Last week was Anti Bullying Week and the theme this year was ‘Stay connected – keeping safe online.’ During the week the children had lessons with a focus on helping them to develop the skills, understanding and confidence to recognise and act when they see or experience bullying.
On Friday 22nd November the staff and over 400 children held hands throughout the school across both sites. This acted as a physical representation of our stand against bullying, helping to deliver the message that we are all ‘in it together’.
It was a really proud moment for the school and a memorable week for all involved. Thank you to Verity, Miss Godfrey, Miss Wickenden and Miss Hurst for all of their hard work in organising such a successful week.
Help us get our Christmas Trees for free!
This year our school has ordered Christmas Trees from a company called The Hanover Christmas Tree Company. As a school we automatically receive a £20 discount but we could also receive an additional 50p off if we collect enough ‘votes’.
How can you help?
When customers purchase Christmas trees from The Hanover Christmas Tree Company online, they'll be asked to select a participating school they would like to support. For each customer that votes for our school, we will receive a 50p discount off of the price of the school's Christmas tree. So if enough customers vote for the school, the price of the tree will be zero. Click here for a link to the Hanover Christmas Tree Company.
On Thursday 21st November we held an official opening for the stage in our infant playground.
We were joined by pupils from Hove Park who helped us celebrate with a range of performances from Shakespearian monologues, to instrumental pieces and singing from our Funky Monkeys choir.
Thank you to all of the parents and carers who came to celebrate with us.
Year Two took part in an immersion day on Monday 18th November to link with their topic of the Great Fire of London.
The children started the day with a drama workshop where they got to travel back in time, with the help of Samuel Pepys, to imagine the sights and recreate the sounds of the burning city.
They also had an opportunity to experience Thomas Farynor's famous Pudding Lane bakery and made soda bread using a traditional recipe.
We are holding an Information Evening and an Open Day to provide Key Stage 1 parents and carers with an opportunity to see our learning environment, discover what the curriculum is like in Key Stage 2 and meet the staff and pupils on the Junior Site.
The Information Evening will take place on Thursday 21st November, from 6pm-7pm and the Open Day will take place on Tuesday 26th November from 9.15am-10.15am
We are holding a workshop for parents to help you find about how your children learn at our school.
Wednesday 20th November 2013
The workshop will take place in the Junior library at 9am.
We are holding two open days for prospective Reception parents. Please come along to look at our lovely school.
Well done to all the boys who played against Goldstone. Our first team built on their draw last week, by beating even tougher opponents this week. An early strike from Hayden gave us a one nil lead. This became 1-1 just before half time, after some good offensive play from Goldstone. However, the boys remained positive and stole a win midway through the second half, when Hayden scored another stunning strike. This time, the defence remained solid and the score stayed at 2-1 to West Blatch. Our first win of the season!
Well done also to our second team. All bar one of the players are new to the squad this year, so the first game was always going to be a learning process for the boys. They did extremely well, however, to go into half time at one all. Unfortunately, a strong Goldstone team came at us hard from the start of the second half and ended up eventual 4-1 winners. Despite the final score, it is clear there's a lot of talent in our second team! I'm sure the points will roll in shortly!
Well done to the boys who represented the school in football against Aldrington. They battled hard to earn a promising draw, with the score being tied at 2 - 2. After dropping behind twice, our pupils showed real resilience to come back with spectacular goals from Sulaiman and Hayden. Particular praise must also go to Tyrese, who has now made the step up from our reserve team. He kept us in the game with a series of brave, defensive blocks, during a period where the opposition were shooting with great accuracy! We cannot wait for the next game!
A huge well done to our netball team. We had a fantastic start to the league, a win of 10-0 against Mile Oak Primary. Amelia as captain this week led the girls to a fabulous victory with Naima scoring 9 goals and Leah 1. Well done girls, we are really proud of you!