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Caterpillars, white rabbits and mad-hatters!!! Just what you need at the end of a hard-working Assessment Week!!
Sandy Hill hall has been turned (for one day only!) into the Mad-Hatters Tea-party! The children are currently enjoying cakes and squash whilst admiring some fantastic outfits! PLease look at the class-blogs for details and photos of this super day. Why have we gone more crazy than usual?? We are celebrating World-Book day and at the same time raising money for Comic-Relief (total money raised to follow).
Thank-you, once again, for the super costumes we can see aroud the Academy.
It's a great way to finish Assessment week as the children have been working extremely hard to complete different assessment tests and tasks. These weeks are very important for us as they allow the teachers to analysis progress made so far and importantly plan where each child needs to go next with their learning. As I'm sure you saw during Open Afternoon, the children and staff are working extremely hard.
WE have also been able to celebrate this week as Mr Weale's great football team spent last Saturday playing at Bristol in the English School's Association Regional Finals. This is the second time in 3 years that the school have qualified to represent Cornwall. Eventhough they did not lose a game - they didn't go through to the next round due to a one goal difference!!! We are very proud of them though and a huge thank-you to Mr WEale, Mr Goodwin and all the parents that gave up their Saturday to support the boys.
We have also been working very hard on the quality of teaching in the Academy. With the introduction of the new Ofsted framework - the standards are now set even higher than before. Our teachers and teaching-assistants have been working hard with the staff from the other academies in the trust to find techniques and strategies that allow your children to access learning like never before. Our last round of observations showed that over 50% of teaching was graded Outstanding - which we were extremely pleased with. I am proud of the school-improvement work that is going on whilst we strive to be the very best we can for your children.
Comic-Relief Day is next Friday so Red-Noses will be on sale from Monday onwards. Children can come in non-school uniform on that day - bright red if possible! We will let you know the grand total from today's cake-baking fundraiser very soon!