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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.