Our School is going to be on Small Talk next week (w/c 1st Feb 16) on Spirit FM – listen at 7.45am and 3.45pm on 96.6 FM, 102.3 FM or 106.6 FM where you will be able to listen to James, Brandon, Erin, Ryan and Troy who will be giving the answers to some of life’s big questions!
Parents Coffee Mornings are held on the first Thursday of the month. Everyone is welcome and there is always homemade cake!
It is the opportunity to share information and ideas with other parents and sometimes a guest speaker will attend.
The staff always enjoy the left over cake!
Lemur class have been exploring the world as part of their new topic and they have chosen how they will get around the planet and what they will see as they travel around. Some children chose to fly around the world in a planes and Owen created a lovely iceberg scene and ensured it was jagged and rough like icebergs found in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Matthew was really engaged to make an igloo from marshmallows. He carefully put on glue and stuck them on as bricks. We were learning about what houses were like in the arctic.
Yesterday we took part in the Spirit FM ‘Sleeps ’til Santa’. Each day schools from across the area sing a song about how many days until Christmas. The children practiced for many days to learn the song and also the signing. It was a very fast song, but our children kept up and did us proud. Follow the link to watch our children sing and sign. http://www.spiritfm.net/features/sleep-til-santa/
We would like to say a very big thank you to Crawford & Company Adjusters (UK) Ltd for organising the supply and replacement of all the decking around our wildlife pond. Crawford’s sent a team of tradespeople and employees to the school as part of their ‘Global Day of Service’. During the day they managed to replace all the paths around the pond with treated decking so this will ensure that we will be able to continue to use this valuable outside area for learning and general enjoyment.
As well as thanking Crawford & Co Adjusters for organising the event we would like to thank the numerous tradespeople and their companies for the materials and their time. It could not have been done without the hard work from them all.
Below is a list of companies that helped make this happen:-
Neil Trenfield & Bill Haywood Smith from Topmarx Ltd
Gary Hayes & Terry Molloy from DPS Denne Ltd
Octopus class had such a wonderful time today, using the portable sensory bubble tube for the first time!
The children loved it, and it provided a great experience to go alongside their learning of “dark” and “light”.
They found everything really easy to set up and use, and the ipad was all ready to go!
We would like to thank Lord’s Taverners for their grant which allowed us to purchase this valuable sensory resource.
We are enormously proud of our school football teams.
They represented us and showed the true values of the school. They were polite, kind, caring, showed great team work and true sportsmanship.
For the first time we had 2 teams in the semi finals and 1 even made it to the final. In a VERY tense final the boys did us proud and held to a nil nil draw right up until the last 2 minutes of the game. Sadly we lost in the end, and we congratulated the winning team.
We cannot wait until the next competition!
A huge thank you to all the families, staff and children who donated food this week in our Harvest festival .
Rachael and Abby from Worthing Church homeless project personally thanked all the children and families who attended on Wednesday. However, what you did not all hear was how amazed they both were at just how much food was donated by the families and staff of such a relatively small school ! It was lovely to see all the children coming up with their donations . All this food will go a long way to support people that have found themselves homeless in our locality.
We also need to say a big thank you to the children from Tigers and Meerkats who told us beautifully through use of words , signs and pictures what food they were thankful for and presented a poem.
The last thank you goes to all the children and all the staff who have worked hard to learn our traditional harvest songs and created the beautiful artwork displayed in our celebration. It was great to see so many children singing and some dancing along to the songs!
The art work was admired by all and ranged from autumn coloured sensory mark making to numerical link counting autumn leaves.
Tiger Class have published their first copy of Palatine Express! The children have interviewed the deputy head, dinner staff and pupils in Seahorse and Bumblebee class.
Click on the link to read the full newpaper!