Weekly News For Families 28.03.2024

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have made it to the end of term! And what a brilliant 12 weeks of learning it has been!!

Easter Services

Thank you to those of you who joined the children in the two Easter services on Tuesday. Both services reflected the meaning of Easter through readings, songs, art work and the children’s own thoughts and prayers. During the Key Stage 2 service Reverend Richard spoke about the 200th birthday of the RNLI. He encouraged the children to think about the volunteers of the RNLI who make sacrifices to save others. The children made the link between them and the sacrificial life Jesus led. One song that was sung in both services highlighted that Jesus was doing God’s will in the words, ” ‘Yet not my will but yours,’ He said” (Matthew 22:42)

Richard highlighted the fact that Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice by dying on the cross. The children’s prayers in both services reflected the message of new life and the joy of the resurrection.

We received many positive comments about the nature of the services and how beautifully the children sang. Thank you for these.

Not Quite A Goodbye…

During our THINK worship this afternoon, we wished Mrs Barwick all the very best as she starts her maternity leave. All our love goes to her and her family. She has assured us we will be kept in touch about any baby news.

Easter Celebrations

Thank you to Jessica and Evan (our St. David’s House Captains) who shared what they had found out about how Easter is celebrated in different part of the world in our THINK Worship as well this afternoon.

The children in St. Patrick’s House will have most probably went home with an extra spring in their step as they were the Half Termly Merit Winners. For their reward, they have chosen to have some time together in the Forest. We will let you know which day this will be so that appropriate footwear can be brought into school.

The Races Have Been Run

Well done to our running team: Cierra, Bethany, Lilli, Alexus, Indi, Olivia, Zack, Freddy, Evan, Harvey, James and Archie, who took part in the 3rd and final race in the Chichester Corporate Challenge. A special mention should also go to Lilli who also competed in the County Cross-Country Championships in very wet and muddy conditions (some of the puddles were nearly knee deep) on the same day!

Summer Term Learning Hooks

Attached are the ‘Hooks’ into the children’s learning for the first half of the Summer Term.

Also attached is the list of the key dates for the Summer Term, along with the timetable for Fridays in the Forest.

May I wish the whole school community a very Happy Easter

. Enjoy the break and we look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday 15th April.

Take care

Kim Huggett