Claudia, age 5
“My favourite thing about school is playing in the playground because I can play with my friends! I like playing stuck in mud. When I come to school each morning I feel happy when I see Mrs Collins smiling at me and saying ‘Good morning Claudia!’ I like that. My teacher is very kind.
This week we did a drawing with chalk and we painted over it and it looked like an underwater kingdom! It was good fun. I like my classroom, it is decorated with my work and I like the toys we have too. We have Golden Time. This is when we have been really good and we can choose what games to play.
I like maths because I like numbers. I can add up and take away and count to over 100! I also like spelling and we have a test each week. I practice at home so I can get ten out of ten and a sticker! I have a new reading book to bring home each day and Mummy writes in my book.
I like going to the dining hall for lunch. I love fish and chips and peas! We have lots of different sorts of food. I like to try new things.
I like to go on the mini-bus to our swimming lesson. It is an adventure!”
Khizra, age 7
"I enjoy coming to school, everyone plays with me and is nice to me. I really like concentrating on my joined-up writing and am trying very hard at the moment with my maths. I think I am good at drawing, literacy and at home, I am good at folding clothes. When I describe my school, I say it is a bright and happy place. People are smiley! People at school have nice manners, which is important.
My favourite grown-up at school is Miss Clarke, who is fair, a nice teacher and helps me with lots of things. My favourite friend is Tamsin, who is very kind.
School teaches you to work on your own – independently – but also how to be part of a team, and share. This is all useful as I plan to be a Detective when I am a grown-up, I will follow footsteps to find treasure!"
Vinny, age 7
“I am good at writing poems and Games, especially rugby. I also like Maths and French. I know I am good at Numeracy as I seem to get the answers right! I want to be better at my times tables so I will practice them and I will try my best.
We have Quiet Time in the classroom to help us settle down after our lunch break. You can play games, but in a quiet way. It is a way that we get ready to work in the afternoon.
My friends at school are funny and they like to play with me. Everyone helps each other. If a child was going to come to Leicester Prep I would say – the school dinners are delicious! The school is bright and colourful and the teachers are very helpful. I have learnt so much.”
Joshua, age 10
“My name is Joshua Tyers and I have been at Leicester Prep for three years and I am in Year 6. I am Head Boy and Sports Captain. My favourite subjects are Maths, ICT, Latin, PE and Rugby. As Head Boy, I help people around the school and I also have to make speeches at school events. I really like singing and drama and I enjoy the competitions we take part in. This year I took the Loughborough Grammar exam and I was extremely happy when I passed!”
Safia, age 11
“My name is Safia Girach, I am eleven years old and have been part of Stoneygate College for seven and a half years. I am Head Girl and part of the Student Council. I also participate in the choir and play instruments such as the violin, guitar and piano. I enjoy all sports and I am Hockey captain. My favourite subjects are Maths, English, Science, Sports and Art. I enjoying coming to Stoneygate College very much. Read my story in the Showcase section, to see the type of work we do.”