What a line up! The Perrott Hill Plodders beat The All Stars in a thriller of a match at the North Perrott Cricket Club last week by just three runs – with the team including OPHs, past and present parents, staff and assorted hangers on. A lasagne supper in the pavilion rounded off a very enjoyable evening – our thanks to all who came to join in the fun.
The Year 7 French trip was a success, with an array of informative trips including one to the Musée de la Grande Guerre in Meaux where pupils learnt all about the First World War. They met their penfriends earlier on in the week and had great fun getting to know them and practising their French.
We are now taking bookings for our Open Mornings on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th May. Please come along to see the school in action, meet our new Headmaster for September, Alex McCullough, and have a tour with senior pupils. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Year 2 had a very cool Show and Tell session yesterday, with Stanley bringing in his motorbike and motocross trophies and George bringing in his drone. A great afternoon all round – and a big well done on your trophies Stan, we are very proud of you!
The boarders enjoyed a great monster ‘bake off’ this weekend with Miss White, Mr Sheldon and the rest of the boarding staff. The finished cakes went down well, too!
Year 5 enjoyed a fascinating history trip to Hooke Court yesterday, where they took part in a range of hands-on activities, including Tudor cooking, scribing and dressing up in Elizabethan finery.
It was great see our Year 3 and 4 pupils enjoying some cricket last week with our Level 2 cricket coach, Mr Bunday. He says: “The fundamental point of coaching children of this age is to instil a long-lasting love of sport, and it’s great to see our U8s and U9s having fun whilst developing skills to improve their overall game.”
Well done to Henry and Rose, who are worthy winners of Mrs Palmer’s ‘golden paintbrush’ award for their work on mixed media dragon designs. As a reward, their pieces of work will be framed and proudly displayed in the art room.
Our Pre-Prep children have been having great fun in Forest School. As well as making wild garlic bread and building dens, Years 1 and 2 also made cars using a bill hook (and their sawing and whittling skills) and continued to sculpt their willow deer under the watchful eye of Mrs Palmer.
Due to popular demand, we’ve added an extra music class for 0-3 year olds on Mondays – meaning we currently have spaces available for the 8.30am class and the 9.45am class. The classes are Colourstrings/Kodaly based music classes run by one of our incredible music teachers, Miss Greenwood, and are great for early child development and language skills – and for boosting confidence and independence. Each class lasts for 45 minutes, followed by a stay and play with refreshments. Please email email@example.com to book.