Posted by Leicesterprep on 19th March 2012
Friday was very quiet in school as the children and staff from Upper School wer out on a trip to Snibston Discovery Park.
Here are some of the reports the children wrote on their return.
At Snibston we built a lift out of Knex. I enjoyed this activity.
first one of the women from Snibston came to talk to us and tell us about the wind turbines. Then she told us what we had to do. We had to use cardboard, a plastic bottle, some sand in the bottle and sellotape. we had to build it – first my group taped the cardboard windmill to the bottle and we had to see which one would have the least seconds. My group took 8 secs. Then we moved onto our next group.
Our 3rd workshop was called Wild Things. there we learned about animals and where they lived. Some of the things we learned is that an owl pellet is the animal that the owl eats its fur or bone. We learned some food chains. This is one.
Fox – hedgehog – worms – leaves – sun.
As you can see, three very different workshops. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and hopefully learnt something as well!
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Posted by Leicesterprep on 8th December 2011
FROM YEAR 3 . . . .
On Tuesday afternoon we went to watch a pantomime called Mother Goose. We went in the minibus to Loughborough Town Hall. The characters were called Demon King who was evil. There was also Jack and Jill who were friends then they came in love. Jack and Archie were brothers. I thought it was funny because the man does the girls role and the girl does the boys part. I liked Priscilla. She is a goose who lays golden eggs. Her nickname is Mother Goose. Hasan F
On Tuesday afternoon Upper School went to Loughborough Town Hall. The pantomime we watched was called Mother Goose. These are the character’s names, Fairy Betty, Demon King, Jack (Mother Goose’s son), Archie (Mother Goose’s son), Mother Goose, Squire, Jill (Squire’s daughter), Priscilla. My favourite character was Jack. It was very exciting I didn’t like the Demon King because he was really bad. Senya
On Thursday afternoon Upper School went to a pantomime to see Mother Goose in Loughborough. My favourite characters were the Demon King and Jack and Mother Goose. Mother Goose was really funny. I had a good time it was really good. We all got to do some booing and hissing. I enjoyed Mother Goose. At the end we got to sing a song and we had a competition. I had a great time Georgina
On Tuesday afternoon Upper School went to Loughborough pantomime in the mini bus and I was very excited because I had never been to a pantomime and the pantomime we went to see was Mother Goose and the characters were the Demon King. The squire was a very rich man and Mother Goose had to pay the squire very many taxes. Mother Goose was very poor so the fairy made Priscilla a magic goose that could make golden eggs to sell to the squire. Zain
On Tuesday afternoon Upper School went to Loughborough to watch a pantomime called Mother Goose. the characters were called Fairy Betty, the Demon King, Jack and Archie Squire.
The Demon king was an evil man who stole Priscilla’s gold eggs. At the end we had a competition to see which side was the loudest, it was a draw. It was a fun day went back to the school. Ricco
On Tuesday afternoon Upper School went to a pantomime. It was called Mother Goose and there were lots of actions and it was scary and funny. There were lots of characters (like Fairy Betty, Demon King, Jack, Jill Squire and Archie). The most important one is Priscilla. We had a snack half way through because it was very long. I was very excited to watch it, some bits were funny, scary, magical, boring and lots more. Kurren
On Tuesday afternoon Upper School went to see Mother Goose in Loughborough Town Hall, the characters are Mother Goose, Fairy Betty, the Demon King, Jack, Archie, Jill, the squire, Priscilla and Mother Goose. I liked the show. I liked the best was all of it. Kallum On Tuesday afternoon Upper School went to a pantomime called Mother Goose. Year 3 and 4 went on one minibus, 5 and 6 went on the other one. I felt excited and fun. I thought bhey would do real fighting but they didn’t. We got to boo, hiss, cheer and sing. I liked the Demon King, Archie and Priscilla. I liked them because I like baddies and magicians and people that get away. Alex
AND FROM YEAR 4 . . . . . .
On Tuesday afternoon Upper School went to a pantomime in Loughborough Town Hall where we saw MOTHER GOOSE. I liked the Demon King because he was bad and evil and when he made Mother Goose into that waterfall to make her beautiful but it didn’t. I liked where Mother Goose had that grenade. Priscilla laid some golden eggs but the squire stole them. Kourosh
On Tuesday 6th December afternoon Upper School went to a pantomime. The story was Mother Goose. The goose was very important character. The other characters are Fairy Betty, Demon King, Jack, Archie, Jill and the Squire. we did this in the afternoon. the goose’s name was Priscilla, I sat at the top row. I was very excited and my best character was Archie because he was funny. Mother Goose had a grenade and we had a competition for the loudest school. Tinashe
On Tuesday afternoon Upper School went to see Mother Goose. It was in Loughborough. When we got there we had to queue for a long time. When the show started it was good how Fairy Betty introduced the show. It was very funny when Archie and Mother Goose were painting the room. Chris
On Tuesday we went to see Mother Goose at Loughborough Town Hall. We went to see Mother Goose at the pantomime. There were seven main characters when the Demon King came we booed. When Fairy Betty came we shouted Yeah! My favourite character I like was Priscilla. Priscilla was Mother Goose’s pet and Archie and Jack were her sons. Priscilla could lay golden eggs because Squire put up the rnt so the fairy made Priscilla lay golden eggs. Jack and Jill were in love. Jill was squire’s daughter. The boys played girls and the girls played boys. Everyone liked the Demon King but I liked Priscilla. Squire wanted to steal the golden eggs. The demon made him steal but the Demon made Mother Goose give him Priscilla. Priscilla was trying to warn her but she did not listen;. The thing is the Demon said if you give me Priscilla I will make you beautiful. All Mother Goose cared about is being beautiful so she did the bet. The Demon said if you go in this water we will become more beautiful but if you stay in there longer than 3 minutes you will be so you’d be like a child after that you would be gone but in the end we got the demon in the shrinking water so Jack and Jill could get married. Hasan J
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Posted by Leicesterprep on 7th December 2011
The traditional cry from a pantomime echoed around Loughborough Town Hall this afternoon as hundreds of schoolchildren including Leicester Prep Upper School joined in with the fun of Mother Goose.
Watch this space for the children’s views on a very exciting day at school!
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Posted by Leicesterprep on 24th October 2011
On Friday the whole of Upper School, including the 4 members of staff, went out on an autumn hike. Mr Hitchcock had found an old deserted railway line which has been turned into a footpath for us to walk along, near Market Harborough.
The day involved some complicated logistics with regard to minibuses, but we walked along the path from Market Harborough to the A6; a distance of some 6 miles. It was a brilliant day, bright and sunny but not too hot, there was lots to look at and plenty of sticks to play with.
A few initial moans and groans in the first 50yards! Comments like ‘we must have walked a least 3 miles by now!’ or ’when is it time for lunch?’ These were soon forgotten however, and when we did eventually stop for lunch these ‘tired’ children found enough energy to run around, play tig, race, and explore the field!
Ooh and I nearly forgot – the highlights of the day – our expeditions through some quite long and VERY dark tunnels!
Torches to the fore we ventured in - thank goodness Karishma and Amar were there to hold my hand as I was quite scared! Rather suprisingly for the middle of the day, the tunnels appeared to have a very healthy population of ghosts and ghouls of the rather more noisy variety!
Fantastic behaviour from all children made the day an absolute pleasure. A good night’s sleep to reinvigorate tired muscles will make us all ready for a lovely half term fortnight.
See you all in 2 weeks.
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