Today we celebrated 150 Years of our School. We held a very special party on the school playing ground and all our children provided some wonderful dancing, singing and entertainment throughout the afternoon. Thank you to all our guests for coming along and also to everyone who was able to provide photographs from years gone by in the school. Thank you also to Dame Julie Walters who came along for the afternoon and cut the ribbon on our new playground bench and wonderful Cake made by one of our former parents, Karen Pelham.
Our School Council met with Mr King today for the first time today. We discussed what we wanted to improve this year, which charities we may like to support and ideas for potential house events.
Year 6 have been learning a maypole dance in the run up to our 150th Anniversary Celebrations next week.
3rd Time Lucky! A massive well done to all our children who took part in our Annual Sports Day on Monday 24th June. We would also like to thank Miss Dore for all her hard work organising such a fun and inclusive event for our children.
Plaistow & Kirdford Primary School are the lucky owners of a brand new sports kit. Thanks to the Premier League Primary Stars program we have been lucky enough to take order of 15 new shirts and shorts, including the Goalkeeper’s kit. It’s fair to see we will look incredibly smart and professional at the next sports tournament. Let’s go Team P&K!
New Sports Kit!
Mrs Morris completed her MoonWalk in London on Saturday night. She started her 26.2 miles at midnight and finished 8 hours and 53 seconds later after walking 61,498 steps! Although a little achy and tired from walking all night, she didn't get any blisters.
Mrs Morris would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has generously supported her fundraising. So far she has raised £478.77.
If you would like to support Mrs Morris in reaching her £500 target you can sponsor her online at:
Alternatively there will also be a collection pot in the school office.
Following on from the fantastic netball matches our team played in last week … we found out over the weekend that the team finished an amazing 2nd place in the league table for the season. Well done to each and every member of the team.
What a fantastic way to finish the Netball Season - with 2 wins! On Wednesday our Netball team attended the last matches for the season. We played 2 matches, winning the first match 7-5 and then the second match 10-1. The whole team have made so much progress this year and the results are very well deserved. We finished a very impressive 3rd place in the league - against much larger primary schools than ours. Well done to the whole team - please keep playing Netball at your next schools.
We ended the term with our Annual Easter Egg Roll today. Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came along to support. The heats were held during the week with the top 3 from each class going on to compete in the finals. There were prizes for the longest roll and best dressed egg and for the runners up. The staff competition was, as always, hugely competitive. Once again, despite her egg being extemely beautiful, Miss Hall was disqualified as the rules clearly stated that nothing was to be stuck on the egg. (Miss Hall’s egg was a unicorn with very long plaited hair, horn and eye lashes)! Thank you to The Reverend Pauline for judging the staff eggs and congratulations to Mrs Cave for best dressed egg and to Miss Puttick for the furthest roll.
This week 20 of our Year 5 and Year 6 Girls attended a very special event hosted by Mr Meaney, head of PE at The Weald School. We took 3 teams - Hockey, Football and Netball and the girls played in round robin matches against other local schools. The purpose was about enjoyment, participation and getting active, rather than winning. For many of the girls, this was the first time they had ever played matches in the particular sports they were playing. We are immensely proud of all the girls that put themselves forward to take part - they all performed extremely well and their sporting skills came on in leaps and bounds in just one afternoon. The picture shows our netball team - none of these girls had ever played in a netball match until Wednesday - now they have played 4! Their skills and understanding of the game have progressed so much this week. Their coach is super proud!
Our Netball team attended another series of matches at Collyers in Horsham this week. Every team member did their part resulting in a 4-4 draw in the fist game and a magnificent 8-3 win in the second game. As Mrs Parsons had to step in last minute to referee the matches on the other court, a particular mention toes to our ‘team mascot’ and all our parent supporters - you were the ‘extra player on the team’! Thank you.
The transformation to our playground is amazing. It should all be completed next week. We can’t wait!
Although the weather hasn’t been on our side this week, the team of construction workers have been doing a fantastic job installing our new playground equipment and painting new activities onto the playground. The children have had so much enjoyment already from all the new games they have been able to play. Our Netball, Hockey and Football Clubs are also really looking forward to practising with the new lines too!
This week, Henry Adams came along to school to judge all the fantastic entries into their World Book Day Super Hero competition. It was a very tough job as there were so many amazing entries. Congratualtations to all the winners.
Stage one of our playground project has begun with the old playground markings being removed. We can’t wait to see how work progresses over the next few days!
The staff are enjoying this evening’s KS 1 Disco almost as much as the children. Thank you to PAKSA for another fantastic event.
A great effort by our Netball Team this week; they played 2 matches in the Horsham League, with one win and one loss. They showed amazing team spirit and some really good skills particularly around the shooting circle. Well done Team Plaistow - we look forward to the next round of matches later in March.