Miss Hillman's Weekly News | Cheam School

Dear Parents,

Preparation has been the key word in the Pre-Prep this week as the children have been busy practising for their French Assembly, Mill on the Brue Assembly, Sports Day and baking cakes for our Cake Sale.

The Reception children in Mrs Griffiths’ class were very prepared for their wonderful Pirate Assembly on Monday morning which was enjoyed by all their parents and the other children. Resounding cries of ‘Aaaaaaargh!’ filled the Pre-Prep Hall and their speaking and singing was clear and confident. This was all part of the topic on Pirates that Early Years have been following this term; the children have loved showing off their pirate ships and their wanted posters in Special Time and writing their messages in bottles (thank you to all the parents who sent in bottles!).

On Wednesday it was cake making day! We were all relieved to see the sun was shining in preparation for our Yellow Giraffes and Blue Jaguars Cake Sale in aid of Southampton Neonatal Unit. We were, as always, very impressed by the level of baking that had gone on at home and the wonderful blue and yellow creations that spent the day in my office! The smell was very tempting!

Thank you to everyone who bought cakes and to all the children who helped to serve them. If you were not aware, this was a House Competition to see who could raise the most money! The Yellow Giraffes raised a grand total of £234.77 But they were just pipped at the post by the Blue Jaguars who raised a staggering £245.04! The important thing is that a total of £479.81 was raised for the Neonatal Unit! We look forward to the next sale on the 12th June when the Red Kangaroos and the Green Turtles will be baking!

Finally, the French Assembly on Friday was a delightful showcase of all the French speaking and learning that the children in both the Pre-Prep and further up in Year 8 have been doing at Cheam! Many of the Year 8’s remembered doing their French play when they were in the Pre-Prep and we were delighted by the singing and acting from all the children. Many thanks to Madame Wilcox who put so much work into teaching and encouraging the children. We all loved watching and it was another celebration of the Pre-Prep and beyond!

There are more events coming up as we enter the final week before half term. Please do read on for notices.

Best wishes,

Jenifer Hillman | Head of Pre-Prep