Andrews Lane Primary School
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Andrews Lane is a friendly, welcoming environment where each child is valued as an individual and is expected to work hard to fulfil their potential. Our school mission statement is…
“Aspire, Learn, Succeed”

 
 
Our video will give you a small insight into some of the exciting things taking place at our school.
 

Ofsted Official Report confirms we are a 'Good' school with 'Outstanding' Early Years Provision.

Please see below our most recent Ofsted report March 2015 and accompanying letter

We hope you are as delighted as we are.

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Ofsted Report March 2015

 
LATEST NEWSLETTER
20th December 2015     26th November 2015    21st October 2015     4th September 2015
18th September   17th July 2015     1st July 2015         9th June 15  8th May 15      2nd April 2015

Look what we've been up to this term

School News

 

 

Summer Fun Day

The Summer Fun Day is coming! Friday 1st July, 2-4. Bags go out on friday please fill them and bring them back on Monday. Any other donations gratefully recieved.

 

NEW SCHOOL VIDEO

Check out our new school video. Are you famous? can you spot any of your learning?

FRIDAY 17th JUNE

EMPTY CLASSROOM DAY

On Friday, the whole school will be vacating their classrooms to take part in outdoor learning activities. As we are outside, children will need to wear appropriate non-school uniform for the weather (which at the moment, could include; a waterproof, gloves and sun cream!)

Please also bring in a gift or a bottle for the Summer fete- remember the class with the most wins a prize! (anything extra will also be appreciated!)

 

CLASS PHOTOGRAPHS- 19/5/16

Class photographs will be taken tomorrow- please make sure your child comes in correct uniform and brings their biggest smile.

What a lot has gone on over the last couple of weeks

We have all enjoyed celebrating the Queen's Birthday and learning all about our Royal Family.

Year 5 took part in a Bell boating regatta and new clubs have started for the summer term.

A reminder; as the weather gets warmer please make sure you label all jumpers and hats as children are beginning to leave these outside/take them off and it is becoming impossible to return these to their correct owners.

Any un-named items found in the future will be taken to the lost property box in the office for you to peruse after school.

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Hoppy Easter

We hope you had a great Easter Weekend!

Parents evening THURSDAY 31st MARCH- Please check your times to avoid being late!

TERM ENDS FRIDAY 1ST MARCH 2016 at 1PM

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Winners of the Bags of Help Scheme- TESCO

Read our winning publication here

Bags of Help Winners 

A big ‘Thank You’ to all staff, parents, children and families who voted for us. We are happy to announce that we were the winners and have secured £12,000 for the redevelopment of our Pond and outdoor areas. This is an exciting project and we look forward to updating you step by step as the project progresses.

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Bags of help website

The first phase has already started with a willing army of volunteers who gave up their Saturday morning to clear the pond area. We relocated a large amount of soil and wood from the raised planters. as well as salvaging many of the plants and even some potatoes! (Which Mrs Watson took home for her dinner!)

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Our new kitchen is up and running Hooray!

After a fantastic refurbishment, children from Year 1,2,3 and 4 had the chance to try out the new kitchen making bread rolls and carrot hummus. First they did the most important job (washing their hands!) Then they talked about the ingredients needed to make the bread and had a chance to create their very own shaped roll by kneading the dough. Next then used a hand blender to make the hummus and finally (another important job) helped to tidy up.

The children had a great time and are now asking about when the next session is!

(Don't worry Reception, Year 5 and 6- you will have a chance to use the kitchen next term!)

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Would you like to be more involved in the school?

Please click here to find out more about becoming a governor

Would You Like To Become a Parent Governor?

 

Inspirational Author Visit.

This week, the children of Andrews Lane, Year 2 – Year 6, were treated to a fantastic visit from well-known author, Jack Trelawny.  The afternoon included some readings from his texts, taken from the Kernowland Trilogy and also a questions and answers session where he shared some top tips for writing.   Many children were awarded a prize for participating in the session and answering some of the trickier questions; Jack was nice enough to give them a signed copy from his collection.  Moreover, other lucky children purchased a book, which they also had signed by the author himself. How amazing!

Following this, we still didn’t let Jack go home!  The journalism club nabbed him and put Mr. Trelawny in the hot seat for a questions and answers round.   Make sure to pick up a copy of the ‘Termly Times’ this Easter and read this EXCLUSIVE interview.

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Netball Match Report.

On Monday 29th February 2016 Andrews Lane netball team had a match against Fairfields.

Before the match we did a warm up. The team was nervous and a bit scared but we were all excited.

We tossed a coin to see who starts. When the game started, it was quite tough because they were taller and quicker but that didn’t really matter. Andrews Lane didn’t give up and we had a lot of support by teachers, parents, family and friends.

Although the score was 18-1 we all had fun. Next time, we will try and use some of the tricks they used. At the end, we all shook hands and we chose a player of the match. Fair Fields chose Daniel. The best player on their team was the Centre. It was our 1st match and their 6th match.

By Lyla & Joshua.

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World Book Day

Well done to all the children (and parent helpers) for all your hard work making, finding and creating costumes for World Book Day and congratulations to the winners.

Throughout the morning, each class chose a different author to explore and took part in various activities linked to one of their books.

In the afternoon, the children participated in a whole school book quiz hosted by our answer to 'Ant and Dec' (Miss Keogh and Mrs Dyson). A great time was had by all and the scores were very close.

Well done to the winning team 

'Brainy Brussels'

Please see your child's class page for more information and photographs of the day.

 

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School Nurse Surgery for Parents

Wednesday 02/03/16 9am to 12pm

This is an opportunity for parents to drop-in if you need or require any advice or support on any health issues for your child.

This can include bed wetting, behaviour, emotional support, medical conditions, etc.

Please ring the school office (01992 623065) to make an appointment.

 

Tesco Initiative

Vote for ALS – we’d like your tokens please!!
Tesco is using money saved, since the introduction of the 5p bag charge, to support local community projects.
Andrews Lane Primary School has been selected as one of three local organisations who will receive a grant.
1st = £12,000 2nd = £10,000 3rd = £8,000
Vote from 27 February to 6 March 2016
The grants will be distributed according to popularity. Please ask your family, friends, neighbours, facebook contacts and anyone else you can think of to vote for ALS.
Each time a customer shops at Tesco Brookfield Centre they should receive a token which is to be placed in the collection box located in store (probably near the entrance).
The grant will be used to fund a pond area makeover – the bigger the prize the bigger the makeover.
Full details can be found at:
http://www.groundwork.org.uk/sites/tescocommunityscheme
Thank you for your anticipated support 

Click here to see our flyer

Bags of Help

 

E-Safety Day

On Wednesday Miss Ellis-Hall gave an assembly on E-safety. We talked about what we currently use the internet for and how we can keep ourselves safe whilst we are on it.

In Key Stage 2 Miss E-H showed us the age restrictions for Social media sites and we discussed why they had set these ages. We then watched the videos below and were able to ask questions about what we had seen and how the girl could have kept herself safe.

Upper Key Stage 2 also watched this video- enabling more discussion.

Look out for the Smile acronym to help keep you safe online. 

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In KS1 we talked about safe websites for children and 4 simple rules to keeping ourselves safe online, helped out by our friends Lee and Kim. (PARENT NOTE-i paused the video at 5:03 and restarted at 5:19)

After Half term, Miss Ellis-Hall will be coming into each class to share some more information with parents- if you have any questions, click here to be taken to the THINKUKNOW website which contains lots more information about keeping children safe online.

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Little Angel Theatre- Handa's Hen

On Tuesday, our EYFS and Reception classes were treated to a puppet show performance of Handa's Hen. It was very expertly performed and all the children and parents enjoyed watching the story come to life. Since watching this,  the children have been inspired to create their own puppets and puppet shows- Watch out Little Angel Theatre, we have some new cast members in training!

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O2 Young Voices

On Tuesday our choir went to the O2 to perform with 7,500 other children as part of the Young Voices concert. They sung a wide variety of songs including hits in the top 40, Songs by Madness and some brand new songs created just for the concert itself.

They had a brilliant day dancing and singing and by the end of the concert, had tired themselves out they slept all the way home (well most of them! )

A big thank you to Miss Campbell and Miss Babb for helping the children learn all the songs,  and another big thank you to all the families and friends of the children who supported us at the arena. Yes we did spot you! ( even if you were tiny dots!)

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Attendance Party

Well done to the 58 children who received 100% attendance for the whole of the last term. As a special treat the children were invited to a movie party in the hall where they watched a film and were given a special bag of snacks.

How is your attendance looking?

Could you be one of the children to attend our party next term?

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Happy New Year

Welcome back and a Happy New Year to all our families and children of Andrews Lane. We have lots of exciting things coming up this year,  including our attendance tea party. Are you coming? If not, could coming to school every day be your New Years Resolution for 2016?

Well done to all our Sports Prize winners this morning. You have all shown a mixture of great skills, listening teamwork and resilience. For those of you who didn't win this time, keep trying your hardest and you too could receive a prize.

 Sports award winners

 

 

Christingle Service

Thank you to all those who attended our Christingle Service yesterday. I'm sure you will all agree the children sang beautifully and the Christingles added a bit of sparkle to the event.

Here are some photos from the church for those who could not attend.

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Christmas is nearly upon us and as we reach the end of term here are some important dates for your diary

Wednesday 16th - Christingle service at St Marys Church ( 1:45pm)

Thursday 17 th - Early finish ( 1:15pm) after a yummy Christmas Dinner

Friday 18th- END OF TERM early finish (1:00pm)

Tuesday 5th January 2016- Back to School for all children (Normal time)

Busy Busy Bethlehem

Last Week Reception and KS1 embarked on the mammoth task of producing a play in a week. Over the week the children learnt about, and were involved in all of the aspects which are needed to put on a production. They made the scenery, some of their costumes, made posters and programmes to advertise the event and became the starring roles which included learning lines and dance moves. On Wednesday and Thursday they performed to the school and parents and they did brilliantly. The lines were clear, the actions and moves were well executed and the singing was loud – Westend stars watch out! A big thank you goes out to all the staff and parents who helped make this a success.

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Festival of Carols

The Choir have been a busy bunch performing Christmas songs at Whitefields Home last week and in Waltham cross as part of the The Festival of carols. They sung beautifully and were a real credit to the school. Well done choir.

(To hear more dont forget to join us at our Christingle service on Wednesday 16th at St Mary's Church)

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Christmas Bazaar

A big Thank You to everyone who came, helped and contributed to our Christmas Bazaar. It was a brilliant event and raised a huge £1,300 for the school

 

Oh No he shouldn't....... Oh Yes he should!

On Tuesday ALS were treated to a performance of the pantomime Cinderella (with a difference). Having only two performers, the children enjoyed watching them switch between all of the different characters to tell the story and enjoyed joining in with cheering the goodies, booing the baddies combined with a bit of a sing-song along the way.

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Interactive Christmas Experience

On Monday Children from Year One and Two were visited by Life Church Cuffley who brought the Christmas Story to life. Children were split into groups to learn about all the different aspects of the story; from the Angel appearing to Mary, to the visit by the Kings and Shepherds and then finally seeing Jesus in the Manger. Children had a great time making items to go with each part of the story and it gave them an opportunity to find out more about why Christians Celebrate Christmas.

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 CHRISTMAS BAZAAR! (with special guest)

On Friday 4th December from 2pm (as school finishes) bring your friends and family along to the gym to take part in fun games, raffles, tombolas and stalls at our Christmas Bazaar. If we are lucky, Santa may be stopping in to visit all the good boys and girls- Im hoping im on his nice list!

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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas tree.....

Christmas is fully in swing at Andrews Lane (and before you say it, yes we are  aware it is still November!) The hallways are lined with decorations, Christmas displays are up and the 'piece de resistance' our Christmas tree has been constructed and decorated by the Year 6's.

Only 5 days until we can start our advent calenders!

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Double, double, toil and trouble…

All of KS2 were treated to a truly inspiring performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The Young Shakespeare Company had children on the edge of their seats, enthralled in the story and also taking part in much of the action. It was a brilliant afternoon, making Shakespeare both accessible to the children and fun. Well done to all children for taking part, learning lines, acting in character and being a great audience.

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Hakuna Matata

What a marvellous evening we had! The children were great representatives of the school and other audience members even commented on their impeccable behaviour. It was a wonderful show and an experience I'm sure the children will remember for years to come.

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LION KING UPDATE

Please see our last minute reminders about our exciting trip tomorrow

Lion King Last Minute Reminder

 

 Monday 12th Photographs

On Monday 12th October Van Cols will be taking individual and sibling group school photos. Please come ready in correct uniform with a big smile.

Then the magic key began to glow....

Children from Year 2-6 today were visited by the illustrator Nick Schon who draws the pictures for The Magic Key stories. Each class made up their own story which he then illustrated. Each story is very different and the children enjoyed watching him create the pictures before their eyes.

He even drew a  special one just for our school.

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HOLIDAY CLUB WITH COACH PRESTON

Do you enjoy your sessions with Coach Preston? Do you wish you could learn more skills over the holidays to impress your friends? Well you are in luck. Over the half term holidays Coach Preston is running a multiskills club where you will play games, learn new skills and apply them in game situations. For dates, times and cost please click on the link below.

Coach Preston Holiday Club

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Welcome Back Year 6, Mrs Kanuni and Miss Connolly. We hope you had a brilliant time.

The Kingswood blog is hot off the press and ready to read on the Year 6 page. Make sure you check back every day to keep updated on all the fun and excitement.

 

Last Friday, as part of the sports award, children from KS2 took a trip to the Herts Young Mariners Base . After a quick safety talk, they all clambered into a bell boat and enjoyed rowing along the river. Coach Preston enjoyed getting involved and was sadly disappointed that no capsizing took place. An exciting morning was had by all and all children returned to school moderately dry.

 

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WELCOME BACK

Hello and welcome back to all our staff and families at Andrews Lane School and a warm welcome to our new children and families. We hope you will be happy, make lots of friends and we look forward to seeing great learning and achievements for all our children. 

Thank you to all our parents for making sure the children are wearing the correct uniform and have come equipped with book bags and PE kits. It is lovely to see everyone looking smart and ready to learn.

We have got some exciting things planned this year, including our trip to see the Lion King in the West End and our sports award winners' trip to the Herts Young Mariners Base. 

Below is the ALS Way which summarises our behaviour expectations at our school. This has been shared in assembly this week and each year group has created their own class charter. 

I have been particularly proud to witness the children's good behaviour, positive attitude to learning and politeness this week. What a great start to the school year!

The ALS Way

 

 

Dates

2nd September 2015 - Inset day- Teachers only

3rd September 2015 - First day back - All Staff and ChildrenBags of Help logo

"Andrews Lane is a Good school which has improved since the last inspection and continues to do so. Parents are very supportive of the school."

Ofsted April 2010