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 […]

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 […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Jan 11, 2016

Looking back, 2015 for Patcham Junior School was a year of unequivocal success. This time last year we were in an OFSTED category, judged as having “serious weaknesses” and anxiously waiting reinspection. This of course has been completely turned around and now the school’s efforts have been recognised in a ‘good’ judgement. More than this […]

Charity Football Match

Charity Football Match

Nov 7, 2015

Yesterday some of the year 6 boys took part in a memorial football match in memory of Jacob Schilt and Matt Grimstone, both of whom were tragically killed in the Shoreham Airshow crash. Jacob used to attend Patcham Junior School and Matt attended Balfour Primary. The event raised money for their memorial fund and also […]

Charity

Charity

Sep 29, 2015

At Patcham Junior School we have always put a great deal of importance in raising money for charity. We have raised an incredible amount of money over the past few years and benefited a wide range of charities, from small organisations working with small communities and individuals in Africa, through to the international charities who […]

A reading dog…

A reading dog…

Jun 28, 2015

Some exciting news for September – we will be working with the charity “Pets as Therapy” and welcoming weekly visits from Poppy the reading dog! Click here to read more about her current school … Her owner, Sarah Rickard, who lives in Patcham will be visiting next week with Poppy to run an assembly with […]

Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee

Jun 21, 2015

The inaugural spelling bee was a success and hopefully something we can build upon next year. Learning spellings is a complex process and quite personal for different children. The competitive element for some children was really motivating and anecdotally at least I know of a number of children who’s spelling has improved considerably as a […]

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 […]

Patcham v Westdene Friday 17th October 2014

Oct 20, 2014

Friday 17th October Today we played a football match against Westdene in our league. We set off in cars and eventually arrived at Westdene School. There was a medium sized pitch where we ended up playing a total of 40 minutes 20 minutes each way. The whistle blew and the game began… In the first […]

Football match report (by Jack – Yr 6)

Football match report (by Jack – Yr 6)

Oct 8, 2014

ESFA Large Schools’ U11 7-a-side football tournament On Wednesday 1st October we travelled to East Brighton Park in the minibus to play a tournament. Lead by Mr. Rodericks and Pete we were in group A with Balfour B, Queens Park and Brighton Prep. Our first game was Queens Park and we were all pumped up. […]

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