Year 5 Bottle Kiln Art

Year 5 have been learning about our local history. They have been looking at two particular local artists who use Stoke-on-Trent and its bottle kilns in their work. These artists are Sid Kirkham and Michael Pritchard. Sid Kirkham painted grey, smoky industrial scenes, while Michael Pritchard uses different techniques of sampling, mixing and montage to create colourful bottle kiln pieces of art.
 
Year 5 have taken inspiration from these two artists to create their own sketches of a smoky Stoke-on-Trent, and colourful collages of bottle kilns.
 
Well done Year 5!

A Team Football Tryouts

Well done to all the children who took part in the A Team football tryouts today, you showed some real teamwork. Good luck.

11th October 2018 – Open Day for Prospective Parents

The William Amory Primary School & Nursery Open Day

On the 11th October 2018 we will be hosting an open day for prospective parents to come and view the school.

There will be two sessions available for you to attend:

  • The morning session runs from 9.00 – 10.30
  • The evening session runs from 18.30 – 19.30

We look forward to seeing you.

12th September 2018 – Class Information Evening

Class Info Evening
Your class teachers will be available on Wednesday 12th September to talk to you about your child(ren)’s new class routines and structures. This is not the opportunity to talk about individual children though you may well want to book an appointment on that day. This is more about homework, trips, curriculum and so on.

KSI – 17.00 to 17.30

KSII  – 17.30 to 18.00

Year 6 will be arranged for a different day.

Newsletter 10th September 2018

FIRST NEWSLETTER OF 2018/2019

DATES FOR THE DIARY
9th November 2018 – WWI Day

 

10th September 2018
The Next Fortnight for School and Nursery
12th          Class Info Evening

17th          Academy Photographs

CADSSA starts promptly this year – as ever. Fixtures will be sent out to members of Football A and B as well as cross country and the other events this term.

Looking Forward
Welcome to all our new children, parents and staff.

 

Class Info Evening
Your class teachers will be available on Wednesday 12th September to talk to you about your child(ren)’s new class routines and structures. This is not the opportunity to talk about individual children though you may well want to book an appointment on that day. This is more about homework, trips, curriculum and so on.

KSI – 17.00 to 17.30

KSII  – 17.30 to 18.00

Year 6 will be arranged for a different day.

Communication
Term dates are coming out shortly. However, our school’s calendar is available on the school website (http://williamamory.co.uk/events/) with instructions on how to sync the school diary with yours (beware – you might get reminders at odd times of day. Alternatively, put this link in your favourites or bookmarks to access it quickly and directly.

On top of that we try to communicate via the following:

  • Weekly newsletter which is emailed and is available in the display boards in Reception Class entrance and the school’s main entrance,
  • Texts,
  • Facebook,
  • Notes or meetings directly with the teacher,
  • The KSI display board.

 

Photographs
Academy Photographers will be in from 08.30 on Monday 17th September 2018.

From 08.30 to around 09.00, parents are welcome to use this service to take whole family shots – parents, grandparents, siblings, whatever.

If you want a photo of your school child(ren) and older/younger siblings, this is the time to organise this. Just turn up and wait until the photographer is free.

From around 09.00 we will then take individual AND sibling photographs (including nursery) of all children in the school.

For anyone new, you will get a sample pack after a few weeks and request any copies you want via their order system.

 

Rocksteady for next year
There are a number of spaces available, especially for guitar, keyboard and vocals and children from any year group may take part. The best way to enrol is to visit www.rocksteadymusicschool.com and ‘enrol online’.

School improvements

  • Technology Suite

Please sit down as you read this – I don’t want anyone going weak at the knees from an attack of “unsurprise”… the work that was faithfully promised to be completed by this week has now been delayed! Our new deadline is October half term now that the roof is on (hence the big crane the other day).

  • Nursery Learning Area

You may recall we were looking to extend the EYFS playground to include a learning area in a plot where we were originally cultivating nettles. This is complete.

  • Nursery Physical Development

You may also recall that we were looking to replace the “pirate ship” in the EYFS playground and then look to develop the Physical Development area a little more depending on what was left in the budget. This is currently scheduled to happen on Thursday 13th September.

  • Staff Toilets

We have been offered a grant to develop the staff toilets. It appears that the grant can’t be used for pupil toilets or other work. To be fair, the staff toilets are in a very poor state as no headteacher has (or would) ever give priority to toilets over books etc. The work should be done in the October half term.

 

As always, I will always do my best to speak to you about any concerns you may have on the day so please feel free to approach me, either on the playground or book an appointment if you prefer.

Mr B Wilken

Headteacher