William Penn Newsletter

10th December 2014

Lords and Ladies at William Penn

Key Stage One celebrated all things medieval this term by holding a castle day with their Reception Year 1 and Year 2 children to celebrate the topic. Mrs Anderson said, “The children had tremendous fun, designing their own coat of arms, learning medieval dances, icing knight biscuits and making a royal punch.” The children used their knowledge of all things medieval especially the different people who would have lived in the castle to help them make their costumes. There were princes, princesses, knights, servants and even a dragon! The day was overseen by teachers Miss Richardson and Mrs Jacques who took the roles of the Coolham queen and servant!

William Penn Christmas Carol Service – 15th December at Christ’s Hospital

Our carol service is next week, taking place on Monday 15th December at 6pm at Christ’s Hospital School Chapel.  Please remember that we would like to welcome you and your relatives as we will have ample seating and parking space. 

On the morning of December 15th we would ask you to bring your children to the chapel between 8.45am and 9am for a rehearsal.  We have arranged transportation back to school in time for lunch and school will finish at the normal time at 3.15pm.  In the evening, we will be ready to receive the children at 5.40pm but no earlier.  Please ensure that children have been to the lavatory before they leave home in the morning and the evening as facilities are not easily available at the chapel.  The service will begin at 6pm and should be finished by 7pm.  Children who have been given costumes (on Friday afternoon of this week) will not need to wear them for the rehearsal but should come dressed in costumes in the evening.  We would ask that costumes are returned promptly by Thursday 18th December, washed and dried ready for use next year.

We have decided not to ticket the event or charge for entrance.  We do, however, have to hire the chapel and hope that you will consider making a donation towards these costs on the evening.  Thank you

Christmas Parties

The Christmas parties will take place on Wednesday 17th December.  Your class representative will be posting a list of items on a board under the front canopy and we would be grateful if you could sign against your choice.  If your child has particular dietary requirements, we would ask you to provide a ‘party’ packed lunch specifically for your child.  There will be no hot lunches from Easy Lunch on that day but if your child is in Key Stage 1 there will be a light sandwich lunch supplied as part of the free entitlement (although we would hope that all children would contribute to and partake in the party as in previous years).

Clubs – Finishing Dates Reminder

Please be reminded of the last dates for clubs as detailed below:

  • Archery – finished
  • Running – finished
  • Chess – last session December 10th
  • Clay – last session December 10th
  • Drama – finished 9th
  • Dance KS2 – last session December 10th
  • Multiskills – finished
  • Football – last session December 11th
  • Dance KS1 – finished

There will be no clubs in the week commencing Monday 15th December.

Pupil Achievements

Congratulations to Elizabeth Toogood who has received a medal and a Certificate of Achievement at ballet class If you have any pupil achievements that you would like mentioned in the newsletter, please e-mail the office: office@williampenn.w-sussex.sch.uk