Curriculum Events Australia Day 14-02-2020 On the last day of term, we enjoyed celebrating International Day and learning about Australia. It was great to see PALs Assembly 14-02-2020 “JP has learnt how to divide.” Ryan “Ryan helped me with this learning.” JP Elijah explained how he wrote about E-Safety Day 12-02-2020 Chiddingly School celebrated National E-Safety Day! We had an assembly dedicated to Online Safety then the children, in their individual Dinosaurs in Beech Class 24-01-2020 Beech Class have had a very exciting start to their term. They were starting their English lesson when a message The Naughty Bus in Oak Class 17-01-2020 by Lilly H Christingle 20-12-2019 On Friday, Sycamore Class and Willow Class went to Chiddingly church for a Christingle service. PALs Assembly 20-12-2019 “In the beginning of her book her letters were big and not on the line but now they are small Christingle 06-12-2019 Thank you and well done to the children from East Hoathly and Chiddingly schools who read Bible readings and prayers Uckfield Late Night Shopping 06-12-2019 A huge thank you to all of the children who attended the Federation Choir's late night shopping performance in Uckfield Hever Castle Trip 04-12-2019 Willow Class took a very exciting trip to Hever Castle with East Hoathly, as part of their learning about the Anti-bullying Week 2019 22-11-2019 Oak Class Oak Class discussed what it means to be kind and how we show kindness to everyone around us. British Values Day 2019 25-10-2019 A fun and enriching day was had by all last Friday, as the whole school paused to celebrate and learn PALs Assembly 25-10-2019 On Monday, we held our termly PALs assembly (Progress and Learning) where we celebrated all of the fantastic learning which World Mental Health Day 2019 11-10-2019 Oak Oak Class had a circle time where they talked about what makes them happy and what makes them sad. Buddy Time 20-09-2019 This week the reception children have had such a great time getting to know their 'Buddies' in Year 6. After Go Kart Racing 13-07-2019 On Saturday 13th July, some Sycamore children took part in the Uckfield Grand Prix. Fun was had by all and Aladdin Trouble 12-07-2019 What spectacular performances of Aladdin Trouble this week! Well done to all the children for their hard work and determination Oak Class Trip to Hastings 12-07-2019 On Monday, the Reception classes from Chiddingly and East Hoathly visited Hastings. There was a buzz of conversation, as the Willow Class Ancient Greek Day 24-06-2019 On Monday 24th June, Willow class dressed up and hosted a whole day of 'Hands on History' with their Federation Sports Day 07-06-2019 A big thank you to everyone for such a fantastic turn out on Sports Day last term! Also a big New Laptops 03-05-2019 Please see below for a photo of Beech Class all using the new laptops in their learning! They were using Ground Force Day 28-04-2019 A really big thank you to Sam, Nick, Louise, Amy, Mr Lawrence and Mr Herdman for a brilliant job at Year 3/4 Football 04-04-2019 Henry, Albert, Jack, Callum, Aidan, Coco, Cameron, Sebastian and Liam all went to a football tournament on Thursday 4th April. Enrichment Morning 29-03-2019 On Friday 29th March, we had a brilliant Enrichment Morning. Children used their strategic skills in backgammon, went on a JAM Club 15-03-2019 On Wednesdays, we have some very kind volunteers from Chiddingly Church lead the Jesus And Me club. Please see Mrs Netball Tournament 13-03-2019 On Wednesday 13th March, a team of Year 5/6 from Chiddingly and East Hoathly attended a Hi 5 Netball tournament. Village Shop Artwork 08-03-2019 Some children created lovely watercolour artwork on last term’s Enrichment Morning and the Chiddingly Village Shop have displayed their work Year 5/6 Swimming Gala 07-03-2019 On Thursday, Pioneer took two teams to the Ringmer Cluster Schools Swimming Gala. A team from East Hoathly and a World Book Day 07-03-2019 What fantastic costumes we had for this year’s World Book Day! Such a wide range of book characters were seen Beech Class Trip to Raystede 05-03-2019 On Tuesday 5th March, Beech Class went on a trip with East Hoathly Year 1/2 Class to Raystede Centre for Enrichment Morning 01-03-2019 On the last day of Term 3, we had another Enrichment Morning. Children chose an activity: sewing, jewellery making, backgammon, Play Leaders 15-02-2019 Mrs Ockenden would like to say what an excellent job our Play Leaders have been doing at lunchtimes and a PAL Assembly 13-02-2019 On Wednesday 13th February, children took part in a Progress and Learning assembly. The children brought their books to the Oak Class Trip 08-02-2019 On Monday, Oak Class went on their first school trip. We all got onto a coach and visited the fire Safer Internet Day 04-02-2019 Safer Internet Day was held on Monday 4th February and was an overwhelming success! The company ‘Perform For Schools’ who Enrichment Day 14-12-2018 On Friday 14th December, we held another successful Enrichment Day. The children got the opportunity to take part in one Basketball Skills 13-12-2018 On Thursday 13th December, Key stage 2 took part in a basketball skills competition. Each class was split into 4 Uckfield Late Night Shopping Event 08-12-2018 A big well done to all the children from Chiddingly and East Hoathly who performed at Uckfield’s late night shopping Owl Visits Oak Class 24-11-2018 This week, Oak class have been exploring owls and nocturnal animals, as part of our 'Noisy Nightlife' topic. With the Oak Class Mystery Reader 20-11-2018 On Monday, Oak Class were super excited to hear that they were going to have a 'Mystery Reader' coming in World War 1 Week & Remembrance Day 07-11-2018 On Wednesday some of the children dressed up in World War One inspired costumes and they looked great! We have Beech Class Tudor House Burning 20-10-2018 Enrichment Day 20-10-2018 On Friday morning the children took part in Enrichment Day and got to experience some fantastic activities! Sycamore School Trip 19-10-2018 On Tuesday, Sycamore joined the Year 5 and 6 children from East Hoathly and St Mary's for a trip to Harvest Festival at Chiddingly Church 19-10-2018 We were so pleased to see so many children represent the school at Chiddingly Church's Harvest Festival on Sunday. The Sharing Work in Assembly 11-10-2018 On Thursday 11th October the children shared their work in assembly with children from other classes. “Conner’s handwriting has improved World Mental Health Day 10-10-2018 On Wednesday 10th October, we learnt about mental health and ways to ensure we have healthy minds. Sports Crew 06-10-2018 Meet our new Sports Crew. Sports Crews are a primary school version of a school sport organising committee, the Sports Lantern Walk 20-09-2018 On Thursday 20th September, some Chiddingly school children and families took part in the opening event of this year’s 40th Pirate Day 06-07-2018 On Friday 6th July, East Hoathly and Chiddingly Reception classes joined together for Pirate Day. They worked together to create their Sycamore Residential Trip 30-06-2018 Last week, Sycamore went on their residential and what an amazing week we had! The children were all so brave Leavers' Service 30-06-2018 On Tuesday, the Year 6s from Chiddingly and East Hoathly represented Pioneer Federation absolutely brilliantly at a Diocesan leavers’ service Willow’s Trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace 14-06-2018 Willow class, with the Year 3/4 class from East Hoathly, thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace on Thursday Willow Class Roman Day 23-05-2018 The children all thoroughly enjoyed their Roman Day on Wednesday! We had lots of great Roman costumes – thank you Oak Class Trip to Herstmonceux Castle 19-05-2018 We enjoyed a fabulous day in the sunshine at the castle! We explored the beautiful grounds, had a picnic lunch by Royal Wedding Celebration 2018 18-05-2018 On Friday 18th May, the Pioneer Federation held a special Celebration Day for the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and STEM Science Day 17-04-2018 On Tuesday 17th April the whole school took part in an exciting STEM day. The children came to school dressed Sports Week 24-03-2018 WOW what a week, we have all experienced a different sporting workshop each day – even the teachers got involved Year 5 /6 Swimming Gala 02-03-2018 On Monday Pioneer, took two teams to the Ringmer Cluster Schools Swimming Gala. A team from Chiddingly and a team Book Day 01-03-2018 We celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 1st March. We wrote letters to people we admire throughout the week and China International Week 24-02-2018 Kung Hei Fat Choi! Happy New Year! This week we have enjoyed learning all about China in our afternoon sessions. PALs Assembly 09-02-2018 This week we enjoyed our 'Progress and Learning' PALs assembly to celebrate all of our achievements in Term 3. The Beech Class Trip 08-02-2018 On Thursday 8th February Beech Class spent a fantastic day at Paradise Park! We learned about lots of different kinds E-Safety Day 07-02-2018 Children from the Pioneer Federation took part in an E-Safety Day on Wednesday 7th February 2018. Andrew Gunn was invited Willow Outdoor Learning Day 23-01-2018 Willow Class, along with East Hoathly’s Year 3/4 class, thoroughly enjoyed their team building trip at Walton Firs activity centre Mathematics Day 16-01-2018 On Tuesday 16th January, we had Mathematics Day. We felt that the children needed to gain more confidence with working Christmas Production 13-12-2017 On Wednesday 13th December we had our school Christmas production. All the children put on a fantastic performance. Well done Christingle Service 03-12-2017 Thank you to those who were able to join us for the Christingle Service at Chiddingly Church on Sunday. The Uckfield Late Night Shopping 01-12-2017 Well done to all of the children who performed at the Uckfield Late Night Shopping Event on Friday 1st December. Sycamore Evacuee Day 21-11-2017 On Tuesday, Sycamore went back in time to the early 1940s for their evacuee day! The first job of the Anti-Bullying Week 13-11-2017 What is happening within the schools for Anti-bullying week? This week was Anti-Bullying week, with a focus on difference and Mexico Day 11-11-2017 This week, we have enjoyed our latest International Day, learning about Mexico. Oak and Beech Classes joined together and Willow CPR Lesson in Sycamore 21-10-2017 Sycamore had an exciting Monday afternoon this week as a paramedic and volunteers from St John's Ambulance came in to PALS Assembly (Progress, Achievement and Learning Sharing) 21-10-2017 This week, the children spent an assembly time sharing their progress and learning from the term with a friend in Harvest Festival 10-10-2017 On Tuesday 10th October we held our Harvest Festival Assembly. Well done to all the children for their hard work Jaws and Claws Visit 03-10-2017 On Tuesday, Oak Class enjoyed a visit from Jaws and Claws, as part of their learning journey, 'Jaws, Claws and Y5/6 Trip to Newhaven Fort 03-10-2017 Oak Class Autumn Treasure Hunt 29-09-2017 On Wednesday morning, Oak Class had a lovely time exploring the school field and wooded area. We took buckets and MacMillan Coffee Morning 29-09-2017 On Friday 29th September, Sycamore organised and ran a coffee morning to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Trust. They wrote Wacky Races 16-07-2017 On Sunday 16th July some children from Sycamore class took part in the Uckfield’s Wacky Races. Links to the articles Beech Class Trip to Michelham Priory 07-07-2017 Beech Class had a wonderful time at Michelham Priory last week, where they took part in a day filled with Sports Day 06-07-2017 We held our annual sports day on Thursday 6th July and it was a fantastic morning! The children were incredibly Athlete 23-06-2017 On Wednesday, Rion Pierre, the GB sprinter came to East Hoathly and Chiddingly to talk to the children. He spent Safety in Action 17-06-2017 The Year 6s had a fantastic morning last Friday at Safety in Action at Bowles Outdoor Centre. There were 9 Awe and Wonder Day - My Safe Place 24-05-2017 Awe and Wonder day took place on Wednesday 24th May 2017. All the children were in mixed year group teams Football Tournament 16-05-2017 On Tuesday 16th May, we went to Sussex Downs Leisure Centre and played a 7-a-side football tournament against 6 other Enterprise Week 15-05-2017 Sycamore class decided we wanted to create clay models to sell at the market. On Monday 15th May, we split The Daily Mile 27-03-2017 We are participating in The Daily Mile. The aim of the Daily Mile is to improve the physical, emotional and Oak Class Trip to Plumpton 09-03-2017 Last Thursday, Oak Class went on a trip to Plumpton. Thanks to Miss Pitt for providing some lovely photos of International Link Day 20-02-2017 On Monday 20th February, the Pioneer Federation celebrated their second International Day of the year with a focus on the Chinese New Year 03-02-2017 Sycamore spent Friday 27th January celebrating Chinese New Year, furthering our learning based on our topic of the Shang Dynasty of Ancient Tractor Visit in Oak Class 27-01-2017 Oak Class enjoyed a visit by a very special vehicle last week! Chris the farmer from Burgh Hill Farm came Open Books Assembly 27-01-2017 On Thursday 27th January, we had a visit from the Open Book group in our assembly. Kye said the assembly E-Safety Day 12-01-2017 Children from the Pioneer Federation took part in an E-Safety Day on Thursday 12th January. They learnt what the acronym 'SMART' School Production 16-12-2016 Well done to all the children for putting on two brilliant performances on Thursday! All the children looked fantastic and Singing! 09-12-2016 In addition to the wonderful singing on Friday evening at the Late Night Shopping event, the children also sang at Uckfield Late Night Shopping 09-12-2016 Well done to all the children involved in singing with the Federation Choir on Friday evening at the Late Night Mince Pie Run 04-12-2016 Mr Procter & Mr Alan Brundle (Governor) took part in a sponsored 10 mile run on Sunday 4th December. Well Ringmer Cross Country Tournament 25-11-2016 On Friday 18th November, children from years 4, 5 and 6 went to Ringmer School to take part in a Victorian Day 18-11-2016 On Thursday 10th November, Sycamore class had a Victorian day when they dressed up and took part in a typical India Day 20-10-2016 On the 20th October Chiddingly and East Hoathly Schools celebrated their first International Day with a focus on India. We Awe & Wonder Day 15-10-2016 On Tuesday 24th May 2016 we held a very exciting Awe and Wonder day with the theme of ‘Our World’. MacMillan Coffee Morning 07-10-2016 Last week, Sycamore did a fantastic job of hosting a coffee morning to raise money for MacMillan Cancer support. They HM Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration 10-06-2016 Today we have had the most fantastic celebration day to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday! During the morning, each class Multicultural Arts Week 15-11-2015 We started Term 2 with a flurry of colours, arts and culture with each class ‘travelling’ around the world to Team Building Day 13-10-2015 On Tuesday 13th October, Year 5 & 6 children from Chiddingly and East Hoathly schools visited Cuckmere Haven for some Forest School 01-10-2015 Plumpton College 18-03-2015 Chiddingly and East Hoathly Reception classes went to Plumpton College to see the baby animals for their ‘New Life’ project. Community Singing in Chiddingly Village Shop 18-12-2014 The Years 5 and 6 school choir, led by choir mistress Mrs Ellie White, were invited to Chiddingly village shop Nativity 16-12-2014 Remembrance 11-11-2014 Autumn Picture Display 01-10-2014 Pupils from Chiddingly had a display of their autumn pictures in the village community shop (Sept/Oct 2014).