5 April 2019

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Friday 5th End of term 4


Tuesday 23rd Children return to school
Tuesday 30th Year 2 SATs meeting for parents – 2.15pm and 5pm
Friday 3rd May Spring Fayre –in the school hall after school
Final Training day 28th June 2019
Every Monday (term time only) Parent and Baby/Toddler group – Puppies room 1.15pm-2.45pm


Weekly school attendance Days missed across the school this week Best class attendance for the week Overall attendance for the year
94.54% 71 Snow Leopard 95.32%


  Reading award Star of the week Active Award Star Table  

Feet on Friday


Penguin Etty Charlie O  





Evie E




Polar Bear Emma Bethany  







Noah Starley

Snow Leopard Grayson Danni-Rae  

Daisy N








Dolphin Ashton Amelia-Jayne  




Oliver S




 Star Fish Szofia Noah  





Turtle Stanley Miley  







Fox Felix Isabelle  







Harry F

Squirrel Harvey Alexandra  








Emily M

Owl Anire Theodore  











Art Award This is a special award given out 3 times .The art work will be displayed in our gallery outside of Puppies.
Penguin Harry Kirton



Polar Bear Joel


Snow Leopard Amelia


Dolphin Lily-Grace


Star Fish Wilhelmina


Turtle Arafat


Fox Kyra


Squirrel Kareesha


Owl Jessica Horton

Jessica Peach


Bonus Coin Winner of the Week – Fox
Punctuality Pup – Penguin

What we have been learning………


This week in EYFS we have been enjoying being imaginative and creative. We thought about different minibeasts and how they are made up of different features and wouldn’t it be fun to create our own minibeast. Once we had designed it we described it using adjectives and then wrote our description using all the punctuation we have learnt so far i.e. full stop, capital letter and finger spaces. As you can imagine they were very unique! In Maths we have been helping the Easter bunny. We worked out that the Easter bunny would get more Easter eggs delivered in a given period of time if he ran! We worked out that the Easter bunny could deliver 5 eggs which was 3 more than when the Easter bunny slid along the floor! We also enjoyed visiting the church for our Easter service and have discussing the traditions associated with Easter.

Don’t forget over the holiday to continue consolidating the phonemes, digraphs, trigraphs and tricky words within your child’s reading record book and the recognition of teen numbers!

Year 1

We have had a great last week of term. We enjoyed RE at the beginning of the week where we explored how other religions worship as well as finding out about the places that are sacred to them. In English we have been exploring real and fantasy animals. We generated some great adjectives to describe them, finishing with inventing and describing our own fantasy animals. In Maths this week we have been practising our measuring skills, firstly by measuring length using a ruler and then we have moved onto mass using weighing scales. In PSHE we have continued our growing up topic where we had the opportunity to write about the people in our own families. We also had fun in PE this week practising our jumping skills; the children were very good at remembering and talking about how they needed soft, bendy knees when they land. What a great term we have had. The Year 1 team would like to wish you all a lovely, relaxing Easter break!

Year 2

What a busy last week we have had in year 2! We have been inspired by the story ‘Room on the Broom’. We have written our own spells, adapted the ending and have designed our own broomstick to fit new animals of our own choice. In Maths we have continued to learn about time and have practised telling the time and solving problems. We used language of time to order intervals of time. In our let’s explore day we used drama to retell the Easter story. We thought about important symbols and made posters advertising the 4 church services at this time. We discussed how Christians celebrate this festival and linked this to other celebrations both faith and non-faith related. We are looking forward to a well-deserved break and will be ready to carry on our learning after the Easter holidays!


Visit to the Grange Nursing Home

Last week six Reception children were delighted to visit the Grange, a nursing home at the bottom of The Street to deliver some Easter biscuits and to read some books to some of the residents. It was so lovely to see the residents’ faces light up when the children started talking and reading to them.  We will be making this a regular visit with more children across the school as it was greatly appreciated.  The children were impeccably behaved and a credit to the school.








Church service

Thank you to all parent/carers who joined us for our assembly about Easter.  We hope you enjoyed it. The children learnt about experiencing different emotions- sadness and happiness relating to what Christians believe about Easter.  Each class made some birds which will be displayed in the church garden on Good Friday.


Attendance party

Over half of the school celebrated their outstanding attendance by having a party and some party food. These children were lucky to have been healthy and therefore to have attendance which is 97% or above.  It’s been great to see an improvement in attendance during the last term, despite sickness and a bought of chickenpox.


Big Battery Hunt

We have signed up to this year’s Big Battery Hunt. Over 20,000 tonnes of batteries end up in landfill sites in the UK each year! That’s as heavy as about 4,000 elephants! As a school we can help by recycling all used batteries; we now have collection boxes in school so please bring in any used batteries. Let’s see how many we can recycle?


World Book Day – Readathon

Thank you again for your support.  We have been pleased with the generosity of family and friends. The total you have raised is £620.50; this will be used to purchase more books and classroom equipment for your children.  Penguin and Dolphin classes raised the most amounts and will receive an extra book for their reading corner.

If there is any money still to come in we would be grateful for this as soon as possible.

Thank you


Brighton Marathon

Beau Maxted’s parents Turtle class are running the Brighton Marathon on the 14 April. They are raising money for Macmillian Cancer Support, this charity has provided their family with much need support during difficult times. If you would like to sponsor them you can do this through JustGiving, the link is below. We wish them every success with this.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paul-and-ceri-maxted


Have a lovely Spring break, we look forward to seeing you all back in school on

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