What does my child need to bring?
Clothing and shoes worn outside during activities will inevitably get dirty – so old clothes are best! We try to help children look after their things, but items regularly get lost or left behind. We therefore strongly recommend that you name all items of clothing – and provide your child with a packing list, so that he/she can check items back into their bag. Please pack for wet weather and sunny weather as the children will be out no matter what!
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I am delighted to announce that further to the completion of a recruitment and assessment process, Mrs Anne Ratsey is appointed the Headteacher for The Southwater Junior Academy with immediate effect.
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As you will no doubt be aware, the latest curriculum, introduced in 2014 increased the demand for children needing to be able to spell accurately. Most people read words more accurately than they spell them and this therefore poses a challenge for pupils and teachers. The word lists for years 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 are statutory. The lists are a mixture of words pupils frequently use in their writing and those which they often misspell. So some of the words are quite challenging. To help the children learn these spellings, we are trialling some animated spellings on the website. Please see link below. There are also copies of the statutory lists as well. At the moment, we have only animated the words beginning with 'a' and 'b' for years 3 and 4 and those beginning with 'a', 'b' and 'c' for years 5 and 6.
Please share the spellings with your child and let us know how successful it is as a way of helping them to learn the tricky words. The videos can be paused and the music can be switched off. There is a link to a feedback form on the spellings' page for you to submit. As always, don't hesitate to talk to your child's class teacher if there are any issues with this.
Southwater Junior Academy
On Friday 14th January, The Southwater Junior Academy hosted its third Dads’ Day – an annual event that is a firm favourite with staff, parents and pupils.
The children were all very excited to welcome their dads (or grandads) into the classroom to experience what it is like to be a child at the school. With lessons including poetry, literature, drama and creative writing on the timetable, and a range of interesting and engaging activities on the agenda, both adults and children were inspired to learn together.
The response to the morning was overwhelmingly positive as it provided an opportunity for dads to become involved in their children’s learning. Dads commented, “Great to see the children involved in a happy and diverse environment”; “Excellent as always. Very interactive and great fun. Good atmosphere in the class”; “As usual very enjoyable – SJA is always a pleasure – professional but friendly – all good”.
The morning was very successful, and these enthusiastic dads are looking forward to coming back into school soon.
Bring a Dad/step-dad/grandfather/uncle or another family member to school day on Friday 15th January 2016
After the success of the classroom visits and the last two years’ ‘Bring a Dad* to school
day’, where over 160 Dads came in, you will have seen from our date sheet that we are
holding a ‘Bring a dad to school day’ on Friday 15th January.
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Year 5 Christmas Performance of A Miracle Child Thursday 10th December Rehearsals for the Year 5 Christmas performance of A Miracle Child are now under way. In order to ensure that no performance is over-crowded, entry to each performance will be by ticket only. Due to space restrictions we are able to offer 2 tickets in total for each child for the afternoon or evening performance i.e. 2 tickets for one performance or 1 ticket for each performance.
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Southwater Junior Academy past events.