Dear Parents

Year 5 and 6 began the week by going to the Theatre Royal Brighton to see Adventures on Trains, a special author and illustrator event. The author spoke about how they came up with their ideas and treated the audience to a reading of their new book. While the illustrator was live drawing throughout the event. What a treat for a Monday morning!

Some of our Year 5 girls went to Roedean School this week to sit for their Early Entrance exams. They have all worked hard to prepare for them over the last few months and we wish them all the best.

Another School Council meeting was held this week. Roxanne, Head of School Council, led the meeting speaking about new equipment that had been bought and then held a vote over some decisions that needed to be made. More details to follow.

The Upper School children enjoyed a physics lesson this week as part of their enrichment programme at Roedean School. The children are also still ‘swimming to Space’ and hopefully will be there by next week! Years 5 and 6 will go to Roedean for an entire day next week for this term’s experience day with Years 3 and 4 attending a few weeks later. The focus this term will be on history.

World Book Day was created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. It is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. The first World Book Day in the UK and Ireland took place in 1997 to encourage young people to discover the pleasure of reading. It has now become a firm favourite in our school calendar. The whole day has been a fantastic success from our morning assembly, to announcing winners of the classroom doors to our fashion show in the afternoon. We have been to the Deepdene café to taste books and had another brilliant author visit. Sarah Ann Juckes spent time with Years 5 and 6 talking about how she started writing books at 16 years of age. Thank you to all the teachers for organising a wonderful day and a special thank you to Miss Knight for all your hard work.  Don’t forget to spend your tokens! Look out for us in the Argus newspaper on Friday 11th March.

We wish all those children that are attending the Springboard Festival, Brighton and Hove performing arts festival, this weekend and over the coming weeks all the luck with their performances.

Please do not forget to support our cake sake on Monday. Any donations of money will be gratefully received on the gate in the morning and any cake donations will be sold throughout the day. All cakes will be 50p and proceeds will be sent to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes

Mrs Gane and Ms Hayward