Congratulations and welcome to all of our new children and families who will be joining us in September. We can't wait to meet you.

School Council

Team Bartons School Council
Our elected School Council are a really vital part of Team Bartons. There are 12 elected representatives from Years 1 - 6. In September we hold class elections to choose our new representatives for this year. These children have the important job of representing the children in their school. 
In the past, the school council have been involved in important decisions for their school such as choosing the playground markings and the new pirate ship climbing frame. They also help to plan fundraising events as well as promoting recycling projects.   Each year the School Council get involved in a special project. In the last few years they have created a time capsule which has been buried on the Bersted Park Estate, improved the library by choosing books at Worthing Library and helped plant a tree in memory of Queen Elizabeth II.  
They have some great ideas and are keen to make Team Bartons 'the best'!
Congratulations to our newly elected School Council members. The new council will meet regularly with Mrs A Powell to discuss school events and issues.  
The School Council for 2023-24 are:
Beech Class: Erin and Louie
Chestnut Class: Bonnie and Leyton
Hazel Class: Tess and Dylan
Ash Class: Charlotte and Reggie
Lime Class: Imogen and Victor
Cedar Class: Sienna and Jake
New Project - Outdoor Reading Spaces March 2024
This term we have been researching options for creating outdoor reading spaces to use in lessons as well as during our break-times.  We thought about where we could sit, shelter and how to store the books so they can be accessible.  We put together our ideas with some costs and presented them to Mrs Powell.   She enjoyed hearing our presentation and really liked our ideas.   In the summer term we hope to take our ideas further.  Watch this space!
Comic Relief March 2024 - Tell us a joke competition
Lots of children chose to enter the joke competition. Congratulations to our comedians who told the funniest jokes. Here are the winners from each class: 
Elm Class: Lukas
Beech Class: Arlo
Chestnut: Leyton
Hazel: Ellia 
Ash: Reggie
Lime: Kai
Cedar: Archie H
World Book Day - March 2024
We all enjoyed coming to school in our pyjamas - it was a comfy day!  We shared our favourite books from home with our friends in our own and other classes.  Mrs A Powell took this photo and we appeared in the Bognor Regis Observer. 
West Sussex Library Service Bus - February 2024
When the book bus visited us at Bartons we returned a selection of books from the library to the bus and chose new books from their collection.  We all enjoyed seeing the mini library inside the bus and selecting new books from their collection.  Thank you West Sussex Library Service! 

Children in Need 2023

This year the School Council chose to run a ‘Pudsey Raffle.’ There were 3 prizes containing a lunch box, water bottle, wrist band, badge, pen and plenty of chocolate. The winners were: 

1st prize: Kian 

2nd prize: Archie

3rd prize: Michael

Well done! 

Books 2 Africa - October 2023
We have sorted all of the old reading scheme books that we no longer use. We packaged them up to send to Africa so other children can use them to learn to read.   

The Queen's Commemorative Tree - October 2022

In memory of Queen Elizabeth II we have planted a magnolia tree in the ‘Bartons Beach Outside Oasis.’  The magnolia is a variety called Elizabeth.  The Queen requested that the flowers laid in honour of her life should be collected and composted.  We collected the flowers left at Holy Cross Church and they will feed the new tree. Our local councillor Keir Greenway came along for the official planting ceremony. He presented us with a Bee Hotel.  We can’t wait to see our tree flower in the spring.

 The Berkeley Homes Time Capsule Project - December 2021

Team Bartons were invited to work with Berkeley Homes to commemorate the completion of the Bersted Park housing estate where our school is located.  The Time Capsule contents include information and items which represent life in 2021. It has been buried on the estate in the Italian Gardens near to the sundial. We attended the ceremony to place it in the ground.  Some of us even got to use the shovel and throw the dirt in on top of the capsule. Berkeley Homes created a press release and we were mentioned in the Bognor Observer newspaper.  The Time Capsule will be buried for 25 years – we wonder if any members of Team Bartons will be there when it is dug up?