Month: January 2019

Creative music-making

On 24 January 2019 we had the great pleasure of having Aldeburgh Young Musicians with us for an all day workshop. Pupils from Lynn Grove and Caister worked in 3 groups on an improvsed piece of music which they performed in the afternoon. Their hard work payed off as the result was absolutely fantastic. Great to hear music made in a group without the help of sheet music but inspired by great music educators.

Battling the elements

On 22 January 2019 we had 5 of our Cross Country qualifiers running at Langley School (Loddon) in the Norfolk Cross Country Championships 2019. They had all worked really hard in the build up to this event and ran despite the freezing conditions. All showed great endeavor and grit amongst some exceptionally strong athletes. Well done Sophie, Milly, Nathan, Cameron and Ellie.

Academic calendar 2019-20

We have recently published the calendar for academic year 2019 – 2020. You can  find it here to view online or download a PDF version.

We plan the year to best meet the needs of our pupils and our school year will vary slightly from local authority schools and schools in other academy trusts – so if you have children in other schools please check their dates too before planning holidays.  At Lynn Grove we do not authorise any holidays in term time. Because every day and every lesson counts we believe we owe it to our pupils to  teach ‘proper’ lessons everyday that we expect the children to attend.  Great attendance leads to great progress.

STEM is fun!

Lynn Grove Academy this week had the great pleasure of welcoming nearly 60 pupils from 3 primary schools in the area. The pupils were invited to a new STEM club and were challenged to build a tower out of straws, using only the straws, sellotape and their STEM skills! We were hugely proud of all the pupils who participated and many prizes were given, along with lots of smiles and congratulations. Thank you to the staff at Hillside Primary, St Nichols Priory and Hopton Primary who organised and accompanied the pupils from their schools. Thank you to the year 11 STEM Ambassadors for their help and to our STEM coordinator Miss Rix.

It All Adds Up

Twelve of our Year 11 pupils attended an all female Maths conference this week. ‘It All Adds Up’ was organised by the Oxford University Mathematical Institute. They spent the day getting further insights into the universality and beauty of Maths. As a bonus the trip included a tour of one of the colleges (St. Catherine’s) and a look around the historic Oxford town centre. Many thanks to the Maths department and Mr Pease for organising this excellent trip.

Happy New Year 2019

The new Year ist still very fresh as we welcome back our pupils on 3 January 2018. We are looking forward to an exciting new term that will take us to Easter.