Well, what a busy spring term it has been here at Langer Primary Academy! So many exciting things have been going on. On 7th March we sent a group of children off to Snape Maltings, to perform in the Celebration 2023 event. The children were amazing, and really did Langer proud. We had so many positive comments on the children's behaviour and how smart they looked in their uniform. The children performed two songs, When I Grow Up, from Matilda the musical, and Dreamers by Jung Kook. They had a special rehearsal before they went, where they performed for the residents of Coniston House residential home. The children sang their songs and then they read to the residents. The residents enjoyed the performance so much, that they were still talking about it at bedtime! We hope to continue to build on this relationship with the residents at Coniston house, by having regular visits there with our year 1 students. Recently, as I'm sure you are aware, we had a very special visit to Felixstowe:…
Felixstowe school music department have started 2023 in style by offering free instrumental lessons to pupils in year 7 and 8. The scheme, called ‘Be Instrumental!’ offers tuition, supervised practice sessions, Concert Band sessions and an instrument, all free of charge for six months. New Head of Music, Emma Kent, has been thrilled by the take up ‘the scheme has quickly filled up and even though we’re only a few weeks in the students are working hard and already producing a great sound!’
Children’s literacy charity Schoolreaders is urgently looking for enthusiastic volunteers who can help spread the joy of reading to children in Suffolk primary schools especially around Felixstowe.
With Halloween approaching us very soon! (YAY)
Meet Megan, one of Felixstowe's younger residents :) She created this wonderful picture which was inspired by the Lancaster Bomber that flew over Felixstowe on Friday, as well as by the Union Jack.
The Seckford Education Trust (SET) has announced it is considering whether or not to merge SET Maidstone and SET Causton Schools in Felixstowe to form one all-through primary school for September 2022.
SET Maidstone & Causton School engages students with remote learning as schools are closed again
A Suffolk school has been “amazed” by the charitable giving by pupils to help improve the lives of other children.
The new term has got off to a flying start at SET Maidstone and CaustonSchool. Allstudents have returned and are settling in well to their new, safe environment,within their year-group bubbles. Lucy Thompson, Head of School said:
On 23rd March our Pre-school was closed as the lockdown situation meant that the Church Hall we hire, had to close. It was a strange and upsetting time for all the staff, children and families as we didn’t know what was ahead of us.
Probably one of the most affected people hit hard by these unprecedented times are children, parents and schools. The lovely Genevieve from Grange Primary School tells us how the team at one of Felixstowe’s much-loved primary schools, not only provided fortheir children but also the staff and parents... a gorgeous example of supporting the community.
I live in Felixstowe and am a key worker in Ipswich for the local council working as a bin man. I used to go out every Thursday at 8pm with my stepson so he could clap and beep the horn in my recovery truck.
Hello my name is Yasmin Barratt and I am 13 years old from Felixstowe. I’m really happy to write an article that is published in The Felixstowe Magazine’s “Kids News” category!
It continues to be business as usual at SET Maidstone Infants and Causton Junior School; although officially closed to students except to children of keyworkers and our specialist provision, all other schoolwork continues at home. Great work is being produced by our students – we are immensely proud of them and how they have adapted to these unprecedented times.
Amelie is 7 years old and lives in Felixstowe with her mum Lucy, step dad Steve and big brother Oliver. During lockdown she has been learning a very exciting new skill – how to DJ! Here’s Amelie’s mum, Lucy, to tell us all about their story…
During lockdown we have no doubt that Felixstowe’s younger residents have been doing some pretty amazing things, and truly, there’s every need to celebrate our little ones. So we’re opening up the floor for you to nominate local children you know who should be acknowledged for their hard work, effort to bring smiles to others, their imaginative ways of handling lockdown, a new skill learnt, their online schooling projects, their contribution to their loved ones or the community… absolutely anything and for anyone up to the age of 18 years.
We were recently sent this lovely article from proud mum of 3 year old, Alanna. This little gem has been setting an example to all by litter-picking on the beach!
The Seesaw app has kept communication open with Scarlett’s teacher, as well as providing support for the family if they are stuck on a task. Scarlett is able to feel connected with her teacher and class during lockdown which has helped with her well-being. We love the interaction aspect of it. Particularly that we can make videos and send them to the teacher. We also like how tasks are able to be completed over the app with voice, video and completing the written work without having to worry about too much paper and confusing worksheets. We love getting feedback and my daughter loves messaging her teacher to tell her what she’s been up to. It’s important to engage with Seesaw because it helps with maintaining a routine at home. My daughter’s like to sign in and say hello to their teacher encouraging them to do some activities. It’s a great source of support for the whole family and helps us feel less alone during lockdown especially when we can’t see our own…
Our most recent event was Fairtrade Fortnight which took place before the lockdown at the library and we were able to have a display for the duration plus our third popular family fun day. We had a steady stream of families and children throughout the day. We had a selection of fair-trade themed games and activities, a chocolate fountain, a raffle and tombola and we were serving fair-trade refreshments from the old cafe area which were really popular.