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  • Friday 7 June 2024 Enterprise Fair Today year 6 were excited to launch their Enterprise Fair to the whole of the school in support of NGM Ministeries who we are raising money for. For 3 days the children worked as a small team to put together experiences that the whole school could enjoy, some were water, some were sports and some were craft. We had a great afternoon and here are some photos for you to enjoy!
  • Friday 24 May 2024 Greek Day Year 5 enjoyed many activities on Greek Day. We had a mini Olympics with challenges including, the discus, standing long jump, javelin and running. In different groups we made meatballs, tzatziki and Greek salad, which we later enjoyed in the afternoon during a Greek Banquet. We made top trumps for many Greek Gods and Godesses, tried out some tricky tongue twisters and played an Ancient Greece themed 'would you rather?' The children all looked fantastic in their costumes and took part really well.
  • Thursday 23 May 2024 Rugby League Festival The Healthy Lifestyles Team for Brighton and Hove organise various activites for the children to take part in. Some of our Year 5 and 6 went along to a rugby league festival held at Brighton University. Their attitude was very good and they had fun developing rugby skills. The idea was to 'take part' without being competitive. Mrs Robins accompanied the children and commented that she felt very proud and the children represented Aldrington school well.
  • Tuesday 7 May 2024 i360 & Nature Walk We had a fantastic day, first visiting the i360 and then on to Benfield Valley where the children enjoyed a picnic, a nature walk, catching bugs in the grass and looking through magnifying pots to see how many different bugs there were before letting them go again, followed by a fun time in the playground. We had the privilege of some time with the lovely volunteers at the Benfield Valley Project. For more info click on the link - https://www.benfieldvalleyproject.org/ The skies were clear, the sun was shining, the children were full of excitement and by the end of the day, thoroughly exhausted but happily so!
  • Saturday 4 May 2024 Children's Parade The theme this year was ‘Dream Again’. The sub-theme for our section is ‘Dreaming of a better world/brighter future’. So for Aldrington we chose an enchanted, eco garden. Our build included lots of green alongside colourful flowers, toadstools, butterflies and bees! The day was an absolute success with the sun shining and lots of smiling children and adults alike!
  • Friday 26 April 2024 Girls Football Match Our Aldrington girls team played Cottesmore this afternoon, we lost 0-1 but it was a tight game which could have gone either way. Mr Miles said they showed great attitude and determination. Well done team!!
  • Friday 26 April 2024 Pullborough Brooks Trip Year 3 had a fantastic day looking at the reproduction of plants and river studies.
  • Friday 19 April 2024 Our City Our World Energy Year 3 explored what it means to use energy, relating it to how we use energy in our bodies to do various activities. They talked about the importance of not wasting energy which is bad for the planet and what this looks like at home like turning off electrical items when not in use so we don't waste money too.
  • Friday 19 April 2024 Our City Our World Eco Committee Year 6 explored what an eco committee does so they could explore what personal action they can take with concerns about environmental issues globally and then link this to the six strands of Our City, Our World. The aim of this was to help children find solutions to make their school more sustainable and take part in creating the school's own ECO Code.
  • Friday 19 April 2024 Our City, Our World Launch Day Today we asked for children to come into school wearing something green or blue to represent all the trees and water in our world. This is an all-day event in school with everyone taking part in a rotation of fun-filled, informative activities to launch Our City, Our World at Aldrington.
  • Thursday 28 March 2024 HAPPY EASTER! Have a wonderful Easter and break!
  • Tuesday 26 March 2024 KS2 Easter Celebration at Bishop Hannington KS2 celebrated Easter at Bishop Hannington today with our wonderful choir, brass band and drumming troupe.
  • Monday 25 March 2024 Washbrooks Farm Year 1 had a fantastic time at the farm this week! We saw where our food comes from first hand and it was a wonderful way to round up this term's topic! In the morning, we were so fortunate to meet a range of animals some small, some large! We saw everything from newborn goats to shire horses. It was an amazing opportunity to be able to pet the animals. Then we went for a tractor ride- we held on tight as it was a bit bumpy! In the afternoon, we enjoyed some down time. The children loved the bouncy pillow, bicycles and the wooden obstacle course. What a brilliant day we shared!
  • Friday 22 March 2024 Aldrington Chicks We have been fortunate enough to have some hen eggs in an incubator in the Year 1 classrooms. 4 of those have now hatched and are doing really well, with the care of the year 1 staff and children, a few year 6 girls and Tess, our amazing animal whisperer !! The children have been so fascinated to see them grow and it's so exciting and heart-warming to hear cheeping and chirping the closer you get to the year 1 classrooms. You'll be pleased to know that they will be going to a local farm after here where they will enjoy the outdoors and life as intended for them.
  • Friday 22 March 2024 Squire Day Year 2
  • Thursday 21 March 2024 Lewes Castle Trip The year 2 children had a fantastic day visiting Lewes castle today, they got to explore the 950 year old fortress and then onto the Museum to view artefacts from prehistoric to medieval Sussex. This ties in perfectly for their day tomorrow when they will have their Squire Accolade Day, more info on that to follow!!
  • Wednesday 20 March 2024 Let's Dance! One of our Streetdance groups performed at the annual Let's Dance show held at Brighton Dome last night. As ever it was a lovely event, with lots of encouragement coming from the audience for all of the acts. It was exciting to see different schools and ages performing. Miss Coates overheard someone in the audience (not an Aldrington parent!) saying that they liked the 'mash up' one best, that was us! Well done team Aldrington for a really polished performance that stood out.
  • Tuesday 19 March 2024 Weald And Downland Trip Year 4 went on an exciting trip back in time, whilst visiting the Weald and Downland Museum. The day included two fantastic workshops. One of these involved us living like Anglo-Saxons, during this time we worked together to build a fence, handled weapons of the time and went inside a real Anglo-Saxon house. During the other workshop, we learnt about different plants, and used these to create our very own Anglo-Saxon pain relief!
  • Monday 18 March 2024 Space Dome Visit We went to Brighton Girls to visit their 'Wonder dome' where we got to experience the view from space. We also had a go at coding our own robots.
  • Monday 18 March 2024 Science Week in Year 5 Y5 used recycled materials to design and build a shelter for survival on another planet.
  • Thursday 14 March 2024 Netball Tournament There was a netball tournament held at Hangleton Primary School, where 8 local schools all had a go and played quick matches against each other. Well done girls for showing great sportsperson ship, scoring goals and being so keen to play more netball that a friendly game was set up at the end. Lovely to see some good partnership and children working together.
  • Wednesday 13 March 2024 EAL - (English as an additional language) Coffee Morning We had our first EAL coffee morning on Wednesday. It was wonderful to share ideas about where we can go next to help celebrate our diverse community. We are hoping to start having monthly EAL reading mornings where parent volunteers come in and share stories in their home language and also food sharing events where we can taste delicious delicacies from cultures all over the world! More details to follow but if you have any thoughts or suggestions about how we can develop our community, please let Mrs Griffiths know.
  • Monday 11 March 2024 Year 5 Visits to Glentworth House Nursing Home This term, Elephants went to visit the residents of Glentworth Care Home. The children spent time reading with the residents as well as making them cards to thank them for their hospitality.
  • Friday 8 March 2024 World Book Day Fun! As always the children and staff alike turned up looking stunning, creative, funny or all the above in full book day attire!
  • Friday 8 March 2024 World Book Day Potatoes! Reception have been very busy making potato book characters for World Book Day, linked to our superhero theme! We have been thinking about all different types of superhero, including people who help us in the community and superhero book characters. Can you work out the names of each potato?
  • Thursday 7 March 2024 Sustrans Learn To Ride Sessions https://www.sustrans.org.uk/about-us
  • Wednesday 6 March 2024 Let Girls Play Football Day The year 6's lead lots of football activities in the playground for the girls across the school to take part in football. They lead them really well and we had loads of girls joining in with girls all across the country having a go at playing football.
  • Wednesday 6 March 2024 Year 5 Movie Night As part of our fundraising for New Growth Ministries, Year 5 decided they would put on a movie night which they could buy tickets for. They chose between two films, Trolls Band Together and Mummies, which they thoroughly enjoyed with popcorn!
  • Thursday 29 February 2024 Yum Yum Bistro Event On Thursday, we made our wraps using healthy ingredients. We cut, grated and chopped the vegetables before making our wraps and sharing them with our adults. What a fun week!
  • Wednesday 28 February 2024 Waitrose Trip On Wednesday, we had a trip to Waitrose. We found out about different fruits, vegetables, cheeses and fish which will really help our learning. Behind the shop floor in Waitrose was really exciting because we saw the recycling area, the loading bay, storage areas and much more. We loved walking into the freezing cold freezers for a brief moment and standing in the fridges. It was a great trip.
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