We competed against multiple schools from all around the county in an event known as a swimming gala; in a swimming gala all participants are divided into teams (or schools, in this case), and then teams into the amount of heats necessary, which compete in a variety of strokes, relays and medley.
The dance workshop commenced on Monday 11th June which gave us an extraordinary extravaganza. It gave us the opportunity to show what we do best – dancing!!! We were given a dance routine to follow and then we were able to develop our own routine and make it the best it could be.
By Charlie C and Loulou
On the Monday 12th of June the school choir went to the Hawth for the Weald Music Festival. There were many schools who participated in this event and the stage was full. Each school presented a song, we narrated ‘I can see clearly now’. Many songs were sung and it lasted from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. All the children had a really good time and loved it all, even the teachers joined in. We would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Upstone and Mrs Barber for all their hard work during rehearsals to make this such an amazing evening for the Choir and parents.
On Monday we went to Christ Hospital School for a science day. There were lots of investigations and experiments to do. Our favourite one was pouring acid over a rock which was covered in powder, it really fizzed and bubbled. We then tried it on other rocks around the school to see if they all had the same reaction, they didn't. We really enjoyed being scientists for the day and carrying out different investigations. Charlie W-B and Ollie Mc
On Monday the West Sussex Fire and Rescue came to visit us. I was chosen to help them talk about working at the fire station. We were taught about not making hoax calls as this can make the fire service quite annoyed as someone, somewhere may really need their help and they are wasting valuable time on hoax calls, putting lives in danger. They taught us that if we should ever be in the situation that our clothes have caught fire, you should STOP, DROP and ROLL to put the fire out. I really enjoyed their visit.
By Dylan R
A group of Year 5 children went to Crawley library to meet an author called Ali Sparkes. Lots of different schools from west Sussex also visited. She came to speak to us about her book, her childhood and how she got the idea of “Thunder Struck”. She got her idea of thunder struck by walking past a grave stone with the names of Doug and Lizzie and now they are characters in the book.
Last week, Year 4 went to Lodge Hill for our residential trip. While we were there we had such a great time. When we arrived we started with a scavenger hunt where we found: mushrooms, animal tracks, insects and lots of other things. Next, we did Low Ropes where we had to work together as a team: it challenged our team working skills. We had to swing on ropes and needed good balance and grip. We also went on a nature trail where we had to answer questions to collect pieces of gold. Our rooms were very exciting and the dinner (sausage casserole) was delicious and for pudding we had amazing ice cream sundaes. We went on a night walk and ended this with a story by Mr Burrell in the fairy garden. Just before bed we had hot chocolate and biscuits with our teddies. The following day was just as much fun with the tunnelling and traverse wall activities. These needed more team work and courage. We were very sad when we had to be collected by our parents, even though we had missed them lots.
Written by Bea, Hannah, Olivia and Lillie
The maths challenge was fun and very challenging. We did lots of different activities such as Number sequencing, making 24, Dominos, shape challenge, the answer is and Sudoku. At the end of the spectacular maths challenge there were four group winners, they received an amazing bag filled with goodies. We also had a lovely dinner with sausages, beans , chips and a monstrous cookie and watched the Christ’s Hospital Parade which happens each day with drums, clarinet and cornets. We had a great time at Christ’s Hospital.
By Rafe and Joshua
Last week Medway Class made model castles with some parent helpers. First we looked at our design and selected the boxes, cutting out the things we needed and sticking it all together. We also had to add a moving part to our design, I made a drawbridge. It was a lot of fun and great to see our original drawing made into a model.
By Samuel in Medway Class
Courage is our Christian value for this half term.
The staff and Reverend Sandra have introduced the theme in worship times and we follow this up in class sessions and around the school. Throughout this half term staff will nominate children who have shown courage or bravery at times in the week and we will celebrate this in worship on Wednesdays and publicly display a card rosette with their names in the entrance hall near our display.
Slinfold Primary School