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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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Winter Sports

Friday, March 14th 2014
Our Olympic legacy continues with our celebration of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics Mary Rose Academy was transformed into our very own alpine resort with a ski lift travelling through the center of the school allowing pupils to ‘catch a...
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World Book Day

World Book Day Celebrations March 2014

Thursday, March 13th 2014
Last week, Mary Rose Academy joined in with celebrations for World Book Day. As part of the celebrations we had a storyteller, Michael O’Leary, who came to tell us stories using lots of magical props from his ‘storybox’. The pupils...
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6th Form at the Portsmouth Secondary School Proms

Wednesday, March 12th 2014
Students from the 6th Form represented Mary Rose Academy at the Portsmouth Secondary School Proms which was held at St.Edmunds School. They performed Jailhouse Rock live to a pre-recorded film, showcasing the work that they have been doing in class. The...
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6th Form Class Newsletter 2014

Monday, March 3rd 2014
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Ark Royal Class Newsletter 2014

Monday, March 3rd 2014
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Discovery Class Newsletter 2014

Monday, March 3rd 2014
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Dolphins Class Newsletter 2014

Monday, March 3rd 2014
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Octopus Class Newsletter 2014

Monday, March 3rd 2014
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Sharks Class Newsletter 2014

Monday, March 3rd 2014
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Starfish Class Newsletter 2014

Monday, March 3rd 2014

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Turtles Class Newsletter 2014

Monday, March 3rd 2014
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Victory Class Newsletter 2014

Monday, March 3rd 2014
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Walrus Class Newsletter 2014

Monday, March 3rd 2014
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Wembley Class Newsletter 2014

Monday, March 3rd 2014
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MFL

Tuesday, February 25th 2014
During the week before the half term break Key Stage 3 had two MFL days. The focus was on exploring popular culture through food, art work, music and famous Parisian landmarks. In Ark Royal class Perry, Charlie and Bethany particularly enjoyed dressing...
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KS3 - PLT Day

Tuesday, January 14th 2014
During the first week back in the spring term Key Stage 3 had a PLTS day to start off our topic. In history we are learning about the war and life in the 1940s so on Wednesday the pupils had an opportunity to have just a taste of things to come. The...
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The Day Mary Rose School Became an Academy

Friday, November 29th 2013
The day Mary Rose School became an academy was full of fun and exciting challenges. Pupils in Discovery class were excited during the opening celebration, with their balloons, party poppers and favourite songs. They had the opportunity to have an...
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Visit to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Romsey

Monday, November 18th 2013
As part of arts week a group of pupils visited Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Romsey to experience autumn and look at sculptures. There were over seventy sculptures, which the pupils really enjoyed finding as they moved through the great expanse of garden...
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OFSTED 2013 Report Rates Us As Outstanding...

Monday, November 11th 2013
Thanks to all the hard work by our team, pupils and parents, OFSTED have rated as OUTSTANDING in this year's report.  The key points of the report are below and you can read the full report by opening the attachment to the right of this...
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The Beauty of Autumn Assembly

Friday, November 8th 2013
To celebrate the arrival of Autumn we held a whole school assembly to discover the signs that tell us Autumn has arrived, look at the beautiful autumnal colours and to give thanks for the beauty of nature. We read a poem about the arrival of Autumn and...
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Careers and futures event

Thursday, November 7th 2013
On 7th November as part of our parents evening we held a ‘Careers and Futures’ event for parents, carers and students. We had representatives from local colleges, day service providers, adult social care and from Portsmouth City Council....
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Mary Rose Sport and Movement Festival

Thursday, November 7th 2013
Mary Rose Academy’s ‘Sport and Movement Festival’ is an annual event that focusses on providing a range of sports and creative movement opportunities for pupils with PMLD. This year we invited six other schools (total of 40 pupils)...
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Mary Rose Academy

Saturday, November 2nd 2013
We are proud to announce that as of November 1st 2013 Mary Rose has become an academy. We believe that becoming an academy gives us even greater freedom to run our school in the best interests of our pupils.  We can tailor our curriculum much...
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Diwali Assembly

Friday, November 1st 2013
To celebrate the beginning of the Hindu festival of Diwali we held our own Diwali party in assembly. We learnt about how Hindus use lights to decorate their houses and we all made Diyas lamps out of clay. We dressed up in traditional costumes, learnt...
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Portsmouth Youth Ambassadors

Saturday, October 12th 2013
During Literacy sessions some of the 6th form students are working with one of the school governors, Trevor Sapey to become Portsmouth Youth Ambassadors. To achieve this award the students will give a presentation to a group of people about Portsmouth...
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Mary Rose School Harvest Festival – a celebration and thanksgiving

Friday, October 11th 2013
A wonderful Harvest Celebration took place in our school on Friday October 11th.  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...
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Kayaking

Thursday, October 10th 2013
6th form are having a great time Kayaking this term on the Lakeside River at North Harbour! Darren has been practising his skills, showing us how much he has learnt already. He can move around the water in different directions and push himself away...
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Swimming at the Mountbatten Centre

Thursday, October 10th 2013
Some of the 6th Form have been going swimming at the Mountbatten centre each week. They have been having swimming lessons to help them develop their skills in the water. It’s also a great opportunity to practise using money, being organised and...
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Blast into Arts

Monday, October 7th 2013
Mary Rose School pupils have had a wonderful week focusing on the arts.  As part of our aim to become an Artsmark Gold school we have spent a week linking all our learning to and through the arts.  We have had such fun and enjoyed the amazing...
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Blast into Arts - Music. Trip to Klavar Studios - Paulsgrove Community Centre.

Monday, October 7th 2013
  Lois, Richard, Zoe, Daniel B, Michelle, Yasmin, Marcel & Callum spent the morning at Klavar Studios where they recorded an acoustic version of Don’t Stop Believing and learnt how to be record producers! There was some great drumming...
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Creative Writing in 6th form

Monday, October 7th 2013
As part of the groups Portsmouth Young Ambassador project the students created their own writing about their visits to Old Portsmouth and Fratton Park. As a group they took part to read two poems about the sea and football and then shared a range of...
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Happy Grandparents Day

Friday, October 4th 2013
This week our assembly  theme was “Older and Wiser” and we celebrated the fantastic contribution our grandparents make to our society, our family lives and our school. We invited all our grandparents into assembly and we were...
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The Listening Walk

Saturday, September 28th 2013
This years Sponsored Walk was inspired by the book ‘The Listening Walk’ by Paul Showers. Pupils from across the school spent time exploring and reading the book in the week leading up to the sponsored walk in order to gather inspiration...
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Katakanu Regatta

Monday, September 23rd 2013
On Monday 23rd September,  24 of us from KS3 and KS4 travelled all the way to Wokingham to take part in a Katakanu Regatta at Wokingham Waterside Centre.   We split into 6 teams and had great fun racing each other up and down the...
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