What a wonderful experience for year 4, 5 and 6 children and adults on Friday. The walk from Billingshurst to the village hall was exhausting for some children, but they all managed it. At the village hall the children were met by some lovely ladies from HAODS, who were suitably dressed, who picked some children to work on the farm and in the Manor House. I also had to pick some children to live with me at the school house. They weren’t that keen to be chosen especially as I’d said they would have at least 2 hours of extra homework! During the afternoon children prepared our evening meal of sausage, mash and carrots followed by bread and butter pudding. They also had to defuse a bomb and learned how to Jitterbug. The sleepover went very well and by 10.00pm most children were asleep. Luckily no one woke too early and we had time for bread and jam for breakfast in true war time style. My very grateful thanks to all the staff who made this experience so very special and in particular the ‘sleep over team’- Mrs Braun, Mrs Hamer, Mrs Taylor and Mrs Richmond. I’m sure you all slept so much better on Saturday night. I know I did!
Last Thursday night saw the culmination of the Weald Book Awards. Our locality group of schools met together to discuss 6 books and then vote for their favourite. Earlier this term they went to The Weald and were joined by
Chris Bradford the author of The Young Samurai who went on to win The Weald Book Award. Well done to Zoe, Georgie, Preston, Claudia, Bethan, Ethel and Darcy who shared some very well written letters that had written in response to ‘Hero on a Bicycle’ by Shirley Hughes. It was quite emotional listening to them.
Thank you to Mrs Taylor, Mrs Richmond and Mrs Braun for all their support and encouragement with this group.
Open Afternoon is a time for you to discover more about your child’s learning this term. It will start at 2.15pm and will go on until 3.30pm so there should be plenty of time for you to see everything! It is an informal time for you to enjoy seeing what your children want to show you. Class teachers will be in the classroom and will be able to talk with you informally, but this isn’t the time to have a confidential chat with them.
Your child is meant to be sharing their work with you in the classroom so please don’t feel you are interrupting their learning. Children can’t leave school before 3.05 though!
Please bring younger children or grandparents with you if you would like too, but can I ask that younger children are kept an eye on.
The Weald Locality Music Festival was last Monday evening at The Weald and what a wonderful evening it was! Everyone who was there really enjoyed the songs that took us on a journey of popular musical development. I have never seen The Weald Sports Hall quite so packed and believe there were over 300 children on the stage. Well done to all the 19 children in our choir who took part and to Mrs Bickerton who practised with them. A truly memorable occasion.
Year 6 enjoyed a visit to The Weald, where they have made a
'Jitterbug'. They constructed an electrical circuit with a
motor, which made their bug vibrate. They designed their
own imaginary bug shell to cover the circuit. It has
provided an excellent opportunity for those children due to
attend The Weald from September to get used to their
surroundings and meet some of the teachers. They are
looking forward to returning for another session.
Slinfold Primary School