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Vote for us in the Aviva Community Fund

6th November 2017

We have applied for funding with Aviva Community Fund for refurbishing our Soft Play Room.  You can help us win the bid by registering on the Aviva Community Fund website (details above).  Once you have registered you are able to vote 10 times.  Please share the details with family and friends to give us a winning chance.

Cornfield School Students created resources for Palatine

20th October 2017

This week students from Cornfield School have been working to create sensory resources for us.  They had a board meeting with members of our school council who briefed them on what resources we needed.  Thank you to the students and staff at Cornfield School.

Bumblebee Class visit Mewsbrook Park

20th October 2017

Bumblebees have been working on developing their skills in keeping safe whilst exploring the local environment. They have visited Highdown Gardens and Mewsbrook park.

Boccia Tournament

20th October 2017

Some of our pupils in Key Stage 2 attended a Boccia Tournament with  several other local schools. They all tried really hard and played amazingly well. Well done to all of them for representing Palatine School.


Connor Saunders Foundation donate a defibrilator to the school

20th October 2017

The school are extremely grateful to receive a defibrillator from the Connor Saunders Foundation.  Mrs Saunders, Connors’s mum,  presented the defibrilator to the staff and children in Seahorse Class.  Below is a letter from Mrs Saunders and more information about ‘The Connor Saunders Foundation.’

“I am delighted that Palatine Primary School have been presented with a Defibrillator thanks to my son Connor’s foundation.  It was an honour to spend time in your school to help make it heart safe and we would like to thank you all; staff, governors and children  for making us feel so welcome. Special thanks to all staff that helped in making this possible for your school. We hope you never have to use it but should you need to in an emergency it is there to help save a life. Love and Blessings .

Mrs Saunders.  Connor’s extremely proud Mum x”

The Connor Saunders Foundation

On April 14th 2012 our son Connor Saunders’ life was taken after he was assaulted in Rottingdean Brighton. He was just 19 years of age.  Connor loved life and life loved Connor, he made our world a better place.

We as Connor’s Family have set up a charity to keep his memory and legacy alive! The Connor Saunders Foundation (Registered Charity No. 1148677) supports three wonderful causes that are close to Connor’s heart:

      Supplying football clubs and schools locally with Defibrillators and the required training;

Providing professional football coaching in schools for children with disabilities and learning


Raising Awareness for Organ Donation     

Connor made the selfless decision at the tender age of 16 to become an Organ Donor and because of that he saved 5 lives and helped enhance the life of a 10 month old baby too. Connor was a wonderful kind gentle person who was loved by everyone – he was one of a kind – the best kind.

Please check out Connor’s website wwwconnors5.com for more info, upcoming fundraising events and how you can help to support his foundation.

We are so unbelievably proud that your school is now heart safe thanks to our Connor’s foundation.

Kind regards The Saunders Family, 5 is Alive


Seahorse Class play Boccia

2nd October 2017

“A Sports Coach from Oak Grove College set up Boccia for Seahorse Class this morning in the hall.  One of our Seahorses was particularly fabulous and demonstrated an awareness of the presence of an adult during the game.”

Dragonflies have been learning all about food

2nd October 2017

This term Dragonflies will be learning all about food. They will be leaning about how food it grown, following and creating recipes and food from different parts of the world. 

Here are some pictures of Dragonfly Class from the primary picnic, immersing themselves in themselves in the stories that will shape their learning this term.

Here is a pupil moving tangerines between baskets from the story Handa’s Surprise.

Here a pupil is making marks in toothpaste with his toothbrush from the story ‘Ketchup on your cornflakes.’

Here a pupil is making a cup of tea from the story ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea.’

We look forward to lots more exciting experiences this term.

Giraffe Class – Dig, Dig, Dig

21st September 2017

We have had a very exciting time in Giraffes as we have started out new topic – Dig, Dig, Dig. We discovered mystery eggs left in the garden outside and then came back on a Monday morning to find our classroom trashed and an egg missing! Later we found footprints and CCTV footage that bseemed to suggest that dinosaurs might be responsible for the damage! To top it all we were visited by a Tyrranosaurus Rex and her baby the same week which caused much excitement. Since then we have been finding out more about dinosaurs through a variety of sources including non-fiction books and using the contents and index pages. We plan to make some moving dinosaurs in the next few weeks to protect our remaining eggs.

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