All the children had fun making Christingles at school on Friday morning. I didn’t see anyone sneaking an extra sweet at all! Thank you to Hilary Sherwin-Smith and Pru Duncan who came to help. The Christingle service at church yesterday afternoon was lovely especially when the church lights were dimmed and all the children were holding a lit Christingle singing Away in a Manger. Thank you to Jo Sands, Harrie Sands, George Apps, Kayla Glover and Mandy Higgs for leading the service. If you still have your Christingle collection candle at home please can you send it in this week please?
Thank you for all your support with this special day on Friday. The children all looked great in their super hero costumes and enjoyed working as super heroes all day.
Thank you too for all the cakes that were sent in. We managed to sell every one! I’m not sure how much we raised yet, but hopefully I’ll be able to tell you next week.
Mrs Cole took a group of year 3 children to The Weald on Wednesday for a locality schools cross country competition. Unfortunately we could only take year 3 as Year 4, 5 and 6 were out on a school trip. We came 4th and Mrs Cole was delighted with the children’s ability and their sportsmanship. Well done to Declan, Deacan, Molly, Lou-Lou, Rowan, Paige, Monty, Ollie, Olivia and Sonny.
We are starting our very own 'Poppy Project' like the one at the Tower of London, to commemorate the centenary of WW1. All staff and children will be making their own poppy from clay and they will be displayed in the churchyard. We would like as many locals as possible to take part, so if you, or someone you know would like to join in then please let the office know. There will be a drop in session on Thursday 2nd October from 1–3.30pm. Each poppy will take approximately 20 minutes to make. If you can't make this session but would still like to take part, then speak to Mrs Braun or Mrs Gold and we will arrange a date!
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I must start by saying thank you to the 32 children and to Mrs Braun, Mrs Taylor, Mrs Quested and Mr Hine who went to Little Canada last week on our residential. The children were well behaved; polite, thoughtful and very supportive of one another. We were so pleased , but not really too surprised, that the PGL instructors commented on how well our children behaved during the week. It was a wonderful week of personal challenges, new experiences, excitement,fun and enjoyment. It was tiring and non-stop for all of us, but I know we see a different side to all of your children when they are away on a residential and I’m sure they see us in a different light too (especially at 6.00am in the morning!). I hope they have talked constantly this weekend about their experiences. Mrs Braun and I have talked about how we could share some of our wonderful experiences with you, so when we have a firm plan we will let you know.
An exciting morning for us as Years 5 and 6 head off to Little Canada, on the Isle of Wight, for our residential week. I’m sure we will have a wonderful time and we will return on Friday full of stories about our 5 days away. Make sure you follow the Twitter feed to keep up to date with all our activities.
Our Value for this half term is ‘Courage’. We will be discussing what it means to have courage as well as thinking about the strength we all need at times to persevere and withstand danger, fear or difficulty. We will think about times when we have shown courage and think about people we know or have read about who have shown courage.
Slinfold Primary School