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Red Nose Day 2015
Year 6 Woodside Wildlife Visit
On Monday the 2nd of March 2015, Year 6s’ visited Woodside Wildlife Park in Langworth, as part of their Science and English work. The Park is a sanctuary for rescued animals, including their two resident Tigers, Julia and Tango. As part of the trip pupils were able to feed the Meerkats; meet the Lemurs while they had their lunch; watch an amazing animal show and watch the tigers being fed. Our favourite animals were the Capybaras because at first we thought they were giant hamsters! However we used our research skills to find out that they are in fact rodent family mammals from South America. The trip was a great success and consolidated pupils’ understanding of animals and their habitats. Following the trip pupils wrote up a report on their visit, including their own views on animal cruelty and how to care for animals properly.
NCFE Level 1 Photography.
Pupils in Yr 9, 10 and 11 are studying for the NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Photography. Over the past few months all pupils have been learning new skills which have included light and landscape photography. The pupils have come up with the idea of having a LJFS Ball of Light which is shot with Christmas tree lights and a long exposure. They have decided, as part of their final project that the Ball of Light will be seen across Lincolnshire throughout the coming months.
Year 6 and 7 trip to Bhaktivedanta Manor (Hindu Temple)
On Tuesday 13th January 2015 as part of their RE topic this term the year 6 and 7 class visited Bhaktivedanta manor, a self-sustaining Hindu community. The trip was organised to consolidate learning as part of the places of worship topic this term. As part of the visit the students attended a Hindu ceremony within the temple and experienced a true reflection of Hindu worship. The students also took part in a traditional Hindu dinner, with many asking for seconds! Students were also given the opportunity to wear traditional Hindu clothing and have their faces painted as Hindu warriors. The trip was a great success and all the students not only enjoyed themselves, but have shown great respect for other cultures.
The Lady Jane Franklin School are extremely pleased to announce that we are now part of the Lincolnshire Special School Football League.
Our first fixture has been draw for Wednesday January 28th at home vs Knossington School.
On the morning of the 11th of November 2014 the whole school gathered in the dining room to participate in a Remembrance Day assembly which was led by Mr Mara. The presentation included the reading of poems by two year nine pupils. Pupils listened with great interest and observed the two minutes silence in an impeccable manner. The assembly was very successful and created a topic for discussion throughout the day.
In addition to the Remembrance Day assembly the staff and pupils have planted approximately 400 trees in the shape of a poppy to create the schools own memorial garden. During the last few days all tutor groups were given the opportunity to plant their own tree within the display and all pupils participated in the project. The project was led by Mr Hodson, the Land Based Studies Tutor. Mr Hodson was assisted by two year 11 pupils.
Children in Need Charity Event Raised in Excess of £150
Staff hosted a fantastic fund raising activity for Children in Need.
All staff and pupils took part in a wheelchair grand prix!
The PE staff created a course around the sports hall which included a pit lane. The school raised over £60 for Children in Need through sales of snacks at break time and raffle ticket sales, as well as donations by both staff and pupils.
What Does It Mean To Be British?
The staff and pupils are currently working on a new SMSC project with a theme of
‘What does it mean to be British’
Staff and pupils were asked during tutor time to discuss and produce a mind map with keywords that relate to their understanding about what it means to be British.
The project has been given a notice board in the dining room so that it creates a high profile within school.
With the key significance of Remembrance Day the Art department along with year 8 have produced hand painted poppies to form part of the display.
This board is very much work in progress and updates will be shown in the near future.
What Does It Mean To Be British? - Update
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The Lady Jane Franklin School has been open since 2003 in purpose built facilities in the market town of Spilsby near to the east coast of Lincolnshire. The school is a secondary, co-educational special school for up to 65 students who have complex learning needs. Click here for more information.
On 7th July 2014 a group of students and staff were lucky enough to take part in a residential visit to Normandy in France. Early Monday morning the group arrived in their taxis and met Mrs Smith. Once their luggage was loaded onto the mini bus and we were off.
The weather was spectacular as we left and during our stay in Normandy with sunshine and highs of 26°C, we even brought the sun with us when we returned on the 11th of July.
Year 10 Cake and Bake Finalist
Year 10 Cake and Bake Finalist - click here for more information
Rolling, Camera, Action!
Year 7 and 8 students have just finished their video projects with help from the award winning actor and writer Ben Keaton, who starred in various TV series including - Casualty and Father Ted. Ben has helped students understand the various roles of film production, including both behind the scenes and in front of the camera.
Ben has been involved with the school for nearly 2 years and has produced some fantastic short films with the students.
For information about Ben Keaton video workshops - click here.
Ben in also actively involved in planning a video production for the Comenius project in which the school will host a week long project for 4 other european schools. More information will be uploaded soon, for current information about Comenius click here.
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Comenius - Final Stage
Comenius Update - One of the schools Year 11 students who took part in Comenius has made a website about his experience during the project.
The Lady Jane Franklin School
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Term 3 - 6th Jan 2015 to 13th Feb 2015
Half Term - 16th Feb to 20th Feb 2015
Term 4 - 23rd Feb to 26th March 2015
Easter Hols - 26th Mar to 13th April 2015
Term 5 - 13th April to 22nd May 2015
(May Day Bank Hol - 4th May)
Half Term - 25th May to 29th May 2015
Term 6 - 1st June to 22nd July 2015
Staff Training 23rd July 2015