Form 3 visit to Alice Holt Forest

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On Wednesday 11th September, Form 3 enjoyed an exciting day out at the Alice Holt Forest School. Their jam-packed forest adventure included activities such as den building, discovering the forest animals and making friendship bracelets out of grass, before learning about the different plants and trees including which are edible within the forest.

The day was concluded with delicious hot dogs and roasted marshmallows around the camp fire.

It was a great day to start the new school year with!

LAMDA Little Voices lessons hosted at CBPPS

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On Monday 9th September, Chiswick & Bedford Park Preparatory School were delighted to host the team from LAMDA as they ran the first LAMDA Little Voices lesson at the school. Pupils from the school were invited to sign up and take part in the performing arts lessons, which are organised and led by professional LAMDA tutors.

We look forward to welcoming the LAMDA team back to the school throughout the term.

Value of the Month – Positivity

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Positivity is our value of the month for September.

Positivity is the practice of being positive or optimistic in attitude, which is an excellent way to start the new school year.

“Keep looking up… that’s the secret of life.” – Charlie Brown

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington

Growing Vegetables with Form 3.

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This term Form 3 have been learning about how potatoes (and vegetables) are grown in science. The class were all very excited to see that they had grown so well and were eager to taste them. The potatoes were cleaned, cooked and eaten – from field to fork (or from balcony to spoon!) in 1.5 hours.  The children loved the taste of the fresh potatoes, with butter and seasoning. This year was a bumper crop, probably thanks to the cool, damp summer we’ve had. So plenty more spuds going home!

Form 3 create Concertina Cards in French

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On Wednesday 10th July, Form 3 created concertina cards to display what they have learnt in french this year. Everyone enjoyed being creative with their different designs, and were very proud to show all the new words and sentences they have been practising. Well done Form 3!

Form 6 host a fair for Reception

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On Tuesday 9th July 2019, Form 6 hosted a fair for the Reception classes in the playground. The girls planned and designed their stands in pairs, and their great ideas for games included a treasure hunt, guess the name of the teddy bear, design your own bracelet, guess what’s in the box, decorate a gingerbread man and a colouring corner.

The Reception children had a lot of fun trying out all the different stalls.

Animal Art in Reception Workshop!

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On Monday 8th July Reception and Form 1 were thrilled to take part in an animal themed art workshop with local artist Jodie Glen-Martin.

Inspired by their summer term project on minibeasts, the Reception children painted stencils of insects including bees, spiders, butterflies, spiders and beetles. You can see some examples of their beautiful paintings below.

Thank you to Ms Glen-Martin for joining us for another wonderful workshop!

Sensational performances at the CBPPS Summer Show!

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On Friday 5th July, the entire school took part in a fantastic performance of the musical Honk! for the Chiswick & Bedford Park Preparatory School summer show. A fun musical based on the story of the Ugly Duckling, the show was packed with excellent performances throughout, every class from Nursery to Form 6 learnt songs and dances to wow the audience.

Congratulations to our hardworking pupils and teachers for making the show such a great success!

Click here to see more images from the summer show in the school gallery.

Fun STEM activities in Form 6 Science

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As we near the end of the school year, Form 6 have been taking part in some fun STEM experiments in science!

Activities have included a challenge to build the tallest structure out of spaghetti and marshmallows.

After building their structures, the class had to discover under what conditions bath bombs dissolve fastest. Pupils planned their own investigation, with some choosing temperature, size or ingredients as their measurable variables.

Marvellous Musicians at Friday Assembly

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On Friday 28th June, the entire school was treated to a musical medley in Friday assembly. Pupils from Forms 3, 4 and 5 played flutes, recorders and the piano beautifully, demonstrating their hard work and dedication. Thank you to our flute and recorder teacher Miss Lamb, and well done to all our musicians!