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Octopus Class have been learning about Noah’s Ark

16th January 2017

In Octopus Class we’ve been learning about Noah’s Ark this week. We’ve explored lots of different wild animals, and have all taken part in our exciting sensory story! In our Design and Technology lessons we have been making pairs of animals using collage materials and glue! We hope we can get them all onto the Ark before the rains come down!



13th December 2016

Leopard class took part in a Paraplay day which was hosted by the Chichester University students.

The children all engaged with the activities and particularly enjoyed playing wheelchair basketball

The children also enjoyed playing racket games and throwing and catching games with all the staff and students at Chichester University.

The children took part in at least one activity but most engaged in the whole day which was great.

Here are some of the other sports they played;

Football, basketball, hockey, racket games and running games.




‘Wheelpower Inspire’

13th December 2016

Last week we had two fab PE trips out last week.  Gracie from Rainbow fish & Octopus class all visited the ‘Wheelpower Inspire’ event at the  Triangle in Burgess Hill.

All the pupils were fantastic and tried a range of sports in a new environment with other pupils. Bradley & Adnan played tennis, Conan tried his hand at cricket, Martin loved the dancing,    Sydney honed his catching & throwing skills and showed excellent concentration at golf.

They finished off the day with a session in the soft play and came back to school tired and happy.



Kidszania London

13th December 2016

On the 8th December, some pupils from the Junior Hub visited Kidszania, in London,  which is a 75,000 sq. child-size city where children are able to explore industry and jobs in real life.

They were able to explore a range of jobs such as being a pilot, a firefighter, doctor, a radio DJ, shop assistant and many more. Each role-play allowed them to experience essential life skills    including financial literacy, team work and independence.  As you can see from the selection of photos below, everyone had a fantastic time putting out fires, policing the streets, carrying out surgery and the best part was that they were paid a salary at the end of each role-play which they were then able to spend in the shops.









Worthing 5K & 10K Fun Run 12th March 2017 at 10.30 am

13th December 2016

This is a fast and flat 10k & 5k along the seafront in Worthing on an out and back route.

The event is to raise money for The COP Federation of Special Schools in West Sussex which is made up of Palatine Primary School, Oak Grove College and Cornfield School.  Some of the projects the schools are looking to fund are; sensory equipment for an Immersive Room, a Multi-Use Games Area, Laptops, Forest School outdoor learning areas and music therapy.

The event will be using the very latest electronic chip/transponder timing and is fully licensed and certified with all results being submitted to runbritain rankings and the Power of 10.  There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female,1st male and female VET40, 50 and 60 and a team prize (three to score) as well as medals for all that finish.

We will also have refreshments and children’s races on the green in front of Marine Crescent where the run will start and finish.

Please help us in making this event a success by spreading the word, encourage runners to take part or sponsor a runner and come along to cheer them

For entries please visit  http://www.sportingeventsuk.com/enterevent/worthing-10/





Donation from a former parent

18th November 2016

Palatine Primary School received a cheque for £330 from Lianne Ritchie who is a parent of a fomer pupil. Lianne raised the money by taking part in the 10K Mud Monster Run that took place on the 8th October 2016. Palatine Primary is a special school which caters for pupils with moderate, severe and profound learning difficulties and the school is fundraising to install a Multi-Use Games Area for our junior children and also for the local community to use. Many of Lianne’s friends and family donated to the Crowd Funding page that she set up and the school is very grateful for the donation.





If you would like to help Palatine Primary in their fundraising then please contact Jacqueline McGregor, Business Manager, email: businessmanager@palatineschool.org

Harvest Festival

20th October 2016

Harvest festival was a happy colourful time for all the pupils in the unique hub. We sang along to our favourite traditional harvest songs, such as “Big Red Combine Harvester” whilst we explored a variety of red sensory objects.

Pumpkin and apple rolling followed which was great fun for all and we quietened down the mood to the gentle song “Autumn Leaves” as we watched and handled the beautiful coloured leaves from our grounds.

A big thank you to all the families who came to share harvest with us and all the donations of food which have gone to the Worthing Homeless Project.


Look at what Dragonflies have been up to this term

20th October 2016














Emily and Taya talked through their cup and string telephone

Ellie helped to make a picture for Harvest Festival

Everyone made a shadow puppet

Josh explored measuring

Ben made the porridge for his magic porridge pot

Nathan enjoyed reading

Sayeem acted out the song – 5 little speckled frogs

Harvey made a shape robot

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