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  • Thursday 23 March 2023 Swimming Gala We took 26 swimmers from across Year 4, 5 and 6 to compete at the Brighton and Hove Schools swimming championships, an event that has not been able to take place for the last 4 years. With great excitement and determination, we returned to the pool after having had great success at previous events. Between them, we brought back hoards of medals and an Aldrington record of 6 trophies, including trophies for overall winners for both the boys and the girls. We are very proud of every swimmer!
  • Thursday 23 March 2023 Y1 Washbrooks Farm Trip We were very excited about our trip to Washbrooks; even the rain couldn't dampen our spirits!!! We enjoyed a tractor and trailer ride, passing sheep and Highland Cattle. We stroked Giant Leopard tortoises, fluffy rabbits, gorgeous guinea pigs and a huge Shire horse. We learnt lots of facts about animals when we were in the barn. Although it was still raining we had our lunch in the Barn and then played on the bikes and soft play. We had a fabulous day!!!
  • Tuesday 21 March 2023 Year 4 Weald and Downland Living Museum Trip Year 4 had a brilliant time at Weald and Downlands Museum! We spent our day exploring houses from throughout history and tried to imagine what life would have been like for the people living in them. We particularly enjoyed immersing ourselves in Saxon culture, splitting wood to build Saxon houses and taking part in braiding competitions. A real highlight was the chance to make a Saxon herb ointment. It may not have cured our ailments but it sure gave us smooth, supple skin. A fantastic day had by all!
  • Wednesday 8 March 2023 Year 2's Trip to St Peter's Church Year 2 went on a mission to St Peter’s Church. We were on the hunt for crosses, trying to answer the RE question ‘Why is the cross an important symbol for Christians at Easter
  • Friday 3 March 2023 World Book Day 2023 What a Book Day we had! The costumes and variety of characters were fantastic. It was so lovely to see the creativity and fun involved, both with the children and staff! The children enjoyed their book swap which was a huge success, thank you for all your books, we had plenty to go round.
  • Thursday 12 January 2023 Squire Day For Year 2 Year 2 rose to the challenge presented to them by Sir Mike of Lewes, the knight who visited them at the beginning of the term.... could they learn all about knights and acquire some of their skills in order to help him track down Princess Amelia? On 'Squire Day', a culmination of three weeks of learning all about knights, they demonstrated skills in calligraphy, sword fighting, medieval dancing and food preparation. They learnt about shield design and proved they could behave with respect. They also dressed up wonderfully... big thanks to the Year 2 parents and carers!
  • Wednesday 11 January 2023 Stone Age Day Year 3 Leopards and Tigers had a workshop day today, building on the work they have been doing in school this term. The children dressed up and so did the teachers! They found out about the different eras of the period we call ‘Stone Age’ and how clothing varied in these different eras. The children also examined artefacts, looking for clues as to who they might have belonged to and what they would have been used for and identified animals from their skulls and skin. They also experienced a safe demonstration of fire lighting using the Stone Age ‘friction’ technique outdoors along with 'shooting the bow', a unique demonstration, shooting our Stone Age bow in controlled conditions for height, using safety specialist arrows.
  • Wednesday 11 January 2023 Y4 Saxon Day The Year 4's have had a Saxon Day workshop hosted by a Warrior in authentic dress with extensive knowledge of the Viking & Anglo Saxon age….they formed a shield wall and charged with spears and shields (don't worry, health and safety standards upheld!!), grinded grain into flour, tried on clothing, they guessed the real foods of the period, touched and felt replica weaponry and armour, picked an authentic name and job and learnt to write in runes, played strategy boards games plus they learnt lots of fun facts in the end of day quiz.
  • Friday 2 December 2022 Christmas Pudding 'Stir Up Thursday'!
  • Thursday 1 December 2022 Reception Nativity 2023 The reception children were absolute stars in this years 'Nursery Rhyme Nativity'
  • Thursday 24 November 2022 King's Community Games Some of the Year 6 children took part in the King's Community Games - report from the children to follow soon!
  • Thursday 13 October 2022 Year 4 Reptylers Visit and Rainforest Day Children in Year 4 Jaguars and Lynx had a close encounter with a number of exotic creatures today 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 11 October 2022 Year 3 Trip To Fishbourne Palace Year 3 had a fantastic time exploring the historic Roman Palace at Fishbourne. We explored the mosaics, examined the exhibits at the museum, watched a film on how the palace was built and even got to sample some Roman games and activities in a workshop, experiencing what Roman life would have been like. The children were absolutely excellent and we really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you to our parent helpers too, they were wonderful and helped make the trip a great success!
  • Tuesday 11 October 2022 Year 2 Great Fire Of London Re-enactment It's been so lovely seeing the wonderful creations the Year 2's have been bringing in for their Great Fire of London Topic. Today is the day, though, that they will all go up in smoke!! The children were so excited to see the fire but rest assured, Mr Long was close at hand and ready with the hose !
  • Tuesday 4 October 2022 Carroty Wood News from Tuesday It has been a busy day at Carroty Wood with the children enjoying more activities run by the experienced team at the Centre. More children have tried their hand at High Ropes and Pedal Karting and three quarters of them have now abseiled off the high 'tower' and ridden the BMX bikes along the woodland trail. Two groups have also undertaken team development tasks to challenge them to see how well they can work together.
  • Tuesday 4 October 2022 Carroty Wood 2022 (home tomorrow!) The children are well into their Carroty Wood adventure now and had another action-packed day on Tuesday. After a day of biking, abseiling and many new experiences, some children went to the swimming pool. Others have been exploring the woods in the true darkness - no torches! - and the sounds to be heard. On Tuesday, everbody finished the day around the campfire, where hot chocolate and marshmallows were a particular hit.
  • Tuesday 4 October 2022 Carroty Wood News from Monday Our Year 6 children left school with excitement and anticipation on Monday morning to travel to the Rock UK Centre at Carroty Wood. They stopped on the way in the Ashdown Forest, where they walked to the Airman's Grave and listened to the wartime story of the airmen who are remembered there.
  • Monday 26 September 2022 Year 5 Viking Day
  • Friday 16 September 2022 Pandas And Penguins First Day It has been lovely having our new reception children in this week, in groups and at staggered times. Today they are all in together which is wonderful.
  • Friday 16 September 2022 Y3 Pedestrian Training Today was the first day of Pedestrian Training for Year 3. Child pedestrian training has been offered to us by Brighton and Hove Council. It is one of the initiatives that can help reduce the number of child casualties of all severity and by learning this at an early age and by the roadside means that they can establish these skills before they become independent travellers. The training consists of practical roadside and classroom activities. The children look like they have been enjoying themselves and with the sun shining has been a truly positive experience so far!
  • Friday 16 September 2022 Green Fingers Time at the Allotment! This term, we are fortunate to have been given the opportunity for Year 1 children to spend some time at the wonderful allotments opposite our school. Our allotment volunteers have kindly offered to show the children around and run various activities such as planting, digging and watering vegetables.
  • Tuesday 5 July 2022 Aldrington Brass and Hangleton Youth Band Joint Concert Aldrington Brass and Hangleton Youth Band Joint Concert On Tuesday 5th July Aldrington Brass and Hangleton Youth Band thrilled the audience with their joint concert. Aldrington Brass started the evening playing five of their favourite pieces, followed by Hangleton Youth Band , who played a variety of pieces including 'Blinding Light' and 'Just the Two of Us'. The evening finished with the two band joining forces to play two pieces together. What a show! Well done everyone.
  • Friday 27 May 2022 Jubilee Tea With The Queen! What fun and such a momentous occasion when The Queen (!) managed to find time in her busy schedule to come and visit us at Aldrington. The children were thrilled to meet her and to be able to celebrate the Jubilee together! The sun was shining, the brass band were playing and everyone enjoyed their picnic.
  • Tuesday 24 May 2022 Year 3 Pullborough Brooks Trip Year 3 had a fantastic day looking at the reproduction of plants and river studies.
  • Monday 23 May 2022 Faith In Art Week 2022 Look at the slideshow to see what the children got up to during our Faith in Arts week when they explored the idea of: " We have far more in common with each other than that which divides us"
  • Thursday 5 May 2022 Year 5 Arundel Wetlands Trust Trip Year 5 were fortunate enough to spend a sunny day at Arundel Wetland Trust. The children thoroughly enjoyed seeing the wildlife and hearing the ongoing cacophony throughout the day. Our day was split into two sections. The first activity, Pond Detectives, went down a treat and everyone managed to catch and identify a range of water dwelling creatures (including a rather large dragonfly nymph). The second activity, Minibeast Safari, tested the capturing abilities of our students. They passed the test with flying colours and (with the help from our safari leader) were able to identify the insects. We thoroughly recommend Arundel Wetland Trust!
  • Friday 8 April 2022 Year 5 & 6 Off The Fence Workshop
  • Tuesday 5 April 2022 Tag Rugby Festival An afternoon of fun and games run by Cardinal Sports leaders. They played friendly tag rugby games in groups of 4 or 5 and certificates were given at the end. There were coaches from boys' and girls' rugby clubs to coach and promote weekend club events. Participation was for anyone new to the sport, there was no winner but out of the 3 played, they won two and drew one. Well done Team Aldrington!
  • Friday 25 March 2022 Year 5 Opera Brava The Year 5 children have been working with Opera Brava this week, where they have worked with a range of professional individuals to develop their knowledge and enjoyment of music and at the end of the week they performed in a fully staged opera of 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe'. The children have loved working with opera singers, designers a composer and a director. They also spent time during the workshops designing and creating masks and props. Their hard work culminated in putting on a fully staged opera for their parents peers and teachers at the end of the week. Year 5's have done an amazing job !
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