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KS3 MFL Days

Friday, February 13th 2015
Key stage 3 have just had two MFL French days this week, which were linked to the term's topic 'Fashion and Music'.
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Key Stage 2 Sport and Movement Festival

Wednesday, February 11th 2015
We were really excited to welcome Hollywater, St Francis, Cliffdale, Icknield schools and Seahorse Class from Mary Rose Academy to the Key Stage 2 Sport and Movement Festival.
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Birdwatching Assembly

Friday, January 30th 2015
To join in with the RSPB’s Big School’s Birdwatch project we recently enjoyed our assembly which was all about birds.
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Key Stage 4 / 5 Sport and Movement Festival

Tuesday, January 27th 2015
Mary Rose Academy was pleased to welcome pupils and staff from St Francis, Tadley Court, Glenwood, Osbourne and Hollywater School. Pupils taking part from Mary Rose included Ascot class and three students from 6th Form.
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Maths and the Theater!

Monday, January 26th 2015
From the October half term Discovery and Adventure class have had the opportunity to work with some practicing artists on a maths/theater project.
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Burns Night Assembly

Friday, January 23rd 2015
On Friday 23rd January we celebrated the birthday of the famous poet Robbie Burns by holding a Burns Night party in assembly.
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Key Stage 2 Spring Topic Launch

Friday, January 16th 2015
Our learning this term will center around the theme of Trees and plants.
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Key Stage 2 Spring Topic Launch

Friday, January 16th 2015
The Key Stage 3 topic this term is Fashion and Music and to start it off pupils were provided with an array of activities.
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Step into Sport Inclusive Leadership Day at Mountbatten

Friday, January 16th 2015
Friday 16th January 2015 We travelled to Mountbatten from school and arrived ready for the introduction to the day at 10:00. We were very excited to join in with lots of other pupils from different places...
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Happy New Year everyone!

Monday, January 12th 2015
Welcome back to school, we hope you all had a great Christmas and enjoyed the new year celebrations. The first assembly of 2015 focused on all of fun events we had at Mary Rose during the Christmas period. It was a very busy time with carol concerts,...
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Parent and family learning 2014/15

Monday, January 5th 2015
In the Autumn term we ran a number of informal workshops, run by school staff to help parents and carers to support their child’s learning at home. Following suggestions made by many of you, we ran six different workshops that participants found...
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Friends of Mary Rose round up 2013/14

Friday, December 19th 2014
The Friends of Mary Rose are a small group of parents, carers and staff that organise events throughout the year to help to raise money for the school. There have been a few new faces in the group this year and new members are always welcome. We meet...
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Friends of Mary Rose Christmas Fayre 2014

Thursday, December 18th 2014
On the day of the Christmas South Cast Biker Run the Friends organised a stall to sell Christmas merchandise made by the pupils to help raise money for the school. On offer were a range of goods including Christmas cards, decorations, reindeer food,...
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Key Stage 2 - Autumn Newsletter

Tuesday, December 16th 2014
Key Stage 2 have thoroughly enjoyed their Weather topic this term. Together we have experienced the local Geography whilst visiting St James church for RE, Portsmouth Cathedral during music and St James’s park to participate in group games with our frie
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Key Stage 3 - Autumn Newsletter

Tuesday, December 16th 2014
Autumn term in key stage 3 was based on the topic “The Natural World”. Early in the term we were off to Brazil, home of the carnival, where we all had a meat festival in preparation for the celebrations. On our PLTS day we enjoyed our own carnival, fu
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Key Stage 4 - Autumn Newsletter

Tuesday, December 16th 2014
Key Stage 4 have had a great start to the year. Everyone settled quickly in to their new class groups. This term the Key Stage 4 pupils have been on many exciting trips out.
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PE - Autumn Newsletter

Monday, December 15th 2014
What a term it has been for our PE and Sports department!
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‘SHOUT’ end of term round up!!

Monday, December 8th 2014
This half term has been very busy for our pupil academy council ‘SHOUT’. First of all we asked classes to elect their representative for the year.
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National Number Day

Friday, December 5th 2014
To celebrate National Number Day pupils at Mary Rose took part in a cold and wintery assembly, the hall was turned into a winter wonderland.
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Special Schools Celebration

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014
Octopus class represented Mary Rose at the Special Schools Celebration which was held at Portsmouth Cathedral on Dec 3rd.
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Anti-Bullying Week Assembly

Friday, November 21st 2014
Anti-Bullying week came to an end with a whole school assembly. This was a great opportunity for classes to share what had been achieved and celebrate the ethos created throughout the school.
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Anti-Bullying Week - Music

Monday, November 17th 2014
In the music department we had a great time singing lots of different songs to do with anti-bullying.
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Mary Rose really does have talent!

Friday, November 14th 2014
During our Friday assembly we held an ‘X factor’ style talent show to showcase talents from every key stage across the school.
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Mary Rose Academy 'SHOUT' Council 2014 - 2015

Thursday, November 13th 2014
‘SHOUT’ is the Mary Rose Academy student voice council. The role of the ‘SHOUT’ is to meet at least once a month to discuss any whole school pupil issues or plan for projects and special events.
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Tower of London – Visiting the poppy installation

Monday, November 10th 2014
On Monday 10th November 2014, Wembley Class went on a trip to the Tower of London to see the poppy installation.
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Garden of Remembrance Service

Thursday, November 6th 2014
On Thursday 6th November 2014, KS4 were privileged to be invited to the Garden of Remembrance service at the Guildhall Square.
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Interactive Concert with the Band of the Royal Marines School of Music

Thursday, November 6th 2014
Thursday November 6th pupils from Wembley and Ascot attended an interactive concert given by the Band of the Royal Marines School of Music in conjunction with the Portsmouth Music Hub.
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Rock Challenge Dance Day 2014

Thursday, October 16th 2014
Thursday October 16th was the KS4 and 5 dance day in preparation for Rock Challenge 2015. During the morning the students took part in two workshops to experiment and learn movements in dance, mime and drama around the theme of mystery.
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Mary Rose Academy Harvest Festival – A Celebration and Thanksgiving

Friday, October 10th 2014
A wonderful Harvest Celebration took place in our school on Friday October 10th. We were overwhelmed by the generous contributions made by family, friends, governors and staff to New Horizons Special School in Ghana and to our local Portsmouth Foodbank.
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Butlins 2014

Monday, October 6th 2014
In October 2014 fourteen 6th form students and 10 staff travelled to Butlins at Bognor Regis for a five day residential break.
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Key Stage 2 Topic Launch - All About Weather

Monday, September 29th 2014
Rain, snow, hail, sun and wind, England has it all! So Key stage 2 are extremely excited this term to be learning all about the weather.
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Mary Rose Academy Where’s Wally Sponsored Walk

Friday, September 26th 2014
As the staff and pupils arrived on Friday morning the school was submerged in a sea of black rimmed glasses and red and white striped tops.
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Mary Rose Academy Watersports Hub Launch Regatta

Thursday, September 25th 2014
This year we have been successful in becoming a Watersports Hub through the Youth Sport Trust. As a Watersports Hub we will be using non-traditional sports such as sailing, kayaking and rowing to engage young people in core curriculum subjects.
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Key Stage 3 Topic Launch Day - The Natural World

Wednesday, September 17th 2014
On Thursday 11th September Key Stage 3 launched their topic ‘The Natural World’ with a decidedly Brazilian feel. Ark Royal and Goodwood pupils thoroughly enjoyed listening to Samba music and creating their own Samba rhythms using drums and shakers.
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Key Stage 1 - Topic Launch Day Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Monday, September 15th 2014
On Wednesday Key Stage 1 launched their Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes topic by searching for Gruffalos. Turtles and Puffin Class searched for characters from the Gruffalo story in the Sensory Trail. Some followed symbols and schedules,...
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Never judge a book by its cover.

Monday, July 21st 2014
The summer show was yet again a massive hit which drew in crowds of over 240 family, friends and governors across the two performances. This year classes chose a favorite book and based their performance around the story. A very lost Dorothy (from the...
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Project Ability Newsletter Vol.1

Wednesday, July 16th 2014
Welcome to the first instalment of the Project Ability Newsletter. The termly newsletter will highlight headline news from across the Project Ability area and will inform partners of up and coming events. Project Ability in Hampshire is hosted by Mary...
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Key Stage 3 - 3 Day Art Workshop with Aspex Gallery

Friday, July 4th 2014
Key Stage 3 have just finished having an amazing three day art workshop in conjunction with Aspex gallery. Each class had a whole morning or afternoon with two practising artists, where they had the opportunity to take part in a plethora of activities,...
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Seahorse Class - Sports Day

Friday, July 4th 2014
As part of Sports Week Seahorse Class engaged with a range of farm related sporty games and challenges to prepare themselves for Sports Day. The games included: Grab the Egg, Splat the Pat, Hook a Duck, Farm Skittles, Farm Snap and a GIANT Egg and Spoon...
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Mad Hatters Tea Party

Friday, June 27th 2014
Within design technology lessons all the pupils in Key Stage 3 have used ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as a source to inspire product design. As well as  designing and making clocks, the pupils wanted to use all their energy to work towards...
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National Go Canoeing Week

Wednesday, June 4th 2014
As part of National Go Canoeing Week both Mary Rose academy and Cliffdale Academy teamed up in an attempt to achieve 23 combined miles of paddling. These miles would be logged and added towards the national target of 11,073 miles. Between 26th and the...
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Dolphins - Day at the Farm!

Monday, May 19th 2014
Dolphins had a lovely day out at the Farm! We arrived early and explored the farm and all the sounds and smells which surrounded the different animal pens. Our first stop was to see and hold the baby chicks – Alfie really enjoy stroking them and...
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Mary Rose Academy at UKSA

Friday, May 16th 2014
We arrived at school on Monday morning excited for our week ahead on the Isle of Wight. With the buses packed we made our way to the ferry and arrived in Fishbourne ready for a short drive to Ryde esplanade to eat our packed lunches. We arrived at the...
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Key Stage 4 Tall Ships

Key Stage 4 - Tall ships

Tuesday, May 13th 2014
Key Stage 4 pupils were taken along to the Tall Ships youth trust open day at Gunwharf Quays. They had the opportunity to explore a 62 foot catamaran and a 72 foot challenger yacht. The crew made the young people very welcome and even provided...
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ROCK CHALLENGE 2014

Monday, April 28th 2014
Thursday April 24th was the date that the senior students at Mary Rose Academy had been looking forward to since Christmas. The venue was Portsmouth Guildhall and the event was Rock Challenge 2014. The journey to the final production had begun in...
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6th Form - Spring Term

Monday, March 31st 2014
Sport and Leisure has continued to be the main focus for Thursday tutor mornings within the 6th form this term. Activities have included judo, ice skating, archery and rifle shooting. Students have grown in confidence to try different sports and are now...
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Key Stage 3 - Spring Term

Monday, March 31st 2014
Spring term in Key Stage 3 has been a busy one based on our topic ‘Popular Culture’. In maths pupils have used the theme of popular culture to base maths activities on, from counting angry birds to exploring the sizes of popular soft drinks....
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Key Stage 4 - Work Experience Spring Term 2014

Monday, March 31st 2014
This term Wembley Class has taken part in Work Experience and we have loved it! Our Year 11’s Callum, Marcel and James completed placements out of school at Milton Fruit and Vegetable Shop, Milton Car Garage, Bransbury Park Arts Café, Aqua 4...
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Key Stage 4 - Spring Term Round Up

Monday, March 31st 2014
This term has been very busy for Key Stage 4. We have been working hard within all of our lessons and here are some of our highlights. English Wembley Class have been working hard on their reading skills this term. They have enjoyed fortnightly visits...
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Frozen Light Theatre Performance

Friday, March 14th 2014
Six students from 6th Form and Goodwood class enjoyed a visit to see the Frozen Light Theatre’s production of ‘Tunnels.’ ‘Tunnels’ tells the story of a young woman searching for light for her dark, cold city. The students...
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