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!
Sunday 4th October Mayor's Civic Service (Y5/6 dancers to meet at 1.45pm)
Monday 5th October Year 6 Swimming
Thursday 8th October Gymnastics Coach in PE lessons
Thursday 8th October 3.30 - 4.30pm Gymnastics Club
Friday 9th October 3.15pm Football Club
Tuesday 13th October - Individual and Family school photographs
Friday 16th October - Y6 trip to Chapel Art Gallery
Tuesday 20th October HARVEST Gifts
Tuesday 20th October 1.30 -3pm Open Afternoon
Tuesday 20th October 5.30 -7pm Open Evening
Monday 26th October to Friday 30th October - Half Term
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
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 - September 2015
Dear Parents, Carers and Friends
Welcome to all our new children and families who have joined Asmall this September. We have had lots of excited four year olds who have enjoyed their first days in our reception class—we have all noticed their confidence and enthusiasm and have been impressed by their behaviour too.
Welcome too, to the eleven children who have joined other classes across school. You have all settled in very well—thank you to everyone who has helped make them so welcome.
Our creative curriculum has begun with lots of enrichment activities and some classes are going out and about already - Years 1 and 2 are visiting Manchester Museum on Monday 21st September and Years 3 and 4 spent the day learning about recycling at Global Renewables on Tuesday this week.
The whole school is planning a Princess and Superhero day, with a themed party lunch on Thursday 1st October. If you don't usually have a school lunch and would like to join in (its pizza and burger) please see Miss Nicholson in our school office.
Please see inside for further news and information about the coming term. The back page contains major diary dates for the year - you will find these in more detail on the front page of our website which is updated weekly.
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