Hand, who have all been working with the children in the run up. It was heartwarming to see so many Prep pupils and Old Perrott Hillians cheering the children on, too! Well done, team.

10th July 2019

John Hollands’ Talk

We were privileged to welcome author and war time evacuee, John Hollands, to Perrott Hill last week for a hugely insightful talk to Year 6 about his memories of life during World War Two. John also judged the model Anderson shelters the children have been making as part of a cross-curricular art, history and DT project and pronounced Poppy as the winner. Well done, Poppy!

10th July 2019

Orchestral Morning

We recently hosted our inaugural Orchestral Morning at Perrott Hill, where our pupils teamed up with pupils from King’s College, Taunton and musicians from the Somerset County Youth Orchestra to create one ‘super’ orchestra, culminating in a fantastic half hour concert at the end. The rousing finale of Brahms’s ‘Hungarian Dance No.5’ raised the roof! Many thanks to our wonderful Director of Music, Mr Shortman, along with the visiting musicians for such an uplifting morning of music.

10th July 2019

Year 3 Accelerated Readers

Very well done to our Year 3 children, who have collectively read more than 10 million words in the Accelerated Reader scheme this year. Special mention to Max and Jasmin who have read over two million words, George B and Samuel with over one million words and to Horatio and George K who have passed 104 and 84 quizzes respectively. What a fantastic achievement Year 3, well done.

5th July 2019

Year 7 French Trip

Year 7 enjoyed a ‘voyage fantastique en Bourgogne’ last week, where they visited Vézelay and Flavigny, took part in a French mosaics workshop and cooked up a storm, baking ‘le tartouillat’. In the evenings, they played some pétanque and Loto, practising their French throughout. Many thanks to our wonderful hosts at Maison Claire Fontaine, along with Madame Brooks, Mr Kane and Mrs Tarrant, for leading such a fun and insightful trip. Félicitations à Alistair et Pelayo pour avoir été nommés Ambassadeur de Maison Claire Fontaine!

5th July 2019

Year 5 Storytelling Competition

Our annual Year 5 Storytelling Competition took place in the Library on Friday afternoon and featured an impressive array of stories, both written and recited by the seven finalists. Katya won with her story ‘That one Halloween’, closely followed by Rosie with ‘The House’ and Toby S with ‘The Adventures of Raj’. Well done to everyone who took part (including the mastermind behind it all, Mr Silk) and the biggest thanks to our guest judge, the one and only Boris Starling, whose masterclass in creating conflict earlier in the term well and truly paid off.

3rd July 2019

Save our Bees Exhibition

To celebrate our brilliant beekeeping club and as part of an ongoing project to raise awareness of bees, Year 3 have been working on a series of paintings in the art studio this term. These will form part an exhibition at the North Perrott Fruit Farm this summer, alongside the older children’s mixed-media sculptures made out of recycled materials. It’s exciting watching it all come together!

3rd July 2019