We now have a school textile bank where you can donate unwanted cloths, belt, bags, hats, bedding and towels. This is a great way to encourage recycling and to raise money for the school. (The textile bank can be found at the back of the school opposite the garage)
Hamble and Medway were surprised to find that an alien spacecraft had crashed into the school field on Tuesday morning. Then children then took it upon themselves to hunt for clues around the environmental area. After finding footprints, slime and pants they all came to the same conclusion; “I think the aliens have come to steal everybody’s underwear! Just like that book. We have to tell everyone to hide their pants!” Since then, the children have been busy drawing posters and writing descriptions to help warn others. So keep an eye out this weekend!
This week we have had the RSPB in to work with the children. The team worked with all the classes in the Environmental area observing birds and finding out about wildlife in Slinfold.
"Yesterday we put our wellies on then our binoculars! And headed off the environmental area. We split into 3 groups called the Eagles, the Kestrels and the Treaters. We watched the birds and saw a fox run with a fox footprint in it. We also saw fox poo! We didn’t see a squirrel but we saw squirrel nibbling on an acorn. In the leaves, we saw a hedgehog hole and with our binoculars we looked in and saw a hedgehog. We saw a Robin really close up but then it flew away. We really enjoyed it! Thank you RSPB, we learnt so much!"
Riana and Lily
Hamble, Medway and Arun enjoyed a visit from a mobile planetarium on Monday where they explored our galaxy inside a black dome. ‘On Monday we went to the Planetarium. First we went into the hall and saw a gigantic balloon. It was nearly half the size of the hall! Then we saw a lady called Melanie. She told us what we were doing there. Then she showed us all how to get in to the dome. We got in and she talked about the big star nursery. The big star nursery was a big cloud where stars were born. My favourite bit was when Melanie zoomed into the planet Jupiter. It was really cool’.
What a fabulous Christmassy week we had last week with so much to celebrate and enjoy. The children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 performed their Christmas nativity ‘Shine’. They sang their hearts out and gave two great performances. A special mention should go Betsy for her role as the ‘Irish dancing’ Star and to the narrators for delivering their lines with such confidence. Well done everyone for all your hard work.
We also enjoyed our carols at the church on Thursday night. Well done to years 3 and 4 for performing their nativity. A special mention should go to the soloists for singing, in threes, the various verses of ‘We Three Kings’. They did a brilliant job!
Hamble, Medway and Arun have finally returned back from their trip to Australia from last week. They all had a great time and the inflight entertainment was superb! The year 6 ground handlers did a great job with their bags and the cabin crew worked very hard with the in flight refreshments! The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learnt many facts about Australia and the culture. Here are some photos of their flight.
On Wednesday our netball team played in a tournament. We lost the first game against Shelley A-team but then won against Billingshurst B-team. The girls played well as a team; they demonstrated great passing skills and understanding of the game. The members of the team were: Molly, Olivia A, Olivia K, Emily, Verity, Coco and Lillie. Our coach, Mrs Harvey was a fantastic team motivator and we are very lucky to have her on board! All the girls were excellent representatives for the school and we are looking forward to the next tournament at the end of November.
By Molly and Olivia
Our Christian Value is Respect and Reverence. The children will be looking at how they can show respect for each other and adults in the school community and how they respect and value their own and other people’s belongings. They will also learn about how Christians respect God’s greatness and acknowledge how the world was created. Aspects of awe and wonder, surrender and sacrifice may also be covered in class
This week has been another busy week on the sports front. On Wednesday 20th children from Year 3 and 4 went to The Weald School to take part in a Multiskills Festival with 148 other children from different schools. We did 12 different events such as beanbags throwing, basketball, running with a cone, hockey, hurdle jumping and many more. We had so much fun and learnt lots of new skills at the same time.
Children in Medway and Arun have been busy writing their own riddles for the 'Little Riddlers' writing competition for 5-7 year olds. They really enjoyed entering and it gave a real purpose to their writing. It sparked plenty of enthusiasm and they were all able to come up with some great ideas. Prizes include gifts for pupils and money for the school. Entries will be posted off this week. Good luck everyone!
Slinfold Primary School