Start of a new year

Start of a new year

Sep 12, 2016

Its strange – when the children come back I do almost wish them a “Happy New Year!” The misalignment of the calendar and academic years is always a bit confusing. Mix in the April to April nature of the financial year and you have a wonderfully convoluted and inefficient system that seems to typify us […]

Future Gazers

Future Gazers

Apr 29, 2016

What will Brighton look like in 50 years? What are your dreams for the future? If you were in charge, what would you do? Year 4 pupils from Patcham use their visionary powers to predict what Brighton will look like in the year 2066. To celebrate Brighton Festival’s fiftieth year, ONCA has teamed up with […]

Let it snow…

Jan 18, 2016

Great excitement in my house this morning as we all woke up to see a blanket of snow covering the roads and gardens of Patcham. My end of the road is slightly higher than the school, so we always get it slightly worse than ‘down in the valley’. Infact the few houses where I live […]

Art and Culture

Art and Culture

Nov 30, 2015

This week I attended a “development day” to further improve the Arts and Cultural education in the school. Artsmark has been something that has provided a framework to quality assure provision in schools and Patcham Juniors has a proud reputation for excellence in this area, being one of the few schools to have held the […]

Children’s Parade 2015
Sunday 3rd May

Sunday 3rd May

May 4, 2015

so I thought I’d use new technology this week by using my phone to write my blog. i am using voice recognition software which possibly could revolutionize writing 4children. obviously there are a few issues to sort out. such as the use of capital letters to start each sentence… {I have edited the rest using my […]

Saturday 31st January

Saturday 31st January

Jan 31, 2015

Pupil voice is really important. Most school leaders will say this, but one aspect that Patcham Junior School has always been very strong on is ensuring that the pupils are at the center of decision making in the school. The school is for the children who go there and they are the most important stakeholders. […]

Brazilian Flag Project

Brazilian Flag Project

Jun 20, 2014

All pupils and staff took part in making a huge Brazilian flag this week. Click below to watch the video:  

Sunday 4th May

Sunday 4th May

May 4, 2014

Yesterday was the annual Children’s Parade, which marks the start of the Brighton Festival. Unlike last year, the weather was glorious, albeit chilly in the shadow. Mrs Webb and Mrs Taylor did a fantastic job of preparing for our entry: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We had orange faced Oompa Loompas and a scattering of […]

Pat ‘Chums’

Pat ‘Chums’

Nov 20, 2013

Patchums was a project to celebrate friendship in our local community. The final stage took place on Tuesday 19th November, during anti-bullying week, when representatives of the local schools (Carden Primary, Westdene Primary, Patcham Infants, Patcham High and ourselves) built a cardboard ‘friendship’ town, using models made by children from each school. Patcham High School […]

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