The weather was kind for the whole school sports day on Wednesday 10th July. The morning started with the Friends kindly providing drinks in the allotment area before parents moved on to the school field. The school was divided into four teams and a variety of races took place with stickers awarded for first, second and third places. Following fierce competition the event was finally won jointly by the yellow and red teams.
Thank you Year 6 for a brilliantly varied and talent-packed leavers presentation. There was comedy, dancing, singing and even magic! Year 6 definitely do have talent and we wish them well in the next stage of their journey.
Many thanks to the Friends who sponsored our French Day on 25 June. The children enjoyed a visit from a French theatre group and speaking to native speakers. The lower playground was turned into the Cafe St Philipe where parents were served a variety of French delicacies by our Year 6 pupils.
Fouteen pupils along with their parents arrived at Goodwood Motor Circuit at 8.00am on Sunday 30th June for the Gathering of Goblins event. This was the first year that St Philips had entered two cars and the children quickly sorted themselves into ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ teams. We had a busy morning with both teams participating in drag, slalom and sprint events. After lunch one member from each team was chosen to race in the ‘Lap of Champions’ – an entire circuit of the track. Both cars managed to get round and although we didn’t repeat the success we had at Banjo Road in May we all had brilliant day. Massive thanks to Mr Way and Mr Mustchin for looking after the cars throughout the term and to Mr Dacey for taking some amazing pictures.
Congratulations to our Years 5 and 6 cricket team who were runners-up in a cricket tournament held at Findon Cricket Club. Nine local schools took part and the standard was very high.
Lots of thanks to our new music teacher Mrs Robinson for organising our summer music concert, and to Mr Nunnikhoven and Mrs Oborne for supporting our guitarists and woodwind players. It was a lovely evening which raised over £200 towards new instruments for the school. Thanks also to the Hannahs in Year 6 for being such professional comperes.
As part of their Go with the Flow topic Years 5 and 6 visited Pulborough Brooks, they studied habitats, did a spot of bird-watching and learnt more about the River Arun.
Some of our Year 1 children attended a benchball festival held at the Littlehampton Academy, they really enjoyed themselves are were justly proud of their achievements.
As part of their Ahoy There! topic years 1 and 2 went on a trip to the Fishing musuem in Brighton, they had a lovely time and finished the day with a Punch and Judy show on the beach!