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February 2019

  • We're on Top of the World!

    Published 28/02/19

    What a fantastic start to Term 4! Before the start of the half term holiday, Mrs Clack our Reading Leader shared a reading challenge as part of our World Book Day celebrations. We have been blown away by how enthusiastic the children have been and many thanks goes to you, their families who have supported them. We have particularly loved the tweets! With just under a week to go, we can't wait to see what else is possible. Remember to remind your child to hand in their completed form on World Book Day so that they can be in with a chance to win some great prizes!

    We are now in the latter half of the academic year and I am always impressed with how much our pupils have learned. In my assembly on Monday, we explored our Priory Trust value of curiosity. If I asked you the question, "Can you think of some who is famous for being curious?' what would your answer be? I was really impressed by some of our pupils answers; Isaac Newton, David Attenborough, Charles Darwin, Mary Anning and Stephen Hawking which were all fantastic suggestions. I'm sure this will make Mrs Stephenson, our Science Leader really proud and I know that she is excited for National Science week which will begin on Monday, 11th March. 

    There are so many events coming up at the moment, that I would recommend keeping a close eye on Parent Hub. We have World Book Day next Thursday (7th March) where we have invited all the children (and staff) to come dressed as their favourite book character, as well as Comic Relief on Friday, 15th March. Please see Tower Times for more details. Merchandise will be for sale at the academy from Tuesday, 6th March. All proceeds will be donated to Comic Relief. I would like to thank you for your continued support in with helping our pupils take part in events that contribute to wider communities than just the one that they live in. 

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  • The End of a Fantastic Term!

    Published 14/02/19

    What an amazing start to 2019 this term has been. In six short weeks, the children have given their all, making the most of the learning opportunities and showing everyone around them the progress they have made. We always look for ways to celebrate this and meeting with you at parents’ evening is just one way. Thank you for taking the time to meet with your child’s teacher and looking through their work. I hope that you were impressed with the work in their books as well as the information the teachers shared.

    We have had several special visitors to the academy this term and only this week, welcomed both Sam Ruddock, the Para-Olympian and also Ben Smith (who ran 401 marathons in 401 days). The children are always really inspired by such motivational speakers but they are not always aware of the reciprocal element of these events; that visitors such as Ben and Sam are equally inspired by our pupils! It makes me very proud to hear that they love to visit the academy and spend time with our pupils and I hope you are too. Our pupils demonstrate a keenness to learn as well as a positive attitude to new experiences. They also epitomise the values that we have built our academy round and we will continue to find opportunities to motivate our pupils further.

    We are about to begin our half term holiday and I wish you and your family a restful week hopefully full of bright, sunny days. We look forward to seeing you back at the academy on Monday, 25th February for the start of Term 4.

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  • We are a Learning Community School!

    Published 07/02/19

    There's always so much to be proud of at Huntingtower Academy. There is a sense of purpose for everyone whether you are the youngest or oldest pupil, the newest or longest serving staff member. Everyone has their place with us and we work hard to ensure that everyone understands and feels that sense sense of belonging. We are a community. We do, however, belong to more than one community and it was great to see the pupils and staff engage in a range of activities that demonstrate that. Last Friday, over twenty pupils and staff members took part in the Grantham Rotary Swimarathan. Swimming in relay for an hour always proves to be more gruelling than first thought but our teams persevered to break academy records and raise a lot of money for the charity - well done to all who took part. A really big thank you goes to Mrs Dilloway for organising.

    We again joined with the local community to host a gymnastic competition at the academy on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs Bensley and her gymnastic team not only competed but also, with the help of our Sports leaders and ambassadors, acted as host to several local schools. It really was a fantastic event and we were really proud to see our teams win some medals. For some of our gymnasts, this was their first chance to represent our academy in an inter-school competition. Again, a huge well done to all who took part and for the organising such a fantastic event.

    With only one week until half term, we look forward to meeting with parents and families at parents' evening next week. Appointment letters have been distributed; please check your child's book bag if you haven't as yet received yours. The studio will be hosting not only the Scholastic Book fair but also creche facility for academy pupils not attending the meetings with you. 

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