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From the

Headmistress
Dear Parents

Thank you for supporting us by enabling us to take your children out this week to the Gravity Fields Science Festival.  This event is held in and around Grantham every two years and it celebrates Sir Isaac Newton's legacy, organised by South Kesteven District Council.

Professor Brian Cox opened the festival last Saturday evening at The Meres Leisure Centre to a packed audience.  Yesterday, we took 93 children to the Big Space Show.  The show was developed by the Science Museum in London and the children were informed about how to survive and thrive in Space, in a fun and exciting manner.

Today the older Juniors will take part in a variety of workshops at Woolsthorpe Manor and tomorrow our younger pupils will enjoy "Hogwallops".  On Saturday evening there will be a parade through Grantham including some of our children, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the voyage of the HMS Endeavour to the South Pacific with Captain Cook and Lincolnshire born botanist Sir Joseph Banks.  It is promised to be an "evening of outdoor spectacle" to be enjoyed by everyone.

The biannual science festival, which started in 2012 has now grown into something that is becoming internationally recognised.

I hope you have been able to find sometime over the week to enjoy what it has to offer.

Enjoy the weekend.

Kind regards

Mrs Kathryn Korcz
Headmistress

Calendar & Events

Autumn Term 2018

Term Starts:
Tuesday 4/9/18
Half Term:
22/10/18 - 2/11/18
End of Term:
Friday 14/12/18


Spring Term 2019

Term Starts:
Monday 7/1/19
Half Term:
18/2/19 - 22/2/19 
End of Term:
Friday 5/4/19



Summer Term 2019

Term Starts:
Tuesday 23/4/19
May Day:
Monday 6/5/19
Half Term:
27/5/19 - 31/5/19 
End of Term:

Wednesday 17/7/19

ISSUE: 347    27th September 2018

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PORTANT PARENT INFORMATION


Cool Cats Uniform Supplier: TGPS website - Please access the Uniform & Equipment heading on the home page there is a direct link to the Cool Cats website.

WEEKLY EVENTS     

Friday 28th September
"Friends" meeting, 9.00am

Gravity Fields -  Simon Watt "Look Up"
                         Years 1-4
                      -  The Hogwallops

                         EYFS & Reception

Saturday 29th September
Gravity Fields Evening Event

Tuesday 2nd October
Flavours of Folk String Festival at Oakham School

Wednesday 3rd October

Witham Cross Country - Y3 - Y6 (a)


IMPORTANT INFORMATION


Friday 19.10.18              Break up for Half Term

29.10.18 - 2.11.18          October Holiday Camp

Monday 5.11.18             Back to School

Tuesday 13.11.18          Parents' Evening, 5pm - 7.30pm

Thursday 15.11.18         Individual Photos
                                       Parents' Evening, 5pm - 7.30pm

Friday 16.11.18              Inter-House Recitation

Monday 10.12.18           Christmas Dinner, at school
                                       Christingle Service, 6pm
                                       at St Wulframs

Tuesday 11.12.18          Nativity Production, EYFS & Infants

Wednesday 12.12.18     Nativity Production, EYF&S  Infants


Thursday 13.12.18         Infant and Junior Discos & Santa's
                                       Grotto

14.12.18                         End of Term. School ends
                                       12.30pm




                                     

Notices

Off Stage Drama

We are looking at offering Drama on a Saturday morning, this will naturally incur additional charges, however, at this stage, we are just looking to see if parents and children are interested.

We are hoping to be able to offer an hour of Drama, to begin with, with a view to extending this to a morning of Performing Arts in the future. If this is something that would be of interest to you and your child, then please contact the Office, or email Mrs Dickinson on offstagedrama1@gmail.com

Residential  - Woodland Adventure - Y3 - Y6

https://www.acornadventure.co.uk/adventure-camps/uk/woodland-adventure-west-midlands
 
Click on the link above for more details of our school residential, 15th July to 17th July 2019.  Please contact the school office to put your child's name down, a deposit of £50 is required.

There are still some places left, but we will need to pay our deposit next week in order to secure our place.  Please sign up at the school office as soon as possible.
The Friends of Grantham Prep

BOOKING IS NOW OPEN!!!!!


There must be 1 adult present for every 4 children, please co-ordinate with other parents. We will capture this info when you sign up at the office. 
 
REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR NAME DOWN AT THE SCHOOL OFFICE
 
Housepoints
 
Recycle, Practical and Visual
 
We are going to erect some new, visual boxes for the progress of House Point Collection throughout the year. Using old plastic bottle tops there will soon be some boxes appearing on the House Noticeboard indicating how the Houses are progressing through their collection of rewards points. If you could send into your child's' class teacher any used bottle tops ( in the three House colours ) that would be a great help - and a great way of recycling the tops, which not all recycling centres take. Each week a new bundle of tokens will be added to the box which eventually ends up as the Pattinson House Shield awarded on speech day. Help your House by donating your tops. ( Each top donated will be awarded 1 House Point )
Best wishes and may the best House win.
Pre-School
Messy Play

The Pre-School children enjoyed their messy play last week, as you can see from the photos!
An afternoon of fun!

The children in Pre-school made the most of the 'Indian summer' and enjoyed part of Wednesday afternoon playing on our field and the trim trail. The children really enjoyed the outside space rolling hula hoops down the little hills, collecting wood, running after each other and  kicking and throwing several balls. Even Mrs Sellers had a small game of football with a few children! They are certainly enjoying developing their physical skills. Look out P.E. department here we come!
Reception
Outdoor Challenges!

In Reception the children had great fun in Maths looking at different sizes, positional language, sorting objects, repeating patterns and the properties of 2D shapes. The children then completed lots of fun related maths challenges in the outdoor classroom! One of which included measuring how far different objects would travel down the guttereing. We also continued our work on place value; ordering and writing numbers to 20 and beyond. The children have been learning about odd and even numbers as well as counting in 2s. What busy mathematicians!  
 
 
Mrs Ives
Gravity Fields - "The Big Space Show"
Blast Off!

Class Two thoroughly enjoyed  their chance to 'Blast Off' into space at the Meres Leisure Centre for the Gravity Fields Event. We were inspired by incredible lighting effects, jaw-dropping experiments and amazing facts about outer-space. The Class thought the Astro-Dog was very brave as he flew through the sky magnificently. Gravity Fields is an incredible event that takes a lot of hard work to organise. We will be coming again next time!
 
Mr Mytton
Sport
Terrific Tennis Talent!

Congratulations to Tom (yr 6) and Finley (yr 3) who have both qualified to represent Lincolnshire at Tennis in their respective age groups. Both boys are currently working on the Grantham Tennis Clubs development programme.
Inter-House Cross Country

The first of our school Inter-House competitions got under way this week with the children from yr 1 through to yr6 taking part in the Cross Country event. On a perfect day for running, classes 3 and 4 started things off with two very competitive races over a 1200m course. Hattie (yr 4) from Brownlow House and Harry T (yr 4) from Newton House got off to the winning ways setting their team up with maximum points. The final result after all 33 runners finished was Brownlow, Newton and then Hornsby. Race two saw the yr 1 and 2 children taking part and this was a race over a slightly shorter distance of 900m. Kitty (yr 2) Brownlow and Hugo B (yr 2) Hornsby won their races which led to exactly the same final result as race one. In the afternoon session the tables were turned only slightly when Hornsby bagged the second spot with Newton third but Brownlow still managing a strong win. Tom (yr 6) Brownlow, and Georgie(yr 6) also Brownlow finished as champions. After adding all the points together from all 6 races, Brownlow were crowned champions, Hornsby runners up and Newton third. Congratulations to all the children who took part in this year's competition.
Music

Band in the morning,
Band in the morning,
Band in the morning.
Whoop, Whoop!!!!!!!!

 
Mr Giles's top tip …….. Practise difficult passages slowly and build the speed up gradually. The slower you practise it, the quicker you’ll learn it!!!

 
News from IES/SEK Schools
Mozart Evening
 
Our yearly recital turned into a Mozart evening with lots of fun and many surprises.  Some Dads and Moms helped their children to design wigs from cotton wool and paper.  There were many children with beautiful costumes and the Years 7 class enjoyed pomp and circumstance by dancing the Minuet and the Lӓndler. We started the evening with beautiful soup and rolls, donated by the Music parents.  Everyone enjoyed the food.  Guest artists, Danielle Marais and the Parel Vallei String Orchestra turned the evening into a festival.  Thank you for making this night so special.
 
 
Helderberg International School
SOUTH AFRICA
Teachers for a day!
 
Our third of Secondary education students have prepared infographs on the different present tenses in English. They have created examples and illustrated the forms and uses of the verbs. With their work they have ‘taught’ and explained to the second year students who enjoyed their fellow students’ efforts to clarify these grammatical points; trying to make them appealing and entertaining. It has been a constructive experience all around.
 
 
María Posse
3rd Secondary English Teacher.
 
Colegio Internacional Eirís
LA CORUÑA - ESPAÑA
Lunch Note

Lunches are provided for all children by Edwards and Blake 
(Website:
www.edwardsandblake.co.uk )

 
If you are selecting your child's lunches on a weekly basis, it must be done by midnight Thursday of the previous week.  Once you have made your choices, unfortunately, you are unable to change them.  However, if your child would like to change a meal, please email the school office (contact.grantham@iesmail.com) with the date and meal choice that you would like changing and we will make the changes for you.

The Wise pay booking system for hot lunches is available through the TGPS website.

Thank you.


 
School Bus Collection Points & Times
 
Bookings for this week:
Please contact the school office to book a place for your child.
8.10am         Normanton on Cliffe
8.20am         Ancaster
8.25am         Wilsford
On Fridays the bus will run 15 minutes earlier to ensure pupils arrive in time for the *Music Machine" School Band rehearsal.

Access to the School Building after 4.30pm

As you are all aware there is now a gate which has a key code access to the Creche in the evening.  If you do not have the code,  please call 01476 593293 and your call will be answered by Creche.

   





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Grantham Preparatory International School, Gorse Lane,Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 7UF
Tel: 01476 593293      Email: contact.grantham@iesmail.com       Web: www.tgps.co.uk
 






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