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  • Thursday 30 November 2023 Christmas Puddings!!! Today is the last day you can order your Christmas Puddings! Our wonderful POA (Parents of Aldrington) will be outside taking orders with festive music and bells on!! This is an event for just the children, which will happen during school hours, where they come together to make Christmas puddings, learn the Christian tradition behind it, and raise money for the school by taking orders and selling the puddings. Pre-order your Christmas Pudding by the end of November (£6) by clicking here!
  • Thursday 30 November 2023 Aldrington Parents & Carers Prayer Group It’s with great excitement that we can share with you that the ‘Aldrington Prayer Group for Parents and Carers’ is going back to meeting WEEKLY! Every Monday morning in the school library from 8.40 - 9am. Also, there is a little prayer box for the Aldrington community on the shelf in the office. If you would like us to pray for you and your family, or for specific situations or for wider requests, please just pop a little note into the box (these will be confidential and can be anonymous) and we will pray for your requests on a Monday morning. It would be wonderful if anyone would like to join us in praying for our brilliant school. Little ones are more than welcome and you don’t have to come each week or even for the whole 20 minutes.
  • Friday 24 November 2023 Artwork For Waitrose In Art and Design the first half of this Autumn Term at Aldrington CE Primary School, Year 2 children focused on painting and colour mixing. They learned about Paul Signac who helped develop the painting technique Pointillism in which small, distinct dots of colour are applied in patterns to form an image. This tied into their topic on fire and ice. The Year 4 children developed their drawing and sketching techniques in learning about Frida Kahlo and drawing their own self-portraits with a focus on using water colours to create different tones and colours. We are excited to share some of the children's artwork with the local community and thank Waitrose for giving us this opportunity by putting up some of our children's artwork in the cafe area. Do pop in and have a look! Photos to follow!
  • Thursday 23 November 2023 Planting Bulbs! Our lovely school councillors have been busy planting spring bulbs this week. The bulbs were given to us by the Parents Of Aldrington.
  • Wednesday 15 November 2023 Cross Country Event At Waterhall There were 44 primary and junior schools that took part in the cross country event at Waterhall this week. 1,046 children represented their schools and enjoyed running. 40 children from Aldrington went along in good spirits and we were all thankful that the sun was shining! The Year 6 boys did especially well and came in second out of ten schools. Well done and thank you to all who were involved.
  • Tuesday 14 November 2023 November's MacMillan Cup At our Bishop Hannington assembly, we award The MacMillan Cup for citizenship to a group of children who have shown qualities such as kindness, consideration and care for others. It is not intended to be a grand ceremony but a simple acknowledgement of good citizenship shown by children of Aldrington.
  • Monday 13 November 2023 ODD SOCKS DAY TODAY!! This week is Anti-Bullying Week and we are kicking it off with 'Odd Socks Day' today so we encourage your child/ren to wear odd socks as a way to celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique. Anti-Bullying Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness about bullying. Throughout the week, children will learn about how bullying impacts individuals and the importance of preventing it in schools, communities and online spaces. This year's theme is 'Make a noise about bullying'. You can find out more about it by following this link: https://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week-2023-make-noise-about-bullying/anti-bullying-week-2023-make-noise-about-bullying Thank you.
  • Friday 10 November 2023 Remembrance Day 2023 We managed to catch a dry spell in between the rain so the whole school could gather together and honor rememberance day together. We looked at the story of Moina Michael, 'The Poppy Lady' who began to promote the symbol of the poppy in remembrance of those who fought in the war. We all sang 'We Will Remember' and Jesse played 'Reveille' beautifully on his cornet. See the slideshow below to see some special moments captured.
  • Thursday 9 November 2023 Year 1 Visit From Graeme The Hedgehog Man We had a visit from Graham with Henry the hedgehog. The children were excited to learn lots of facts about hedgehogs! Did you know a hedgehog has over 5000 spines and a baby hedgehog is called a hoglet. The children really enjoyed seeing Henry and learning about him. In the classroom we have drawn and labelled hedgehogs and made one out of clay. We love hedgehogs!!!
  • Tuesday 7 November 2023 School Photos Today !! The children are excited about having their individual and siblings photos taken today. It's so lovely to see everyone looking so smart and taking pride in their Aldrington uniform.
  • Friday 3 November 2023 Girls' Football Team in Tournament Aldrington girls made a fabulous start winning their first match 5-0 with a stunning hatrick of goals from Emi. Despite sound outstanding attacking play from Sophie and OJ, Aldrington could secure no more than a 1-0 victory in their next match.
  • Friday 3 November 2023 Remembrance Day And Poppies The Parents Of Aldrington (POA) are kindly distributing Remembrance Poppies outside school now at pick up time. Reception - Year 6 children will attend a Remembrance Day assembly in school and take part in a two-minute silence as a mark of respect on Friday 10th November. The Royal British Legion has recently thanked us for raising £242.10 last year with our poppy appeal in 2022, which was part of the £2,270.98 raised by Brighton and Hove as a whole. Thank you for all your support!
  • Thursday 2 November 2023 Music Lessons At Aldrington Did you know? Children at Aldrington can learn a musical instrument? We liaise with Create Music and have external teachers come in and teach cello, violin, woodwind instruments, drums and brass. We also have a few of our in house multi talented staff who teach brass and recorder. You can also register your interest in other instruments on the link below and Create Music will look into the options for you specifically.
  • Tuesday 31 October 2023 Year 1 Drama Workshop Perform visited Year 1 and we really enjoyed going on an adventure in an aeroplane to Australia. We had to stop on the way and we made snow angels and saw polar bears. It was great using our imaginations and acting out what we were asked to do. Luckily we made it back to school in time for 'Read and Revisit'.
  • Friday 20 October 2023 Blythswood Care Shoebox Appeal Just like last year, we would like to support those in need at Christmas by collecting shoeboxes for the Blythswood Care Shoebox Appeal, who are sending their boxes to Ukraine this year. To find out more about them, do check out their website: https://blythswood.org/shoeboxappeal .
  • Thursday 12 October 2023 Year 2 Fire Safety Officer Workshops & Fire Engine Visit Year 2 had an exciting visit from the fire engine this week. They eagerly examined the firefighting tools and even had a go at shooting the hose, learning about fire safety in a fun and educational way. The visit left the children with valuable insights into the important work of firefighters in our community.
  • Tuesday 10 October 2023 Gold School Games Mark Award Ceremony On Tuesday, Jesse and Poppy from Year 6 represented Aldrington at a special celebration of School Games, along with Miss Coates and Mr Miles. This event took place at Hove Cricket Ground where the mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Jackie O'Quinn presented us with our gold award. We also heard about what other schools have been doing to win their awards, including those who have maintained the gold standard for five years and earned the Platinum School Games Mark. This has set us a new challenge! You can read more about what we did last year to earn our Gold School Games Mark on the link below. https://www.aldrington.org/News/Gold-for-School-Games-Mark/
  • Monday 9 October 2023 Bikeability Some of the Year 6 children had the opportunity to take part in Level 2 Bikeability course this week. After being assessed, they could then go on to practice all they have learned to be 'road safe'. They have been very fortunate with the weather which certainly helps when learning these important life skills!
  • Wednesday 4 October 2023 Sunflowers, Squashes and Squirrels!! We have some exciting things growing in our raised beds outside Year 2 and 3 classrooms thanks to Mrs Holdway and her hard work and much appreciated time ! Even the squirrels have been enjoying the harvest by popping along to snack on the sunflower seeds of which the heads are enormous! We have grown courgettes, peas, tomatoes and pumpkins, along with pollinator-friendly flowers and herbs. Have a peek at the photos to see.
  • Wednesday 4 October 2023 Year 6 Carroty Wood 2023 - Day 3 It’s hard to believe that we’ll be coming home today because it feels like we just got here, but a warm bath does sound quite attractive!
  • Wednesday 4 October 2023 Year 6 Carroty Wood 2023 - Day 2 Tuesday was a very full-on day and the enthusiasm and energy has not let up!
  • Tuesday 3 October 2023 Year 3 Fishbourne Palace Trip Year 3 had a really enjoyable day at Fishbourne Roman Palace, seeing and experiencing many aspects of Roman life. We learnt the incredible story of how Fishbourne was discovered in the 1960s. We were able to see the many treasures and artefacts that archaeologists uncovered there and walk amongst the incredible mosaic floors. In our workshop with Sue, we experienced what it was like to cook in a Roman kitchen, write in the way Romans would have done, build mosaics, play games the Romans would have played and watch how a Roman prince and princess would have been dressed. The weather was glorious so we enjoyed lunch outside and were able to explore the beautiful garden. We are very grateful to the parent contributions and volunteers who made this trip possible, thank you!
  • Tuesday 3 October 2023 Year 6 Carroty Wood 2023 - Day 1 Just a day in and the Carroty Wood experience has already been “amazing” (said pretty much all of Y6)!
  • Friday 29 September 2023 Harvest Time At Aldrington Our Year 1 children have been busy helping bring in the harvest in our school allotment. What a lot of delicious produce we have grown with the help of the wonderful Mr and Mrs Green!
  • Friday 29 September 2023 Have you spotted Gooders yet? The sheep we decorated for the Martlets appeal, 'Shaun by the Sea' is in Hove library. The sheep was named in honour of a very special teacher at Aldrington who always championed a love of the outdoors. We raised £2,451.46 as a school for this local charity.
  • Monday 25 September 2023 Year 5 Viking Day "This week, Year 5 enjoyed a visit from Bjorn the Viking warrior. Immersed in the Viking world, the children enjoyed trying on Viking clothing, looking at Viking artefacts (including weapons!) and playing Viking games before taking part in a Viking battle!"
  • Monday 18 September 2023 Forest School Forest school is now in full swing and the Reception children did a marvellous job at braving the weather and getting stuck in with the water wall, mud kitchen, drilling holes in the wood to make necklaces which were then decorated, all this along with story time and snack. What fun! Check out the slideshow to see some pics.
  • Friday 15 September 2023 Aldrington Allotment News We are so fortunate to have our very own allotment just opposite the school. We have some amazing volunteers, Jan and Anton who work so hard to keep the allotment neat and tidy and they also help out when the children come along for their sessions. They have so much green finger knowledge to pass onto the children which is valuable and appreciated. Here are some of the vegetables that have been grown recently. Courgette, carrots, tomatoes and tromboncinos. Some of the Year 1 children pulled up the carrots and potatoes today while visiting the allotment. They had a sunny, warm morning for digging.
  • Thursday 14 September 2023 2023 Year 6 visit to Take Shelter
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