Nursery children have started a little project all about recycling plastic. We are trying to understand that not all plastic can be recycled and it can be harmful to our environment. The children in Nursery are bringing in their clean plastic from home to squash into 2 litre water bottles to make Eco Bricks. Eco Bricks are strong as the plastic has been compacted in the bottle so tightly it becomes solid. They can be used to make walls in some poorer countries. Our aim is to make a small seat or stool for our play area by the summer. So far we have completed 1 brick and we have 3 more on the go as we have so much plastic to fill them with! Thank you to all the families who are helping us to fill them up. Nursery are amazed at how much plastic is going in the bins.
On Tuesday afternoon Millie Newman, Zoe Brindle, Ella Knight and Lilian Graham took part in the Eagle House Year 6 Maths Challenge. This is always a very popular event and this year 40 schools took part, represented by 81 pairs of mathematicians in total. Several different rounds were completed, with everyone working at speed to try and gain as many points as possible. The afternoon ended with the exciting build up to the results, where it was announced that a pair from Rupert House, Millie and Zoe, had come first! Huge congratulations to them on a fantastic achievement.
Although Rupert House received a peppering of snow this week, Year 4 solved the problem of being chilly by paying a visit to the Living Rainforest near Newbury. The aim of the trip was to help support their studies on ‘Rainforests’ which they had started this term. The children had a wonderful day, perusing the different plants and creatures that you might find in a rainforest and even learned about adaptation in a specialist workshop. The trip was well worth the journey and they were interested to hear that the centre aims to breed endangered creatures before releasing them into the wild.
Today (Friday, 18th January) Mr Nick Woolley, Deputy Ambassador to the Congo Republic (and godfather to Alice Vernon!) visited Rupert House School Reception classes as part of our topic ‘Around the World’.
Mr Woolley spoke about the role of the Foreign Office and an Ambassador helping to keep people safe and healthy. He told us about the animals that live there, and we all enjoyed playing a game of Nzango.
On Thursday 17th January, Year 1 took part in the RSPB’s Big Bird Watch. Children recorded lots of Red Kites, Wood Pigeons, Magpies, Crows and Black Headed gulls in addition to a small number of Robins, Collared Doves, Blue Tits and Chaffinches.
We're super excited to be introducing new Stay and Play sessions for children aged around 18 months (walkers) to 3 years at Rupert House School. These sessions will enable you and your child(ren) to spend some time together and facilitate play alongside other children in a fun, safe environment. Baby brothers and sisters are welcome to come along too. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment! Call us on 01491 574263 or email [email protected]
Year 1 have had a busy term learning all about Space. We have learnt many interesting facts from planet sizes to how astronauts live on board a space station! To finish off our topic we had a ‘Space Morning’ and dressed for the occasion! We were lucky enough to have an actor from the company ‘Perform’ come to do a workshop with us and then we spent the rest of the morning designing and making our very own space buggies!
Congratulations to our Year 6 girls...
100% success in securing a place at their first choice senior school for September 2018
15 scholarships won by the class of 12 girls*
2 art prizes and 1 science prize awarded
We are very proud of you all!
*includes pupils who won more than one scholarship
The whole of Year 5 visited Queen Anne’s yesterday afternoon for a Music Festival. They were joined by other schools in the local area and had a fantastic time drumming and singing with Mr Marshall. Thank you to all parents who were able to come along to watch our concert at the end of the afternoon and to Queen Anne’s and Mr Marshall for such a great afternoon.
We are particularly proud of Willam Bryant in Reception. It was his 5th birthday last week and he decided that, rather than receive birthday presents from his friends, he would love people to donate a small amount to the charity Water Aid. William had seen an advert on the television and was so shocked to realise that many children and people around the world are not lucky enough to enjoy safe water to drink and running water for washing and toilets. This charity works together with partners to help provide clean water, taps, and toilets and sets of tools. If you would like to know more about this charity go to: www.wateraid.org/uk
Our Year 3s have been immersing themselves in the Worlds Largest Lesson this week. They learnt about the Global Goals and how they can play their part to reach Goal number 2: Zero Hunger, as part of their work in Science on healthy diets.
We have each created a pledge and /uploaded these to http://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org? to join our international community in working towards creating a more sustainable planet by 2030.