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Please visit the page below for our celebration assembly presenation. Well done to all of those that achieved recogition. Keep up the excellent work!

Direct link to the presentation/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Housepoints-2018-2019-Nov-2018.pdf

Please do visit the page and take a look at the awards and behaviour ladder:

It was lovely having the older children to come to help us in Reception. They played games with the Year R pupils and were fantastic role models when tidying away resources. Also they helped with lining up the pupils quietly outside their classrooms.
Good team work.


Mrs Brown and her class have been making analogue clocks with paper plates to help us with telling the time.



This week Year 5 have had a fabulous time learning the technique of Pointilism, as developed by Georges Seurat. We experimented with colour wheels, used the technique to decorate umbrellas then finished by painting a section of 'Bathers at Asnieres'. All our work, including the children's fact files of the artists we learned about, was displayed on Friday afternoon for parents to enjoy. 

Year One had a visit from Captain Alice who showed them how to be cartographers!

They learnt how to look for symbols on an Ordnance Surve on Sharepointy map and then created their own Treasure Map on a map of the U.K. using special Pirate stickers.

Great Feed back for Alice - Thanks for a brilliant couple of sessions yesterday! Your pupils are engaged and bright and polite!They‚Äôre excited and enthusiastic ‚Äď which I love to see!

Mini Map-Makers Ltd



Year 5’s came to help Year 1’s get to grips with using the computers and create some fantastic looking space artwork.


Determination Pays  Off!

Ismaeel Khalid, in yr 6 attended the first Chess  Club outing of  the  year to Wellingborough on November 3rd.  He played  some  well  considered  and  challenging games and was  spotted by the  Northants Junior Chess  Club scouts who have  invited  him to join their under 12's county team.  He is  now  a member of the junior chess elite and will  be  traveling  to play in  tournaments  all over the South East of England.   This is  a considerable  achievement and very pleasing  as  he  is a very dedicated  player, playing  consistently since  he was in  Yr2!  Congratulations and  well  done  Ismaeel!


Please note, it is extremely important that you inform your child’s academy and Chartwells of any food allergies or intolerances that your child has. We welcome all children with allergies/intolerances and providing we deem it safe to do so, an appropriate meal can be provided daily in line with our internal policies and procedures. This food is prepared in a sanitised area of the academy’s kitchen.

Please see below a special diet form to be completed and returned.

Special Diet Request Form 2018 V3 Special Diet Procedure 2018 Allergens - Schools Parent Letter Oct 2018
Allergens - Schools Client and Head Teacher Letter Oct 2018


WEDNESDAY 5th DECEMBER 2018 -¬†Years R, 1 and 2 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 6.00pm ‚Äď 7.00pm

THURSDAY 6TH DECEMber 2018 -¬†Years 3, 4, 5, and 6¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†6.00pm ‚Äď 7.00pm


Year One will be taking part in ‚ÄėX‚Äô Marks the Spot Workshops on Tuesday 27th November.

'X' Marks the Spot Workshop is a fun, interactive Mapping Workshop.

Workshop Format: Introduction to the world of Cartography and Cartographers, concept of Grids - letters and numbers, Local maps of the area and a fun treasure map-making experience will have the children enthralled! A Mini Map-Makers bespoke goodie bag for each child includes: colouring pencils, MMM Pencil, a map, stickers and an OS map reading guide. A bespoke Site Centred OS Map for each school to find out about your surroundings is included.




This morning Nathaniel bought in his EYFS learning journey. Nathaniel is currently in Year 5 and he has treasured this work. It was so lovely to go through the learning journey and share memories with him. Keep up the fantastic work you are doing.
A great start to the day ūüėä has a new name - TikTok (Safer Internet Centre)

The social network app has often given adults cause for concern, because of the way that children use it to generate and share their own short videos and lip sync to popular audio clips. The app has a new name and new features, and now includes live streaming. Although the app has an age-limit of 13 years old, in practice there will be younger children using it, and the content may not be suitable.

Profiles on TikTok are automatically set to public, so that any content you post can be seen by anyone within the app.  There is also a Restricted Mode which can help to filter out inappropriate content and prevent  the user from being able to start their own live streams.

You can find out more here:


Andrianna Fright - Designated Safeguarding Lead & Family Support Worker

The Linden Academy

19th November 2018

Reception children came dressed in their cultural clothes today and we had a food tasting session. The children listened and showed respect to one another when talking about different clothes and festivals. Thank you to all the parents for sending in some really yummy food. Happy children and happy teachers.

A challenge for the half term:

Learn by heart the classic poem 'Buckingham Palace' by A. A. Milne.

Recite it to Mrs Fagan on your return to school to earn a sticker on your Culture Challenge sheet.

Prizes for best recitation also available!



We had a very busy week at The Linden Academy.

Update on the year 6 science experiment. Earlier in the month year 6 pupils placed bread in a number of differernt location to see the impact. Some results below:


Reception class have been learning about harvest and ended the week with the children dressing up as book characters: We had lions, tigers, ducks and even superheros in the building today!

Year 3 pupils have been learning about Egyptions. The ended the theme of learning by dressing up as egyptions:


Yesterday (Thursday 18th October) our 6 pupils took part in an challenge run by vauxhalls. They had to design and plan a factory to build their new vans. The pupils had a great time Mrs Whittle and Rob were left to clean a very messy hall!

Our year 6 pupils travelled over to our sister academy The Vale Academy where they took part in "guess your job" activities. They met a arange of employers from Luton and and to guess what they do by just asking them open and closed questions.

A big thank you to everyone that took part.

Some quotes from our pupils:

"I learnt about construction and i met a pilot and learnt about what he does" - Sheneka

"I got to meet important people and find it very interesting" Siyah

"Believe in yourself and you can be anyone" I loved meeting Captain Mike the Pilot. Krish

"I really enjoyed the afternoon and it showed me somany different jobs. I loved how everyone was friendly and answered our questions with pleasure" Marwa


Year 6 Maths and English Trip to Alwickbury!



Cooking and eating vegetable soup!


Can you guess what Wicktoria is playing?


Look at what I found in the fridge! A science experiment for year 6 pupils. Can any have a guess as to what they are trying to achieve? Thats bread in bags!



A busy week at The Linden Academy this week. We have had a lot of fun learning and ensuring we are utilising all our spaces inside and outside the classroom.

We had a great turnout and a very positive response from parents for our year 6 achievement evening where Mrs Woodhams, Miss McLay, Mrs Mitchell  and Mr Gayle shared resources and guided parents on how to support with SATs exams.





Phonics Free Flow in Action - Well done Blossom Class.



We had a lot of fun learning about International Peace day this afternoon. The pupils in year 3 decided to be very creative and used different materials to fill in the doves. It was decribed as the best lesson ever but Mr Smith's classroom floor was very messy!



Year 3 were invited to a French themed breakfast at Aldwickbury School on Friday the 14 September. The Children purchased food-using Euros, from selection of pastries, juices and hot chocolate available for them to enjoy. They throughougly enjoyed the experience. Merci Beaucomp!


Reception class on a safari hunt around the academy but they missed one animal!

THE SNAKE!! It was hiding behind the photocopier.



Alder Class in Year 4 have recently been learning about electricity. They were given the equipment to create their own circuits, and through a mixture of scientific exploration and teamwork they managed to work out how to make a bulb light up!

Some of the groups were ingenious enough to create circuits that lit up several bulbs and began to places switches in their circuits. The children commented that the activity helped them understand how we use electrical circuits in everyday life and are looking forward to learning how we will record our finding using diagrams. Well done Alder Class!


The reception teachers had a great time visiting pupils in their homes last week.

A fantastic first day at school. The children all have had a great time making new friends and exploring their new environment. We also had a visit from the farm to introduce our theme Roar, Moo, Buzz.

The children are buzzing with knowledge and we are excited about the year ahead.


Awards and Celebration assembly for KS2 pupils:

Learning Lockers!

Getting ready for our reception pupils!