Kindness Week at CBPPS

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This week we have been celebrating Kindness Day at Chiswick & Bedford Park Preparatory School with the introduction of Kindness Week.

With a focus on many different elements of how we can be kind such as inclusion, helpfulness and compassion, pupils have been awarding different ‘kindness tokens’ to each other throughout the week.

Led by Form 4 and the school council, Kindness Week has been a lovely focus for the entire school to celebrate all the different ways that we can make a positive contribution to the classroom, playground and school.

Form 3 netball medal success!

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Congratulations were in order for one of the Form 3 Netball teams this week, who came top of their group at Tuesday’s netball competition.

Playing three matches against Orchard House School, Kew College and Heathfield House they defended well throughout the tournament, before an excellent goal in the final match sent them to the top of the leader board in their group.

Well done to all the teams who took part, and congratulations again to Form 3!

Christmas Box Appeal 2018

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It looked like Christmas had come early to Chiswick and Bedford Park this week, as mountains of presents could be seen at the school!

As part of the Christmas Box Appeal 2018 pupils have bought in generous gifts, which will be donated to both children and adults living in poverty in Southeast Europe.

Forms 4, 5 and 6 helped to organise the boxes ahead of their collection, and it was all hands on deck due to the large number of gifts brought in (168 in total).

Thank you to all the children and parents who have helped to buy, wrap and contribute to our piles of presents for the Christmas Box Appeal.

Remembrance Day

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On Friday 9th November the school took part in a special assembly to mark Remembrance Day and the centenary of the end of World War One.

In the lead up to the day, Year 2 worked together to create a beautiful poppy wreath which they presented to Father Edward in assembly, and all years took part in by individually decorating poppies for a whole-school display.

Form 6 wowed the school with a dramatic poem and Form 4 presented a thoughtful reading.

‘At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them’
Laurence Binyon ‘Ode of Remembrance’

Remembrance Day in the Nursery

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The Nursery children have been learning about Remembrance Day. They listened carefully to the story ‘Where the poppies now grow’ and then painted their own poppy. Mrs Freeman kindly brought in some First and Second World War medals that belonged to her father and grandfather. The children thoroughly enjoyed looking at them and then designed their own medals.


Maths Workshop for Year 1 & 2

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On Thursday 1st November, parents from year groups 1 and 2 were invited to attend a maths workshop. Aimed at developing a collaborative approach to mathematics between school and home, teachers from these years talked through different techniques and strategies used in the classroom that can also be applied when at home. We are delighted to have received an overwhelmingly positive response for this first event, with feedback including the below comments:

  • “Thank you so much for organising the workshop. I found it very helpful…”
  • “Really helpful to understand about the importance of place value, counting in fives and tens, counting backwards etc. Also loved seeing the resources that are used”.
  • “Excellent resources. Impressive teachers. Thoroughly enjoyed”.
  • Really useful session – now have a clearer understanding of how Maths is being taught and how we can help at home”.

We would like to thank all those parents who attended, as well as everyone who sent us their very helpful feedback and hope to welcome parents again to another similar event in the future.

Happy Halloween from Nursery!

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This week the children have taken part in a range of exciting Halloween activities. They counted pumpkin seeds, used tweezers and tongs to pick up spiders and eye balls, and designed and painted pumpkins, spiders and bats. A big thank you to Miss Stotzky for coming in to carve pumpkins with the children.  Scraping out the pulp was messy but so much fun!

The Problem Solving Co. visits

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On Tuesday 30th October, every form got the chance to take part in a workshop with The Problem Solving Co., who run National Curriculum workshops across the UK for both primary and secondary schools. Each class took part in a fun and interactive challenge, with the aim of building problem-solving and co-operation skills.

All years enjoyed tailored activities including the working together on brain-teasing Lego constructions for Form 4, a number challenge for Form 5 and group puzzles for Year 2.

Yeats win the House Cup!

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Yeats were announced as this terms House Cup winners at Monday assembly, having earned an impressive number of house points since the start of term.

In all four houses, pupils have worked exceptionally hard and gained well-deserved points for a variety of reasons such as excellent work and showing kindness to fellow students.

Congratulations to House Cup winners Yeats!