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Pre-Prep News 2017/18

Autumn Term 2017

Holiday Book Challenge Presentation

Holiday Book Challenge Presentation It was super that so many children took part in the Holiday Reading Challenge this summer. Forty-four children received certificates; four children received a Bronze Award and two children received a Silver Award. Mrs Nash thoroughly enjoyed reading the book reviews. Well done to all those who took part.

Year 2 visited not one but two beaches!

Year 2 visited not one but two beaches! Year 2 visited not one but two beaches! On Thursday 14th September year 2 set off with much excitement on their trip. The children were off to compare Budleigh Salterton and Exmouth as part of their topic Ocean and Seas. They were investigating similarities and differences between both places as well as looking at the local wildlife and thinking about the habitats in which the creatures lived. On arrival, we walked along the river Otter and saw many birds including many Canada geese, some gulls and a family of swans. We walked along to the pebbled beach and stopped for a quick snack. We talked about many things that we saw including the plant life, cliffs, fishing boats, lobster pots, the war memorial and a red telephone box! We found lots of broken shells and even some crabs legs! We walked through the town back to the coach and then had a short ride to Exmouth where we were very keen to enjoy our packed lunch, under a handy shelter to protect us from a shower. Afterwards the children had the opportunity to buy their own tasty ice cream or lolly and the women at the kiosk were very impressed with their manners. We were all keen to go for a refreshing paddle and even though it started to rain, it did not stop us! A play on the beach, where many interesting things were made in the sand, was a lovely end to the trip. Spandan even dug down deep in the sand and discovered a toy dinosaur! The children noticed lots of interesting things in both seaside towns and they were able to remember lots of things for our Geography, History and Science lessons this term. The children really enjoyed their day and they were a pleasure to take out.