31st March 2006

Easter Afternoon Tea Party

A big thank you to the School Association for organising this fantastic event which was enjoyed by so many people. It was wonderful to see the children enjoying the different activities organised by our Educational Assistants and they looked splendid in their Easter hats. The winners of the hat competition were:
Kali Holder (Year 1)
Jed Hughes (Year 1)
Jem Ward (Year 5)

Easter Assembly

On Wednesday we enjoyed a special assembly given by Father Fayres from St Paul’s Church. He reminded us all about why we have Easter traditions and was very impressed by the thoughtful questions the children asked.

Year 2 Visit

Wednesday also saw our intrepid Year 2 children going off on a mini-beast safari at Woods Mill. They had a great time looking at all the beasts they could find in different habitats and were so interested and well behaved all day.

Swimming Award

Congratulations to Hardy Churchill in Year 1 for passing his 5m Puffin Swimming Award

Reading Book Bags

The office now has a new stock of reading book bags. They cost £3.50 for cloth bags and £1 for plastic bags.

Silence is Golden

Anyone walking into the Year 2 classroom last Friday morning might have thought that there were no children in there at all. They all did incredibly well in keeping silent for three hours in order to raise money for the Uganda Appeal. Sponsor money is still coming in but the total is already over £600. Thank you to everyone for your sponsorship and well done Year 2.

Festival Parade

As the parade draws ever closer, more and more palm trees are sprouting up in the school. They will look fantastic as part of the parade along with our samba band. The other children taking part will all have shakers and we would like your help with donating rice and lentils to fill them (out of date goods would be ideal) and also making them. If you are able to help during the week beginning 24th April then please speak to Mrs. Noble. Look out for more details on the parade after Easter.

Let’s Stomp!

Year 3 gave a wonderful performance of their dance to the school and their parents this morning. It will look and sound amazing when they perform it at the Dome as part of the ‘Let’s Dance’ festival on Monday 24th April.

Lost Mobile Phone

Alannys Diaz in Year 4 has lost her mobile phone this week. It’s a blue Nokia camera phone and was last seen in the cloakroom. If anyone finds it please hand it in to the office. Can we remind you that anything of any value should be handed into the office for safe keeping as we cannot be held responsible for anything lost that hasn’t been handed in.

Bright Sparks

Year 4 have been working extremely hard on designing and making their own electrical games. They came up with some wonderful ideas and their parents came in to see the finished products on Monday after school.

Dinner Money

Just a reminder that school dinners will cost £1.65 per day after the Easter holidays. It would also help the office if you are able to pay for the week on Monday mornings.

Penalty Shoot Out Prize

Congratulations to Coltrane Chead in Year 5 who won the prize for collecting the most money for our sponsored penalty shoot out last month. He raised over £70 in sponsorship and was presented with a signed football from Brighton and Hove Albion today in assembly. Well done Coltrane.

Easter Holidays

School closes for the Easter holidays today and reopens on Wednesday 19th April. It has been a fantastic term with so many wonderful things happening that it feels as though it has gone very quickly. Thank you to all of the children for your hard work and enthusiasm and to the parents/carers for your support and commitment to the school. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday and we will look forward to seeing you next term.

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