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Seahorse News

30th April 2018

Amazing activity in the hydro pool today!  Here is one of our Seahorses working through her movement programme which have been written by our physiotherapist.

Castles, Knights & Dragons

22nd March 2018

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!

Thrive Federation’s West Worthing 5k & 10k, 11th March 2018

20th March 2018

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 inviting Bob Smytherman our local town crier and Sean McDonald, Worthing and local councillor, to come and support the event and hand out medals.  On top of all this she also ran the 10k!

Another huge thank you to Ridge Crest Cleaning Limited for their generous sponsorship of the registration marquee and donation buckets.

Thank you also to all the school staff and governors who gave up their free time on Mother’s Day to don their running shoes, marshal, hand out water, collect donations, bake and sell cakes, all without whom the event would not have been a success.


Big Lottery funding for ‘PLAY @ Palatine’ – refurbishing our soft play room!

20th March 2018

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.

World Book Day

12th March 2018

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!

Seahorse News

12th March 2018

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.

Snow Update 28/2/18

28th February 2018

Dear Parent/Carer,

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 to pick your child up safely during the day. I ask that you therefore make contingency plans for tomorrow (and Friday as the weather conditions remain) to ensure you can get your son / daughter safely home should transport not run. Please only send them to school (providing we are open) if you are sure you can collect and you feel it is safe for them to attend given their particular needs.

I will continue to monitor the forecast. We will use text, the website, local radio stations and West Sussex webpages to alert you should we need to close. I will make this decision as soon as I can in the morning on the basis of the evidence available to me. Further decisions will be taken through the day if we are open and the situation changes. Please do ensure you are contactable through the school day.

Thank you for your support in these difficult conditions.

Yours sincerely

Catriona Goldsmith




Look at whats been happening in Seahorse Class

19th February 2018

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

26th January 2018

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 boys with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.  All the schools do incredible work with the children but, as always, budgets are tight.  Fundraising allows the schools to address the unique needs of all the pupils at the schools and enhance their learning experience to make it as fun, dynamic and creative as possible.

Some of the projects the schools are looking to fund are; wheelchair accessible play equipment, a Forest School shelter, playground trim trail and surfacing, sensory equipment for calming room and refurbishment of a Food Technology room.

After the success of last year’s run we are back for a second year and are hoping again for a great turnout.  The event is managed by Sporting Events UK and will be chip timed, officially measured and is licenced by Run Britain and UK Athletics, all finishers will get a bespoke medal plus there will be category and team prizes.

To book a place visit: http://www.sportingeventsuk.com/enterevent/worthing-10/

Runners can also help to raise more money for the schools through sponsorship, paper sponsorship forms can be downloaded from the above website or follow this link to create a just giving fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising-page/creation/?cid=189402&eid=4045393&utm_source=website_cid189402_eid4045393&utm_medium=eventlinking&utm_campaign=eventlinkingurl  (The Friends of Palatine School are the collecting charity but the funds raised will be split equally between the 4 schools in the Thrive Federation).

Facilities at venue:

Toilets facilities. Free car parking nearby on residential streets. Refreshments available.

10k Entry fee:
Advanced entries: £16 affiliated club members, £18 unaffiliated
On-the-day (subject to space): £20

5k Entry fee:
Advanced entries: £12 affiliated club members, £14 unaffiliated
On-the-day (subject to space): £15

ADVANCED ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 9TH MARCH 2018. PLEASE NOTE ON-THE-DAY ENTRIES CLOSE AT 9:15AM TO ALLOW THE RACE TO START ON TIME. Arrivals after this time may not be eligible to race. Thank you for your understanding. On-the-day entries are subject to space.

Under UK Athletics rules the minimum age for the 10km race is 15 years on the day and the minimum age for the 5k is 13 years on the day.



‘Round and Round the Garden’

26th January 2018

Seahorse Class have been out exploring our school gardens as part of our topic this term ‘Round and Round the Garden’.

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