Curriculum Events

JAM Club
On Wednesdays, we have some very kind volunteers from Chiddingly Church lead the Jesus And Me club. Please see Mrs
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Netball Tournament
On Wednesday 13th March, a team of Year 5/6 from Chiddingly and East Hoathly attended a Hi 5 Netball tournament.
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Village Shop Artwork
Some children created lovely watercolour artwork on last term’s Enrichment Morning and the Chiddingly Village Shop have displayed their work
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Year 5/6 Swimming Gala
On Thursday, Pioneer took two teams to the Ringmer Cluster Schools Swimming Gala. A team from East Hoathly and a
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World Book Day
What fantastic costumes we had for this year’s World Book Day! Such a wide range of book characters were seen
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Beech Class Trip to Raystede
On Tuesday 5th March, Beech Class went on a trip with East Hoathly Year 1/2 Class to Raystede Centre for
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Enrichment Morning
On the last day of Term 3, we had another Enrichment Morning. Children chose an activity: sewing, jewellery making, backgammon,
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Play Leaders
Mrs Ockenden would like to say what an excellent job our Play Leaders have been doing at lunchtimes and a
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PAL Assembly
On Wednesday 13th February, children took part in a Progress and Learning assembly. The children brought their books to the
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Oak Class Trip
On Monday, Oak Class went on their first school trip. We all got onto a coach and visited the fire
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Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day was held on Monday 4th February and was an overwhelming success! The company ‘Perform For Schools’ who
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Enrichment Day
On Friday 14th December, we held another successful Enrichment Day. The children got the opportunity to take part in one
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Basketball Skills
On Thursday 13th December, Key stage 2 took part in a basketball skills competition. Each class was split into 4
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Uckfield Late Night Shopping Event
A big well done to all the children from Chiddingly and East Hoathly who performed at Uckfield’s late night shopping
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Owl Visits Oak Class
This week, Oak class have been exploring owls and nocturnal animals, as part of our ‘Noisy Nightlife’ topic. With the
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Oak Class Mystery Reader
On Monday, Oak Class were super excited to hear that they were going to have a ‘Mystery Reader’ coming in
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World War 1 Week & Remembrance Day
On Wednesday some of the children dressed up in World War One inspired costumes and they looked great! We have
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Beech Class Tudor House Burning
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Enrichment Day
On Friday morning the children took part in Enrichment Day and got to experience some fantastic activities!
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Sycamore School Trip
On Tuesday, Sycamore joined the Year 5 and 6 children from East Hoathly and St Mary’s for a trip to
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Harvest Festival at Chiddingly Church
We were so pleased to see so many children represent the school at Chiddingly Church's Harvest Festival on Sunday. The
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Sharing Work in Assembly
On Thursday 11th October the children shared their work in assembly with children from other classes. “Conner’s handwriting has improved
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World Mental Health Day
On Wednesday 10th October, we learnt about mental health and ways to ensure we have healthy minds.
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Sports Crew
Meet our new Sports Crew. Sports Crews are a primary school version of a school sport organising committee, the Sports
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Lantern Walk
On Thursday 20th September, some Chiddingly school children and families took part in the opening event of this year’s 40th
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Pirate Day
On Friday 6th July, East Hoathly and Chiddingly Reception classes joined together for Pirate Day. They worked together to create their
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Sycamore Residential Trip
Last week, Sycamore went on their residential and what an amazing week we had! The children were all so brave
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Leavers’ Service
On Tuesday, the Year 6s from Chiddingly and East Hoathly represented Pioneer Federation absolutely brilliantly at a Diocesan leavers’ service
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Willow’s Trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace
Willow class, with the Year 3/4 class from East Hoathly, thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace on Thursday
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Willow Class Roman Day
The children all thoroughly enjoyed their Roman Day on Wednesday! We had lots of great Roman costumes – thank you
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Oak Class Trip to Herstmonceux Castle
We enjoyed a fabulous day in the sunshine at the castle! We explored the beautiful grounds, had a picnic lunch by
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Royal Wedding Celebration
On Friday 18th May, the Pioneer Federation held a special Celebration Day for the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and
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STEM Science Day
On Tuesday 17th April the whole school took part in an exciting STEM day. The children came to school dressed
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Sports Week
WOW what a week, we have all experienced a different sporting workshop each day – even the teachers got involved
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Year 5 /6 Swimming Gala
On Monday Pioneer, took two teams to the Ringmer Cluster Schools Swimming Gala. A team from Chiddingly and a team
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Book Day
We celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 1st March. We wrote letters to people we admire throughout the week and
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China International Week
Kung Hei Fat Choi! Happy New Year! This week we have enjoyed learning all about China in our afternoon sessions.
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PALs Assembly
This week we enjoyed our ‘Progress and Learning’ PALs assembly to celebrate all of our achievements in Term 3. The
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Beech Class Trip
On Thursday 8th February Beech Class spent a fantastic day at Paradise Park! We learned about lots of different kinds
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E-Safety Day
Children from the Pioneer Federation took part in an E-Safety Day on Wednesday 7th February 2018. Andrew Gunn was invited
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Willow Outdoor Learning Day
Willow Class, along with East Hoathly’s Year 3/4 class, thoroughly enjoyed their team building trip at Walton Firs activity centre
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Mathematics Day
On Tuesday 16th January, we had Mathematics Day. We felt that the children needed to gain more confidence with working
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Christmas Production
On Wednesday 13th December we had our school Christmas production. All the children put on a fantastic performance. Well done
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Christingle Service
Thank you to those who were able to join us for the Christingle Service at Chiddingly Church on Sunday. The
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Uckfield Late Night Shopping
Well done to all of the children who performed at the Uckfield Late Night Shopping Event on Friday 1st December.
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Sycamore Evacuee Day
On Tuesday, Sycamore went back in time to the early 1940s for their evacuee day! The first job of the
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Anti-Bullying Week
What is happening within the schools for Anti-bullying week? This week was Anti-Bullying week, with a focus on difference and
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Mexico Day
This week, we have enjoyed our latest International Day, learning about Mexico. Oak and Beech Classes joined together and Willow
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CPR Lesson in Sycamore
Sycamore had an exciting Monday afternoon this week as a paramedic and volunteers from St John’s Ambulance came in to
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PALS Assembly (Progress, Achievement and Learning Sharing)
This week, the children spent an assembly time sharing their progress and learning from the term with a friend in
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Harvest Festival
On Tuesday 10th October we held our Harvest Festival Assembly. Well done to all the children for their hard work
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Jaws and Claws Visit
On Tuesday, Oak Class enjoyed a visit from Jaws and Claws, as part of their learning journey, ‘Jaws, Claws and
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Y5/6 Trip to Newhaven Fort
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Oak Class Autumn Treasure Hunt
On Wednesday morning, Oak Class had a lovely time exploring the school field and wooded area. We took buckets and
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MacMillan Coffee Morning
On Friday 29th September, Sycamore organised and ran a coffee morning to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Trust. They wrote
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Wacky Races
On Sunday 16th July some children from Sycamore class took part in the Uckfield’s Wacky Races. Links to the articles
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Beech Class Trip to Michelham Priory
Beech Class had a wonderful time at Michelham Priory last week, where they took part in a day filled with
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Sports Day
We held our annual sports day on Thursday 6th July and it was a fantastic morning! The children were incredibly
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Athlete
On Wednesday, Rion Pierre, the GB sprinter came to East Hoathly and Chiddingly to talk to the children. He spent
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Safety in Action
The Year 6s had a fantastic morning last Friday at Safety in Action at Bowles Outdoor Centre. There were 9
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Awe and Wonder Day – My Safe Place
Awe and Wonder day took place on Wednesday 24th May 2017. All the children were in mixed year group teams
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Football Tournament
On Tuesday 16th May, we went to Sussex Downs Leisure Centre and played a 7-a-side football tournament against 6 other
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Enterprise Week
Sycamore class decided we wanted to create clay models to sell at the market. On Monday 15th May, we split
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The Daily Mile
We are participating in The Daily Mile.The aim of the Daily Mile is to improve the physical, emotional and social
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Oak Class Trip to Plumpton
Last Thursday, Oak Class went on a trip to Plumpton. Thanks to Miss Pitt for providing some lovely photos of
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International Link Day
On Monday 20th February, the Pioneer Federation celebrated their second International Day of the year with a focus on the
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Chinese New Year
Sycamore spent Friday 27th January celebrating Chinese New Year, furthering our learning based on our topic of the Shang Dynasty of Ancient
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Tractor Visit in Oak Class
Oak Class enjoyed a visit by a very special vehicle last week! Chris the farmer from Burgh Hill Farm came
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Open Books Assembly
On Thursday 27th January, we had a visit from the Open Book group in our assembly. Kye said the assembly
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E-Safety Day
Children from the Pioneer Federation took part in an E-Safety Day on Thursday 12th January.  They learnt what the acronym ‘SMART’
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School Production
Well done to all the children for putting on two brilliant performances on Thursday! All the children looked fantastic and
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Singing!
In addition to the wonderful singing on Friday evening at the Late Night Shopping event, the children also sang at
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Uckfield Late Night Shopping
Well done to all the children involved in singing with the Federation Choir on Friday evening at the Late Night
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Mince Pie Run
Mr Procter & Mr Alan Brundle (Governor) took part in a sponsored 10 mile run on Sunday 4th December. Well
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Ringmer Cross Country Tournament
On Friday 18th November, children from years 4, 5 and 6 went to Ringmer School to take part in a
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Victorian Day
On Thursday 10th November, Sycamore class had a Victorian day when they dressed up and took part in a typical
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India Day
On the 20th October Chiddingly and East Hoathly Schools celebrated their first International Day with a focus on India. We
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Awe & Wonder Day
On Tuesday 24th May 2016 we held a very exciting Awe and Wonder day with the theme of ‘Our World’.
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MacMillan Coffee Morning
Last week, Sycamore did a fantastic job of hosting a coffee morning to raise money for MacMillan Cancer support. They
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HM Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration
Today we have had the most fantastic celebration day to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday! During the morning, each class
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Multicultural Arts Week
We started Term 2 with a flurry of colours, arts and culture with each class ‘travelling’ around the world to
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Team Building Day
On Tuesday 13th October, Year 5 & 6 children from Chiddingly and East Hoathly schools visited Cuckmere Haven for some
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Forest School
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Plumpton College
Chiddingly and East Hoathly Reception classes went to Plumpton College to see the baby animals for their ‘New Life’ project.
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Community Singing in Chiddingly Village Shop
The Years 5 and 6 school choir, led by choir mistress Mrs Ellie White, were invited to Chiddingly village shop
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Nativity
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Remembrance
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Autumn Picture Display
Pupils from Chiddingly had a display of their autumn pictures in the village community shop (Sept/Oct 2014).
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