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  • Seeing the good in others: reward for positive praise

    Published 13/03/18

    Keri Lennon, Year 2 Teacher at the City Pre-Prep, shares her thoughts on developing positive learning cycles in Early Years education.

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  • An enlightening visit to the Whipple Museum 

    Published 12/03/18

    Key Stage 1 explore the wonders of the Whipple Museum in Cambridge.

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  • Forest School and 800 Wood

    Published 02/03/18

    Our Pre-Prep children wrap up warm and explore nature this Spring term.

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  • A day with the firefighters

    Published 01/03/18

    Our Year 1 and 2 children at Madingley Pre Prep enjoy a visit from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service.

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  • Learning about recycling with AmeyCespa

    Published 31/01/18

    The  Pre-prep welcomed John from AmeyCespa to talk about the importance of recycling and how it works.

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  • Guide dog Watson visits the Pre-prep

    Published 31/01/18

    Our Pre-prep students were lucky enough to have visits from a guide dog, Watson, and his trainer Peter. 

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  • How our language videos helped break a world record

    Published 16/01/18

    Junior School and Pre-Prep pupils see their video creations chosen as Editors' Choice for the Council of Europe's world record success.

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  • Shepherds, stars, mice and a donkey! Nativity fun this December

    Published 14/12/17

    Celebrating the wonderful Nativity plays performed by both Dame Bradbury's Early Years and the City and Madingley Pre-Preps this festive season.

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  • Festive fun across the Foundation

    Published 12/12/17

    The festive spirit has been taking over the Foundation this season!

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  • The​ ​Tiger​ ​who​ ​Came​ ​to​ ​Tea at the Fitzwilliam​ ​Museum!

    Published 18/10/17

    In Week 5, City and Madingley Reception went on an adventure into art!

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  • Making pizzas!

    Published 18/10/17

    Who will help us make a pizza?” said Miss Valcin and Mrs Lee.  “We will!” chorused 24 kindergarten children. And so they did. 

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  • Ely Museum - a pupil perspective

    Published 26/09/17

    Term begin for our older children with a visit to Ely Museum for the Feast of Fenland as part of our 'Food, Glorious Food' topic. 

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  • Problem solving for personal growth

    Published 21/09/17

    From a very young age children test new ideas, discover their capabilities and develop as people by taking risks and trying. Along the way they will, inevitably, make many mistakes and encounter many stumbling blocks.

    Part of our approach to learning in Pre-Prep prepares children to react positively and proactively when such situations arise. As a new academic year begins a fundamental concept has been focused on with pupils in 2C: problem solving.

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  • Working Walls for Working Minds

    Published 29/06/17

    Children’s minds can be busy, intricate places where information is processed continuously throughout the day.

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  • Pre-Prep - Headteacher's Blog

    Published 30/03/17

    Science and scientific skills form a key area of the curriculum of every topic we do in the Pre-Prep. For the Early Years Scientific understanding comes as part of the Understanding of the World strand of the Early Years Framework. 

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  • Year Two Role Models: Developing Empathetic Leaders

    Published 31/01/17

    Role models come in a variety of forms and for the youngest in the Pre-Prep there are few more influential than their older peers.

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  • Maths in and for the community

    Published 23/12/16

    Year One class got involved with the local park and community creating a few maths games for others to play.

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  • Year One English lessons inspired by the Amazon Rainforest

    Published 07/06/16

    English lessons involve all four skills, receptive skills: listening and reading; and productive skills: speaking and writing.

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