Making Music at Prep School

On Wednesday 22 November the Prep School hosted a wonderful solos concert, which followed on from the Festival of Music Week earlier in November. Over forty boys from P1 – P4 performed solo and ensemble music to a packed audience of family and friends.  Everyone enjoyed a huge variety of styles ranging from Rock, Disney, Classical, Cuban, Folk Music …

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Prep 3 Chemistry Investigation

Prep 3 (Y5) pupils had a fantastic chemistry lesson recently when Mr Tryon from Senior School visited to take their lesson alongside their usual science teacher, Miss Black. The students investigated the Iodine Clock reaction that gives a sudden colour change around 30 seconds after the solutions are mixed. Pupils were given the challenge of slowing …

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Inventive P1

P1 have been having fun getting to grips (literally!) with 3-D skeletal frames in their maths lessons. Using art straws and Plasticine, the boys enjoyed constructing the frames, working out which 2D shapes were needed to create each face, and carefully counting the edges and vertices. With great perseverance, they built tetrahedrons to octagonal pris …

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A Mysterious Visitor from the Past

PP3 had a mysterious visitor this week. A lady wearing clothes from the past, smelling of smoke and appearing terribly upset came to Belmayne House. The boys quickly established she was a survivor from the great fire of London, a time traveller! Mary Jane explained to the boys she was a candle maker and had escaped the fire and come to Sheffield to stay …

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Prep School Raises £7295 for Joseph’s Goal

Birkdale Prep School have just completed a fabulous year of fund raising for Joseph's Goal, a tremendous charity based in Wigan, that promotes awareness of and funds research into a neural condition called Non-Ketotic Hyperglycinemia. The Prep School organised many activities during the year from cake sales and games in the playgro …

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PP2 went down to Ecclesall Woods today

PP2 had a wonderful time when they visited Ecclesall Woods this week. The boys became woodland artists for the morning, inspired by the beautiful environment around them. Upon arrival, the boys enjoyed an energetic game to keep them warm before sorting the natural art media into different colours. This was then used to create some fantastic artwork a …

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Autumn Days

Pre-Prep love to celebrate the changing of the seasons and Autumn is one of our favourites. The boys love collecting conkers and these have been used to inspire a range of learning experiences. The younger boys have been counting and sorting them according to their size. One boy has brought some amazing conker art into school; he created conker creature …

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National Poetry Day

There was lots of literary fun in Pre-Prep last week. To mark National Poetry Day, nearly every boy and teacher brought a poem or rhyme in to share. Some of them had been memorised, one was written by a boy’s Mum, another a collaboration with Dad. Our PP1 boys had a gentle introduction to poetry as they enjoyed a variety of activities based on famous …

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Ciao Prep School

It was all about Italy last week as the boys celebrated European Day of Languages. Pre-Prep boys had fun making pizzas, designing their own flags, and trying to speak Italian. The Prep boys were also busy with an Italian themed day. They enjoyed opera in music, Italian in MFL, learnt about the Romans in history, found out about the Renaissance in art, i …

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‘jSax Jazzing Pre-Prep

A group of boys in PP2 have enjoyed their first ‘jSax’ lesson today. Throughout the year all PP2 pupils will have the opportunity of 10 lessons of ‘jSax tuition as part of their music curriculum. The ‘jSax’; a starter instrument to give younger pupils the experience of learning the saxophone. It is a “stripped down” version of a traditi …

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