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Humble by Nature Visit

October 23rd, 2016

The boys in Prep II enjoyed their visit to Humble Farm, where they saw a variety of livestock. Particular favourites were the goats and the pigs. They enjoyed feeding the pigs apples!

A Tim Peake-inspired workshop, packed with exciting practical experiments, opened a group of schoolboys’ eyes to a world of possibilities in the space industry. Prep III at The Grange, Monmouth Preparatory School, learnt of the challenges and perils faced by… Read more

Prep IV Peer teaching

October 14th, 2016

The tables were turned on Prep IV this week where they became the teachers. They were put into groups and each was given and information pack on one of the five kingdoms of life. The boys were asked to summarise… Read more

Stick Insects

October 14th, 2016

After their summer holiday at Lloyd’s house The Grange stick insects are back! They have settled nicely back and seem to be enjoying both their spacious new enclosure and the regular supply of privet from Stick Insect monitor Lloyd and… Read more

What better way is there to learn physical geography, than with the use of Mars bars? The boys in Prep IV have been learning about the structure of Earth and the effect of plate tectonics rubbing together. To simulate this… Read more

Prep II Pond Life

October 8th, 2016

Prep II have been studying Habitats this half term and this week they have been looking at classification keys. As part of this they went pond dipping in The Grange pond where they discovered some fascinating cohabitees of their school…. Read more

The Big Red Bus

October 8th, 2016

The Head Boy and Deputy Head Boys from The Grange were thrilled to be invited to the unofficial opening of Inglefield House’s new library, which is being housed in a refurbished London Double Decker Bus! Mr Shaw is impressed and… Read more

Prep I Art

October 8th, 2016

The boys in Prep I have been developing their sketching and shading techniques through completing close observational drawings of things found in nature. They have used pencil, graphite crayons and charcoal and are enjoying experimenting with the different effects that… Read more

Problem Solving in Maths

September 30th, 2016

Prep III boys played the game of ‘Roll it, Round it’ to practise skills of rounding to tenths and hundredths. They loved the challenge element and became very competitive. The game is now on Firefly, for anyone else who would… Read more

A top children’s writer encouraged boys to let their imaginations run wild and pen poetry based on unique talismans during an inspirational masterclass. Poet and author Jean Atkin spent all of Tuesday running workshops at The Grange, Monmouth Preparatory School,… Read more

Prep I Science

September 23rd, 2016

The boys in Prep I have started this year learning about plants. As a part of this, they visited the garden at The Grange and pulled up plants to study the roots in detail. We promise that they were weeds… Read more

Musical boys livened up their annual Prize-Giving event with a surprise flash mob to wish their headmistress a happy retirement after 19 years of inspiring boys at The Grange, Monmouth Preparatory School. Every pupil wowed parents, teachers and governors by… Read more

STEM Challenge

July 7th, 2016

Children from seven local schools in Years 5, 6 and 7, took part in the first Monmouth School STEM Conference at the Blake Theatre. Boys from The Grange loved taking part in all of the thought provoking scientific challenges. Mixed… Read more

Prep I Volcanoes

July 2nd, 2016

Prep I concluded their science topic of Rocks with work on volcanoes which culminated in making and erupting their very own volcanoes. They built and painted their volcanoes based on what real ones look like. Then using sodium bicarbonate, vinegar… Read more

Science Club

June 25th, 2016

The boys in Science Club this week have been learning about acids and bases and extracting their own pH indicator from red cabbage. The boys had fun testing their indicator against a range of substances across the pH scale, correctly… Read more

In order to consolidate their learning on classification and evolution, Prep IV went on a science trip this week to the animal management department of Hartpury College, near Gloucester. Here they saw a wide range of animals, from meerkats to… Read more

Prep III Art

June 25th, 2016

Boys have been making self-portrait ‘grotesque’ faces (in clay!) They have learned about joining clay together, using different textures and firing and glazing the clay. This built on their preparatory work where they created a relief of a ‘grotesque’ eye… Read more

Domino Maths Investigation

June 18th, 2016

Prep IV have been completing maths investigations using dominoes. They were challenged to create dominoes of four squares where all of the dots on each of the sides equalled the same number, using only one pack of dominoes to do… Read more

French QR Code Hunt

June 11th, 2016

In preparation for their upcoming residential trip to France, Prep III have been learning how to tell the time. To improve their listening skills, they have been searching for 16 QR codes around the school. When these codes are scanned… Read more

A quick-minded quiz team is preparing for the final of a competition which could see them crowned “the smartest school in the whole United Kingdom”. Four boys from The Grange, Monmouth Preparatory School, have become one of 12 teams to… Read more