St Ives Crowned Small Independent School of the Year at the Independent Schools of the Year Awards

Staff and pupils are celebrating after winning the Small Independent School of the Year Award at a glittering awards ceremony in central London last night. Praised by judges for the outstanding student experience they provide to pupils across all years, St Ives beat stiff competition from over 250 entrants from across the UK.  The awards are run by Independent School Parent magazine and open to independent schools from across the country.
 

St Ives Crowned Small Independent School of the Year at the Independent Schools of the Year Awards

 


Nursery News

This week in nursery we are learning the nursery rhyme incy wincy spider. In the garden we have been looking for spiders webs and we also made our own sparkly spiders webs. In the role play area we have been playing in the castle that we made.

Nursery News

 


Year 1 and 2 Forest School

Year 1&2 were looking at micro-habitats during their Forest School lesson this week and learnt about adaptation in different habitats.

Year 1 and 2 Forest School

 


Year 1 trip to Arundel Castle

Year 1 had a fantastic day at Arundel Castle yesterday. We toured the castle grounds learning about all the different features. We dressed up and had a great time holding all the medieval weapons! Our favourite part was seeing all of the different dungeons, they were so spooky! Oubliette – to forget! Oubliette – to forget!

Year 1 trip to Arundel Castle

 


The Big Green Master Plan

The children are very excited about our mission to become an international Green Flag Award Eco-School.  As a school, we are fully committed to educating all our children about the environmental issues facing our world and helping them understand that we are all responsible for making our future more sustainable.  The children have been introduced to our ‘Pledge Tree’, where pupils and staff alike are encouraged to make an ‘eco’ pledge, write it on a leaf and stick it on the pledge tree.  The idea is that the tree ‘grows’ throughout the year as more pledges are made.  They are also excited about making Ecobricks and hope that we will end up with enough of them to make a structure of our own. 
 
We held our first eco meeting at lunchtime today which focused on Energy, Water and Waste.  Our eco-monitors worked really hard in the meeting and came up with some fantastic ideas, which we will be exploring in the coming days.  They are already proving to be a very valuable part of the team.  Thank you eco-monitors!

 

The Big Green Master Plan

 


Butser Hill Challenge

Glorious morning for the Butser Hill Challenge at Queen Elizabeth Park. Well done to all our pupils who took part and ran so well. Thank you to the organisers for such a fun event.

Butser Hill Challenge

 


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