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  • Becoming a governor WPA

    Becoming a governor at WPA

    15th March 2018

    Are you interested in supporting the development of our academy? We are currently looking for people interested in becoming a governor at Wainwright Primary Academy. Being an academy governor is a hugely rewarding form of voluntary work. It offers the opportunity to make a real contribution to the education of our younger generation right at the cutting edge.

    You will make a real difference for our children by contributing to the success of the academy and its pupils and contributing to your local community.

  • Eden Camp visit 2018

    Wartime experience for year 6 at Eden Camp

    16th February 2018

    Yesterday, pupils from our year 6 spent the day at Eden Camp, an award-winning history museum, to learn more about World War II. The children travelled back in time learning about the pre-war years right up to modern day battles, experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of the war years.

    All of the children were superb ambassadors for the academy, were really engaged in their learning, and even took part in singing war songs in a puppet show.

    Well done to all, and thank you to our staff for their support.

  • Pancake Day 2018

    Learning about Pancake Day

    14th February 2018

    Year 1 had fun on Tuesday learning all about Pancake day.

    We shared the story of Mr. Wolf's Pancakes, made pancake batter and even tried some pancake - with a squeeze of fruit for extra flavour!

    We had fun learning about how different countries celebrated pancake day differently and we even used all of Year 1 to measure the worlds longest pancake - all 15 meters of it! 

  • Year 6 mock SATs 2018

    Year 6 pupils sit their mock SATs

    7th February 2018
    Year 6 have taken their mock SATs this week. We love this picture of the pupils taking these mocks in the large hall at the academy - all of the children showed a superb attitude towards these very difficult tests. Already we have seen that many children have tripled their arithmetic score since September, together with performing incredibly well on the infamously challenging reading paper from 2016.

    The year 6 team are so incredibly proud of the children - their hard work so far has paid off and their atti
  • LifeSavers scheme launched

    Learning about money with LifeSavers

    2nd February 2018

    Wainwright Primary Academy have just signed up to be part of an exciting scheme that will help children at the academy understand all about money, it’s value, and how to save. The ‘LifeSavers’ scheme is a financial education programme for primary schools, helping children and their families manage money wisely. The scheme provides training and resources for teachers, offers support for school savings clubs, and encourages parental and wider community engagement.

    To kick-start the scheme, the academy will be

  • Clic Sargent

    Reminder: Non-uniform day Friday 2 February

    1st February 2018

    A reminder that Friday 2nd February 2018 is a non-uniform day with a Pink and Black theme. We have chosen these colours as we are raising money for Clic Sargent, a cancer charity close to our hearts because of their support for one of the children in the academy.

    We welcome donations in return for children wearing their own clothes, with a suggested £1.00 per family.

    Thank you for your support

  • Yorkshire Wildlife Park visit

    Pupils go wild at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

    1st February 2018

    On Friday last week (26 January 2018), children from years 1 and 2 went really wild… fortunately just on a trip to discover and research animals at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, near Doncaster.

    The pupils and staff were excited to walk around the park seeing all the different animals including big cats such as lions, tiger and leopards, together with lemurs, monkeys, wallabies, black rhinos and much more besides. Of the larger animals, the group really enjoyed seeing the giraffes, but the polar bears were more ex

  • Warburtons workshop for reception pupils

    Healthy eating workshop for reception class

    31st January 2018

    Children in our reception class enjoyed a visit from Warburtons last week. The session was about learning how bread is made using lots of photos and visual guides, together with talking about the story of how the Warburtons bakery began, and how important healthy eating is for all of us.

    The class was taught about why we use aprons and hair nets when preparing food, and the children then followed instructions about how to assemble a healthy bagel, with one half being savoury and the other half sweet.

    After an

  • World War 2 explored by year 6 pupils

    World War II exploration by year 6 pupils

    30th January 2018

    Children in class 6W had a fantastic time going back in time to 1941 on Thursday of last week.

    Pupils have been researching all about World War 2, discussing propaganda posters, role-play and writing diary entries based on our new characters. The class also experienced trying to find shelter during an air raid!

    This is a hugely important topic that covers a wide-range of subject areas, and our pupils have really engaged with some difficult subject matter and enjoyed their learning experiences.

  • Mrs Hazlehurst supporting pupils

    Statement re: Mrs Hazlehurst

    26th January 2018

    Dear parents/ carers, 

    You will be aware that Mrs Hazlehurst has been absent from the academy due to ill health. She has now decided that she is unable to return to Wainwright Primary Academy and would like to share the following with you:

    "It is with a heavy heart that I wish to share the news that I will be leaving Wainwright Primary Academy. You will be aware that I have been off work due to ill health and for personal reasons I have made the difficult decision to step down from my role as Academy Director

  • Vacancy - Classroom teacher

    Vacancy - Classroom teacher

    24th January 2018

    We are recruiting! 

    Wainwright Primary Academy are looking for a talented classroom teacher with experience of key stage 1 to join our team, initially working with year 1 pupils. We are seeking a teacher who is passionate, who can be flexible and embrace a challenge.

    For more information or to apply for this role, please visit our recruitment site. If you wish to visit the academy to find out more about our pupils, our staff and our academy environment, we will be happy to arrange this with you.

    Closing date f

  • Young Voices 2018

    Wainwright rocks the Young Voices concert

    18th January 2018

    Our ‘Wainwright Rocks’ choir yesterday attended the Young Voices concert at Sheffield Arena, putting on an awesome performance alongside pupils from other academies and schools from around the region. This was the choir’s fourth year at the concert, joining over 5000 other children to sing a range of songs to an arena packed with an excited audience of supporters.

    The concerts are a superb showcase of talent and creativity these young children possess, and our involvement has enabled a large number of Wainwr

  • Beauty and the Beast - January 2018

    Beauty and the Beast panto for pupils

    12th January 2018

    On Thursday 11th January, pupils from our brilliant Wainwright Rocks choir and the winners of our Christmas card competition were lucky enough to be taken to watch Beauty and the Beast in pantomime at Nottingham Theatre Royal.

    Everyone who attended (staff and children!) really enjoyed the show - it was extremely funny and kept us on the edge of our seats. The children loved the 3D scene and said it was the best bit of the show (even though it scared Miss Deakin when spiders came crawling towards her!)

    We woul

  • Wainwright Rocks at Creative Arts festival

    A busy week for Wainwright Rocks!

    20th December 2017

    Last week was definitely a busy one for our Wainwright Rocks choir, beginning with them taking part in the Diverse Academies' Creative Arts Festival at Kelham Hall on Thursday.

    Our pupils rocked the Kelham Hall stage performing a number of songs in front of a packed audience made up from pupils at other academies within DALP who were also taking part and members of the public.

    Every performance was brilliant, and Wainwright Rocks were a joy to watch; the staff who accompanied them received a number of compl

  • Christmas jumper day

    Reminder - Christmas jumper and dinner day

    19th December 2017

    Can we please remind parents that tomorrow (Wednesday 20th december 2017) is our Christmas jumper and dinner day?

    Please send your child(ren) in their Christmas jumpers and non-uniform, along with a 50p donation for the ‘Save The Children’ charity.

    We look forward to seeing all pupils and staff rocking their festive gear and enjoying a fabulous dinner together.

    For details of the Christmas menu, please see the document below.

  • Christmas celebrations

    Christmas celebrations and singing!

    15th December 2017
    As we approach the end of term and Christmas, pupils at Wainwright have been starting their celebrations by learning about the story of Christmas and showing off their vocal talents at our carol concert.
    Year 2 pupils recently visited St Mary's Church to celebrate Christingle. They spent their time at the church learning about the story of the first Christmas through a game of pass the parcel, and then joined in with traditional songs sat around the Christingles they made. All of our pupils loved the songs
  • B&M hand over Christmas donation

    Christmas donation received from B&M

    13th December 2017

    This week we would like to say a big thank you to the Mansfield branch of B&M Home Stores who have generously provided a number of selection boxes and chocolate coins to the academy. The store were looking for local academies and schools to support and chose Wainwright Primary as one of their nominated recipients.

    On Friday of last week, Miss Gledhill and Mrs Hallam went to meet with Gail from B&M who handed over a massive 159 items of yummy confectionery to our academy.

    We are delighted with this donation th

  • 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