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Jeans for Genes Day
AJS pupils celebrated Jeans for Genes Day by wearing either something denim or blue to school and donating money to this worthwhile cause. The monies raised fund a range of initiatives that improve the lives of children affected by a genetic disorder.
Alleyn's Junior School is now the proud recipient of a beautiful sundial which is positioned in the Adventure Playground. The whole school joined Iris for the Opening Ceremony in the playground. Thank you to Iris, winner of the Royal Mail Young Writer of the Year award, for donating her prize towards this exciting installation.
The Year 6 Magazine Club has published their 4th and final Chatterbox issue for 2015-2016 with the theme ‘Summer Celebrations and New Horizons’. Packed full of interesting articles and things to do, this issue is also a celebration of our Year 6 and staff members who are moving on. Good luck to them all and happy summer reading!
Clear here to view the magazine.
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
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.
The Diary for 2016 can viewed here.
AJS pupils enjoyed Africa Day with Africa Art, Dance and Drumming. Pupils came in special costumes and made brilliant African masks in art before each of the classes learnt a drumming rhythm and a dance as well as finding out more about the countries from our guest teachers. There was a great performance to the whole school to round off a wonderful day.
Infant trip to Godstone Farm
The Infant Department visited Godstone Farm where they saw the farm’s own sheep and learnt about their different sizes and colours and the use of their wool in everyday life. Afterwards each pupil learnt how to weave ‘card’ the wool and spin it into yarn using the spinning wheel.
National Junior Language Challenge
Congratulations to our semi-finalists Sofia, Cristina, Marcelo, George and Patrick who took part in the National Junior Language Challenge where they were tested on their knowledge of Korean. Cristina is now a finalist and has one month to learn Swahili before the final at London Olympia in October with 30 other finalists from around the UK. Well done to everyone who has taken part.
House Team Building
AJS pupils enjoyed an afternoon of house team building activities such as 'Marrow for the Barrow', 'Alligator Swamp' and 'Survial of the Caterpillars'. The school was awash with colour as busy pupils moved between the stations eagerly anticipating the next activity with the emphasis being on taking part, getting to know one another and having fun.
We are 24!
Alleyn's Junior School is 24 years old. Our school captains blew out the candles and each made a wish on behalf of the children in the school for a successful year ahead. We then sang happy birthday.