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From Jelly to the Victorians!

posted 18th Sep

Monday 18th September saw our new curriculum launch at Leiston Primary School. Our curriculum is tailored to the needs of our pupils and today saw the chance for our parents to come along and get involved. Each class shared different activities including discovering the hidden secrets of Suffolk to the horrors of Victorian Medicine in Year 6 and it's link to local doctor Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.

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'Thriving' start to the new year!

posted 14th Sep

Returning to school can be a shock to the system for pupils and adults so over the course of the first two weeks we have been using our school's Thrive program to focus on our skills of teamwork, perseverance, self-confidence, discussion and Growth Mindset. From having breakfast together to stuffing duvets all of these activities have involved staff and pupils as we adapt to our new classes. Our aim is to ensure a positive and focused learning environment.

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School enjoys the Tour of Britain

posted 8th Sep

As The Tour of Britain sped towards Leiston the children in school couldn't wait to see world class sportsmen first hand. On the afternoon of Friday 8th of September the whole school walked the short distance to the main route through Leiston to watch the cyclists. We were pleased to welcome many parents along to join us and luckily for us the rain stayed away!

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Team Superschool Visit 16th May 2017

posted 16th May

The children have enjoyed an inspiring visit from Olympic Athlete Andy Turner.  We were live on Radio Suffolk.  Please see the link below, we are around 1hr 52 mins in.

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Skillforce work with Year 5

posted 25th Apr

Tuesday 25th April saw Year 5 enjoy their first session with the team from Skillforce. Skillforce work with education partners across the UK to help children and young people aged 5-19 to develop self-confidence, resilience and character. Their instructors are predominantly ex-Services personnel who now serve their communities by delivering motivational mentoring and inspiring education programmes. Year 5 will be working with the team every Tuesday throughout the term and will culminate in their overnight camping trip! 

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Importance of Local Farming

posted 21st Apr

This week saw our Reception and Year 1 start their new topic with a bang as they headed to our local museum, The Long Shop. By visiting the museum at the beginning of the topic the children were enthused for the learning that is to come!

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Snape Celebration of Music 2017

posted 10th Mar

Once again Avocet Academy was proud to support the Snape Celebration of School Music on Thursday 9th March. This year Leiston represented the Academy with great pride and professionalism. Year 5 played a selection of pieces on their brass instruments ranging from the theme from Rocky to 'We Will Rock You' by Queen. Mrs Jinks, Mrs Fisher, Mrs Rolph and Mrs Geater were incredibly proud of the children's attitude and focus throughout the day. Class 1 certainly represented the school amazingly well, well done!

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