School Life – Stafford

I Love Reading Week
During 4th -11th March at Stafford, we celebrated our fantastic reading week with a whole host of reading centred activities.
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Swimming Gala
On Tuesday 12th March, 9 Year 6s went to the University of Brighton in Denton Road to take part in
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Year 3 ‘I Love Reading’ Week
Year 3 have loved ‘I Love Reading’ week! It has been great to see the children so excited about reading.
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Australian Pen Pals
After much anticipation, the children in 3 Rowan finally received their first letters from their Australian pen pals! It felt
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New Age Kurling Competition
On Wednesday 27th February 2019, four Year 6 children took part in an exciting opportunity at Shinewater Sports Centre playing
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School Games Logo Winner!
A couple of weeks ago, we congratulated Isobel for her winning design for the Sussex School Games logo. Below is
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Year 4 Mayan Day
On Monday of this week, Year 4 celebrated the end of term by having a Mayan Day. We learnt about
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Bronze Age Jewellery Shop
After painting their salt dough jewellery, Year 3 have opened up their own jewellery shop! Thank you to Ms Slimon
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Fantastic Writers
On Thursday morning, Year 5 visited the children in Year 3 to share some of their writing they have been
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Year 5 Dance Off: Intra-school Competition
On Wednesday 13th February, Year 5 presented their dances to the Cover Supervisors who judged them on a range of
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Year 4 Multi-Skills Festival
On Tuesday (12th February) – at the same time as the netball matches – 13 Year 4 children travelled to
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Netball Matches: Stafford v Ocklynge
On Tuesday (12th February) after school, 13 children took part in 2 inter-school netball matches against Ocklynge. For some of
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Dance Fever
30 very excited children performed last night at Ratton School in our first ever Eastbourne Schools PE Association dance festival.
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Cross Country
On Thursday 31st January, a Year 6 pupil took part in the Area Finals for the Cross Country. She competed
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Dance Festival
The first Eastbourne PE Association dance festival is taking place this Thursday 7th February at 6.30pm. We are excited to
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Year 3 Get Creative with Salt Dough
On Wednesday afternoon, Year 3 got creative with salt dough! They had looked carefully at different Bronze Age jewellery, such
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School Games Area Logo Design Winner!
Congratulations to Isobel in 4 Chestnut who has won the local area competition to design a new logo for the
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Premier League Primary Stars
We are very excited by our Year 5 participation in the Premier League Primary Stars programme. This is an exciting
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Children in Need
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Sal’s Shoes
Thank you so much to all those from both Roselands and Stafford who brought in shoes to send to Africa.
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Stone Age Day
On Tuesday, Year 3 went back in time to the Stone Age. They began their day by participating in Stone
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Balance in Motion
6 Larch have been looking at ‘Balance in Motion’ this term during their P.E. with the support of Mr Griffiths.
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Intra-School Competition Report
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Y5 Big Sing
This year, Year 5 took part in the Big Sing which offered our pupils the opportunity to perform alongside other
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Reverse Advent Calendars
It has been wonderful to walk around the school and see how each classes Reverse Advent Calendars have grown throughout
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Year 4 Multi-Sports Festival
On Wednesday 5th December, 12 Year 4 children attended a multi-sports festival at East Sussex College in Eastbourne. The events
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Rainforest Café
This week, the Year 4 children welcomed their families to our Rainforest café. It was an opportunity for the pupils
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Cross Country
On a very wet and windy Wednesday 26th November, 19 children from Y5 & 6 took part in the local
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Golden Time
Here is a photo of the bird feeders that Mrs Wood made with some of the children during Golden Time last
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Y3 Stone Age Cave Paintings
Year 3 took on the challenge of doing some Stone Age cave paintings this week. Every child took a ‘hands
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Library Assembly
This week, some librarians ran assemblies for all of the children at Stafford to share their love of reading. It
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Eastbourne Youth Radio
On Wednesday, Stafford School Council took to the airwaves on Eastbourne Youth Radio. Working with Mr Walton over the last
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Carol Concert Cover Design Competition
Ms Markides recently ran a competition which offered pupils the chance to design the programme front cover for this year’s
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Stafford Sports News
Football: ESFA & Eastbourne Schools' Under 11 Danone 7-a-Side Cup On Saturday 10th November, 9 boys went to Ocklynge to
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Year 6 Remembering WW1
To mark November the 11th, 100 year since the end of World War One, Year 6 have been looking at
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Author Visit
On Wednesday, the children at Stafford were visited by author, E.R. Reilly. He shared a number of his books with
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Year 3 Michelham Priory Trip
Tuesday saw all of Year 3 go out on a school trip to Michelham Priory that dates back to 1229. An archaeological
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Year 6 Non-Residential Week
This week, the Year 6 not attending the residential have had lots of fun and taken part in a range
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Scarecrows at Stafford
The School Council members from Year 3, 4 & 5 put together a shortlist of scarecrows for the prize and
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Intra-School Football Tournaments
On Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th November, Mr Hester and Mr Richards ran 2 intra-school football tournaments for the children
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Stafford Sports News
Swimming On Thursday 11th October, nine Year 6 children represented Stafford at the Eastbourne College swimming gala in their beautiful
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Year 3 Secret Garden Maths Lesson
On Wednesday, Year 3 went outside in the Secret Garden for their Maths lesson. The children had to produce a
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Year 3 Trip to Florida
On Thursday, Year 3 took a quick trip over to Florida! They had to go through the airport processes and
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Harvest Festival
Thank you all for your donations for the Harvest Festival. Children at both schools learnt about Harvest in assemblies and
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Year 5 Maths Challenge
On Thursday afternoon, 4 children from Year 5 went to St. Andrew's Prep School in Meads to take part in
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Pupil Leadership Opportunites
Class Sports Crew Representatives These children have been selected by their peers to help us improve PE and playtimes at Stafford. We will
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Break time snacks
Just a reminder that your child needs to bring a healthy snack for breaktime at Stafford. They are allowed any fruit
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Basketball Festival at Stafford
This week, twenty two Year 2 children attended a basketball festival at Stafford. They learnt and practised key skills while
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Craft Club
The children who attend Craft Club with Mrs Wiltshire on a Wednesday produced some beautiful stone paintings this week.
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Morning Activities
The first week of morning activities have been a real success at Stafford with lots of children and parents joining in the
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Stafford Race for Life
On Friday 6th July, we held our Stafford Race for Life.  We held 2 races, Y3/4 and Y5/6 and we all
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Summer Reading Challenge 2018 Mischief Makers
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Reading Record Artwork Competition
We have had been amazed at all the brilliant artwork that Stafford and Roselands children have produced for our Reading
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Year 5 Visit to Birling Gap
Year 5 went on a fun field trip to a National Trust coastal area called Birling Gap. Famous for its
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Stafford Sports News
Sports Days This week has seen glorious weather for both our Stafford Sports Days, thank you so much to all
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Year 5 Pizza Making
Last Tuesday, some children from Year 5 enjoyed a session at a local school making pizza. They were welcomed at
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Year 5 Athletics
Wednesday afternoon saw 16 children from Year 5 taking part in an Athletics Tournament. The children travelled by minibus to
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Federation Family Picnic Brochure
Stafford PTFA asked pupils to design a front cover for a brochure they are producing for the Federation Family Picnic
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Beat the Street
We are really excited to be taking part in Beat the Street again this year and there have already been
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A Sporty Week at Stafford!
Skip2BFit The whole school had great fun on Tuesday and Wednesday, participating in our Skip2Bfit skipping workshops. During the sessions,
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Year 3 ‘We Are Artists’ Day
On Thursday 24th May, Year 3 enjoyed a special ‘We Are Artists’ Day. The children created a landscape painting, a
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Year 6 Metro Bank
Year 6 have been learning about: saving, banking and budgeting. Alongside this, each class went to the Metro Bank, in
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Panini Football Competition
Thank you so much to all the children who took part in the Panini Football Competition home learning. We are
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Stafford Sports News
It has been fabulous to see everyone out on the field for the first time today enjoying the sunshine and being
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Fishbourne Roman Palace
On Wednesday 2nd May, the Year 4 pupils battled bravely to Fishbourne. Like the original Roman invaders, we were not
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Abi Elphinstone Visit
Last week we were lucky enough to have a visit from Abi Elphinstone, author of The ‘Dreamsnatcher’ trilogy and ‘Sky
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Scootfit at Stafford
We were really excited to welcome James from Scootfit to Stafford on Wednesday, Thursday afternoon and Friday afternoon. Every class took part
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Year 5 Sports Festival Day
On Wednesday 28th March, all of Year 5 went to the University of Brighton to take part in a sports
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Sports Relief
On Friday 23rd March, Stafford celebrated Sports Relief. In the morning, we had a great time doing whole school Zumba led by
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Florida Day
On Thursday 22nd March, the Year 3 corridor was transformed into an airport so that we could all fly to Florida for
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Year 5 Greek Day
On Wednesday, Year 5 had an exciting Greek day. Here is what we got up to: Over in Acacia, the
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Science Week at Stafford
It has been brilliant to see the whole school getting involved with Science Week. We had an exciting start to
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Stafford Sports News
Netball Tournament Report On Wednesday 7th March, our Stafford netball team went to a tournament at Pevensey & Westham School.
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Stafford Sports News
Netball Match The team went on Wednesday morning to the Eastbourne Schools netball tournament, where they came in 3rd place.
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Stafford “I Love Reading” Week
Last week, we had a fabulous ‘I Love Reading’ week at Stafford!   The week got off to a super start
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Stafford Sports News
Netball Match This week has been very exciting as the Stafford netball team played their first match. Here is a
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Underwater World Mural
Well done to all the children who made something for the art mural during Miss Coombe’s and Mrs Wardle’s Golden time activity.
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Stafford Sports News
Thank you so much and well done to all the children who have come to our exciting lunchtime activities this
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Read to Dogs
Meet Isaac, an Australian Labradoodle who is joining us at Stafford every other week to hear children read. Isaac comes into
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Norman Day & Cake Decorating
On Thursday 8th February, Year 3 enjoyed their ‘Norman Day’ which brought together everything they have learnt through their ‘Brutal Battles’ topic as well as the research the
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Craig Jenkins The Storyteller
Roselands This week we were visited by Craig Jenkins, a global storyteller. He amazed us with stories of mice, lions,
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Why we do the Stafford Mile
During this week, it has come to my attention that there are some parents who are concerned about our running
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Stafford Sports Update
Cross Country Lola (Year 6) represented the school at the Area Cross Country Finals last week; unfortunately Mollie (also Y6),
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