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Weekend Blog 20.01.24 – Young Voices and Young Artists

Hello everyone.

A very large group of children were at the O2 last night as part of Young Voices. A huge thank you to the staff and parents who ensured the children remained safe and had a fabulous time. What an experience! A special thank you to Mrs Shukla for organising it and to Mr Strugnall for dealing with the many financial elements associated with the event.

Due to 25% of the school being in London (including Gold Award winners and Oscar winners), we decided not to hold a Funky Friday Assembly. However, that does not stop us celebrating the many achievements and learning opportunities that occurred this week.

Attendance Matters

Congratulations to Dolphins Class who achieved the best attendance this week with 98.5%. They will choose a Monkey to have for the week on Monday.


Fishy Art

The Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils who were not involved in Young Voices and remained in school, produced some beautiful fish paintings inspired by Schillaci.

Canvas Pictures

We have been replacing the canvas pictures around the school this week, so if your child was on the last set of canvases – you may well be contacted by the school office to invite you to have the A1 picture of your child for a donation of £15.00

Here are some of the new canvas pictures that can be seen in our corridors:

Year 1 Art

Some Turner-inspired artwork using oil pastels and watercolours.

Drawing Club

Here are a few photographs from the warm up activity in drawing club this week, using pencils taped to long sticks to encourage expressive use of line:


Christmas Litter Picking

You may have noticed how tidy Cheal Close and Shingle Road was when you came back after Christmas. Well, Alice and Freddie Lintern had both asked Santa for litter pickers and were out on Boxing Day tidying up around the school boundary and on the beach. They then made sure that the rubbish went into the correct bins.
They’ll be back out again this weekend and will hopefully rope in a couple of friends too this time! Thank you, Alice and Freddie.

Reception Art

Four children from Minnows Class came to the Log Book yesterday to show me their artwork and tell me about animals that camouflage themselves in their habitats. Well done Felix, Aurelia, Polly and Raia. Can you spot the hidden animals?

Pupil Numbers

We have received a couple of phone calls this week regarding which year groups have spaces in. We have one space in Reception, two spaces in Year 2 and two spaces in Year 5. Make sure you have applied to West Sussex admissions if you want your child to join our Reception class in September.


After the impressive speed at which the children learned to sing ‘Renegades’ by the X-Ambassadors, we have decided to start learning ‘Lean on Me’ by Bill Withers. Here is a link:


Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Mr Vallier

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