Update - 30th April

We have all been enjoying the lovely weather this week! All sorts or weird and wonderful papier mache structures have appeared in the Year 5 classrooms (see photo!) and Foundation children have started planning and planting their herb garden. Year 1 and Year 2 had a visit from Monty the Monkey who was very shy, so we are hoping he will come back and speak to them next week.

Our Y6 pupil chaplains led this week's liturgy in the absence of Fr Ross and performed a very thought-provoking drama about Jesus the Good Shepherd. They were so good I'm not sure we even need Fr Ross any more!


Following successful interviews, we welcome Mrs Naomi Affleck as a Teaching Assistant. I am sure she will soon feel part of our St Patrick’s family.

Social Distancing Reminder

It's so easy to forget with things seeming like normal, but please do try to keep your distance when waiting to collect children at the end of the day. This is particularly difficult in the Year 4 waiting area, so I would encourage parents waiting to move right over towards the play trail so there is plenty of room to space out - please try not to congregate too close to the passageway and the gate.

Playground Update

We are starting to get quite excited now about the playground refurbishment which is taking place in the summer holidays! Our architect, Liam Watford, has appointed the Year 6 children to prepare proposals and costings and present them to the rest of the school community and they have been busy all week measuring, drawing and researching and trying to follow the design brief. More to follow on how you can give your views.

Message from Mrs Davis

If you are a parent of a child with a disability or additional needs, you may qualify for a Max Card Plus by registering with the Buzz Network - you may qualify for access to specialist play schemes and discounted prices at a selection of restaurants and venues across the city, including:

  • Go Ape! Itchen Valley Country Park

  • Partyman World of Play

  • Longdown Dairy Farm

  • New Forest Wildlife Park

  • Sea City Museum

For more information please go to