Challenge Partners Review for MJS

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We have recently been reviewed by a group called Challenge Partners, of which we are part. Please see further information at https://www.challengepartners.org/ The report makes great reading! Maidenbower Junior QA Review Report – final Challenge Partners is a practitioner-led national network of schools that improves school performance through peer-to-peer challenge and knowledge sharing. Each school in… Read more »

Art work

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Year 5, thoughtfully created a variety of Christmas themed artwork, last week. The children looked at the skills they needed for each option and the materials available, before deciding which ones to create. They were careful and enthusiastic during their work and considered their audience. The children are very proud of their achievements, and rightly… Read more »

Three Bridges Mural

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The children of Maidenbower Junior School were thrilled to take part in the recent art installation at three bridges station. They enthusiastically researched and sketched their design ideas based around the theme of transport, creating some beautifully innovative scenes. We looked at the previous work of Lionel Stanhope, visited the station to get a feel… Read more »

Annual Awards

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We have many proud moments in our school year. One of our proudest is The “Anne Newson” Award Assembly. This Award is dedicated to the memory of a former Governor who, at an early age, passed away due to illness, some years ago. We honour her bravery, her resilience and her positivity by giving this yearly award to one child… Read more »

MJS receives an Autism Awareness Award

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The school has recently achieved the Autism Awareness Award which demonstrates that provision for pupils with Autism meets national standards intended to support equality of access for ASC children. The Award sets the school apart from other providers, giving recognition of the fact that inclusive approaches are fully embedded throughout the year groups. We attended… Read more »

MJS Artwork

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Artwork in MJS has taken on an Easter theme at the request of our most recent commission, Treasure Chest Softplay in Crawley!   The children were given a choice from different stimulus and were able to use a variety of materials and methods to bring the template to life. The artists were asked to think… Read more »

Metro Bus Artwork

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The children have transferred their creative skills to Christmas this term and have designed and created some beautiful works of art. The children thought carefully about what passengers would like to see on their travels and developed new skills as they produced these inspiring pieces. You will find these on a variety of Fastway 100, Fastway… Read more »

Fund Raising

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Some of our Year 5 girls have been very busy making and selling Pom Poms to pupils, in order to raise funds for Breast cancer, we love their initiative and talents, and they sold all their pom poms (to staff as well!), well done girls for raising £40 in total, an amazing amount.    

Forest Schools

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In November 2017 we planted trees and a hedgerow at the end of the North field and have created an outside learning environment/forest schools area. Last month a group of workers from Gatwick Greenspace, part of Sussex Wildlife Trust came and helped us to maintain our trees and create a fire circle and pathways. We… Read more »