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Ashtead Pre-Prep: Charity Event – Scootathon

May 17, 2019

Blue skies and sunshine over Ashtead yesterday made the day just perfect for our charity ‘Scootathon’. The children arrived at school with pink cheeks, beaming smiles and a scooter ready for action. Rising Reception and First Steps started our charity challenge with a wonderful course set up in the school playground. The children followed the arrowed trail and just wanted to keep on going and

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Ashtead Pre-Prep: Skipping Superstars

May 17, 2019

Wow! What a brilliant morning we had on Tuesday, learning to skip with Lee Collinson-James. Everyone really worked hard to learn the new skills. We were so impressed by the way the children persisted at the task, listening carefully to Lee’s instructions. The double-dutch, long rope and partner skipping was a sight to behold and we were amazed how even our three year olds could

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Ashtead Pre-Prep – Let’s Get Messy

March 29, 2019

If you like getting messy, then Ashtead Pre-Prep was the place to be yesterday. There were thrills and spills as the children explored the day’s learning through a wonderful array of sticky, slimy and squelchy activities.

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Ashtead Pre-Prep – Exploring in the Woods

March 22, 2019

‘We’re going on a dinosaur hunt. We’re going to catch a big one! What a beautiful day. We’re not scared!’ This week the children in Reception had a wonderful time exploring Ashtead Common during Forest School.

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Ashtead Pre-Prep – British Science Week

March 15, 2019

Investigating, discovering, testing and experimenting has been the ‘order of the week’ here at school over the past few days. The teachers have carefully woven many exciting Science activities into this week’s curriculum and the children have loved it!

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Ashtead Pre-Prep – Wonderful World Book Day

March 8, 2019

Yesterday the school was filled with excitement and laughter as everyone arrived as amazing characters from their favourite books.

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Ashtead Pre-Prep – In the Winter Wood

February 15, 2019

The Rising Reception children had a very exciting morning yesterday as it was the first time that they had ventured out on a   school trip. Their destination was the Polka Theatre in Wimbledon.

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Ashtead Pre-Prep – Year One invite a Relative to lunch

February 15, 2019

Year One were very excited to be able to invite a relative for lunch this week. The children had been busy preparing menus, flower arrangements, gifts and a little surprise for their guests.

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Ashtead Pre-Prep – National Gallery Visit

February 8, 2019

Yesterday Year One had a very exciting visit to the National Gallery in London. Our wonderful guide showed the children three paintings and invited them to imagine stepping into the paintings.

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Ashtead Pre-Prep – STEAM Week

February 1, 2019

It has definitely been full STEAM ahead this week as we totally embraced this addition to our curriculum.

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Ashtead Pre-Prep – Doctor on Call!

January 25, 2019

Reception had a visit from Dr Bell this week for our ‘People who help us’ topic. Dr Bell chatted to the children all about the process of going to the doctor’s, from sitting in the waiting room to leaving with a prescription for medicine.

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Ashtead Pre-Prep – Activity Morning @ Downsend

January 25, 2019

Year One had a very exciting STEAM themed visit to Downsend on Tuesday.

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Ashtead Pre-Prep – After School Clubs

January 18, 2019

This week saw the start of this term’s After School Clubs programme.

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Ashtead pupils play with bubbles
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Ashtead Pre-Prep – A Flying Start!

January 18, 2019

First Steps have been up in the air this week as they fully immersed themselves in their Talk4Writing book, ‘The Blue Balloon’, by Mick Inkpen.

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Ashtead Pre-Prep – Thank You DAPA

January 11, 2019

The mud kitchen is very popular with all of the children. At the last School Council meeting the children asked if they could have a mixing surface by the existing mud kitchen to make their pies and potions.

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Ashtead Pre-Prep – Full STEAM ahead!

January 11, 2019

At Ashtead Pre-Prep we are delighted to announce that we are a fully fledged STEAM school.

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Ashtead Pre-Prep – Elf Extravaganza

December 7, 2018

Hi Ho Hi Ho it’s Christmas time we know!’ sang the First Steps Elves as they entertained their parents this week at the Elf Extravaganza.

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Ashtead Pre-Prep – A Maths Day for Superheroes

November 30, 2018

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s a swarm of super mathematician heroes, lead by their super Head Teacher – Mathatron!

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Ashtead Pre-Prep – Keeping Safe

November 23, 2018

Helping the children to learn how to look after themselves and keep safe is a priority and a very important life skill. All the classes have taken part in Road Safety Week and practised the rules of the road.

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Ashtead Pre-Prep – Nursery Rhyme Week

November 23, 2018

‘Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall’ was definitely one of First Steps favourite rhymes as they celebrated National Nursery Rhyme Week.

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Ashtead Pre-Prep – Multi-Sports Club

November 16, 2018

Statistics show that being active makes children feel happier, confident and more sociable.

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Ashtead Pre-Prep – Diwali

November 9, 2018

Today was full of fun and excitement as all the children enthusiastically learned about and celebrated the Hindu festival of lights – Diwali.

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Pre Prep Ashtead Raise Funds for Stripey Stork

November 7, 2018

Congratulations to Ashtead Pre Prep – what a fantastic sum you raised for Stripey Stork!

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Downsend Pre-Prep Ashtead – Celebrating World Space Week

October 12, 2018

This week the children have had lots of opportunities to celebrate Space Week.

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Downsend Pre-Prep Ashtead – National Poetry Day

October 5, 2018

We were in the ‘zone’ on Thursday as poetry, rhythm and rhyme could be heard in every corner of the school. National Poetry Day gave us a wonderful opportunity to share some favourite poems.

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Downsend Pre-Prep Ashtead – Delicious!

September 28, 2018

Tasty treats came to school yesterday with nutritionist Julia Hayes. Platters of interesting fruits and vegetables were shared with the children as they learned all about different foods that keep us fit and healthy.

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Ashtead Pre-Prep – Afternoon Learning for First Steps and Rising Reception

September 21, 2018

Awesome! This is how one of the Rising Reception children described their afternoon school this week. Miss Hodgkinson and Mrs Lockyer are a dynamic team, planning and organising a varied range of interesting activities which capture the imagination and curiosity of our youngest children.

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Ashtead pupils enjoy painting on the ground
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Ashtead Pre-Prep – First Steps are Flying High

September 14, 2018

Mrs James and her team are delighted with the way all the children in First Steps have settled into school as they are really starting to explore their environment with confidence.

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Ashtead Pre-Prep classroom filled with activity
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Ashtead Pre-Prep – New Classroom for Rising Reception

September 7, 2018

During the summer holidays the school has been as busy as usual – not with children, but with contractors!

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Ashtead Pupils support Worldvision
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Ashtead Pre-Prep – World Vision: Sponsoring Education for three children in Albania, India & Ethiopia

July 6, 2018

All the children and staff would like to say a massive THANK YOU to DAPA for offering us the opportunity this year to support three amazing children with their education.

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