This week we had a trial inspection of the new OFSTED framework, which was effectively like a real inspection, but without the judgment at the end. The inspectors were really impressed with the pupils, the school, and also enjoyed speaking to parents/carers in the playground.
Quote of the week:
'Children are the best teachers, we learn from them everyday.'
Reception Class at the Science Museum, and- after a recordbreaking warm spell this week- a photo from this time last year.
Ms Owen in Kenya 10 years ago, and in Kenya again last week with her school.
The excellent Girls' Football Teams from Ash and Fox competing this week.
Next week at Ash
Mini Mend 3.30-4.30pm
Y4 Clasical Spectacular Workshop
Book Club in Y5 and Y6
Roots of Empathy Y1
Children's Parliament Y6
Explore learning Workshop Y3, Y4 and Y5
Y1 Science workshop at Avonmore
Mighty Me Y4/5
MEND with Y1 and Y3
Trip to Waterstones to spend Book Day vouchers
World Book Day: Dress up as a book character
Whole school assembly 1.45
School finishes at 2.15pm
Upcoming dates for the diary
Mid Term Reports go out
19th and 20th March
Y5 School Journey
Last day of Term (2pm) Own clothes day
For the third week in a row, Y2 and Y4 are leading the field. Come on everyone else: let's pull it up next week.
Eco Science Committee Report Good afternoon Ashburnham. This week the Eco Science Committee have met to discuss our achievements over the past term and to set some new goals. We met with a lady from the local authority and have some exciting new projects coming up.
Watch this space...
Please recycle responsibly over the week ahead and have a lovely weekend.
A big thank you to all the families that donated pencils cases to Ms Owen's school in Kenya. She brought them all over during the half term.
Article from parentinfo.org - Low mood in children
Parent info have lots of great helpful articles focusing on help and advice for families in a digital world. This week we are sharing their article on low mood in children and young people. Click here to read.
The clubs listed below all have spaces still available. These are fantastic after-school opportunities for our pupils, but if there is not enough take-up then some may have to be cancelled, which would be a great shame. If you have any trouble signing up, please see the office. Thanks
Baselining of pupils on entry in Reception to go ahead, while 2023 will see the removal of Y2 testing.
Year6 Journalist Report by Iva
Good afternoon Ash!
This week has been a great start to the term. On Monday, Y6 went to the rubbish tip to learn how to recycle. It was part of our Children's Parliament. Trust me, if you go there, bring a nose clip to block your nose.
Also on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, OFSTED came along to look at our school. Fingers crossed. And finally, on Thursday, Reception went to the Science Museum to support their night and day topic!
That's all from me so have a splendid weekend.
Term Dates for Next Year
Term Dates 2019-2020 Autumn Term
(INSET Mon 2nd)
Tuesday 3rd September - Friday 18th October 2019
(INSET Mon 28th October)
Tuesday 29th October - Friday 20th December
(INSET Mon 6th)
Tuesday 7th January- Friday 14th February 2020
Monday 24th February- Friday 3rd April
(INSET Mon 20th April)
Tuesday 21st April- Friday 22nd May
Monday 1st June - Friday 17th July
(INSETs Mon 20th and Tues 21st)
OFSTED visited this week, so no staff meeting.