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Parent Views

posted 17th Nov

Thank you to all of those parents who took the time to complete a parent view questionnaire at the Parents Evenings last week. Have a look on our 'Have your say' page under parent information tab on the homepage to see the full analysis. 

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Online Safety Ambassadors for 2017!

posted 3rd Nov

Congratulations to Mia Hawkins, George Hurren and Theo Kean for their successful appointment as Online Safety Advocates this year alongside the already established Advocates in Year 6. Lily, Owen, William and our new members of the team will continue to lead assemblies, parent information initiatives and work with other children across the school to develop a whole school culture of Online Safety awareness. This will include how to deal with unwanted and inappropriate attention online, underage exposure to films and games as well as positive messages such as using the internet to work collaboratively, communicate and learn!
We wish them lots of luck in their new role.

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A Love of Reading

posted 3rd Nov

Friday 3rd November saw our first Tea, Toast and Tips session run in collaboration with the Suffolk Libraries Schools Service. This was the opportunity for all parents to come in and discuss how to support the development of reading at home whilst enjoying books with their children. Feedback included "Thank you for the opportunity to share books with my son. It was great to see him so engaged and be able to talk about how to help him read at home."

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Avocet Academy Rugby Tournament

posted 3rd Nov

What a beautiful day for a game of rugby. Teams from Years 3 and 4 across the four schools in the Academy enjoyed a morning of friendly rivalry during the annual rugby tournament held at Aldeburgh and Thorpeness Rugby Club. Well done to all of those who took part with Leiston bringing home the Fair Play Trophy.

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A Proud Head of School!

posted 3rd Nov

Earlier this week Mrs Geater was thrilled to receive a letter from David Silver repairs in Leiston praising Year 2 after their visit to his motorcycle collection a few weeks ago. This showcases the excellent behaviour and attitudes that our children show here at Leiston both in school and when on trips. Well done Year 2!

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Inspirational Sport at Pipers Vale Gymnastics Club

posted 1st Nov

On Wednesday 1st November children and adults in Year 2 welcomed the opportunity to spend the afternoon at Pipers Vale gym in Ipswich. This was an inspirational opportunity to use a purpose built facility and how these resources can build future Olympic Champions! Rumor is that even Mr Bosher, Mrs Hall and Mrs Pegg had a go on some of the equipment. Many of the children commented on their aspiration to become a gold medal winning champion!

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Learning to present!

posted 19th Oct

Through the course of the week Year 5 have welcomed their parents into the classroom to share their homework projects. It has been a superb opportunity to see the impact of home learning and develop  the confidence to present information to a wider audience. Well done Year 5!

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Have you heard us on the radio?

posted 14th Oct

Thanks to our parents who let us know that our award winning poem was performed on the BBC Radio Suffolk by Suffolk Poet Dean Parkin. Follow the link below and listen to his interview, you can hear him read the poem 2 hours and 45 minutes into Lesley Dolphin's show on Thursday 12th October.

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Poetry Success!

posted 28th Sep

We are very proud to announce that our Year 6 pupils have won the Suffolk Young Poets competition, 'Lines from the Landscape'. Their poem entitled ' Leiston Secrets' is going to be used on the poster used to celebrate the competition. We should be receiving lots of copies to keep your eyes peeled around the school for a copy. Congratulations also goes to Erin Stanford in Year 4 who has been commended for her poem 'Leiston Snapshots'. The competition was a great opportunity for our pupils to showcase what Leiston has to offer. Congratulations to all of those who have taken part. 

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