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Alfriston School
North Road, BN26 5XB, UK Alfriston, Polegate
+44 (0)1323 870203

Welcome to Alfriston School's Website

Alfriston School is an attractive, small village school for children aged between 4 and 11 with currently based in four classes. There is a strong family atmosphere in which the children can develop confidently as individuals. The school enjoys a popular reputation locally and is very much part of the village community.

Due to the position of the school within the South Downs, an area of outstanding national beauty, the school has close links with the National Trust and Drusillas Zoo. It is also able to take advantage of historical and geographical opportunities which the village and surrounding areas offer.
We have a new sports Hall which was officially opened in March 2006.We recently achieved the Silver Healthy schools Award and are working towards an active schools mark and eco school silver award. We hope to reflect our motto of fair friendly fullfilling and fun in all our endeavours.
You can navigate our site by clicking on the menu buttons opposite and using the links at the bottom of each page. If you can't find what you are looking for then please contact us for further information.
Dear Parents,

On behalf of the Governors and staff may I welcome you as a new parent
or as a parent contemplating sending your child to this school.
We believe that the education of young people is one of the most
important tasks of society and we recognise that it is one which is shared
by both parent and teacher. We look forward to working closely with all
our parents in order to provide the best possible opportunities for all our

We seek to provide quality education in a stimulating, secure and caring
environment. We want children to enjoy their school life and achieve
success. We hope to offer a wide range of learning opportunities for all
children to help them grow into independent and responsible people.
The aim of this prospectus is to give you useful information about the
school and how it is organised. However, the best way to find out about
the school is to come and experience life in the school during the working
day. To arrange a visit please contact the school office staff.

Mrs Linda Appleby



Class 1 Foundation Stage
Class Teacher Mrs Hilary Ungoed
Teaching Assistant Mrs Gillian Nicholls

Class 2 Key Stage 1
Class Teacher Ms Ella Kitto
Teaching Assistant Ms Karen Turner
Class Teacher Mrs Linda Mepham(Monday,Tuesday) Mrs Carver (Wednesday,Thursday Friday)
Teaching Assistant Mrs Janet Townsend
Class 3 are Years 3 and 4. We are a very busy class as well as our everyday work we are also involved with the National Trust Guardianship Scheme.This is for six days of the year where we go to our local National Trust properties and study are environment and local history.

Welcome to Class 3, Mrs. Mepham and Mrs. Carver are looking forward to a whole year of exciting learning. We have made some changes to class organisation. Children do not need to bring their own pencil cases as we will provide all the equipment they need. This will save lots of problems searching for a precious missing rubbers etc and unnecessary fiddling. We want to evolve an atmosphere of caring and sharing within our classroom. For this reason children will no longer have personal trays, all books will be kept in group and central trays so please discourage your children from bringing in any extra belongings! The only thing we would ask is that children have a painting apron/shirt. This can be an old shirt, t-shirt or an apron.

This term, our topic is Invaders and Settlers which will be a history based topic and we shall be visiting Bignor roman palace. In Science we shall be studying Teeth and Eating, Moving and Growing and we will continue our links with the National Trust at Frog Firle Farm. In Art our unit of work covers Investigating Pattern. ICT work will be developing text and graphics and making a database. CDT will be based on healthy eating and designing a suitable package.

We have sorted our wide selection of Guided Reading Books, which we shall continue to study in groups and we will use these to complement our first Literacy theme of Stories with familiar settings.

We shall continue to use our hall this term for drama, gymnastics, dance, music and games.

We will still need volunteers for hearing readers and swimming in September. Swimming times are Monday Tuesday and Thursday 2.15-3.15.
Also if you have a particular skill you think we can use please let use know.

Homework will follow the Homework Policy, which for Y3/4 is:
Daily reading and sharing of books with parents/carers
Learning of weekly spellings
Regular exercises to reinforce class work
Some personal writing in Journals, usually for Guided Reading
Completion of unfinished class work as appropriate
Practising multiplication tables and other related facts
Other work will include:
Research related to topic work
This isn't as daunting as it reads and we hope the children will find all their homework interesting and assists their progress.

Please check and initial your child's Homework Diary each week as this adds value to their efforts. You can also use your homework diary to communicate other information or concerns and we are available after school (except staff meeting days) to sort out any issues. Also please come in after school if you want to see any special work your child may be particularly keen to show you.
We hope the children will have an excellent term.

Yours faithfully,
Mrs. L Mepham
Mrs. Kate Carver
Mrs. Janet Townsend

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