Planting at the Community Orchard

On a cold day in February some of our Year 4 children walked down to the Community Orchard at Herrington Field where they had  been invited to plant some fruit trees in the orchard.  As you can see they received good some instruction on what to do and really worked with enthusiasm to plant a number of trees.treesherrington trees

Forensic Science Day

Shortly after half-term all year groups enjoyed a day learning about forensic science. Pupils had to investigate a ‘dognapping’ and using a variety of clues deduce which dog had been stolen from a dog show! All the children enjoyed using their forensic sciencedetective skills to arrive at an answer.fscience

Hockey Team through to Southern Area Finals!

Well done to our Y6 Hockey team and their coach, Mrs. Rachel McCartain. Here is the letter I received from the Littlehampton Locality Sports Leader, Sandy Fell:

It made my week today to see how much progress  St. Philip’s has made since the LASP Hockey tournament in October. It really was a joy to see how much they had come on and improvements could be seen in their skills,  tactics and teamwork.

Clearly progress has been the product of the sheer effort and enthusiasm of the players and also extra coaching sessions that the team has benefitted from. My hat goes off to  Rachel  who has done a top draw job with the team.

 The Southern Area Partnership has 68 primary schools … all of them potentially could have entered the locality round of this event … so the team should feel incredibly proud of their placings, St Philip’s 2nd place.

St. Philip’s will now join Steyning [winners by a narrow margin ] and represent the partnership at the Sussex School Games on the 8th July.

 The aim now is for this side to bring back medals from this prestidgous event.



Year 4 Egyptian information book

As part of Year 4’s Ancient Egyptian topic, they have made a whole class information book. Each pair had a chapter of the book to write. The children researched, took notes, drafted and finally published their book. They were very proud to show Mrs Horne the finished product!egypt1 egypt2

Year 1 visit Arundel Town Hall

As part of their topic on ‘People who help us’ Year 1 recently walked down to Arundel Town Hall. They saw the Mayor’s Mace, the old gaol cells and what used to be the court room, which is now the chamber used for Town Council meetings. They were shown around by one of our school governors who is also a town councillor.townhall2townhall

Walk Once a Week

striderLast Wednesday was the launch of our Living Streets project -Walk Once a Week (WOW). A whole school assembly, led by our Living Streets co-ordinator, enabled all children to understand the importance of walking to school and the rewards available for doing so. Children can earn monthly badges and the trophy for their class, if they try hard to walk, scoot or park and stride, at least once a week.

We had a visit from Strider at the end of the school day to promote the project with parents and carers too!