Curriculum Events Australia Day14/02/2020On the last day of term, we enjoyed celebrating International Day and learning about Australia. It was great to seeRead more. PALs Assembly14/02/2020“JP has learnt how to divide.” Ryan “Ryan helped me with this learning.” JP Elijah explained how he wrote aboutRead more. E-Safety Day12/02/2020Chiddingly School celebrated National E-Safety Day! We had an assembly dedicated to Online Safety then the children, in their individualRead more. Dinosaurs in Beech Class24/01/2020Beech Class have had a very exciting start to their term. They were starting their English lesson when a messageRead more. The Naughty Bus in Oak Class17/01/2020by Lilly HRead more. Christingle20/12/2019On Friday, Sycamore Class and Willow Class went to Chiddingly church for a Christingle service.Read more. PALs Assembly20/12/2019“In the beginning of her book her letters were big and not on the line but now they are smallRead more. Christingle06/12/2019Thank you and well done to the children from East Hoathly and Chiddingly schools who read Bible readings and prayersRead more. Uckfield Late Night Shopping06/12/2019A huge thank you to all of the children who attended the Federation Choir’s late night shopping performance in UckfieldRead more. Hever Castle Trip04/12/2019Willow Class took a very exciting trip to Hever Castle with East Hoathly, as part of their learning about theRead more. Anti-bullying Week 201922/11/2019Oak Class Oak Class discussed what it means to be kind and how we show kindness to everyone around us.Read more. British Values Day 201925/10/2019A fun and enriching day was had by all last Friday, as the whole school paused to celebrate and learnRead more. PALs Assembly25/10/2019On Monday, we held our termly PALs assembly (Progress and Learning) where we celebrated all of the fantastic learning whichRead more. World Mental Health Day 201911/10/2019Oak Oak Class had a circle time where they talked about what makes them happy and what makes them sad.Read more. Buddy Time20/09/2019This week the reception children have had such a great time getting to know their ‘Buddies’ in Year 6. AfterRead more. Go Kart Racing13/07/2019On Saturday 13th July, some Sycamore children took part in the Uckfield Grand Prix. Fun was had by all andRead more. Aladdin Trouble12/07/2019What spectacular performances of Aladdin Trouble this week! Well done to all the children for their hard work and determinationRead more. Oak Class Trip to Hastings12/07/2019On Monday, the Reception classes from Chiddingly and East Hoathly visited Hastings. There was a buzz of conversation, as theRead more. Willow Class Ancient Greek Day24/06/2019On Monday 24th June, Willow class dressed up and hosted a whole day of ‘Hands on History’ with their FederationRead more. Sports Day07/06/2019A big thank you to everyone for such a fantastic turn out on Sports Day last term! Also a bigRead more. New Laptops03/05/2019Please see below for a photo of Beech Class all using the new laptops in their learning! They were usingRead more. Ground Force Day28/04/2019A really big thank you to Sam, Nick, Louise, Amy, Mr Lawrence and Mr Herdman for a brilliant job atRead more. Year 3/4 Football04/04/2019Henry, Albert, Jack, Callum, Aidan, Coco, Cameron, Sebastian and Liam all went to a football tournament on Thursday 4th April.Read more. Enrichment Morning29/03/2019On Friday 29th March, we had a brilliant Enrichment Morning. Children used their strategic skills in backgammon, went on aRead more. JAM Club15/03/2019On Wednesdays, we have some very kind volunteers from Chiddingly Church lead the Jesus And Me club. Please see MrsRead more. Netball Tournament13/03/2019On Wednesday 13th March, a team of Year 5/6 from Chiddingly and East Hoathly attended a Hi 5 Netball tournament.Read more. Village Shop Artwork08/03/2019Some children created lovely watercolour artwork on last term’s Enrichment Morning and the Chiddingly Village Shop have displayed their workRead more. Year 5/6 Swimming Gala07/03/2019On Thursday, Pioneer took two teams to the Ringmer Cluster Schools Swimming Gala. A team from East Hoathly and aRead more. World Book Day07/03/2019What fantastic costumes we had for this year’s World Book Day! Such a wide range of book characters were seenRead more. Beech Class Trip to Raystede05/03/2019On Tuesday 5th March, Beech Class went on a trip with East Hoathly Year 1/2 Class to Raystede Centre forRead more. Enrichment Morning01/03/2019On the last day of Term 3, we had another Enrichment Morning. Children chose an activity: sewing, jewellery making, backgammon,Read more. Play Leaders15/02/2019Mrs Ockenden would like to say what an excellent job our Play Leaders have been doing at lunchtimes and aRead more. PAL Assembly13/02/2019On Wednesday 13th February, children took part in a Progress and Learning assembly. The children brought their books to theRead more. Oak Class Trip08/02/2019On Monday, Oak Class went on their first school trip. We all got onto a coach and visited the fireRead more. Safer Internet Day04/02/2019Safer Internet Day was held on Monday 4th February and was an overwhelming success! The company ‘Perform For Schools’ whoRead more. Enrichment Day14/12/2018On Friday 14th December, we held another successful Enrichment Day. The children got the opportunity to take part in oneRead more. Basketball Skills13/12/2018On Thursday 13th December, Key stage 2 took part in a basketball skills competition. Each class was split into 4Read more. Uckfield Late Night Shopping Event08/12/2018A big well done to all the children from Chiddingly and East Hoathly who performed at Uckfield’s late night shoppingRead more. Owl Visits Oak Class24/11/2018This week, Oak class have been exploring owls and nocturnal animals, as part of our ‘Noisy Nightlife’ topic. With theRead more. Oak Class Mystery Reader20/11/2018On Monday, Oak Class were super excited to hear that they were going to have a ‘Mystery Reader’ coming inRead more. World War 1 Week & Remembrance Day07/11/2018On Wednesday some of the children dressed up in World War One inspired costumes and they looked great! We haveRead more. Beech Class Tudor House Burning20/10/2018Read more. Enrichment Day20/10/2018On Friday morning the children took part in Enrichment Day and got to experience some fantastic activities!Read more. Sycamore School Trip19/10/2018On Tuesday, Sycamore joined the Year 5 and 6 children from East Hoathly and St Mary’s for a trip toRead more. Harvest Festival at Chiddingly Church19/10/2018We were so pleased to see so many children represent the school at Chiddingly Church's Harvest Festival on Sunday. TheRead more. Sharing Work in Assembly11/10/2018On Thursday 11th October the children shared their work in assembly with children from other classes. “Conner’s handwriting has improvedRead more. World Mental Health Day10/10/2018On Wednesday 10th October, we learnt about mental health and ways to ensure we have healthy minds.Read more. Sports Crew06/10/2018Meet our new Sports Crew. Sports Crews are a primary school version of a school sport organising committee, the SportsRead more. Lantern Walk20/09/2018On Thursday 20th September, some Chiddingly school children and families took part in the opening event of this year’s 40thRead more. Pirate Day06/07/2018On Friday 6th July, East Hoathly and Chiddingly Reception classes joined together for Pirate Day. They worked together to create theirRead more. Sycamore Residential Trip30/06/2018Last week, Sycamore went on their residential and what an amazing week we had! The children were all so braveRead more. Leavers’ Service30/06/2018On Tuesday, the Year 6s from Chiddingly and East Hoathly represented Pioneer Federation absolutely brilliantly at a Diocesan leavers’ serviceRead more. Willow’s Trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace14/06/2018Willow class, with the Year 3/4 class from East Hoathly, thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace on ThursdayRead more. Willow Class Roman Day23/05/2018The children all thoroughly enjoyed their Roman Day on Wednesday! We had lots of great Roman costumes – thank youRead more. Oak Class Trip to Herstmonceux Castle19/05/2018We enjoyed a fabulous day in the sunshine at the castle! We explored the beautiful grounds, had a picnic lunch byRead more. Royal Wedding Celebration 201818/05/2018On Friday 18th May, the Pioneer Federation held a special Celebration Day for the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry andRead more. STEM Science Day17/04/2018On Tuesday 17th April the whole school took part in an exciting STEM day. The children came to school dressedRead more. Sports Week24/03/2018WOW what a week, we have all experienced a different sporting workshop each day – even the teachers got involvedRead more. Year 5 /6 Swimming Gala02/03/2018On Monday Pioneer, took two teams to the Ringmer Cluster Schools Swimming Gala. A team from Chiddingly and a teamRead more. Book Day01/03/2018We celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 1st March. We wrote letters to people we admire throughout the week andRead more. China International Week24/02/2018Kung Hei Fat Choi! Happy New Year! This week we have enjoyed learning all about China in our afternoon sessions.Read more. PALs Assembly09/02/2018This week we enjoyed our ‘Progress and Learning’ PALs assembly to celebrate all of our achievements in Term 3. TheRead more. Beech Class Trip08/02/2018On Thursday 8th February Beech Class spent a fantastic day at Paradise Park! We learned about lots of different kindsRead more. E-Safety Day07/02/2018Children from the Pioneer Federation took part in an E-Safety Day on Wednesday 7th February 2018. Andrew Gunn was invitedRead more. Willow Outdoor Learning Day23/01/2018Willow Class, along with East Hoathly’s Year 3/4 class, thoroughly enjoyed their team building trip at Walton Firs activity centreRead more. Mathematics Day16/01/2018On Tuesday 16th January, we had Mathematics Day. We felt that the children needed to gain more confidence with workingRead more. Christmas Production13/12/2017On Wednesday 13th December we had our school Christmas production. All the children put on a fantastic performance. Well doneRead more. Christingle Service03/12/2017Thank you to those who were able to join us for the Christingle Service at Chiddingly Church on Sunday. TheRead more. Uckfield Late Night Shopping01/12/2017Well done to all of the children who performed at the Uckfield Late Night Shopping Event on Friday 1st December.Read more. Sycamore Evacuee Day21/11/2017On Tuesday, Sycamore went back in time to the early 1940s for their evacuee day! The first job of theRead more. Anti-Bullying Week13/11/2017What is happening within the schools for Anti-bullying week? This week was Anti-Bullying week, with a focus on difference andRead more. Mexico Day11/11/2017This week, we have enjoyed our latest International Day, learning about Mexico. Oak and Beech Classes joined together and WillowRead more. CPR Lesson in Sycamore21/10/2017Sycamore had an exciting Monday afternoon this week as a paramedic and volunteers from St John’s Ambulance came in toRead more. PALS Assembly (Progress, Achievement and Learning Sharing)21/10/2017This week, the children spent an assembly time sharing their progress and learning from the term with a friend inRead more. Harvest Festival10/10/2017On Tuesday 10th October we held our Harvest Festival Assembly. Well done to all the children for their hard workRead more. Jaws and Claws Visit03/10/2017On Tuesday, Oak Class enjoyed a visit from Jaws and Claws, as part of their learning journey, ‘Jaws, Claws andRead more. Y5/6 Trip to Newhaven Fort03/10/2017Read more. Oak Class Autumn Treasure Hunt29/09/2017On Wednesday morning, Oak Class had a lovely time exploring the school field and wooded area. We took buckets andRead more. MacMillan Coffee Morning29/09/2017On Friday 29th September, Sycamore organised and ran a coffee morning to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Trust. They wroteRead more. Wacky Races16/07/2017On Sunday 16th July some children from Sycamore class took part in the Uckfield’s Wacky Races. Links to the articlesRead more. Beech Class Trip to Michelham Priory07/07/2017Beech Class had a wonderful time at Michelham Priory last week, where they took part in a day filled withRead more. Sports Day06/07/2017We held our annual sports day on Thursday 6th July and it was a fantastic morning! The children were incrediblyRead more. Athlete23/06/2017On Wednesday, Rion Pierre, the GB sprinter came to East Hoathly and Chiddingly to talk to the children. He spentRead more. Safety in Action17/06/2017The Year 6s had a fantastic morning last Friday at Safety in Action at Bowles Outdoor Centre. There were 9Read more. Awe and Wonder Day – My Safe Place24/05/2017Awe and Wonder day took place on Wednesday 24th May 2017. All the children were in mixed year group teamsRead more. Football Tournament16/05/2017On Tuesday 16th May, we went to Sussex Downs Leisure Centre and played a 7-a-side football tournament against 6 otherRead more. Enterprise Week15/05/2017Sycamore class decided we wanted to create clay models to sell at the market. On Monday 15th May, we splitRead more. The Daily Mile27/03/2017We are participating in The Daily Mile.The aim of the Daily Mile is to improve the physical, emotional and socialRead more. Oak Class Trip to Plumpton09/03/2017Last Thursday, Oak Class went on a trip to Plumpton. Thanks to Miss Pitt for providing some lovely photos ofRead more. International Link Day20/02/2017On Monday 20th February, the Pioneer Federation celebrated their second International Day of the year with a focus on theRead more. Chinese New Year03/02/2017Sycamore spent Friday 27th January celebrating Chinese New Year, furthering our learning based on our topic of the Shang Dynasty of AncientRead more. Tractor Visit in Oak Class27/01/2017Oak Class enjoyed a visit by a very special vehicle last week! Chris the farmer from Burgh Hill Farm cameRead more. Open Books Assembly27/01/2017On Thursday 27th January, we had a visit from the Open Book group in our assembly. Kye said the assemblyRead more. E-Safety Day12/01/2017Children from the Pioneer Federation took part in an E-Safety Day on Thursday 12th January. They learnt what the acronym ‘SMART’Read more. School Production16/12/2016Well done to all the children for putting on two brilliant performances on Thursday! All the children looked fantastic andRead more. Singing!09/12/2016In addition to the wonderful singing on Friday evening at the Late Night Shopping event, the children also sang atRead more. Uckfield Late Night Shopping09/12/2016Well done to all the children involved in singing with the Federation Choir on Friday evening at the Late NightRead more. Mince Pie Run04/12/2016Mr Procter & Mr Alan Brundle (Governor) took part in a sponsored 10 mile run on Sunday 4th December. WellRead more. Ringmer Cross Country Tournament25/11/2016On Friday 18th November, children from years 4, 5 and 6 went to Ringmer School to take part in aRead more. Victorian Day18/11/2016On Thursday 10th November, Sycamore class had a Victorian day when they dressed up and took part in a typicalRead more. India Day20/10/2016On the 20th October Chiddingly and East Hoathly Schools celebrated their first International Day with a focus on India. WeRead more. Awe & Wonder Day15/10/2016On Tuesday 24th May 2016 we held a very exciting Awe and Wonder day with the theme of ‘Our World’.Read more. MacMillan Coffee Morning07/10/2016Last week, Sycamore did a fantastic job of hosting a coffee morning to raise money for MacMillan Cancer support. TheyRead more. HM Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration10/06/2016Today we have had the most fantastic celebration day to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday! During the morning, each classRead more. Multicultural Arts Week15/11/2015We started Term 2 with a flurry of colours, arts and culture with each class ‘travelling’ around the world toRead more. Team Building Day13/10/2015On Tuesday 13th October, Year 5 & 6 children from Chiddingly and East Hoathly schools visited Cuckmere Haven for someRead more. Forest School01/10/2015Read more. Plumpton College18/03/2015Chiddingly and East Hoathly Reception classes went to Plumpton College to see the baby animals for their ‘New Life’ project.Read more. Community Singing in Chiddingly Village Shop18/12/2014The Years 5 and 6 school choir, led by choir mistress Mrs Ellie White, were invited to Chiddingly village shopRead more. Nativity16/12/2014Read more. Remembrance11/11/2014Read more. Autumn Picture Display01/10/2014Pupils from Chiddingly had a display of their autumn pictures in the village community shop (Sept/Oct 2014).Read more.