Dragonfly and Flamingo class have been learning about Castles, knights and Dragons. They went on a trip to Lewes Castle. Everyone climbed the steps and the spiral staircase to turrets.
We saw a very long way and all across Lewes.
We all got to dress up in Knight’s armour and chainmail which was great fun!
Mothering Sunday saw the second West Worthing 5k & 10k run for the Thrive Federation. The run was a fantastic success with over 500 competitors and the rain held off to allow lots of supporters to come and cheer the runners on making a great atmosphere for everyone.
The schools would like to give a huge thank you to Tesco at West Durrington for supplying the water for all the runners. We would particularly like to thank Myra Jasper, Tesco’s Community Champion, for organising the water, contacting local councillors, Lionel Harman and Steve Wills, to come and volunteer by marshalling and
Big Lottery funding for ‘PLAY @ Palatine’ – refurbishing our soft play room!
THANK YOU so much to the National Lottery players and to the Big Lottery Fund for supporting Palatine’s soft play project. Our room has now been completely refurbished with exciting new soft play equipment including a noisy slide, vibrating and sound bumpers, a sparkling fibre optic tunnel, mini trampoline and all sorts building shapes!
The children are all having a fantastic time exploring their new space and it is a wonderful resource for our school.
On Friday the children dressed up for World Book Day. They enjoyed listening to interactive stories, writing about their favourite book, making asks and book marks!
Seahorses wrapped up warm and spent a short time outside exploring snow in the gardens.
We had an exciting visitor today – Dillion, a therapy dog, came to visit us in class.
Dillion, a therapy dog, made a return visit to Seahorse class today. He is so popular that he is going to visit us regularly each week.
As you may be aware the weather forecast for tomorrow currently indicates a significant chance of snowfall although the picture is ever changing and different services are providing conflicting reports of severity/likeliness of disruption. The forecast suggests that snow may start during the school day. Our aim will be to open if possible. I have liaised with transport to discuss their plans for such an event and as yet they have not taken the decision not to run. However, should we have to close early because of the snow, there would be no guarantee that transport would be able
One of Seahorse class working really hard in the pool today while having lots of fun!
Busy in the hydro pool today regaining weight bearing and stepping skills post-surgery.
High levels of concentration from one of our Seahorses today as he used the water to support his walking practise.
Brilliant Respiratory Training for the Seahorse Staff Team by Melanie Amos, Senior Paediatric Community respiratory physiotherapist.
West Worthing 5k & 10k
Sunday 11th March 2018 – 10:30am start
A great seafront run along Worthing seafront offering a choice of 10k or 5k distances, it is a fast and flat run on an out and back route on Sunday 11th March 2018.
The run is to raise money for four fantastic special schools in the Thrive Federation. Palatine Primary School and Oak Grove College in Worthing and Herons Dale Primary School in Shoreham cater for children with special educational needs, many of whom have associated sensory, motor and communication difficulties including Autistic Spectrum Conditions. Cornfield School in Littlehampton is for
Seahorse Class have been out exploring our school gardens as part of our topic this term ‘Round and Round the Garden’.
National Funding Formula – Headteachers’ response
As you are aware, we have been campaigning for improved funding for our schools for a sustained period of time.
In September 2017 the government announced its new National Funding Formula. The result of this is that most mainstream schools will see a very small increase in their budgets for the 2018/19 financial year. West Sussex Secondary and Primary schools will benefit from this increase, but it will not be enough to reverse the year on year decline in funding, and many WS schools will still have to make further cuts, albeit smaller than