Firemen visit Heath Mount School

Dear Parents,

In school, we share the enjoyment of celebrations and special occasions with all the children. Over the school year, we learn about different cultures and traditions as part of our curriculum and this week we learnt about Chinese New Year.

Visitors, stories, activities and assemblies help to bring to life occasions that are significant and important to lots of families. Nursery were lucky enough to have a visit from Zoolab, who brought a variety of animals into school to help tell the story of the Chinese Zodiac.

The internet is also a great teaching resource and access to information from around the world is at our fingertips. Children have been able to watch Chinese New Year celebrations in action and see Dragon dances and fireworks from the safety of the classroom. They have also learnt how and why we need to stay safe when on a computer, as the Safer Internet Day was also on Tuesday, this week. The aim of Safer Internet Day is to empower young people to take control of their digital lives and we begin that conversation in the Pre-Prep.

Here is the link for some resources you might like to do with your children, which will help instil the message about being safe online


This week our Newsletter contains updates on:

  • Parents consultation evenings
  • News from the classrooms
  • Book week & book day
  • Uniform
  • Acts of kindness
  • Maths Wizards
  • Dogs
  • Birthdays

You can read the newsletter here.

Pre-Prep School Forthcoming Events 

Monday 18th to Friday 22nd February Half Term

Monday 4th March

  • Laura Hughes – illustrator to visit Pre-Prep
  • Pre-Prep Parent Consultations from 5.30pm

Friday 8th March World Book Day

Monday 11th March Set Point Science to visit Year 1 – am

Thursday 14th March

  • Nursery Trip to see ‘Dear Zoo’ – am
  • Pre-Prep Consultations from 6.00pm

Monday 18th to Thursday 21st March Visiting Book Fair – 8.25 to 8.45am

Tuesday 19th March Year 1 Sharing Assembly 9.15am – Parents Welcome

Wednesday 20th March Little Angel Theatre Company visiting Nursery – am

Friday 22nd March Reception to visit Rye Meads – all day

Tuesday 26th March Year 2 Mother’s Day Celebration 9.15am – parents welcome

Wednesday 27th March Easter Bonnet Parade and Cross Country Event

Thursday 28th March End of Term


Our full Newsletter can be found here.


Kind regards

Marian Brown, Head of Pre-Prep

Sandy Dakakni, Deputy Head of Pre-Prep