Girls Football Tournament

last week, some footballers from Years 5 and 6 took part in a Locality tournament at The Littlehampton Academy. The team played very well and came third in the wet and windy weather! Thank you to Mr Caws for accompanying the children and to all the parents who took them.

Pupils takeover Arundel museum as part of nationwide scheme

The event took place on Friday, November 22 at the museum and saw pupils from Saint Philip’s Catholic Primary School and Arundel Church of England Primary School take part in the Kids in Museums Takeover Day. The takeover day involved the children taking on the roles usually carried out by staff members of the museum.

Fran Stovold, curator at Arundel Museum said: “It is really good to be working with the two Arundel Primary Schools and letting the children curate two displays in the museum.”

The pupils had the theme Christmas feast. They had to choose various historic cookery utensils to create the display and also wrote out description labels.

Pupils toured the museum, gaining inspiration on how to create the displays, what to write for the labels and learning how to handle the artefacts.

Fran said: “It gives them the chance to develop their skills in research and how to appropriately display and interpret the museum collection.”

Both displays curated by the children will be available to view until the end of the year.

Pastor Steve visits

Today, Pastor Steve Lomas from Arundel Baptist Church came and gave an assembly to the whole school. It was a lovely opportunity for the children to listen to and learn some of the stories and teachings from The Bible. The children listened to and acted out the story about Daniel in the Lion’s Den. Pastor Steve taught the children a song that they all got to sing along to. We look forward to him visiting again soon.

Co-Op Charity of the Year

Thank you to the friends and families of St Philip’s and the parishioners of the Cathedral for selecting our school as the Co-Op Charity of the Year. This closed on November 1st and last week, we were awarded a cheque for £3575! On Friday, Mrs Horne and some of the children from the school went down to the Co-Op in Arundel to collect the cheque and were treated to some cake!

NSPCC visit

Today the NSPCC visited our school to delivered their Speak out. Stay safe. assembly to share information with the children about how they can keep themselves safe from harm and get help if they have any worries.

It was a very worthwhile and empowering session for both pupils and teachers. They spoke to the children and staff about the valuable work they do across the country, and talked about how important it is for everyone in our school community to join them in their ‘fight for every childhood’.

If you’d like to know more about the NSPCC’s work, or take a look at the wide range of information and advice which is available for parents and carers, please visit their website nspcc.org.uk/parents

Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week 2019 is happening from Monday 11th November – Friday 15th November 2019 and it has the theme ‘Change Starts With Us’. The children took part in a special assembly where we discussed bullying and how we deal with it in our school.

Whether it is verbal, physical, online or in-person, bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life well in to adulthood. By making small, simple changes, we can break this cycle and create a safe environment for everyone. Because together, we can challenge bullying. Change starts with a conversation. It starts with checking in. It starts with work together.

Change starts here.
Change starts now.
Change starts with us.

This year the goal is to inform children to know that it takes a collective responsibility to stop bullying. We are excited for this campaign as we want to create empowering, positive messages addressing the fact that when it comes to bullying CHANGE STARTS WITH US!

To find out more please visit:

www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week

Social Club

Every Friday, some of the children from Reception Class to Year 6 come together to attend Social Club.

It is an opportunity to build friendships and relationships across the year groups through a range of activities including football, team building Games, speed cup stacking, coloring, Lego and many more. The children get to enjoy juice and a biscuit together too.

Social Club

Year 5 Trip to the Synagogue

As part of our study of Other Faiths, Year 5 visited the Brighton and Hove progressive Synagogue to learn more about Judaism.

They began with a welcome and an introduction to the synagogue.  Then they looked at the artefacts , including Shabbat items and festival and prayer artefacts. There was then an explanation of the artefacts and a chance to ask questions. Finally the children go t the chance to look at the scrolls.

The children were very well behaved and found out lots of new information about Judaism.

Key Stage 1 Dance Performance

In today’s assembly we were lucky enough to be joined by Charlotte Reader, our Dance Teacher. Some children from Key Stage One performed a dance that they had prepared. The children danced with such confidence and skill. Well done to them!

After the children had done their dance, Charlotte then had the whole school up and dancing. The children really enjoyed themselves and danced very well.