Our Autumn issue of Chatterbox, with its theme of ‘Spiders, Spooks & Sweets’, is now online for all AJS children to enjoy over half term. There are fantastic interviews with Mr Severino and Mrs Fong, an original joke competition, Halloween themed crafts and a recipe, a great rugby feature and so much more.
Click here to view the magazine.
Year 4 trip to the Horniman Museum
Year 4 attended a ‘Mask Handling Workshop’ at the Horniman Museum where they were shown different masks from the museum’s collection.The children were given the opportunity to hold and try on the masks. They were encouraged to establish what the masks were made from and how they might have been used. While at the museum they explored different galleries and learned about a wide variety of different masks that had been used in performance, ceremonies, carnivals and in rituals all over the world.
Eurotalk Junior Language Challenge
Congratulations to Tara, Eloise, Imogen and Cristina who came top in the semi-finals of the Eurotalk Junior Language Challenge beating 3000 other entrants. The pupils were set several challenges in Portuguese and Mandarin and after three rounds of tough competition, Cristina has qualified for the final. We wish her the best of luck!
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 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.
Bike it Crew survey
We had lots of fun finding out how everyone currently travelled to school and then how everyone would like to travel to school. The Bike it Crew were happy that cycling seemed to be a very popular option!
Bike it Crew
The Bike it Crew enjoyed getting their hands dirty and learning some maintenance tips during Dr Bike's recent visit.
The Diary for 2015 can viewed here.
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
Kit played The Last Post to end our 2 minute remembrance silence at 11am.
U11 Girls' Football Tournament
Congratulations to the U11 Girls' Football team who were runners-up in the JAPs tournament. Everyone played brilliantly. Well done!
National Science Quiz Regional Round Winners
Congratulations to team one who won first place in the National Science Quiz regional round and team two who came fifth place.
Charity Cake Sale
AJS pupils had fun baking, buying and eating cakes for the cake sale which was held in aid of the the school's charity 'Action for Children'.
Visit from Joseph Coelho
The award winning children’s poet Joseph Coelho made a visit to the school during Bookweek to perform to the whole school and run poetry workshops in classes throughout the day. We all thoroughly enjoyed Joe’s visit and his special gift which makes poetry accessible.
Day of Languages
Pupils enjoyed learning about the many different cultures around the world through a ‘Day of Languages'. The day highlighted the importance of language learning and promoting cultural diversity around the world.