Academy News 21st November

The Year and 5 & 6 have completed the Primary Maths Challenge this week and we await their results. There are a number of tests on at the moment and next week we have the Year 8 maths test which will take place in the hall.

Friday saw a number of pupils and staff dressing up as superheroes for the day. This was our Children in Need celebration and the School Council had chosen our theme. There were also items for sale from Children in Need also some small competitions.

This week is also Anti Bullying week and there have been lessons to highlight the issues but in assembly on Friday the School Council had written and performed the whole assembly to look at the differing types of bullying. This has both drama and challenge for the chosen pupils from the audience. It was emphasised that Accident, Mistake, Bullying is the path that we use within the school to ensure that relationships stay clear. There will be a competition running until the end of term, again organised by the School Council.

Next week the Year 5 are looking forward to their visit to the Snow Queen at the New Vic. We are especially excited as there will be two of our pupils in the performance on this occasion with Maddie Forbes and Emily Sanzeri in Year 8 taking part as they are in the performance and part of the cast  for the 4th Year running.

In the Staffordshire Junior Chess Championships held yesterday a tournament involving them to play six (up to) one hour games twelve of our pupils out of 65 took part with also 3 ex-pupils and one prospective pupils for next year.

Emma Scotchford is now County girls champion.  Jacob Smith and Joe Allcock are County champions.) All last year’s pupils.

Louisa Swarbrook (Year 8 ) was second best Under 13 girl, but as the overall winner for under 13s was a girl she won a prize and trophy. Josh Brown( Year 7 ) is boys Under 13s county champion.

Robert Cooper ( Year 6 ) is boys under 12s county champion – he won six out of six beating an England player who always seem to win. Jasmine Jones ( Year 5 )is girls under 11s county champion, beating Lilly Brown ( Year 5 )in the last round leaving Lilly second best. Truly an outstanding set of results for the pupils and the Academy. Congratulations should go to the Mr Rose and all the staff and helpers, including former pupils, who give up their Friday evenings to support and run the Chess Club.