Pre-Prep Helping the Environment

Mrs Oliver presented a very interesting assembly last week about looking after our planet. Pre-Prep were very excited to take on the challenge of thinking of different ways to help the environment. The children earned stars for their class for remembering not to bring single use plastic bags for snack and for trying to walk a little further to school, o …

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Birkdale Prep Run for Fun

It was a fantastic turnout for the first cross country meet of the season at Bolehill Park last Saturday, with William in P2 leading home nearly 200 runners in what looks to be a very strong team for Birkdale in the P1/2 age group. We think they could be well in contention for a top 3 spot come the end of the season! Harry in P4 was first to finish for …

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Welcome to Prep School

Our new Pre-Prep 1 pupils have had a fantastic first week at school. They have been learning all sorts of useful things including how to play nicely with their new friends, what the first Golden Rule is, how to sit beautifully in assembly and listen to the teacher. They enjoyed exploring their new environment particularly the climbing frames in the play …

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Orchestra Day

Reported by Hashir, Louis and Yousef (Prep News Club) On Wednesday 3 July, boys from Birkdale and girls from Sheffield Girls’ took part in Orchestra Day. Over the day, they practised a brand new piece that they were to perform that afternoon. They performed in a remarkable concert with an unforgettable rendition of In the Hall of the Mountain King. …

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Life Experiences in the Lake District

The annual Prep 3 (Y5) residential trip took place in Broughton-in-Furness in the Lake District, where pupils participated in all manner of outdoor activities. They enjoyed an exhilarating time participating in hill walking, archery, tree climbing, crate stacking, raft building and the old favourite, ghyll scrambling. It was great to see so many challen …

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Flags from around the World

PP2 have really enjoyed their Geography topic this term. They have looked at maps and atlases to learn about countries from all around the world.  They also thought carefully about what transportation they could use to travel around our globe.  However, the favourite part of their studies was looking at different flags; therefore a trip to the Jubilee …

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Extreme Cellist

PP2 had a real treat this morning when Prof Dawson - school governor and 'extreme cellist' - visited us. He played a piece of fast music by JS Bach and 'The Swan' from Saint-Saens' 'Carnival of the Animals'. Everyone was also delighted when he played them an excerpt from the Star Wars theme in response to their requests! As well as talking to the pup …

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Fun at the Farm

PP1 were so excited to visit White Post Farm this week as part of their topic about living things. The boys enjoyed their coach journey and on arrival were greeted by their guide Merv. After a quick snack they went to see the lovebirds and the meerkats. Later they were met some baby Guernsey goats, fed lots of animals and went on a tremendous trac …

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Head of Prep’s End of Term Letter – March 2019

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PP3 Perform Henry V

On the 19 March, the two PP3 classes performed their version of Shakespeare’s Henry V as part of the Birkdale Shakespeare Festival. Mrs Fletcher and Mrs Burch adapted the original play and the boys were keen to get involved and quickly learned their lines. Mrs Fletcher’s innovative ideas on staging battles made rehearsals very exciting! The da …

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