Hello I’m Hannah
I am the voice of the Prep school and I will be giving people an inside view of what happens here at Lingfield College. I am the Marketing Ambassador and I help by writing little articles in the newsletter to say what we get up to in lessons or even in activities! It is so fun but really, it’s not that hard to market the school ecause it’s awesome! Not only do I get to attend this great school, but I get to tell people about how great it is … YAY!
A little about me is that I have one sausage dog called Betty, but I would love to have another one too! My favourite colour is blue or maybe a light green and I love English, P.E, Drama and Maths (some of the time). I also like… I mean LOVE reading, especially Harry Potter- my favourite one is the Deathly Hallows if anyone is interested! I would love to be an author when I’m older, writing children’s novels! more hope to talk to you again soon, I can’t wait to write more too, but for now bye!!!
May 2021 - Maths
In Maths we have been working as a year group to complete some different challenges.
Last week, we learnt how to measure the height and age of a tree using a specific tactic to find out the approximate answers.
On Tuesday, we split into groups of about 4 to solve an investigation paper in which we were tasked to resolve the mystery of a missing tennis umpire and who had found them.
On Wednesday, we all went to the netball courts where we proceeded to calculate our speed. To complete our challenge, we timed our run of 30m 3 times. With the combined answers, we divided them all by 3 to find our average speed.
It has been great fun to work together instead of in our sets and being outdoors has made it even better. We are all looking forward to more joint activities as we get towards the end of our time in the prep school.
April 2021 - Back to school!
As the news that schools would not be re-opening was announced, a wave of familiar emotions came flooding back, relating to the first lockdown. I remembered how difficult that lockdown had been, due to the uncertainty of the situation. We had had to get used to online lessons, not seeing our friends and not being able to take part in sporting activities and clubs. Even though we had had help and support from the teachers, it had still been a challenging time and the prospect of doing it again was a little daunting. However, I found it easier than anticipated because of the skills and resilience I had learnt during the first lockdown.
So, even though this lockdown was less tough than I had feared, it was still a massive relief when we finally got back to school. Nothing beats all being together in person, even if that means having to wash your hands 10 times a day! With social distancing measures in place, almost everything was back to normality. We have had to make some sacrifices, for example our PGL trip has been cancelled, but we are making up for it by going to Hindleap Warren for some of the time that we would have been away. Sports matches have been cancelled, and there are no contact sports for now, but we are still having fun with other activities. The teachers have tried their hardest to balance keeping us safe with making us feel like school is getting back to normal and this has really helped us feel positive about returning to school, and safe from Coronavirus. None of us will forget this year, it has been hard, sometimes a bit worrying and sometimes a bit sad, but we have come out of it stronger and most importantly together. Well, 2 metres apart, but you know what I mean!
November 2020 - Parliament Week
To celebrate parliament week, all three of our Year 6 classes created our own political parties. We had to split up into groups and then come up with our manifestos, lead candidate and a team name. We next made many posters and leaflets towards making a party-political broadcast video to show our classmates. To vote for our favourite parties, we did a blind vote on a piece of paper and wrote a 1 next to our most favourite and a 2 next to our second favourite.
When the results came in from each class, the winning parties were All Equal (my own party), UU (United Union) and EHC (Equality, Health Care and Compassion) and we were all moved forward into the finals. Throughout the following week, we prepared another party-political broadcast and put many leaflets around the school. We also made rosettes and other advertising accessories along the way. We had all tried our very hardest but eventually, the day came to show our videos to the rest of our year group and wait for their opinions so that they could vote for their one and only favourite one.
Finally, we found out that All Equal had won! As our prize, we won some money to buy a fun Christmas activity for the whole year! This task made it more interesting for us to get into politics and it was very fun!
October 2020 - Visit of Claire Coutinho MP
During this half-term, the year sixes focused topic was the Houses of Parliament. Mid-way through, they had a virtual tour of the house and that was presented by 2 members of the education department. That lead to more in-depth learning more about the roles of the people inside. Before long, most were interested in the jobs of MPs’ and what they get up to, so we were all extremely lucky when Claire Coutinho came to visit us. She told us that she especially chose East Surrey and she was on a mission to visit all the schools in the area. We had all prepared many questions to ask Claire but many more came throughout the session.
We asked things like, “What was your biggest achievement as an MP so far?” and, “What are you looking forward to doing?” Claire Coutinho explained that she had a team of 4 people who help- her and they always make sure they return an answer. Other questions were along the lines of, “How many things do you get asked to do?” or “Who was your hero growing up?” She answered all of the questions and gave advice about speaking in public and even a few secrets about the house of commons. It was a great afternoon and we all thank her so much for being there and giving us an opportunity to learn more.