Pre-School have had a lovely first half of this term, all the children have settled very well and are enjoying learning through play. We ended this week by going for a walk in the sunshine around the village, the children enjoyed pointing out the church, village hall, shop and bus stop.
The PTA quiz night was another highly entertaining evening hosted by our regular quiz masters. This year they gave us the hardest ever picture round along with the regular general knowledge and music rounds. The quiz night and raffle managed to raise just over £500. Thanks to all those who attended and made this a great success. PTA
On Thursday, our worship was full of ‘sciencey’ fun when Gooey Stuey from Fizzpop Science came to see us. We found out all about friction and its effects on objects around us. We removed tablecloths from tables without disturbing a single plate or cup, we experimented with friction using giant hands and one of us even got transported around the hall on a hovercraft powered by a giant’s hairdryer! Gooey Stuey is offering children in years 1-6 the chance to experience even more fun science activities with an after school club on a Friday from 3.10pm-4-10pm. This will be a five week programme initially from the 9th November and, if successful, we hope to be able to offer it again. Do take a look at the information coming home in book bags - it would be great to see this become a successful club at Slinfold.
On Thursday 11th October, we held our KS1 multi-skills inter-house competition. The children had a brilliant morning practising different skills: throwing javelins, hockey dribble, egg and spoon, penalty shootout, beanbag throw, jumping through hoops and the clock catch. The children earned points for their house for each event. Well done to Phoenix, who won this event!
I would like to say a big thank you to all the KS2 children who helped run the event on the day and the house captains who supported each team.
Mrs C Collins
Hello everyone, My name is Graham Lovett and this is just a quick note to introduce myself as the new chair for the PTA. I have 2 boys at Slinfold, Alistair who is in year 3 in Arun and Philip in reception in Hamble (see picture below). You will see me in the playground on Monday morning at drop off and Friday afternoon at pick up. Come and say hi if you want to get involved in the schools PTA. I'd just like to thank Becky P for all her efforts over the last few years and the excellent hand over and accept her offer of continuing to help in the PTA.
Best regards Graham
On Tuesday 2nd October Dylan, Kian, Bea and myself went to Christ’s Hospital for a Poetry in Translation day. It was a challenging day, but fun. We had to translate a poem from Polish poet Michal Rusinek from Polish to English and a poem from Albert Nyathi from Zimbabwe from his language Isindebele to English.
In the afternoon we got to perform our poems to the parents. A really enjoyable day was had by all. Kian and I had our photo taken with Michal Rusinek and Dylan and Bea had theirs with Albert Nyathi.
By Josh P
Last week, Year 5 and 6 had a fantastic time at little Canada. We took part in lots of different activities and the favourite for a lot of people was tunnelling because it was dark and people kept on scaring each other. Another great activity was the trapeze because we had to climb up a pole and get onto a platform and then jump and see if we could hold onto a metal bar. The meals we had were great and we especially liked Mexican Wednesday.
By Dylan and Jeremy
Slinfold Primary School