Year 5 and 6 Sportshall Athletics

On Thursday 15th November a team of Year 5 and 6 pupils represented Great Chart School at the Sportshall Athletics competition at the Sour Centre. There were two events with 32 teams in total and the children participated in a range of fun relays, jumping and throwing events to earn points towards an overall total. As always the children showed great sportsmanship and competed to the best of their ability and came an overall 14th place. Well done team Great Chart!

Kent County Cross Country Event 2018

On Saturday 17th November 5 pupils from Great Chart participated in the Kent County Cross Country finals at the Detling Showground. It was an enormous event with over 1400 children from 90 Kent Junior Schools competing. The course was tough with long, wet grass and a steep hill to contend with.

The children showed great resilience, strength and talent as they competed with the best in Kent and had some amazing results. In each event there were about 170 pupils so competition was fierce:

Oscar – Year 3 boys was 9th place

Willow – Year 3 girls was 49th place

Jack –Year 4 boys was 39th place

Aki – Year 4 girls was 2nd place

Tom – Year 6 boys was 5th place and qualified on for National trials.

An amazing performance from them all. We celebrated their success in assembly too.

Celebration Assembly

The children sharing their good work in assembly this week are:

F Griffin Daniel and Isaac 4 Griffin James and Poppy
F Toke Sebastian and Olivia 4 Toke Abraham and Francesca 
1 Griffin Callum and Isabella-Paige 5 Griffin Ayo
1 Toke Grace D and Alex L 5 Toke Jessica
2 Griffin Harlan and Eleanor 5 Goldwell Leo and Jacob
 2 Toke Kobe, Leo, Sidney and Esme 6 Griffin Keona
3 Griffin Grady and Jasmine  6 Toke Isabel M, Amie, Lola and Isaac
 3 Toke Abigail  6 Goldwell Korede and Toby

Children in Need 2018

On Friday 16th November, Foundation Stage celebrated Children in Need and wore spots to raise lots!  The children brought in cakes to sell and enjoyed buying one to eat too!  They covered Pudsey in spare change and had a Teddy Bears Picnic in the afternoon.  Foundation Stage also sold cakes to the rest of the school at the end of the day.  The children raised a massive  £474.26. Thank you to everyone who made a contribution on the day.

Amazon Associates – Fund Raising

We are delighted to advise that we are now an Amazon Associate.  This means we can raise funds for the school, completely free of charge to you.

If you click the following link Amazon you will be taken to referral page, which will enable any purchases you make to provide cash back for the Friends Association.

Please be assured that no personal data is passed to the school about your purchases or identity.

Unfortunately  the affiliates program does not support purchases via the Amazon app at this time, we will of course keep you updated should this change.

We hope you will be able to support us in raising funds for the school in this way.

Celebration Assembly

The children sharing their good work in assembly this week are:

F Griffin Lily-Ann and Noah 4 Griffin Harry and Aki
F Toke George and Lawrence 4 Toke Ryan F and Isabelle 
1 Griffin Alana and Nicholas 5 Griffin Kashan
1 Toke Aslan and Amelia 5 Toke  
2 Griffin Lacey and Rayan 5 Goldwell Harley, Henry, Edward and Jacob
 2 Toke Eliza and Esme 6 Griffin Fletcher
3 Griffin Jack and Oliver  6 Toke Freya and Lana
 3 Toke Lily and Oliver  6 Goldwell Taila

Year 4 Viking Day

Year 4 took part in a fantastic Viking workshop day on Thursday 8th November. It was a fun filled day in which the children learnt about the Viking traditions of days gone by. They all thoroughly enjoyed their day and we would like to say a big thank you to the Viking Workshop Company.   

Y6 Remembers

Year 6 pupils took part in a special Remembrance Service on Friday 9th November to remember the soldiers who have died in conflicts in the past and present. It was a very moving service, especially as this year we mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.  Mr Wolverson, a local resident of Great Chart, led the service, along with other local Primary School. Y6 also went to the memorial to lay a wreath and then worked with Karen Backlog, from Kent Libraries, looking at letters sent from soldiers during this time. I was so proud of the children and how respectful they all were. It is so important for us to always remember.

Find a Voice

Debbie and Marion, from Find A Voice, visited our school to tell us about the Find A Voice organisation, which is our chosen charity for this academic year. The children were shown lots of communication aids which help children and adults who have difficulties communicating. These aids are extremely expensive and so our support is very much appreciated. We also found out about the ‘Lost Voice Guy’ who featured on Britain’s Got Talent and how he uses communication aids in his everyday life. They will hopefully come back to see up in July, when we present them with our donations.