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Copthorne Prep School joins Award-Winning Caterham Family of Schools

7th December 2023

Highly regarded and much-loved Sussex school, Copthorne Prep School has confirmed it will join the award-winning Caterham family of schools with immediate effect. The move cements a long-standing relationship between the schools and will see Copthorne Prep’s renowned academic and pastoral care strengthened further.  Caterham School was named as Tes Best UK Senior School in…

Year 1

15th March 2021

At Forest School, Year 1 learnt about fire safety, played in the mud kitchen and celebrated Ore’sbirthday! The children have really enjoyed their Maths investigations into weight this week and have worked beautifully in teams to develop their understanding of which objects are heavier, which are lighter and which weigh the same. The children began…

Year 2

15th March 2021

Year 2 have continued learning about shapes. They built 3D shapes and used Carroll and Venn diagrams to investigate their properties. They have also been busy making Mother’s Day gifts and -in between everything else! – been honing their acting skills, performing scenes from the Great Fire of London.

Year 8

15th March 2021

In Science, Year 8 were practising their gas tests this week. They revised testing for oxygen using a glowing splint, carbon dioxide using limewater, hydrogen using the squeaky pop test, and two ways of testing for water vapour using Cobalt chloride paper and also anhydrous copper sulfate. Spanish, they presented the weather forecast and in…

Year 7

15th March 2021

It’s great to be back this week! Our Year 7’s showed that they have kept up their fitness during lockdown with an impressive showing in an interval relay in PE. Teams of 5 clocked up an impressive 9km in 30 minutes!

Year 6

15th March 2021

Year 6 has started a new topic in D.T. making door signs. They are going to be challenged to make their names using a piece of wood. Here is Mr Bullock, explaining that they need to be able to connect each letter! In History, they were learning about farming during the Shang Dynasty. They learnt…

Year 5

15th March 2021

In History, Year 5 have been showing Mrs Litchfield everything they have remembered from their lessons during the lockdown. They have learnt a lot! Well done all! Year 5 have also been practising their speaking skills with their topic of ‘school subjects’ in French.

Year 4

15th March 2021

In History, the children went on a fact hunt to find out about the Anglo-Saxon conversion to Christianity! After reading the parable of the lost son in R.S. this week, the children made their own compassion promises. In Art, they have started making some beautiful designs with clay! Here are a few of their designs…

Year 3

15th March 2021

During lockdown, Year 3 designed and made musical instruments from junk materials. Caleb had great fun making his guitar. Well done, Caleb! In Maths the children made their own shops. They had to be quick on their feet to work out the change for their customers and were superstar salesmen. In Science, they have been…

Our gratitude tree

15th March 2021

The Prep school have been writing what they are grateful for and placing them on the tree