Parents and Carers Group Meetings
We've now finalised the dates for our final two meetings before the Summer holidays, these are both on Thursdays:
18th June and 9th July 2015.
On Thursday 18th June Tim from Families First will be visiting the school and would like to meet parents at 11.30am for an informal discussion until 12.15pm when we will break for lunch. We will then get together again at 1.30pm for our normal meeting when Bev Patnall from Involve will be joining us to talk about her work and activities.
Please contact Sam Bover if you would like to pop along on 01502 565439 and we can arrange lunches.
Finally before the Summer holidays we'll meet again on Thursday 9th July starting at 1.30pm. On this occasion it will be part of our transition process when we hope to have parents of our new pupils coming along to meet our existing parents and carers. Our existing parents will be able to offer support and advice from their own experiences and also discuss any transition concerns that new parents or carers may have.
Again please contact Sam Bover if you would like to pop along on 01502 565439
A big thank you to Sarah Johnson and Heidi Robinson from Essex and Suffolk Water who have kindly donated drawstring bags, pencils and sports water bottles for all the boys and girls at The Ashley School Academy Trust Residential provision. These will be very useful this summer term with our wide variety of planned activities.
We have some important dates for Parents and Carers of our Key Stage 2 pupils to note if you need to plan time away from work etc to attend.
We will be holding a Parents Assembly on Friday 3rd July 2015 at 1.15pm.
Key Stage 2 will also be putting on a Performance of the Wizard of Oz on Tuesday 14th July 2015 again with a 1.15pm start.
More details will be sent home nearer the event. Looks like our Key Stage 2 pupils are going to be very busy this term.
Key Stage 3 - Summer Performance
A quick note for your diaries for parents and carers of our Key Stage 3 pupils. Our Summer performance in the Drama Hall is currently pencilled in for Friday 10th July 2015 at 1.15pm if you need to plan time away from work etc to attend.
Keep an eye on this page or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ashley-School-Academy-Trust/201492629958562?fref=nf for further updates.
Reminder- Parents and Carers 'Get Together'.
It is great to see many parents and carers joining us, as and when they can. The group is very friendly, informal and everyone is welcome. It would be lovely to see more of you so why not give it a try? If you have already joined us why not encourage another parent or carer to join us too.
The Parents and Carers ‘Get Together’ meetings are continuing once a month on Thursday afternoons. 1:30-2:45pm. There’s one happening next week.
23rd April 2015 - John Jones from our Pupil and Family Support Team will be joining us for part of the get together to offer advice on how to keep our young people safe when using the Internet and mobile phones.
So why not pop in for a cuppa, a chat and hear more about internet safety.
Sam Bover - Pupil and Family Support Team, contact me on 01502 565439 for more information.
North Suffolk School Games Boccia Tournament
Thursday 26th February 2015
The Ashley School hosted the above tournament. 10 teams took part with players from The Ashley School, Warren School, Ormiston Denes, Pakefield High and Bungay High.
The Ashley School Sports Leaders were the officials for the tournament and refereed and scored the games. They were assisted by Ross Munroe from Lowestoft Boccia Club and Jean Dewsbury from Leiston Boccia Club.
The Ashley 2 team of Ashley Catchpole, Lewis Covill and Callam Mc Mullan won 3 games and drew 2 and ended in 7th position, whilst the Ashley 1 team of Jordan Jackson, Luke Wilcox, Ines Santos and Kieron kimble won all their first round games putting them into the final against Ormiston Denes. Ashley won the first game 1- 0 and Ormiston Denes won the 2nd game 2-0 making Ormiston Denes the overall winners 2-0, but an excellent runners up result for the Ashley 1 Team.
A big well done to all players and to the Sports Leaders who did themselves proud. The Sports leaders will now qualify for the Boccia England Bronze Young Officials Award.
Mrs J Milton, PE Co-ordinator
World Book Day Report 2015
World Book Day 2015 was celebrated on Thursday 26th February by the pupils of The Ashley School Academy Trust. It was a chance to read for pleasure, make and share books, take part in activities from the World Book Day website and watch a theatre production of “The Amazing Adventures of Robin Hood” by the Hobgoblin Theatre Company.
Staff from the school shared their favourite novels or non- fiction texts and there were posters across the school detailing why they liked their books and what reading meant to them.
There was a tremendous audience participation when the whole school watched the adventures of Robin Hood and his merry band of men; not forgetting Maid Marion, of course! The legend had been studied by the whole school and the children knew the characters and the story well. Pupils of all ages enjoyed the exciting action and terrific performances of the actors. One Year 8 boy stated, “I have been looking forward to World Book Day for ages and the play was awesome! The actors were really funny.”
Key stage 3 students had worked hard all term on making their own books to share with Key stage 2 pupils. It is a real school tradition now and some books from Year 9 children were created on iPads with videos and exciting interactive features. It was great to see the two key stages reading together for pleasure. A Year 4 pupil reported,” I liked meeting the older children. They were friendly and their stories were fun“. The book exchange is a project which has continued for many years. Older pupils remembered what it was like when they were in primary classes and were very kind and considerate to the younger children.
The whole school really enjoyed the World Book Day lunch cooked by Margaret and her team and loved reading for pleasure throughout the day. One Year 10 pupil commented, “I liked the special menus linked to favourite stories that I have read.”
The Ashley World Book Day was an excellent celebration of books and reading across the school. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed the exciting activities and responded very positively. Parents are supporting their children’s reading and continue to place orders with our Scholastic Book Club. Comments from parents in the Family Group were very favourable and they felt that their children had learned a lot from the experience.
The Ashley School World Book Day was organised by Mrs J. Redrup, our English Co-ordinator.