27th May 2005

Year 4 Cricket Tournament

A group of children from Year 4 competed in a Cricket Tournament on Thursday, organised by Blatchington Mill School. They played so well together that they reached the semi-final of their group, and were only narrowly beaten to a place in the final! They thoroughly enjoyed the day, and Ms Busby was delighted with their superb attitude and excellent behaviour.

Year 6 at Fabrica

The children in Year 6 had a fascinating insight into the art on show at Fabrica on Tuesday, and were able to create their own artwork based on the exhibits during a special workshop.


We have two children who have gained their swimming certificates and they are both in Year 1. Congratulations to Finley Bartelds who has his 5 metres award, and to Joe Foot for gaining his 25 metres award.

Summer Clothing

As the weather is warming up, this is a good time to remind parents and carers that, although we do not have a formal uniform, we do have guidelines for suitable clothing for school that must be adhered to by all children.
All children must wear tops that cover their shoulders and do not expose bare tummies and backs.
Clothes should not be see- through, and should be suitably modest for children’s wear at school.
Shoes and sandals must have back straps and must not have high heels.
Sun hats and caps are recommended for outside use, but must not be worn inside the building.
Jewellery is not permitted, except for stud earrings and a watch.
All clothing should be robust enough to withstand a busy, active and sometimes messy day at school.
Fasteners and footwear should be of the type that children can mange themselves.
Clothing, especially PE kit, should be named to avoid confusion and minimise lost property.

Playground Developments

After a lot of hard work and organisation, the MSSA has raised the magnificent sum of £1,500 to be spent on developing the playground. The school is adding this to £7,000 from our building development budget so that we can have some superb new adventure play equipment along the small playground outside of the Years 1 and 2 classrooms.
This phase of our playground development will see the back playground completed first, including some additional planting along the wall outside Reception class. There are further ideas for developing the main playground and this area will be the focus for the next stage of fundraising, starting with the Bugsy Malone Film Night.
It will be so good to see the ideas of the staff, children, and parents on the playground working party and the MSSA all coming together to benefit all of the children. Thank you to everyone who has been involved so far.

It’s Holiday Time!

I hope that you all have a very pleasant half term holiday. Please remember that children return to school on Tuesday 7th June, as the Monday is a staff training day.

The school year ends on Friday 22nd July.

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