Category Archives: Fun Stuff

Christmas Messages from our Volunteers

We are lucky enough to be blessed with an army of volunteers who are weekly (or even daily) visitors in our school, helping with everything from reading to maths, worships to running after school clubs, and even doing odd jobs to help keep the school day running smoothly. During the current situation, they haven’t been able to visit, leaving a huge hole in our

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Who spins a web like this?

When Mrs Pollard opened an email from her daughter with pictures she had taken on her daily walk around Cooksbridge Sussex, it’s fair to say that she was probably expecting glorious views, beautiful flowers, breath-taking vista’s! Instead, the photos she got were of these amazing webs. This creature: Is common in southern England; Is especially common near the coast; Is frequently found in blackthorn

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Who lives in a nest like this?

Some visitors have made themselves quite at home in the front porchway at school and we are wondering how many of you will be able to work out who these visitors are? Some facts about our visitors: These visitors like to eat small insects caught on the wing; They spend most of their time in flight; They have a forked tail; They spend the

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Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP) Inter School Competition

Every year, since 2005, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) have run a project which encourages primary schools to grow potatoes. This year St Helena’s registered with the project and in February we took delivery of four potato growing kits. Each kit comes with two varieties of seed potato, two potato grow bags, a growing timetable and the cardboard box transforms into a

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Sponsored Obstacle Course

On Thursday 17th October, all the children took part in a sponsored obstacle course event which the School Council had organised, to raise money for the School Fund. The event had initially been scheduled for Friday 18th but with the weather forecast unfavourable to say the least, the decision was taken to hold it a day early. Each child was given a cardboard bracelet

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Our New Playground Markings

On 10th July 2019, a team from Project Playgrounds came to our school after the children had gone home and spent three hours applying new markings to the playground surface. So when the children returned to school the next morning they were surprised and delighted to find their plain tarmac play surface, transformed into this colourful and exciting one: