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7th July 15

OUTSTANDING IN ALL AREAS - Ofsted Report 2013 (see link on left)

OUTSTANDING Teaching - Ofsted July 2013

OUTSTANDING IN ALL AREAS - Ofsted July 2013 (see link on left)

  • Open Morning Friday 10th July from 9.30am
  • We are officially a Children's University (see article below)

Thank you to everyone who came to support our Summer Fayre on Saturday 20th June. The weather was fairly damp, but spirits were high...take a look at the photographs of some of the stalls / events!

Welcome to Asmall Primary School's website.

My name is Mrs Speak and I am the Headteacher.

Please scroll down to find out what is happening this week and to see extracts from our latest newsletter.

 If you would like an appointment to see me or to view the school, please contact the school office on 01695 576654

Mrs Michelle Speak


Monday 6th July (morning) Reception Forest School

Tuesday 7th July Sports Day (weather dependent)

Wednesday 8th July 10am Toddlers in School Hall - all welcome

Wednesday 8th July 1.30pm New Reception Intake Visit

Wednesday 8th July Move Up Afternoon - all children to visit new classes

Wednesday 8th July 1pm Brass Lesson (Years 5/6)

Thursday 9th July Sports Coach in School all day - Dance session with each class

Thursday 9th July 3.15 - 4.30pm Dance Club (Reception)

Friday 10th July 9.30 -11am Open Morning



Monday 13th July (pm) Move up Afternoon - all children visit their new teachers for the morning

Tuesday 14th July 2.15 pm Reception Assembly - parents invited

Tuesday 14th July 6pm Full Governors Meeting

Wednesday 15th July 1.30pm New Reception Intake

Friday 17th July 10am Nursery Graduation

Tuesday 21st July Sports Day (B)

Wednesday 22nd July Leavers' trip

Thursday 23rd July 2pm Leavers' Assembly

Friday 24th July INSET Day


The Children are The Teachers for the Day

Our children took part in an election with a difference on Thursday - they voted for their favourite lesson taught by teams of pupil teachers.  Children in Years 4, 5 and 6 worked in teams to plan exciting lessons for the younger children.  They visited their classrooms earlier in the week to present their case for their proposed lessons, then the children in each class voted for their favourite team and lesson.  On Friday morning, the winning children from each class became 'teachers'.  We were all AMAZED by the standard of the lessons they taught.  Very well done to:

Joey and Jordan from Year 6 - who orgnaised a minibeast hunt for Year 3!

Rebecca and Kacey from Year 5 - who taught a superb maths lesson about Time to Year 2!

Niamh, Ray and Tina from Year 4 - Year 1 loved their Art lesson!

 Years 5 and 6 - Football League Champions!

12 matches played - 10 wins and 2 draws.  

No goals scored against the team in any match...

Excellent attitude and team work too - Well done!

Photo Gallery

From our latest newsletter - May 2015

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends

With only a few weeks to go before the Summer break, school is as busy as ever! June, in particular, has had lots going on… At the beginning of this half term, we had a visit from a magician! The Friends organised a party evening, just for our Nursery and Reception children and their parents. Extremely well attended, this was an ideal time for parents to get to know each other and for the children to play after school. They all loved the magician and his magic tricks! This was the first event which we have had specifically for our youngest children and, after all the positive feedback, I’m sure won’t be the last! Our eldest children in Upper Key Stage 2, were lucky enough to go on their residential trip to Hothersall Lodge. A fantastic experience for all involved - see inside for photographs of their trip! Our new Reception children have begun their visits to school and have amazed us all with their confidence, as they have joined in with the play both indoors and out. Miss Shaw and Mrs Daniels, who will be our Reception teachers in September when they return from maternity leave, have been in school to meet their new class each Wednesday afternoon. Whilst most of our new Reception class are moving up from our Nursery, we also have some children who are new to Asmall … they have settled very well and made some new friends already! Our Sports Day is planned to take place on Tuesday 7th July at 1.15pm, with a ‘back-up’ of Tuesday 21st July if needed. Please do your best to come along— the children love to see you there. 

With best wishes,

Michelle Speak, Headteacher  

Say No To Bullying - Years 3 and 4

On Tuesday 16th October, Years 3 and 4 took part in some anti-bullying workshops in school. Through role play and drama they learned about different forms of bullying, why it is important to tell and how to respond in various situations. They ended the day with a super performance to the rest of school. It was good to see so many parents in school supporting their children today. Thank you to The Friends for funding the day!

Year 3 Cake Sale


Cake Bake Sale Success!


On Thursday 7th November, Year 3 had a cake sale in class, with all money going towards our new sports pitch.  On Wednesday, they worked hard mixing and baking cakes and biscuits and then on Thursday they changed their classroom into a Bakers' Shop, with the Year 3 children manning the stalls.  Altogether, the sale raised just under £100 - WOW!

Well done, and thank you, Year 3!

2015 Safer Internet Day


Safer Internet Drama in Key Stage 2

Children in Key Stage 2 spent the day with Konflux Theatre Group, using role play and drama to learn about the dangers of not using the internet safely.  This tied in with our whole school focus of understanding the importance of protecting personal information and using the internet with supervision.  Parents, along with the rest of the school, enjoyed watching the children perform at the end of the day.  They had clearly learned so much, whilst having lots of fun too!

Some of the key messages for children and parents are:

  • Keep your personal information private and don't share it with anyone you are unsure of
  • Report anything you think might be suspicious or upsetting
  • Think before you click – links may contain hidden dangers
  • Think about comments before you post
  • Don’t meet people who you have only met online
  • If you wouldn’t say it in person…Don’t say it online

Thank you to The Friends of Asmall for funding the cost of the theatre group in school.

Do you know who our School Governors are?

We  have  a  fantastic team of governors who work together with staff to improve standards  at  Asmall.   We  hold  one  full  governors meeting each term, which  all  governors  attend. In  addition,  each  governor  chooses a sub-committee to join, and they meet once a term too  -  to discuss things such   as  premises,   finances,   staffing,   the  curriculum,  standards,  health  and  safety,  the nursery and  after school club.  


Mr J Riley (Chair), Mrs M Speak, Mrs K Daniels, Miss L Shaw,
Mrs A Barben, Mrs C Hunter, Mr G Pownall, Mrs G Wright, Mr A Yates, Cllr G Oliver, Cllr K Wright, Mrs K Kelly, Mrs N Kewley



What an end to the term!  We had a telephone call during Sports Day afternoon to tell us that Ofsted would be carrying out our school inspection the following day.  Our children and staff were fantastic and showed the inspector what a super school we have.  We were graded Outstanding for all areas - Achievement, Teaching, Leadership and Behaviour & Safety, with our Overall Effectiveness graded Outstanding too!  The inspector commented many times on the positive comments by lots of parents - thank you everyone for your continued support for Asmall.

We celebrated in style - ice-creams for all on a very hot day!



 Working happily together to ensure opportunity
and achievement