Linden Road Academy News Attendance and Behaviour Policies<p>We are pleased to share with you our revised Attendance Policy and Behaviour Policy.</p> <p>If you have any queries or questions then do not hesitate to contact your child&#39;s class teacher.&nbsp; Paper copies are available on request from the school office.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/files/documents/Attendance_Policy_V4.pdf">Linden Road Academy Attendance Policy 2017</a></p> <p><a href="/files/documents/behaviour_policy_V7.1.docx">Linden Road Academy Behaviour Policy&nbsp;2017</a></p>, 09 Oct 2017 19:05:16 GMTSports Day Raffle- winners<p>Thank you to everyone who entered the raffle the PTFA raised over &pound;80 which will go toward providing resources in school.&nbsp;</p> <p>1st. MCFC Top - Riley Bowring</p> <p>2nd. MCFC Football - Ollie Schofield</p> <p>3rd. Toiletries - Lucas Earl</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Thank you for your support.</p> <p>#amazingparents</p>, 22 Sep 2017 15:57:48 GMTCleaner needed<p>We require, as soon as possible, a suitably experienced and/or enthusiastic person to join our team to help provide efficient and effective cleaning within the school. The post holder will work under the guidance of the Site Manager, but will also be able to use own initiative when required.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Experience of cleaning, including relevant Health &amp; Safety requirements is desirable, preferably in a school environment, although training will be given if necessary. If you have an eye for detail and like things to be &ldquo;just right&rdquo;, you could be the person to join our team.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Linden Road Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>What we offer:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>A happy school with a real &lsquo;buzz&rsquo; and which is going places.</li> <li>Friendly and supportive staff.</li> <li>Well-behaved children.</li> <li>Outstanding opportunities for personal and professional development.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If you would like more details on this position, or would like to visit the school, please contact the Principal on</p> <p>&nbsp;0161 320 0002.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Closing date for applications: Friday 29<sup>th</sup> September. Application forms are available from the school.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>All completed application forms are to be returned either by email or post to the school.&nbsp; Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by telephone.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Appointment is subject to references and a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Closing date: Friday 29<sup>th</sup> September</p> <p>Interview date: Tuesday 3<sup>rd</sup> October</p> <p>Start date: As soon as possible after all necessary checks and receipt of satisfactory references.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>CLEANER</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>REQUIRED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE</strong></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>7&frac12; per week, term time only, to be worked between the hours of</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>3.30 &ndash; 5.00 p.m. </strong></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>Grade A - &pound;2690 to &pound;2,755 per annum.</strong></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>Contract type &ndash; Permanent</strong></p>, 22 Sep 2017 10:22:41 GMTPostponed - Sports Day<p>We are sad to inform you that Sports Day has had to be postponed. With all the heavy rain our field is absolutely water logged so for health and safety reasons we will be postponing until the field has dried out. We have considered holding it on the red pitch but are concerned about sprinting on this beacuse of surface water.&nbsp; We are as disappointed as you all are.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In the meantime the PTFA will be holding a sponsored walk in a few weeks time, perhaps it will be more of a Welly Walk and we will be inviting families in to join in our new SuperSport Friday&#39;s very soon.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The raffle will be drawn during Friday&#39;s Achievement Assembly on the 22nd September.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Thank you.</p>!!.jpgThu, 21 Sep 2017 14:23:01 GMTThe new Linden Road Charter<p>After consultation with students, parents, staff and governors we are proud to share our new Linden Road Charter. This replaces our home school contract. The whole Linden Road Academy community will uphold this Charter through everything that they do so ensuring the best possible outcomes for our students and the local community.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>You can read the <a href="">Linden Road Charter</a> here.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We look forward to celebrating our future partnerships and successes with you.</p> images/Student_leadership_team_17.jpgThu, 21 Sep 2017 14:08:52 GMTLinden Road Uniform<p>Uniform requirements are here ready for September</p> <p><a href="">Linden Road Academy uniform</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>We look forward to seeing everyone looking as smart as always in the new academic year.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Please note that trainers for school are not appropriate for health and safety reasons,&nbsp;many of the new styles are made of soft material or fabric, these do not protect children&#39;s feet &nbsp;adequately&nbsp;and very quickly become water logged.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you have any difficulties with uniform please do pop-in and see us.&nbsp;</p> <p>Many thanks</p>, 28 Jul 2017 11:09:20 GMTSummer 2017 @ St Mary's<p><img alt="" src="/images/Summer_holiday_2017.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /></p>, 20 Jul 2017 15:51:16 GMTPTFA Summer Raffle 2017<p><img alt="" src="/images/PTFA_Summer_Draw_2017.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 836px;" /></p>, 20 Jul 2017 15:46:12 GMTCoding Club Launched<p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>Coding Club</strong></h2> <p>We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Coding Club.</p> <p>The club will be facilitated by our Whizz Kids, supported by Miss Slack, and is held on Tuesday lunchtimes until the end of term in The Hive. &nbsp;Places are limited so students need secure their place by speaking to a Whizz Kid or Miss Slack.</p> <p>From September Coding Club will be part of our after school club offer, each year group will have opportunity to attend over a different half term.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/Coding_Club_(3).JPG" style="width: 425px; height: 261px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 28 Jun 2017 09:07:05 GMTLinden Respects #lovenothate<p>At 11.00 a.m. today the whole school community came together to form&nbsp;circles or love, hope and tolerance; to share our wishes, prayers and thoughts for those affected by the terrible terrorist attack on Monday, as we recognised the one minute&#39;s silence. We then&nbsp;gave thanks for the strength of our community and to all those who helped on that terrible evening.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Miss Dewar, read out her beautiful poem.</p> <p><strong>Untitled</strong></p> <p>It is with deepest condolences we are stood here today,<br /> For all those affected, together we pray.&nbsp;<br /> The damage and suffering is incomprehensible,<br /> Yet the compassion you have shown is truly invaluable.<br /> Although at this time of darkness and upset,&nbsp;<br /> There is ultimately one message we must not forget;<br /> Together we stand, a supportive community,<br /> Together we are strong, together we form unity.&nbsp;<br /> Commiserate, collaborate and most importantly appreciate,&nbsp;<br /> Spread the message of love not hate.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>@Amy Dewar, Year 5 Teacher, Linden Road Academy, Denton, Manchester</strong></p>, 25 May 2017 09:27:55 GMTSupporting Your Child's Well Being.<p>Parents and carers you will find the two leaflets from Manchester University and the NHS extremely helpful in helping your child understand and cope with the aftermath of the MEN attack on Monday 22nd May 2017.</p> <h5><a href="/files/documents/Mental_wellbeing_advice_GM.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>Mental Wellbeing Advice</strong></a></h5> <h5><a href="/files/documents/ParentingleafletOriginal.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>Parenting Leaflet</strong></a></h5> <div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">Staff at school are available if you wish to discuss issues in more detail.</div>, 24 May 2017 10:56:27 GMT**Important Letter following MEN attack**<p>Dear Parent/Carer</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Following the atrocity at the Manchester Evening News Arena yesterday evening we are sad to inform you that one of our Year 5 students, Jaden Farrell-Mann was injured in the attack. She sustained multiple fractures of her leg and shrapnel wounds. She is receiving the best possible care in hospital and is expected to make a good recovery.&nbsp; Understandably, her friends in class have been seriously affected by the events. With the support of the Enquire Learning Trust we have arranged for a counsellor to work with Year 5 both as a class and on an individual basis if they want to, throughout tomorrow.</p> <p>Children in Year 5 have received support from staff within school throughout today.</p> <p>We are in contact with Jaden&#39;s parents at this difficult time and have shared your prayers and good wishes with the family. They thank you for all your support and thoughts.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>St. Mary&rsquo;s Church Haughton Green is open until 9.00 p.m. tonight for children and families who would like to make sense of recent events, the church community will be on hand to provide comfort and support.</p> <p>You may find this article published after the London terror attack helpful when speaking with your child.</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We would like to take this opportunity to thank families for their community support of others, helping children make sense of the world around and helping them value a diverse society that does not accept the intolerance of others.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Regards and hope</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>#lovenothate&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Andrea Ives</p> <p>Principal</p>, 23 May 2017 14:55:35 GMTLinden Achieves the Quality Science Mark<p>Linden Road have been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM). &nbsp;The silver PSQM has been awarded in recognition of the quality science learning that students take part in, and the way that our school makes science such an important part of our topics throughout the school. &nbsp;In addition, those judging our submission for the award were really struck by the enjoyment that the students had in taking part in National Insect Week and the Greater Manchester Science Share.</p>, 15 May 2017 20:17:06 GMTTrespassing on school premises<p>As a community we expect our students to be superb role models both at school and within the community. It has come to our attention that some students have been entering the school after school hours and harassing staff carrying out their roles. There are also&nbsp;reports of students trying to scale the perimeter fence to gain access to the site after hours.</p> <p>The Academy is private property any instances of trespass or harassment of staff will be referred to the Police for criminal investigation. Students will also be sanctioned using thethe school&#39;s Behaviour Policy.</p> <p>Please help your child develop as a responsible citizen and keep the safe from harm.</p> <p>CCTV is in operation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Thank you for your support and understanding in this matter.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Andrea Ives</p> <p>Principal</p>, 26 Apr 2017 09:13:30 GMTYear 6 SATs Week<p>The national testing week for Year 6 starts on Monday. &nbsp;Breakfast will be provided for all children, from 8:45.</p> <p>See information on <a href="">assessment</a> for further information</p>, 04 May 2016 20:57:36 GMTSeptember Nursery Places<p>Will your child be 3 and ready to start Nursery in September? Linden Road Academy has Nursery&nbsp;places available.</p> <p>Please contact the school office if you require more information.&nbsp;</p>, 13 May 2016 11:27:46 GMTParents' Survey Results 2017<p>Read the results of our <a href="">Parents&#39; Questionnaire</a> from March 2017.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We were very #proudtobelinden</p>, 18 Apr 2017 14:29:38 GMTAre you interested in becoming a governor?<p>Are you passionate about your local community and making a real difference?</p> <p>Are you a &nbsp;member of the local community or a parent who would like the opportunity to gain a valuable insight into how the school operates whilst sharing your skills to help us on our continual journey of outstanding improvement?</p> <p>Would you like to be part of a team that is shaping and driving improvement in the education and experiences of children in our community?</p> <p>Can you spare 2 hours approximately every 6 weeks to attend our Local Governing Body Meetings?</p> <p>Training and development available as oart of Governor induction</p> <p>Linden Road Academy&nbsp;is seeking to expand the skill-base and capacity of its Local Governing Body. If you possess professional expertise in any area and would be interested in joining our Local Governing Body as a Community Governor, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment with Ms. Ives, Principal and Mrs. Whitfield, Chair of Governors.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="">Linden Road Academy Local Governing Body</a></p> <p><a href="">Enquire Learning Trust Governance</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Enquire Learning Trust is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting Welfare of Children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers including Governors&nbsp;to share this commitment. We will ensure that our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Governors are&nbsp;&nbsp;subject to Disclosure Barring Service checks along with other relevant &nbsp;checks.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 20 Mar 2017 14:44:33 GMTGirls' Football Competition #lindenlegends<p>Year 5 and 6 students from Linden Road Academy attended a girls&rsquo; football competition on Thursday 2<sup>nd</sup> February 2017 against other schools in Tameside. This was hosted at Curzon Ashton.</p> <p>The students in the squad were Jamie-Leigh Walsh, Jessica Shah, Georgia Hancock, Cassie Wilson, Maliah O&rsquo;Toole, Natalia Wood and Skye Ryan.</p> <p>In the first game Linden Road played Broadoak school and we started the game brightly scoring a goal within 2 minutes courtesy of Skye finishing under the keeper from close range. This meant that Linden Road started with a 1-0 win. We played straight after this game against Moorside and tiredness showed as the game ended in a dour 0-0 draw. In our final game, we played against local rivals St John Fisher. Linden Road peppered the St John Fisher goal but could not find a way through a resolute keeper. In St John Fisher&rsquo;s only attack of the game they managed to score a goal, however, Linden Road never give up and after a fantastic shot from Maliah O&rsquo;Toole lifting the ball over the keeper&rsquo;s head from 15 yards we managed to return the score line to a draw. With seconds remaining we almost snatched the win with a mesmerising run from Jamie-Leigh but the finish just lacked the power to beat the keeper.</p> <p>Overall, the girls showed fantastic courage, sportspersonship, teamwork and encouragement towards themselves and others.</p> <p><img cropbottom="9190f" cropright="8619f" croptop="7938f" src="file:///C:/Users/ANDREA~1.IVE/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.jpg" />We are extremely proud of the effort of everyone and you are a credit Linden Road.</p> <p>Goal of the match was scored by Maliah O&rsquo;Toole.</p> <p>Player of the match voted for by team was Skye Ryan.</p> <p>Player of the match from Mr Coleman was Jamie-Leigh Walsh.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>#lindenlegends</strong></p>, 05 Feb 2017 17:42:18 GMTSlapped Cheek Syndrome<p>We have had some students suffering from Slapped Cheek Syndrome.</p> <p>Only keep your child off school if they are unwell. If they just have the rash and feel fine they can come into school.</p> <p><a href="">Read the NHS Guidance on Slapped Cheek Syndrome</a></p>, 31 Jan 2017 10:05:57 GMTWe have a 5 star rating!<p>The Manchester Evening News have rated<u><strong> <a href="">Linden Road a 5 star school</a></strong></u> in their recent Real Schools Guide 2017 they ranked our school in the top 10% for the area!</p> <p>We only received two stars for attendance but this is based on data from 2015/16, rest assured attendance is on the rise and we are now&nbsp;</p>, 18 Jan 2017 20:17:50 GMTParking<p><u>Parking</u></p> <p>Please do not park directly outside the school&#39;s main entrance when dropping students off at school. This is for emergency access and wheelchair users only.</p> <p>Thank you.</p>, 18 Jan 2017 13:55:43 GMTSevere Weather Conditions<p>In the event of severe weather conditions where we need to close school,<br /> we will inform parents as soon as possible through;<br /> Twitter<br /> School website<br /> Telephone calls (Please make sure your telephone numbers are up to date at the office)<br /> Key 103 radio station.</p>, 30 Nov 2016 11:28:58 GMTSEND Policy and SEND Information Report Updated<p>The Local Governing Body are pleased to share with you Linden Road Academy&#39;s revised SEND Policy 2016 and SEND Information Report 2016.</p> <p>Please usethe following links to view them.</p> <p><strong><a href="/files/SEND_POLICY_2016.doc">SEND Policy 2016</a>.</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="/files/SEND_INFORMATION_REPORT_2016.doc">SEND Information Report 2016.</a></strong></p> <p>If you have any further queries regarding SEND provision please contact Miss. S. Burns, SENDCO at the school in the first instance on 0161 320 0002.</p>, 28 Sep 2016 13:42:31 GMTA special visit by Dr David Penney<p>Linden Road had a very special visitor at the end of National Insect Week. &nbsp;Dr David Penney is an entomologist and palaeontologist and was able to give expert information on the insects that we observed. &nbsp;He was really impressed with our learning and we were fascinated by the &nbsp;presentation he gave about&nbsp;his work. &nbsp;Some of the highlights were the 140 million year old cricket fossil that he brought in to show us.</p>, 29 Jun 2016 20:46:18 GMTSports Kit<h2 style="text-align: center;">PE Kits are now t-shirts and shorts</h2>, 21 Apr 2016 12:48:45 GMTUpdate - Access to the Car Park<p>To ensure the safety of&nbsp;children attending Linden Road Academy, from the Monday 21st March 2016 the gates to the car park will be locked before and after school. &nbsp; Parents and carers are reminded to park appropriately with regards adherence to the Highway&nbsp;Code when parking on the roads in the vicinity of the school.</p> <p>We would also like to remind parents and carers to report any issues with regards safety and wellbeing to the school office immediately so that we can take prompt action where necessary.</p> <p>Arrangements have been made for disabled users.</p> <p>Drop off &nbsp;and pick up&nbsp;for families using Fun Club remain unchanged.</p> <p>Thank you for your support in making sure that all our children are safe on their journeys to and from school.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Update 16.3.16</p> <p>A very small number of parents are continuing to use the car park to drop off students in the morning and are using excessive speed when driving off. This puts the safety of our students at risk as they have to cross the car park from the foot path down the main drive. This&nbsp;is unacceptable.&nbsp;</p> <p>Only parents of&nbsp;disabled users with a blue badge&nbsp;are allowed access to the car park by agreement with Ms. Ives.&nbsp;</p> <p>The speed limit on the car park is 5 mph.</p> <p>Can we ask that for Health and Safety reasons parents and carers&nbsp;park safely on the roads around school;&nbsp;not&nbsp;parking on pavements, the yellow markings or double yellow lines. If this means you have to park further away from school please adjust your journey time.</p> <p>The safety of all our students is of paramount importance.</p> <p>Thank you for your support in this matter.</p>, 16 Mar 2016 09:13:04 GMTYoung Readers Programme<p>Dear Parents/Carers,</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Linden Road Academy has been chosen to take part in an exciting reading project called The Young Readers Programme from the National Literacy Trust. Its aims are to provide children with increased motivation and opportunities to read.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Over the course of the next few months we will be delivering a series of fun, literacy focused events in the three chosen classes (Y1B, Y1W and Y3).&nbsp; At each event we will be teaching the students book selection strategies and then they will have the opportunity to choose a new book from a pre-ordered selection which they can take home and keep.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Over the course of the project, each child from the chosen classes will receive three free books. Our last event will be an organised trip to Crown Point North on Thursday 26th May where the sponsors of the Shopping Centre (British Land) have organised a fun-filled afternoon for us alongside the N.L.T.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I am sure you will be as pleased as we are about this exciting opportunity and how this programme will enhance the positive attitudes towards reading that we are endeavouring to instil in our pupils at L.R.A.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>There will be more information forthcoming but in the meantime if you wish to see me about any details please don&rsquo;t hesitate to ask.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Yours Sincerely,</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>J. Stephens</p>, 15 Mar 2016 08:37:36 GMTSafer Internet Day 2016<p>At Linden Road Academy we take safeguarding very seriously and that is why we fully support Safer Internet Day 2016.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Whizz Kids have been working hard all day delivering workhops to every class.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Visit the <a href="" target="_blank">Safer Internet Day 2016</a> website to find out how you can help make the internet better and help everyone stay safe. &nbsp;</p> <p>You can&nbsp;find out more on internet safety by visiting the <a href="" target="_blank">H2BSafer Safety Centre&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;and <a href="" target="_blank">Thinkuknow</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>There is also guidance in the following policies which can be found on our website.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy</a></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Preventing Radicalisation Policy</a></p> <p><a href="/files/documents/ICT_&amp;_E-SAFETY_POLICY_JANUARY_2016.pdf" target="_blank">ICT and E-Safety Policy.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 09 Feb 2016 11:24:17 GMTOutdoor PE kits<p>This is a copy of our news article from November.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As the weather is colder just a quick reminder for parents and carers to remember to provide plain black jogging bottoms (no leggings) and plain black sweatshirts for outdoor PE sessions as per our newsletters.&nbsp;These should be clearly marked with the student&#39;s name, placed in named&nbsp;PE bags and left in school until the end of each half term, this will help ensure all students are well prepared for PE sessions.</p> <p>Students are reminded to wear their plain black jogging bottoms and plain black sweatshirt or &nbsp;their school jumper&nbsp;before going out to participate. Please remind your child of these arrangements.</p> <p>Students are brought in for PE if it is too cold and/or the sports surfaces are wet, slippery or icy, excessively windy weather and when it starts to rain. Staff and coaches use their professional judgement with regards whether PE takes place outside or inside. Risk assessments are in place.</p>!!.jpgThu, 26 Nov 2015 09:09:00 GMTRemembrance Day 2015<p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">{gallery:Remembrance Day 2015}</span></p>, 11 Nov 2015 15:08:31 GMTCharity Fund Raising.<p>BBC TV&#39; s&nbsp;Children in Need is on Friday 13th November 2015, however we will not be actively supporting Children in Need in school on the day, this does not mean that students cannot&nbsp;get involved in local events and at home, of course we actively encourage this. The Linden Road Academy community is wonderously generous.</p> <p>After very careful consideration&nbsp;and &nbsp;with the help of the Student Leadership Team, we will be developing fund raising opportunities throughout the&nbsp;&nbsp;year to support local based charities that are very much close to the hearts of the local community and the Academy for example <a href="!food-bank/cxbf">St. Anne&#39;s Haughton Green Food Bank</a>, <a href="">Urban Neighbours of Hope (Bangkok poverty)</a>, <a href="">The National&nbsp;Deaf Children&#39;s Society</a>,&nbsp;<a href="">JDRF(Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)</a> and <a href="">Charley&#39;s Chariot.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We&#39;ve already come up with some great ideas... Weird Hair Day, Inside Out Uniform Day, sponsored hoola hooping. If you have any suggestions please let us know.&nbsp;We are hoping to hold our first event before Christmas.&nbsp;We will of course keep everyone informed and look forward to everyone&#39;s support.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Thank you</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 11 Nov 2015 10:14:40 GMTTeaching Assistant Post<p>We have a vacancy for a Key Stage&nbsp;Level 3 Teaching Assistant commencing January 2016. Interested?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Then <a href="">click here </a>to find out more and to apply.</p>, 09 Nov 2015 10:40:12 GMTKS2 Student Leadership Team Meeting 4.11.15<p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">The focus of the Student Leadership Team over the next two terms will be Teaching and Learning. KS2 members will get involved in:</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">&nbsp;</p> <ul style="margin-left:.375in;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed; margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:0in" type="disc"> <li style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle"><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">Attending staff meetings. Mr Greaves will let us know which ones are appropriate.</span></li> <li style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle"><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">Learning Walks in pairs with members of the Senior Leadership Team. Training with Ms. Ives on the 11th November at 2.45 p.m. and Learning Walks will commence the following week.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">Student Leadership Roles</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">These are now in place and all positions have been filled. Learning Zone and Lunchtime Assistants have commenced and Gardeners, Poultry Keepers and Woodland helpers will commence this Friday. The StLT did an&nbsp; excellent job in recruitment.</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">Each new team needs to put together an&nbsp;&nbsp; &#39;Introducing the&hellip;.. Team for display in school and on the website&#39;</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">Kacie Mason nominated Isabelle Mees&nbsp; for a Principal&#39;s Commendation for her work in the Learning Zone making poppies with students. Ms. Ives agreed she deserved a commendation.</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-weight:bold">What is Working&nbsp;&nbsp;Well&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">The whole school is<span style="font-weight:bold"> reading</span>- better books, wow Learning Zone, better environment, children enjoying reading much more, loving the reading activities and challenges.</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">Mornings are much more<span style="font-weight:bold"> organised</span> in Y5.</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-weight:bold">PE lessons</span>- 2 sessions per week is great and keeps us really active, lunchtime PE sessions are great, range of activities in lessons is much better</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-weight:bold">Golden Time</span> - students prefer the new version, its much more structured and organised rather than just going out and having a kick about and stuff in the playground.</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-weight:bold">Hall</span> is now a much better environment and reflects Linden Values.</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-weight:bold">Classrooms</span> - working walls are much clearer and more purposeful, equipment is better organised. Discussed the impact of the working walls work in July.</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-weight:bold">Even Better If</span></p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">Decoration of the small hall/dining room so it matches the rest of the school.</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">First Aid posters and&nbsp; points around school so students know who to go to and they can get First Aid quickly.</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">Learning Zone - academy visuals on the wall, more cushions to sit on.</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">Lunchtimes are now more boring because&nbsp; the weather has gotten worse .</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">Ability for leadership team to give out stickers and rewards.</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">Ms Ives discussed that these were all great ideas but currently a number were restricted by the school budget. The school knows they need to be addressed and will look at the improvements in the future.</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">First Aid, rewards and stickers and&nbsp; lunchtime activities will all be actioned immediately.</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-weight:bold">PE</span> <span style="font-weight:bold">Inter House Problem Solving Challenge</span></p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">Decided that this would be best in PE lessons within the next 2-3 weeks. Mr Coleman will liaise with Mrs O&#39;Brien.</p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">Student Leadership Team fedback to Mr. Coleman their thoughts on the PE sessions. He thanked them.</p>, 04 Nov 2015 16:21:07 GMTUrban Neighbours of Hope Visitors from Thailand<p align="center"><strong>Urban Neighbours of Hope: Klong Toey,Bangkok Thailand</strong></p> <p align="center"><img alt="Urban Neighbours of Hope" height="92" src="file:///C:/Users/head/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.png" width="220" /></p> <p>Today Years 1 to 6&nbsp;&nbsp;welcomed Nut, Jo and Jody from Urban Neighbours of Hope a charity of missionaries working in some of the most disadvantaged communities of the world.</p> <p>We learnt about life living in the slum are of Klong Toey in Bangkok, Thailand and the challenges that children and families face living there.</p> <p>The jewellery making workshops provoked a lot of interesting questions that really made us think about our own lives and how we can make wise choices for our future and to help others. For some people living in the slums of Bangkok making jewellery is their chance to change their lives and that of their children.</p> <p>Questions we asked ourselves.</p> <p style="margin-left:36.0pt;">How can we help?</p> <p style="margin-left:36.0pt;">Are schools, colleges and universities in Thailand like ones in England?</p> <p style="margin-left:36.0pt;">How does Linden Road differ to the strict Thai schools?</p> <p style="margin-left:36.0pt;">How do poor communities develop a belief in themselves?</p> <p style="margin-left:36.0pt;">How do the choices we make every day affect other people?</p> <p align="center" style="margin-left:36.0pt;"><strong></strong></p> <p align="center" style="margin-left:36.0pt;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">{gallery:Urban Neighbours of Hope}</span></p> <p align="center" style="margin-left:36.0pt;">&nbsp;</p>, 02 Nov 2015 20:25:31 GMTExtreme Reading Challenge<p align="center"><strong>The Challenge has been set&hellip;..are you an Extreme Reader?</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We are inviting the whole Linden Road Academy community to take part in our Extreme Reading Challenge this October half-term.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We challenge you to read in the most challenging, different, exciting, fun and safe places you can find and to capture it in a photograph.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>There will be a &pound;10 book token for the most &lsquo;extreme&rsquo; reader in:</p> <ul> <li>Foundation Stage</li> <li>Key Stage 1</li> <li>Key Stage 2</li> <li>Parents and families</li> <li>Staff</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;You can enter as many times as you like.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>You can submit your photographs by email to <a href=""></a>, tweet us @LindenRoad or print off your entry and put in the post box in the Learning Zone. All entries will be placed on our Reading Challenge Wall in the Learning Zone and on the website.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Don&rsquo;t forget to put your name,&nbsp;class and the title of what you are reading&nbsp;on the photograph<strong>.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>Challenge Accepted!</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Closing date for entries is Friday 6<sup>th</sup> November 2015</strong></p>, 12 Oct 2015 12:34:24 GMTBring Your Parent To School Day<!-- Creative Commons Licence (by-nc-nd). See for details --> <div style="width:auto;height:auto;"><!-- You may use this wrapping div to restrict the height or width --><script type='text/javascript' charset='utf-8' src=''></script><noscript><p style='text-align:center;font-size:xx-small;overflow:auto;height:100%;'><a href='' title='Click to go to this word&nbsp;cloud on'>&quot;Bring Your Parent To School Day&quot;</a><br />Click on the link above to see this word&nbsp;cloud at <a href='' title='Transform your text into word&nbsp;clouds!'>WordItOut</a>. You may also view it on this website if you enable JavaScript (see your web browser settings).</p></noscript></div> <p><a href="" title="See &quot;Bring Your Parent To School Day&quot; on">Word&nbsp;cloud made with WordItOut</a></p> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Thank you to all the parents and carers who joined their children for a day of learning on the 22nd and 23rd September 2015. We had 110 parents, about half of the school, came along and experience a full day at Linden Road Academy. &nbsp;We are thrilled so many of you attended, if you missed out and would like to visit &nbsp;please contact the office and we will arrange a convenient time. &nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Due to the success of the days we will be holding more in the Summer Term.</div> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Here are some of the amazing comments we received from parents:&#39;<em style="font-size: 11.9px;">&nbsp;</em></div> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"> <h4><em>Students &nbsp;-</em></h4> <p><em>They have team spirit;&nbsp; caring, sharing and helping each in all aspects of learning.</em></p> <p><em>The children of Linden Road were amazing, very well behaved and very polite and helpful. </em></p> <p><em>Welcoming, friendly, kind, happy, very polite, well mannered. </em></p> <p><em>Students well behaved, excited in class, loved it. </em></p> <p><em>Mutual support and curiosity.</em></p> <p><em>Curious, inquisitive and enthusiastic. </em></p> <p><em>They are well behaved, good manners and they all have a smile on their faces. Well done!</em></p> <p><em>Encouraged to be independent learners.</em></p> <p><em>Always engaged in what they are doing and happy to be here.</em></p> <p><em>How happy the children are to attend to school. The classes always know what they are learning and what is expected if them.</em></p> <p><em>Taught the value of emotional literacy&hellip;kindness and sharing.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4><em>Linden Road -</em></h4> <p><em>A TEAM from toddlers to teachers, proud to be a part of it.</em></p> <p><em>The staff of Linden Road is inspirational, love this school. </em></p> <p><em>I can&rsquo;t believe how hard maths was.</em></p> <p><em>Excellent staff, facilities and dinners. Everyone looks very smart,</em></p> <p><em>Teachers really knew my child and learning was made fun.</em></p> <p><em>Linden Road is a lovely, tidy, well equipped school with fantastic friendly staff who always do wonderful involvement days. That&rsquo;s why I love Linden Road Academy. </em></p> <p><em>Amazing experience, couldn&rsquo;t be happier with either the school or the teachers. Make this a regular event please. </em></p> <p><em>I love the outdoor space-good for the children&rsquo;s mental and physical health. </em></p> <p><em>Philosophy at age 6, I&rsquo;m amazed great work Linden Road.</em></p> <p><em>Lovely dinner. Enjoyed lunch time story with Ms Ives. Excellent students. Liked how staff all worked together.</em></p> <p><em>Has an awesome day @lindenroad. Learned lots myself. A huge thank you. </em></p> <p><em>Awesome lessons teachers need an applause.</em></p> <p><em>A good friendly comfortable learning atmosphere. I can see and notice the changes that have been implemented within the school over the past three years not only in teaching but in the design and layout of the school, both inside and out which in my opinion makes is a more comfortable place to learn. There is a lot to take in since the new team came in. They had a lot to take on in a short space of time. Obviously some of the decisions which have to be made couldn&rsquo;t have been the easiest to execute but nevertheless problems have been tackled and situations improved throughout the school and this is a definite improvement. I have had children at this school for the past 13 years and have been involved throughout those years. The network of teachers and volunteers have something special and I applaud your efforts.&nbsp;</em></p> </div>, 30 Sep 2015 15:41:31 GMTSports Day<h3 style="text-align: center;">Sports Day 11th September 2015.</h3> <p>We had a fantastic day, the sun shone and all the students looked keen sportmen in their PE kits. Parents and students enjoyed a BBQ before races began.&nbsp;Competition was fierce but friendly. Team spirits were high and it was a close run competition but in the end the Anne McLaren house triumphed. Well done to everyone!</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery-slideshow:Sports Day 2015}</span></p>!!.jpgWed, 30 Sep 2015 14:23:53 GMTParent's Information Session<p>You will have the opportunity to find out about the nationwide changes to assessment for years 1-6, and what the changes mean for yor child. Mr Greaves will explain why the changes have happened and help you to understand how we reort your child&#39;s progress.&nbsp; We hope that you will be able to join us for one of the sessions.</p>, 17 Jul 2015 08:46:25 GMTLinden Road's Dance Festival<p>Friday afternoon was another first for Linden Road; a dance festival, staged outside. &nbsp;From years 1 to 6, each class performed a different routine and each one more challenging and demanding. &nbsp;A huge crowd of parents, family and friends gathered to watch and&nbsp;support the children and the audience were rewarded with displays of &nbsp;various&nbsp;dance styles, from African war dances to modern street dance!</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/FullSizeRender[2]_(3).jpg" style="height: 200px; width: 267px;" /></p> <p>Linden Road would like to say how&nbsp;proud we are of every child that practised and performed their classes routines, and a special thank you to two great dance teachers- Amy and Nicola.</p>[2]_(4).jpgMon, 20 Jul 2015 12:52:11 GMTStudent Leadership Team Meeting<p style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Following the Student Leadership Team meeting today the following decisions have been made.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">1. The chair of the Student Leadership Team will be through a carousel arrangement starting at the next meeting on Monday 6th July 2015 at 1.00 p.m. with Jessica S and Kacie M.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Unanimous decision.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">2.&nbsp;Students should continue to wear their school tie during the school day.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">This was passed by a majority vote.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Comments were: A tie makes no difference to how hot you are. You aren&#39;t allowed to take them off at High School. We all looked very smart at the Denton Big Sing. We looked better than other schools. Ties and shirts should be tucked in whilst on the school grounds.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">3. In September the StLT will be organising teams of students around responsibilities within the school. Ideas shared were: Librarians, Gardening Club, Eco group including recycling, Chicken and Duck checkers, school and grounds maintenance, Reading Buddies.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">There will be subcommittees of the StLT team who will organise these teams.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">4. Students spoke about their input into the recent staff meetings and outlined how it was good to see the great atmosphere in the meetings and to get involved. &nbsp;The team discussed the Behaviour Policy and requested to see a copy. They all so discussed the school rules and the need to review and revise them. This would be a key activity involving the whole school in September. There was much discussion around The Power in Me and the respect agenda in Y5.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">We will keep everybody updated using the web and the noticeboard in school.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Thank you from the Student Leadership Team.</p>, 01 Jul 2015 13:38:21 GMTSchudio Best Practice Blog<p>Please <a href="">click here</a> to view our comments on the Schudio best practice blog.<br /> &nbsp;</p>, 30 Jun 2015 08:21:52 GMTNews<p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery-slideshow:Bossy King}</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery:Bossy King}</span></p>, 01 Apr 2015 12:42:19 GMTKingswood 2015<address style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">We will update this blog daily after the full day&#39;s activities. Scroll down for the latest news.</address> <address style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</address> <address style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;"><strong><big>Day 1</big></strong></address> <address style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</address> <address style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;"> <p>We arrived and were straight into activities. The first one being the challenge of making our beds, easy for some but not for all. After a look around the centre we had our first activities: Fencing and archery. Then straight into dinner, which we all loved. To finish the day we completed the scrapheap challenge, which resulted in our group leaders getting a little wet. Hot chocolate to finish off the night and all in bed and fast asleep by&nbsp;<a href="x-apple-data-detectors://0">10:30pm</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Busy day tomorrow! Quad biking, nightline, power climb and lazer zone just to name a few.</p> <p>Love Mrs Bradshaw, Miss Mees, Mr Greaves and Year 6</p> </address> <address style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;"><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{gallery:Kingswood 2015 Day 1}</span></address> <address>&nbsp;</address> <address><strong><big>Day 2</big></strong></address> <address> <p>The children have been amazing and so has the weather. We have been none stop all day. Some will be bring more home than others from Kingswood, looking at their clothes. Friendships have been developed within the class, with other schools and with the Kingswood staff.</p> <p>We are all definitely looking forward to our beds tonight!&nbsp;</p> </address> <address>{gallery:Kingswood 2015 Day 2}</address> <h5><strong>Day 3</strong></h5> <p>After an almighty breakfast the activities started. None stop all day!</p> <p>We have done aeroball, nightline, low ropes/ ninja school, zip wire, caving, climbing, orienteering, fencing, field games, power climb just to name a few. The day ended with hot chocolate and toasted marshmellows around the open campfire as we sang our hearts out about pirates, bananas and jellyfish.</p> <p>Be aware parents, Linden Road children love the mud and by the looks of them you will think they have spent the whole week rolling around in it. Thats if they remember where their clothes are.</p> <p>Signing out for Day 3 as myself and Miss Mees ache everywhere.</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(247, 247, 247);">{gallery:Kingswood 2015 Day 3}</span>&nbsp;</p> <h5><strong>Day 4</strong></h5> <p>We made it to day 4 and what a fun filled day we have had. We started with ultimate frizbee, which will be coming back to Linden Road with us and drum beats to make sure Mr Kirkbride was awake. If that didn&rsquo;t wake some of the children up, flying down the zip wire and abseiling down the climbing wall sure did.</p> <p>The day ended with a disco, where the children shared their moves with 3 other schools and so did Miss Mees and Mrs Bradshaw.</p> <p>The children are all packed and ready for home after two more activities tomorrow.</p> <p>We have had a fantastic week and can&rsquo;t wait to be back in class next week, english and maths will not be as exciting!</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">{gallery:Kingswood 2015 Day 4}</span></p>, 16 Mar 2015 23:25:02 GMTSafer Internet Day 2015<p>Tuesday 10<sup>th</sup> was Internet Safety Day. The Computer Whizz Kids played an important role in helping each class to deliver a lesson looking at how we can stay safe when using the internet.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Katie and Max worked alongside Year 2 to support their learning using Hector&rsquo;s World. They learned about how to keep their personal information safe when using the internet.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In other classes, the teachers used the same websites which the Whizz Kids had shown them and looked at ways of staying safe. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Year 4 and 5 looked at Cyber Caf&eacute; on the Think You Know website.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>They learned about how to stay safe on the internet, using the acronym SMART to help them to remember the key points.</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong><u>Be SMART&nbsp; online</u></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>S</strong>afe &ndash; Don&rsquo;t give out your personal information; choose strong, powerful passwords; don&rsquo;t go on to websites you are not sure about or which have age restrictions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>M</strong>eeting &ndash; NEVER meet anyone who you do not know in real life. Just because you have chatted to them on the internet does not mean you know them.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>A</strong>ccepting &ndash; Be very careful who you accept information (emails, message, texts) from.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>R</strong>eliable &ndash; how can you check whether information and people online are reliable?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>T</strong>ell - Tell an adult if anything makes you feel uncomfortable or if anyone asks to meet you.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>During the previous two weeks, the Whizz Kids taught all the children in Key Stage 2 about using and choosing safe passwords.&nbsp;</p>, 13 Feb 2015 13:53:08 GMTAchievement Awards December 2014<p>On the last day of term the whole school came together to celebrate the amazing progress of our children. Pupils who have made exceptional progress are awarded Achievement Certificates.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.3333330154419px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{gallery:Achievement Awards December 2014}</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 05 Jan 2015 12:10:38 GMTRemembrance Day 2014<p>The Linden Road community came together yesterday to remember those who had been killed, injured or affected by war and conflict. After we our poignant assembly and&nbsp;observed the two minutes silence, each class planted their poppies in our Field of Remembrance and spent time reflecting on Armistice Day.</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.3333330154419px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{gallery:Remembrance Day 2014}</span></p>, 12 Nov 2014 09:45:17 GMTOur hauntingly good PTFA Halloween disco<p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.7272720336914px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{gallery:PTFA Halloween Disco }</span></p>, 24 Oct 2014 13:17:53 GMTParental Questionaire Results<p>Thank you for your honest and very valuable feedback.</p> <p><a href="/files/files/parental_questionnaire_results_2014%281%29.pdf"><img alt="" src="/files/images/acrobat_file.gif" style="width: 19px; height: 18px;" />&nbsp;Parental Questionnaire results 2014</a></p>, 20 Aug 2014 17:36:03 GMTNewsletter<p><a href="/files/files/FS1_Newsletter_17_10_14.doc"><img alt="" src="/files/images/acrobat_file.gif" style="width: 19px; height: 18px;" />&nbsp;School Newsletter</a>&nbsp;- Fri 27 Jun 2014</p> <p><a href="/files/files/school_newsletter_may_2014_%281%29.pdf"><img alt="" src="/files/images/acrobat_file.gif" style="width: 19px; height: 18px;" />&nbsp;Newsletter</a> - Mon 19 May 2014</p>, 20 Aug 2014 17:38:49 GMTYear 6 Oscars<p>After our trip to Kingswood, Year 6 produced and edited their own films about their experience. They used different techniques, adding sound effects and voice overs. All the films were part of the &#39;2014 Film Festival&#39; and were awarded different awards, from creativity to best film.</p> <p>Children arrived at the film festival along their very own red carpet, walk of fame and to the screams of the paparazzi, clicking away with their cameras! The experience was made more realistic by the children dressing for the &#39;Oscars!&#39;</p> <p>{gallery:Year 6 Oscars}</p>, 20 Aug 2014 17:45:16 GMTYear 6 Trip to Kingswood March 2014<p>Apologies for the lack of updates but this is down to intermittent wifi at Kingswood</p> <p>Photos from Kingswood can be viewed on the Gallery section of our website</p> <h4>Day One</h4> <p>We arrived safely to glorious sunshine!! Bed making was interesting but everyone eventually managed it with no staff support, even though some of them don&#39;t look like actual beds!</p> <p>We meet the team of instructors who will be looking after us, played mad games loudly then Straight into our first activities: aero ball and climbing.</p> <p>Aero ball! After the laughter of watching Mrs Bradshaw and Mrs Bell trying to get into the trampoline, all you could hear was laughter as the games began.</p> <p>Climbing! Some children thought no! But with encouragement everyone went up the wall, many conquering their fears and many reaching the top!</p> <p>A delicious roast dinner and apple crumble for tea before scrap heap challenge tonight!</p> <h4>Day Two</h4> <p>Early morning, as most of the children wanted to shower!! And no they weren&#39;t forced to. Breakfast, oh yes!!</p> <p>9.15 came and we were all ready to start our morning activities.<br /> Nightline, the children had to communicate as they had all lost their sight! Everything would have been okay if it wasn&#39;t for the pesky squirrels, who kept tickling the children!</p> <p>Quad biking, nervous children zoomed around the track, conquering their fears (sorry parents many of them now want them for Christmas).</p> <p>More food, tuck shop before more activities!</p> <p>Low ropes, after Mrs Bell threw water over herself and Mrs Bradshaw threw it over a child everything was great. The children worked really hard supporting and communicating with each other.</p> <p>Archery, Mrs Speak AKA Maid Marion, earned herself and Miss Mees a full set of cutlery. Children had to concentrate to be able to eat their evening meal, shooting on target to gain a knife, fork and spoon.</p> <p>Power climb, wow we thought we were Spider-Men! (The staff anyway) but how wrong we were! A challenging activity where the children encouraged each other to climb higher than they did before!</p> <p>More food! This time limited cutlery for some, but they all managed to each a full meal.</p> <p>Chilling now in their dorms, before the mini Olympics start in 15 minutes.</p> <h4>Day Three</h4> <p>Well day 3 has been eventful and full of laughter!</p> <p>It started with a cracking breakfast to set us up for the day! Hash browns and sausages! Yum Yum!</p> <p>It has been a fun packed, glorious day, with zip wire, orienteering, problem solving, team challenge, fencing and caving. The children have shown how supportive and encouraging they can be when their class mates are stood at the top of a 40ft zip wire about to take the leap! They all made it to the top and many took the step.</p> <p>The children have been fantastic conquering fears and challenging themselves.</p> <p>The new arrival of other schools has given them the opportunity to make new friends. Just chilling before tonight&#39;s campfire with roasted marshmallows and hot chocolate!</p>, 20 Aug 2014 17:46:24 GMTBeanstalk - Volunteer Readers<p>Our vision is a nation of children who can read and grow up to lead successful lives.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Susan Belgrave: Improving children&#39;s literacy for forty years..</p> <p>The 88-year-old from Dorchester, was nominated for the Daily Mail Inspirational Women of the Year Awards for her work with the Beanstalk charity 40 years ago and has helped 80,000 children improve their literacy...</p> <p>You can see the video here. <a href=",AAAAAFSL1bg~,CmS1EFtcMWELN_eSE9A7gpcGWF5XAVmI&amp;bctid=2835541163001" target="_blank"></a></p>, 20 Aug 2014 17:48:44 GMTFamily Craft Sessions<p><a href="/files/files/family_craft_sessions.pdf"><img alt="" src="/files/images/acrobat_file.gif" style="width: 19px; height: 18px;" />&nbsp;Family craft sessions</a></p>, 20 Aug 2014 17:49:44 GMT