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)
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!
Summer Holidays begin on Friday 24th July
Thursday 3rd September INSET Day
Friday 4th September INSET Day
Return to School Monday 7th September 2015
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!
From our latest newsletter - July 2015
Dear Parents, Carers and Friends
We are at the start of the last week of term - where has the time gone to this year?
July has been such a busy month already, with class assemblies and end of term events happening almost daily! It was good to see so many parents and families supporting our Reception children as they hosted their first assembly and afternoon tea. They proudly told us about their learning in their different topics during the year and tissues were on hand during the photograph slideshow at the end. The children presented their parents with their own Learning Journeys, which document their individual progress in words and pictures over the year.
Last Friday our Year 1 children amazed us all with their confidence, as they performed their class assembly to parents . . . We had children dressed as Big Ben, Tower Bridge, characters from 1666 and space-themed costumes too. The children were word-perfect and sang their favourite songs from the year so beautifully - well done Year 1!
We had a special assembly on Wednesday afternoon for our SCITT Associate Teachers and their families. Children from Reception and Years 4/5/6 did short performances and we presented the female teachers with flowers and Mr Bagshaw was presented with a ‘signed’ (by Y5) Liverpool football. All of our SCITT ATs have teaching jobs in September. Congratulations to Miss Hains, Miss McEvoy, Miss Plunkett and Mr Bagshaw. As Miss Shaw will get married in the holidays, she was also presented with flowers, gift and card in the assembly.
Thank you to everyone for your support over the past twelve months. We return to school on Monday 7th September. I wish you a happy summer holiday and look forward to working together in the Autumn Term.
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:
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, Mrs L Stockton,
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