Leopard class have been having a lovely week! We have been finding out about life under the sea and looking at different fish. We dissected fish and looked at what was inside a fish, it was very smelly but the children were very engaged and interested!
We all went swimming and the children are growing in confidence. Blossom went on her back and Elly had a go at swimming with a float!
Protection of vulnerable children is one of Sussex Police top priorities and they would like to make parents aware of this highly emotive subject area.
There is available via the Sussex Police website links to partner agencies working in Sussex as well as short guides on what to be aware of.
Lemur class have been learning about Odd and Even numbers. Brandon found odd and even numbers by sharing out the number in 2’s. If it had one left over it was odd. If it shared and none were left it was even.
This week Rihanna has learnt to eat using her fork. Well done Rihanna!
Leopards had a lovely day at the Sea Life Centre. They have been learning about different animals under the sea.
We got to see piranhas, clown fish, rays, turtles and many more exciting underwater creatures. The class said that their favourite animal they saw was the shark! Riccardo thought he was a bit scary!
All the children were beautifully behaved and a real credit to Palatine School!
This week in Seahorse class we have been looking a the part of the Creation story where God makes the trees and plants. We all went for a walk to the florists and to the Co-op to look at, smell, touch and explore, but most importantly buy some flowers. We then used the flowers to make prints onto paper using paint. We also used the salad spinner to put paint in and spin it to make flower patterns. The children loved the sound of the salad spinner. We also had messy sensory with the same theme we had Jelly as grass, frozen mint leaves so Mashrafi and Aaron could use their symbols to say whether it was hot or cold and the other children could feel the difference in temperature. We had hot Weetabix for mud and chocolate spread for mud and soil. The children loved it especially the Weetabix going ‘Splat’ onto the table!
Parrot class had a visit from the Dental Hygienist. All of the children enjoyed exploring the large teeth and practising brushing with their very own new toothbrushes.
The Chanctonbury Community Playscheme is a 4 week full of fun playscheme run every year in the summer holidays for young people 5 to 19 years old who have a Statement of Educational Needs. Through structured play, activities and trips the scheme provides a high quality, stimulating and creative environment. Activities are matched to the children’s needs and range from wheelchair boat trips to dance workshops and from themed weeks to visits to the funfair. All application forms go out the 1st week of February, places go quick so if you would like a space please contact Hannah to put you on our mailing list ready.
Please contact Hannah Mackrell CCPS Organiser on 07455 131462
Congratulations to Nicky Hawkins who has successfully gained a ‘Open Awards Level 3 Forest Schools Practitioner Award’.
Forest Schools takes place during the school day and Nicky would be grateful for any volunteers who would like to participate in Forest school sessions. Please contact the school office if you would like further details.
A working party day in the garden is going to be held on Sunday 28th February 10-4 if any parents or volunteers can give any time at all. It is not just for gardening but also some art work will be made. We call this a Spring tidy. Coffee and cake provided!
Triple P stands for Positive Parenting Program.
Triple P Group Stepping Stones is a behaviour management program designed for parents with children who have moderate Learning Difficulties and is delivered within a group setting.
The course aims to enhance parents abilities to be self sufficient in managing their children’s behaviour and also to promote their children’s development and independence.
The course runs over a 9 week period. 5 group sessions on, assessment and positive parenting, promoting children’s development, teaching new skills and behaviours, managing misbehaviour and parenting routines and planning ahead.
Sessions 6, 7 and 8 are telephone calls to discuss progress and reassure parents on the new skills they have learnt and are practicing within their family homes.
Session 9 brings the program to a close and hopefully sends you off feeling more confident in your decision making during tricky times and also that you have the information to go on managing your child’s behaviour consistently.
You will be given a ‘Parent’ work book and also have small homework tasks to complete after each session.
If you would like more information or to see if your child would respond well to the Triple P approach please contact Lucy Bishop through the school office.
The first group will be starting after the Easter holidays.
Lucy will be attending the ‘Parents Coffee Morning’ the first week in February to try and answer any questions and explain in slightly more detail what this course involves.