Dear parents and carers,
What a fabulous end to the week!
The sun shone and our Sports Day was a tremendous success. Well done to everyone who took part. Congratulations to all of the children for the part they played, both taking part and supporting each other. Thank you to all of the families who came and supported this event.
‘I HAVE FINISHED THE RACE, I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH.’ 2Timothy;4.7
We began the week by thinking about the message of St Paul when writing to Timothy.’ I have finished the race, I have kept the faith’. St Paul wrote many letters and travelled around the Roman Empire teaching people about God. The Olympic Games were taking place when Paul was alive, so people understood what it meant to run races and cross the finishing line. Paul likened the race to living our lives. we can choose to live our lives well, thinking about other people and helping them. Alternatively, we can decide to live selfish lives that only consider our own needs.
We watched the clip called ‘The Most Beautiful Moment of Rio 2016’ . This was about the women’s 5,000 metres event when an accident happened whilst the event was underway. Two female athletes tripped over one another. Instead of blaming each other, the two athletes helped each other up and encouraged one another to to finish the race even though they were both injured and knew that they wouldn’t win the race. We reflected on the true ‘sportsmanship’ shown by the two athletes.
We made decisions about how we were going to ‘run our races’ not just on Sports Day, but through this week.
THE ART EXHIBITION OF HOPE
The value of ‘Hope’ certainly inspired our children and the quality of the work was exceptional. Each piece demonstrated an individualised reflection of the value of ‘Hope’.
We have raised £155.00 today and we are hoping that this commission will increase through this week.
The children will bring the purchased piece home next week.
Those pieces that have not been purchased yet will remain in school for the whole of next week and payment can be made up to and including Friday. Any payments from now on will need to be in cash please. Thank you.
YEAR 6 LEAVERS SERVICE AT CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL ON MONDAY 26TH JUNE 2023
We are looking forward to celebrating the closing stages of our Year 6 children’s time at Primary School. This service sees us join with many other schools in the Diocese of Chichester.
Please can the children look smart in their school uniform. We would like the children to wear their Leavers hoodies with their uniform instead of their school jumper please. Thank you.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR 2023-2024
Details of the teaching arrangements and the new classes that the children will be in will be shared with you on Friday 30th June 2023.
Our ‘Welcome Breakfast’ for our brand new EYFS children is on Saturday 1st July.
Our ‘Transition Day for our current EYFS, Y1,Y2,Y3,Y4 and Y5 children will be on Tuesday 4th July.
Our ‘Stay & Play’ sessions for our brand new EYFs children is on Wednesday 5th July.
The current Y6 children will attend their ‘Transition Days’ at their new Secondary Schools on the date that they have now been allocated. We will work around those different dates here in school, so please don’t worry.
Have a lovely weekend.