Ninfield CE School

Ninfield CE School

Latest Coronavirus News and Head's updates

Monday 29th June

Good morning everybody.

It has been lovely this morning to welcome some more Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children back into the school. Including key worker children we have 62 children in today.

The RNLI have asked me to share some water safety resources with you; you can find them if you follow the link below.

Water Safety

Your teachers are still updating the website with work for all of you at home. This is also some of the work the children in school are doing if your class has returned but you are still working at home. Most important of all though is to keep reading and practicing your times tables.

Take care

Chris Brown


Monday 22nd June 

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.

Wasps Class have had there 'Exploring politics through writing' video put online and I thought some of you would like to see it. If you follow the link below it tells you the specific time that Ninfield School is on. Well done to all the children involved, Miss Watson and Miss Freeman.

It can also be found at:

and one of our children, Edward, can be seen on this video at 27:38 - well done to him

Have a good week.

Chris Brown


Friday 19th June

Good morning everybody - I hope you are all staying well and 'Staying alert!'. It has been another busy week in school for us, as we welcomed a few more children back into EYFS, Year 1 and Year 6. Everybody in school is still staying healthy - long may it last!

I hope all you children that are not in school are still keeping up with the website work. I know many of you have had a telephone conversation with your teacher - they have really enjoyed talking to you.

Here is a copy of the letter that was emailed to everybody this week

Letter 18th June

Have a good weekend and enjoy what promises to be a hot, sunny week next week.

Take care

Chris Brown


Monday 8th June

I hope everybody had a lovely weekend. We have completed the first week of our partial reopening for EYFS, Year 1 and Year 6 alongside our key worker children: I am pleased to report that it went as well as planned. Thanks to those of you that have emailed in about how successful you feel the restart has been, it has helped to keep staff morale high. It is very strange in school with all the children isolated in their pods and nobody allowed into other classrooms, including myself. It has been fun though to watch the children on the playground inventing various social distancing games.

As many of you know, every summer a lot of children take part in a summer reading challenge. Although, due to the virus, there are differences this year, the challenge is still running. These are the details for anybody interested:

The Reading Agency, who produce the scheme each year, have designed an all-new updated Summer Reading Challenge website

 which they launched on Friday 5th June to keep children reading over the summer and support parents and carers with children already at home.  This will be the only way for children to take part in the Challenge this year, due to the disruption caused by Covid-19.  Because children will be taking part at a national rather than local level they will not be sending finishers’ certificates to schools in the autumn term for presentation.

Take care and kind regards

Chris Brown


Monday 1st June

Good morning to you all.

This morning we welcomed some of the children back into school. We started today with 12 reception children divided into 2 pods - the children all came into school happily this morning and it was so lovely to see them. Tomorrow our Year 1 pod will open and on Wednesday the two Year 6 pods will open. our Key Worker children pod is also running alongside this. To run this setup we are using all of our classrooms and all the staff, so it is a busy time and has taken a lot of planning. Obviously, we observed social distancing during planning meetings, as you can see in the photo below:

As the weeks go on, we look forward to seeing more of you.

Hoping you are all well - take care.

Chris Brown



22nd May

Good afternoon everybody. I hope you are all still well.

As you can imagine, it has been a very busy time in school, trying to prepare for EYFS, Year 1 and Year 6 children to return. I have sent out a couple of letters and these are below if you need another copy. 

Letter dated 19th May

Letter dated 22nd May

It has felt a very sad week this week for Miss Watson, Mrs Freeman and I, as we kept imagining what we would have been doing at Bewl Water - I am sure the Year 6 children have been thinking the same. We are so sorry we weren't able to take you and we have been thinking of you.

We look forward to seeing some of you return soon and don't forget if you are on the Recreation Ground and see us on the playground, please come and say hello (from a distance!) or give us a wave.

Take care

Chris Brown


11th May.

Good morning to you all. I hope you enjoyed a nice bank holiday weekend and the lovely weather on Saturday.

The following message was emailed to parents this morning:

Dear Parents,

I am sure you have listened to the government's briefing yesterday evening and have, as do we, many questions regarding how this will be managed in school.
We too only heard this proposal yesterday, but will be working together to plan how we can accommodate the return of the three identified year groups (R, 1 and 6) to school.
As you may imagine this is going to take some considerable time and thought. It is most likely that we will not be in a position to share our plans and thoughts with you until late next week.
At this time we do not know what this return may look like, but we do know that it will not be school as we previously knew it.
Rest assured, your children's safety, and the safety of all of the school staff is our key focus.
As soon as there is more news, it will be shared with you.
Chris Brown

We will try to update you when we are given advice as to how any new arrangements will be manageable.

I hope you all remain well.


Chris Brown 


4th May

Hi everyone.

Just a couple of new items you may be interested in. For physical exercise, there is a new link on the PE page to 6 videos for Kickboxing training, you don't need any equipment for this. The videos are from Hastings Kickboxing Academy.

There is also a new wellbeing section on the class pages that Mrs Cavie has been working on.

Have a lovely week.

Mr Brown


1st May

Good afternoon all. We are through another week of the lockdown - I hope you are all well. I know lots of you are still talking to your teachers through email and purple mash - well done, keep doing this, as it is good for us all to continue to have contact together. I have added a link to songs today on the assembly page, for those of you who like to sing! You will have all seen your class web pages being updated and are hopefully doing some work - don't forget, you don't need to print everything out; lots of the work can be done on the screen or in notebooks.

Take care.

Mr Brown


24th April

Morning. I hope you are all staying healthy and managing to do the work your teachers are putting on the website for you. It is very strange to look at the time and think we should have been in celebration assembly now. I also hope some of you are still watching the assemblies on the assembly page and doing the sport activities below and on the PE page. There is a new sport challenge today - here is the link:

Active Sussex Virtual Games

I have no more information than you on when the school will be reopening I am afraid - all my information comes from the Government daily updates, so I will keep watching these and let you know if, and when, I hear anything.

Take care

Mr Brown


20th April

Morning everyone. Well the Easter holiday is officially over, but it doesn't feel any different at the moment. I am sure most of you will be starting to do some school work again. I will be asking the teachers to update their website pages with any new work for you to do. I know some of you have been communicating with your teacher through 'Purple Mash' and have been letting them know how you are getting on.

I have checked the BBC website through the link I sent you below, on the 14th April, and the work is now on there and looks good. For those of you who like something different, below is the link to a weekly activity linked to a piece of music; you do not need any special materials or preparation.

There is also a new PE challenge, after the Hastings Half Marathon one. It is a lockdown challenge. I know some of you completed the other one and well done if you did.

LockdownHowFar Challenge

LockdownHowFar Activity Tracker

Take care

Mr Brown



14th April 2020

Good afternoon to you all. I hope you had a good Easter and enjoyed a lot of chocolate over the weekend.

From next week the BBC have announced that they are going to launch new daily lessons, so I have out the link below for those of you interested:

I hope you enjoy the learning!

Mr Brown


6th April 2020

Good Morning and Happy Easter Holiday to you all. I hope you are all still well and staying safe.

Although it is the holiday, I know some of you would like some work to do at home: the below link is to some exciting science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities. The first one is based on the theme of 'Space'.

Some of you have already found under the classes section of the website the PE page and the link to the 'Hastings Half Marathon Challenge' - the first person to complete this has already emailed me to let me know! Good luck.

Mr Brown


27th March 2020

Morning to all the lovely children of Ninfield School.

It is very strange not having you in school and all the staff, including myself, are missing you. We do know that you are safer at home currently, but look forward to the day we can welcome you back. 

Your teachers are constantly updating the work on your class pages and I have now added a link to a weekly assembly for you.

Stay safe.

Mr Brown 


23rd March 2020

The school is now closed except for those children of Key Workers who have been allocated a place. For all other children you can find work to do with your child under the CLASSES tab at the top of the page.

We will update this Alert Page with any additional information  as it becomes available.

Thank you for your understanding at this very difficult time. 


Be aware of scam emails

We have been made aware by the Department of Education that some parents have received an email stating the following: ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’.

We can confirm that this is a scam email and is not official. We urge parents that if you receive any emails like this, please do not respond, and delete it immediately.


For further advice on the Coronovirus virus visit: NHS Advice