Term Dates 2017 / 18
Autumn Term 2017
Term Starts: Wednesday 6th September
Half Term: Monday 23rd October
Term Recommences: Monday 6th November
Term Ends: Thursday 7th December
Spring Term 2018
Term Starts: Wednesday 3rd January
Half Term: Monday 12th February
Term Recommences: Monday 19th February
Term Ends: Friday 29th March
Summer Term 2018
Term Starts: Wednesday 25th April
Bank Holiday: Monday 7th May
Half Term: Monday 28th May
Term Recommences: Monday 11th June
Term Ends: Thursday 5th July
We are pleased to offer places to children aged between 4.09 years and 7 years of age.
The group purposefully comprises mixed ages to create a family structure where older children become aware of the needs of those younger, and the younger children learn from the older children. Children who are familiar with the rhythm of the kindergarten are encouraged to help the younger children, which eases their integration.
Students from Bloo House School, visited The French Tarte Patisserie in Surbiton as part of their World Book Day celebrations. Currently reading Madame Pamplemousse and Her Incredible Edibles by Rupert Kingfisher, our Darwin class went to experience French pastries and hot chocolate, just like the characters in the book.
Staff from, The French Tarte were delighted to highlight their baking skills and let the students taste some of the delicious pastries on offer, they were thrilled to have our students visit.
The days leading up to World Book Day have been very exciting, with a visit from Brian Grant, the film director who has recently directed the BBC production of The Worst Witch, which is currently on air. He spoke to us about how a story can be taken from the pages of a book to the big screen. In keeping with the theme of his visit, staff and students all came into school dressed as witches and wizards.
With children aged 5 – 11 years old, Gill spent her time inspiring the children to write their own stories, taking ideas from the woodland surroundings and the shifting smoke patterns from the fire!
Gill’s stories reflect her passion for wild animals in wild places. She draws inspiration from many of the people she has had the fortune to meet during her work as a vet, both at home and abroad. Her first novel was snapped up for publication within hours of being offered to publishers. She lives in Somerset with her young family and a motley crew of pets. She writes from a tree house, in the company of squirrels.
Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. Now in its 18th year, World Book Day aims to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading
World Book Day is a partnership of publishers, booksellers and interested parties who work together to promote books and reading for the personal enrichment and enjoyment of all. A main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.
At Bloo House Independent School in Surrey, the school celebrated the day in momentous style, with children dressing up as their favourite character. It was quite an eye opener for some of the team today, as they played host to Dr. Doolittle, Sherlock Holmes, a girl called Alice and even a tiger, that apparently came for tea!