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!
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!
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:
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