Dear Parents/Carers,

Class Reps – Class Reps are a group of volunteering Parents who meet two or three times a term with the Headteacher to discuss current school matters and new initiatives. If you have an item for the next meeting on Friday 17th November, please get in touch with your Class Rep, contact details below:
Starfish: Lisa Harris lisamariehawkins@hotmail.com
Octopus: Rebecca Saxby rebeccajsaxby@hotmail.com
Puffins: No Class Rep
Seahorses: Esme Crowther esmelazard@hotmail.com
Turtles: Shaun Bigg shaunbigg@hotmail.co.uk
Dolphins: No Class Rep
Sharks: Katherine Millward ktmillward@hotmail.com
Stingray: No Class Rep
Orca: Libby Francis libbyfrancis@hotmail.co.uk
Swordfish: Elly Van der Munnik eavdmunnik@gmail.com
Penguins: Emma Johnstone emmaguinness@tiscali.co.uk
Seals: Sue Law susanplaw@btinternet.com
Pelicans: Sarah Cork sarah@brilliantfutures.org
Polar Bears: Rosie Lee rosieleecupoftea@gmail.com

MyMaths – One of the first action points raised at the Class Reps meeting was difficulty in accessing MyMaths on an Ipad/tablet. Shaun Bigg, Turtles Class Rep has come up with the following solution:
Q. What are the technical specifications required by the MyMaths website?
A. As MyMaths is a fully online resource you just need an Internet connection and an up-to-date web browser with inbuilt Flash, or a recent version of Flash installed on your computer. MyMaths supports all the major browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, but make sure they are up-to-date and Internet Explorer is version 11 or higher. MyMaths can currently be used on iPad/tablets through the free Puffin Academy app on iTunes and Android. Once installed and open you need to add the MyMaths content to the application:
• Click on the “Puffin Academy Portal” button.
• Search for MyMaths (there are three versions, Spanish, Australian and everybody else’s!)
• Click on the MyMaths picture, choose to ‘install’ and it should appear on the home page of the Puffin Academy app.
• Finally, click on MyMaths from the Puffin Academy home page and it opens like it would in your normal web browser, however this time it should work.

Our Writers, w/e: 13th October
Y2: Madeleine Pieri / Indigo Little
Y3: Euan Williams / Jensen Pang / Phoebe Bryant
Y4: Holly Parker
Y5: Isabelle Griffiths / Freya Butler
Y6: Shae Stevens / Laurence Pound

Our Maths Investigators , w/e: 20h October:
Y1: Olivia Clancy / Henry Francis
Y2: Rupert Wilson / Arthur Fenwick
Y3: Bradley Paternoster / Reuben Hayes
Y4: Emilia Furniss / Jimmy Robinson
Y6: Ruby Lee / Brody Ridgley-West

Fundraising – On Friday 17th November, St. Peter’s will be fundraising as part of ‘Children in Need – The Great Spotacular!’. Charity Reps will be organising some fundraising activities and children are encouraged to come into school wearing something spotty. We look forward to seeing the varied, colourful array of clothes that will be coming into school.
Our next event will be on Friday 15th December when children are invited to wear a Christmas jumper for the day, instead of the usual school jumper/cardigan. This will be in exchange for a donation of a £1.

PTA Update
Now that we’re back and hopefully refreshed after half term, we wanted to let you have a timely reminder that it’s the annual school Bonfire & Fireworks event this Friday. Whoosh! Advance tickets at discounted prices are still available from Stokes, Jasmins & the School Office so don’t forget to grab yours while you can. Don’t worry, once the bonfire’s out we won’t be resting on our laurels…..we will be straight in to Disco planning. So polish off those dancing shoes and ear defenders because on 24th November our first disco of the school year kicks off. Watch this space for further details nearer the date. And finally, back by popular demand, glorious Christmas cards, gift wrap and tags with your children’s fab festive artwork on. Further details will be out soon!
St. Peter’s PTA

RESILIENT, RESPECTFUL, RESOURCEFUL & AIMING HIGH
Core Values - Congratulations to the following children for being ‘Animal of the Week’:
Week Ending: 6th October 2017
Y1 Toby Fyfe – Respectful
Esme Martin – Resilient
Y2 Gracie Adsett – Aiming High
Oscar Jowett – Resilient
Y3 Logan Gregory – Resilient
Joseph Crawley – Respectful
Y5 Felicity Denver – Aiming High
Niamh Williams – Aiming High
Week Ending: 13th October 2017
Y1 Barney Harris – Resourceful
Macie Bunn – Aiming High
Y2 Harry Draper – Aiming High
Y3 Gus Crawley – Resourceful
Sydney Edge – Aiming High
Y4 Emily Hilton – Aiming High
Sam Hartwell – Resourceful
Y5 Lilli-Mai Citrone – Aiming High
Caitlin Smith – Aiming High
Y6 Florrie Drew – Resourceful
Reece Kent – Aiming High
Ruby Lee – Aiming High

Christmas Lunch – Chartwells have confirmed that their Christmas lunch will be held on Wednesday 13th December. At a cost of £2.30 the menu is:
Main: Roast Turkey with Stuffing Ball, Chipolata & Gravy
or
Quorn Fillet with Stuffing Ball & Gravy
on the side:
Roast Potatoes
Peas and Carrots
for dessert:
Shortbread Christmas Tree
Children in YR, Y1 and Y2 will automatically receive the meal above as part of their universal infant free school meal entitlement, however for children in KS2, the meal will need to be booked and paid for in the normal way www.mealselector.co.uk. The deadline for ordering is Sunday 3rd December.

Sports Reports –
Henfield Football Tournament – As hosts we were able to enter 3 teams - Y6's, Y5's and our "rainbow" team (renamed the "Sainsbury's squad" of Y5&6). Playing teams from across our cluster, the matches were extremely exciting. We were fortunate enough to have 4 referees from Chelsea Football club's academy ref each game helping to promote FairPlay, which was a huge highlight for all the children. After the group stage matches were played, the results left our Y6 team top of group A, with Jolesfield in second and our Y5 team top of group B with Steyning A team in second place. Despite not reaching the semi-finals, the "Sainsbury's Squad" played extremely well and special mention must be made to their captain Felix who made some superb saves in goal.
Our ‘Sainsburys Squad’ - In the semi-finals our Y6 team beat Steyning A, whilst on pitch 2 our Y5 team went on to beat Jolesfield. This meant a St Peter's v St Peter's final! The game was thrilling and nerve wracking, seeing a 2-2 draw at the end and forcing us into extra time. Despite holding the Y6 team off and matching them goal for goal, the Y5 team lost out in the last 30 seconds when a sneaky goal from the Y6 team shot into the back of the net, leaving Y6s as the winners! This fantastic victory means we will be taking two teams to the Area Partnership Finals in the Spring Term. Congratulations to the children who took part, we are extremely proud of you.
Y5/6 Football, 13th October - Congratulations to our Y5/6 football team who took part in the Horsham District Sports Development Open Cup football tournament on 13th October. Having qualified into Division A two weeks previous, we came up against some extremely strong opposition. We won our first game against Southwater B, lost to our rivals Steyning in the second game and won against an extremely tough Southwater A in the final match. This left us with 2 wins and a loss to equal Southwater A's result. Unfortunately the final point came down to goal difference with Southwater A pipping us into first place by 1 goal! Well done to all the boys for coming runners up, you played amazingly!

Kind regards,
S. McCulley
Headteacher

CALENDAR DATES – 2017/18
November
Thur 2nd: YR Firm Foundations Meeting, 9.00am
Fri 3rd: PTA Firework Night
w/b 6th: Admission 2018/19 Open Week
Tues 7th: Huxley’s Owl visiting Y1
Wed 8th: YR,Y1,Y2,Y3,Y4 Flu Vaccination Programme
Fri 10th: Y6 Poppy Laying Ceremony
Thurs 23rd: YR Phonics Workshop
Fri 24th: PTA School Disco
December
Mon 4th: KS1 Nativity to Playgroups/Pre-School Children
Tues 5th: KS1 Nativity to Whole School
Wed 6th: KS1 Nativity to Starfish/Seahorses/Turtles Parents
Thur 7th: KS1 Nativity to Octopus/Puffins/Dolphins Parents
Fri 8th: After School Clubs finish (except Karate)
Wed 13th: Chartwells Christmas dinner
Thur 14th: Pantomime Performance to Whole School
Wed 20th: Last day of Autumn Term
January 2018
Thurs 4th: Spring Term starts
Fri 26th: Y3 Assembly for Parents, 9.00am
February
Fri 2nd: Y6 Young Voices Concert, O2
Y2 Assembly for Parents, 9.00am
Mon 5th: Open Afternoon, 2.00 – 4.00pm
Tue 6th: Parent/Teacher Consultations, 3.30 – 5.30pm
Thur 8th: Parent/Teacher Consultations, 4.00 – 7.00pm
Fri 9th: INSET Day
w/b 12th: Half-Term

Dyslexia is my SuperPower- 23rd November 4pm
We would like to invite you to a talk by the author of a newly published book on the subject of dyslexia.
Margaret Rooke is an author and writer with 25 years of experience in books, newspapers and magazines. Her first publication, ‘Creative, Successful, Dyslexic; 23 High Achievers Share Their Stories’ features interviews with 23 famous people such as Darcey Bussell CBE and Eddie Izzard. Her latest publication: 'Dyslexia is my Superpower (Most of the Time)' came out on September 21, featuring moving and entertaining interviews with more than 100 children and young adults with dyslexia.
This should be an engaging and fascinating talk and should not be missed! If you are working in the field of dyslexia or just want to learn more, come along to this FREE event. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Please contact the office at West Chiltington school if you would like to attend - 01798 813319, office@westchiltschool.com