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East Preston Junior School


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  • Monday 14 June 2021 The boy who grew dragons
  • Friday 11 June 2021 FA Schools Football Week
  • Tuesday 8 June 2021 Sky Song
  • Wednesday 26 May 2021 May newsletter EPJS May 2021 newsletter
  • Monday 24 May 2021 The beast and the Bethany
  • Monday 17 May 2021 Darwin's Dragons
  • Tuesday 27 April 2021 Watercress
  • Friday 16 April 2021 New admissions for 2021 If you have received an official email from West Sussex County Council offering you child at place at East Preston Junior School for September 2021, then welcome to the EPJS family!¬†
  • Wednesday 31 March 2021 March newsletter The¬†latest newsletter is now available to view online:
  • Monday 22 March 2021 The Girl in Wooden Armour
  • Friday 19 March 2021 Red Nose Day at EPJS It was fantastic to see a whole host of superhero costumes in school today, from the traditional comic strip characters to NHS workers and suffragettes! Well done everyone.
  • Tuesday 16 March 2021 Sam Wu is not afraid of ghosts
  • Friday 26 February 2021 Message for Home Learners Not a full assembly this week, but a short message from Mr Tidd, followed by some of this term's outtakes.
  • Thursday 11 February 2021 Assembly - 11 February Here is this week's assembly, featuring Headteacher's Awards, Accelerated Reader awards, peacock art, and the cup song!
  • Thursday 4 February 2021 Online assembly 4 February Here is this week's assembly, with some old photographs of the school, this week's Headteacher's Awards, and a trophy to celebrate!
  • Thursday 28 January 2021 Online assembly 28 January Mr Tidd's assembly this week includes headteacher's awards, art work from last week, and some exciting news about a new Google classroom page
  • Wednesday 20 January 2021 Armistice Runner Lily has lots of worries. She's struggling to compete in her fell-running races and, worse, she's losing her gran to Alzheimer's. But then she discovers her great-great-grandfather's diaries from the First World War. Could his incredible story of bravery help her reconnect with her gran and even give her the inspiration she needs to push through and win?
  • Friday 15 January 2021 Online Assembly Mr Tidd's assembly is now online. This week takes a look at the school log for the last 50 years, and asks children to think about keeping their own record of current events.
  • Tuesday 5 January 2021 Accessing home learning Please see a short video from Mr Tidd, explaining how to access the daily remote learning which will start from Wednesday 6th January
  • Saturday 2 January 2021 School Games Award 2019-2020
  • Friday 18 December 2020 12 Days of Christmas To wish everyone connected with the school a merry Christmas, the children of EPJS have come together (while remaining safely apart!) to sing 12 Days of Christmas
  • Thursday 17 December 2020 Year 3 Christmas Carols Normally, we'd have joined Father Andrew at St Mary's Church for our Year 3 Christmas Carol service. Sadly, this year, that wasn't to be. Nevertheless, the Year 3 children have still prepared some songs for everyone to enjoy, and Father Andrew was kind enough to share a few words remotely - so enjoy:
  • Wednesday 16 December 2020 Christmas Raffle Thank you for all your donations for our Christmas raffle, and for buying tickets with great enthusiasm. We made around £1000 from the raffle thanks to your generosity. You can see the results of the draw below:
  • Monday 14 December 2020 Christmas with the Savages Based on real events and people, this story of a small girl's Christmas holiday in a large Edwardian country house is effortlessly funny. At Tamerlane Hall, Evelyn finds a horde of children: the gentle Glens, the plaintive Howliboos, and above all, the uninhibited Savages. They are controlled - or not - by a host of parents, supernumerary Uncles and Aunts, Nannies and nurserymaids. Evelyn survives the Christmas festivities - just - returning home none too soon! Seen through the eyes of a prim little eight-year-old, this is an amusing and touching account of a childhood a hundred years ago.
  • Monday 7 December 2020 The last of the spirits Sam and Lizzie are freezing and hungry on the streets of Victorian London. When Sam asks a wealthy man for some coins, he is rudely turned away. Months of struggle suddenly find their focus, and Sam resolves to kill the man. Huddling in a graveyard for warmth, Sam and Lizzie are horrified to see the earth around one of the tombs begin to shift, shortly followed by the wraithlike figure of a ghostly man. He warns Sam about the future which awaits such a bitter heart, and so begins Sam's journey led by terrifying spirits through the past, present and future, after which Sam must decide whether to take the man, Scrooge's, life or not. A perfectly layered, tense and supremely satisfying twist on one of Dickens' most popular books, cleverly reinvented to entice a younger readership.
  • Tuesday 1 December 2020 EPJS Christmas Tree
  • Tuesday 1 December 2020 Y6 Bikeability
  • Monday 30 November 2020 The Nowhere Emporium Winner of the Blue Peter Best Story Award 2016 and the Scottish Children's Book Award 2016, and the North East Book Award 2015. When the mysterious Nowhere Emporium arrives in Glasgow, orphan Daniel Holmes stumbles upon it quite by accident. Before long, the 'shop from nowhere' -- and its owner, Mr Silver -- draw Daniel into a breathtaking world of magic and enchantment. Recruited as Mr Silver's apprentice, Daniel learns the secrets of the Emporium's vast labyrinth of passageways and rooms -- rooms that contain wonders beyond anything Daniel has ever imagined. But when Mr Silver disappears, and a shadow from the past threatens everything, the Emporium and all its wonders begin to crumble. Can Daniel save his home, and his new friends, before the Nowhere Emporium is destroyed forever? Ross MacKenzie unleashes a riot of imagination, colour and fantasy in this astonishing adventure, perfect for fans of Philip Pullman, Cornelia Funke and Neil Gaiman.
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