Nursery and After School Club: OUTSTANDING in all areas: Jan 2016
Outdoor Education in Key Stage 2 - Summer 2017|
Our Key Stage 2 children are enjoying a series of Outdoor Education lessons this summer, with the help of coaches from West Lancs Sports Partnership. Years 5 and 6 have taken part in problem solving and team building activities and are currently developing their map-reading skills during their Orienteering sessions in class. Children from Years 3 and 4 have been invited to an after school club too - where they are learning similar skills in small groups. We have been very lucky with the weather and the children have really enjoyed this enrichment of our curriculum!
Balance Bikes - May 2017|
Our Reception and Year 1 children have enjoyed a Balance Bike course over the past half term. Each Friday Mr Taylor, from West Lancs Sports Partnership, has led groups of up to eight children in balancing activities throughout the day. The children have learned how to put on their own helmets and to balance a special bicycle (without pedals) in readiness for independent bike riding. They have played games and negotiatied obstacles on the school playground. The children have been perfectly behaved and have made excellent progress over the course. As you can see from the photographs - they had a good time too!
World Book Day - March 2017|
The whole school, from Nursery through to Year 6, took part in our annual World Book Day on Friday 3rd March. Everyone came dressed as their favourite book character and we all enjoyed book-related activities which went on through the day. Take a look at some of the photographs below..
Penwortham Music Festival 2017|
Our Brass Band, from Years 5 and 6 entered the ensemble section at the Penwortham Music Festival and played two of their favourite pieces. Mr Alistair Burrows, their music teacher, and Miss Nicola Tinnion, our Year 5 teacher, have been working with the children over the past few months and they were all very excited to enter this competition! They also entered the non-compeitive choir section too! Thank you to all parents and friends who travelled up to Penwortham to support the children. They played and sang very well and we were extremely proud of them. Each child took home a certificate and the group shared their £20 prize money, with a party celebration in class. Well done everyone!
Roald Dahl Day - September 2016|
It is 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl and so we took the opportunity to celebrate this by dressing up as characters from some of his books. As usual, the children put a great amount of thought and effort into their costumes and the whole school enjoyed a celebration assembly with a difference – we had a parade of Roald Dahl characters from each class. All the adults joined in the fun too…we became Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas!
The rest of the day was spent doing fun activities related to Roald Dahl’s books and we all had a party lunch together with James and the Giant Pizza and Mr Fox’s Fish Fingers, followed by Oompa Loompa Biscuits and George’s Marvellous Medicine Milkshake. See Special Events 2016 for more photographs
Afternoon Tea - July 2016|
Help for Heroes - Well done Charlie!
Well done to Charlie and Year 6 for organising an Afternoon Tea Party! They baked cakes and made a selection of sandwiches, which they served to their guests. Altogether, over £230 was raised for Help for Heroes.
Sports Day 2016|
We had a fantastic Sports Day on Tuesday 5th July.
Look at our Special Events page for more photographs!
Our on-site Nursery and Before/After School Club were visited by OFSTED in January. We are very pleased to share the good news that they were rated OUTSTANDING in every area!
Please see the link on the left hand side to view the full report.
Letter from the School's Minister - November 2015|
Mayor's Civic Service - October 2015|
Ten of our children were invited to take part in the Mayor's Civic Service, which took place at Ormskirk Parish Church on Sunday 4th October. They sang and danced to the Reed Collective's My Lighthouse and joined the other schools dancing to Pharrell Williams 'Happy'.
VERY WELL DONE to Bella, Becky, Charlie, Bethan and Kacey from Year 6, Grace, Niamh, Pamela and Abbie from Year 5 and Rihanna from Year 3.
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!
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:
Thank you to The Friends of Asmall for funding the cost of the theatre group in school.
OUTSTANDING OFSTED REPORT (July 2013)
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