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  • Mini-beast hunting

    Hunting for mini-beasts!

    5th December 2017

    Last week we were visited by the RSPB who came to the academy to take our foundation stage children on a mini-beast hunt.

    We heard a lovely story about a ladybird who could not find a home, until she realised that she could live on any flower or leaf she saw. The pictures in the story showed us the homes of lots of different mini-beasts including woodlice, worms and pond skaters – this led us into our mini-beast hunt where we searched the academy grounds for the homes of many different mini-beasts.

    Everyone g

  • Debrillator loan for Benjamin

    Lifesaving equipment loan for year 6 pupil

    30th November 2017

    This week at the academy, we received an important piece of equipment, as we were presented with a defibrillator on loan to meet the specific needs of one of our pupils.

    Year 6 pupil Benjamin has recently been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart which can cause irregular heartbeats, weakness and fatigue, heart failure, and in extreme cases, cardiac arrest. To support Benjamin’s condition, the academy researched the purchase of a defibrillator to be centrally located in case of any emergenci

  • Fundraising for The Royal British Legion

    Poppy sales lead to top fundraising figure

    29th November 2017

    Pupils and staff at the academy were recently fundraising for The Royal British Legion in the lead up to Armistice Day. To show our support for those who have lost their lives in conflict, we sold poppies and wristbands to raise money for this very important charity.

    This week we received our certificate of support from The Royal British Legion, which pupils Tomas and Natalie are proudly displaying in this picture – in total we raised a whopping £152.13 for this very worthy cause.

    Thank you to everyone w

  • Academy prefects 2017

    Say hello to our new academy prefects

    21st November 2017

    Congratulations to the pupils that have been chosen to be our new academy prefects.

    Our academy ambassadors helped Mrs Hazlehurst, the academy principal, put the prospective prefects through a thorough interview process. Our ambassadors (Maisie, Ritchie, Jamie, Leah, Bartosz, Kaidon and Manaz) carried out attendance checks, uniform scrutiny and devised questions to see which of our year 6 pupils were up to the test.

    We would like you to say a big hello to our prefects: Head Boy: Jenson and Head Girl: Chenai,

  • Children in Need 2017

    Supporting Children in Need

    17th November 2017

    Today at the academy we have been supporting Children in Need. Pupils and staff have joined in a variety of fun activities to help raise funds for this important charity, together with learning about why children around the UK need help and support.

    A good time has been had by all, with some great fancy dress outfits and everyone getting into the spirit of the day.

    The final total of monies raised was an amazing £259.02 - this is a hugely impressive figure, so thank you very much to everyone who contributed.

  • Fantastic fossils at Wainwright Primary

    Fantastic fossils at Wainwright!

    15th November 2017

    Last week pupils in our year 3 classes were treated to a unique learning opportunity as they were able to see, feel and experience some spectacular fossils here at the academy.

    The fabulous collection of fossils was on loan to Wainwright, and children were all very excited as the increasingly large fossils were unveiled by Miss Smith during their lesson. The fossils started off small with some bones from Stone Age creatures, they grew rapidly in size…. a tooth from a Woolly Mammoth was followed by a spinal v

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    Parent and guardian questionnaire 2017

    31st October 2017

    At Wainwright Primary Academy, we are continuously looking at ways in which to improve everything we do for the benefit of our pupils. One of our key drivers is feedback from parents and guardians as to how they think the academy is performing, how happy their children are to be at the academy, and the progress they feel pupils are making.

    Therefore, we would be grateful if all parents and guardians could complete our 2017 Parent Questionnaire, via the link below. The results will help us to understand what

  • DALP Star Awards 2017

    DALP Star Awards 2017

    20th October 2017

    Last night (Thursday 19 October 2017) a group of Wainwright Primary Academy staff were invited to the DALP Star Awards 2017, held at Kelham Hall. The evening is a celebration of staff achievements across all of the academies within Diverse Academies Learning Partnership.

    We are bursting with pride that both Miss Westmoreland and Mrs Travill were finalists in the Teacher of the Year (Primary) category. Being shortlisted in these prestigious awards demonstrates superb dedication to their pupils, to the academy

  • Football club kicks off

    Football club - kicking off soon!

    13th October 2017

    Football club will be starting at the academy each Wednesday after the end of the day. Starting on 18 October, the sessions will run from 3.10pm to 4.10pm and be taken by Miss Quinn.

    The club will primarily be outside so please ensure your child is wearing suitable footwear, including trainers and a jacket. There will be opportunity for rest breaks so they can bring any snacks or water if they wish.

    If your child would like a place in the club, please speak to the main office team or directly to Miss Quinn.

  • Creswell Crags visit October 2017

    Learning the secrets of the Stone Age

    13th October 2017

    On Wednesday this week (11 October 2017) our year 3 pupils enjoyed a fantastic trip to Creswell Crags. They explored the secrets of Stone Age caves and became geologists for the day, studying different rocks and minerals. The group learned a variety of different skills including how to build a shelter, how to kill a deer by throwing spears, and how to make fire.

    A fabulous day was had by all with the children enjoying the experience of learning about the challenges of living in the Stone Age.

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    Vacancies for mid-day staff

    10th October 2017

    We currently have two vacancies to join the team at Wainwright Primary Academy as we are looking for a mid-day supervisor and a mid-day play leader.

    To find out more about these roles, visit:
    -  Mid-day play leader: https://www.networxrecruitment.com/Jobs/Advert/1043173
    -  Mid-day supervisor: https://www.networxrecruitment.com/Jobs/Advert/1042990 

    The closing date for these roles is Tuesday 24th October 2017.

    Good luck to all applicants.

  • Mad Hatters Tea Party 2017

    Supporting Macmillan at our coffee morning

    29th September 2017

    Yesterday we hosted our Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at the academy to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.

    We had an array of stalls on the day with games, a tombola, face painting, crafts and, importantly, a cake stall and cake decoration competition. The day was really well supported and we would like to thank everyone who contributed to our coffee morning.

    Congratulations to Luiza from class 1P who won the best decorated cake – her Mad Hatter cake was an amazing piece of baking and a really des

  • Key stage 2 cheering on the Tour of Britain

    6th September 2017

    This morning, pupils in key stage 2 had the amazing opportunity to go and watch the Tour of Britain.

    Luckily for us, we were invited to go and sit outside the fire station so we got front row seats! We took musical instruments with us and some friendly wardens also gave us bright yellow clappers to help us make even more noise to cheer on the riders.

    It really was a fantastic experience and the children all looked incredibly smart and made us feel very proud. We've also made it on to Twitter and the Nottingha

  • Supporting the air ambulance

    Academies support Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

    24th July 2017

    Students from across the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership came together at Kelham Hall on Friday 21 July to present Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance with a cheque for over £1,500.

    Students from all nine academies within the trust took part in a range of fundraising activities throughout the academic year, following the students’ decision to support the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance service – which relies solely on public donations.

    Patrick Knight, executive assistant principal at the Diverse Academies, said: “

  • Open day/evening at Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    7th July 2017

    Queen Elizabeth's Academy, part of Diverse Academies Learning Partnership, is opening its doors to parents and families of year 4, 5 and 6 pupils at its open day and open evening.

    The ‘Academy in Action’ day is on Tuesday 19th September 2017. Students of the academy will be conducting tours and showing you around the academy's excellent facilities. This will be followed by a Q&A session with members of the senior leadership team, giving you the opportunity to find out all you need to know about the academy.

  • Arts Beat - Wainwright Rocks

    Arts Beat - a triumph of student creativity!

    5th July 2017

    Tuesday 4th July 2017 marked the inaugural Arts beat event, our summer celebration of the Arts. Students from three local academies showed off their vast array of artistic and performing talents at the event held at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy in Mansfield.

    ‘Arts Beat’, which was attended by over 200 guests including parents and fellow students over two separate showings, was held to celebrate the hard work done in creative subjects such as music, drama, art, dance and photography. Students involved in the per

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    Pupils take part in Race for Life

    18th May 2017

    On Friday 12th May, we held our school Race for Life event. This required both staff and pupils to walk, jog or run a measured route around school.

    This is a cause close to the school’s heart due to the untimely loss of Mrs Jackie Sharp, our vice principal, last June and Miss Sally Mulliss, one of our midday supervisors, in June 2013.

    Children in each Key Stage were asked to run a set distance – although many children decided to challenge themselves to see how many laps they could complete in a certain time.

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  • House Quiz - April 2017

    Pupils compete in house-quiz

    28th April 2017

    Last Friday, we held our general knowledge house quiz. Great fun was had by all and our pupils learned lots of fascinating facts!

    The winning team was Sherwood house. The team was made up of a pupil from every year group and they did an amazing job representing their team, working very co-operatively to eat off some stiff competition from the other houses. They should be very proud of their high score and knowing the answers to some very tricky questions.

    Well done to all of our pupils for getting involved an

  • Eden Camp

    World War II explored at Eden Camp

    28th April 2017

    As part of our topic on World War II, we recently took a group of pupils to Eden Camp in Malton, Yorkshire. This was a fantastic opportunity for our children to find out all about the war and to experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the Home Front and the Front Line.

    Eden Camp opened as a museum 30 years ago in 1987. Since then, it has grown into one of the largest and most comprehensive museums covering British military and social history from 1914 onwards.

    The pupils all had a great day, tryin

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    Family learning launch - Thursday 27th April

    24th April 2017

    We would like to invite all parents to a coffee morning at the academy on Thursday 27th April 2017 to launch exciting FREE learning opportunities for the families of our pupils.

    Working closely with the Community Learning and Skills Service (CLaSS), a wide range of family learning courses will be delivered free at Wainwright Primary over a number of weeks. The courses are designed for any adult wanting to help their child through their education, be it learning together or attaining the skills themselves to