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Herstmonceux Church of England Primary School


Christmas Carol Service - KS2

A reminder that our KS2 Carol Service will take place on Tuesday 13th December 2022 at 6.30pm in All Saints’ Church. Please ensure you have given consent via Arbor for this event. Please note the seating in the church is done on a first come first served basis. Parking is limited so please arrive early to ensure you are able to park. All pupils to wear full school uniform.

If your child is due to do a reading, could you please help them to practice at home  - they have all been given a copy of the readings but if you require copies, please contact the class teacher or Mrs Beckett.

Cross Country Success - 22.11.22

On Tuesday 15 athletes from Year 5 and 6 took part in School Games Area cross country tournament. I was so incredibly proud of all our competitors. They demonstrated determination, courage, resilience and competed to the absolute best of their abilities. Daisy L in Year 6 followed up her success last year with a superb 2nd place finish in the girls’ event. As a result of their performances, Daisy L, Maysa, Ellessia, Penelope, Jack C and Harry have now qualified for the next stage of competition, which will be held in January.

Well done to everyone who took part.


School Council 2022-2023

We are very proud to introduce our School Council members for this academic year.

They have all been voted onto the School Council by their classmates and have been chosen to represent the thoughts, opinions and ideas of the children. This week we have met for the first time and have begun discussing important issues. Our first item for discussion has been which charities to support this year - we have decided to adopt one local, one national and one global charity to raise for money. Our School Council is:

Year 6: Ruby and Yazan

Year 5: Flo and Moses

Year 4: Amelie and Lincoln

Year 3: Ava and Magnus

Year 2: Samantha and James

Year 1: Isla and Oliver 

If you have any ideas to further improve our school, please pass these on to your School Council member.

Parents Evening 01/11/22 & 03/11/22

Parents Evening
We are pleased to let you know that we will be holding parents’ evenings face to face in classrooms on the following days:

Tuesday, 1st November 2022, 15:30-18:00

Thursday, 3rd November 2022, 15:30-18:30.

Appointments can be booked electronically using Arbor.

Bags2School Collection

Tuesday 27 September - The PTA have organised a Bags2School collection for this date. Please fill a bag/black sack with the below items and bring to school on 27 September  between 8am and 9am:

  • unwanted men's, women's, children's clothing (not school uniform) 
  • paired shoes - tied together/elastic band round
  • handbags
  • hats and bags
  • scarves and ties
  • jewellery
  • socks
  • belts
  • soft toys
  • household linen
  • curtains
  • towels
  • bedding (bed sheets, covers and pillow cases)

Pre-Loved Uniform Sale

Tuesday 26 September 2022 - The PTA are running a Pre-Loved Uniform Sale in the main playground after school. All donations welcome! Please bring along any quality pieces of uniform you wish to donate, as well as, looking for items to take home.



Census Day
Thursday 6 October 2022

Thursday 6 October is Census Day - we have a change of menu for the day which you can view in the image or link above. 

To book your  child's meal, please click here
Please note:
  • The above booking link replaces ParentPay for this one day only. Therefore, for Thursday 6 October/Census Day's meal, you do not need to log this to ParentPay.
  • If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, their meal is free of charge.
  • If your child is in Years 3 - 6, you will be manually charged £2.42 via ParentPay after the day.

Please note that orders must be placed by 9am on Friday 30 September.

If you have any queries, please contact the Finance Team on 01323 833148 / finance@herstmonceux.e-sussex.sch.uk

Join us on Facebook

 We are excited to now have an official Herstmonceux CE Primary School Facebook page! This will be an extended way for us to be able to communicate news, events and reminders, and much more! We would welcome families to give the page a 'like' - here is a link: https://www.facebook.com/HerstmonceuxPrimarySchool 

Open Morning 

We are delighted to welcome the families of children who are due to start school for the first time in September 2023. Our school's open morning is on Wednesday 16 November 2022, 9:30am - 10:30am.

Please click here to book your place

 If you cannot make this day/time, please call us on 01323 833148 and we will be happy to arrange an alternative appointment. 

Summer Reading Challenge 2022

The Summer Reading Challenge will begin in East Sussex Libraries on Saturday 9th July and finishes on Saturday 19th September.

Visit https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/news/general/gadgeteers-intro for more


World Book Day 2022
Thursday 3 March 2022


There were many reading activities taking place around the School on World Book Day – character profiles, book designs, ‘reading rivers’, book recommendations and lots of sharing and reading of great books!

As well as the fantastic costumes, we have loved seeing the children’s artwork created on pebbles or potatoes. Well done and thank you to all who took part – everyone has had a chance to enjoy this colourful and varied display. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the book swap too! The ‘mystery reader’ was also a great success. The children loved seeing the photos and guessing the reader!

Year 4 Tennis Skills Festival

On Thursday 26th May, eight of our Y4 pupils went to a tennis skills festival at Hampden Park tennis club.  They got to try lots of different techniques and fun games.

Sports Day 2022

Thank you to everyone - parents, staff and most importantly the children - who made sports day such a fantastic event on Wednesday! 


After the disruption of the last couple of years, it was wonderful for us all to be together, celebrating sport. It was an absolute joy to see all our children competing with such skill, determination and enthusiasm.

We would like to extend our thanks to Miss Fenton, our wonderful sports coach, for all her help preparing the children for their events and everything she has given to PE at Herstmonceux this year. I would also like to thank Izzy W from Year 6, who somehow managed to keep a track of the scoring throughout the morning - an unenviable task! Well done everyone!

Life Skills Day - June 2022

On Tuesday, Key Stage 2 pupils took part in a Life Skills Day where the classes mixed together and attended different workshops throughout the day.

The sessions included: First Aid, planting food, yoga and mindfulness, sign language, healthy eating, fundraising, tying ties/shoelaces and map reading.

It was a fantastic day where children not only learnt new skills but more importantly worked together as a community which is our value for this term. Thank you to all
the staff and volunteers for providing the workshops.



NeuroNinja - Action Your Potential, Term 6 Resources


From Andrew Wright - Action Your Potential

This term's resources are here - 7 short videos on well-being and 7 focused on unleashing learning.  For continuity, last term's resources are included below as well. 

Primary Resources for Term 6 with videos for parents

All these videos are available on the NeuroNinja Learning Hub too.

Last term's videos for continuity are included here:

Primary Resources for Term 5

This term's letters for parents and carers about webinars is here, we had around 81,000 views of the webinars over the year so far.

Letter for parents and carers for Term 6 Webinars