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Making Music!


Students from Year 7 were tasked with making musical instruments at home, to further their learning and to help them with an upcoming challenge in their Music Lessons.

The students thought very hard about what they could make and as a result we had a wide range of instruments created including a laser cut harp, a piano, a 3D printed guitar, shakers, drums and even a carrot wind instrument!

Year 7 Students with their Musical Instument Creations

The challenge that faced the students once they had created their own musical instruments was to use these creations in lessons to create unique pieces of music together.

The students had just as much fun creating and performing their music as they had creating and designing their instruments.

Everyone agreed that they had enjoyed this exploration in making music and were looking forward to further challenges from the Music department.

 

Lord Grey Way Hero

The Lord Grey Way encourages students to not only make the most of their learning and to make the Academy a great place to be, but also to become a valuable part of their local community.  We encourage our students to actively develop an awareness of the world around them and the part which they, as individuals, can play in shaping the future.

One of year ten students embodied this ethos when on her way to school she discovered a large amount of money.

Amina, a member of Enigma House, took the cash to her House team as soon as she was in school, wanting to be able to return the money to its rightful owner.

We believe that Amina was showing both maturity and kindness by handing the money in.

Amina has been given the “Lord Grey Way” award for this act demonstrating that honesty is always the right action to take and also allowing this money to be returned to its rightful owner.

 

Amina being presented with The Lord Grey Way Award

Amina is pictured above with Mrs Kirby, after receiving her certificate and the Enigma House team had the following to say;

“Well done Amina, you are a real credit to Enigma House and we are all so proud of you.”

Strategies for helping your child to read at home

Scientific research shows clearly that a student who reads regularly for 20 minutes per day is far more likely to be successful at GCSE level and beyond and reading regularly will also encourage and nurture a love of reading that will continue into adulthood.

The most important thing to remember is that any reading is useful and encouraging your children to read daily will improve their vocabulary, familiarity of words and their confidence.

  1. Set an example: Let your children see you reading for pleasure.
  2. Make reading materials accessible: Leave books, magazines, and newspapers around to encourage your child to read. Alert them to interesting articles you have read and share books that you have enjoyed.
  3. Give children an opportunity to choose what they read: Talk to your child about what they enjoy reading. Any reading is beneficial and this could include books, magazines, blogs and articles. Reading doesn’t only need to be fictional and finding a key interest can be very encouraging.
  4. Build on your child’s interests: Look for books and articles that feature their favourite sports teams, role models, hobbies, or interests.
  5. Talk to your child about their reading: Giving your child an opportunity to discuss what they have read will encourage them to engage with their reading.
  6. Encourage your child to take their Accelerated Reader quizzes: Incentivise reading by reminding your child to quiz.  Certificates and prizes are awarded for successful quizzing and for the number of words read.

When I think of all the books still left for me to read, I am certain of further happiness. Jules Renard

Lord Grey Extra Curricular Sports Clubs

Our extra curricular sports clubs start as of this week!

Pupils can attend clubs in their uniform so no need to wear PE kit to school, unless it is a PE day for them.

Clubs will finish at approx 4.15pm and you can find the schedule below. Please click here to download a PDF version of the schedule.

Duke of Edinburgh Success at Lord Grey 

Congratulations to the following Year 11 pupils who have worked hard to complete their Bronze DofE award. Even through the trials and tribulations of Lockdown and Covid, they have been dedicated and showed what it really means to have a ‘can do attitude’.

Rhiannon Debbie Honey Teisha Charlotte Sorcha
Luke Aimee Mercy Leor Courtney Lois
Ella Mary Ann Sian Molly Cameron Charlie
Freddie Ciara Luis Daniel Madi
DofE participants compare their walking boots
Congratulations to all of you and I hope that many of your continue your Duke of Edinburgh journey, completing Silver and hopefully gold.
Well Done!
Mr Henry

Team Winners – The Girls Active Awards 2019

The Girls Active Awards 2019 was held at the Houses of Parliament on November 6th, with winners and their guests attending, along with a host of Girls Active Ambassadors, hosted by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.  The Best Group/GLAMS: LGA GLAMS from Lord Grey Academy.  Congratulations, a fantastic achievement, and Lord Grey Academy are very proud.  #lordgreycan!

Visit the Youth Sport Trust to read more… Click here

 

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