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We’ve Grown Leeks

This week, the outdoor club did some weeding and winter tidying in their vegetable plot. They dug out a huge dandelion and thistle and also some lovely leeks and red cabbages! It is great to see...

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Maple Class Bike & Scooter Week

This week all of the children brought in bikes and scooters as part of our 'Off We Go!' topic. The children talked about how to be safe when they are riding, by looking out for others and wearing...

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Outdoor Club

The Children at St Mary’s Outdoor Club have written letters to the Hartfield & District Horticultural Society.The children discussed what they would like to do next year and what tools and resources would help them.These included secateurs to tend to the Willow...

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Christmas Party in the Church

Katrina organised a party at the church as a celebration of Jesus birthday. The children talked about what you need for a celebration.  "a cake". – Jacob "decorations…. you have some there and there is a sign" –Isabella "There are balloons, they are for a party"-...

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Whole School Forest School December 13th 2018

The children have worked so hard this term and have performed brilliantly at both of their Nativity performances, that we decided to all go to the woods as a whole school adventure. The sun shone, the frost was still crunching underfoot and we had a fantastic time in...

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St. Mary’s School Nativity 2018

St. Mary's School Nativity 2018 FRANCES TAYLOR Acting Head of School Superstar! ...that was the name of this year's nativity and Superstars they were - all of them!  This lovely story about the true meaning of Christmas was told by the whole school, through song,...

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Maple Class Trip to Pooh Corner

We had a brilliant adventure last week, walking to the local shop ‘Pooh Corner’. We had some juice and cakes, then read a story about Winnie the Pooh. We brought money and all paid for our cakes...

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Remembrance Week Walk to War Memorial

Today we each carried a cross, marked with the name of a victim of the war from Hartfield. The children amazed us with the respect and reverence they showed as they walked through the Churchyard, past some of the heroes’ graves stones, and then, led by James Castle,...

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Maple Class Forest School

The sun shone and we talked about the difference in the weather from yesterday’s rain, when we got soaked walking to church. We talked about how the size of the puddle on the school drive changes when it rains and when the sun comes out. [gallery order="DESC"...

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Pause Day

This week the whole school has gone 'off curriculum' to learn about World War 1 in commemoration of 100 years since the end of World War 1 in 1918. We have written prayers, poems and read stories all linked to the week of Remembrance. On Wednesday we had a pause...

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Thrive Day

We are a Thrive school - a school that puts children first and uses the Thrive programme to support them. Mrs Leahy organised a wonderful day where the whole school could access thrive activities for the whole day! All the teachers and teaching assistants are trained...

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Malawi Day

Our Starfish Malawi champions arranged a Starfish Malawi Day - and it was brilliant! The whole school came dressed in the Malawi flag colours of red green and black so we all looked the part too. An amazing well done to Seren, Elodie, Ellie, Phoebe, Ellen, Elouise,...

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St Mary’s University of Life

This week we had our first St Mary’s University of life morning and an opportunity for the children to choose an hour long session in amongst other activities; yoga, hairdressing, chicken keeping, chess, hockey, light, prisms and rainbows, arts and crafts and...

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Willow Class Forest School

The Children loved explaining the walk to Forest School to Miss Hare and Miss Williams. They spent time noticing the changes that Autumn had brought to the environment. Once in the woods some children wanted to explore by using the tools to dig and investigate what...

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Cherry Class Forest School

We walked to the woods in the Autumn sunshine and stopped to collect some wheat which the children found along the way. Once in the woods, the children made potions, mixing the wheat, leaves, mud, moss and water together. [gallery order="DESC" type="rectangular"...

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Lilac’s Victorian Day at the Weald & Downland Museum

On Tuesday 16th October Lilac, along with their counterpart classes from the Pioneer Federation; Chiddingly and East Hoathly attended a ‘Victorian’ Day down near Chichester. Amongst other activities each group took part in a personalised workshop with Lilac enjoy-ing...

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Cherry Class Fire Station Visit

Cherry Class went to visit Forest Row Fire station as part of their learning topic for the "The Great Fire of London". First we had a talk about fire safety at home and what to do if there was a fire at night. Then we tried on the clothes that fire fighters wear  -...

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Cross Country

After the cross country event in school recently we sent no fewer than 24 runners from years 3 to 6 across to Beacon school to take part in the area cross country event. With so many schools taking part we were thrilled to be so well represented in all the races. ...

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Harvest Service

t was lovely to see so many parents and friends of the school at our Harvest Service today.  Reverend Julie and Katrina led us in thanks and inspired us with the theme of generosity.  Thank you to all those who sent in harvest gifts.  Tony Cox from the East Grinstead...

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First Egg

Today we were thrilled that one of our hens (we are not sure if it was Tulip or Rose) laid her first egg! The blue egg was cleverly laid in the nesting box and we all had a look in assembly. When we cracked it open we couldn't believe it was a double yoker! Hopefully...

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Learning Powers

You may have heard your children talking about some wonderful characters recently... Curious Cat, Concentrating Crocodile or even Persevering Parrot. These are our Learning Power characters who have been created over the last year to help the children with their...

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Outdoor Club

In outdoor club we have been harvesting some of our fruit and vegetables this week. We enjoyed eating raspberries and blackberries and have brought in the chard, tomatoes and squash to add to our Assembly table, to help celebrate Harvest in the run up to our annual...

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