Over the past few weeks Y3 have been working on a time capsule project with Barratt homes. This saw the children producing some really interesting work that we could ‘send to the future’. Our children collected a range of current toys, sweets, photos and magazines, all things that the children use today, and buried them with some really superb work that they had produced about our amazing village. The School Council, representing the school, along with Mrs Jewell and myself, were then fortunate enough to take them down to the new Barratt site and bury them. We even got to meet a superstar, Barry Barratt, who along with representatives from Barratt Homes, helped the children load the time capsule and then bury it. The capsule, which has a lovely plaque to mark its spot, will be opened in 60 years time, 2078, as Barratt homes are celebrating their 60th year of building houses. Our children had a great time on site and loved discussing how life will be when they are around 70 years old! It is amazing how different they think life will be! A big thank you to all of Year 3 and the parents who sourced sweets, fidget spinners, CD’s and even a board game and hard hat, all of which went into the capsule.
Year 2 had a wonderful time visiting Pulborough Brooks on Tuesday. We went pond dipping and discovered incredible creatures like blood worms and phantom midge larvas. We also went on a butterfly hunt, where we recorded all of the beautiful butterflies we could see.
Our Reception children had the pleasure of witnessing some baby chicks hatch from their eggs and grow, all thanks to Barratt Homes and their Springtime Activity for St Peter’s C of E Primary School. Below is a press release from Barratt Homes which gives more details about this fun and fluffy experience!
Bishop Park egg hatching donation press release (164.7 KiB)
Well done to one of our pupils Lilli-Mai, who recently raised money for the Sussex Wildlife Trust. She did so well that an article about her success was published in the Spring/Summer 2018 Sussex Wildlife Trust Wildlife magazine!
LILLI-MAI FUNDRAISING We don’t have an award for young fundraiser of the year, but if we did then Wildlife Watch member Lilli-Mai Citrone would certainly be in the running! When her family joined Sussex Wildlife Trust last spring, Lilli-Mai decided to raise funds for the Trust at her school, St Peter’s in Henfield. By selling cupcakes and Wildlife Trust stickers, Lilli-Mai raised an impressive £59.43 for the Trust. Thank you Lilli-Mai!
Please find attached a copy of our Progression in Calculation Policy. It sets out how the four main functions in mathematics are taught in school from Reception to Year 6.
We know some Parents/Carers have asked for this before and found it a useful document to look at. We are hoping to hold a maths event in the summer term involving as many Parents/Carers as possible so please keep an eye out for further communication on that coming soon.