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Burton Hathow Preparatory School
Lincoln LN1 2BB
We would like to start by saying ‘Wow!’ What wonderful children we have: they are resilient, adaptable, eager to learn, show great perseverance and, without a doubt, are jolly happy to be back in the classroom environment- we are so proud of each and every one of them for bouncing back after such a rocky year!
We have had a wonderful half term in Lower School. Our initial four-week transition period helped us prepare for the next steps in our school journey as well as easing the children back into an environment they know and love.
We focused our work on the topic ‘Marvellous Me’ where we have explored our feelings, our families, our heritage and background, our bodies including the skeleton and organs and what constitutes to a healthy lifestyle. Year 1 and 2 have been exploring the five senses and had a fantastic guest speaker, Mrs Magee from Clear View Opticians, who explained about the importance of eyes. She helped us to put ourselves in others’ shoes, by providing us with glasses which showed how people with various visual impairments live day to day.
In Reception we have studied Giuseppe Arcimboldo in Art, who worked with fruits and vegetables to create portraits. We have done some marvellous observational drawing of fruits and vegetables, and we followed in the footsteps of Arcimboldo and created a fruit and veg collage portrait- they looked fantastic! Year 1 and 2 have created self-portraits and have produced a class family tree, collecting acorns from the forest, and making individual leaves, each for an important person in their lives.
Reception have continued with their phonics and reading journey and we must say, they are doing remarkably well. We have looked at sequencing stories, too, which they have really enjoyed. We have been counting using autumnal objects and ordering skeletons from smallest to biggest. In Year 1 and 2 we have discussed feelings and have looked at what makes each of us unique, using the text ‘All About Me’. We are continuing to build our phonics foundations and to develop our reading skills and have been looking at the use of labels, lists, signs and posters. In Maths we have concentrated on estimating, place value and adding and subtracting 10, 20 and 30 and are now moving on to working with money.
Lower school have been working hard with Mrs Gallimore to talk about themselves in Spanish, and older children have been retelling the story of The Rainbow Fish.
Mr Nowell has been really impressed by Year 1 and 2’s dedication with their wonderful Harvest Song singing.
We have all been out in the garden preparing the beds for winter, digging up weeds and cutting back the plants. If any parents would like to donate any small shrubs or plants for our garden by Halse Hall please let Mrs Bowden or Miss Henley know!
We have loved watching our pumpkin patch growing bigger and bigger; hopefully they will be ready to harvest after half term. We made a new fire pit in the Forest where the children worked together as a team. A busy half term! Next half term, we will be continuing our topic on Marvellous Me!
Mrs Bowden, Mrs Wells and Miss Henley x
First Day of Term
After School Clubs Begin.
UK Chess Challenge Commences
Come and Explore - Nursery & Reception Event: 10am-1130am
U9 Netball Coaching at Ranby House 215pm
Sports Fixtures Meeting at Ranby (Staff)
Closing Date for Lincoln Music, Speech & Drama Festival Entires (R-Y6)
Football v St Hugh's School (A) 2.15pm
U9 Netball v Highfields (A) 2.15pm
U11 Netball v Highfields (A) 2.15pm
Reception and Nursery Stay and Play
Y3-6 Parents' Evening
U11 Football v Handel House (at Marshalls Sport Ground) 2.15pm
Y1 & 2 Showcase of Topic Work
RSPB Big Schools' Bird Watch
Chinese New Year
House Singing Competition R-Y6
Burton Hathow Does Quizney - BH Owls - 5pm-7pm £5
Informal Concerns 2.15pm (R-Y6)
Main School Closes at 3pm. No after school clubs.
Half Term Begins
Second half of term begins
U9 Football v Ranby (H) 2.30pm
U11 Netball v Ranby (A) 2.30pm
U9 Football v LMS (A) 2.15pm
U9 Netbal v LMS (H) 2.15pm
U11 Netball v Highfields (A) 2.15pm
Lincoln Speech & Drama Festival
U9 Football and Hockey v Highfields (A)
Spain Trip Information Meeting for Parents 7pm
World Book Day/Outdoor Activities
U11 Hockey v St Hugh's
Mothers' Day Afternoon Tea (Nursery & Reception)
Share a Skill Day
Lincoln Music Festival
Great British Spring Clean
Comic Relief - Red Nose Day
U11 Hockey v Ranby (away at Worksop College)
Nursery Parents' Evening
Netball Coaching at St Hugh's
Easter Service Celebration (TBC)
Easter egg hunt
End of term - school closes at 3pm - no after Schoo clubs