By Hannah A
On Thursday 20th September Olivia B, Hannah, Dylan and Jack went to Christ Hospital for a Year 5 maths challenge. We took part in 7 different activities, which were all great fun. There were 40 different schools taking part and we had a great time.
By Hannah A
On Friday 7th September, we went on a walk around Slinfold and along the Downs Link. We explored Slinfold's History, including looking for monuments from era's past. We started at the Lych Gate at St Peter's Church and headed towards Spring Lane and the old Slinfold Station. Our route carried us along the Downs Link and we joined onto Hayes Lane, where we enjoyed our delicious picnic on the village green. We looped back to school, past the Village Stores, Old Bakery and Old Post Office. It was great fun, and we learned lots about Slinfold's past.
By Harry G
On the 7th of September all of Rother and Adur participated in a range of actives to do with a mythical creature called the Knucker . The ranges of actives were: Preparing apples, making pastry, axe making, natural art and drawing the Knucker. The best part of Knucker day was at the end when we got to eat apple pies. By Charlie C and Joshua P
I would like to extend a warm welcome to all our new parents and children and those families returning to school at the start of this new academic year. What a beautiful summer we've had and I do hope you've all had a chance to relax and enjoy some downtime at home or away on holiday.
September is an important and exciting month in the school year as we look forward to learning new things, visiting new places, meeting new people and making new friends. Governors have been busy already preparing for the coming year by writing a new development plan focusing on the future strategic direction of the school, which we hope to share with you in the coming months. We also attended the INSET day on 3rd September and worked alongside staff sharing ideas for driving school improvement.
I am sure I shall be meeting with some of you over the best few weeks at various forthcoming events and in the meantime I trust your children are enjoying settling into their new classes. Welcome to all!
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.
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