Tuesday 24th January 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

Chanctonbury Challenge – On Friday 13th January the Chanctonbury Challenge group spent the morning at Upper Beeding Primary taking part in their first task : ‘Be a hero – save a life’. Edward Ridgwell, David Taylor, Shae Stevens, Isla Moir, Chiane Shinkawa, Faith Streeton, Sophie Ray and Phoebe Clarke joined forces with children from Steyning Primary and were taught how to bandage various injuries, treat burns and how to perform resuscitation.  It was a packed morning and the children thoroughly enjoyed it. They joined in enthusiastically, showed great resilience and were a credit to the school in their behaviour.  We’re all looking forward to the next challenge.

Y6 Young Voices Concert – On Thursday 19th January 2017, Year 6 travelled up to the O2 arena to sing in a choir of 7,495 children as part of Young Voices. The children sang and danced the night away with fantastic enthusiasm and represented the school brilliantly. We hope the parents enjoyed the evening as much as we did!

Census Day – Thursday 19th January 2017

Thank you to EYFS & KS1 Parents who allowed their children to get a hot lunch on census day last week.  St. Peter’s will receive funding according to how many Universal Infant Free School Meals were taken. The more children that got a hot meal on Census day means more money for the school.

Winter Weather

With the cold weather well and truly taking its grip, we would urge all Parents/Carers and children to take care in the playground during morning drop off and even 3.15pm pick-up. Although Anthony does a brilliant job in keeping it gritted, there may still be slippery parts.

Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers – Sainsburys Active Kids is back again to help schools get sports and cooking equipment. If you are shopping in Sainsburys, please do accept the vouchers that will be offered at checkout and hand them into school.  Last year we were able to order new cones for marking pitches, hoola hoops with carrier, netballs, netball bibs and nets, hi viz rugby balls, tag rugby belts, hammers for athletics in the summer and new playground footballs for break times. For next year we would like to invest in some new footballs and skipping ropes, but these require lots of vouchers so please get collecting.

Spring Music Concert – A reminder that our annual Spring instrumental concert is being held on Thursday 16th February.  If your child plays an instrument and would like to be part of our Spring Music Concert, please collect a slip from the school office and return it by Monday 30th January. 

Staffing – We would like to welcome our new student teachers from the University of Brighton who will be with us until the end of term working to support the children in the following year groups:

Y2 – Jack Woolgar-Brown / Samuel Day

Y4 – Jessica Johnstone / Louise Gardner

Y6 – Giuliano Cinotti / Emily Swanston

http://www.st-peters-henfield.w-sussex.sch.uk - Finally, I would like to update and revamp our school website but currently the school has no funds to do this.  So, a plea to Parents!  If any Parents/Carers can create and help us with a new website, we would be extremely grateful. We would be happy, in return, to include your Company through an acknowledgement in our Newsletter and of course, on our website.  Please either catch me in the playground during morning drop off, or contact Alice in the School Office.

S. McCulley