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.
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.
The rest of the school then came out onto the field for their sports day. The four house teams were all divided into three sub teams and they all went around the field competing in different events using their PE skills. The morning culminated in races which all children were involved in. We also had parents, staff and toddler races. I was very impressed with all the children as I saw and heard some fantastic, encouraging support from the children to one another. Well done to all our sporty Slinfold children! As you can see from the photograph Griffin House came first with 4178 points, Dragon were second with 4027 points, Phoenix were third with 3910 points and in fourth were Sphinx with 3711 points. Thank you to the parents, grandparents and friends who supported the children on Friday and stayed for the picnic on the field afterwards. It was a glorious morning and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. Thank you to the PTA for the providing the ice lollies which were very popular!
Thank you to everyone who supported our summer fair yesterday. I hope you all enjoyed it. What a fantastic day! The weather was beautiful, the children’s dancing, singing and djembe playing was brilliant, the stalls were exciting, the food was great and we didn’t run out of ice cream! As always, a huge amount of effort goes into organising a summer fair and we have a dedicated and hard working committee who deserve lots of thanks. So a very big thank you in particular to Amanda Ager, Zoe Taylor, ZoeSavage, Emma Collins and Andrea Webb who all worked tirelessly. I also want to thank the rest of the committee who also worked incredibly hard as well over the weekend. I think you all deserve a well-deserved rest before you start planning the next fundraiser. On Saturday there were 20 parents all helping to set up the fair and about the same number on Sunday clearing and tidying up. So thank you all and it just goes to prove that many hands do make light work. It has been a very busy weekend, but I hope that you all enjoyed the day and as soon as I have an idea of how much was raised I will let you know. Thank you again to everyone who supported us.
For the next 4 weeks there will be a scooter/skateboard park in the playground. Dan Fairchild will be setting it up and dismantling it and also supervising. It will be every Thursday night from 6–8pm. It is open for year 5 children upwards. Please bring your own scooters, skateboards and helmets. Dan has a few spare ones that you can borrow if you haven’t got one. Helmets must be worn. It should be fun so do come along and join in!
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