27th June 2016 - Atkinson Road Primary Academy
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MONDAY 27TH JUNE 2016
Welcome from Mrs O'Neill
What a difference we are seeing in the contents of the packed lunches! Well done
to all the children and parents who have supported us on this—results of the
National Child Measurement Programme recently carried out in school shows that
a third of our pupils are obese and over two thirds are overweight. We are
working with Public Health England to reduce these figures.
In line with the majority of schools in Newcastle in September all Key Stage One
and Reception children will be expected to take a school lunch. Those wishing to
opt out will be expected to lunch at home. School lunches are specially prepared
to provide all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients necessary for a healthy diet.
Menus can be found on our web site which gives you the opportunity to discuss
these with your child.
Remember it ‘s Sports Day tomorrow -YR to Y3 in the morning and Y4 to Y6 in
Everyone is welcome to attend.
MATHS ON THE MOVE!
Simple tips to improve your child’s
Can you count how many houses are there on
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!
Sports Day—weather permitting
For older children: what do you think is the
average number of people living in a house?
Can you estimate how many people are living
on your street?
Add up some - or all - the house numbers:
what total do you get?
For younger children: do you notice anything
about the house numbers? Is there a pattern to
Reports to Parents
Y6 Leavers’ Assembly
9.30 Church Visit and School closes 1.30pm
Seeds 4 Life!
Class 16 enjoyed another session at the
allotment as part of the Seeds 4 Life
project. They were amazed at how much
their garden had grown; they tasted chives
and planted some plants to attract bees. As
it was a sunny day they exercised in
Elswick Park playing lots of fun games.
They cooked potato wedges and made
healthy dips to go with them, nearly
everyone thought they were very tasty.
Some of the children in class 16 worked with
Paul, an artist from the Baltic Art Gallery.
They enjoyed listening to lots of stories then
used different art mediums to recreate
monsters of their own. This resulted in 3
large monsters called “The Beasties of
Benwell”. The children and their parents
were invited to the opening of the exhibition
at the Baltic on the Quayside.
We would like to thank the large group of
parents who turned up to support their
children. The exhibition will run for a month
if you want to go and see the Beasties. Entry
to the Baltic and its exhibitions are free.
Lianne from the Baltic told us that at least
13,000 visitors will view our exhibition!
Well done to the following classes who have kept their attendance above 96% since September:
Classes 6,7,8,10,11 and 12
Well done also to the following classes for achieving 96% and above last week: Classes 6,7,11,and
2 x 7 = 14
3 x 7 = 21
4 x 7 = 28
5 x 7 = 35
6 x 7 = 42
7 x 7 = 49
8 x 7 = 56
9 x 7 = 63
10 x 7 = 70
4 — Leighton Stewart
5 — Johnny Nichol
6 — Kelly Lui
7 — Nela
8 — Denisa
9 — Selena Kondasova
10 — Keira Keltie
11 — Michael Chapman
12 —Lauren McClean
13 — Shah Abdul
14 — Venusa Tiserova
15 — Hannah Perry
16 — Owen Jeffries
14 ÷ 7 = 2
21 ÷ 7 = 3
28 ÷ 7 = 4
35 ÷ 7 = 5
42 ÷ 7 = 6
49 ÷ 7 = 7
56 ÷ 7 = 8
63 ÷ 7 = 9
70 ÷ 7 = 10
2 x 8 = 16
3 x 8 = 24
4 x 8 = 32
5 x 8 = 40
6 x 8 = 48
7 x 8 = 56
8 x 8 = 64
9 x 8 = 72
10 x 8 = 80
4 — Harry Anderson
5 — Lottie Perry
6 — Gary Anson
7 — Tillie McDonald
8 — Shahnaz Anwar
9 — Hanan Mohd Anif
10 — Shauna Fowler
11 — Kevin Bagor
12 — Dogancan Calar
13 — Arya Rekwait
14 — Cole Wilkinson
15 — Denis Conka
Recipe of the Week
This chicken casserole recipe is healthy and
filling, with each portion working out at round
390 calories. This is a great way to make sure the
whole family gets a few portions of vegetables
1 large 2kg (4½ lb) chicken, jointed into 8
100g (4oz) streaky bacon, chopped
25g (1oz) soft butter, plus extra for the sauce
200g (8oz) small onions or shallots, whole
150g (5oz) button mushrooms
2 carrots, cut into chunks
1 stick celery, cut into chunks
Bouquet garni (bay leaf, thyme, parsley
stalks, black peppercorns)
500ml (18fl oz) chicken stock
300ml (½ pt) white wine
25g (1oz) plain flour
2tbsp double cream
Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
What’s on at Excelsior?
Calling Year 5 pupils – Excelsior
Academy’s annual Fashion Show is
approaching, if you do not want to
miss out please can you hand your
consent slip in to Mr Clark by the
end of next week.
Workshops are taking place on 4th
and 5th July and Fashion Show is
14th July. If you would like any
further information please do not
hesitate to contact Miss Naylor on
In a large cast-iron casserole or frying pan, heat a little oil and brown the chicken pieces all over,
then transfer to a plate (you may need to do this in batches). Brown the bacon and put on the plate
with the chicken. Add a knob of butter to the oil in the casserole and gently brown the onions and
mushrooms, before adding the chicken and bacon back into the casserole.
Add the carrot, celery, bouquet garni, chicken stock and wine to the chicken and season well. Cover
and transfer to a preheated oven at 170ºC (325ºF, gas mark 3) for 30-40 mins.
With a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken and vegetables to a large dish and keep warm. Mix the
flour and butter together to form a paste (called a beurre manie).
Bring the sauce in the casserole to the boil and add a small amount of the beurre manie to it,
whisking continuously until dissolved. The mixture should begin to thicken. Add the rest of the
beurre manie a little at a time until you have reached the desired thickness (you may not need all of
Stir in the double cream, then pour over the chicken and sprinkle with some chopped parsley.
(for more recipes visit www.goodtoknow.co.uk)