Intergalactic Artwork “Out of this World”
We were delighted in September to be offered an intergalactic artwork “Out of this World” which had been created by professional street artists, Graffiti Life.
The artwork was offered to the school by global paint brand, Valspar.
Measuring over 4 metres wide we have installed the space mural within our Key Stage 4 corridor so that it can be enjoyed many times a day by our pupils and we hope that this will inspire them to get creative with colour in their art and design work.
The artwork was featured, with some of our Year 4 pupils, in the Eastern Daily Press, Lowestoft Journal and Waveney Advertiser earlier in October.
PE and Sports Newsletter (Summer 2016)
Its a bit late being published but we had some fantastic and fun times in the PE department over towards the end of the summer term, as you will see from the pictures in the newsletter.
We visited far and wide from The London Aquatic Centre to down on Lowestoft Beach and played a range of different sports with, and agaisnt, other local schools.
Free interactive science event for families being held in Lowestoft during half term
Cambridge Science Centre is an award-winning science and discovery centre, which works with children, young people, schools, families and communities to give them hands-on adventures in science.
Through the COSMOS Roadshow the team will be bringing over 20 hands-on exhibits to:
Orbis Energy Centre, Wilde Street, Lowestoft NR32 1XH.
The pop up will be open Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 October 2016 11am - 5pm.
Free to the public, the event will include favourites such as a 2.5-metre-high wind tunnel, along with some epic bridge building.
Parents and Carers Get Together
Just to remind you that the next Parents and Carers Get Together is tomorrow Thursday 13th October 2016 at 1.00pm here at the school.
If you have not been before, then what’s stopping you dropping in for a cuppa and a chat? We are a friendly, informal group and everyone is welcome. We have Mr Wright, our Deputy Headteacher (Teaching and Learning) joining us to talk about the opportunities available to our young people in KS4 with regard to awards and qualifications. He will also be able to answer any questions you may have about assessment and measuring progress of young people throughout the whole school.
If you can’t make this date, please save Monday 14th November as we will be meeting again and this time talking about internet safely and anti- bullying awareness.
If you want to discuss anything about the meeting please contact Sam Bover (Pupil & Family Support Team) here at the school on 01502 565439.
Dictionaries for Life (2016)
Last week our Year 6 pupils all received a Dictionary for Life from Lowestoft Rotary Club.
Philip Hayes from Lowestoft Rotary Club presented the dictionaries to class 6L, along with Ms S Garrett (Headteacher), Mrs J Redrup (Lead Teacher, English), Mr C Lambert (Class teacher) and Miss P Russ (Learning Support Assistant). Pictured below are pupils with their dictionaries along with Ms Garrett, Ms Russ, Mr Lambert and Mr Hayes.
Mrs Redrup said “Year 6 pupils were very excited to receive a free dictionary from the Lowestoft Rotary Club in September 2016. Competing to find new words in the attractive dictionaries, which have lots of pictures to guide them, they were looking forward to taking them home. The Ashley School Academy Trust enjoys linking up with various local organisations to further improve pupil progress.”
Parents & Carers Get Togethers
Our next meeting is due to be held on 26th September at 1.15pm here at the school.
As it is the start of term we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the group, answering any questions and catching up with you all again.
The dates for future meetings and the proposed topics and speakers can be found by clicking here
Swimming Penathlon Challenge
Our team of 8 swimmers had a great, but long, day out at the Olympic Pool, Stratford, London on Tuesday coming a close second to Priory School after a 10 team Swimming Penathlon Challenge with schools coming together from the South East of England. Congratulations to all who took part and represented the school
A full report of the day and event can be found by clicking the link: Penathlon 05072016
Industrial Action - Tuesday 5th July 2016
You may be aware from the local and national press in the last few days of a likelihood that the National Union of Teachers are taking industrial action (strike) on Tuesday 5th July 2016 over pay and workloads. Unfortunately, this means that teaching staff employed in the school will take industrial action for the day and will not be available in school to teach / supervise or support the pupils.
Under health and safety guidelines, we have no option but to CLOSE the school on Tuesday 5th July 2016. All pupils will return home on Monday 4th July 2016 and the school will re-open again on Wednesday 6th July.