Children in Key Stage 2 shared a Penitential Liturgy last week, led by the Year 6 children. Canon Tim, Fr. Charles and Fr. Stan stayed in the hall with those children who wanted to take part in the individual sacrament of reconciliation.
The start of Lent was marked by the celebration of Ash Wednesday and the pupils, who are religious education ambassadors, assisted the priest by distributing ashes to the younger children in the school.
We now look to Holy Week when all classes are involved in leading a liturgy to the school, with their partner classes, reflecting on the events of the passion and death of Jesus Christ.
As a school we have been enjoying the exercise videos that Jumpstart Jonny uploads to his website for some time. This week however, we welcomed him into school where he led sessions for all classes. These sessions were fast, energetic and fun, with everyone, staff and students enjoying the pace.
Children from Years 3 and 6 enjoyed a Fair Trade Breakfast on Wednesday – they were able to choose from a wide variety of Fair Trade goods to ensure that they had a healthy start to the day!
The whole school enjoyed archery sessions this week, with each class having a turn down on the field.
As part of Fair Trade fortnight Year R came into school wearing their pyjamas last week and spent some time looking Fair Trade goods, they paid special attention to the journey that Fair Trade bananas make.
Last Friday our Year 5 pupils spent the day at St Philip Howard with our Deanery schools taking part in a variety of different sports. We came second overall and Issac was awarded the trophy for best all round sportsperson.
Many thanks to all parents who helped children dress up on World Book Day – as you can see on the picture below we had a wide selection of characters in school.
Congratulations to our Year 5/6 Quick Sticks Hockey team who won the Southern Area finals last night at the Angmering School. We are now through to the School Games and will compete against teams from around the country! Many thanks to Mrs McCartain who coaches the team.