Welcome to the first term of a new year at Ashtead Pre-Prep with some very exciting times ahead of us. All the children in First Steps are happily settling into school life and are starting to explore their surroundings with great delight. In addition to these new children, we also extend a very warm welcome to all our families who have joined us this term.
Over the next few weeks, the children will have many opportunities to share all their summer adventures with the teachers, applying this first-hand experience to their school lessons. We can already see how much the children have grown over the summer and they are rested and ready to take on the challenges of their new class.
Year 1 will be leading the way now that they are at the top of the school and the children will be encouraged to take on additional responsibilities. They will be asked to share the thoughts of each pupil as members of the School Council or they will be able to lead our younger pupils as Charity, Gardening, Tidy or Playground Friends.
Over the next few weeks, we are looking forward to inviting you along to our Literacy Information Evening where we will discuss and share with you more about how we teach reading and writing. In addition, this half term we are really looking forward to celebrating Cognita’s ‘Be Well’ day. On the day, the children will be taking part in some exciting activities to help them understand how to keep themselves happy and healthy.
Just before half term we all look forward to inviting families into school to take part in our Harvest Breakfasts. The children enjoy this opportunity to invite a relative into school to share the occasion and to celebrate and enjoy the wonderful work that the children have achieved at the beginning of this new year.
To keep up with all that is happening at school, please keep an eye on the website news, the weekly newsletter or follow us on Twitter or Facebook @DownsendSchool and now also on Instagram @downsendschoolsurrey to catch up with our latest activities.
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