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.
Our family support worker Mrs Edwards will be running half-term holiday activities again this February for children in years 4 to 6. There will be cooking, arts & crafts and science on Monday, 18 February 2019. Places are limited so click here for more information and how to book and reply to Lynn Grove Academy reception by 4 February.
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.
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.
Grandparents and local residents were invited along to Lynn Grove to enjoy an afternoon of festive cheer. Our guests were treated to Prize Bingo, a raffle and a Christmas trivia quiz. They enjoyed music and singing from our talented Music students and choir. Pupils served home-made sausage rolls and mince pies prepared by our budding year 7 and 8 chefs. The event was hosted by our year 11 Health and Social Care students, who did their teacher proud by brilliantly demonstrating the Care Values they had previously learnt about in class.
It was wonderful to see different generations all enjoying just being together and having a lovely time, and from the positive comments we have received a really good time was had by all.
Calling all pupils in the Lynn Grove Academy class of 2018 – It’s time to collect your GCSE Certificates. You will need these certificates in the future so be sure to come and collect them and then keep them very safely. You will be surprised how often you will be asked for them in later life and if you lose them you will have to go through a complicated and expensive process to get replacements..
Collection of Exam Certificates
Thursday 6th & Friday 7th December 2018 15:00 – 16:30
If these times are not convenient, please make an appointment with the Exams Office on 01493 660245.
Certificates cannot be given to anyone other than the pupil without their written authorisation.
In line with JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) rules, we can only keep certificates for one year after which they will be disposed of. We look forward to seeing you.
It’s 4 weeks until Christmas so we are beginning to get into the spirit. An unusual tree has sprung up in our reception made out of more than 100 books unifying Christmas cheer and the joy of reading. And there will be plenty of that since there are still over 16900 books left in out library.
Extra bonus – no needles!
We’re very happy to let you know that we have managed to raise £1779.87 for Children in Need over the past week. We’ve had lots of different activities all culminating on Friday lunchtime with our ‘Teachers got Talent / Teacher Challenge’ event. Thank you to all staff who performed or braved sour lemons,pie faces, leg waxing or ice bucket challenges for a good cause. Our prefects were brilliant preparing hosting the event.
The sailing club had its last outing for the autumn term a couple of weeks ago.
They have made fantastic progress on the water and have developed lots of transferable skills. Thank you to Mrs Mann for supporting the pupils. They’ve had a great time.
Year 10 girls impressed with their determination and sportswomanship at Wymondham College shortly before half-term when they took part in a Rugby Development Tournament. Mr Flack and Ms Preece were delighted with their performance and everyone had a really great time. They are all definitely up for more rugby – these girls can!