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)
Monday 23rd February Years 5 and 6 Swimming
Tuesday 24th February Chinese New Year Day (Nursery and Infants)
Tuesday 24th February 3.15 - 4.30 Young Einsteins Science Club
Wednesday 25th February10am Toddlers in School Hall - all welcome
Wednesday 25th February 1pm Brass Lesson (Years 5/6)
Wednesday 25th February 3.15 - 4.15pm Movers and Shakers Club (Reception, Y1 and Y2)
Wednesday 25th February 3.15pm Maths Club (Y6)
Thursday 26th February Sports Coach in School all day - hockey session with each class
Thursday 26th February 3.30 - 4.30pm Tag Rugby Club (Y4,5,6)
Friday 27th February 3.15 - 4.15pm Football Club (Y5&6)
Tuesday 3rd March Young Voices (Years 3-6)
Thursday 5th March World Book Day (Please come to school dressed as your favourite book character - and bring your favourite book too!)
Tuesday 10th March 8.45 - 9.30 am School Nurse Drop In - please pop in - no need to make an appointment
Tuesday 10th March Y1 and 2 Trip to Knowsley Safari Park
Tuesday 10th March 3.15pm Friends Meeting
Friday 13th March - Red Nose Day (Non-uniform)
Monday 16th March African Drumming Workshop (Y1-6) during the day. Parents invited to watch performance at 2.45pm
Tuesday 17th March Years 1 and 2 Visit to Edge Hill - Planetarium
Tuesday 17th March 6pm Full Governors Meeting
Friday 20th March 9am Parents In School (Maths) - please come along to join your child for this morning's maths lesson (Years 2 - 6)
Tuesday 24th March 9.45am Year 1 Assembly
Wednesday 25th March Parents' Evening
Thursday 26th March Parents' Evening
Friday 27th March 10am Easter Coffee Morning
EASTER HOLIDAYS 28TH MARCH - 12TH APRIL
Monday 13th April School Opens for the Summer Term
HALF TERM 23RD MAY - 2ND JUNE
Thursday 16th April ART Day - Visiting Artist in School, working with each class
Wednesday 3rd June School opens after half term
Monday 8th - Wednesday 10th June Years 5 and 6 Hothersall Lodge residential trip
Tuesday 7th July Sports Day (A)
Friday 10th July 9.30 -11am Open Morning
Friday 17th July Nursery Graduation
Tuesday 21st July Sports Day (B)
Wednesday 22nd July Leavers' trip
Thursday 23rd July 2pm Leavers' Assembly
Friday 24th July INSET Day
From this month's newsletter
Dear Parents and Friends
January has been a very busy month at Asmall. With all classes beginning their topics and preparations for Young Voices well under way. We welcome two new Associate Teachers, who have joined us for the Spring Term. Miss Claire McEvoy is working with our Reception children whilst Miss Rachel Plunkett has joined the Year 2 team. They have already begun an After School Club for our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children - they all enjoyed the new ‘Movers and Shakers’ club this week.
Our School Council has had lots of hard work to do too. They were proud to be involved in our Deputy Head Recruitment, even devising questions in preparation for holding their own interviews with each candidate. I am pleased to share the good news that Mr David Palmen, has been appointed by the Governors as the new Deputy Headteacher at Asmall. Mr Palmen is our Year 6 teacher and is currently our Senior Teacher in school. He is looking forward to taking on his new responsibilities. I am sure you will all join me in congratulating Mr Palmen and wishing him well in his new role.
On Friday at 2.45pm our Year 2 children will be doing their assembly. Parents are invited to come along to support their children. Please come in through the main entrance - doors open just after 2.30pm. Some of our children have asked if they could have a non-uniform day to support Cancer Research on Wednesday 4th February. Bethan (Y5), Holly (Y5) and Faye (Y6) have sent a separate letter regarding this.
Please see the reverse of this newsletter for important dates in the coming months. These along with weekly activities are available on our website and are regularly updated.
With best wishes,
Michelle Speak, Headteacher
HOLA, HAVE YOU TRIED BABELZONE?
The children are really enjoying their Spanish lessons in school, particularly so since we bought a new ICT program called Babelzone. You can log in to the website from home, either by clicking the link from the school website or via www.lcfclubs.com/babelzone.
For user names and passwords please ask at the school office!
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!
Safer Internet Day 2014|
Children in Years 4 and 5 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, Miss L Shaw,
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