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  • 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.
  • Wednesday 31 March 2021 MacMillan Cup Usually, we award our MacMillan Cup at our special assemblies in Bishop Hannington Church, but instead, we are presenting our certificates in school, as we did last term. This Cup is awarded to one member of each class who has exemplified the qualities and values we look for in our children at Aldrington.  The staff who work with each class talk together about who they would like to give the award to and you can see what each teacher has to say about the person they have chosen in this video.
  • Wednesday 31 March 2021 The Kendrick Award for Sport March 2021 Congratulations to Nathaniel in Gorillas Class for being only the second person to receive the Kendrick Award for Sport for outstanding sportsmanship. This is what Mrs Carden had to say, "Nat has consistently tried his absolute best in PE lessons and whenever he represents the school. He is a natural athlete and Nat has represented school in a range of sports from swimming, football, athletics, cross country and achieved many medals in his time. He is also a really good sports person. So, he will cheer on his peers and his friends, he will coach them through PE lessons. If it is something new, he will give it a go. Well done, Nat for brilliant sportsmanship!"
  • Tuesday 30 March 2021 Easter in a Box Our prayers were answered for fine weather for our Easter in a Box activities this week, which took place in bright spring sunshine out in the playground.
  • Thursday 25 March 2021 Spring Has Sprung! The Eggs Have Hatched! Year 1 have been learning about life-cycles and farm animals and have had the privilege of seeing two gorgeous chicks hatch and be part of their classroom experience! By the end of term Year 2 will have had the opportunity to 'chick-sit' too! It's so lovely at this time of year as we celebrate new life and all that is Easter that the children can see this first hand bringing excitement and hope for the future!
  • Friday 19 March 2021 French Day
  • Thursday 18 March 2021 Y6 Climate Change Placards Have a look at what the Year 6 children have been doing this week!
  • Wednesday 17 March 2021 Supporting Compassion in Indonesia As the Summer approaches, we are thinking about our promise to Compassion UK, our international charity. A couple of years ago we promised to help them rebuild their small primary school in Blitar, Indonesia. The total cost was nearly £10000 but the local people raised £4600 and we promised to make up the difference (£5290). By Spring 2020, they had completed the building works, when we shared photos in a school assembly of the many improvements made: children now able to learn indoors in eight airy classrooms with windows, furniture and resources, away from the busy streets.
  • Tuesday 9 March 2021 Our New Stage In the last few weeks, a new stage has been put in in our playground. As well as a blackboard backdrop that can be decorated and some sound effect 'instruments' this also has space for an audience. Children are already planning their first performances!
  • Monday 8 March 2021 Welcome Back Today we welcomed back all the children to school.  We were so excited to see everyone and there was plenty of time in the day for children to reconnect with their friends and the staff as well as to share some of their news of the last few weeks.
  • Thursday 4 March 2021 World Book Day Click here to see our super slideshow!
  • Friday 18 December 2020 Year 4 go to Hogwarts 2020 Year 4 have been reading 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' this term. We have enjoyed special lessons such as potions (making our own potions and designing magical ingredients). We also visited Diagon Alley to make our own wand, constructed of the finest wood and most powerful cores.
  • Saturday 12 December 2020 Christmas Nativities 2020 Unable to welcome families to our Christmas nativities in person, we have filmed our productions and services for online viewing. Please see below for videos from each part of the school.
  • Wednesday 11 November 2020 Remembrance Day Today the school marked Remembrance Day with a socially-distanced assembly and minute's silence outside in the playground. 
  • Thursday 22 October 2020 Harvest 2020
  • Monday 12 October 2020 The Spinney We have renamed our woodland area 'The Spinney'. This area is used by children of all ages at Aldrington both for timetabled outdoor learning and for play activities. The mud kitchen and den-building are very popular and children also enjoy sitting on the story chair and hunting for minibeasts under logs etc. 
  • Thursday 8 October 2020 Reptylers Children in Year 4 Jaguars and Lynx had a close encounter with a number of exotic creatures on Thursday, 8 October and found out more about their habits and the importance of caring for these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat as well as this country. 
  • Tuesday 6 October 2020 The Great Fire of London On Tuesday, 8 October, Year 2 Seahorses and Turtles 'met' diarist Samuel Pepys, King Charles II and their fellow Londoners as they recounted the dramatic story of the Great Fire of London in 1666. 
  • Tuesday 6 October 2020 Looking forward to Harvest Pandas and Penguins had a special visit from Revd Tim Gage from St Peter's Church, West Blatchington. Tim told the children about why Christians celebrate at Harvest time and the importance of thanking God for the many good gifts He gives us. The children learnt a Harvest song and found out that they can help others this Harvest by bringing a gift of food for the Food Bank at West Blatchington. These gifts will then be shared with others in our local community.
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