Dear Parents and Carers,
Sadly I need to inform you that one of our pupils has been admitted to hospital with suspected meningococcal disease.
I have spoken with someone from UK Health Security today and have attached their advice letter to this ParentMail.
We continue to keep this pupil and their family in our thoughts and prayers as I am sure that you will too.
We are keeping in touch with the family here at school.
I am sure you will understand that sending my normal update of events etc would feel disrespectful at this time.
Take care
Kim Huggett


Dear Parents and Carers,
I’m not sure where this week has gone! We welcomed some visitors from other schools this week who remarked on the quality of our children’s work, the engagement of the children in their learning and their impeccable manners. I shared this news with the children in our whole school Worship this afternoon. The children should feel very proud, as should their families. Thank you.
I would like to update you with some staffing news as we look forward to the start of the Spring Term in January 2022.
Mrs Fenneymore has not been in school recently due to her being unwell. She has made the decision to leave our school and her final day was yesterday. We have sent her flowers from the staff here at school. Mrs Fenneymore has been a friendly face at the school for many years and she will be missed. We wish her well as she begins new adventures. As she was unable to be in school for her final day, if you would like to leave a message or gift for Mrs Fenneymore at the school office, we will make sure that they are delivered to her.
Mrs Duyman has been with us for nearly a year now covering Mrs Bowles maternity leave. Her final day with us is Tuesday 14th December as Mrs Bowles will be returning in January 2022. I would like to thank Mrs Duyman for her imaginative ideas and creativity that she has brought to our school. Unfortunately she is unwell at the moment but we hope to see her soon.
Mrs Bowles will be returning to teach 1 day a week in Southsea class with Mrs Bayliss and a further day per week to cover teachers for their subject leader release time. We look forward to welcoming Mrs Bowles back to our school.
Ms Bevan will continue to teach Pevensey class, but will move her days to a Monday and Tuesday. She will be joined by Mrs Horrex who will teach Pevensey class for the rest of the week.
We will be welcoming Miss Ellie Parsons to our school in January 2022. She will be the permanent full-time teacher in Lewes class. She is a bright, young and experienced teacher who is really looking forward to joining our school. You will be able to meet her before the end of this term. She will spend time with the children before becoming their full time teacher in January. Miss Parsons will also be joining the EYFS/KS1 team for their planning meetings this term so that she is familiar with our ways of working. When I have a definite date for the children and  families in Lewes class to meet her, I will let you know.
I would like to thank Mrs Hillier for teaching Lewes class this term. Mrs Hillier will remain with us as one of our regular supply teachers.
We are holding a Christmas Tombola to raise money to buy more maths equipment for the classes. We have introduced a more practical approach to our maths learning journey following a ‘Mastery’ approach. I have attached a document that explains this new approach to the teaching of maths in our school. The money that we raise will be divided equally between each class so that they can choose their maths equipment.
A huge congratulations to all of the children in  St Andrews house who collected the most merits last half term. They chose to have a disco from our ‘rewards menu’ and thoroughly enjoyed cutting some shapes on the dance floor at school today. They chose their playlist and Miss Hook and Mrs Horrex were spotted leading the ‘Macarena’! I wonder who will win the merits race this half term?
Have a lovely weekend.
Take care
Kim Huggett


Dear Parents and Carers,
What a wonderful colourful way to end another busy week! The children really enjoyed wearing ‘yellow’ today for ‘World Kindness Day’ which takes place tomorrow. We spent time today reflecting on the value of ‘kindness’ and what this means for us. We thought about many questions… Are we being kind to others? Are we being kind to ourselves? It is important that we show ourselves kindness in order to be kind to others.
Our positive discussions about kindness today will be the foundation for our work next week during ‘Anti-Bullying Week’. In school we talk about S.T.O.P – Several Times On Purpose as our definition of bullying.We will be exploring this theme further next week.
Unfortunately we have been made aware of children kicking stones in driveways and knocking on the windows of local residents. We have also been made aware of some of our parents being rude to local residents and being disrespectful when driving.  Mrs Wallbridge and I were positioned further along North End Road today to try to help with this situation.  We will need to adjust our position next week to try to deal with issues in another nearby location caused by our school families. The outcome of this is that we are not at the school gate to either welcome or say good-bye to the children.  This situation is therefore not fair on anyone.  Please be mindful of the example that is being set to our children.  Thank you.
Yesterday we met together as a whole school to take time to reflect,  remember and be grateful for all those who have given their lives in service in order to enable our freedom.  We listened to powerful reflections from Betsy, Ella, Oliver C and Toby, who shared their work that they had completed for homework. Some of our school grown-ups shared a poem for the children to listen to.  We took part in the national silence for two minutes.  We ended our Worship with a gentle hymn called ‘Turn Your Thoughts’.  We listened to the music from Elgar’s Nimrod as we came in and out of the hall.  The children showed respect and care throughout our Worship together.
I would like to explain that the decision not to have sibling photos was made by the photography company, not the school.  The closing date for the photos is TUESDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2021.
I have attached details from Chartwells our catering provider about the Christmas Dinner in school. This is still free for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Any paid orders can be placed from now until the 28th November at www.mealselector.co.uk
Have a lovely weekend.
Take care
Kim Huggett


Dear Parents and Carers,
What an amazing first week! Our first day back saw Evacuees, Victorians and ‘crayonning’ artists return to school. The ‘hook’ for our Learning Journey this half-term was fabulous. You will be able to see the amazing learning that has begun and will continue this half term. Our ‘Time to Shine’ event is on Friday 10th December at the end of the school day. Our ‘Outdoor Classroom Day’ yesterday enabled the children to literally take their classroom outside! The learning experiences were rich and varied ranging from ‘pavement art’ to ‘algebra with sticks and leaves. Thank you for your support for both of these successful events.
On Tuesday 16 of our Y2 children performed at a dance event at the Alexandra Theatre in Bognor Regis. They performed to an audience of 350 people. They danced with confidence and won the hearts of those watching. Their behaviour was exemplary too. A huge congratulations to our amazing dancers- Jenny, Bonnie, Bani, Hanit, Maisie, Skye, Andrea, Ella, Poppy, Alex, Leo, Alfie S, Oliver L, Dexter, Isaac and Spencer. Thank you to Mrs Cummings and Mrs Wilson for making this happen.
The orders for the cards have been returned and we are excited to announce that we have raised just over £200 so far. This money will go towards additional maths resources for the classrooms. More information about the focus on maths resources will follow soon.
We are looking to have a ‘Christmas Tombola’ towards the end of term to raise further funds. I have had confirmation from the DJ that the Christmas discos will definitely go ahead as planned on Thursday 9th December as on the previous dates list.
The KS2 Choir have been invited to sing at Edgecumbs Christmas Fair on Saturday 27th November at 11am until 11.45 am. Please return your permission slips for this as soon as possible so that we can let the organisers know. Thank you.
I have attached a price list for the ‘Poppy Appeal’ items that are currently on sale on school.
Thursday 11th November- we will hold a whole school worship together to reflect at 11am. If the weather is fine, we will be outside, so please make sure that the children have their coats.
Friday 12th November- ‘World Kindness Day’-the children need to wear something yellow. This will be a non-uniform day. Our ‘Morning Meetings’ in school will reflect on the theme of kindness which is one of our THINK values.
Have a great weekend.
Take care
Kim Huggett

Outdoor Learning Day

Dear Parents and Carers,
Just a quick reminder that tomorrow is OUTDOOR LEARNING DAY.
The children need to be wearing clothes that are suitable for being outside.
Take care.
Mr Hughes
Deputy Headteacher

Crossing Patrol

Dear Parents and Carers,

Sadly Mrs Fenneymore is still unwell so there will not be any ‘Lollipop Patrol’ for our school at the moment.We are keeping her in our thoughts.

Take care

Kim H