Dear Parents

Year 3 began the week with Stone Age Day. The children immersed themselves in Stone Age activities and this created lots of fantastic discussions about what it would have been like. Their beautiful cave paintings are now on display in Year 3 and they have taken home their bone necklaces and the arrowheads that they carved.

The girls from Pavilion and Pier class spent Tuesday at Roedean School experiencing STEM activities. Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths activities were completed during the day and the girls came back to school full of exciting tales. They even had a lecture from Dr Suzie Imber, a research scientist at NASA.

While the girls were at Roedean the boys in Pier and Pavilion had a brilliant day of enrichment. They participated in extra Art activities making demon masks and experienced fun practical maths sessions.

On Wednesday, Year 1 went to Washbrooks Farm. The sun came out and they had a fabulous time meeting all the animals including new rabbits and guinea pigs and the enormous Shire horses Galaxy and Gregory. The highlight of the day was of course… the tractor ride!

Each week the children’s’ love of learning is celebrated in Thursdays ‘Good Work Assembly’. The whole school are always so excited to see what their peers have been up to from the youngest to the oldest children. One child from the Reception class was especially proud because she has learnt to read simple sentences in just 5 weeks. Please look out for good work certificates your child may bring home. Every child will get a turn to be celebrated.

Year 4 visited Brighton Museum this week to take part in mummification as part of their history topic, ‘Ancient Egypt’. This is a great workshop which brings to life the lives of the Egyptians. They also had time to explore the museum afterwards.

Brighton and Hove Archaeological Society visited Year 3 on Friday to talk to the children about being an archaeologist. The children were able to ask lots of questions and even handle some of the finds from local digs. Maybe some of the children will choose to be archaeologists in the future!

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Best Wishes

Mrs Gane, Mrs Mills and Ms Hayward