Well done to our budding basketball players: Ryan M, Jason A, Monty P, Freddie P, Thomas B, Thomas W and Phoebe W. They played 3 matches, won 1 and lost 2 but for a first effort we think they did really well. Thanks to Mrs Cole who supported them in their efforts.
Our language of the term is Mandarin. The children are learning about China and learning some basic phrases. Chinese New Year is coming up soon so we have a lot to learn about the customs and traditions of a Chinese New Year compared to a British one! Please encourage the children to log on to:
where the children can watch and hear what mandarin sounds like and practice basic phrases.
The School Council had a memorable trip up to the House of Parliament on Monday to have a tour of the House of Lords, House of Commons and Westminster Hall. The children found out about all sorts of exciting things such as why the seats in the House of Lords are red and the seats in the House of Commons are green. If you don’t know, ask one of our school councillors! We met our Horsham MP for the second time which was great. He came to our place of learning and we went to his. The children were impeccably behaved and were a credit to the school
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a restful, peaceful and relaxing break and feel refreshed for the start of
an exciting new term. The children have had a packed first week where the children in years 4, 5 and 6
were transported back to Roman times! The children acted out various scenarios from invasions to life as
an Emperor. There was lots of audience participation and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. It
was a factual but fun-filled starter to introduce their spring term topic. Medway class have started their
Forest school slot and were very excited to make baked apples and hot chocolate on the fire. At least it
wasn’t raining! Year 2 and 3 have had their first swimming session of the year and we look forward to
seeing some children achieve their hardest challenge yet - swimming five metres!
What an exciting and busy musical end of term. In early December, our year 6 have been out and about singing in the community. The first event was to sing at Slinfold Golf Club's Christmas craft event where they entertained 'shoppers' and stall holders and continued their joy singing to the residents and staff at Wellcross Grange Nursing Home. They brightened everyone's day brilliantly and Mrs Hayers was extremely proud of the children when they mingled and chatted with the residents. Last week saw the children in Reception, years 1, 2 and 3 acting and singing to packed audiences for their Christmas Nativity and on Monday this week the Pre-School sang their hearts out to many Christmas songs with great gusto! We also saw our KS2 production of Shakespeare Rocks with outstanding performances from Amy K and Thomas B, singing solos and of course the infamous Will Shakespeare; Wilfie. All the children performed brilliantly and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We should be very proud of all our singing achievements at Slinfold. Last but not least, well done to all the children singing in the Church this morning for our end of term service and to the school orchestra for making their debut. A big thank you has to go to Mrs Hayers for all her hard work in organising all the Christmas Productions for the school. Thank you to all the staff involved, who have also been working tirelessly to make the last few weeks of the term really enjoyable for all the children. Also thank you to the parents for attending our various performances, rehearsing lines and songs at home and supporting your children so well.
The School Council judged the kindness photo competition last week. The results were as follows:
Thomas W was the overall winner and wins a £10 John Lewis Voucher and the three runners up were
Kinnley and Mannie and Emily M. Thank you to everyone that took part.
Please come and look at the book of entries in the entrance hall. The wording says “Love and Kindness can be made out of anything. You can all get along if you try.”
On Thursday our team went to play Cowfold and Loxwood Schools. Despite the fact the score was not in our favour, the team played well and they worked hard to keep their spirits up. The headteacher of Cowfold congratulated Slinfold on their positive attitude! The team is now being coached by Mr Davison, so they are beginning to come together and are starting to show some promise.
Last week, many children from year 3, 4, 5, and 6 attended a cross country event at The Weald. There were many races in which the children took part, with Thomas Welch and Amy Kenyon doing very well, achieving a position in the top three in their individual races. Thomas Brown also did well coming in 6th place in his individual race. Well done to all the children that took part.
Huge congratulations to Phoebe Webb, who managed to raise £45.25 by selling her little knitted hat/egg cosies and pen toppers. She had spent the last few weeks busily knitting her goods in preparation and sold out more or less instantly! Phoebe did this all herself without any help and all for a brilliant cause. I think we have an early entry for The Apprentice – Lord Sugar watch out!
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