Our popular Break Out Days are a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn new skills and take part in other activities in and outside of school; these can include nature walks, cooking, crafts, sport competitions and much more! They are an important part of our curriculum and help to enrich learning further.
‘Life Skills’ Break Out
What an exciting morning it was!
It was brilliant to have so many local organisations help support our Life Skills morning. These included Cats Protection, Natwest and Little Life Savers to name but a few. The activities organised were designed to equip our children with skills that they will need later in life. These included:
- CPR training
- Money management
- DIY – building bird boxes
- Animal care
Some of our KS2 went to Chailey Secondary school to take part in money management and modern foreign languages lessons.
Our next Break Out Day is on Friday 3rd April – the theme for that morning is ‘Careers’
‘Donate A Morning’ Break Out
What a success it was!
Thank you to everyone involved, to families who donated items, volunteers who helped, staff who were so enthusiastic, but most importantly, to our amazing children who worked incredibly hard during Donate a Morning for the greater good.
We have spoken to the children about being ‘agents of change for the community’ and they certainly lived up to it, making us all very proud.
Just to give you a picture of the morning we had the Salvation Army in to create food parcels, local hospice staff in to create candleholders and the local parish council in to help the children litter pick around the village. In addition, we had children visit the local residential home to do arts and crafts, children down the church doing floristry and some children at our local secondary school taking part in workshops. Within school, we also had a blanket being sewn, gardening, site caretaking around school, forest school staff helping our local wildlife and baking to prepare for our Christian Aid tea party.
|Activity||Organiser||Age Group||Parent Information|
|Learning to look after Pets||The Dogs Trust||All year groups|
|Plastic free ocean & recycle of clothes||Sussex Green Living with Mrs Smith||Juniors|
|The Real Game||Mrs Clarke (Deputy Head)||Year 2|
|Life Skills Workshop, Chailey Secondary School||Chailey with Mrs Middleton (TA)||Year 5 & 6||Transport required 9am drop off at Chailey collect again at 12pm. Sign permission with the Office.|
|Preparing a Tea Party||Mrs James||All year groups||Please inform the school of any allergies.|
|Looking after children||Newick Pre School with Mrs Brown & Mrs Cullip||Juniors||Warm waterproof coat needed to walk to Pre-School|
|DIY Builders||Mr Barnes (Caretaker) & Mr Sawyer||All year groups|
|Looking after Cats||The Cats Protection with Miss Alty, Mrs Oliver & Mrs Connolly||KS1|
|CPR Training||Little Life Savers with Mrs Oldfield & Mrs Trigwell||Year 4|
|Basic Healthy Lunch||Mrs Cheeseman||KS1||Please inform of any allergies.|
|Forest Skills||Mr & Mrs Sawyer with parent helpers||KS1||Come to school in forest school clothing. Warm, waterproofs & wellies. Bring uniform to change into.|
|Money Matters||Natwest Fraud Scene investigation with Mrs Notman & Mrs Webster||Juniors|