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  • 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!),
  • Wednesday 6 October 2021 Carroty Wood Wednesday morning update The staff reported that everyone went to sleep very quickly and all was still quiet at 7.00am this morning.
  • Tuesday 5 October 2021 Carroty Wood Tuesday morning update The group arrived at Carroty Wood for lunch on Monday, avoiding traffic congestion near the Ashdown forest.
  • Monday 4 October 2021 Carroty Wood Residential Trip 2021
  • Thursday 30 September 2021 Year 2 Great Fire Of London It's been so lovely seeing the wonderful creations the Year 2's have been bringing in this week for their Great Fire of London Topic. Today is the day, though, that they will all go up in smoke!! The children were so excited to see the fire but rest assured, Mr Long was close at hand and ready with the hose !
  • Wednesday 22 September 2021 Year 3 Roman Day On Wednesday, Year 3 children had a fantastic Roman workshop day where they learnt about the history of the Roman Empire and where the Romans conquered. We learnt how to write on wax tablets using a stylus; learnt Roman games; completed chariot races; made clay bricks, fired catapults; learnt some Latin; and learnt a range of battle techniques.
  • Wednesday 22 September 2021 Welcome To Our New Reception Children and Families We would like to say a huge WELCOME to our new Reception children who have joined us this year and are now attending school full time, and to those families who are new to Aldrington, we are so excited you are part of our wonderful community here at Aldrington.
  • Thursday 22 July 2021 Aldrington's Got Talent 2021!! Today we had the joy of watching a handful of our amazing children perform their talents to the whole school in our annual Aldrington's Got Talent! The stage was set up and the sun was shining for the children to showcase their wonderful singing, dancing and even playing the drums! Check out the slideshow! Well done to those who performed and to everyone else for clapping and cheering your classmates on.
  • Monday 19 July 2021 Year 6 Summer Fair The Year 6 children really excelled themselves at their Summer Fair. It was a fun-filled, very sunshiny, and successful day! The children carefully planned what their stalls were going to be, how they would execute them, along with all the preparation needed. They overcame many obstacles that came their way due to Covid regulations changing. The day itself they showed their caring and nurturing side, dealing with the younger ones so wonderfully, in fact the teachers all commented on this, that they were perfect examples to the other children and so inspiring! They raised approximately an incredible £1100!!! Amazing job Year 6!!
  • Wednesday 14 July 2021 Year 3 Visit To The Copse The Year 3 children had an exciting visit to the Three Cornered Copse today to build dens, follow trails and make maps.
  • Wednesday 7 July 2021 Reception's Bug Ball This is the time when the Reception children learn all about insects also known as 'mini beasts'. The children came all dressed up as bugs! They enjoyed a bug disco, a bug hunt in The Spinney and decorating bug biscuits. They had the opportunity to watch the caterpillars metamorphosis into butterflies which they released today and was very special .
  • Wednesday 30 June 2021 Early Years & KS1 Sports Day Here's a snap shot of the Reception, Year 1 and 2 children doing fantastically in their sports day this year. They had lots of fun!
  • Wednesday 30 June 2021 Year 6 Camp Out ! One of our Year 6 students has written a report about what their year have been up to. Have a read!
  • Wednesday 30 June 2021 Year 6 Trip to Lewes Railway Land Nature Reserve Have a read of a report written brilliantly by one of our Year 6 students. Well done Nathaniel!
  • Tuesday 29 June 2021 Year 6 Chessington Trip The Year 6 children had an amazing day out at Chessington World Of Adventures. There were songs on the coach and a buzz of excitement in the air. They left and arrived home in torrential rain but it stayed mainly dry at the theme park. The day flew by and and there was an array of chatter on the way home about which rides they went on and how long they queued and which was their favourite. Everyone was happily exhausted after a fun-filled few days!
  • Friday 18 June 2021 Fundraising At Aldrington This week, we had the privilege of welcoming Simon Gale, the Chief Executive of the charity Just Life and Emily Kenward, Founder and CEO of Time To Talk Befriending to talk to the Year 6 children about what they do and how the money raised will help. Emily talked about the importance of having a friend, they guessed the age of their oldest member (106!!) and how many people in Brighton and Hove who feel lonely most of the time (7000). Emily was moved by the way the children shared personal stories about older people in their lives and those no longer with us and also how much experience they have had with those in their 80's and 90's. Some said that because of what they heard, they would call a Grandparent or say hi and smile to an elderly neighbour as they know how much it will brighten their day.
  • Friday 18 June 2021 Faith In Art Week Watch the videos to see a glimpse of what the children have been up to for our annual Faith in Art Week. This year the theme was looking at the question of 'Where is God?' and exploring what that means to us and ideas we have about it. Lizzi and the team at Off The Fence said it was such a joy to spend time with the classes. They were impressed with the children's enthusiasm, creativity and ability to work together to produce great final films! Well done Aldrington!!
  • Wednesday 16 June 2021 Football Tournament
  • Wednesday 9 June 2021 Y4 Three Cornered Copse Trip TOP SECRET - FOR PARENTS EYES ONLY!! On Wednesday , the Year 4 computers were hacked by the mysterious Mr E, who announced that a serious monster had been discovered landing in the 3 Cornered Copse. Year 4 trekked out looking for clues amongst the undergrowth and discovered a crashed spaceship -thanks to Mr Long for arranging! Clues were discovered all around indicating that this monster had been present in Brighton for hundreds of years and the monster was captured. Year 4 are now debating whether or not the monster should be exterminated in line with protocols or if mercy should rule the day!
  • Wednesday 9 June 2021 Bird Rescue at Aldrington! A sparrow was spotted on the top of the new build hanging upside down with its wing out and stuck, so 'Operation Save The Bird' was put into place! We found the nearest window to the bird and carefully, using an extended pole, managed to hook under the very scared sparrow. A crash mat was put out for the 'landing site' where staff and children were stationed accordingly for the safety of everybody and bird involved! The sparrow was then taken to Roger's Wildlife Rescue in Woodingdean where it was confirmed that the bird had broken its leg and interestingly, the reason it had its wing out was to protect the broken limb. He had got himself tangled in his own nest materials. Roger will nurse him back to health and then release him back to nature.
  • Monday 7 June 2021 Y6 Bikeability Training The Year 6 children have taken part in their Bikeability training this week and the week before half term. Learning to Ride Certificate or their Level 1 Bikeability which means they must be able to check their bike for safety and maintain it, they've got to be able to ride safely on the playground, keeping a safe distance and being mindful of other road users, along with learning how to signal. They've taken part in a number of games and challenges which required them to balance. The Bikeability Team commented that it was particularly successful and praised the children for their good and fun behaviour. Well done Year 6!!
  • Wednesday 26 May 2021 Y4 Orienteering Day Year 4 took part in a really exciting, high energy orienteering event at Hove Park this week. Everyone agreed how wonderful it was to go our first trip outside of the school! In small groups, our secret agent recruits needed to complete their course ensuring they worked as a team in the quickest time possible. After a fun warm-up, the children set off in their teams armed with their maps in search for the clues. We were so impressed with their determination, commitment to each other and desire to succeed. Well done to all the Year 4s for completing your mission!
  • Thursday 13 May 2021 Mental Awareness Week During Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, we will pull together the evidence that demonstrates the powerful benefits of nature for our mental health. We will look at nature’s unique ability to not only bring consolation in times of stress, but also increase our creativity, empathy and a sense of wonder. It turns out that it is not just being in nature but how we open ourselves up and interact with nature that counts. We will show that even small contacts with nature can reduce feelings of social isolation and be effective in protecting our mental health, and preventing distress. In school, the children will be focusing on nature in the weekly mental wellbeing assembly and will be participating in activities with their class outside.
  • Friday 30 April 2021 Year 4 Secret Agent Day Year 4 had an amazing day last Friday training to be Secret Agents. The children dressed up in their best spy gear and were set various activities such as code breaking, surveillance and fitness training, there was an assault course, finger print detection and the Secret Agents are cultivating CHIS'es in the community (aka spying on parents!!!) We are thrilled to announce that all the children are now fully inducted into the MCIA and set for future missions!
  • Thursday 22 April 2021 Grand Opening Of Our New Running Track On Thursday 22 April, we officially opened our new running track around the Key Stage 2 playground. We had a very special guest to open our track - Great Britain athlete Spencer Thomas. Spencer is a former Aldrington pupil, who has gone on to represent Great Britain in races all around the world and has an 800m PB of 1:46:03. In 2019, he won the 800m British Championships and came second in the U23 European Championships. As well as opening our track, he showed the children some of the medals he has won and did a Q&A session with some of our most talented runners, who were very inspired by all of his achievements and hard work. Thank you, Spencer, for giving up your time to come back to Aldrington to open our track!
  • Thursday 1 April 2021 Reception Easter Breakfast What a wonderful array of Easter bonnets were on display at the Reception Easter Breakfast!  The children sang joyfully and enjoyed their snacks from home as well as sampling some hot cross buns. We thought together about how the cross not only reminds us that Jesus died for us but goes 'up and down' to remind us that Jesus loves us and came down from heaven to be with us and 'across' to remind us that Jesus wants us to love and care for other people. The children heard about the monk who shared the first hot cross buns with those who would otherwise have gone hungry at Eastertime. That was around 700 years ago and hot cross buns have been enjoyed ever since!
  • Thursday 1 April 2021 Fundraising for Compassion UK We are so proud of our children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2!  We set them the challenge to raise money for our project with the charity Compassion UK through being sponsored for helping at home or in the community or for doing something special. 
  • Thursday 1 April 2021 Our Easter Celebration led by Year 6 This year, we have not been able to meet altogether, as we usually do with the older children and families at Bishop Hannington and the younger children and their families at St Peter's, West Blatchington.  Instead, Year 6 took on the job of putting together an Easter service for children, parents, carers and wider families to enjoy. 
  • Wednesday 31 March 2021 The trumpet shall sound We have been very pleased to be able to have brass teaching again this month, following our safety guidelines in the current pandemic. The children have been working hard and we wanted to share with you the fruits of this hard work by Mrs Glineur's Wednesday group. Here they are playing the Easter hymn, "Thine be the Glory".
  • Wednesday 31 March 2021 Year 1 Easter Gardens Our Year 1 children have been learning the story about the first Easter. A group have made this wonderful Easter Garden with Jesus and the Angel by the empty tomb with the stone that was rolled away, there's the cross on the hill and it's decorated with flowers which the children have loved watering and looking after. This has been a lovely opportunity for the children to retell the story of what happened on that amazing day.
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