PTFA Crazy Golf at Hartfield Village Fete

PTFA Crazy Golf at Hartfield Village Fete

This year at the Hartfield Horticultural Show and Village Fete, the PTFA will be running a Crazy Golf game for all the family.

Tickets are just £1 each and there are prizes to be won for Hole-in-ones and a leaderboard for the day where you can win Prosecco.

Come along and see if you can beat Trip-trap Bridge, Bridge of Sighs and ten other exciting hole challenges!

“We designed the Windmill to be one of the most challenging holes on the course.”

JUSTIN MARTIN-LAWRENCE
(over competitive Dad)

The 12 hole “crazy” course includes (in hole order):

“Holey Moley!”, “Shouty Man!”, “Bridge of Sighs!”, “Room on the Broom”, “Loop the Loop!”, “Devil of a hole!” (pictured), “The FORTRESS!”, “Who’s been “Trip-trap”ing over my Bridge?!”, “THE WINDMILL!”, “Spiders Web”, “Pinball”, and finally “The VORTEX!!!”

Who could resist the fantastic value that will help raise funds through the Hartfield Fete for extra kit and resources for our fantastic Primary School!

HAPPY PUTTING!!!!

“Don’t forget there is a Leaderboard for the day. The winner with the lowest puts to complete the course will win a bottle of Prosecco!.”

ANDY THURMAN
(the other competitive Dad)

Engineering Day

Engineering Day

Willow Class – Engineering Day

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DECEMBER, 2018

On Thursday 6th December, Willow class spent the morning being Engineers! Mr Martin-Lawrence came in, bringing with him a robot and lots of other fantastic electronic activities for the children to have a go at! To start the morning, he spoke with all the children about his job and how he got interested in engineering which definitely seemed to resonate with some of the children.

Programming a Robot

The children then spent the morning rotating around a variety of different activities. They used ipads to programme a robot to follow different commands and had great fun watching it spin its way around Larch!

They also had a go at making different elements work by clipping different parts of a circuit together to make a lamp light up or a rotor spin. Whilst they weren’t busy doing that, they were trying their hand at programming using scratch and another Minecraft themed game on the laptops. This definitely tested their patience, perseverance and team work! 

What a fab way to finish off a term’s worth of learning about engineering! A huge thank you to Mr Martin-Lawrence for spending his morning with us – the children (and adults!) hugely enjoyed themselves and learnt a lot.

St. Mary’s School Nativity 2018

St. Mary’s School Nativity 2018

St. Mary’s School Nativity 2018

FRANCES TAYLOR

Acting Head of School

Superstar!

 

…that was the name of this year’s nativity and Superstars they were – all of them!  This lovely story about the true meaning of Christmas was told by the whole school, through song, actions and words.  To a packed church for both performances the children  demonstrated their ability to learn a lot of songs and words as well as their admirable confidence to perform in front of others.   We love this time of year and listening to the children joining in with every word we know they do too.  Do enjoy watching this film of the performances put together by our very willing parent volunteer Mr Martin – Lawrence – thank you!

St Mary’s Got Talent

St Mary’s Got Talent

St Mary’s got Talent 2018

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JULY, 2018

Learning with Love, Strength and Faith

On the penultimate day of the school year we gathered in the school hall for St.Marys Got Talent…..the talent show where we so many varied and wonderful acts.

There was an air of mystery as each act stepped through the lights and onto the stage before performing to a packed hall of children and families.

The air of mystery as each act stepped through the lights

Thank you to all those who came along and helped make the event so special for the children. After all the performances there was a surprise entry……the staff 😀singing a song from this year’s Wind in the Willows play to the delight of the children.

There was an air of mystery as each act stepped through the lights and onto the stage before performing to a packed hall of children and families.

Winners were announced, and prizes awarded. Well done to them all.

Frances Taylor

Acting Head of School

A special thank you to the Lilac class children who organised the event….brilliant

Lilac Production – The Wind in the Willows

FRANCES TAYLOR

Head of School

What an amazing show!  Our Lilac class children had us in fits of laughter one minute and gasping in amazement the next.

From their singing (several beautiful solos) to the acting (including some great ad libbing), from the independently used set, to the pure joy and pride on every face; we all enjoyed every minute of this spectacular production.

The children were cast to perfection with all their personalities coming through.  Thank you to all the amazing ‘behind the scenes’ team – Miss Banks, Mrs T., Mrs Tufo, Mrs Carpenter and Mrs Thomas for all your hours of hard work.

This was a show we won’t forget in a hurry!

Year 6 Leavers Service at Worth Abbey

Year 6 Leavers Service at Worth Abbey

Year 6 Leavers Service at Worth Abbey

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JULY, 2018

The annual leavers service at Worth Abbey was, as always, a beautiful service, bringing year six children from church schools across the diocese together to celebrate and look back on their primary school years.

A quick picnic before the service in the beautiful sunshine.

Of course, it almost goes without saying that whilst we were the smallest school there we took a full part, singing our hearts out and doing the readings too- what an honour!

St. Marys Sports Day 2018

FRANCES TAYLOR

Head of School

The chanting could be heard all over Hartfield as 97 very excited children gathered on The Croft for this year’s Sports Day. Organised, as ever, by the amazing Mr. D our sports days are second to none.

The children did us proud as they ran with such determination and cheered everyone past the line.

With addional races for pre- schoolers and even staff, the fun and games continued through the whole afternoon.

Once the races were over and the house cup presented, it was over to the wonderful PTFA for this year’s summer social. With the weather on our side the bar and ice cream stalls were in great demand, and people were even volunteering to go in the stocks!

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 4

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 4

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 4

FRANCES TAYLOR

Acting Head of School

Another great night’s sleep and the children couldn’t wait to get going with activities this morning.  We discovered that drizzle doesn’t really matter when you’re wet anyway!

Raft building this morning was ‘the best thing ever’ despite no rafts floating or carrying any more than 2 of us at a time! After drying off (the children were trying to dry themselves as well as their clothes in the drying room!) we set off for our afternoon adventures.

Many of us were unsure about pot holing initially but that didn’t last – we all turned into moles and enjoyed the activity far more than we expected to, proving yet again, that having an open mind is a great asset.

We can hardly believe its the last night already. Thank you to all those teachers who’ve come down to support us this week; Mrs Sanders, Mrs Norris and Mr Patry, it wouldn’t have been the same with out you.  The children have made us laugh until we cried every day – we are SO proud of all of them.  NO doubt they will love telling you all about it tomorrow.

Sleep well (for we will be back tomorrow!)

Miss B, Mrs T and Mrs T and Mr P

One FINAL photo from today before bedtime. This is “Chewie Onesies”!

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Evening 3

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Evening 3

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Evening 3

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JUNE, 2018

Broadstone Warren do the best movie and onesie night’s ever!

Day 3 evening update:

 

Things we have discovered since our last post….

1. Miss B is a very good footballer (world cup starts tomorrow….maybe she’ll be there)

2. Miss B is also a very good hairdresser…..plaits are her speciality

3. We LOVE crazy tag.

4. The week is going by too quickly

5. Broadstone Warren do the best movie and onesie night’s ever.

Good night all. Last update tomorrow.

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 3

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 3

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 3

FRANCES TAYLOR

Acting Head of School

At last night’s camp fire we learnt some new songs, and were amazed by the fern curtains that pulled back to reveal some entertaining acts from the children. We slept incredibly well , with everyone (including the adults(!) asleep almost as soon as lights were out, and have enjoyed another fun packed day today.

After forest school we were able to show how expert we were at lighting fires and building dens before the children taught us how to play “crazy tag” – endless fun (if a little crazy!).

We’ve just been swimming outside and are now trying to warm up in the showers before tonight’s dinner is served. Later we are off for a hike before we settle in for a ‘onesie and movie’s night.

Fingers crossed for another good night’s sleep. Miss B, Mrs t and other Mrs t!!

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 2

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 2

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 2

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JUNE, 2018

Chocolate Cake
Toast and Cereal
Room Inspections
Hitting Targets!
Sausage and Mash

After a successful party, playing outside and in and enjoying some rather delicious chocolate cake, we all had hot chocolate before settling for the night.  We were all down for breakfast nice and early and consumed our body weight in toast and cereal before setting forth for our activities.

Room inspections were amazing – you would be so impressed that clothes were hung up, windows opened and pyjamas folded on made beds.  We were even greeted with entertaining songs and dances!

Today was all about hitting targets!

Today was all about hitting targets as the children were entrusted with bows and arrows and rifles!  Fortunately we are all still in one piece and we have some rather proud children who have conquered fears and mastered skills they never thought possible. Its forest school this afternoon and we’re delighted to welcome Mrs Sanders to our team.

We are looking forward to sausage and mash dinner and a camp fire with our own pop corn and hot chocolate along with lots of songs and fun.

Frances Taylor

Acting Head of School

More updates tomorrow if we can!

Miss B  Mrs T the other Mrs T and Mrs S!

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 1

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 1

Lilac residential trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 1

FRANCES TAYLOR

Acting Head Teacher

Well – we’ve arrived and we’re having a great time!  We’ve climbed trees to reach zip wires (‘Woah – it was SOOOO cool!’)  , negotiated ‘The cube’ and walked on water (think hamsters in a wheel!).

“Woah – it was SOOOO cool!”

After a morning of adventures, well supported by instructors, John 1, John 2, John 4 and Harry Styles (jury is out as to if its the real one but we think it probably is), we tucked into a hearty lunch before settling into our rooms for the week.  We have started to unpack (room inspections will be interesting tomorrow!)

The children are now off orienteering – working in teams as they find their way around the site.  We are all looking forward to Miss Banks’ birthday party later and having an amazing time.  Further updates tomorrow assuming wifi allows!

Miss B, Mrs T, Mrs T

We walked on water (think hamsters in a wheel!)

Maypole Festival 2018

Maypole Festival 2018

Maypole Festival

FRANCES TAYLOR

Acting Head of School

The sun came out from behind the clouds with perfect timing for our Mayfair. With every child in the school taking part in a maypole dance we were delighted to see so many friends and family joining us for the celebrations.

The children were, as always, magnificent and we were proud of them all. The year sixes did a grand job choreographing this year’s Hartfield hopper to welcome everyone.

Head boy and girl for this week, Lottie and Will were proud to announce this year’s may king and queen, Noah and Beau from Maple class, who both enjoyed taking pride of place in the beautifully decorated gazebo.

Lilac Forest School – April 2018

Lilac Forest School – April 2018

Lilac Forest School April 2018

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APRIL, 2018

Louise Sanders

The sun shone and it couldn’t have been warmer. We had a lovely shady walk to the woods.

We stopped an learned about ‘May Flower’, blackthorn blossom as we climbed the stile.

We learned how to create leaf prints in the woods. We identified lots of different leaves and flowers and then used hammers and mallets to print them onto fabric, by hitting the water and plant dyes out of them with hammers! Everyone had a go and the results were beautiful.

We had a go at picking nettles safely and learned how to eat them! Some of the class challenged themselves to do this!

We needed to hide in the shade a bit, and whilst we were there, found lots of other things hiding from the heat of the sun also.

Easter Service and Easter Bonnet Parade

Easter Service and Easter Bonnet Parade

What more could get you into the spirit of the Easter holidays than a parade of beautifully designed bonnets and hats, made by the children themselves.  Well done everybody for such a lovely colourful display.  We hope you get an opportunity to wear them over the Easter weekend.

Here are some pictures from the service and Parade. We wish you all a very Happy Easter!