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Peter Gladwin Primary School

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New Reception Starters 2020-21

 Updated 19.05.20 Please look on the Health and Wellbeing section of this site to find helpful resources to explain the current situation to your children and to help manage everyone's anxiety. Other useful resources too.

Daily Challenge Area


As well as the home learning on you class page,  every day you can find additional challenges by clicking on the brain, the yoga class (for physical challenges) and the 'Tiger' for Sussex Virtual School Games. 

A very special message from all the staff to the children and families at Peter Gladwin....

Well-being and Learning at Peter Gladwin

At Peter Gladwin, we are celebrating the children's learning at home and ways to keep ourselves happy and "in the green".

Thank you all for the wonderful photos that you are sending in and for the ideas and suggestions offered. Each week we will share new ones here and place previous photographs in the galleries below.


 Keep happy, keep healthy, stay safe.

It is great to see the children so engaged in their new summer term topics. A Year 3 child has made her own African musical instrument, inspired by a Google doodle, and a Year 5 pupil has drawn a beautiful lighthouse to go with their Beaches and Boats topic.



Marble run is such a great game, you can create really complicated runs and it is enjoyed by people of all ages. A year 3 child has decided to make their own; genius idea!


This child from Year 5 has not forgotten the tremendous work that the NHS staff and other keyworkers continue to do with her gorgeous painted rocks and a fabulous rainbow combined with a science experiment - I wonder how she managed to get the colours to spread over the paper?


VE Day celebration photos are still coming in and it  is wonderful to see how our families chose to celebrate this day. I know there were quite a few 'front garden street parties' which looked like a fabulous way to commemorate the day with neighbours.



Baking has probably been one of the most popular activities over the last eight weeks and, now the sun is shining and we are allowed sit and enjoy parks and open spaces, I imagine that this will continue as we go out for a picnic.



People have certainly noticed more birds and wildlife during 'lockdown'.  The bees are incredibly busy at the moment helping to pollinate flowers and plants that we in turn need for food; it is great that some of you are  leaving a sugary drink out for them. 



People are still enjoying their daily walks and cycles and the good news is that we can now exercise more often outdoors. How wonderful to be able to get this close to a donkey! There is something very special about receiving a letter or card through the post, I know lots of grandparents really appreciate them, as they can't see you as often as they would like to at the moment. We must also say a HUGE thank you to all the postal workers that have been delivering our mail throughout the country during this period. 


Years 5 & 6 are looking at the book Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Look at this amazing learning that has been developed from it: The Great Wave of Kanagawa by Hokusai; raft building (and evaluating by testing how much weight it can hold); poetry writing and island drawing using information from the book. 




Look at this fabulous biography about Charles Darwin presented on the outline of a monkey. Does anyone know why this Year 6 pupil decided to present it in this way?



Some very impressive wolf art and African sunsets from our Key Stage 2 children. Don't forget to look at other children's pictures in the 'Africa and Wolf Gallery' below.



We are always so impressed with the range of activities that you have all been engaged in at home; such fabulous learning from you all.


Do keep sending your photographs in; we love to see what you have been doing and to celebrate and share all your amazing learning.

     Thank you     


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Listen to this beautiful piece of music: Jupiter from The Planets, by Holst.

Great cycling skills!

VE Day Celebrations Gallery

'Africa & Wolf' Gallery

Years 3, 4 and 6 had been set an art activity for their home learning and we have had an incredible response from some very, very talented artists.

'Spreading Hope' Gallery

Look at our wonderful rainbows that have been proudly displayed in windows around Portslade and our 'Forest of Hope'

Easter ‘Together As One Trail’ Gallery

 Portslade looked amazing over the Easter period with these fabulous wreaths and garlands decorating doorways and gardens. It was a fabulous community event as many other Portslade schools and families joined us in spreading hope and happiness. 

Stay Healthy Gallery

Look at all the ways we have found to stay fit and healthy.

Amazing Learning Gallery

School may be closed at the moment, but that does not mean that the pupils of Peter Gladwin School stop learning. Just have a look at all the amazing things that they have been doing at home during the last weeks. Click on these pictures for some fabulous presentations.


Baking Gallery

Baking has proved to be a very popular pastime whilst you have been at home. Look at all these delicious treats that have been made. 

Family Gallery

Only being allowed to spend time with people in your own home has meant that we have started to spend much more time together. It is wonderful to see you participating in activities together; it looks like a lot of fun is being had.

Art and Music Gallery

What a creative bunch the families of Peter Gladwin School are - we love seeing your creative talents! Please click on the piano to listen to a wonderful piano recital from one of our Year 3 children.


Extra message from Al Start: 

"I am running two weekly free live music and singing sessions on Facebook, Tuesdays at 1.30pm and Thursdays at 10am:

Children can watch live and interact, I’ll give shout-outs and take requests"

You can see Al online at Go Kid Music. There are plenty of resources you can access without membership but if you choose to join now and enter discount code PGS2020 you and your children can access all areas on the site for just £3.96/month. 

Coronavirus Information

The following two documents offer some tips and advice on how to help you deal with the current situation and keep yourselves and your families feeling safer.

 Advice from Flourishing Families Clinic - How to talk to children about COVID-19 

Safety Net Newsletter - special COVID-19 edition 

This document helps to explain the Coronavirus to children. A great resource to reassure children who may be feeling a little anxious about things at the moment.

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An exciting journey starts here....

Creativity, nurture and excellence are at the heart of everything we do at Peter Gladwin.  Children are encouraged through growth mindset, 'to be the best they can be'.  The children are praised for their efforts and never giving up.  We support the children in challenging themselves and taking risks through their academic learning and extra-curricular activities.  We are all life-long learners, and have a love of learning.  Our small, one form entry community school never stands still.


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Peter Gladwin school is a member of the Sussex Coast Teaching School Alliance (SCTSA). 

Sussex Coast TSA will take a lead role in helping schools across the city and beyond to develop and improve, in particular working with schools to develop leadership, train new teachers and drive up standards. 

For more information please visit the TSA website: