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Wellington Lions Primary Academy
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🎓 Assistant Headteacher
🏉 Year 1 have enjoying some exciting rugby lessons with Coach Joe from Rippa Rugby, learning 'rocket from the pocket' passes and 'winner, winner, chicken dinner' hands for catching! 🤲
🎪🤹♂️ CIRCUS WORKSHOP 🤹♀️🎪
We are still buzzing with excitement after Monday's incredible circus workshop delivered by The Sports Project 🎉🌟
The day was filled with awe, laughter, and extraordinary talent as every year group got to experience the magic of the circus arts! 🎩✨
The Sports Project will be delivering after school clubs at Wellington Lions. To find out more information, please go to https://the-sports-project.classforkids.io
Apply for your child's place in Reception now!
Here are some details about The Sports Project's after school provision. For more information, please go to: https://the-sports-project.classforkids.io
Earlier this week, we were given a cheerleading taster session delivered by The Sports Project. Our children had lots of fun learning a cheer routine and how to safely perform a pyramid!
I am writing to you to share the news that I will be leaving Wellington Primaries to take up the position of Executive Headteacher with Hamwic Trust in January 2024; my final day at Wellington Primaries will be 31st December 2023. It has been a complete privilege to serve all the pupils, staff, parents and carers at the Wellington Primary Schools as your Executive Headteacher for close to five years and I am extremely proud of the improvements we have made, and your child and your own ongoing support has been crucial.
Ascend Learning Trust will oversee the recruitment of a new Headteacher in each school and any interim arrangements that may well be put in place following the 31st December. Although I will be sad to leave, I am confident that Ascend Learning Trust will appoint excellent successors, who will continue on the journey with both schools.
Finally, I wanted to again thank you for your support and reiterate that our focus remains unchanged as we strive to further improve our school for the community we serve.
Mrs C. Addis
🚎 Year 1 and 2 children have been reading the book ‘Naughty Bus’ by Jan Oke.
🚏 They have been learning about bus stops, bus tickets and part of a bus - they then created a bus in their classroom!
💫 Year 1 & 2 children have been writing down their hopes and wishes for the year 💫
🎉✨ We're over the moon to announce that Wellington Lions has been awarded a 'GOOD' rating by Ofsted! 🏫🌟👏 This achievement belongs to every student, teacher, staff member, and parent who contribute to making our school community exceptional. Together, we've created an environment where every child can thrive and achieve their full potential! 🙌🎓
🌟 This amazing accomplishment is a reflection of the passion, hard work, and dedication of our incredible teachers and staff – their unwavering commitment to delivering quality education is truly remarkable! 👨🏫👩🏫
🤝👉 We also want to extend our gratitude to our supportive parents and guardians. Your partnership and involvement in your child's education have played a vital role in their remarkable progress. Together, we're shaping bright futures! 🌞
Our Sports & Fitness Centre is open over the summer with some great deals on membership passes! Come along and kickstart your healthy summer!
Earlier this term, we celebrated Armed Forces Day by having some special visitors from the British Army come and speak with the children of Reception and Key Stage One.
The children loved tasting the different foods in a ration pack, being bandaged up and practising their CPR skills. They also loved trying on lots of different pieces of uniform and kit, being amazed at how heavy everything was!
Thank you to our visitors for giving up their time!
Some highlights from last week's Sports Day! 🏆
Year 3 and 4 children have been typing up their final pieces for their non-chronological reports. The children have been planning a news report, pretending to be in a fantasy land and writing about what they have experienced. Some of the writing has been very creative and demonstrated some fabulous imaginations!
2023-24 Guitar & Ukulele Lessons at The Wellington Academy, Eagles and Lions
We would like to introduce you to James Reed, a peripatetic music tutor offering Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, and Ukulele Lessons at The Wellington Academy, Eagles and Lions.
Bookings for the 2023-24 school year are now being taken through his online sign up form: https://jreedguitar.mymusicstaff.com/2023-24-Wellington-Academy--Eagles-and-Lions-Sign-Up-Form
A limited number of spaces are available so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Information regarding Policies and Payments can be found in the form.
Music lessons are widely recognised as providing benefits to confidence, self-esteem, well-being, creativity and academic achievement - they are a perfect extra curricular activity. The children will learn plenty of well known songs during lessons while working towards recognised music qualifications with the Rockschool Guitar and Ukulele courses!
Ukulele Lessons are available from Year 1, while Guitar Lessons are available for Years 2+ (James strongly advises Year 2 students to start with ukulele, however!).
🎸 10x20 minute One-to-One Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, or Ukulele Lessons - £132.50.
Subsidised tuition is available at the following prices:
🎸 SEND, Free School Meals, and Pupil Premium children - £63 per term.
Prices do not include books or exam entry fees.
Please feel welcome to contact [email protected] if you require further information.
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Year 5 and 6 children have been writing the prequel to the children's story, The Lost Happy Endings, by Carol Ann Duffy and Jane Ray.
Their creative writing needed to consider why the witch became the way she was - they had a lot of fun coming up with their ideas and sharing them with the class!
Year 5 & 6 have been learning about the fate of the Titanic! 🚢
The children have been taking the facts they have learned and writing about the events and people involved back in 1912.
Year 3 & 4 children have been creating their own lands in their creative writing lessons, basing their new land on the children's story, Weslandia 🏝️
The children have spent time discussing their ideas with their friends and then formalising their ideas in their creative writing. So far, the children have written about crops, clothes, language and exports.
In this lesson, the children were writing about a new sport and coming up with the rules of their new sport. One example was a fresh take on football - but instead of your feet, you have to use your hands... but the ball still needs to move along the floor ✋⚽️
For our DT trip, five Year 5 children from Wellington Lions and four Year 6 children from Wellington Eagles Primary Academy were selected to attend a Dyson Engineering workshop at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy.
They met an engineer from Dyson and learnt about the history of the company and its products. They were given the challenge of designing a prototype for a product to solve a problem at home. The Eagles team designed a robot toy/nanny cam and the Lions team designed a pet washer/dryer. The children had to plan their design and build their prototype from cardboard, plastics and spare Dyson part. Finally, they had to present their prototype to the other team and explain their decision.
🏆 The Lions team won overall first prize, beating the Year 6 and Year 7 teams, and the Eagles team received special recognition for their design and product.
This week, the Ascend Learning Trust's student leadership teams have come together to build their resilience, communication and teamwork skills.
Pupils from Wellington Eagles Primary Academy, Wellington Lions Primary Academy, Kingsbury Green Academy,The Wellington Academy, Lawn Manor Academy, Royal Wootton Bassett Academy and Noremarsh Junior School started with a keynote speech from Anthony Bennett and then team building activities with the 26 Engineer Regiment.
Earlier this term, our Reception, Year 1, Year 4 and Year 5 children have had an online session with Paddy Donnelly, an author and illustrator of books such as 'Fox and Son Tailors' and 'The Vanishing Lake'. Paddy shared how he creates his fantastic illustrations and develops his ideas for a new book.
This inspired our Year 4 and 5 children to create their own exciting stories, using the illustrations they created with Paddy as a front cover. Our Reception and Year 1 children created their own amazing tails before writing about them, inspired by Paddy's book 'Fox and Son Tailors.'
It was a great experience for all!
Year 2 have been writing about bridges in their recent English lessons. The children have been using their new book, Rosie Revere Engineer, by Andrea Beaty as inspiration and have been trying to use verbs that end in 'ing'!
The children in The Den at Lions have been enjoying some energetic nursery rhymes!
Our Years 3 and 4 children have been studying the book Cinnamon, a mighty fable by Neil Gaiman 🐯 📖
Full of diary entries, informal letters, dialogue, adverts, limericks, and other poetry we have taken inspiration from the book and are writing our own mythical tales in the same style about helping a child.
The children have really enjoyed the story and produced some brilliant work 🤩👏
📣 We're Recruiting! 📣
We have some brilliant career opportunities:
📌 Classroom Teacher & Phase Leader
📌 Key Stage 2 Teacher
📌 Teacher & SENCo
For more information, please go to: https://bit.ly/LionsVacancies
🌞 Fun in the sun! 🌞 The children have been exploring the play equipment in the outdoor learning area and challenging their physical development by climbing, swinging, and balancing as they play together 🤩
We are looking for people to join our Local Governing Body (LGB) for Wellington Lions Primary Academy and Wellington Eagles Primary Academy.
The Governors play an important role in supporting and challenging the school with duties including monitoring the performance of the school for all pupils, evaluating the curriculum provision, promoting active engagement across the community and ensuring the school development plan is delivered.
We are keen to attract new Governors from interested individuals across the community. No prior experience is required, we are simply looking for enthusiastic individuals who are keen to support the school as it grows from strength to strength.
Please register your interest by emailing [email protected].
If you wish to gain more insight into the role, please contact the Clerk on the email address above.
📣 Read our latest press release about our exciting visit from Greg Botrill 📣
📣 CURIOUS CLASSROOMS TODAY 📣
We are looking forward to welcoming parents into our classrooms today for an opportunity to join your children in fun activities and learn about what they have done this term 😀
We look forward to seeing you there! 🤩
Last week the children took part in empowering activities to promote emotional well-being and resilience among our young learners for
Our younger children designed a poster to encourage others to look after their mental health and the older children looked at loneliness and the importance of connecting with others through showing kindness, finding an interest, and even playing games 😀
Through a deeper understanding of mental well-being, we hope to equip our children with the tools they need to thrive and flourish in all aspects of their life 🌟
Have a look at these fantastic posters the children have created as part of their PSHE activities during , we thought they were so great we have them up on display now!
We are so proud of the children's understanding of the importance of taking care of our mental health and promoting well-being.
Well done 👏
Yesterday we joined in with the National Numeracy Day LIVE!
Bobby Seagull and Katya Jones hosted 30 minutes of non-stop number fun with West Ham United Foundation and BBC CBeebies Numberblocks in celebration of
The children enjoyed the dance warm-up followed by the number fun quiz 🤩
* JOB VACANCY *
We are looking for two motivated and committed individuals who have a positive and proactive approach to work, to join our friendly team here at The Den at Wellington Lions Primary Academy.
For details please visit
To apply for this role, please ensure that you complete our application form from our website or alternatively email [email protected] to obtain our application form, as we do not accept CV’s.
This week is 💚
Mental Health Awareness Week is organised by the Mental Health Foundation and is taking place from 15th-21st May 2023.
This year’s theme is ‘Anxiety,’ to help increase awareness and understanding of anxiety and think about things we can do to help us feel calmer and happier.
This week during our PSHE lessons we will be discussing mental health week and the theme of anxiety and taking part in activities to promote good mental health.
📖🌟What a wonderful way to end our school day!
Our reception children enjoy a lovely storytime 🌟📖
After a busy day of learning and exploring, our youngest learners have the opportunity to wind down and relax with a captivating story read to them.
Storytime is an essential part of our day, as it promotes a love of reading and helps develop important listening and comprehension skills.
Our children have some absolute favourites they love to hear! 🤩
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We value bravery, positivity, respect, kindness and honesty.