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1201, 2024

Upper Two – Harry Potter Studio Tour

By |January 12th, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

Upper Two had an absolutely magical time on their visit to the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studios in Watford on Monday. The children thoroughly enjoyed their tour which began in the breath-taking Great Hall, complete with a sumptuous Christmas feast and a ceiling of floating candles. From there the children loved finding out how the films were made including props, costumes, and special effects such as green screen technology. [...]

1112, 2023

Lower Two – Visit to the Shard

By |December 11th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Thursday, 8th December Lower Two visited The Shard. The children had the privilege of experiencing ‘a day at the office’ at Kraft Heinz. In preparation to our visit the children worked hard in groups to create their own sauce flavours, we researched sauce ideas plus looked at various advertising techniques in order to fine tune our pitches. During the visit, the children were given a very warm welcome [...]

1112, 2023

Christingle 2023

By |December 11th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Christmas has begun at the Ursuline Prep. now that the children have taken part in our annual Christingle!  It was an absolute pleasure to welcome our Trustees, Governors, Guests, Parents and members of the clergy to our celebration The children sang, danced, read, and behaved brilliantly.  It was a truly magical and special evening for all who were there to share our service.  The children in the Pre-Prep department [...]

1112, 2023

ISA National Swimming Finals

By |December 11th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Mr. Lewis accompanied Shervin Abhari, Emily Burgess and Elianne Green to The London Olympic Pool, Stratford for the ISA National Swimming Finals last Friday.  All the children were extremely excited although a little apprehensive.  They swam very well in their races. Elianne competed in the year 5 Freestyle Relay race and was awarded a bronze medal.  Emily competed in the year 4 relay race and came 5th and Shervin [...]

412, 2023

Kindergarten – Visit to Arches Care Home

By |December 4th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Thursday, Kindergarten went along with some of the children in Lower Two to Arches Care Home in Brentwood to visit the residents, join them in their tree lighting ceremony and sing some Christmas songs.  Whilst they were there, Father Christmas paid them a visit and gave each child a present!

2711, 2023

Upper One – Ancient Egyptian Day

By |November 27th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Upper One were transported back in time to Ancient Egypt! The children took part in various workshops and activities including: mummifying a peg doll and making a clay beaded necklace. At the end of the day the children enjoyed an Egyptian celebration taking part in plays, mimes and dances and then had an Egyptian feast. We were joined by several of our parents, whose participation was invaluable. My thanks [...]

2711, 2023

District Tag Rugby Competition

By |November 27th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

A mixed team from Lower One and Upper One went to Old Brentwood Rugby Club for the District Tag Rugby Tournament. All the children had a great time and played extremely well. Ursuline managed to win their pool and went through to the final round of games. By winning one of their two remaining games they finished the tournament in second place.  Again, a great achievement for one of the [...]

2011, 2023

Anti-Bullying Week

By |November 20th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Anti-Bullying Week 2023 took place from Monday 13th - Friday 17th November with the theme ‘Make A Noise About Bullying’. We began the week with our school’s Anti-Bullying Ambassadors (William Barker, Isabella Benton, Eddie Burgess, Jessica Davis, Bertie Heighton, Poppy Heighton, Charis Oladejo, Lucas Oluitan, Lucy Reynolds, and Phoebe Rolfe) leading the school in a whole school assembly, whilst issuing our UPS ‘Child Friendly Anti-Bullying Policy’. On Monday the [...]

2011, 2023

Lower One Stone Age Workshop

By |November 20th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Lower One had an history experience day where they enjoyed a ‘visiting’ Stone Age workshop. The children had a full day of being immersed in life during the Stone Age. With the instructor, the children learnt about the different stages of the period and how we, as humans, have evolved through millions of years. They built a model of Stonehenge, had the opportunity to explore historical artefacts such as [...]

2011, 2023

ISA Table Tennis Tournament

By |November 20th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Monday, 13th November the boy’s table tennis team travelled to Stoke college to compete in an ISA tournament. All the children played incredibly well, with Yishai Choo coming 1st and William Barker claiming 3rd place. The boys were a real credit to themselves and to the school.

1311, 2023

Remembrance Day – Upper One Assembly

By |November 13th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Upper One marked the Armistice with their class assembly. Upper One led the school and their parents in a thoughtful reflection upon the significance of this date for everyone.  It was a moving assembly that gave us an insight into the history of children’s individual families. As is fitting, during the assembly two minutes silence was observed. The charity prefects with their helpers sold poppy related items given to [...]

611, 2023

CAFOD 20p Coin Trail

By |November 6th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Children throughout the school collected 20 pence pieces for the annual coin trail. We had a visitor from CAFOD who reminded us that it is our right to have clean water, but many children in the world do not have this privilege. We learnt about the theme 'Brighten up your life'. When terrible floods struck Pakistan last year, CWSA, a CAFOD-supported local organisation expert in providing medical help during [...]

611, 2023

Pre-Prep Baptism

By |November 6th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

A wonderful service was held in the school hall on Monday to celebrate the Baptism of Mary. Children from Reception and Kindergarten classes, as part of Come and See took part in the celebration that was the culmination in them enjoying learning about Baptism over the last four weeks. Everyone had a part to play, words to learn, new songs and learning key words for strength, Holy water to [...]

1910, 2023

Qualifying for the ISA Dance Competition

By |October 19th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Well done to the 'Gangsta Grannies' from Upper One and Lower One on getting through to the ISA Dance Competition. Lots of hard work put in over the holidays and during school. Special mention to Mrs Walsh for her creativity and energy in getting the girls through.

610, 2023

Barley Lands 2023

By |October 6th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Intermediate and Transition went to Barleylands for their celebration trip in October. They found out where fruits and vegetables grow and sorted foods into different food groups. We found out how wheat is milled and the children ground the ears of corn into flour then mixed it with oil, water, yeast and salt to make pizzas choosing healthy toppings that grow on the [...]

610, 2023

Stubbers 2023

By |October 6th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Tuesday 3rd October, the junior classes celebrated St. Ursula’s Day with a day trip to Stubbers. All the children took part in a full day of fun activities.  The lower junior classes thoroughly enjoyed open canoeing, paddleboarding, grass sledging and team building activities. Whilst the upper juniors participated in open canoeing, paddleboarding, laser combat and team building.

2509, 2023

Lower Two – Sky Studio Trip

By |September 25th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Lower Two visited Sky Academy Studios’ on Thursday 21st September. The children worked with professional studio staff in a bespoke studio to create their own movie trailers. This experience supports the curriculum, specifically: fiction writing, composition, understanding of genre, character development and reviewing and refining their story ideas.

1509, 2023

Good Luck!

By |September 15th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Good luck to all the children from Upper Two Class of 2023. We hope you have a great start to your life at your new schools. Hope to see some of you soon for some interesting stories.

809, 2023

Welcome Back!

By |September 8th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Welcome back to all our current and new student's. We hope you have another exciting year with lots of learning and fun. Greeting to our new members of staff: Miss Dow, Mrs. Price and Mr. Taylor.

607, 2023

Culture Day 2023

By |July 6th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Ursuline Preparatory School, Warley, hosted a Cultural & Diversity Day for staff and students alike to celebrate, recognise and unite the wide range of cultures that are represented within our school community.  As part of our ongoing work with The Diana Award Charity scheme, the only charity set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales and her belief that young people have the power to change the world. [...]

2306, 2023

School Production – Dick Whittington

By |June 23rd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

What a show! All the children at Ursuline Preparatory School performed beautifully in our biennial production at the Towngate Theatre on Tuesday and Wednesday evening. The children were outstanding. showing true professionalism and steady confidence on the stage. All children in Lower Two and Upper Two gave exceptional performances showing character development, dynamic and energetic dancing, stage presence and comic timing- holding the audience in their hands! Children in [...]

2106, 2023

ISA National Athletics 2023

By |June 21st, 2023|Categories: UPS Sport|

On Monday, 19th June Bertie from Upper One participated in the ISA National Athletics Competition held at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. Bertie performed incredibly well, winning the event, and therefore was crowned National long Jump Champion!

1505, 2023

May Procession 2023

By |May 15th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Lower 2 and Mrs Macdonald led an assembly in honour of our Blessed Mother Mary in which the children were reminded of the joyful, sorrowful and glorious events in her life. Each aspect concluded with a reflection on Mary’s inspiration to us and a recitation of her special prayer the Hail Mary. At the end of the assembly the children processed out of the hall and each placed their [...]

1505, 2023

Pre-Reception welcome animals from Zoolab

By |May 15th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Pre-reception enjoyed meeting Emily from Zoolab. They met Turbo the African Snail, Sticky the Stick insect, Darth Vader the Scorpion, Cheese the Millipede, Mr Jangles the corn snake and Frank the hamster.

605, 2023

King Charles III – Coronation Celebration

By |May 6th, 2023|Categories: UPS Latest|

With help from our wonderful PFA the school celebrated the King’s Coronation in style with a Coronation Celebration Street Party on Friday. The school was ablaze with flags, bunting and balloons and the hall was transformed into a whole school dining room fit for royalty! All children (and staff) wore red, white and blue and the winners of our crown and picture competition were announced. The children and staff [...]

2804, 2023

Fitness Week – Dance Workshop

By |April 28th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

As a conclusion to our Fitness week, the children enjoyed a dance workshop run by students from Adagio College of Performing Arts. Although some boys were apprehensive all children thoroughly enjoyed the experience of warm-ups, games, exercises, choreography, and dance. The younger years did Jungle Ballet, and a routine to the Lion King. The older years learnt Street Dance and exercises - all being challenged to learn the helicopter [...]

2704, 2023

ISA Tag Rugby Tournament 2023

By |April 27th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Thursday, 27th April we went to Woodlands School, with a mixed team from Lower Two and Upper Two for the ISA Tag Rugby Competition. The children were a credit to themselves, their parents and the school playing with great determination throughout the tournament. Their efforts were rewarded with 4 wins and 1 draw meaning they were crowned ISA Tag Rugby Champions 2023!

2604, 2023

ISA Netball Finals

By |April 26th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Mrs. Walsh travelled to Rugby for the ISA National Netball Competition with our team. This fixture, originally to be held in March had been postponed due to bad weather and consequently unplayable courts. Many of the girls travelled to the venue on Tuesday evening with their parent’s. Over 600 schools are eligible to play in this competition so to reach the National Finals is a huge achievement. The girls [...]

2504, 2023

E-Safety Workshops – April 2023

By |April 25th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Tuesday 25th April, we welcomed EST Safety (known as ‘The 2 Johns’) to the school. They are very well known throughout Essex and have been providing online safety workshops within schools for many years. We had age-appropriate workshops for the children, followed by an evening session for the parents. We recorded the parent workshop for anyone who was unable to attend (please see the link below). The recording [...]

2404, 2023

Foundation Day 2023

By |April 24th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

We enjoyed celebrating Foundation Day, our school’s birthday, on Monday. This year the Ursuline school is 123 years old! Mrs. Parker-Litjens and Mrs. Macdonald took a special assembly to mark the occasion sharing information about our school’s foundation, it’s history, successes and about Mother Clare who founded our school and had a love of white flowers. All children and staff wore white flowers and/or white ribbons and the children [...]

1503, 2023

U10 ISA Netball Rally 2023

By |March 15th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Wednesday we hosted the U10 ISA Netball Rally. 8 other schools were invited to take part in the annual tournament. Our B team consisting of some younger Year 4’s played really well. Sadly they were defeated in a closely fought match and didn’t make it to the semi finals. Our A team, played extremely well and got through the the semi finals and then went on to play [...]

1003, 2023

Book Week

By |March 10th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

The whole school celebrated their love of reading by dressing up as their favourite character for World Book Day. We were treated to an array of characters from the pens and keyboard keys of ever popular authors David Walliams, Julia Donaldson, Roald Dahl and J.K. Rowling to name but a few. Non-Fiction titles were also well represented and Frieda Kahlo, Albert Einstein and Coco Chanel all made an appearance. [...]

903, 2023

Spring Concert 2023

By |March 9th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

The school choir and children delighted our governors and guests when they performed to a packed audience at our Spring Concert in the school Hall on Wed 8th March. It was a tremendous evening with the children singing popular songs and songs from the musicals. A special mention must be made to our soloists Katerina Stowe-Mici, Saanvi Korde, Alexander Wells, Jessica Toth and Felicity-Parker Litjens. The children in the [...]

803, 2023

Swimming Gala 2023

By |March 8th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

The boys and girls team went across to Brentwood School for the District Swimming Gala on Wednesday 8th March. The Children had a wonderful time and swam exceptionally well. The boy’s team won the competition and the girl’s team came second, having been beaten by 1 point! Congratulations to all the children.

703, 2023

Tamsyn Murray – Author visit

By |March 7th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

We were thrilled to welcome author Tamsyn Murray to our school on Tuesday as part of our Book Week celebrations. Our day started with a whole school assembly during which Tamsyn talked to us about her journey to becoming an author and the inspiration she had taken from her love of animals including telling us some hilarious anecdotes about naughty dog Lily. Tamsyn then spent the rest of the [...]

103, 2023

U11 District Netball Rally 2023

By |March 1st, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Wednesday we hosted the U11 District Netball Rally. 12 other schools were invited to take part in the annual tournament.  Our Year 5’s played older girls and held their own and qualified for the quarter finals. Sadly they were defeated in a closely fought match. Our A team, played extremely well and even though they had an injury we got through the finals and narrowly lost the final. [...]

2302, 2023

Lower 2 at Wagamama

By |February 23rd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Wednesday 23rd February Lower Two set off to Chelmsford as they were going to Wagamama as a continuation of the following topics; healthy eating and instructional writing whilst enjoying the diversity of a cuisine originated from Japan.  On arrival, Lower Two were given an informative explanation of the types of delicious and nutritious food and drinks served at Wagamama. We were then split in to 2 groups, each group took turns [...]

2202, 2023

District Tag Rugby Tournament – Old Brentwood Rugby Club

By |February 22nd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Wednesday 22nd February a mixed team from Lower and Upper 1 as well as a team from  Lower and Upper 2 to the District Tag rugby tournament at Old Brentwood’s Rugby club. All the children had a great time and played extremely well. Lower and Upper 1 managed to reach the final having won all their matches in the group stage and semi-finals. They met Brentwood in the [...]

2202, 2023

Ash Wednesday Service 2023

By |February 22nd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Children from Pre-Reception upwards and staff gathered together to mark the beginning of Lent in our Ash Wednesday service, which was led by Fr Gary. The service reflected on repentance, thinking of others and preparing ourselves for the joy of Easter, with Fr Gary highlighting the three aspects that we need to focus on during the coming weeks: prayer; doing something extra to help others and giving something up. [...]

2102, 2023

Pancake Races 2023

By |February 21st, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Tuesday 21st February, we held our annual Pancake races. The children had a great time with the final placings between the houses being St Andrew’s 1st, St. George’s 2nd, St. Patrick’s 3rd and St. David’s 4th.

1002, 2023

E-Safety Week

By |February 10th, 2023|Categories: Themed Day|

E-Safety, is an important part of the children’s education at The Ursuline Preparatory School. E-Safety Week kicked off with the whole school assembly, explaining to the children about keeping safe online and using their knowledge of real-life situations, online. Although Safer Internet Day was on Tuesday 7th February, the children had been taking part in a variety of activities involving circle time, storytelling, taking part in interactive activities and [...]

802, 2023

Harry Potter Day – Upper 2

By |February 8th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Upper Two had a fantastic day at school on Thursday. Continuing on from their wonderful trip to Harry Potter Studios last month, the children were lucky enough to experience their very own Harry Potter experience here at school. Upper Two started with their Coding workshop with Professor Elangodore in the hall where they got to use their interactive wands and find their [...]

302, 2023

ISA Table Tennis Competition 2023

By |February 3rd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Yishai from Upper One travelled to Nottingham to take part in the ISA Table Tennis Tournament. Yishai along with 18 other competitors (most of whom were 2 years older) played for a cup, a bowl, and a trophy. A hard-fought contest Yishai was successful in his efforts and we are thrilled to share that he won the bowl and came 3rd in the group. Huge Congratulations Yishai!

202, 2023

Lower 1 Football Friendly

By |February 2nd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Thursday 2nd February we took a mixed team of girls and boys from Lower 1 to play in a friendly football tournament at Alleyn Court. The children had a wonderful time and played some great football ending up winning 4 matches, drawing one and losing one. Well done team!

202, 2023

Lower Two Viking Day

By |February 2nd, 2023|Categories: Themed Day|

Lower Two had a Viking themed day with Portals to the Past. The children and staff all dressed up in Viking outfits (admittedly we generally were not historically accurate in this 😊). During the course of the day the children learnt about how the Vikings came to Britain, over time moving from raiders to invaders and settlers. They also learnt about their beliefs, the roles of men, women and [...]

3101, 2023

Girls district football tournament

By |January 31st, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Tuesday 31st January we took a team from Upper and Lower 1 to participate in the Brentwood district football tournament. The girls played very well managing to win their pool and progressing through to the semi-finals. This proved to be a very tight contest, with the score staying 0-0 at full time and after extra time. Unfortunately, St. Helens went through due their better results in the pool [...]

2501, 2023

Upper Two visit to the Harry Potter Studios

By |January 25th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Upper 2 had an absolutely magical time on their visit to the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studios in Watford. The children thoroughly enjoyed their tour which began in the Great Hall, the doors of which were opened by our birthday boy, Ismail. From there the children loved finding out all about how the films were made including props, costumes and special effects such as green screen technology. After a [...]

2401, 2023

Football County Finals Chelmsford

By |January 24th, 2023|Categories: UPS Sport|

On Tuesday 24th January we took a boy’s football team from Upper One, Lower Two and Upper Two to the county finals in Chelmsford. They played really well in the pool stage winning two games and drawing one. This put them through to the semi final which proved very tense and went to penalties. Unfortunately, we just lost but the boy’s were a real credit to the school. [...]

1901, 2023

Lower Two Sky Studio’s Trip

By |January 19th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Thursday 19th January Lower Two visited Sky Academy Studios’, the children worked with professional studio staff in a bespoke studio to create their own movie trailers. This experience supports the curriculum, specifically: fiction writing, composition, understanding of genre, character development and reviewing and refining their story ideas. Before we attended Sky Studios the children worked in groups to come up with a story idea and produce a storyboard. [...]

1801, 2023

ISA Under 11 Netball tournament

By |January 18th, 2023|Categories: UPS Sport|

The Upper Two Netball team went to Alleyn Court to participate in the ISA Under 11 Netball tournament. The girls won all of their matches in their pool and went through to the semi finals. After loosing a tight game to Copthill they went on to the finals against NewHall and won. Placing overall 3rd. They have now qualified to attend the ISA Nation Finals. Well done to all [...]

1601, 2023

Enterprise Week 2023

By |January 16th, 2023|Categories: UPS Latest|

Enterprise Week 2023 Upper Two are very excited about this year’s ‘I’m an Upper Two Get Me Out of Here!’ themed Enterprise Week and have been busy organising their activities and choosing their charities. They will be explaining all about their chosen charity in this Monday’s assembly and carrying out their challenges (total permitting!) in Friday’s assembly. Each day, one [...]

711, 2022

ISA Eastern Art Competition

By |November 7th, 2022|Categories: UPS Latest|

ISA Art Competition Every year we take part in the ISA Eastern Region Art Competition where we have gained many prizes often taking work to the annual national competition. This year, on Friday 14th October 2022 we entered individual and group pieces from our school animal themed art competition that we displayed at our Prize Giving ceremony. We are delighted to announce we received five prizes: three first place [...]

611, 2022

Raising Money for Charity

By |November 6th, 2022|Categories: UPS Latest|

Cafod Coin Trail Children throughout the school collected 20 pence pieces for our annual coin trail. We had a visitor from CAFOD on Monday, who reminded us that every 20pmade a difference and that £7 could feed a family for a month. Thank you for your generosity, in total we raised £817.40! The children laid their 20p coins down in their house lines in the school hall. It was [...]

611, 2022

Go! Ursuline Lionesses!

By |November 6th, 2022|Categories: UPS Latest|

Friendly Football Event A team of 10 girls from across the junior classes competed in their first football event representing Ursuline Prep.  The event took place at Alleyn Court.  They competed in several matches, very often against older and bigger opponents.  They all gave their best and played extremely well winning several of their matches.

611, 2022

ISA Dance Competition

By |November 6th, 2022|Categories: UPS Latest|

Dance Success  14 pupils travelled to Reddam House, Berkshire to compete in the ISA National Dance Competition. After a long day of watching a range of different dances styles:  ballet, contemporary, tap and acrobatic, our pupils performed a contemporary piece called ‘Twin Separation’. They performed to the best of their ability and achieved 3rd place. An incredible achievement as the standard of dancing was very high and there were [...]

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