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Poetry success second year running

posted 16th Oct

Congratulations to Ricky in Year 4 who was selected as one of the winners of the Suffolk Young Poets competition. This marks the second year of success for our school and we are very proud of all of the entrants to the competition. Ricky's poem was a powerful ode to the sea and the secrets it holds based on his work last year on 'The Green Ship' by Quentin Blake.

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World Mental Health Day

posted 11th Oct

Wednesday 10th October saw the school mark World Mental Health Day by encouraging members of the school community to wear something yellow for the day and inviting our resident Yoga Teacher in to lead active mindfulness with all of the children across the school. Our pupil's mental health is high on our agenda this year as we look at ways to develop resilient and mindful young people. It was great to even see parents wearing items of yellow as they dropped their children off at school. Thank you for your support. 

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Leiston Primary School does the Bake Off!

posted 28th Sep

Friday 28th September saw the School take part in MacMillan's Biggest Coffee Morning, well Afternoon Tea in our case. Families were asked to bake together to provide donations for the Afternoon Tea with a prize of family baking equipment and a cookbook for the best cupcakes. There was also a large amount of competitiveness amongst the staff as the vied for 'Star Baker' and the classes going against each other to win a masterclass with our very own Mrs Edwards of Tonia's Cakes. 

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We are recruiting!

posted 21st Sep

The School is currently recruiting new members of the Governing Body. This is an exciting opportunity to support the school on it's journey. Our most recent Ofsted (December 2017) rated us as 'Good' can you help us move forward? We are looking for a Parent Governor and two Community Governors. Information regarding being a Parent Governor will be published alongside the newsletter on Monday 24th September and can be found below, information relating to applications to be a Community Governor can be found through the 'About Us' tab under 'Governance' .

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Going down the rabbit hole!

posted 17th Sep

To kick start the learning this term we welcomed parents from all classes to join us on Monday 17th September for an opportunity to experience the curriculum that we have to offer at Leiston Primary School. The day saw weather reports, finding out about Polar Bears and sparkly playdough to mention just a few! The activities linked to our work on reading and our use of the Power of Reading development programme from the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education. 

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Academy Archery

posted 8th Jun

Friday 8th June saw children from across the Academy compete in an inter-Academy tournament. Well done to all who took part and enjoyed the morning.

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We're going to the zoo!

posted 7th Jun

Thursday saw the children in Year 2 enjoy a beautiful day for a trip to Colchester Zoo. They got the chance to explore the habitats of different animals from around the world. They took particular interest in the giraffes as they are currently using Zeraffa Giraffa as their Power of Reading book. On their return one child even commented 'giraffes are his favourite animal'. This first hand experience has inspired great writing in class.

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Pupil Parliament

posted 5th Jun

Every month all of the children from Reception to Year 1 get together in mixed groups to discuss issues which affect the school and themselves. This week we discussed the school improvement focuses which we have had this year and what the children feel should happen next. They raised some very valid and interesting points such as;

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Jungle Fever

posted 27th Mar

Imogen, Dominic, Eva, Gemma and Janae were so moved and inspired by the sad story of the White Rhino during their topic Jungle Fever that they decided to try and do something to help other endangered species. They have developed a campaign which they will be sharing with the whole school for donations to the WWF. This is a wonderful attitude to have and we are incredibly moved by their determination. It's great to see our pupils inspired by their learning and confident enough to make a difference for the future. Well done!

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Communities coming together.

posted 22nd Mar

Today some of the Year 1 children visited Aldringham Court to share their work and discuss their learning. They represented the school with pride and were impeccably behaved. We hope to replicate this again.

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