Samuel Pepys’ Writings

March 18, 2019

This week we were all pretending to be Samuel Pepys in 1666 and wrote a diary recording the events in London from Sunday 2nd September 1666 to 6th September 1666. We had to make sure that we added plenty of detail by using adjectives. Writing with a quill proved challenging but helped fuel our imaginations. […]

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Stars of the Week

2EPS – Sammy – Excellent Samuel Pepys diary & helping other with Shelton’s code 2DP – Rohan – Great diary writing for Samuel Pepys 1HL – Ilyes – A good, flowing Dilly comic strip story 1CF – Rian – Wonderful scientific work with plants RJD – Max – Fantastic RWI reading and writing RJB – […]

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Pelicans, Kew Gardens, Old Boys and Red Noses!

Yet more girls sporting success from the magnificent Under 11 girls netball team last Friday when they were victorious in the Brighton College Pelican Cup netball competition – seeing off all challengers with relative ease. This is good practice for the forthcoming IAPS National Netball finals next Thursday – Good luck! Katie F and Jennifer […]

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Pre-Prep “Journalists”

March 11, 2019

As this week is book week we decided to choose one of our favourites, ‘Traction Man’. This book has a comic book format using an action figure, so the children worked in groups with their own action figures to make their own comic books. It was with great glee that the children planned out their […]

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The Hawthorns Tournament

March 8, 2019

Congratulations to the U7 football squad who represented Copthorne at The Hawthorns last Saturday. They came a very respectable 6th out of 12, with 1 win, 3 draws and 2  losses across the mornings proceedings. A total of 9 goals scored, Max K with 7 and 1 each from Idris and Ibrahim. Our best score […]

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World Book Day

A HUGE thank you to all children and parents for the amazing costumes on World Book Day. Nursery to Year 4 welcomed author Tony Bradman in to talk about his books and both children and staff thoroughly enjoyed his visit. In the Prep School we designed some fabulous bunting for the library, using our favourite […]

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‘Transforming young lives’

I was lucky enough to attend this incredibly insightful and forward thinking conference at Christ’s Hospital. It began with a thought provoking speech from Jim Gamble (Senior British Police Officer) on the challenge of safeguarding in the digital world. He talked about the importance of teaching young children to have strong passwords – ‘stronger is […]

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