Year 5 are studying the Tudors in history this year and recently started a new topic about Henry VIII. The class were split into pairs and asked to produce a poster presenting a range of facts about the former King. Extra house points were on offer for the most unusual research facts about Henry and, at the end, commendations and house points were given by Mrs Gardner for artistic design, while Mr Finch awarded prizes for historical content. Well done, Year 5, for producing some superb posters and fascinating facts!
Year 3 spent last term studying Ancient Greece in their classical civilisation lessons with Dr Longley-Cook, looking at the Persian Wars. This term they are moving onto Ancient Egypt and recently made their own plaster walls and Eygptian friezes in art with Mrs Palmer. They also used clay to make canopic jars, which were used during the mummification process to store and preserve organs. Excellent work, Year 3; Dr Longley-Cook can’t wait to ‘dig into’ Egyptian archaeology with you this term!
The end of last term’s meeting brought the curtain down on the spring term’s Book Club with a lively discussion of our two Year 6-8 books, Sophie Anderson’s ‘The Thief Who Sang Storms’ and Gavin Maxwell’s ‘Ring of Bright Water’. Pupils discussed everything from characterisation to central themes, and the gathering was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The books for this term are ‘The Butterfly Lion’ by Michael Morpurgo for Years 3-5, and ‘Swallows and Amazons’ by Arthur Ransome for Years 6-8.
Mr McCullough kick-started the summer term with a brilliant assembly this morning all about puddings. After a poll of pupils’ favourite puddings (with raspberry pavlova coming out on top), the children discussed the meaning behind the saying ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’ and looked at how this can often provide a test of faith with us having to experience things in order to believe them. Afterwards, it was lovely to see so many happy, smiling faces at morning break! It’s good to be back.
Our brilliant boarding team laid on an Easter eggs-travaganza for the boarders on the last night of term, with fun and games in the Grundy Hall and Front Car Park. They all took part in Mr Edgar’s Easter egg hunt too! Meanwhile, the final morning’s Easter Service in St Martin’s Church was a fine and fitting way to end a busy and successful term. Many thanks to Reverend CJ Davis for leading such an uplifting service, to Mr Shortman and our Junior, Senior, Chamber and Staff/Parent Choirs for their magical singing which left us all mesmerised, to our wonderful musicians and pupil and staff readers, and to our Prefects and Head of School for welcoming the congregation. The service was full of spirit and joy, just like our pupils themselves! Proud to be Perrott.
Our wonderful Pre-Prep children enjoyed an Easter egg hunt around school on the last day of term. As you can imagine, there was a lot of excitement… Meanwhile, Years 3 and 4 battled the wind and rain to find clues hidden by the Friends of Perrott Hill, which they used to crack the code and release their chocolate eggs! Many thanks to everyone involved for such a fun final week of term.
We were delighted to be named in The Week UK’s Independent Schools Guide recently, as one of the ‘best of the best preps’ in the country. “An idyllic rural location on the Somerset/Dorset border makes Perrott Hill a tempting option for town escapees and locals alike,” they write, before praising our extra-curricular programme and Forest School. Proud to be Perrott!
Did someone say fancy dress? The Perrott spirit was out in force for World Book Day earlier this month as pupils and staff paid homage to all things literary… From a clowder of cats in hats to multiple midnight gangs and everything in between, it is a joy to see such fun and creativity on display. Well done, everyone.