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17th May

 

WELL DONE YEAR 6

Huge congratulations to everyone in Year 6 for a quite remarkable week of testing. 
Each and every pupil impressed us so much with their focus, effort, resilience and determination during their end of Key Stage SATs. 
We have always tried to ensure the year group are prepared and ready to achieve their very best and I am very proud to say that every single pupil really did give it their all during the week. 
Whatever the results, which will arrive in July, they can hold their heads up high. 
I spoke with them all on Thursday after they had completed their final test and I told them that they are a remarkable group of children and are making Anson very proud. 
I am sure if they keep their focus and stay true to themselves they will have a great final term and a very bright future. 

 

COME & TALK TO THE ANIMALS THIS JULY

Our friends from Illyria Theatre will be performing the story of Doctor Doolittle on Thursday 4th July at 6pm. 
If you scan the QR code or visit this link you can purchase your tickets at a discounted rate. 

This year adult tickets are £10 (RRP £18) and children will enter for just £2.50 (RRP £8). 
Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment as there are only 500 on sale. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Running time (approx): 1hr 50mins (inc 20 minute interval). Suitable for ages 5+ (younger children also welcome!)

 

FILM FUN

Over 150 pupils enjoyed a great night of film fun this Friday.
Thank you to the Friends of Anson team for yet again providing a great experience for our pupils. 
There is nothing quite like sharing a film with friends and we are sure the night will live long in their memories. 

 

OPEN CLASSROOMS: THE FINAL VISIT

It is Open Classrooms on Wednesday, the perfect chance for you to see your child’s class in action and see some of their work. 
With a big focus on poetry this term there is a lot to share and some of the children may even perform a poem or two for you.
This is the last Open Classrooms of the year and we really hope to see as many parents as possible. 
T0 entice you in, the Three Trees Family Wellbeing Centre will be coming along for a coffee morning straight afterwards. 
The fun begins at 8:45am with the Coffee Morning beginning at 9:15am. Join us. 

 

KEY STAGE ONE MUSICAL SHOWCASE

Brent Music Service will be hosting a special musical showcase on Thursday at 2:30pm in the school hall. 
The children will be sharing some of their lesson content from this term and parents are welcome to attend. 
It is sure to be a wonderful event full of song and sounds. 

 

SUMMER FAYRE: REQUEST NUMBER ONE

It is time to begin collecting for the 2024 Summer Fayre.
Our first request is for tins and bottles. We are looking for people to donate one or two things from the supermarket for our Tombola. This could be a tin of beans, a packet of sweets, a bottle of ketchup or a box of biscuits! Please bring them in to the playground and place them in the trolley. We want as many items as possible before Half Term! Thank you!

10th May

 

HAPPINESS AT SCHOOL, CONFIDENCE FOR LIFE

The children in Year Six begin their Standardised Assessment Tests (SATs) on Monday. This is the annual check which all children in Year 6, across England, participate in as they approach the end of primary school.
The tests are a chance for the children to show off their knowledge and skills from a range of core curriculum areas. The content will cover the curriculum from Year 3 to Year 6 and so some questions will feel easy while others represent a significant challenge. During the week the children will be tested on their skills in reading, spelling, grammar, punctuation, arithmetic and mathematical reasoning. 
At Anson we have always had the approach that we want the children to be able to shine this week. Indeed every school across the country will want their children to have success and a positive outcome. However, even more important is the feeling that these challenges are to be enjoyed and are just one part of the skills and talents the children possess. 
You may notice that what is not being tested this week is the children’s creativity, musical talents, team work or collaboration. They won’t be sharing their work or showcasing their talent to others. There are no sporting endeavours or artist flair required. In fact the SATs mark the end of the core provision in primary school but do not celebrate the core of what makes Anson pupils special. 
We hope that the children enjoy this week, use the support on offer and do themselves proud. They will take risks, be resilient, think carefully and have high levels of aspiration (all important Anson learning behaviours). However, regardless of their outcomes we are very proud of them as a year group, as classes and as individuals and believe they have a very bright future ahead of them. 

 

TICKETS SALES CLOSE ON MONDAY 13th MAY

The next fun event for children at Anson is our Friends of Anson Film Night on Friday 17th May. 
The event will run from 3:30pm to 6:00pm and parents do not need to attend (although volunteers are most welcome).  All you need to do is sit with your child or children and see which film they wish to watch. 

 

The films on offer are: 
Kung Fu Panda 4, 
Spiderman across The Spiderverse 
Wonka. 

 

Tickets are on the Gateway App today!

 

TALK TO THE ANIMALS THIS JULY AT ANSON

Our friends from Illyria Theatre will be performing the story of Doctor Doolittle on Thursday 4th July at 6pm. 
If you scan the QR code or visit this link you can purchase your tickets at a discounted rate. 
This year adult tickets are £10 (RRP £18) and children will enter for just £2.50 (RRP £8). 
Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment as there are only 500 on sale. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Running time (approx): 1hr 50mins (inc 20 minute interval). Suitable for ages 5+ (younger children also welcome!)

 

WANT TO RUN A SUMMER FAYRE STALL?

Next week we begin our collections for the 2024 Summer Fayre at Anson. 
Each week we will be looking for donations to help us create the best Summer Fayre that Anson has even seen. 
If you would like to run a stall yourself at Anson please contact the team using the email address friendsofanson@gmail.com 
Pitches cost £30 for members of the community but are just £15 for Anson family members. 

 

TUNEIN TO DREAM SCHOOL SEASON TWO

The second Season of Dream School has begun and you can listen in on Spotify, Amazon Music or Apple Podcasts. 
So far we’ve heard the creative ideas of Ellie, Luca, Haadi and Ahmed: All the details are on the school website at:  www.ansonprimaryschool.com/dream-school/

 

 

3rd May

 

BUMPER BINGO BRILLIANCE

First of all, a written apology. This is a formal apology for anyone who felt trapped in the school hall on Thursday night with no escape from the onslaught of mediocre jokes from Mr Pile. 
However, those of you who did attend and persevered made the night an incredible one as we played out eight games of Bingo in the way that only Anson can.
The event, made possible thanks to the hard work of our amazing Friends of Anson volunteers, was sponsored by a huge number of local businesses including Matalan, Flipout, Cake Inn, Broadway Photo, Mandarin, NewCare Pharmacy, ZenW2, Akhtar Pharmacy, Topsy Turvy, Supersave Household, Nuffield Health, Tony Fowkes Automobile, B&Q, Martin News, Tesco, Gail’s Bakery and Heliotique. 
This kind of support from the local community is growing and each of our sponsors will be rewarded with a certificate to display on their premises. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts for their generosity. 
Whether you won or lost yesterday we hope you had a fabulous time. You helped to raise over £600 for Friends of Anson, money which will go towards continuing to give our children at Anson incredible experiences across the curriculum. 

 

ILLYRIA THEATRE: TICKETS ON SALE FOR DOCTOR DOLITTLE

Last week we launched the annual outdoor theatre event at Anson. Our friends from Illyria Theatre will be performing the story of Doctor Doolittle on Thursday 4th July at 6pm. 
If you scan the QR code on the flyer sent home last week you can purchase your tickets at a discounted rate. This year adult tickets are £10 (RRP £18) and children will enter for just £2.50 (RRP £8). Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment as there are only 500 on sale. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Running time (approx): 1hr 50mins (inc 20 minute interval). Suitable for ages 5+ (younger children also welcome!)
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/illyria/the-adventures-of-doctor-dolittle-at-anson-primary-school/2024-07-04/18:00/t-avopkdo

 

BOOK YOUR TICKETS NEXT WEEK FOR FRIENDS OF ANSON FILM NIGHT

The next fun event for children at Anson is our Friends of Anson Film Night on Friday 17th May. The event will run from 3:30pm to 6:00pm and parents do not need to attend (although volunteers are most welcome).  
Last year the Festive Film Night was attended by over 200 children and this film night promises to be just as exciting. Just as before the ticket price will include popcorn, drinks and fun quizzes (as well as the film itself). All you need to do is sit with your child or children and see which film they wish to watch. The films on offer are: Kung Fu Panda 4, Spiderman across The Spiderverse and Wonka. 
Watch out for the text message on Tuesday letting you know the ticket booth is open! 
 

YEAR FIVE AND SIX BEGIN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ANSON DREAMSCAPE

Artist Amy Leung is continuing her work on a series of workshops with every pupil at Anson Primary School encouraging them to use memories of their favourite places and experience of play to co-design a new space at the school.
Working sequentially with each year the pupils have developed a visual language of shapes, colours and motifs that has added to and repurposed through the year. Sessions have explored the connections between memory and place, colours and emotion and have allowed the pupils time and agency to reconstruct spaces at their scale for their chosen purpose.
The project will culminate this term with a celebration of the ideas, energy and creative spirit of the pupils with a display of work at Camden Art Centre in July and the installation of new artworks in the playground at the school.
This programme is kindly supported by The Kusuma Trust.

 

YEAR 6 SATS ARE COMING

Just a reminder for parents of pupils in Year 6 that SATs week begins on Monday 13th May. 
Children should be in school every day and appointments should be avoided. This is so they can sit the statutory tests in Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation and Mathematics. 
Your support, as always, is critical to ensure they can be stress free throughout the week. 

26th April 

 

COMING TOGETHER WITH KINDNESS

At Anson we have 42 registered languages. This diversity gives us a very special community made up of different religions, experiences, ethnicities and approaches to living our daily lives. 
However our 43rd unwritten language is that of kindness. This week we were treated to an amazing multi-faith assembly led by the Metropolitan Police accompanied by our local Imam, Rabbi and Vicar. The three religious leader spoke little of their faith, but more about their experiences of kindness, collaboration and hospitality across religions.
There is a great deal of conflict in the world at the moment and it weighs heavily on some of our young people. 24 hour news coverage and large protests do very little to ease their worries and concerns. The message for our children is that in all communities, and between religious groups, there can be harmony brought about by kindness. In a world where they can be anything  achieve anything, they can at least show kindness to each other. Learning that now gives them every opportunity to be the kind of adults the world.

 

A MARATHON EFFORT BY MISS HARVEY

Last Sunday Miss Harvey took part in the 2024 London Marathon in aid of the Stroke Association. 
Many of the staff spent the day following her progress, some through the TV, some through the app and some from prime viewing position at Tower Bridge! We are all incredibly proud of Miss Harvey. 

Undertaking such an epic challenge and running a race to support others and fighting for a better life for people who have been impacted by Stroke are exactly the values we wish to instil in our children at Anson. If you wish to donate a small amount to Miss Harvey’s chosen charity please visit:

 

https://events.stroke.org.uk/fundraisers/chelseaharvey/london-marathon-2024? ref=ch_3OiCHtKOvgkasNQn191UHZqe

 

BINGO NIGHT DELIGHT

Bingo Night is almost here! 
The fun begins on Thursday 2nd May with doors opening at 4.45pm. There are fabulous prizes to be won so get your tickets on the Gateway app now! 
Our resident Bingo Caller - Mr Pile - will be cracking terrible jokes for every single number called, but don’t let that stop you booking a ticket because the prizes will be worth the pain!

 

HALF TERM

We were informed by Brent earlier this week that the October Half  Term holiday has been moved to bring it in line with neighbouring Boroughs. 
This means the Anson Half Term will now be in the week beginning October 28th 2024. 
The move will allow schools to be fully staffed and openly safely and in the vast majority of cases ensure parents are not impacted by split holidays with Camden and Barnet in particular. 

 

EARTH DAY 2024 AT ANSON

Monday saw the world come together to celebrate Earth Day. 
Earth Day continues to build upon the work and legacy of its founders. Joining with thousands of partners and schools around the world, the organisation continues to build a historic movement as citizens of the world rise up in a united call for the creativity, innovation, ambition, and bravery that we need to meet our climate crisis and seize the enormous opportunities of a zero-carbon future.

This year the fight is focused on plastic against pollution with the aim of reducing plastic use by 60% in time for 2040. It’s an ambitious goal. 

At Anson we are encouraging everyone to make 6 steps towards reducing plastic in their homes.

 

How many can you achieve for our planet? 

 

Say no to plastic straws.
Use a reusable bottle.
Avoid plastic carrier bags.
Snack on non-packaged fruit.
Switch away from cling film.
Never drop litter.

 

ILLYRIA THEATRE: WATCH DOCTOR DOLITTLE

This week we launched the annual outdoor theatre event at Anson. Our friends from Illyria Theatre will be performing the story of Doctor Doolittle on Thursday 4th July at 6pm. 
When Dr John Dolittle of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh is taught by his wise old parrot Polynesia how to talk to animals, news of his skills spreads far and wide. Soon animals across the world send messages asking for his help. So he buys a leaky old ship and, together with his trusty pet-crew of Jip the dog, Chee-Chee the monkey, Dab-Dab the Duck and permanently hungry Gub-Gub the pig, sets forth on a mission to heal illness, spread compassion and gain a greater understanding of the animal kingdom.
Every pupil has been given a promotional flyer. If you scan the QR code you can purchase your tickets at a discounted rate. This year adult tickets are £10 (RRP £18) and children will enter for just £2.50 (RRP £8). This is the cheapest way to access theatre this summer and continues to show our commitment to giving our community fantastic and accessible live experiences. 
Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment as there are only 500 on sale. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Running time (approx): 1hr 50mins (inc 20 minute interval). Suitable for ages 5+ (younger children also welcome!)

 

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/illyria/the-adventures-of-doctor-dolittle-at-anson-primary-school/2024-07-04/18:00/t-avopkdo

 

 

 

19th April

 

A NEW LIBRARY FOR EVERYONE AT ANSON 

For the first time in over 70 years Anson Primary School has a library. 
As part of our desire to get every child reading and everyone enjoying the delights of the written word, the library has become the centrepiece of our corridor. 
To help us fill the library with books we have relocated some of our classroom books into the space. We have also been given an incredible £3,000 from Friends of Anson to add to the collection. Plus, each Bake Sale (starting with Year 3 next week), will see a further donation of £100 after every sale. This will help the library to grow and stay relevant and exciting for the children.
We are so excited to finally have such a wonderful space in our school and cannot wait to share it with our parents too. 

 

HELLO MR CLARGO

We are delighted to welcome back Mr Clargo to Anson Primary School. 
He will be taking a lead on developing our pupil understanding of the world around us including our eco-approach at Anson. 
We are thrilled to have him back! 

 

UNIFORM AT ANSON

A Full Governing Body Meeting was held this week with uniform on the agenda. 
With parent feedback (122 responses) showing 67% of parents in favour of a uniform, the Governors will now explore full costing of a uniform, look at a range of providers, hear from other schools and explore parent feedback in depth before making a final decision on whether Anson implements a uniform.
This will mean a decision in July and if implemented a uniform at Anson would begin from September 2025. 

 

OPENING THE GATES

We have noticed that more parents and children are arriving at school ready for 8.45am and there is considerable congestion on the pavement outside the school. 
We have seen that this is causing some difficulty for pedestrians as well as creating dangerous situations for families. 
From Monday the gates will open slightly earlier to allow families to gather in the playground. Due to the working hours of staff they will not be allowed into the school building until 8.45am. So, please note that parents must stay with their children in the main playground until the bell rings. There will be no adults on the playground until 8.45am.
We hope this eases the congestion outside the school. 

 

SUMMER TERM CLUBS

Summer Term Clubs begin next week with DFY, Moving Waves and Anson staff running a number of activities. 
We understand that there is some disappointment that a number of clubs are unable to run. 
Unfortunately we do not have the budget in the school to run clubs unless the numbers fully cover the cost of the club. With just 55 families signing up for clubs by the deadline (compared to 128 in the Autumn Term) it has meant some clubs cannot run this term.
However, every pupil who signed up with a 2nd or 3rd choice club has been offered a space at a club this term and we hope they enjoy them. 

 

NEWS: PE DAYS MAY HAVE CHANGED

Due to a change in staffing this term we have moved some of the PE days for the children. Please note your child’s PE days below and ensure they dress appropriately on the day. 

Richmond: Tuesday and Wednesday
Greenwich: Wednesday and Thursday 
Queen’s: Tuesday and Thursday 
Roundwood: Monday and Thursday 
Hampstead: Wednesday and Friday
Regent’s: Wednesday and Friday
Alexandra: Tuesday and Thursday
Mapesbury: Wednesday and Thursday 
Battersea: Monday and Thursday (Swimming)
Victoria: Monday and Friday 
Hyde: Wednesday and Friday 
Kensington: Wednesday and Friday 
Highbury: Monday and Tuesday 
Primrose: Monday and Tuesday

 

DYSLEXIA FEELGOOD FUNDAY AT ANSON: A THANK YOU

“Hello Anson, Dyslexia FeelGood Funday (DFGF) are so grateful to all the children who raised the great sum of £378.17 in their Break the Rules Day. Thank you to all the staff in the Front Office who dealt with my many queries, and all the other lovely staff who met and assisted me, to Mrs Campbell who helped me so much during our school hiring sessions, Miss Callaghan for all her support and patience and most of all to Mr Pile for being my main contact, being so accommodating, responsive and truly supportive and being totally behind the DFGF cause.  
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!” - Dee

22nd March

 

PARENTS EVENING: THANK YOU FOR COMING

It has been wonderful to connect with so many of you over the last few days as the Spring Parents’ Evening took place. 
This term an incredible 98% of parents made an appointment to see their child’s class teacher with some great discussions taking place about your children’s learning and progress this term. We are very thankful for such a high turnout as it really shows how much you are invested in your child’s learning. Thank you for being part of another wonderful evening. 
 

LAST CHANCE TO BOOK YOUR SUMMER TERM CLUBS

We appreciate times are tough for many people at the moment and we are seeing this in the response to our club offer with just 50 responses. In the Autumn there were over 100. 
We have tried to offer a range of clubs once again at a number of different prices to offer something for everyone. Sign up, if you can, by the end of Tuesday. Club offers will be made on Wednesday. Please be prepared that some clubs may be unable to run due to the low numbers.  

 

BINGO NIGHT 2024

It’s almost time for another Bingo Night at Anson Primary School. 
On Thursday 2nd May, Friends of Anson will run our second Bingo Night. 
Just like last year there will be fabulous prizes for the winners of each round, plus a raffle with lots of other prizes to be won. 
On the night refreshments will be  on sale including Krispy Kreme Donuts and Lola’s Cupcakes.
So, save the date and get ready to buy your tickets when we return from the Easter break. 

 

OPEN CLASSROOMS & COFFEE MORNING

On Tuesday we will host our next Open Classrooms.
Parents are welcome to come in to the classrooms from 8.45am and spend some time with the children. This will be followed by a Coffee Morning at 9.15am with the school nurse on hand to answer any questions about children’s health. 
 

EASTER HOLIDAY CAMPS

Our Friends at DFY, Club Sporters and Joy Sports Academy are offering a number of ways to support families this Easter. Pick the club that fits with your needs. All the details are on this page. 
 

 

18th March 

 

SUMMER TERM CLUBS

The list for the Summer Term Clubs is now available on the Anson website and our Google Form signup.
Once again you will be able to book your sporting clubs directly with DFY. They will be offering clubs for children from Reception to Year 6 including Skateboarding, Tennis and Cricket. 
Some of our staff are also running clubs again this term with Drama, Badminton, Comic Book Creators and Lego Club on the list as well as the return of Film Club for children in Key Stage Two. 
The London Lens Project return to Anson for a brilliant Photography Club and Moving Waves will once again offer Art, Musical Theatre and Standup Comedy. 
Use the Google Form (sent by text) to make your choices by Tuesday 26th March. Places will be offered on Wednesday 27th March. 

 

SPRING EGG CHALLENGE
The Easter Egg Challenge is back for 2024.
The challenge is simple. All you need to do is create a scene using a hard-boiled egg (or more than one egg) as the star of the scene. There is only one rule: the scene must be a play on words and show either a famous person, a famous event, something memorable or a fun scene.
All the scenes must be brought into school on the morning of Monday 25th March and taken to the Dining Hall.

 

SPRING MUSIC CONCERT

Brent Music Service will be running a Spring Sharing Concert on Wednesday at 2:30pm. 
Parents of children in Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 are welcome to join us in the hall to watch their children share the work they have been doing in the classroom this term. 
If you can’t make it, don’t worry, we will be filming the event and will share the performances with you later in the week. 

 

SPORT

It is with great pride we are able to share two sporting stories this week. 
The swimming squad astounded everyone with some wonderful individual performances to claim 4th place in the 2024 Brent Swimming Gala. Winning a wave of medals at the event the team swam their way to our highest ever finishing position at the meet. 
Meanwhile the table tennis squad played their first match, against Robert Southwell School, and won every game. It was a highly impressive performance from the team who give up every lunchtime to practise and develop their skills. 
We are proud of these performances but also for the way the children represented the school. Thank you to the staff involved. 

 

ONLINE EGG HUNT

The 2024 Easter Eggs are now hiding online for you to find.
Children taking part in the egg hunt need to fill out an official entry form, with every correct entry entered into a prize draw. You have until Monday 25th March to find all the eggs. Prizes will be handed out on Thursday 28th March in our final assembly. 

 

EASTER CAMP

Mr McKenzie will be hosting an Easter Holiday Activity Camp at Anson Primary School in the week beginning 8th April 2024.

Visit the website for further details of give Mr. McKenzie a call. 

8th March 2024

 

THE 2024 SPRING EGG-HIBITION COMPETITION

The Easter Egg Challenge is back for 2024. After once again being astounded by the creativity of our children and their families last year, we are delighted to let you know that the most egg-citing Egg-hibition in CrAcklewood is back once again.
The challenge is simple. All you need to do is create a scene using a hard-boiled egg (or more than one egg) as the star of the scene. There is only one rule: the scene must be a play on words and show either a famous person, a famous event, something memorable or a fun scene.
For example you might want to grow up to be an EGGstronaut and fly to distant planets in a rocket. You may decide to become a TV star like Ant and Peck or a rock star like Chick Jagger.
How about becoming domesticated and creating a tumble fryer or channeling your inner Wonka and creating a some Mint Choc Chick flavours. 
Whatever your creative ideas, all you need to do is make a scene to match.
All the scenes must be brought into school on the morning of Monday 25th March and taken to the Dining Hall.
On arrival the children will be helped to fill out an entry card with their scene name, their own name and their class. We will then record and photograph all the scenes, before revealing the winners of the Easter Challenge. Every entrant will receive a special gift and there will be an award for winning entries in each class. So, get creative because we are EGGcited to see what you create.

 

BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK

We are celebrating British Science Week from Monday 11th February with an exciting whole school investigation. 
It is a little know fact that Mr Pile likes a cup of tea. Usually he makes a cup of tea when he arrives at school but rarely gets to drink it until later in the day. 
A cold cup of tea is no fun, so to make it more palatable he dunks a biscuit into his cuppa. 
However, if the tea is too hot the biscuit crumbles. If the tea is too cold the biscuit stays hard but tastes awful.
The children will be helping Mr Pile to find the best biscuit for his cup of tea. Hopeful this means we will have in depth research to prove the best biscuit for dunking! 
Oh, and the Anson chicks are coming back too, so it is the perfect time to have launched our Spring Egg-hibition Competition! What a cracking start to March!

 

COMIC RELIEF 2024

Friday 15th March is Red Nose Day in the United Kingdom. 
This year the children are going “Back to Skool”. This means they will all be able to come to school dressed in anything red, but they must be wearing it backwards!  That’s “sdrawkcab” for the pedantic amongst you! 
Donations can be made into the red donations tins on the day or online at: 
https://tinyurl.com/RNDAPS24 
There will also be an Ice Cream sale on the day plus some fun assembly activities and crazy lessons too. 
It’s going to be NUF! 

 

RAMADAN

Ramadan is about to begin for many people in our community. 
At Anson we know that a small number of our older children will be taking part in the fasting. It is important that children who are taking part have permission to do so. This is so we can support their fast, get in touch with you if they are finding it particularly difficult and ensure they stay safe on hot or physically active days. A letter came home to all children in Year 5 and Year 6 with a slip to state the intention of your child to fast during Ramadan. If younger children also wish to fast they too must have permission to do so. A copy of the letter can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/RamadanAPS24 
We hope this is a blessed Ramadan filled with peace and joy. 

1st March

 

WORLD BOOK DAY: READING FOR PLEASURE

The mission of World Book Day is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. 
Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income. World Book Day defines Reading for Pleasure as: feeling sense of satisfaction or pleasure by engaging with chosen reading material in their free time.
At Anson we want to see more children develop a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them. That’s why we’re investing in our new library which will be installed in April this year. We will be creating a space to delight and thrill the children as well as offer the latest books for them to read both in school and at home. 

 

DRESS UP FOR WORLD BOOK DAY: 7th MARCH

On Thursday we will celebrate World Book Day with a special assembly from Alexandra Class. 
All the children and staff can also dress up for World Book Day. This will see the school hall filled with some of the best-loved book characters of all time. During the assembly we will have a parade of the costumes and take lots of photographs throughout the day. The Made for Mums website has over 100 costume ideas which cost almost nothing to make and are good for the environment too.

 

FREE STORIES 

World Book Day’s World of Stories, mean you can enjoy a selection of FREE audiobooks. Audiobooks are a brilliant way of enjoying books being read aloud, whether you’re sharing them with family or friends, or listening on your own. You can find the books by clicking on the link below. Don’t forget our own story zone in Google Classroom too. 

https://www.worldbookday.com/world-of-stories

 

JOIN THE DFGF FUN

Bookings are now open for a FREE event taking place at Anson on Saturday 9th March. The Dyslexia FeelGood Funday is an interactive arts-based experience with workshops, food, theatre games and much more. Book your FREE spot here: https://tinyurl.com/DFGFbooking

 

2024 FRIENDS OF ANSON AGM

The Friends of Anson AGM took place this morning. 
At the meeting the committee was elected and the team reflected on an astonishing first full year of our PTA. The aim of Friends of Anson was always to provide experiences for our children and the wider community. These memory making activities have certainly created something wonderful at Anson and I am sure you all have your own personal highlights. I should like to thank each of you for the part you play in making our school such a happy, vibrant place and pay particular individual thanks to each member of the Committee.
As you can see from the graphic below, the events have been a huge success financially too. At the AGM the committee decided on the priorities for spending the money in the next 12 months. This includes, funding the Year 6 hoodies, supporting the outdoor Illyria Theatre event and a large investment in the development of our school library. The funding will help to stock the library and along with school funds make it an exciting place to be, with a huge range of books, from the very first day.

 

The next event is Bingo Night on Thursday, 2nd May.

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