Dear Parents

We began the week in beautiful sunshine. All of the children came in looking extra smart and I think their class photos will look fantastic. Year 3 then headed off to Bramber for the afternoon where they were able to spend time planting and identifying different trees and birds. They even got time for an ice-cream!

Reading ambassadors has begun in school. This is an opportunity for our Year 6 pupils to spend time with the Reception class. They get time to play together and get to know each other as well as a reading session.

Year 4 spent a wonderful day at Drusillas on Wednesday. They took part in an animal handling session where they were able to handle reptiles and mammals and find out fun facts about each amazing creature. They were then able to spend time exploring the award winning zoo and of course racing around in the playpark.

On the 12th May each year the ‘Mass Observation Archive’ calls for day diaries to capture the everyday lives of people across the UK. The written diaries are stored in the Archive at The Keep and are used by a wide range of people for research, teaching and learning. The project started in 1937 when Mass Observation called for people from all parts of the UK to record everything they did from when they woke up in the morning to when they went to sleep at night on 12th May. This was the day of George VI’s Coronation. The resulting diaries provide a wonderful glimpse into the everyday lives of people across Britain and have become an invaluable resource for those researching countless aspects of the era. Year 5 and 6 took part in the Mass Observation project this week. This is something that we aim to do every year. It is great for the children to be part of this iconic project.

I am very excited to be taking part in our first Upper School gardening lunch time club today. I am sure under the guidance of Mrs Watkins the weeds don’t stand a chance! We will also help to tend the plants around the school which will be an opportunity for the children to learn more about the growing process which in turn will support their Science learning.

Finally although the weather isn’t as good as the beginning of the week, two of our classes have headed out today for their ‘Teach on the Beach’ sessions. Eco Club have also a beach clean coming soon as part of the Great Big School Clean 2021. This Spring the Great Big School Clean is attempting to complete a colossal million miles of litter picking … that’s to the moon ad back, twice! We are happy to say that this will provide evidence towards our Silver Award for the Eco Schools scheme that we have been working towards.

Please do support our quiz night and get tickets from Miss Taylor. If you can’t come on the evening a list of the auction items is coming home so you will be able to place a bid on those. Thank you for your support.

Best wishes and have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Gane and Ms Hayward