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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 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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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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