Weekly Bulletin w/e 23/01/2014

Pre-prep Maths Challenge Day

The children in Pre-prep enjoyed a day full of Maths challenges on
Thursday. Nursery had to help 'Mr Baker' counting and adding up his
buns and Reception used shape to create their own star constellations.
Year 2 conducted a whole school survey to find out what the Duke of
Kent Pupils' favourite subjects are. They asked 190 children and
created a bar chart to show the results. Games turned out to be the
most popular subject, followed by Art and then English.

Year 2 also rattled their brains trying to solve some very tricky word problems. Year 1 made domino biscuits to practise their number bonds. All the children used money to buy one of the domino biscuits at the end of
the day. Outside in the playground Mrs Cherriman used chalk to create
a hopscotch, a target, a number snake and a number bonds game.

Mrs Macdonald

Year 1's Virtual Trip to Iceland

Year 1 have been learning about Iceland and on Wednesday 21st January we were lucky enough to experience a flight to Reykjavik. Each child made their own passport and ticket which they presented at ‘check-in’ to Captain Crabtree and Stewardess Mrs Bond. After a brief search of luggage (our book bags!) we boarded the plane and were taken via PowerPoint presentation on a whistle-stop tour of the world, landing eventually in Iceland. Mickey operated as co-pilot and the children took turns at helping the stewardess with her duties. Refreshments were served en route comprising of delicious aeroplane shortbread biscuits and Ribena. The afternoon culminated in an opportunity for each child to try flying the plane through a flight simulator.

Mrs Crabtree

Nursery Take a Trip to Little Street

This week Nursery went on a trip to Little Street in Frimley. Little
Street is a purpose built play space for young children. It is designed to
help develop role play, imagination and communication skills. The building
houses a little supermarket, theatre, construction site, cafe, doctors
surgery and a hairdressers. The children had a wonderful time moving
freely from area to area. The trip has inspired us to change our role play
area into a doctors surgery.

Mrs Raglass

6W's Laugh Out Loud Assembly

6W uncovered the wonders of laughter to Assembly this week. Why do we do it? Why do we sometimes feel we can't? Is laughter REALLY the best
medicine? With the help of Patch Adams, a wrestling match and a barrage of corny jokes, the children started everyone's day with a barrel load of
laughs.

Mr Wright

Rotary Club Youth Speaks Event

Youth Speaks

Alex F, Rory and Hamish all took park in the Youth Speaks debate this week at Cranleigh School. They debated along side teams from Gleblands and Cranleigh School in the intermediate section. The boys debated very well, presenting their case on the future of nuclear power in the UK. Thank you also to Angus and Erica for supporting their friends at this event.

Ms Armstrong

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Sports News

U11 Rugby

On Wednesday the Under 11s played host to Seaford College. Despite the cold weather and the late arrival of the opposition the boys started the match enthusiastically. Seaford brought along some big lads who were difficult to bring down, and with a fast runner or two, we sadly struggled to make headway. Lots of effort was put in by all the boys, who should be proud of their efforts and their willingness to get stuck in.

Mr Coote

U9 Girls' Hockey

Last Wednesday saw the Under 9 girls faced their first hockey match. We were away against Handcross Park and the Year 4 girls collaboratively faced both their A and B teams. Some impressive block tackling from Kora ensured that Duke of Kent kept ahead in the score line
finishing the match with a 3 - 2 win.

In the Bs match Emma managed to finish all 5 goals for Duke of Kent with a few assists from Izzy who demonstrated her signature level of unfaltering determination.

Well done to all involved, showing good commitment and teamwork!

Miss Coady

Winter Walk

Undefeated by the frost, Prep girls advance on Pitch Hill in their Friday PE lesson.

Mrs Wilson

Pre-prep Stars of the Week

Nursery

Harry O for settling in so well and joining in with all activities in a delightful way.

Reception

Charlie  for lovely letter formation and neat handwriting.

Year 1

Mickey for fantastic work with rhyming.

Year 2

George S for working hard in all lessons and for some especially good written work.

Mrs Macdonald

PADOK Second Hand Uniform Shop

Open every Wednesday during term time between 3 and 4pm. PADOK reps and second hand uniform managers Yasmin Wilkinson and Suzanne Lonie are waiting and happy to help you. Please leave any second hand donations in the front office.

Sarah Trotman, PADoK Chair