Early Years had a
lovely time at pick your own. We picked lots of yummy strawberries and enjoyed
an ice lolly. We enjoyed the tractor rides and even managed to pose for a
Flamingos class really enjoyed the trip to Washbrooks Farm. We went on a bumpy tractor ride, fed the animals and loved playing in the park. Thank you to Happy Days Charity for funding the trip!
We took a team of footballers to Manor Green to train with Crawley FC football coaches and compete with other schools. It was a fun event and all of the children learnt some great new skills, as well as working well as a team and making new friends.
The Thrive Federation Charity 5 and 10km run took place on Sunday March 10th on Worthing seafront.
A huge thank you to the hundreds of budding runners who battled against the wind and rain to raise funds for all the children at Palatine and the other schools within the Thrive Federation.
Thank you too, to Myra Jasper, Tesco Community Champion from Tesco West Durrington store who donated the water for the runners and also took part in the run and to all the volunteers and everyone who donated cakes and supported the runners on the day
We were also grateful to the Mayor
The children had a fantastic day coming to school dressed up as their favourite book characters.
Rainbow fish had lots of fun at the Sea Life Centre, we really enjoyed watching the fish go over our heads when walking through the tunnel and getting chance to feel a real life star fish and a crab. The weather was beautiful so after our exploring we went to the outside area and had lots of fun in the sand pit, playing with the stones and watching the boats on the sea.
Dear Parent / Carer
Update – School Funding Issues
I wanted to contact you to provide an update on current issues relating to school funding.
Sadly, I have to confirm that despite intense lobbying of the Government and Department for Education, matters remain extremely challenging. In short, schools are still not being provided with adequate funding and resource to deliver the level of provision and support that is expected and that our families and children deserve.
- Since 2010 school budgets have been reduced in real terms by 8% and by 20% at post-16
- Class sizes are rising and
On Thursday 29th November and Tuesday 4th December Junior Hub children went to visit the Science Museum in London as part of their topic ' To infinity and Beyond!'. They all had a wonderful day looking at the amazing space artefacts there. They watched a 4D movie where they got to experience what is was like to land and drive about on the moon and took part in a session exploring life on the International Space Station, including finding out about floating poo! All children were wonderfully behaved and had a great day!
Dragonfly class went to the Paraplay day. This is a sports event run by the students at Chichester university. All of the children had the opportunity to try a range of new sports and take part in fun games with other schools.
They had a great day and really enjoyed taking part in everything!
Giraffe class listened to 'The Planets' by Gustav Holst and then responded with fluorescent and glittery paint. Children worked collaboratively by adding to each other's paintings and the results are amazing.