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Head of School Update - Friday 1st October 2021

Welcome to this week's Weekly Update!


Thank you to the whole community for your very generous donations, as part of this year’s ‘Harvest Festival’ project. Today, the crates of food and toiletries were collected by Tim, from the Eastbourne Foodbank. Your generosity will help many local families who really need it. Below are some pictures of us helping Tim to load the van, with part of this year’s display.


Yesterday, some of our pupils in Year 5 joined local primary schools for a Maths Challenge at St. Andrew’s School. Across the afternoon, the children took part in a number of challenges and puzzles, in a competition against the other schools. We’ll update you with the results. Thank you to Mr. Croft and Mrs. Clarke for taking the children.


Pupils have continued to give their very best effort and focus in class. I’ve been very fortunate to spend time in classes, across the week, and have seen some fantastic presentation and publishing from pupils, and great pride in their work, too. You'll see in the photographs, pupils in Year 4 who, this afternoon, were using charcoals to create these incredibly dramatic Mayan portraits. 


In our Celebration Assembly we announced our latest certificate winners. This week's 'Stars of the Week' are:


YR Stephenson Class – Jasmine S. for Achievement – For remembering the word ‘hibernation’ and describing what it means.


Y1 Nightingale Class – Evie P. for Knowledge – For having a fantastic attitude towards learning new things.


Y2 Brunel Class – Sebastian W. for Determination – For great determination in phonics.


Y2 Seacole Class – Kamali M. for Determination – For working really hard and trying his best in Maths.


Y3 Ashe Class – Arthur B. for Knowledge – For always having something to contribute in lessons and for building upon or challenging the ideas of others.


Y3 Turing Class – Ayman A. for Knowledge – For always using his knowledge and always wanting to be the best he can be.


Y4 Logie-Baird Class – Sophie J. for Determination – For attempting to start the day with a positive attitude.


Y4 Thunberg Class – Lola-Mai C. for Equality – For her manner in class, her politeness around school and her excellent effort.


Y5 Hamilton Class – Phoebe C. for Achievement – For working hard in Maths and completing super work on Roman Numerals.


Y5 Pankhurst Class – Amelia D. for Equality – For always being a kind and caring learning partner. 


Y6 Amundsen Class – Harvey K. for Determination – For excellent determination to contribute to classroom discussions.


Y6 Parks Class – Chelsea F. for Determination – For constant determination to achieve her best.


'Congratulations' to all of this week's winners!


In our Accelerated Reader challenge, Bailey H. in Year 5 has so far read the greatest number of words. So far this year, he has added 248,000 words to his individual profile. Will he be the first Word Millionaire?


Thank you for joining us for our ‘Meet and Greet’ afternoon on Monday. We hope this was a useful opportunity to see your child’s classroom and meet their teacher.


Our updated Bulletin has further details about all of the things taking place in school, including an update on our Attendance Challenge.


I hope you all have a great weekend.


Mr Laker
Head of School

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