Curriculum Events

On the last day of term, we enjoyed celebrating International Day and learning about Australia. It was great to see
“JP has learnt how to divide.” Ryan “Ryan helped me with this learning.” JP Elijah explained how he wrote about
Chiddingly School celebrated National E-Safety Day! We had an assembly dedicated to Online Safety then the children, in their individual
Beech Class have had a very exciting start to their term. They were starting their English lesson when a message
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On Friday, Sycamore Class and Willow Class went to Chiddingly church for a Christingle service.
“In the beginning of her book her letters were big and not on the line but now they are small
Thank you and well done to the children from East Hoathly and Chiddingly schools who read Bible readings and prayers
A huge thank you to all of the children who attended the Federation Choir's late night shopping performance in Uckfield
Willow Class took a very exciting trip to Hever Castle with East Hoathly, as part of their learning about the
Oak Class Oak Class discussed what it means to be kind and how we show kindness to everyone around us.
A fun and enriching day was had by all last Friday, as the whole school paused to celebrate and learn
On Monday, we held our termly PALs assembly (Progress and Learning) where we celebrated all of the fantastic learning which
Oak Oak Class had a circle time where they talked about what makes them happy and what makes them sad.
This week the reception children have had such a great time getting to know their 'Buddies' in Year 6. After
On Saturday 13th July, some Sycamore children took part in the Uckfield Grand Prix. Fun was had by all and
What spectacular performances of Aladdin Trouble this week! Well done to all the children for their hard work and determination
On Monday, the Reception classes from Chiddingly and East Hoathly visited Hastings. There was a buzz of conversation, as the
On Monday 24th June, Willow class dressed up and hosted a whole day of 'Hands on History' with their Federation
A big thank you to everyone for such a fantastic turn out on Sports Day last term! Also a big
Please see below for a photo of Beech Class all using the new laptops in their learning! They were using
A really big thank you to Sam, Nick, Louise, Amy, Mr Lawrence and Mr Herdman for a brilliant job at
Henry, Albert, Jack, Callum, Aidan, Coco, Cameron, Sebastian and Liam all went to a football tournament on Thursday 4th April.
On Friday 29th March, we had a brilliant Enrichment Morning. Children used their strategic skills in backgammon, went on a
On Wednesdays, we have some very kind volunteers from Chiddingly Church lead the Jesus And Me club. Please see Mrs
On Wednesday 13th March, a team of Year 5/6 from Chiddingly and East Hoathly attended a Hi 5 Netball tournament.
Some children created lovely watercolour artwork on last term’s Enrichment Morning and the Chiddingly Village Shop have displayed their work
On Thursday, Pioneer took two teams to the Ringmer Cluster Schools Swimming Gala. A team from East Hoathly and a
What fantastic costumes we had for this year’s World Book Day! Such a wide range of book characters were seen
On Tuesday 5th March, Beech Class went on a trip with East Hoathly Year 1/2 Class to Raystede Centre for
On the last day of Term 3, we had another Enrichment Morning. Children chose an activity: sewing, jewellery making, backgammon,
Mrs Ockenden would like to say what an excellent job our Play Leaders have been doing at lunchtimes and a
On Wednesday 13th February, children took part in a Progress and Learning assembly. The children brought their books to the
On Monday, Oak Class went on their first school trip. We all got onto a coach and visited the fire
Safer Internet Day was held on Monday 4th February and was an overwhelming success! The company ‘Perform For Schools’ who
On Friday 14th December, we held another successful Enrichment Day. The children got the opportunity to take part in one
On Thursday 13th December, Key stage 2 took part in a basketball skills competition. Each class was split into 4
A big well done to all the children from Chiddingly and East Hoathly who performed at Uckfield’s late night shopping
This week, Oak class have been exploring owls and nocturnal animals, as part of our 'Noisy Nightlife' topic. With the
On Monday, Oak Class were super excited to hear that they were going to have a 'Mystery Reader' coming in
On Wednesday some of the children dressed up in World War One inspired costumes and they looked great! We have
On Friday morning the children took part in Enrichment Day and got to experience some fantastic activities!
On Tuesday, Sycamore joined the Year 5 and 6 children from East Hoathly and St Mary's for a trip to
We were so pleased to see so many children represent the school at Chiddingly Church's Harvest Festival on Sunday. The
On Thursday 11th October the children shared their work in assembly with children from other classes. “Conner’s handwriting has improved
On Wednesday 10th October, we learnt about mental health and ways to ensure we have healthy minds.
Meet our new Sports Crew. Sports Crews are a primary school version of a school sport organising committee, the Sports
On Thursday 20th September, some Chiddingly school children and families took part in the opening event of this year’s 40th
On Friday 6th July, East Hoathly and Chiddingly Reception classes joined together for Pirate Day. They worked together to create their
Last week, Sycamore went on their residential and what an amazing week we had! The children were all so brave
On Tuesday, the Year 6s from Chiddingly and East Hoathly represented Pioneer Federation absolutely brilliantly at a Diocesan leavers’ service
Willow class, with the Year 3/4 class from East Hoathly, thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace on Thursday
The children all thoroughly enjoyed their Roman Day on Wednesday! We had lots of great Roman costumes – thank you
We enjoyed a fabulous day in the sunshine at the castle! We explored the beautiful grounds, had a picnic lunch by
On Friday 18th May, the Pioneer Federation held a special Celebration Day for the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and
On Tuesday 17th April the whole school took part in an exciting STEM day. The children came to school dressed
WOW what a week, we have all experienced a different sporting workshop each day – even the teachers got involved
On Monday Pioneer, took two teams to the Ringmer Cluster Schools Swimming Gala. A team from Chiddingly and a team
We celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 1st March. We wrote letters to people we admire throughout the week and
Kung Hei Fat Choi! Happy New Year! This week we have enjoyed learning all about China in our afternoon sessions.
This week we enjoyed our 'Progress and Learning' PALs assembly to celebrate all of our achievements in Term 3. The
On Thursday 8th February Beech Class spent a fantastic day at Paradise Park! We learned about lots of different kinds
Children from the Pioneer Federation took part in an E-Safety Day on Wednesday 7th February 2018. Andrew Gunn was invited
Willow Class, along with East Hoathly’s Year 3/4 class, thoroughly enjoyed their team building trip at Walton Firs activity centre
On Tuesday 16th January, we had Mathematics Day. We felt that the children needed to gain more confidence with working
On Wednesday 13th December we had our school Christmas production. All the children put on a fantastic performance. Well done
Thank you to those who were able to join us for the Christingle Service at Chiddingly Church on Sunday. The
Well done to all of the children who performed at the Uckfield Late Night Shopping Event on Friday 1st December.
On Tuesday, Sycamore went back in time to the early 1940s for their evacuee day! The first job of the
What is happening within the schools for Anti-bullying week? This week was Anti-Bullying week, with a focus on difference and
This week, we have enjoyed our latest International Day, learning about Mexico. Oak and Beech Classes joined together and Willow
Sycamore had an exciting Monday afternoon this week as a paramedic and volunteers from St John's Ambulance came in to
This week, the children spent an assembly time sharing their progress and learning from the term with a friend in
On Tuesday 10th October we held our Harvest Festival Assembly. Well done to all the children for their hard work
On Tuesday, Oak Class enjoyed a visit from Jaws and Claws, as part of their learning journey, 'Jaws, Claws and
On Wednesday morning, Oak Class had a lovely time exploring the school field and wooded area. We took buckets and
On Friday 29th September, Sycamore organised and ran a coffee morning to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Trust. They wrote
On Sunday 16th July some children from Sycamore class took part in the Uckfield’s Wacky Races. Links to the articles
Beech Class had a wonderful time at Michelham Priory last week, where they took part in a day filled with
We held our annual sports day on Thursday 6th July and it was a fantastic morning! The children were incredibly
On Wednesday, Rion Pierre, the GB sprinter came to East Hoathly and Chiddingly to talk to the children. He spent
The Year 6s had a fantastic morning last Friday at Safety in Action at Bowles Outdoor Centre. There were 9
Awe and Wonder day took place on Wednesday 24th May 2017. All the children were in mixed year group teams
On Tuesday 16th May, we went to Sussex Downs Leisure Centre and played a 7-a-side football tournament against 6 other
Sycamore class decided we wanted to create clay models to sell at the market. On Monday 15th May, we split
We are participating in The Daily Mile. The aim of the Daily Mile is to improve the physical, emotional and
Last Thursday, Oak Class went on a trip to Plumpton. Thanks to Miss Pitt for providing some lovely photos of
On Monday 20th February, the Pioneer Federation celebrated their second International Day of the year with a focus on the
Sycamore spent Friday 27th January celebrating Chinese New Year, furthering our learning based on our topic of the Shang Dynasty of Ancient
Oak Class enjoyed a visit by a very special vehicle last week! Chris the farmer from Burgh Hill Farm came
On Thursday 27th January, we had a visit from the Open Book group in our assembly. Kye said the assembly
Children from the Pioneer Federation took part in an E-Safety Day on Thursday 12th January.  They learnt what the acronym 'SMART'
Well done to all the children for putting on two brilliant performances on Thursday! All the children looked fantastic and
In addition to the wonderful singing on Friday evening at the Late Night Shopping event, the children also sang at
Well done to all the children involved in singing with the Federation Choir on Friday evening at the Late Night
Mr Procter & Mr Alan Brundle (Governor) took part in a sponsored 10 mile run on Sunday 4th December. Well
On Friday 18th November, children from years 4, 5 and 6 went to Ringmer School to take part in a
On Thursday 10th November, Sycamore class had a Victorian day when they dressed up and took part in a typical
On the 20th October Chiddingly and East Hoathly Schools celebrated their first International Day with a focus on India. We
On Tuesday 24th May 2016 we held a very exciting Awe and Wonder day with the theme of ‘Our World’.
Last week, Sycamore did a fantastic job of hosting a coffee morning to raise money for MacMillan Cancer support. They
Today we have had the most fantastic celebration day to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday! During the morning, each class
We started Term 2 with a flurry of colours, arts and culture with each class ‘travelling’ around the world to
On Tuesday 13th October, Year 5 & 6 children from Chiddingly and East Hoathly schools visited Cuckmere Haven for some
Chiddingly and East Hoathly Reception classes went to Plumpton College to see the baby animals for their ‘New Life’ project.
The Years 5 and 6 school choir, led by choir mistress Mrs Ellie White, were invited to Chiddingly village shop
Pupils from Chiddingly had a display of their autumn pictures in the village community shop (Sept/Oct 2014).