I have organised a visit to the Holocaust Memorial Day workshop on Wednesday 31st January 2018. The morning will be spent at the Jewish Museum in North London with a focus on The Holocaust gallery which provides an interesting and enlightening insight into Jewish life and history. The afternoon will be spent at Northwood United Synagogue listening to a survivor’s story and participating in the accompanying workshop.
This trip is open to all year 9 and 10 students and would be beneficial with regards to the Religious Studies GCSE in particular. As well as understanding the historic facts relating to the Holocaust, this is an ideal opportunity for students to recognise the relationship between the Holocaust and contemporary issues such as racism, bullying and discrimination.
The Fun Run is a fundraising event for the PE department and any funds raised will go towards improving current facilities or buying new equipment. Fun Run money has paid for the outdoor table tennis tables, new athletics vests, the bowling machine, trampolines, refurbishing the weights room and more.
Students pay a £2 entry fee into the race which will cover their non-uniform for the day, their medal as well as entry into the best costume competition. Students have also been given sponsorship forms to try and get friends or relatives to sponsor them in the run.
All students will report to their afternoon registration at 1.40 and be dismissed from school at 2.00 p.m.
We are holding a non-uniform day to raise money for the Schools chosen charity and TASA this Friday.
Students are asked to pay £1.00 to wear a Christmas jumper as part of their non-uniform or £2.00 to wear non- uniform without a Christmas jumper. Students should hand their money into their Form Tutors in morning registration.
Alleyne’s Readers’ is the largest club in our academy, including every single member of the Thomas Alleyne community. This annual school-wide reading project is part of our continual drive to share our love of reading across the school.
This year, we are going to focus on the author Michael Morpurgo, and the students will be spending time later this week choosing which book they would like to read from the following selection:
The Mozart Question
Alone on a Wide Wide Sea
Each of these books focuses on an aspect of either WW1 or WW2 and their reading of their chosen book will form the basis of our ‘Alleyne’s Readers’ event on Friday 9th November. On this day, we will be collapsing our curriculum during lessons 3, 4 and 5 and the students will work in their tutor groups to engage in a wide range of activities based on the theme of conflict.
The students will also be spending a number of sessions during tutor time over the coming weeks focusing on many aspects of their reading. This will include learning more about the experiences of those affected by the world wars, the impact of conflict and resolution and about Morpurgo himself. His uncle, Francis Cammaerts, is a former head teacher of The Thomas Alleyne Academy, and this will give us a chance to discover more about the heritage of our wonderful school too.
All parents, carers and students are invited to a Welcome Evening in the half first term. Each year group will be invited to a separate event from 5.30-6.30pm which will begin with a talk from the Head teacher and Head of Year in the Main Hall. Form teachers will host the next part of the evening in their form room.
This is a great opportunity to meet with form teachers and learn more about the year ahead, and ask any questions you may have.
We look forward to seeing you there.