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Albert Annex - Art Exhibition

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015
The Albert Annexe held their first Art Exhibition in July. Students created a range of creative works including painted canvases, sculptures and furniture.
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Key Stage Four - End of Year

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015
KS4 have had an excellent year.
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Key Stage One - Dragons and Knights

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015
Key Stage 1 gathered together to celebrate all the hard work and fun we have had this term with a day of dragon and knight activities. Pupils in Sea lion, Puffin and Turtle class proudly sang, danced and played a musical accompaniment to our much loved dr
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Mary Rose Academy PE and School Sport 2014 – 2015

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015
This year has been a fantastic year for Mary Rose PE and school sport.
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Mary Rose Academy Residentials 2014 – 2015

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015
This year has been a busy year for our pupils taking part in residentials.
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Mary Rose Academy Residentials 2014 – 2015

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015
This year has been a busy year for our pupils taking part in residentials.
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Outdoor Education 2014-2015

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015
Since establishing positive links with Fort Purbrook in October our pupils have had the opportunity to take part in climbing, archery and rifle shooting sessions.
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Primary Leavers and Achievers

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015
Primary Leavers and Achievers assembly was a real celebration this year.
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Starfish Class - End of The Year

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015
Starfish Class have had a very busy year- they have all worked extremely hard and had lots of fun along the way.
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Water Sports Newsletter 2014-2015

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015
Watersports has again been a great success this year with over 130 and pupils from our school and others getting out on the water every week.
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SHOUT end of year ‘round up’ meeting

Thursday, July 2nd 2015
This year has been a busy year for our academy council SHOUT and they had their last meeting of the year on Thursday 2nd July.
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Balcony Bags

Tuesday, June 30th 2015
The students at Pioneer are pleased to announce that the Balcony Bags shop has been be re-opened after a short break! We are once again operating at the Craneswater site on a Wednesday morning 10am-12noon.
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Summer BBQ

Saturday, June 27th 2015
What a wonderful day. Over 200 families, friends, pupils and staff got together on this beautiful sunny day to socialise, have fun, listen to live music and enjoy the BBQ that was provided by The Marriott Hotel.
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6th Form Work Experience

Wednesday, June 24th 2015
Weekly work experience at Pioneer has been continuing throughout the year. Some students have worked in the charity shop and others have run a table top sale at the local church.
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A visit from GB Olympic sprint kayaker, Jonathan Boyton

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015
GB Olympic sprint kayaker Jonathan Boyton visited us at the lake today.
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Kings Court Visit Ascot and Ark Royal

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015
Kings Court School have been visiting Ascot and Ark Royal class this term. All the pupils have had a wonderful time. They joined in with the topic ‘journeys’ and have ‘virtually’ visited lots of different places.
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Walk like an Egyptian!

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015
Seahorse class have been having a wonderful time learning about the Ancient Egyptians this term!
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Rock Challenge

Friday, June 19th 2015
This year has seen the KS4 and 5 students perform their Rock Challenge production twice within three months.
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National Go- Canoeing Week

Friday, June 5th 2015
This week along with our friends from Cliffdale Primary Academy, Rachel Madocks School and Chaos Support Ltd, we took part in National Go Canoeing week.
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UKSA 2015

Friday, May 22nd 2015
It was a sunny Monday morning as a group of staff and students from Mary Rose set off to the Isle of Wight for our 2015 UKSA Residential.
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Mary Rose Water Sports regatta at Chichester Water Sports Centre

Wednesday, May 20th 2015
Students from KS4 and Post 16 had great day at the Mary Rose Academy's inclusive regatta.
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National Two Different Coloured Shoes Day

Sunday, May 10th 2015
This week in assembly the pupils celebrated National Two Different Coloured Shoes day, a celebration of diversity.
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Starfish Class go to Solent Infant School

Thursday, March 26th 2015
On Thursday 26th March Starfish Class went to Solent Infant School, we visited the reception department and were welcomed by all three classes.
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A Tour of the Battlefields

Tuesday, March 17th 2015
Last Sunday morning two pupils and staff from Mary Rose Academy had the opportunity to go on a tour of the battlefields in Belgium and France.
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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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