Cool Christmas and Festive Fun’ is the theme for the latest issue of Chatterbox, online now. The magazine club team hope that everyone from Reception to Year 6 will be kept busy over the holidays as there is so much to read and do in this issue, including a short story competition. Happy reading and Merry Christmas from the Chatterbox team!
Click here to view the magazine.
It is official - we are Golden!
We want to acknowledge and thank the many people, across the Junior and Senior Schools at Alleyn’s, who have helped us gain Gold accreditation in Southwark under the TfL STARS scheme.
Our achievement was the combination of so many activities such as the cycling clubs, the “bike-it” crew, assemblies and lessons on cycling and personal safety, the Safe Routes to School Committee, the Eco-Council and other school committees, “Walk to School Week", the "cycle-to-work” scheme and the general encouragement of the pupils and staff to cycle, scooter or walk to school, that has made this possible.
Year 6 trip to Hindleap Warren
Year 6 were all smiles at Hindleap Warren. With blue sky and sunshine all day the children enjoyed archery, rock climbing, the 'leap of faith' and high ropes.
Independent Schools Football Association
In association with the Independent Schools Football Association we hosted an U8 and U9 festival. All of the sessions were led by Alleyn’s coaching staff and players, visiting staff and parents were delighted with the fun the children had and the learning that had taken place. Alleyn’s is a Hub School for the ISFA and reports and photographs from the festivals will appear on the ISFA website in the “Juniors” section so do visit and have a read at www.isfa.org.uk
Year 3 are the final year group to share their work inEd-Word and it is definitely worth waiting for. Also, look out for Science, Sport, Art, Music, Library and our Headmistress’s Report for 2014-2015. We hope you enjoy these very special end of year issues.
The Diary for 2016 can viewed here.
Year 5 Africa Day
Year 5 spent the day designing and painting masks, drumming and dancing as part of their Humanities topic 'Out of Africa'. They were fortunate to be taught by two experts. Year 5 performed a vigorous and flamboyant show to the rest of the school. The performance was enjoyed by all.
Visit from London Fire Service
The Infant Department learnt all about fire engines when the London Fire Service visited AJS and all about the various hoses used to put out fires as well as the uniform and apparatus worn which keeps the firemen safe when fighting a fire. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the visit.
IAPS Regional Swimming Finals
Well done to Sally who achieved a personal best in the IAPS regional swimming finals and now awaits news of whether this will qualify for the nationals.
Imperial War Museum
Year 6 enjoyed a trip to the Imperial War Museum where they investigated various aspects of Britain during WW2 through exhibitions and a workshop. They had the chance to handle genuine artefacts and draw their own conclusions about the lives of people during that period of history. The knowledge and understanding gained will feed perfectly into their humanities work this term.
Museum of Childhood
Reception thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the Museum of Childhood.
Royal Mail's Letter Writing Competition
Congratulations to Iris who is now the area winner for London in the Royal Mail’s competition to write a letter entitled, “What is your dream job?”. Iris’ letter was addressed to Mr Gruntspeale at the Extraordinary and Exotic Zoo. She applied for the position of animal language decoder. We are immensely proud of Iris’ achievement and wish her luck for the continued judging process.