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Friday 17 February 2017

A word from Mrs Beeby: 

Dear Parents, 

It is hard to believe that half term has arrived! The children are ready for a rest and I hope that they manage to get outside and enjoy some fresh air next week. When they return to school the days will be longer and we should be able to feel spring just around the corner which is always so exciting!

Last Friday our Year 4 children became Romans for the day! We were visited by 'Arcadius' from Portals to the Past, who put his new recruits through their paces! The children marched in formation and roared in unison. It was quite terrifying in the sports hall when I went to watch them. They absolutely loved it of course!

On Monday, Year 1 became palaeontologists for the day when Worthing Museum staff came to talk to the children about dinosaurs.

On Tuesday we were very happy to welcome Melody Bridges, Emily Piercy and some undergraduate students from Northbrook College who ran a brilliant workshop based on Oscar Wilde’s The Little Prince. It was an engaging mixture of story-telling, music and dance; the children had a wonderful time and are currently writing character descriptions inspired by the performance. These were some of their comments: ‘I loved it! It felt like a proper rehearsal. The dancers were lovely and talked to us all, they made us feel comfortable straight away. We all got to join in and it felt colourful. Amazing. Best thing this year!’ ‘Inspiring, the dancers were all so talented. It was relaxing too. There was no pressure on us, so I felt I could enjoy the story.’ ‘Fun! I thought I wouldn’t be good at the dancing, but I actually really enjoyed it by the end.’ ‘I enjoyed being an important person. Being in charge!’ ‘We loved the Egyptian dance, it was funny and entertaining. The Egyptian Dancers were the perfect roles for us.’

On Thursday morning we were proud to welcome Philip Womack, OL and children’s author, for the formal opening of our library. This was a very memorable and happy occasion and the children asked some searching and intelligent questions. Now we need to find a famous chef for the formal opening of our Food and Nutrition Room!

I hope that your children have a happy and restful half term and I look forward to seeing you all again after the break.

Best wishes, 

Heather Beeby
Head
 

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