Oliver’s ‘Gavin the Seal’ Poem

Oliver in Year 3 has written a fantastic poem . His grandfather, who is  and ex English teacher, helped him to write the poem.  They had a series of Zoom workshops over the week and Oliver chose to write about the local celebrity of Arundel – Gavin the seal!


Here is his poem:

Gavin the Seal


On the calm river,                                                                                                       

With the noisy motor purring.                                                                                   

Four in the boat,       

On an early summer’s morning.


`What’s that?’’ we shouted, to the big grey blob on the riverside.                             

 “It’s Gavin the seal!’’                                                                                                       

He was washed up,                                                                                                       

 basking on the bank.


Gavin suddenly noticed us,                                                                                           

 And slithered down into the water.

With the engine stilled,                                                                                                   

Sensing something interesting,                                                                                     

 He swam towards us.


Curiously, coming close to the boat, his whiskers were alert,                                   

And he was snorting for air.                                                                                       

Eyeing us closely, Gavin then slowly dived                                                                   

and gracefully glided away and we went home happy.

Henry is in the MILLIONAIRE’s Word Count Club!

A MASSIVE congratulations to Henry in Year 4.  He has read 1,538,172 words through his Accelerated Reader quizzes!

Henry has received a special certificate to celebrate his achievements. Keep up the good reading Henry!


Accelerated Reader 
Accelerated Reader is a computer-based program that monitors reading practice and progress.Children read books within their allocated range and take short quizzes after reading a to check if they’ve understood it


Username: (student’s initial and surname)
Password: (same as Active Learn and MyOn)



School Corpus Christi ‘Carpet of Flowers’

The Feast of Corpus Christi is usually celebrated with a wonderful Carpet of Flowers at the Cathedral. This year, because of the lockdown, there will be no carpet of flowers.

In school today, the children in school made paper flowers and placed them on the grass, using the grass as their background and the paper flowers to make the picture.  Canon David then kindly visited and blessed the children’s ‘Carpet of Flowers’ that they had made.

There will be a live Corpus Christi Mass with Bishop Richard Moth at 6.55pm

Please visit: www.arundelcathedral.uk to live stream.