KS2 Lent Penitential Service

All of the children in KS2 took part in our Lent Penitential Service Yesterday. We were joined by Canon Tim, Fr Stan and Fr Graham who led our service. We sang songs led by Mr Caws including ‘Make me a Channel of your Peace’ and ‘This is my Body’.

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10 chicks are chirping!

All ten eggs have now hatched and we have lots of happy little chicks scurrying around. Children from all classes have really enjoyed visiting them and learning all about them from the information station set up around the chicks. The Dark yellow ones are the boys and the lighter yellow are the girls. The chicks will be spending the weekend with Mrs Tipping so she can look after them.

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And then there were 5… chicks!

By lunchtime today, we had 5 chicks that had hatched and moved from the incubator into their warm container. The children have loved spending their break and lunchtimes visiting the newly hatched chicks. The other 5 chicks are making good progress and are on their way!

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Year 5 Eco Day

Year 5 visited The Littlehampton Academy to take part in an ECO summit for the day.

The day involved the children attending a range of different workshops showing them how they could become more Eco friendly at home and at school.

Southern Water’s Helen Sparkes who organised the workshops, said: “The eco-summit is a great way of engaging young people through practical workshops. I was impressed with their knowledge and enthusiasm and they really took on board our water efficiency and Pain in the Drain messages.”

Its annual eco-summit welcomed about 12 schools  who took part in a range of activities. The children had a great day!

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Eggciting news!

Reception Class at St Philip’s are the proud expectant parents of 10 unhatched chicks eggs. They are currently in an incubator and are due to hatch on Wednesday, although a small crack has already appeared on one of the shells.

We will be keeping you posted and putting up photos of when our chicks arrive!

Deanery Enrichment Day

On Thursday 23rd March, six children from Year 5 were chosen to take part in a Deanery Enrichment day held at the Cathedral Centre. The children met with pupils from our other Deanery schools: St Philip Howard, Barnham; St Mary’s, Bognor and St Richards, Chichester.

They visited the Cathedral where Hilary Caws very kindly spoke to the children about all of the different Saints. They children then returned to the Cathedral Centrr to prepare a presentation to governors and staff. The children were very confident in their delivery and worked well with with pupils from the other schools.WIN_20170323_14_00_35_ProWIN_20170323_13_55_58_Pro WIN_20170323_13_53_02_Pro WIN_20170323_13_48_15_ProWIN_20170323_10_40_47_Pro WIN_20170323_13_47_53_Pro

Fire Service visit

Last week Reception class, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 5 were visited by West Sussex Fire and Rescue Team. They learned about how to stay safe in the home and at school and what to do in the event of a fire. Some lucky children were chosen to try on some of the Firefighters kit and all of the children got to ask lots of questions. A big thank you West Sussex Fire and rescue team for taking the time to visit us!IMG_3585 IMG_3600 IMG_3603

Year 5 SPH sports day winners!

The children in Year 5 took part in a Deanery sports day hosted by St Philip Howard High School. They competed against St Mary’s from Bognor and St Richards from Chichester. They played a range of sports from hockey to gymnastics. The children’s behavior was exemplary and they came away with the first prize trophy. Many thanks to SPH for hosting and for the other deanery schools for making it such an enjoyable day.

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The Shroud of Turin exhibition

The Shroud of Turin exhibition is currently at Arundel Cathedral and Year 3 and Year 6 have been down to visit.

The exhibit  includes a beautiful 15 foot replica image which is a photograph printed onto cotton by an American photographer, Barrie Schwortz, who was the official photographer at the STuRP (Shroud of Turin Research Project) examination of the Shroud in 1978. The genuine Shroud of Turin which shows the image of a man who has been crucified is preserved with great reverence in the Cathedral of Turin and the full-length replica is very rare.

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