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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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World Book Day!

posted 21st Mar

After we were 'snowed off' for the original World Book Day. This week saw us work in collaboration with the Travelling Book Fair to raise awareness of the importance of the bedtime story. We invited parents along to share a book with their child, enjoy the book fair and a sneaky hot chocolate. There was a great turn out for the session, thank you to all who were able to come along. 

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Sporting Triumph!

posted 25th Jan

A selection of pupils in Year 5 and 6 attended the local athletics tournament hosted by Alde Valley Academy. The competition saw Saxmundham, Coldfair Green and Benhall also attend the competition.

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Working with Aldeburgh Music

posted 19th Jan

What an opportunity. Pupils in Year 5 were invited to work with the composer Errollyn Wallen and the team at Aldeburgh Music on the Friday Afternoon project. This saw the children work with Errollyn to exclusively perform the pieces which she has composed for the national music project which is run every year by Aldeburgh Music. Then Friday 19th January saw the class travel the short distance to Britten's home - The Redhouse and perform in front of a select audience. The children also got the opportunity to explore the local composers home before asking Errollyn their own questions. 

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Curriculum Day

posted 12th Jan

Thanks to all of the family members who attended this terms Curriculum Day. The event saw families given the opportunity to get hands on with the learning that happens in school alongside their children. From works of art in Year 2 inspired by Picasso to designing and building electronic games in Year 6. A great day had by all. 

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Academy Advocates

posted 11th Jan

Today saw the 24 Online Safety Advocates from across the Academy join together for their annual Advocate training session with Nathan Simmonds from e-Safer Suffolk. The group discussed their role and how to support the pupils in their schools to make the right decisions when working online. They also discussed the issues which are affecting their schools from social media to how to support parents who are under pressure to buy computer games which are inappropriate. Great to see Aldeburgh, Easton, Leiston and Wickham Market all working together.

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