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!
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.
We had home fixtures against Wisborough Green on Thursday, but the football match had to be cancelled as it rained on Wednesday night meaning the pitch was unplayable. The netball went ahead and our team played very well but didn’t score as many goals! We lost 6-1. Thank you to Mrs Barber and well done to Ollie C, Tilly, Alice, Ella, Ted, Bryce, Amy, Charlotte and Sinead.
We are running a school sponsored read between Monday 3rd March and Friday 7th March. This is in conjunction with our local Usborne book representative. Your children can read comics, recipes, magazines and books. There is no fixed time — you decide how much or little time they spend each day reading. Usborne will donate 60% of the total raised in extra free books for our library. Thank you for your support.
There will be a display of Usborne books on Thursday in the library whilst parent consultations are taking place in the hall. Please pop in to have a look.
Out basketball team played on Thursday 13th February. Her is the report of the match.
!In Group A it was nail biting stuff with all four teams fighting hard to finish in the top spot. With all games played three teams were on l2 points - Shelley, Holbrook and Greenway A – so it came down to goal difference to put Shelley to the top with Holbrook tucked in just behind.
Slinfold deserve a special mention for a battling and skilful performance, the ability of the twin girls - Charlotte and Amy Wilcox - at the heart of their team was a sight to behold as they went down to three close defeats in high quality company. The standard of this top tier has never been higher in the 10 years or so that the league has been running.’
Well done to Amy, Charlotte, Aidan and Liam and thank you to Mrs Cole.
Mrs Cole went with our team to Collyers for the Tag Rugby Festival. Mrs Cole was delighted with the way our team played and could see a huge improvement from the last game. It was a festival so there were no winners but all our team played well with great team spirit. Well done to Tilly, Damien, George Henry, Ollie C, Ollie B, Reece, George A and Luke.
Mrs Barber was equally as delighted with her netball team who played at BBH on Wednesday. They drew one match and lost 3 but this was only the second time they have played together as a team. Mrs Barber knows there is potential with these players. I can confirm they are a very dedicated group who are always practising at break and lunch times. Well done to Ella, Ollie B and Ollie C, Tilly, Alice and Bryce.
A special thank you to both Mrs Cole and Mrs Barber for their coaching skills, support and encouragement with our Rugby and netball teams.
Slinfold Primary School