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Very many congratulations to the following children who drew wonderful pictures and wrote some excellent words about their favourite book character. Guy Parker-Rees helped us to make the final, difficult decision as to who the winners should be, and signed one of his books for each child as a prize. Harry Litchfield – Dirty Bertie from Yuck! Scarlett Rix – Pippi Longstocking Eva Zielke – Mrs Pepperpot  

Book Week was a great success in the Nursery. The older children thoroughly enjoyed their visit from illustrator Guy Parker-Rees on Tuesday. We met the real Gerald Giraffe from Guy’s famous story ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ and he even danced to the beat of our clapping. Then the children had a chance to draw their own animal character. Amongst the favourites were jellyfish and butterflies. Also this week each Nursery class has made their own class story book with each child writing and illustrating... 

| March 7, 2014 | English, Nursery

An ordinary Monday at Copthorne Prep School was momentarily disrupted by a shock announcement from the head, Chris Jones. Anxious and concerned, the children demanded answers to how and why a Year 4 teacher had been abducted by aliens from Mars. To make the abduction realistic, an emotional video message from the teacher, John Coombes, was played to the children and afterwards they came face to face with the alien leader in a cornered off section of the playground. While crimson coloured smoke bellowed... 

This week Year’s 3, 4 and 5 have taken part in Enrichment. The week started off with Mr Coombes being abducted by an Alien!!! He had come to learn about our school society so he could fix the chaos on his home planet. The children successfully cracked the codes and helped return Mr Coombes safely back to school. We then built a town or empire out of lego! The children used motors to power their railways and constructed complex circuits to light up the  houses. Finally we took part in... 

| November 22, 2013 | English, Maths, Science, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5

Weekly spellings for Years 3 -6 can be found on the VLE and parents need to get their children to log on from home if they do not bring their spellings home each week.  

Year 3 have just started their new book Fairs fair which is set in Victorian Times (linked to their History topic this term). After producing a piece of descriptive writing about the lead character Jackson as a whole class the children were given a picture of a dog that appears in the book. They were asked to give their first impressions of him. One example is written below for you. The children had spent a lesson working on similes and adjectives to extend their writing prior to this lesson. Fierce... 

The Book Fair is here again starting tomorrow, Wednesday 2nd , through to Tuesday 8th May. All pupils will have the opportunity to browse the books during their English lessons and other scheduled times. Pupils will be unable to buy their chosen books until the end of their school day when they are accompanied by their parents. Should you have any queries please contact Mrs Nixey, Head of English.          MATCHES TODAY: All girls’ fixtures at home have been cancelled for today, also... 

This week 4TP presented their assembly to parents and pupils on World Book Day. They worked extremely hard on their book reviews and created imaginative costumes which brought their books to life. Well done everyone!  

| March 7, 2012 | English, Year 4