N E W S L E T T E R

NO 3 / SUMMER TERM 25th May 2018
Well done everyone for making it to half-term. The children have worked hard to achieve their best in learning. A special mention to Y6 and Y2 for getting through SATs – I think you all deserve a good rest over half-term, and if the sun continues to shine, then even better. Please enjoy the break and we look forward to seeing the staff and children back at St. Peter’s on Monday 4th June ready for a busy and fun Summer Term.
J. Wong
Executive Head of School
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Y4 trip to Bignor Villa – Y4 had a fantastic and sunny day at Bignor Roman Villa on Tuesday 15th May. Jake commented "It was a fun day of activities." Macy said, "We all dressed up as Romans, some were slaves, others were the roman masters." Otto said “I liked all of the artefacts there and the talk that we had about them. I really liked dressing up and doing the activities like grinding flour. It was hard work!” Libby stated, “I was amazed about how old and delicate the artefacts were. It was placed in a lovely setting, the sun shone and I loved it there.” It was a successful trip with some hands on activities and a wonderful experience for the children helping to bring an aspect of the national curriculum alive for the pupils.

YR trip to Ladyland Farm – Reception enjoyed a visit to Ladyland farm last Monday as a 'fantastic finish' to the 'Out of the Ark' topic. We fed the calves, held the goats and rabbits and learned lots about all sorts of other creatures.

Y5 trip to I360 Brighton – Y5 had a fantastic day in Brighton and showed their resilience in going up the i360. The children enjoyed looking at the abstract paintings on the roof of buildings that from the ground, you wouldn’t know were there. With the weather warm and sunny, lunch was enjoyed on the beach followed by ice creams – who could ask for more! Their topic books are going to be full with all that they have learnt from such an enjoyable day.

Changing Classes Transition – Instead of the children spending one afternoon in their new class in July, they shall benefit from 5 mornings instead. As part of the transition, the children shall get immersed in a whole school project – The World Cup which shall be taught in a cross curricular manner but also involve some fun. The children will return to their current classes for the afternoon. Confirmation of classes for September will be sent home with reports on Friday 6th July.

RESILIENT, RESPECTFUL, RESOURCEFUL & AIMING HIGH
Congratulations to the following children for being ‘Animal of the Week’:
Week Ending: 18th May 2018
Y1 Oscar Murtagh – Aiming High
Roberta Saxby – Aiming High
Y2 Harry Edwards – Resilient
Oscar Jowett – Aiming High
Y3 Eliza Cork – Aiming High
Freddie Smith – Aiming High
Tilly Glover-Tullett – Respectful
Y4 Serena Ballard – Resilient
Jake West – Resourceful
Y5 Owen Bayross – Aiming High
Jack Fletcher - Aiming High

RESILIENT, RESPECTFUL, RESOURCEFUL & AIMING HIGH
Week Ending: 25th May 2018
YR Iris Makey – Resilient
James Wenham – Resilient
Riley France-Daniels – Resilient
Ava Khbach – Aiming High
Italia Boswell – Aiming High
Albie Edwards – Aiming High
Y1 Fletcher Flynn – Aiming High
Emilia Herbert – Aiming High
Y2 All of Dolphins! – All 4 core values!
Emily Hunt - Resilient
Y3 Arthur Wilkinson-Desbruslais – Resilient
Rosie Newlyn – Aiming High
Y4 Mila Elliott – Resourceful
Hannah Draper - Resilient
Y5 William Wilson – Resilient
Scott Tidey – Aiming High
Y6 All of Y6 for being resilient, resourceful, respectful and aiming high during their residential on the Isle of Wight this week.

Attendance – As we approach the halfway point in the Summer Term, the highest class attendance goes to Turtles (EYFS/KS1) with 98.64% and Pelicans (KS2) at 99.24%. Will they both manage to hold their lead up to the end of term and who will win overall? Watch this space!

PTA Update - Firstly thank you all for your support at our Royal Wedding Warm Up event, we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. It was great fun and we raised over £500 for the school. Brilliant! Keep an eye out after half term as the winner of our Guess the Length of the Train competition will be announced - we are just awaiting confirmation of its length from our palace sources. In the meantime, we're already straight in to planning for our next fundraising event which will be a Summer Disco on Friday 22nd June. We'll have all the favourites for your young Strictly champions as well as for the first time a "Fri-yay" chill out area for the grown ups with Pimms, Prosecco, Pints (or a glass of beer anyway!) and some tasty nibbles. What a great way to kick off the weekend for the whole family! On a different note, we are getting ever closer to the official launch of our FieldFest 2018 website and ticket sales. Watch this space for further details of both events! Lastly, a reminder to bring any final sponsorship for the fun run in to the school office as quickly as possible please. Thanks very much as always for the continued support. Have a great bank holiday weekend and half term one and all.

Our Writers w/e: 18th May ‘18
Y6: Reece Kent/Alexis Brooks
w/e: 25th May ‘18
Y1: Harry Constable
Y2: Jessica Rudling / Zachary Haughton
Y4: Thomas Cannon

Our Maths Investigators w/e: 18th May ‘18
Y6: Maisy Tindle/Faith Streeton
w/e: 25th May ‘18
Y1: Toby Fyfe
Y2: Gracie Adsett / Sophie Bransby
Y4: Daniel Peters

CALENDAR DATES – 2017/18
New entries and changes are hi-lighted in red
June
Tues 5th: Class Photographs
Thurs 7th: Y3 trip to Butser Ancient Farm
Fri 8th: Class Reps Meeting, 2.15pm
Fri 22nd: PTA School Disco
Mon 25th: Henfield Cricket Tournament
Y4,5,6 Sex & Relationship Meeting, 3.30 - 4.30pm
Tue 26th: Y2 Music Festival
Wed 27th: Sports Day
Fri 29th: St. Peter’s Day Church Service, 9.30am
July
Mon 2nd: Reserve Sports Day
Tues 3rd: Y6 Service at Lancing College (details to follow) Y6 Production, 7.00pm
Wed 4th: Y6 Transition Day for Steyning Grammar School
Fri 6th: School Reports coming home
After School Clubs – Summer Term finish
Y6 Production, 5.30pm
Sat 7th: PTA Field Fest (details to follow)
Mon 9th: Report Drop-In 3.30pm – 5.00pm
Tue 10th: New 2018/19 YR Parents Meeting, 6.30pm
Wed 11th: Changing Classes morning
Thurs 12th: Changing Classes morning
Fri 13th: Changing Classes morning
Mon 16th: Changing Classes morning
Y6 Leavers Service, St. Peter’s Church, 2.00pm
Y6 Leavers Party
Tue 17th: Changing Classes morning
New 2018/19 Y1 Welcome Meeting 3.30 – 4.00pm
New 2018/19 Y2 Welcome Meeting 4.00 – 4.30pm
Wed 18th: New 2018/19 Y3 Welcome Meeting 3.30 – 4.00pm
New 2018/19 Y4 Welcome Meeting 4.00 – 4.30pm
Thur 19th: Y6 Leavers Assembly 9.30am
New 2018/19 Y5 Welcome Meeting 3.30 – 4.00pm
New 2018/19 Y6 Welcome Meeting 4.00 – 4.30pm
Fri 20th: Last day of term

Children’s Holiday Club
Here at Henfield Leisure Centre, we run a children's holiday club during all half-terms and holidays from 7:30 am until 6pm for children aged 5-11 years old. We will be running our summer holidays club from Monday 23rd of July up until Monday 3rd of September. For further information you can find us on facebook, call us on 01273 494984 or email us at info@henfieldleisure.com

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