Arreton St George’s CE Primary School
St George’s Nursery & Pre School
St George’s Nursery & Pre School is a privately run childcare setting located on the grounds of Arreton St George’s CE (Aided) Primary School. They run a breakfast club and after school club Monday to Friday, please contact them directly with any queries.
Please click here to view their website.
At Arreton St. George’s CE (Aided) Primary School we love to take part in a variety of school trips, fundraising and sporting events. Below are details and pictures of of the trips and events we have taken part in so far this year.
On Saturday the school took part in the annual Mardi Gras in Ryde. This year the theme was India and we had to represent the festival of Holi, which is the festival of colour. The children and their families had spent many hours creating the colourful costumes and props. It was wonderful afternoon enjoyed by everybody who took part. A big thank you to all the parents and extended family who helped and joined in the parade. Especially thank you to Mrs Purves and Mrs Bell for being the driving force behind this years entry.
Tuesday this week saw teams of Year 3/4 and 5/6 competing in a Cricket Festival at Victoria Cricket Club, Newport. The event was organised by the Isle of Wight Cricket Board and involved primary school teams from the whole of the Newport catchment area.
Each team competed in 3 matches. Year 3/4 competed in fast paced Diamond Cricket, followed later in the day by Year 5/6 teams competing in more traditional Kwik Cricket. The whole day was a great success; weather staying wonderfully clement and the pupils all trying their best and getting stuck in. Thank you to all those involved for making it such a worthwhile and memorable day. Please see the results for our matches. Certificates will be awarded to all teams.
If you would like a copy of the team photos please see Mr Fleming and he will gladly copy to your memory sticks for a small donation to his Marathon Charity - Laylas Trust.
On Friday 23rd June around 50 pupils took part in the Golden Mile, walking from school to Arreton Cricket Club at the end of the day and this will continue every Friday. We have made a Golden Mile display board in the corridor to track the childrens progress. Each child will have a sticker put against their name for every mile they complete and after 10 miles the children will be awarded with a certificate.
Year 5 and 6 really enjoyed the Medina Olympics on Friday 23rd June.
A huge thank you to the Isle of Wight college in partnership with Chichester University, for hosting an superb Engineering Afternoon at the new CECAMM building in Whippingham. The multi million pound building has only recently been completed and we were one of the first schools to use their facilities. Prizes were awarded to teams completing a variety of engineering tasks based around a Space theme. Activities included a stop-motion animation, tower build and general knowledge quiz to unlock a coded safe. All pupil had a fantastic afternoon. Thank you once again.
Walk the Wight
Well done to all of the children (and staff!) that took part in Walk the Wight to raise money for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. We look forward to announcing how much they have raised soon.
Year 5 and 6 really enjoyed their residential trip to East Dene on Friday 16th June.
WORLD BOOK DAY
Today we have celebrated World Book Day. There have been lots of book related activities going on and the children have come to school dressed as their favourite book characters. The competition was really hard to judge as they all looked fantastic but the winners are:
Reception– Bethany as Alice in Wonderland
Year 1– Jessica as an Umpa Lumpa
Year 2– Keryn as the Tin Man
Year 3– Joshua as a Minecraft character
Year 4– Ethan as the Very Hungry Caterpillar
Year 5– Jess as the wardrobe from The Lion, The Witch AND The Wardrobe!
Year 6– Luke as Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter
New Mud Kitchen!
A massive thank you to the parents who gave up their time on the Friday of half term to help improve our reception class outdoor area. They have cleared and tidied the main area and Mr Harrison fitted a fantastic sink unit to be used as part of their mud kitchen. Thank you to Mr & Mrs Curtis, Mrs Blaize, Mr & Mrs Hill and Mr Harrison for all of their hard work. The children have been having lots of fun this week playing outdoors and using their new mud kitchen.
F1 Drag Car Challenge
Congratulations to all the teams that took part in this years F1 Drag Car challenge. 5 Team reps (William, Kaidan, Erin, Zoe and Jamie) went to the Isle of Wight College on Thursday 9th February and competed against 4 other teams.
Gruffalo Class Church Visit
Gruffalo Class visited St. George's Church and met with Reverend Janice to find out about the significance of The Cross to Christians. They went on a treasure hunt to see how many crosses they could find in the church, the children were very good at spotting them. Reverend Janice told them that the shape of The Cross represents God coming down to the earth and having his arms wide open to Everyone. As they left Reverend Janice gave every child a Palm Cross to take home.
Year 5 Church service
Photographed below are proud 'parents' Georgia and Alfie from Year 5 Potter class with baby Thomas. Year 5 worked with Rev Janice last week to prepare and deliver a full Baptism Service at St George’s Church on Monday. The class helped to re-write the order of service to make it more accessible for the younger congregation present.
God Parents Lola, Alfie F, Andrea and Dylan were also part of the service. Zoe, Miya, Robyn, Maya, Jessica, Evie and Abi led the readings. The whole class concluded the service by singing to the congregation. It was a huge success. A very big thanks to Rev Janice for making the afternoon possible.
Our Year 3 and 4 Football Team
Under 9’s Football
On Wednesday 23rd November the year 3/4 football team played their cup match against Binstead. It was a very exciting and close fought match. Both teams created plenty of chances. At the end of full time the teams were drawn 3-3. The Arreton goals were scored by Joe and Joel. The match went to extra time with Joel scoring the winner for Arreton in the very last minute.
Man of the match has to go to Max who made some excellent saves. A big well done to the team who were, Max, Gracie , Elliott, John, Ollie, Joel, Samuel, James, Alex and Joe. A big thank you also to Mr Ross who supplied the team with a new kit, coached and refereed the match.
Arreton Under 11’s Football
Arreton under 11’s returned to form with a very convincing win in their first league match against Summerfields Primary on Wednesday 19th November. Sadly missing our star defender Travis, the team started hesitantly in the first half, neither side conceding a goal, thanks in part to new defender Tom, making a sterling debut appearance for the team.
They say football is a game of two halves; this was certainly the case for ours! The team came back out fighting with many shots at goal. Oskar scored the first which put the team in high spirits helping Danny and Alfie F add to the score. Alfie R needs a special mention as he narrowly missed a shot at goal and the rebound that followed. Better luck next time chief!
Oliver playing out of his comfort zone for part of the second half in defence, but also covering midfield to give Alfie F and Max chance to set up some of the opportunities. Mia was a super star throughout on the wing as always and Riley and Jamie working as an amazing defence to keep our winning score.
Summerfields managed a tasty come-back goal in the dying minutes from a corner kick, but Arreton held out to the end winning 3 -1.
More games to follow after the half term break. Summerfields have invited us back for a friendly in preparation for our second league game to be played before mid November.
Thank you for all the parental support especially with the last-minute notice on fixtures. Have a great holiday team, you deserve the week off!!
Year 3/4 Football – Southall Cup
The year 3/4 football team had their first match on Tuesday against Nine Acres in the Southall cup.
The team were fantastic and won the match 2-1. Joel scored both goals in a close match with both sides having chances denied by excellent goal keeping . It was a great team effort, well done to everybody who played.
The team were: Max, Ollie, John, Joel, Gracie, Samuel, James, Joe and Alex.
Thank you to Mr Ross for coaching the team and for all the parental support. The next match will be against Binstead after half-term.
Year 3 and 4 trip to Brading Roman Villa
This term years 3 and 4 have been learning about the Romans. On Wednesday 12th October they were luckily enough to visit Brading Roman Villa.
The trip was a great success and staff and children had a wonderful time. They participated in various activities which included: Archaeological digging, handling of artefacts, compass work outside, looking at physical geography and landmarks and a tour of the villa ruins site.
All of the students were a credit to the school; behaviour was fantastic and they all engaged well with staff and the learning opportunities offered.
The trip was only made possible due to the fantastic support of the governors, who volunteered their time and accompanied us on the day.
We would like to thanks Mr Hunter, Ms O’Callaghan and Mrs Partington for their help.
Potter Class Charity
Helen Lewis from Age UK came into school on 18th October to collect the donations from the previous week's year 5 cake sale. She was amazed at the total Potter Class were able to raise in one small cake sale and praised the class and parents for their support.
Thank you to all those who supported our cake sale, raising £113.00 for Age UK.
Picture - Dylan and Evie, Potter Class reps. handing over a cheque to Helen from Age UK
Portsmouth Historical Dockyard
Year 5 and 6 had a wonderful time at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Friday 14th October. They set off across the Solent to spend the day looking around HMS Warrior, HMS Victory and Henry VIII's favourite, Mary Rose.
Both year groups were a real credit to the school. They were amazingly well behaved and courteous towards others at the venues. The activity leader was very complimentary about the children and the way they joined in with the Warrior activity, 'Does Iron Float?'.
The year 5’s are continuing their work on the visit by writing a formal 'thank you' letter to the Dock Yard education department for helping us arrange the visit.
Thank you to all the parents and friends who made the day possible.
In November 2014 Ofsted rated our school ‘Good’. Please click here to download the full report.