September 2022 Newsletter
Year 6 - Observational sketches of fishing boats on Worthing seafront
Dear Parents and Carers,
What a fantastic start back to school we had this September – with all the exciting curriculum and extra-curricular activities back in full swing. Already this term there have been exciting trips, numerous sporting fixtures and fabulous art projects undertaken.
It has been great to see all the children settle into their new classes and in particular we are really glad to have all the new reception children who have joined us.
As we celebrate Harvest this week, it is a time to reflect on the blessings we receive and to extend those to others. Our collection of donations I know will be gratefully received by the foodbank.
I want to thank you all again for the generosity on Broadwater day – and echo the thanks of the governors. This really does make a significant difference to our school.
The rest of this newsletter celebrates the exciting learning that is taking place in each class, as well as highlights key events to look forward to. I would also like to draw your attention to the fantastic work F@B is doing and encourage you to get involved if you can.
Lets hope October brings as many sunny autumn days as we have had over the past 2 weeks.
Mr Aaron Morrissey
(To keep up with all of the news please see the school website.)
Activities that have been taking place so far this term
Early Years have been learning about themselves and their families. They created a piece of artwork after looking in the mirror and drawing themselves. The children have been settling well in their classes.
Year One have been having lots of fun this week as we have been enjoying the story ‘Mr Wolf’s Pancakes’ by Jan Fernley. We mixed our own batter and watched the pancakes being cooked. But the best bit was eating them! They were delicious!
Year 2 are learning about knights and castles. We found out that knights would need to train to fight and that archers would fire arrows during raids.
As part of our stunning start, we had fun making bows and firing arrows from them to find out which bow was most effective. We looked at different materials to use when making our bows. It was clear that the elastic worked really well and that a large bow would make the arrows travel the furthest. We worked effectively to produce a plan and then teamed up to create some fantastic bows.
Last week, Year 3 went on an exciting trip to Marwell Zoo. We saw so many African animals on our trip and learnt about the different categories that animals can be grouped into: Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Mammals and Birds. We even got to see skulls of these types of creatures!
This week, year 4 have enjoyed stepping back in time to the Roman period. They visited Fishbourne Roman Palace where they enjoyed lots of hands-on activities, had fun dressing as Romans and were wowed by the mosaics. The children represented Broadwater well, demonstrating excellent behaviour.
Year 5 have had a brilliant start to their river topic this half term. It all started with a splash at Gaveston Hall where the children went stream walking! They learnt about the different features of a river and collected data about the depth and speed of the water to use back in school. They also learnt how to map read through orienteering and how to build shelters.
Year 6 enjoyed a great morning on Worthing seafront, drawing the fishing boats and collecting vocabulary to inspire some beach poetry. They also explored how the landscape has changed along the seafront and completed some map work.
SPORTS and CLUBS
20th September - Year 6 Football Tournament - Runners-up and Silver Medals
The boys had the first competition of the season and took on five other teams at TAB Junior school. The first game ended in a 3-1 defeat against an extremely impressive Orchards team. However, the team put that setback behind them immediately and powered to victory against all the other teams by scores of 4-1, 3-0, 2-0 and 1-0. They finished in a thoroughly deserved second place and were rewarded with silver medals.
21st September - Year 1 Multiskills
Nine of our year 1 children went to Chesswood for a circuit of multi skills activities. The children took part in games that tested their kicking, throwing, catching, aiming, running and more!
They were enthusiastic throughout and represented the school immaculately.
Some of the older siblings even joined in as well!
27th September - Year 5/6 Girls Football Tournament – 5th
The girls went to St Andrews and competed with 12 teams split into 2 groups of 6. The girls got off to a great start with a 2-0 win against Chesswood but followed with two 1-0 losses to Orchards and TAB. However, they responded in the best possible fashion as goals from Abi G, Abi C and Ruby delivered 3-0 and 2-0 victories against Vale and Elm Grove respectively.
This meant the girls finished 3rd in their group and then faced West Park who had finished 3rd in their group. We dominated the game but couldn’t find the elusive goal and it ended 0-0 meaning the girls finished a very impressive 5th overall from the 12 schools. They worked so hard all afternoon and never stopped supporting each other – it was a joy to watch them play!
A BIG THANK YOU FROM THE GOVERNORS
Broadwater Day has raised in the region of £12,000 Including Gift Aid this year. The Governors are very thankful to our parent body recognising this incredible generosity from our school families especially when taking into account the pressures on family finances at the present time.
BROADWATER COMMUNITY AWARD
The first community award of this year has been given to Christie. She has raised money for The Cinnamon Trust - The National Charity for the elderly, the terminally ill and their pets. Congratulations to Christie for all her hard work choosing and writing up 63 names and selling tickets for her 'name the bear' table. The money she raised was used to buy summer treats for all the dogs. They love doggy ice-lollies and ice-creams!
Jack on the Green Event - see the Year 6 Lanterns
Year 6 are making lanterns for the Jack on the Green event. This is on the first weekend of Half term: Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd October in Pavillion Gardens 6pm-8pm. Tickets need to be prebooked online via the following website: https://timeforworthing.uk/whats-on/jack-on-the-green-2022/
F@B NEWS - Latest News
I’d like to start by saying a huge thank you to Debbie Button for her achievements Chairing the FAB committee. I think everyone will agree that FAB have done a great job fundraising especially with the restrictions covid had thrown at them.
We look forward to hosting a school disco on Friday 4th November and we are planning a Christmas Fair Friday 2nd December, details for both will follow very soon.
Nikki Chapman (FAB chairperson)
Whole School Individual Pupil Photos (Mon 10th October)
Please note that any children that normally have PE on a Monday should come in their full school uniform and bring their PE kit in a separate bag. All children will need to be wearing their school jumpers/cardigans for their school photograph.
Adventure Trail & Other Apparatus
Please can we remind parents that children MUST NOT climb on the adventure trail or any other equipment around the school before or after school.
Please see the website for guidance.
Please can I remind you not to park on the zig-zags outside the school or across residents' driveways.
Please see the parent calendar on the school website for a full list of events and dates.
TERM DATES for 2022-2023
Thursday 1st September 2022 (Note: INSET DAYS 1st Sept and 21st Nov) – Friday 16th Dec 2022
(Half term holiday: 24th - 28th October 2022)
Tuesday 3rd January 2023 (Note: INSET DAY 3rd Jan)– Friday 31st March 2023
(Half term holiday: 13th - 17th February 2023)
Monday 17th April – Friday 21st July 2023 (Note: INSET DAYS 20th & 21st July)
(Half term holiday: 29th May – 2nd June 2023)
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