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)
95% of Year 1 met required standard for Phonics Screening - top 5% of the country!
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!
Monday 30th November Year 4/5 Swimming
Tuesday 1st December Years 3,4,5,6 trip to Liverpool Museum
Wednesday 2nd December pm Brass Y4/5 Band playing at Cottage Lane
Thursday 3rd December Cricket Coach in PE lessons
Thursday 3rd December 3.30 - 4.30pm Cricket Club (Y3/4/5)
Thursday 3rd December 4pm Parenting Course (Y5/6)
Friday 4th December NO FOOTBALL CLUB TODAY
Friday 11th December - Whole school trip to Southport Theatre
Thursday 17th December - Christmas Coffee Morning
Friday 18th December - Finish for Christmas Holidays
Tuesday 5th January - New Term begins
Monday 15th to Friday 19th February - Half Term
Friday 25th and Monday 28th March - Closed for Easter Weekend
Friday 8th April - Spring Term ends
Monday 25th April - New Term begins
Monday 30th May to Monday 6th June - Half Term
Tuesday 5th July - Sports Day (A)
Tuesday 19th July - Sports Day (B)
Friday 22nd July - Finish for Summer Holiday
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.
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 - October 2015
Dear Parents, Carers and Friends
Its half term already - where does the time go? There has been so much going on this half term… The Reception children have been on walks in the community, Year 6 have visited Ormskirk School and the Chapel Art Gallery, Years 1 and 2 have written and posted letters to Manchester Museum and the junior children have planted bulbs for the Edina Trust in our new allotment beds.
The Reception children (and some new starters in Year 1) met their Year 6 ‘buddies’ this week. The older children love this responsibility and it is often the start of a good, long friendship. The sets of children met on Wednesday afternoon when the Year 6 children gave their younger buddies a short letter about themselves and took them around school. Over the coming weeks their relationships will develop as the Reception children are gradually introduced to the infant playground and then the larger play area at the back of school. Their buddies will always be on hand at playtimes and lunchtimes when they are needed.
See inside for further news and the back page for upcoming events. Everyone has worked extremely hard over the past few weeks and I hope you all have a wonderful half term break.
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