By Dylan R
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.
Last week, Year 4 went to Lodge Hill for our residential trip. While we were there we had such a great time. When we arrived we started with a scavenger hunt where we found: mushrooms, animal tracks, insects and lots of other things. Next, we did Low Ropes where we had to work together as a team: it challenged our team working skills. We had to swing on ropes and needed good balance and grip. We also went on a nature trail where we had to answer questions to collect pieces of gold. Our rooms were very exciting and the dinner (sausage casserole) was delicious and for pudding we had amazing ice cream sundaes. We went on a night walk and ended this with a story by Mr Burrell in the fairy garden. Just before bed we had hot chocolate and biscuits with our teddies. The following day was just as much fun with the tunnelling and traverse wall activities. These needed more team work and courage. We were very sad when we had to be collected by our parents, even though we had missed them lots.
Written by Bea, Hannah, Olivia and Lillie
The maths challenge was fun and very challenging. We did lots of different activities such as Number sequencing, making 24, Dominos, shape challenge, the answer is and Sudoku. At the end of the spectacular maths challenge there were four group winners, they received an amazing bag filled with goodies. We also had a lovely dinner with sausages, beans , chips and a monstrous cookie and watched the Christ’s Hospital Parade which happens each day with drums, clarinet and cornets. We had a great time at Christ’s Hospital.
By Rafe and Joshua
Last week Medway Class made model castles with some parent helpers. First we looked at our design and selected the boxes, cutting out the things we needed and sticking it all together. We also had to add a moving part to our design, I made a drawbridge. It was a lot of fun and great to see our original drawing made into a model.
By Samuel in Medway Class
Courage is our Christian value for this half term.
The staff and Reverend Sandra have introduced the theme in worship times and we follow this up in class sessions and around the school. Throughout this half term staff will nominate children who have shown courage or bravery at times in the week and we will celebrate this in worship on Wednesdays and publicly display a card rosette with their names in the entrance hall near our display.
On Monday the 26th of March, all of year six attending Junior Citizens in Horsham to learn about stranger danger, road safety and many other things. We split into two groups and visited eight stations in total. The fire service, police, Eco station, and importance of healthy living. We all found it really interesting and useful. Whilst there, we learnt what to do at the seaside (the beach) if we get into danger, and what to do at a train station to keep safe. Junior Citizens was great fun. We learnt lots and hope that the next year six children enjoy it as much as we did!
Olivia & Paige
Hamble and Medway were surprised to find that an alien spacecraft had crashed into the school field on Tuesday morning. Then children then took it upon themselves to hunt for clues around the environmental area. After finding footprints, slime and pants they all came to the same conclusion; “I think the aliens have come to steal everybody’s underwear! Just like that book. We have to tell everyone to hide their pants!” Since then, the children have been busy drawing posters and writing descriptions to help warn others. So keep an eye out this weekend!
This week we have had the RSPB in to work with the children. The team worked with all the classes in the Environmental area observing birds and finding out about wildlife in Slinfold.
"Yesterday we put our wellies on then our binoculars! And headed off the environmental area. We split into 3 groups called the Eagles, the Kestrels and the Treaters. We watched the birds and saw a fox run with a fox footprint in it. We also saw fox poo! We didn’t see a squirrel but we saw squirrel nibbling on an acorn. In the leaves, we saw a hedgehog hole and with our binoculars we looked in and saw a hedgehog. We saw a Robin really close up but then it flew away. We really enjoyed it! Thank you RSPB, we learnt so much!"
Riana and Lily
Slinfold Primary School