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Well done to our Year 3’s for putting together an amazing display of all their learning for the Roman era, work was displayed via art, writing, electronic presentations and quizzes and was enjoyed by all the other year groups, our new Year 2 children who will be joining us in September, and all parents, grandparents and carers. We thought you may enjoy a small selection of photo’s of the showcase.

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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 the award ceremony that included some excellent speakers on the autistic spectrum. Joe Jones, a professional photographer gave a particularly though-provoking speech about his difficult journey through the education system. Daniel Wakeford professional singer/songwriter, musician and of ‘The Undatables fame’ performed his inspirational music and was interviewed by his father in relation to his successes and how his diagnosis of autism has not held him back in any way. Quite the opposite! We are extremely proud to have been a part of the process in gaining the Autism Aware Award and having met the standards to achieve the award.

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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 about their audience and to recognise 3D art compared to 2D.
The children were very proud of the work that they produced and we are grateful to staff at Treasure Chest for giving us the opportunity to share the artists’ talents.

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We have been celebrating World Book day at Maidenbower Junior and are enjoying the vast array of costumes and dressing up, and the wonderful imagination of our children and parents, we have Harry Potters, Wally’s, Disney, animals, PT Barnum’s,  Boys in dresses, Tom Gates, and so many many more, here is a few of the many photos we have taken and are able to share with you.

Thank you to all parents, carers and grandparents for supporting and providing outfits for today.


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It is with great sadness that as a school, we are having to share the news of the death of our colleague and our  friend. 
Ursula Woods sadly passed away on the afternoon of  Friday 22nd February leaving her four children.
We think of her affectionately and for all she contributed to the children, to the school and to the Friends committee in which she played such an active part right up to the end manning the tombola stall at the Christmas Fair! She also supported the Coco’s Foundation too.
With thanks for all you have done for us, Ursula. 
With love from us all at Maidenbower Junior School.

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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 20 and Fastway 10 buses. 
As we did before, we have set the children a challenge!
Spot a piece of art – take a selfie – send it in.

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Participants Hub is a webpage offering advice and information as well as discount offers aimed at supporting families to continue cycling together. The Bikeability Trust has developed this initial page and will be continuing to add new information, guidance and offers on a regular basis.

Please click here to see more information and discounts in collaboration with Halfords

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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.



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Will you join us and help keep children safe online?

West Sussex County Council and Crawley Borough Council have joined forces with O2, the NSPCC and children’s charity Barnardo’s in a mission to help children and their families stay safe.

We will be hosting a FREE online safety workshop for parents called Stay Safe at The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School, Buckswood Drive, Gossops Green, Crawley (Sat Nav: Rh11 8JE) at 6pm on Thursday 17th January 2019.  We would like parents, carers and guardians, grandparents and others to join us for this informative event delivered by trained NSPCC staff.

The 2 hour workshop is a great opportunity to gain skills and knowledge to try and understand the internet and technology as children see it. The workshop will cover topics such as: online games and cyber bullying, through to setting up privacy settings and controls as well as ways to help you have the right conversations with your children about online safety. The training is aimed at 7 – 12 year olds; however parents of younger children may also find it useful.

You will also hear from Barnardo’s and local Community Safety experts about some of the warning signs of exploitation and radicalisation.

As this is an early evening session aimed at adults, children are unable to attend.  Please ensure you have appropriate childcare arranged as ill be no one on site to look after your child.

If you would like to attend this FREE workshop please email us at

Many thanks,

Claire Clilverd

Community Safety & Wellbeing Team

West Sussex County Council

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