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The lead up to the end of year is a great time to be at Ashtead Pre-Prep. The children can enjoy even more learning and exploring outdoors along with the many extra activities we have planned. The children are all looking forward to their visits out of school, both in our local community and further afield.   Rising Reception have Minibeasts in mind for their outing to Painshill Park. There will be trails to follow, collections to be made and a few creepy crawlies ready to be found. The children’s first all day outing promises to be full of excitement and adventure. The pupils in Reception are off to the Brighton Sea Life Centre to discover more about their topic and what can be found ‘Under the Sea’. Watch out in Ashtead for Year One detectives! They will be out and about investigating our local area as part of their Geography curriculum. All our intrepid trekkers are ready for action so we wish them great success with their exploring.

In addition to our activities out of school, we have events and celebrations taking place here on the school grounds. One of these is a Grandparents Tea Party for the children in Reception. This is a wonderful event where the children proudly show off their school and spend time swapping stories about school days; both present and past.

DAPA are busy this half term with our school Summer Fair. This takes place on Saturday 24 June and everyone is very welcome to come along and take part. This year DAPA have supported the school in many ways with visiting groups, living eggs as well as the activities at Christmas and Easter. However, the children have one more very special end of term treat to come as the three older year groups go to Nower Wood for the day whilst our youngest children have some special in school activities. Thank you DAPA for all the wonderful and memorable extras you have given the children over the year.

As we move through the term we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and for our Year One children, the past four years. It is time for our Year One pupils to move on and they are now ready to spread their wings and to take advantage of all the Downsend main site has to offer. We have thoroughly enjoyed watching these children flourish over the years as their confidence has grown and their desire for learning has multiplied. Luckily for us they are not too far away and we will be able to keep in touch.

Finger crossed for many sunny days and much fun in the weeks to come.

Best wishes

Tessa Roberts

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