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  • Tuesday 5 July 2022 Aldrington Brass and Hangleton Youth Band Joint Concert Aldrington Brass and Hangleton Youth Band Joint Concert On Tuesday 5th July Aldrington Brass and Hangleton Youth Band thrilled the audience with their joint concert. Aldrington Brass started the evening playing five of their favourite pieces, followed by Hangleton Youth Band , who played a variety of pieces including 'Blinding Light' and 'Just the Two of Us'. The evening finished with the two band joining forces to play two pieces together. What a show! Well done everyone.
  • Friday 27 May 2022 Jubilee Tea With The Queen! What fun and such a momentous occasion when The Queen (!) managed to find time in her busy schedule to come and visit us at Aldrington. The children were thrilled to meet her and to be able to celebrate the Jubilee together! The sun was shining, the brass band were playing and everyone enjoyed their picnic.
  • Tuesday 24 May 2022 Year 3 Pullborough Brooks Trip Year 3 had a fantastic day looking at the reproduction of plants and river studies.
  • Monday 23 May 2022 Faith In Art Week 2022 Look at the slideshow to see what the children got up to during our Faith in Arts week when they explored the idea of: " We have far more in common with each other than that which divides us"
  • Thursday 5 May 2022 Year 5 Arundel Wetlands Trust Trip Year 5 were fortunate enough to spend a sunny day at Arundel Wetland Trust. The children thoroughly enjoyed seeing the wildlife and hearing the ongoing cacophony throughout the day. Our day was split into two sections. The first activity, Pond Detectives, went down a treat and everyone managed to catch and identify a range of water dwelling creatures (including a rather large dragonfly nymph). The second activity, Minibeast Safari, tested the capturing abilities of our students. They passed the test with flying colours and (with the help from our safari leader) were able to identify the insects. We thoroughly recommend Arundel Wetland Trust!
  • Friday 8 April 2022 Year 5 & 6 Off The Fence Workshop
  • Tuesday 5 April 2022 Tag Rugby Festival An afternoon of fun and games run by Cardinal Sports leaders. They played friendly tag rugby games in groups of 4 or 5 and certificates were given at the end. There were coaches from boys' and girls' rugby clubs to coach and promote weekend club events. Participation was for anyone new to the sport, there was no winner but out of the 3 played, they won two and drew one. Well done Team Aldrington!
  • Friday 25 March 2022 Year 5 Opera Brava The Year 5 children have been working with Opera Brava this week, where they have worked with a range of professional individuals to develop their knowledge and enjoyment of music and at the end of the week they performed in a fully staged opera of 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe'. The children have loved working with opera singers, designers a composer and a director. They also spent time during the workshops designing and creating masks and props. Their hard work culminated in putting on a fully staged opera for their parents peers and teachers at the end of the week. Year 5's have done an amazing job !
  • Tuesday 22 March 2022 Year 1 Washbrooks Farm Trip The children had a fantastic and very successful visit to Washbrooks Farm, especially considering that this was their first proper outing due to covid restrictions and it was a new experience for them. The sun shone and the children did Aldrington proud, they had a blast! Check out the slideshow for a look at what they got up to and some of the animals they saw.
  • Monday 14 March 2022 Science Fair For British Science Week we celebrated the theme of 'Growth'. At the end of the week, we showcased all our fantastic work at the Science Fair. This was a brilliant opportunity for the children to explore all the different learning that took place across the school. Reception explored how yeast makes dough expand. Year 1 looked at a range of growth examples, from plant growth, to the life cycle of a frog. Year 2 learnt about plant growth in further detail whilst Year 3's looked into 'Do all body parts grow as we get older'. Year 4's studied 'Viruses', creating their own virus, they also went digging in the mud to discover what was in it! Year 5's looked at how plants grow in different conditions and Year 6 learnt about Evolution. Have a look at the pictures in the slideshow!
  • Wednesday 9 March 2022 Planting Trees! The Queen's Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee in 2022, which invites people from across the United Kingdom to Plant a Tree for the Jubilee. Mrs Robbins was joined by representatives from our wonderful School Council to plant some trees.
  • Friday 4 March 2022 World Book Day What a wonderful sight to see all the children and staff dressed up as their favourite book characters. From Where's Wally to Harry Potters, dinosaurs to bumble bees and pineapples to scarecrows. Reception class had a rainforest theme which produced some very creative and colourful outfits indeed!
  • Thursday 3 March 2022 Year 4 Riddles By The Fire The children had a super time gathered around the campfire, telling stories, playing Saxon games and writing in runes.
  • Wednesday 2 March 2022 Year 1 Waitrose Shopping Trip The trip was absolutely fabulous - Waitrose went above and beyond, taking the children behind the scenes. They saw the recycling plant with Rita and Ron, who were cardboard cut-outs. They saw where all the deliveries come in and they even allowed them to go inside the chillers! They had a talk from the Fish Partner as well as the Fruit and Vegetable Partner. The children learned so much; it really was a rather special morning for Hedgehogs and Squirrels classes.
  • Friday 11 February 2022 Year 1 Victorian Day The children in Year 1 proved themselves to be excellent at Victorian household jobs! They made sandwiches, buttered scones and squeezed oranges and also beat carpets, washed and ironed clothes and polished the brass and silver. I trust there are some transferable skills for helping at home…!
  • Thursday 10 February 2022 What A Knight! Performances What a show! The Year 4 did two outstanding performances, entertaining everyone with their singing, dancing and humorous production. It was a real credit to the hard work put in by the children under the creative guidance of Mr Brooks and Mr Miles. Well done, everyone! Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend, it was lovely having you back in school.
  • Thursday 3 February 2022 Year 5 Trip to the Observatory Science Centre We are looking forward to hearing from the children how their trip to the Observatory Science Centre in Herstmonceux went today.
  • Friday 28 January 2022 Year 4 Saxon Day We were very relieved that, with some rearrangement due to COVID, our Year 4 children were still able to enjoy a Saxon workshop. There were focuses on the Saxons as both invaders – with their swords, shields and battle tactics – and as settlers, as the children built fences, learnt Saxon games and found out about how they lived and what they wore (which included dressing up Mr Miles). In class, the children are developing their writing using the dramatic story of Beowulf.
  • Friday 21 January 2022 Year 2 Squire Day Year 2 rose to the challenge presented to them by Sir Mike of Lewes, the knight who visited them at the beginning of the term.... could they learn all about knights and acquire some of their skills in order to help him track down Princess Amelia On 'Squire Day', a culmination of three weeks of learning all about knights, they demonstrated skills in calligraphy, sword fighting, medieval dancing and food preparation. They learnt about shield design and proved they could behave with respect. They also dressed up wonderfully... big thanks to the Year 2 parents and carers! We all really enjoyed the day, and when asked if they thought other children would enjoy Squire Day when they are in Year 2, the Year 2 children replied "Oh yes, definitely!"
  • Tuesday 18 January 2022 Year 3 Stone Age Day Leopards and Tigers had a workshop day today, building on the work they have been doing in school this term. The children dressed up and so did the teachers! They found out about the different eras of the period we call ‘Stone Age’ and how clothing varied in these different eras. The children also examined artefacts, looking for clues as to who they might have belonged to and what they would have been used for and identified animals from their skulls and skin.
  • Wednesday 15 December 2021 Carols and Christingle 2021 Watch the video of our Service of Carols and Christingle 2021
  • Friday 10 December 2021 Year 4 Chocolate Day 2021 On CHOCOLATE DAY, Year 4 learned about the history and origin of chocolate among the Mayan people. We learned about how cocoa farmers are guaranteed a fair wage and we designed our own chocolate bars.
  • Wednesday 10 November 2021 Year 1 Hedgehog Visit The Year One children had the exciting privilege of meeting a very special hedgehog today called Henry, rescued by the St Francis Animal Care, along with his brother Harry who are orphans. The children learned about how they hibernate and what they eat. The two hedgehog brothers are now teenagers and will be released back into the wild after this hibernating season.
  • Monday 25 October 2021 Harvest Festival 2021 Watch the Harvest Festival services from 2021
  • Tuesday 19 October 2021 Year 3 Trip To Fishbourne Palace
  • Thursday 14 October 2021 Year 4 Reptylers Visit
  • Thursday 14 October 2021 Year 4 Rainforest Explorers Day
  • Monday 11 October 2021 Year 2 Fire Safety Talk
  • Thursday 7 October 2021 Carroty Wood Thursday morning update Wednesday was a "brilliant day"! The children had lots of fun outside - muddy low ropes for the other half of the group and learning about fair trade in a trading game. They also enjoyed roast chicken for dinner (so Wednesday is 'roast' day as it is at school!),
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