Weekly News For Families – 14.06.2024

Dear Parents and Carers,

Another week has flown by and even though the weather hasn’t been on top form, the children have consistently continued to try their best in their learning.

Don’t Hide Your Light!

When Reverend Richard came into school on Tuesday, he shared some of his childhood stories about members of his family who all had skills and talents in the building trade. He encouraged the children to think about what they are good at, or would like to be good at. Through the Bible verse, ‘Don’t hide your light under a bushel’ (Matthew 5:15)

. He encouraged the children not to keep their qualities or talents hidden from others. He reminded everyone that by working hard work and developing different skills, everyone can have a positive impact in other people’s lives.

Urban Strides Workshop

Our Key Stage 2 children had the opportunity to develop and show case their Street Dance skills in their Urban Strides Workshops on Wednesday. They thoroughly enjoyed working with Luke, the workshop leader, as they all learnt a number of different moves which were pieced together to create a short routine. Here are some reflections of the children’s experiences:

  • Learning new dance moves with my friends was fun.

  • Luke was a good teacher and explained the moves well.

  • Luke inspired me to have to a go.

  • I’ve always wanted to try Street Dance and it let my spirit go free!

  • I liked the Hip-Hop section – the poses were incredible.

  • My favourite part was seeing everyone loving it and having fun!

    Thank you to those of you who made the £3 contribution towards the cost of these workshops. The payment window on ParentMail remains open for any outstanding payments.

    School Uniform

    Even though we are a few weeks away from the summer holidays, it won’t be long before retailers are advertising their promotions for school uniform. Attached is a list of when these are expected to begin.

    Children’s Mental Health and Well-Being

    Thank you to those of you who attended the first ‘Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-Being’ workshop. We hope you found it useful and will come back to the remaining sessions over the next few Friday afternoons. Attached is the latest newsletter from West Sussex County Council Educational Psychology and Wellbeing Services which provides helpful tips at this time of year.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Take care

    Kim Huggett