Christmas at Cambridge Park

A big thank you to Cleethorpes Tesco for donating a tree to the school and making our reception look and feel much more festive.

 

Seasonal Greetings!

Kurling Competition

On Thursday 18th October the Cambridge Park Academy Key Stage 4 group celebrated success at the New Age Kurling Competition at Franklin College. Two groups of 4 students took part in the competition against nine other teams. Congratulations to all the students who participated in the competition, they were a credit to the academy with their behaviour and efforts.

Harvest Festival

On Friday 21st September the Academy took part in Harvest Festival celebrations. As part of this, pupils donated goods for Women's Aid in Grimsby. These were collected by a representative from Women's Aid.

The response for donations was overwhelming, so a huge thank you to all staff, pupils and parents who generously donated goods.

Roald Dahl

Thursday 13th September saw the academy celebrate Roald Dahl's birthday. What a wonderful day celebrating the birthday of this fantastic author! Like so many I spent my childhood getting lost in his books and enjoying many of his wonderful creations. Personal favourites of mine are James and the Giant Peach and Matilda. Books such as these are still loved by children today.
Students and staff across the academy joined in with participating in a variety of Roald Dahl themed activities and even dressing up as their favourite Roald Dahl character! 

International Stammering Day

Please see the flyer for international stammering day and have a look at what events are coming soon!

Cake Competition

Throughout the summer term KS 3 students have been working on a Novelty Cake project which culminated in a Class competition with prizes for the top 3, All     students have worked extremely hard and have during the project investigated a range of cake making methods and then made decisions as to their favorite    method, they have taste tested a range of flavor combinations and practiced their decorating techniques using salt dough. Students then made decisions as to their final designs thinking about shapes, flavor's and decoration and set about       producing their final designs, all students final cakes were entered into the class competition, some of the academy's staff also got involved in the competition and the rivalry between both students and staff was heated. The results of the competition are.

Willow  1st Luke,  2nd Jake,  3rd Kerry

Birch    1st  Majed,  2nd Bryan,  3rd Alisha

Owl     1st  Charlie,  2nd Danielle,  3rd Joshua

Yew     1st  Kaycee,  2nd James, 3rd Ammie

Hazel   1st Callum,   2nd Logan,  3rd Oliver

Oak     1st Alex,  2nd Malwina, 3rd Liam

Staff     1st  Miss Andrews,   2nd Mrs Martin, 3rd Miss Olsen, 4th Miss Hughes

Congratulations to all prize winners

 

Click the link below for the pictures!

 

Miss J Baxter

National Writing Competitions

Primary students have been very successful in 2 National Writing Competitions over the last few months. One competition had over 11,000 entries!

Here is a photo of some of our authors:

Always Smiling - Our very own model!

Please click the link below for the full article on our very own model!

 

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Art Exhibition

On Monday 21 May, Year 11 students held the first art exhibition of its kind at Cambridge Park Academy.  Showcasing their WJEC Entry Level Coursework, guests were able to view a range of landscapes, masks and textiles bags, as well as students’ sketchbooks.  Whilst students charmed their guests, they were treated to a wonderful buffet created by the Academy’s Year 11 Food Tech students.  It was a really special event and hopefully the first of many exhibitions to be held by the Art Department in the future.  Many thanks to all who helped to make it a success!

 

The exhibition will remain on display in the Conference Centre until the end of term.

Lincolnshire Under 16's Football League 

Wednesday 09-05-2018

On Wednesday 9th May 2018 the Cambridge Park Academy football team participated in the final Lincolnshire under16’s football league fixture festival, played at Ruston sports ground in Lincoln. A squad of six players travelled by mini bus to play in festival which included five 20 minute matches against other academies from the Lincolnshire area.

The competition was brought to a close with a presentation, the team finished third in the league table and also collected the most sporting team award for their behaviour throughout the competition. Congratulations to the pupils who participated, they were a credit to the academy with their effort, sporting play, and behaviour. The team gained valuable experience and showed tremendous improvement while consistently playing matches, the academy looks forward to competing in the football festival again next year.

Humber School Games Swimming Gala

11-05-2018

The Cambridge Park Academy swimming team travelled to the Pods in Scunthorpe for their annual Humber School Games Swimming Gala on Friday 11th May 2018. This was a great opportunity for students to register race times in a regional competition and see how well they have progressed in the water.

The team consisted of five strong swimmers who proudly represented the academy competing in twenty-five metre races throughout the morning. It was a great all round team performance with the whole team rallying round to net a resounding overall victory. The swimming should be very proud of all their efforts.

6th Form Careers Day

Our sixth form students started careers morning on Wednesday 9th May by taking a personality quiz based on the Myers-Briggs personality index.  The ‘Buzz Quiz’ linked their personality to possible career paths - students then explored different career options available to them. 

Try the Buzz Quiz for yourself by clicking here.

Students then analysed a range of adverts for apprenticeship roles for the current career pathways available at the sixth form asking key questions such as:

·What exactly the different jobs involved (what would they be doing).

·What skills were needed for each of the roles and if they could match their own experiences gained at the sixth form to these.

·Practical aspects of each role including how they would get to the job and which days/shifts they would be expected to work.

·Further development opportunities (does the role include in job training only or college release days).

·Any other benefits.

Based on the analysis, students in years 12 and 13 started to gather the information they will need to form a CV and apply for similar jobs.  Year 14 students prepared for a mock interview for their ideal apprenticeship role before having a go at being interviewed by our guest interview panel consisting of one of our governors and a representative from the department for work and pensions based at ‘Jobcentre Plus’ Grimsby.  Students then received constructive feedback to help them go on to successful interviews once they leave us.

Primary Career's Day

On Wednesday 9th May, as part of our PSHE extended careers morning, Primary enjoyed a theme of 'People Who Help Us'.  We were fortunate to have a range of visitors from the local community including the dental nurse, Road Safety, the Police and the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.   The children all received their own toothbrush from the dental nurse and were involved in practical sessions using giant mouth models. Road safety education officers delivered sessions on staying safe as a pedestrian and provided an interactive pedestrian crossing for the children to practice crossing a road. The police and firefighters answered many questions about their role and the children had an opportunity to sit in the fire engine, try on parts of the uniform and hose the school car park! 

Secondary's Career Morning 

The students all engaged in learning about employment opportunities in a range of career pathways. They have stated in their feedback questionnaires that they really found the day useful and that they are much better prepared for apply for jobs in the future. CPA staff have also stated that they felt our students got a really positive experience from the careers event and that they were buzzing when they spoke about what they had learned.
 

Quotes from our visiting employers 

 

Teresa Penistone Manger of Humber Royal Hotel

"It was my pleasure I thoroughly enjoyed the morning and would be happy to help again"

 

Jason Hare PCSO

"It was a fantastic event the kids were great"

 

Ski Okopskyj Army Reserve recruitment

"The students really engaged and asked some great questions"

Art Exhibition

Our KS4 pupils have designed a poster for the ucoming Art Exhibition.

New School Hot Tub

Please click the link below to read our article in the Grimsby Telegraph

 

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PSHE extended learning morning-Sexual Health & relationships

As part of the whole school PSHE/SRE curriculum, secondary school students spent the morning of Wednesday 28th March developing their knowledge and understanding of sexual health and staying safe.

They attended seminars and Q & A sessions on the following topics:

  1. Contraception
  2. STI’s
  3. Sex & the law
  4. Staying safe in the community
  5. Self esteem

The intention of the day was for all students to develop their knowledge and understanding of sex and relationships and know that it is part of growing up and it needs to be done on their terms in a safe and legal manner. Students have gained a lot from the day and they are now empowered with high quality information and guidance.

Our students responded to the sessions in a very mature but inquisitive manner, which will help them to stay safe in what is a key time in their development both physically & mentally.

The sessions were well delivered and students felt comfortable to ask questions in a positive learning environment- feedback from one of the external providers stated, “everything went very well and how the students were great, the teachers very supportive and how wonderful Cambridge Park Academy is!”

PSHE extended learning morning – Talking PANTS

As part of the whole school PSHE curriculum, students spent the morning of Wednesday 28th March learning how to keep themselves safe.

The safeguarding team spent the morning delivering eh key messages of PANTS to each primary class.

Talk PANTS centres on five key rules:

1.            Privates are private

2.            Always remember your body belongs to you.

3.            No means no.

4.            Talk about Secrets that upset you.

5.            Speak up, someone can help.

 

Students sang along with the Pantosaurus as well as taking part in a competition to design a pair of pants.  Some of the winning designs you can see below.

Although some parents may feel this is a sensitive area to discuss with their child, we feel that sharing messages such as these with children at an early age can be very beneficial in helping to protect your child.  Research from the NSPCC also suggests that the messages are most valuable when taught at a young age.

For more information about the campaign go to nspcc.org.uk/pants. 

A range of other activities were incorporated into the morning, including a session on personal hygiene and puberty for Key Stage 2 students.

Primary Activity Afternoon

Primary and secondary students from Cambridge Park recently came together to partake in a Primary Activity Afternoon. Students from primary Orange and Red class enjoyed a variety of activities including Boccia, New Age Kurling, Target Throwing and Ten Pin Bowling. The afternoon was organised and officiated by the year 11 PE options group, who confidently worked with the primary pupils to ensure everyone enjoyed the afternoon. Our young leaders gained some valuable insight into the effectiveness of leading others and the challenges that may occur. The leaders will be looking to gain more experience by volunteering to help with sports in the near future.

K. Leech

PE Coordinator

FA People's Cup

The Cambridge Park Academy football team were given the opportunity to participate in the FA peoples cup at The Ruston Sport Ground in Lincoln on. The Academy were invited by Grimsby Town to compete in the disability under 16’s category, entering as a Grimsby Town Disability Football team.

The players worked hard to win four successive matches and progressed through the group stage to a final playoff against Ruston Sports FC, only to lose 1-0 and go out of the competition.

Congratulations to the pupils who participated, they were a credit to the academy with their effort, sporting play, and behaviour. We look forward to the next fixture festival in June.

Mr K. Leech

PE Coordinator 

Snow Day

During the snowy week in March the pupils and staff decided this would be the perfect time for some snowballs.

Author Visit

Today we were visited by a local Author and her partner. Sudan Dodd and her partner Richard are from Louth. They delivered a workshop which was differentiated to meet the needs of all of our learners. Susan has written three books. She gave the students a brief insight into the background of her stories and then shared some of her experiences from when she was growing up. The students really engaged with this experience. One student was inspired, saying that they would like to be an author when they are older. Another said that they would like to write down their experiences to create their own story. Overall, it was a fantastic opportunity for our learners. This experience was paid  for using our Pupil Premium funding, which is used to promote the learning of our disadvantaged learners. One of our mains aims for the disadvantaged learners is to promote the students' aspirations. We hope this, and other events planned for the future, will promote our students' aspirations.

Safer Internet Day 2018

Across the Academy students celebrated Safer Internet Day on 6th February 2018. Some students learnt about their digital footprint, and discussed ways of keeping their personal information safe.  Students in Blue class read the story of Smarty the penguin who gets a tablet for his birthday and has to learn how to use it safely.  After listening to the story, students then designed their own tablet game and the children drew on the side one way to keep safe.

Mr Gardiner and the school prefects were very busy during break time too, asking students questions about what they access online. Mrs Hadfield even sent a tweet that travelled across the world, hitting countries such as Dubai, New Zealand and even getting as far as Hull to show students how quickly your information can be passed on through social media.

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.

Miss R. Taylor

Deputy Principal

Lincoln Castle

As part of our History curriculum some year groups visited Lincoln Castle. Children had the opportunity to walk around

and identify parts of the castle, listen to stories, make a magic ‘potion’, learn about clothing, music and dance during medieval times and even participated in their own medieval banquet!

Cinderella at the Auditorium

In December Primary went to see the pantomime Cinderella at Grimsby Auditorium.  In addition to being a fantastic opportunity to experience a live performance it also linked with our Literacy texts Cinderella and Amazing Grace.  The children thoroughly enjoyed the performance and even had an ice-cream! Oh no we didn't, oh yes we did!

Visit with a Planetarium 

Primary children visited 'space' on the 2nd February as a stimulus for non-fiction writing and communication.  The children experienced the universe in an amazing mobile planetarium with specialised visual and audio equipment which projects onto the inside of the planetarium giving a totally immersive experience. 

Pupils over the blue moon with the Etihad experience.

Posted Mon 04 Dec 2017

Pupils were given a unique opportunity to partake on a trip arranged as part of the Children in Need project that is being delivered by Grimsby Town sports education trust. Attending pupils will be given the opportunity to experience an exclusive ground tour of the stadiums professional facilities. 

Pupils walked in the footsteps of a professional football player with a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the Etihad Stadium. From their arrival to their pre-match preparations, and from the big match to their post-match media obligations, pupils gained an understanding of the journey that the players take on a match day.

The group of excited pupils were led on the tour by one of Manchester City’s expert professional guides, who brought each area of the stadium to life with interesting stories, facts and anecdotes.

Each and every pupil enjoyed this fascinating day, thanks to Grimsby Town Football Club for their input and children in need for the funding that was used to make this wonderful experience happen.

Lincolnshire under16’s football league

Thu 23 Nov 2017

On the 15th November the Cambridge park Academy football team participated in the first Lincolnshire under16’s football league fixture festival, played at Ruston sports ground in Lincoln. A squad of seven players travelled by mini bus to play in festival which included five 20 minute matches against other academies from the Lincolnshire area. Congratulations to the pupils who participated, they were a credit to the academy with their effort, sporting play, and behaviour. We look forward to the next fixture festival in February 2018.

Live musical performance from The Dovetail Trio

Posted on Tue 14 Nov 2017

Today in school we were treated to a live musical performance  from the Dovetail trio, a folk group based in Sheffield. The three performers played and sang a variety of songs while demonstrating their instruments, the fiddle, guitar and concertina. Several pupils had a go on the instruments as the performers wandered through the enthusiastic crowd, and all joined in some of the songs by clapping, singing or dancing. The performers added  to the curriculum by allowing tradition folk music to be heard live, and we are grateful for ‘live music uk’ and the sponsors, Nickersons, for  giving us this opportunity. Both primary and secondary pupils were entertained.

Inspiring Grimsby model Joseph fronts River Island's new campaign

Fri 20 Oct 2017

A young star from Grimsby is inspiring millions of people as one of the faces of River Island's new campaign.

Please click the link to the full story below

http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk

River Island Kids Squad

New Age Kurling

Posted Thu 12 Oct 2017

This year’s school sports competitions commenced with two  teams of three representing the Academy at the New Age Kurling competition held at Franklin College. Each team competed in three group matches against other academies with the aim to progress through to the next round. Cambridge Park B team competed very well, fishing fourth in their group. Unfortunately this wasn't enough to see them through to the next round. However Cambridge Park A team progressed through to the quarter finals finishing second in their group, but were unfortunately beaten in the quarter final.

A huge well done and thank you to all the pupils for taking part in this event, showing great enthusiasm and effort.  Each representing team showed excellent sportsmanship and pupils developed their skills throughout, what was a very enjoyable morning.

Hydrotherapy Tub

Thu 05 Oct 2017

Returning back to school after the summer break has been especially exciting for the children in Purple Class, as during the summer holidays the new hydrotherapy hot tub has been installed. A large scale renovation has been completed to make the space a modern calming environment.

Specialist lighting and lovely windows have been added to make the room adaptable to the children's needs.

The tub will be used for a variety of activities from relaxation and sensory regulation to focused academic lessons.

Buying the tub and converting the space has only been possible due to a large number of people pulling together to raise funds.

Mrs Carson, Blue Class Teacher, and the staff of Bridge McFarland walked the three peaks. This was the beginning of our fundraising campaign. Mr Burrell held an organ recital which was very popular ans the academy staff and other supporters then took part in a very enjoyable quiz night, further adding to the funds.

Over the summer Steve Ryley completed a sponsored bike ride and many of our successful supporters sent donations. One set of parents were involved in a very successful fundraiser by organising a shwave!

In total the amount raised was £4889, a fantastic amount raised by fantastic people.

We would like to thank everyone who supported the Academy to raise funds.

They are:

Mr & Mrs Hunt

Youngs Food

Fred Margarson Plumbing & Heating

Excell Electrical

Fabrique Specialist Glazing 

ABM Roofing

Newby Leisure 

Platers

Henswell Surfacing

Bradbury, Roberts & Raby Solicitors 

Bridge McFarland

Mrs Carson

Mr Burrell

Compass FM

Posted Thu 05 Oct 2017

This month the staff from Purple class received a lovely gift from Compass FM. Ross Carrick, Compass FM presenter delivered a tray of delicious cupcakes after the team were nominated by the class teacher Miss McGuire. Miss McGuire entered the competition as recognition of the how hard the team in Purple class work. 

To hear the interview please click the link below:

http://www.compassfm.co.uk/features/otr/on-the-road-listen-again1/

Hydrotherapy Tub

Thu 05 Oct 2017

Returning back to school after the summer break has been especially exciting for the children in Purple Class, as during the summer holidays the new hydrotherapy hot tub has been installed. A large scale renovation has been completed to make the space a modern calming environment.

Specialist lighting and lovely windows have been added to make the room adaptable to the children's needs.

The tub will be used for a variety of activities from relaxation and sensory regulation to focused academic lessons.

Buying the tub and converting the space has only been possible due to a large number of people pulling together to raise funds.

Mrs Carson, Blue Class Teacher, and the staff of Bridge McFarland walked the three peaks. This was the beginning of our fundraising campaign. Mr Burrell held an organ recital which was very popular ans the academy staff and other supporters then took part in a very enjoyable quiz night, further adding to the funds.

Over the summer Steve Ryley completed a sponsored bike ride and many of our successful supporters sent donations. One set of parents were involved in a very successful fundraiser by organising a shwave!

In total the amount raised was £4889, a fantastic amount raised by fantastic people.

We would like to thank everyone who supported the Academy to raise funds.

They are:

Mr & Mrs Hunt

Youngs Food

Fred Margarson Plumbing & Heating

Excell Electrical

Fabrique Specialist Glazing 

ABM Roofing

Newby Leisure 

Platers

Henswell Surfacing

Bradbury, Roberts & Raby Solicitors 

Bridge McFarland

Mrs Carson

Mr Burrell