St George’s Preparatory School

Believe, Achieve, Succeed.

01205 317600

126 London Road, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 7HB

enquiries@saintgeorgesprep.co.uk

Please Scroll Down

 

Stay in touch with our news stories by liking and following our Facebook page.  

 

Year 6 Residential

Overstrand Hall, near Cromer, Norfolk was the destination for year 6 when they left school on Wednesday morning. They enjoyed an action-packed two days, participating in activities such as laser tag, caving, abseiling and Jacob's Ladder. Everyone had a wonderful time, demonstrating super teamwork in the challenges and overcoming their fears.

All the Fun of the Fair

Year 2 are studying local traditions in their history work this term. They visited Boston's annual May Fair to experience this local event, which dates back centuries to when merchants traded sheep, silks and spices. The children were allowed to choose what to spend their budget on - some super maths skills were used and lots of fun was had by all.

Queen's Scout!

Summer Term Rockstars!

In our first assembly of the summer term, times tables certificates were distributed to the following pupils who have been working hard on the TTRockstars maths programme:

JA (y1) most points KS1

GA (y3) most points LKS2

GM (y5) most points UKS2

AL (y4) fastest answering speed.

CA, NA, SF, AL and GM are now recognised as Rock Stars! Great work everyone. Keep rocking!

Year 4 - historical walking tour of Boston

During the final week of term, year 4 found out about the history of our local area with historian and author, Mrs Keightley. The rain fell continuously throughout the trip, but year 4 didn't let this dampen their spirit. they remained focused and asked some super questions to find out more about the town.

TTRockstars

On the final day of the Spring Term we launched TTRockstars, an online programme which enables children to achieve automatic recall of times tables and division facts.
It's great to see that year 4 have already started to play and are earning coins. Come on everybody, log in and join in the fun!

Easter Egg Hunt

The feeling associated with being part of the St George’s family was so apparent this morning during our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Hundreds of eggs were scattered by the Easter bunny and the children set off in search of a chocolate treat or two. Year 6 each took a nursery child by the hand and helped him/her to look for eggs. The eggs were returned to baskets bearing the names of our house teams: Kielder, Thetford, Dean and Sherwood. The final number of eggs placed in each basket has been totalled and the winning house will be announced in assembly tomorrow. Well done to everyone, but a special shout-out goes to year 6 for their kindness towards our very youngest children. You epitomised the ethos of our school, well done!
EDIT- congratulations to Sherwood for winning our Easter Egg Hunt. They collected a whopping 818 points!
For more photos, please see our Facebook page.

Art in the Sunshine

 Year 4 enjoyed their art lesson in the beautiful March sunshine this week. They sketched flowers, then used watercolours to add subtle colour to their line drawings.

Cross Country in the Rain!

On Thursday afternoon, whilst most of the school were warm and dry indoors, fifteen children from years 4-6 ran in Ayscoughee Hall School’s cross countrry competition, battling against torrential rain. They competed against five other Prep Schools, wi1th the under 9s age groups running one lap of a very long course and the u11s completing two gruelling laps. Unusually, for local events, this competition featured hills which became very slippery given the conditions.
All of our runners completed the course, with HB (y4) being placed second individually. We are waiting to hear about team places as, unfortunately, all of the score sheets were saturated! Thank you to Ayscoughee Hall School for inviting us today and well done to all of our sporting superstars. We hope that you have dried out!

Comic Relief Day

This year, Comic Relief asked children to come to school dressed as a superhero. As you will see from the photo, the staff came dressed as themselves! We raised £107.48 for this worthy charity. Well done everyone!

County Success

Three of our year 6 girls have been chosen for the Lincolnshire u11 county performance squad. We are very proud of their ability and wish them every success in their forthcoming matches.

Soil Sampling

Year 4 pupils are currently studying a ‘rocks and soils’ unit in their science work. The farm provides an ideal environment to further their knowledge and to take their learning beyond the requirements of the National Curriculum. Mrs Bourne (our farm manager) provides a review after each session. Here is her report on yesterday’s learning.
We ventured over to the land, we are going to turn in to our “Habitat Haven” to do some soil profiling. The children have been looking at soil in science and after taking a sample of soil from that area in their last session to look closely at soil types, this week they are looking at the soil profile. For this we needed to dig down and take samples at regular intervals. At each interval the children took a sample to stick to their individual profiling cards. The children noticed that the soil not only changed colour it also changed texture. The top layer (A) was dark brown and stuck together. The middle layer (B) was slightly lighter in colour, but still wet and stuck together. However, the bottom layer (C) was lighter still, more orange in colour and dry.
The children helped to dig down, firstly we used a metal stake and a ‘post basher’ to make the first part of the hole. The children were taught how to use the post basher correctly and were reminded to bend with their knees and not with their back. I worked with each child to knock the metal stake into the ground safely. Once we had started the hole off, we then worked as a team to dig deep enough to get the soil samples. The children and I managed to dig down approximately 70cm and it was a lot harder than the children originally thought!

Sporting Successes

Wednesday 9th March
Congratulations to our phenomenal year 6 netball team who played in five back to back matches at St Hugh’s, against the hosts and Highfields today.
Our team won every single match, only conceding two goals in the five matches!
Thursday 10th March
The good news keeps on coming!
Today, our pupils competed against other local small schools in the Lincolnshire Schools Sports Partnership's cross country competition at Thomas Middlecott School, Kirton. I'm pleased to announce that both the boys and girls (who competed in separate events) were placed second against some very tough opposition from the other schools. Our pupils showed great determination and sportsmanship - well done to all involved!

Boxes of Hope

 

Our children have been collecting items for ‘Boxes of Hope,’ an organisation which is co-ordinating the distribution of care packages in Ukraine.
Today, all of the items were collected and our children helped to load the van. We’re pleased that we have been able to do something to help those in need and we hope that at this difficult time, our donations help a little. 

World Book Day

Every child participated in World Book Day by dressing up as a character from a book. During the day, every class carried out an activity related to A.A. Mine’s lovable character, Winnie The Pooh. As an homage to Pooh and his friends, children were asked to bake a cake or cookies, decorated in a Winnie the Pooh theme. These were judged during the afternoon, then devoured by hungry pupils and their parents when they attended our book fair. Years 5 and 6 did a sterling job of cake serving and book selling, aided by our PTA who served refreshments. A great afternoon was had by all. We look forward to celebrating this special day in our calendar again next year.

Year 6 can be very persuasive!

As part of their work on the Romans, year 6  discussed whether it was fair that animals were used to provide entertainment at the Colosseum. The children wrote their own personal statements, using emotive and persuasive language. They took their work onto the playground and stood on lines to indicate how they felt about the original statement. Then as  each person read out their view, the children were allowed to change their mind about their levels of agreement by moving from line to line. More photos available here.

Staff Training

We are committed to ongoing professional development for our staff as our children deserve only the very best opportunities. This week, as part of our staff meeting, our pre-school staff arranged training on early phonics. In the same way that our teaching is very practical, so was the staff training. You can read more about what happened here.

 

Exciting project!

Mrs Hodgson led today's back to school assembly and explained an exciting new project which will involve the whole school. The children will bring home further information shortly and details will be placed on the Weekly Round Up.

Les Deux Alpes

Quick thinking and a real desire for the ski trip to go ahead resulted in our ski trip booking for Italy being changed at the last minute when new Italian Covid restrictions were put in place. On Sunday 30th January, sixteen pupils flew from Luton Airport to Lyon for a week's ski trip in the French Alps. Every child received four hours of expert tuition each day, resulting in them making rapid progress. Our beginner group  confidently skied some technically demanding blue slopes by the end of the week, with the advanced group navigating red and black runs as well as learning how to jump and do bordercross (an Olympic event).

Our pupils were able to practise their conversational French language skills and learn more about the French way of life. The children enjoyed shopping and purchasing their own lunch. During their stay, daily diaries were completed, encouraging individuals to carry out self reflection and identify what they need to work on with their instructors the following day.

 

More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

新年快乐

Happy Chinese New Year

We are a little late in celebrating this year, due to our recent ski trip to France. Thanks to Mr Peng at the Zhu Guang Chinese Restaurant all of the children and staff enjoyed a Chinese meal. Mr Peng supplied chopsticks and fortune cookies too. The children who were at the farm also enjoyed a Chinese takeaway, ensuring that they did not miss out!

More photos can be viewed on our Facebook page.

 

 

Five out of Five! 

A very successful afternoon for our football team at St Hugh’s. Our players from years 4-6 played five ten minute games against Wellow, Highfields, Grantham Prep, St Hugh’s and Greenwich House. Although they were friendly matches (without official scores), we won each one! Thank you to our hosts St. Hugh's School - Woodhall Spa for organising a great event. View the album here.

Nine Lessons and Carols

 

How many schools can say that their Nativity performance took place at a real farm with real animals?
The Mercer family kindly allowed us to use their big barn to stage our Christmas production - 'Nine Lessons and Carols' which was specially written by our staff to bring together our whole school in a single performance.
Upon arrival parents were treated to mulled wine (non alcoholic) and hot chocolate in the crew yard, then they sat on straw bales to be magically transported by our story tellers to the Far East two thousand years ago.
With singing, dancing, readings and a solo performance by PC (y5) it was a perfect start to the Christmas period.
Thank you to the staff who have worked tirelessly to create today's spectacle; we hope that all those who came went away with a little Christmas sparkle!
More photos available on our Facebook page.
 

Naming our Minibuses

 

We recently ran a competition asking the children to name our two minibuses. There were lots of super suggestions, but MH (y4) chose the winning names of Guinevere and Galahad. As you can see MH is very pleased to see his name on the front of bus 1

 

Highfields Cross Country

Highfields School kindly provided refreshments which we enjoyed in their grounds whilst waiting for the presentations. Thank you to Highfields School for hosting the event and to the other schools - Ranby House, Burton Hathow, Nottingham High School and Wellow for a great afternoon of sport.
Well done to all of our boys and girls who competed - they all finished the course. Thank you to Dr Hockham for his encouragement and for training our team.

 

Boston Christmas Market

Our wonderful PTA raised an amazing £435 by holding a tombola stall on Boston's Christmas Market yesterday (25th November). Thank you to everyone who helped to raise this super amount.

Children in Need

On Friday 19th November, a non uniform day resulted in an amazing amount of money being donated to this worthwhile charity.

Remembrance Day

At 11 o'clock on the 11th November, the whole school stood in silence for two minutes to remember those who gave their tomorrow for our today. The full story can be read here.

 

Football Tournament

On 11th November, our football team, comprising children from years 4-6 participated in a tournament at the Boston United Community Stadium against nine other local primary schools in the Lincolnshire Sports Partnership Small Schools football competition. The team were treated to a tour of the new stadium and given an insight into the life of a professional footballer. Against fierce competition from the other schools, the St George's team showed resilience, teamwork and fighting spirit, resulting in them winning their group and reaching the finals. At full time, the score stood at 1-1; unfortunately the golden goal was scored by the opposing team. St George's therefore achieved a very credible second place. Congratulations to Sutterton/Swineshead School - the eventual winners. View more photos of the event here.

 

Rugby Festival

Now that restrictions are lifting we are thrilled to be able to start competing in sporting events against other schools.
Eleven children from St George's Prep travelled to St Hugh's in Woodhall Spa today to play in a tag rugby festival. The matches were split into an under 8s group and an under 9s group and each school payed the other schools taking part: St Hugh's, Grantham Prep, Ayscoughee Hall, Highfields, Wellow and Greenwich House.
Our teams played incredibly well and visibly improved their teamwork and understanding of the game throughout the festival. Each player showed great resilience playing through the rain and everyone had a wonderful time.
Although Festival scores are not officially recorded, our U9's were undefeated in each game and although our U8's were not as successful they played with great spirit and determination.
Thankyou to the parents who came along to support our teams today your encouragement was great to hear!
This term we are also looking forward to a swimming gala and 2 cross country fixtures, so watch this space for further updates!

Harvest Festival

Our Harvest Festival took place on 15th October. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our families, with fresh vegetables, packets and jars donated. After the service, goods were delivered to Centrepoint - a local facility which provides support and meals for the homeless.

Every year group performed something different - poems, songs, historical facts about farming, an interview with a farmer, but maybe most memorable was year 6's harvest rap!

For more photos of this special occasion, please visit:our Facebook page - Harvest Festival

The video of our Harvest Festival is now available on YouTube!

Please like and subscribe to our You Tube channel to stay up to date with new content.

Conker Championships

On 11th October,  children from Pre-School to year 6 gathered on the lawn in anticipation of our annual Conker Championships. Last year, due to Covid, this calendar favourite could not take place, but this year it was great to see so many parents in attendance, keen and eager to participate. Children played against adults and others from different year groups and fun was had by all.

For more photos, please visit: our Facebook page: Bonkers About Conkers.

 

 

Sports Day

On Tuesday 22nd July, all pupils (including our Little Dragons) participated in Sports Day. This was the first time in two years that our parents had been able to watch their children compete. With strict social distancing in the stands and other Covid measures in place, the parents enjoyed an afternoon of fun-filled, yet nail-biting races. Special mention must go to NP for his sportsmanship in checking that a fellow competitor was OK after a tumble, nearly sacrificing his own win. In the long distance race, some of the children who had already finished ran back to encourage those at the back across the finishing line. Take a look at a selection of photos from the day. The full album can be found on our Facebook page.

NEWS

Summer Term 2021 sees the launch of Farm School.

The children have known for a while that we were keeping a new project secret. In fact the work started in the Christmas holidays with the renovation of a barn on a working sheep farm. Our families found out via a Facebook live reveal on the final Friday of the Easter holidays when they saw the inside of the barn for the first time

St George's Preparatory School was founded on the principles of Forest School and Maslow's hierarchy of needs. This approach has followed through into Farm School with children now meeting the needs of the animals - feeding, grooming, mucking out. Our animals include pigs, lambs, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, Pygmy goats and two ponies. The vast majority of animals have been rescued and the children will help with their care and rehabilitation.

Each class will visit the farm (a short distance from school) once a fortnight and will follow the farm through the seasons, for example, watching the sheep being sheared, lambs being born and horses being shod. In time trees and crops will be planted - with the intention of growing food for the animals and for our school kitchen.

During the summer phases 2 and 3 will take place on the farm, leading to more exciting developments. Watch this space or visit our Facebook page for more news.

Meet our two ponies - Reuben and Thunder. They have only just arrived at Willow Farm and are still settling in.

The pigs were the first animals to arrive at the farm. We have 6 boys, the smallest one has been named Chipolata!

The lambs were curious about the filming equipment.
The lambs were curious about the filming equipment.

BBC Look North visits the farm.

Our local BBC news programme has heard about our Farm School and asked if they could visit to find out more. The children and staff were interviewed and there was lots of filming of the children interacting with the animals. We will place a link to the news bulletin here once the feature is aired.

G (year 4) is interviewed about her grandad's farm.
G (year 4) is interviewed about her grandad's farm.