On Tuesday, Year 6 visited The Chichester Festival Theater to watch ‘The Midnight Gang’. This inventive tale of fun, friendship and the importance of kindness is adapted from David Walliams’s biggest selling children’s book of 2016. The children traveled by coach and their behaviour was fantastic! Thank you to Mrs Fairlie for organising!
Last week, Year 3 visited Butser Farm in Hampshire as part of their Stone Age topic. They all had a fantastic time and did lots of hands on activities, enhancing the living, breathing experience of a ‘visit to the past’. The activities were supervised by experienced Butser staff and had been designed around their Curriculum topics.
Children can return to Butser Farm for free by downloading a voucher from Hampshire Top Attractions: www.Hampshireattractions.co.uk
This week, the whole school were lucky to be part of’ ‘St Philip’s Got Talent’. This is an opportunity for the pupils in the school to showcase any individual talents they may have. We were treated to Comedy, Magic Tricks, Singing, Dancing, Drums and much more! Thank you to all of the children who signed up and who were brave enough to perform in front of the whole school!
A photo of Quinn in Year 3 playing a drum solo to ‘The Final Countdown’
On Monday, we were lucky enough to be joined by Marie-Helene from CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) for a special assembly. She explained to the children all about the Acts of Mercy and how CAFOD supports these in the different countries that it works in.
Last Friday, the Year 6 children and some of their parents came to help tidy the school’s allotment area. The different sections have become quite overgrown over the Summer holidays so they were in great need of some attention. The parents and children weeded, dug, tidied and harvested the vegetables that we had grown that were ready to pick. They then made these into a delicious soup that they all got the chance to enjoy.
To celebrate Grandparent week, the Grandparents of the pupils at St Philip’s joined us for afternoon tea in the hall. They had the opportunity to have tea and biscuits with their grandchildren. We have received many kind words about how well the afternoon went, especially about how fantastic the Year 6 helpers were. Thank you for everyone who attended and a special thank you to the mums who helped serve the teas and coffees. It was a lovely afternoon that we will be doing again next year.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all of the children and families that have donated food towards our Harvest Festival this year. Fantastic generosity has been shown and we have managed to gather a large amount of really good quality food to help the charity Stone Pillow. On Thursday, we celebrated the gifts as part of our celebration assembly where we gave thanks and sang Harvest songs. Thank you again to all who have donated.
On Monday, 7 boys from Years Three and Four went to The Littlehampton Academy to play in friendly football matches against the schools in our locality. They played brilliantly and represented our school very well. They will participate in a tournament in the next few weeks.