School Life – Stafford

On Wednesday 26th February, 8 children went to this exciting competition against other schools from the local area. The children
Well done to these 2 girls for their fabulous sporting achievements in dance and gymnastics.
Football Achievements Well done to Amelia, Jess and Darcey for being invited to Brighton trials. Well done to Amelia and
Hockey with Mr P - Team Colour Competition Winners 4 Ash Green 4 Chestnut Yellow 4 Larch Green 6 Cedar
On Wednesday 13th November, a representative from each class from Stafford took part in a live radio broadcast. Each child
18 Year 6 children went to Hailsham to compete in the School Games Sportshall Athletics competition at Hailsham Community College.
On Friday 4th October some girls represented Stafford at the Albion in the Community tournament at Eastbourne Borough. Excitingly we
Year 4 had an amazing trip on Monday in our local area. We visited the Animazing Exhibition at the Pavilion,
Lat Friday, some of our talented footballers went to play in a tournament at Eastbourne Borough. The event was hosted
This talented Year 3 pupil took part in a karate competition and was placed 2nd and 3rd. She achieved 2nd
These two talented children from our Federation took part in the Canton karate championships in Kent. One got 1st in
The Stafford Gardening Club have had fun in the sunshine for the last two terms, growing pumpkin plants from seed,
Following on from our very successful contributions of book jacket designs, creative writing and book reviews, the Book Club children
Last weekend, a Year 3 pupil participated in a Street Dance Showcase for her Street Dance group! Well done, we are
We are thrilled to announce that we raised a grand total of £1547.95. Thank you so much to everyone who
Over the last month, teams from Stafford have been taking part in cricket tournaments from the local area. All the
On Tuesday, eight children from Year 6 were invtied to Eastbourne College for an Academic Challenge Day. The children were
Thank you so much to all the parents who came and supported our sports mornings. We all really enjoyed them
Following our success at the South Downs Area competition, our team went to Crawley to represent the South Downs Area
Stafford has achieved the School Games Gold Mark award for the first time, having achieved silver for the last 3
Last week, the Stafford Book Club children attended the final event of the East Sussex Children’s Book Award at the
Today, our cricket coach, Mr Smith from Sussex Cricket, organised a ‘5 Bats Speed Cricket’ competition with houses playing
On Wednesday 19th June, Year 4 travelled to Fishbourne as part of their work on ‘Rotten Romans’. We visited Fishbourne
In the afternoon, 9 boys, Mrs Lloyd, Mr Smith and Mrs Topali, went to Heron Park for an exciting football
We were so proud of all the children with their efforts for our Stafford Race for Life. With the music
On Tuesday and Wednesday we had a fabulous golfing experience at both schools, lead by Mr Plimmer from Jolf. On
On Wednesday 5th June, we had a visit from author of ‘The 1000-year-old Boy,’ Ross Welford. As we entered the
On Thursday 23rd May we had a fantastic day of Outdoor Learning.  The children made great use of the school
This week, Year 5 took part in an exciting throwing challenge, organised by Mr Richards. This was both a personal
On Tuesday, Year 3 got arty during their Art Day! Throughout the morning the children participated in different activities. The
8 excited Y3 and Y4 children travelled to Gildredge Park for the Road to Eastbourne tennis qualifiers on Tuesday afternoon.
On Wednesday afternoon, 19 children from Year 3-5 and 9 children from Year 2, went to the Eastbourne Sports Park
On Wednesday afternoon, 10 children from Year 3 went to a Stoolball Festival at Eastbourne Sports Park. The afternoon was
We have been working hard to improve our lunchtimes at Stafford and have employed the help of a company called
On Tuesday 30th April, 8 Year 4 children went to Ratton School for a handball tournament. There were 8 other
This week has been our exciting competitions week at school. All the year groups have taken part in an intra-school
On the morning of Thursday 4th April, 8 Year 4s went to Heron Park School for a Unihoc tournament. There
On Monday, Year 3 went and learnt lots of new tennis skills at Hampden Park with Jenny (a tennis coach).
Football On Saturday 23rd March, 8 children went to represent Stafford at the B Team football tournament at Ocklynge. There
This week, Year 5 and 6 all enjoyed taster sessions for Street Cricket, run by Oliver Smith from Chance to
Friday 22nd March was the 17th National Skipping Day. To celebrate, all the classes took part in a 20 minute
During 4th -11th March at Stafford, we celebrated our fantastic reading week with a whole host of reading centred activities.
On Tuesday 12th March, 9 Year 6s went to the University of Brighton in Denton Road to take part in
Year 3 have loved ‘I Love Reading’ week! It has been great to see the children so excited about reading.
After much anticipation, the children in 3 Rowan finally received their first letters from their Australian pen pals! It felt
On Wednesday 27th February 2019, four Year 6 children took part in an exciting opportunity at Shinewater Sports Centre playing
A couple of weeks ago, we congratulated Isobel for her winning design for the Sussex School Games logo. Below is
On Monday of this week, Year 4 celebrated the end of term by having a Mayan Day. We learnt about
After painting their salt dough jewellery, Year 3 have opened up their own jewellery shop! Thank you to Ms Slimon
On Thursday morning, Year 5 visited the children in Year 3 to share some of their writing they have been
On Wednesday 13th February, Year 5 presented their dances to the Cover Supervisors who judged them on a range of
On Tuesday (12th February) - at the same time as the netball matches - 13 Year 4 children travelled to
On Tuesday (12th February) after school, 13 children took part in 2 inter-school netball matches against Ocklynge. For some of
30 very excited children performed last night at Ratton School in our first ever Eastbourne Schools PE Association dance festival.
On Thursday 31st January, a Year 6 pupil took part in the Area Finals for the Cross Country. She competed
The first Eastbourne PE Association dance festival is taking place this Thursday 7th February at 6.30pm. We are excited to
On Wednesday afternoon, Year 3 got creative with salt dough! They had looked carefully at different Bronze Age jewellery, such
Congratulations to Isobel in 4 Chestnut who has won the local area competition to design a new logo for the
We are very excited by our Year 5 participation in the Premier League Primary Stars programme. This is an exciting
Thank you so much to all those from both Roselands and Stafford who brought in shoes to send to Africa.
On Tuesday, Year 3 went back in time to the Stone Age. They began their day by participating in Stone
6 Larch have been looking at ‘Balance in Motion’ this term during their P.E. with the support of Mr Griffiths.
This year, Year 5 took part in the Big Sing which offered our pupils the opportunity to perform alongside other
It has been wonderful to walk around the school and see how each classes Reverse Advent Calendars have grown throughout
On Wednesday 5th December, 12 Year 4 children attended a multi-sports festival at East Sussex College in Eastbourne. The events
This week, the Year 4 children welcomed their families to our Rainforest café. It was an opportunity for the pupils
On a very wet and windy Wednesday 26th November, 19 children from Y5 & 6 took part in the local
Here is a photo of the bird feeders that Mrs Wood made with some of the children during Golden Time last
Year 3 took on the challenge of doing some Stone Age cave paintings this week. Every child took a 'hands
This week, some librarians ran assemblies for all of the children at Stafford to share their love of reading. It
On Wednesday, Stafford School Council took to the airwaves on Eastbourne Youth Radio. Working with Mr Walton over the last
Ms Markides recently ran a competition which offered pupils the chance to design the programme front cover for this year’s
Football: ESFA & Eastbourne Schools' Under 11 Danone 7-a-Side Cup On Saturday 10th November, 9 boys went to Ocklynge to
To mark November the 11th, 100 year since the end of World War One, Year 6 have been looking at
On Wednesday, the children at Stafford were visited by author, E.R. Reilly. He shared a number of his books with
Tuesday saw all of Year 3 go out on a school trip to Michelham Priory that dates back to 1229. An archaeological
This week, the Year 6 not attending the residential have had lots of fun and taken part in a range
The School Council members from Year 3, 4 & 5 put together a shortlist of scarecrows for the prize and
On Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th November, Mr Hester and Mr Richards ran 2 intra-school football tournaments for the children
Swimming On Thursday 11th October, nine Year 6 children represented Stafford at the Eastbourne College swimming gala in their beautiful
On Wednesday, Year 3 went outside in the Secret Garden for their Maths lesson. The children had to produce a
On Thursday, Year 3 took a quick trip over to Florida! They had to go through the airport processes and
Thank you all for your donations for the Harvest Festival. Children at both schools learnt about Harvest in assemblies and
On Thursday afternoon, 4 children from Year 5 went to St. Andrew's Prep School in Meads to take part in
Class Sports Crew Representatives These children have been selected by their peers to help us improve PE and playtimes at Stafford. We will
Just a reminder that your child needs to bring a healthy snack for breaktime at Stafford. They are allowed any fruit
This week, twenty two Year 2 children attended a basketball festival at Stafford. They learnt and practised key skills while
The children who attend Craft Club with Mrs Wiltshire on a Wednesday produced some beautiful stone paintings this week.
The first week of morning activities have been a real success at Stafford with lots of children and parents joining in the
On Friday 6th July, we held our Stafford Race for Life.  We held 2 races, Y3/4 and Y5/6 and we all
We have had been amazed at all the brilliant artwork that Stafford and Roselands children have produced for our Reading
Year 5 went on a fun field trip to a National Trust coastal area called Birling Gap. Famous for its
Sports Days This week has seen glorious weather for both our Stafford Sports Days, thank you so much to all
Last Tuesday, some children from Year 5 enjoyed a session at a local school making pizza. They were welcomed at
Wednesday afternoon saw 16 children from Year 5 taking part in an Athletics Tournament. The children travelled by minibus to
Stafford PTFA asked pupils to design a front cover for a brochure they are producing for the Federation Family Picnic
We are really excited to be taking part in Beat the Street again this year and there have already been
Skip2BFit The whole school had great fun on Tuesday and Wednesday, participating in our Skip2Bfit skipping workshops. During the sessions,
On Thursday 24th May, Year 3 enjoyed a special ‘We Are Artists’ Day. The children created a landscape painting, a
Year 6 have been learning about: saving, banking and budgeting. Alongside this, each class went to the Metro Bank, in
Thank you so much to all the children who took part in the Panini Football Competition home learning. We are
It has been fabulous to see everyone out on the field for the first time today enjoying the sunshine and being
On Wednesday 2nd May, the Year 4 pupils battled bravely to Fishbourne. Like the original Roman invaders, we were not
Last week we were lucky enough to have a visit from Abi Elphinstone, author of The ‘Dreamsnatcher’ trilogy and ‘Sky
We were really excited to welcome James from Scootfit to Stafford on Wednesday, Thursday afternoon and Friday afternoon. Every class took part
On Wednesday 28th March, all of Year 5 went to the University of Brighton to take part in a sports
On Friday 23rd March, Stafford celebrated Sports Relief. In the morning, we had a great time doing whole school Zumba led by
On Thursday 22nd March, the Year 3 corridor was transformed into an airport so that we could all fly to Florida for
On Wednesday, Year 5 had an exciting Greek day. Here is what we got up to: Over in Acacia, the
It has been brilliant to see the whole school getting involved with Science Week. We had an exciting start to
Netball Tournament Report On Wednesday 7th March, our Stafford netball team went to a tournament at Pevensey & Westham School.
Netball Match The team went on Wednesday morning to the Eastbourne Schools netball tournament, where they came in 3rd place.
Last week, we had a fabulous ‘I Love Reading’ week at Stafford!   The week got off to a super start
Netball Match This week has been very exciting as the Stafford netball team played their first match. Here is a
Well done to all the children who made something for the art mural during Miss Coombe's and Mrs Wardle's Golden time activity.
Thank you so much and well done to all the children who have come to our exciting lunchtime activities this
Meet Isaac, an Australian Labradoodle who is joining us at Stafford every other week to hear children read. Isaac comes into
On Thursday 8th February, Year 3 enjoyed their ‘Norman Day’ which brought together everything they have learnt through their ‘Brutal Battles’ topic as well as the research the
Roselands This week we were visited by Craig Jenkins, a global storyteller. He amazed us with stories of mice, lions,
During this week, it has come to my attention that there are some parents who are concerned about our running
Cross Country Lola (Year 6) represented the school at the Area Cross Country Finals last week; unfortunately Mollie (also Y6),