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  • Community donations benefit academy pupils

    Developing strong community links

    2nd May 2018

    Building strong links in our community is very important to the academy, and recently we have been delighted that local businesses and groups have once again supported the pupils at Wainwright Primary Academy and their families.

    The academy works in partnership with Ladybrook Community Centre on a regular basis – last Thursday members of the centre team delivered a selection of food items to Wainwright. These had been supplied by our local Tesco to be shared with the families of Wainwright pupils.

    Another dev

  • Mathletics

    'Mathletes' in the making!

    26th April 2018

    Pupils from year 6 had a great time yesterday playing Mathletics and showing off their number skills. Mathletics is a safe online community space, where pupils can access a wide range of maths activities, aligned to the primary maths curriculum, with support and guidance to help children improve and develop their skills.

    Our children completed their own challenges and then played on Mathletics live, challenging each other and having lots of fun whilst learning. They all commented that they could not wait to

  • Sport Relief 2018

    Academy holds record fundraising event

    26th April 2018

    At the back end of March, Wainwright Primary Academy supported Sport Relief 2018 with our pupils taking part in a sponsored mile, with record-breaking results.

    Each year group ran a mile around the perimeter of the academy site, with our pupils joined by staff and members of the academy PTA for the run. The event was brilliant, with all of the participants having a great time, getting some exercise, promoting healthy lifestyles, and importantly raising a lot of money for a very worthwhile cause.

    The final tot

  • Eden Francis visits Wainwright

    Team GB athlete visits our academy

    24th April 2018

    On Wednesday 18 April, Team GB athlete Eden Francis visited Wainwright Primary Academy. Eden specialises in the shot put and the discus, and has held gold medals in both the European and British championships. Currently, Eden is in training for another European and World Championships, and is aiming for a spot in the GB squad for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

    Eden spent the day at the academy, visiting all classes and speaking with our pupils about her career and achievements. Children were able to ask quest

  • Ben Bradley visits Wainwright Primary Academy

    Pupils quiz local MP during academy visit

    20th April 2018

    On Friday 20 April, our pupils had the opportunity to pose some difficult questions to our local MP, Ben Bradley, as he visited the academy to find out about the great work we do here.

    Mr Bradley joined the academy for the weekly achievement assembly, and spoke to all of the pupils and staff about his role as a member of parliament, including how he got into politics and his plans for supporting the people of Mansfield. He commented that the assembly was ‘the most positive and inspirational achievement award

  • Year 6 pupils visit War Horse

    War Horse experience for year 6 pupils

    22nd March 2018

    Pupils from our year 6 group yesterday enjoyed seeing a production of ‘War Horse’ at the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall. All of our children were completely mesmerised by the puppet horses, special effects and the moving story, which supported the learning they have been doing at the academy.

    Children in year 6 have been learning about World War 1 and 2 as their topic, and they have also studied War Horse in English, producing some brilliant discussion writing about the use of horses during WW1.

    We are so glad

  • 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