Well done if you have sold your raffle tickets already. You can always ask for extra books if you need some more; just ask one of the committee members. Thank you for all the donations last week. More donations of jam jars full of sweets or small toys and chocolate for the chocolate tombola would still be greatly appreciated. We would also be very grateful for more volunteers to man stalls. Please can you let any committee member know if you can help out? Your offers will be very gratefully received.
I am delighted to inform you that we have been awarded the West Sussex Dyslexia Aware School Award. A letter will be coming later this week with more details, but I would like to say a very big thank you to Mrs Mullineux for all her hard work and dedication. She had to put an enormous amount of time and effort into collating all the information and evidence required. As a school we were already working on the standards we had to meet, so this confirms our commitment to good dyslexia practice.
The Year 6 played in a football tournament at BBH after school on Friday and Mrs Cole was delighted with the team who played really well with every match being incredibly close. We won 1, drew 2 and lost 3. Well done to Henry, Will, Reece, Liam, Ollie.
Thank you again to Mrs Cole for supporting the team.
Mrs Cole took Ollie B, Will, George, Reece, Ella, Tilly, Alice, Henry and Toby and to a cricket tournament last week.
Although we didn’t win many matches this was the first time they had played as a team and before our cricket coaching had started. As always we played with great sportsmanship and Mrs Cole was very pleased with the team.
Thank you to Mrs Cole for coaching the team during the afternoon.
A new national campaign has been launched by the NSPCC to help parents keep their children safe online. ‘Share Aware’ aims to encourage parents and carers to understand online safety and to ensure they are talking to their children about this issue.
Peter Evans, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children – Start of Life, added: “The NSPCC campaign highlights an important area in the subject of child safety. “Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility, whether that’s looking out for their physical wellbeing or making sure they are not at risk while online. Information about the NSPCC campaign can be found at www.nspcc.org.uk/shareaware
The children in Hamble, Medway and Arun classes had a fascinating talk from Dr Roberts about the moon landings, of which he was very knowledgeable and had even met the Apollo 11 astronauts! He showed the children how a rocket works and talked about the first moon landing. Dr Roberts demonstrated how big the moon is compared to earth. The talk really enhanced their understanding of the topic.
Children and staff arrived at school with some fantastic costumes today, based on some of their favourite book characters. It was brilliant to see the enthusiasm generated by World Book Day.
Children have also brought in some great pictures for the 'Catch me reading' competition as well as doing some super book covers, book token designs and other related work in class.
Mrs Hamer took a group of pupils to Horsham Library on 3rd February as part of their experience for the Picture book Awards. They have been reading the shortlisted books during their reading time and discussing them afterwards. The children will then vote for their favourite book.
During their library visit, they looked at a range of picture books to see different ways authors used pictures to tell their stories. Children also found out about joining the library, found out about audio books, DVD hire and large print and braille books. They also enjoyed listening to stories and found some very comfortable chairs for reading books of their own choice.
Slinfold Primary School