|I like working with your kids because they’re kids. Playing comes naturally to them. As does loving, fighting, laughing and shouting. They are emotionally agile; it’s a rollercoaster most days. Friendships get strengthened or threatened; things they’ve made become more complex or they destroy them. They watch things grow or die. They are like us our young. They copy us. So I like to laugh a lot; it’s a good survival strategy and gives them the signal that everything is O.K. Laughing unifies us; especially when we laugh at ourselves. It helps us all cope with the very serious business of school. So wherever you’re being a kid; at school or at home or even on holiday… let’s make it fun. Being a kid is fun. I’ve noticed having fun is relaxing and when you’re relaxed you’re learning. That’s why I enjoy your kid’s company; I like learning from masters at the art of playfulness.
Georgie (Teaching Assistant – Later Years)
As your school PATINA rep, www.patinalewes.com I wanted to thank you for all the support you gave to the Friday Fairs (before the spring holidays). Our effort and energy paid off. We raised £450, which pays for two workshops with our artist Nikki and the art materials needed. The theme for this year’s ‘Moving On’ Carnival Parade is ‘Let’s Party’, to celebrate 10yrs of PATINA. This week Nikki came into the school to brainstorm ideas with the ten Yr 6 kids who are moving on this year. They want to dress up as characters from Grease and have a huge dukebox with records spilling out. We need your help making massive quiffs and 50’s skirts. The kids have already learned the hand jive. There are two days of Carnival arts workshops; one in school on Monday 13th June and an adult Masterclass the day before on Sunday 12th June from 1-6pm at Lewes YMCA. There are places for 8 adults, so if you’re interested talk to/email me email@example.com
For the last few weeks we’ve had trouble with the Friday Letter. Or possibly just trouble with me. It was impossible to upload photos. So here are a few snippets of life in the nursery.
Date: Friday 27th May
Big up for the new, lighthearted, and fun quiz night by yours truly!
There will be six rounds including visual, cryptic, trivia, general knowledge and a couple of surprise ones too! Please come along and support it! Also invite friends, family, and neighbours. I guarantee you will enjoy it! Max team of six. Tickets on sale now in school office!
As well as lovely wines there will be local cheese boards to buy and share as you mull, guess, giggle and think!
Be there or be very square.
TIME FOR TEA
Tea and Cakes next Thursday 26th 2.30pm onwards, in school hall
Dust off your baking tins ready for a cake making extravaganza !
Cakes to kitchen in the morning please if possible
Lets make it the best ever !
Have you noticed that the elderflowers are ready for picking? This week the food group from Clares’s class picked flowers and joined Emma (Martha) & Kelly (Japhy) to make elderflower cordial. As the smell of sugar and flowers filled the kitchen the children carefully weighed the ingredients and worked together to create their elixir. The resulting brew will be on sale at the summer fair -
why not buy a cup or two and see if you can taste the love and fun that we had when making it. Kelly
Some of the later years children are visiting an exhibition next Friday – Camera Obscura and other stories.
A solo exhibition of new works by Ellen Bell
24th – 29th May -Gallery in Redchurch St London E2.
Just to say that you can find out more about the exhibition the children are
going to visit next week by going to
TUESDAYS: 8.50am Swimming Years 1 – 6
THU 26th May: 2.30pm Half Term Tea
2.45 – 3.15pm CAMP MEETING (Yrs 3 – 6)
FRI 27th May: 7.30 for 8.00pm start QUIZ NIGHT
MON 6th June: School back
FRI 10th June: 5.00pm Governors meeting
MON 13th June: 7.00pm – 9.00pm Open Forum
WED 15th June: CAMP
THU 16th June: CAMP
FRI 17th June: CAMP
TUE 21st June: Priory Taster Day
WED 22nd June: Sports Day
TUE 28th June: 12.00 District Sports Day Yrs 3-6
WED 29th June: Open Morning
SAT 2nd July: Summer Fair
MON 4th July: Parent late consultations
TUE 5th July: Parent late consultations
WED 6th July: Parent late consultations
FRI 8th July: Patina Parade (Y6)
MON 11th July: AM – Early Years Transition Ceremony
TUE 12th July: ‘End of year Play’ 2.00pm & 7.00pm
WED 13th July: 2.30pm Leavers Assembly
FRI 15th July 12.00 Picnic in the Park
Tuesdays: Football Club 3.15 – 4.30pm
(Week of 20th May 2011)
- Who we are
- Valuing the Child
- How we do things