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  • Kind Donation from South Electrical

    7th July 2016

    After hearing about the break in's this week, Managing Director, Richard South of South Electrical based at Harworth, has kindly donated some floodlights to help deter any unwanted guests at the school.

    A huge thank you from the staff and pupils at Grange Lane Infant Academy.

  • Break in's

    6th July 2016

    It is with great sadness that we have to confirm that within one week we have been broken in to twice! On each occasion the building has suffered considerable damage and of course it has caused a lot of upset.

    We thank all our parents who have offered help, given kind words of support and shown patience while we have needed to get repairs arranged.

    We have also received support in the form of a fund raising group, who would like to raise funds for CCTV to be installed. They have already come up with some amaz

  • Roscars!

    6th July 2016

    Here are some pictures from the Roscars tonight! Well done to James and Teegan in foundation who were shortlisted for their senses poems. Penguins class were shortlisted for their Jack and the beanstalk! Also shortlisted was Sienna's poem about the Queen! Georgia and Darcey won the Ks1 poetry category with their riddle about the queen. Also Lions class won the Ks1 fiction category with The Queen's Knickers!
    Well done to all those who represented Grange Lane the children were well behaved and were really ent

  • Year 1 Stay & Make

    5th July 2016

    Thank you to all the parents and carers who joined their children to walk on the wildside!

    Lots of animal masks were made during the family craft session, which we received a great response to.

    Your support has been fantastic this year and we look forward to working with you all in year 2!

  • Sam's Safari

    23rd June 2016

    All sorts of weird, creepy and wondrous creatures came to visit our reception children today, care of Sam's Safari's!

    The children were told where the animals orginate from, what they like to eat and what makes each of them unique, including those with lots and lots and lots of legs!!! Take a look at some pictures of the children bravely handling them!

  • Yorkshire Wildlife Park

    21st June 2016

    Our year 1 children went to visit Doncaster's Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The weather stayed fine and they were all able to tour the park, come up close to the animals and find out about each creature that lived there during the classroom activities.

  • Queen's Birthday Lunch

    10th June 2016

    To celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday, children of Grange Lane Infant Academy have been busy learning all about Queen Elizabeth, her family and her crown jewels.

    In fact, Miss Braim's class had an intruder who stole the crown jewels! It was up to the year 2 children to solve various clues using their maths skills and find out where they had gone! Lucky for us they worked out who the culprit was just in time for the street party.

    All 151 children went out into the playground where they enjoyed a picnic lunch,

  • Name the Bear Competition

    10th June 2016

    As we feel Granger is such a wonderful bear, we think there needs to be more of them! So we have entered his name in the following name the bear competition! The prize is an IPAD mini!

    You can also enter the competition if you wish- the details are below!

    Name our Bear Competition!

    We need your help in reaching as many families as possible in South Yorkshire with our competition, If you could mention it, forward it, pop it in a newsletter, anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated.
    We need a nam

  • Building Work

    30th May 2016

    Building work for the new nursery provision starts this week and will continue for the next 12 weeks.

    Letters have been sent out to the whole school about which classes are affected by the build due to classroom re-location. We aim to keep any disruption within school to a minimum during this last half term. May we ask that all parents, visitors and pupils keep clear of the building site and follow any safety signs and guidance that maybe displayed during this time.

    We thank you for your support and we cannot

  • Little Grangers Uniform

    27th May 2016

    As you know we are busy preparing for the new 2 year old provision, Little Grangers, which will open in September. Little Grangers' mascot is our school bear, so we thought it would be lovely to have him on the Little Grangers jumpers. Take a look at the sample and see what you think!

  • Teachers V's Legends Non-Uniform Fund Raiser

    27th May 2016

    It's getting closer to the day when Mr Jones and the teachers take on ex-football legends at the Keepmoat Stadium to help raise funds for an amazing charity Eve Merton Trust (an organisation that supports local people and families coping with terminal cancer).

    To help towards the fund raising Mr Jones held a special non-uniform day on Friday with lots of sporty activities to be a part of. One of them was an amazing football game, donated by Mini Kicks. You could test your football skills by aiming for the go

  • Fun into Food

    4th May 2016

    A big thank you to Chartwells our school meal provider for coming into the academy and working with Reception, year 1 and year 2 about how to put fun into food!

    Each class discussed the different types of foods that Tim was going to cook with, where they came from and how they could measure that they were getting a portion of one of their 5 a day!

    Tim then gave a wok cookery demonstration and helped the children learn about different cooking methods such as steaming and frying. 

    The children then took a delici

  • A sandwich for Tesco

    28th April 2016

    After our trip to Tesco's we received a letter asking us to design a healthy sandwich!

    We had to draw it, list the ingredients and write the instructions. Then we made our sandwiches and ate them to check they were good enough for Tesco's customers!

  • Fruit Kebabs

    18th April 2016

    After their trip to Tesco, our reception children have been really busy finding more information out about healthy foods. Today they have been making kebabs with different types of fruit. As they did this they also discussed where the fruit would have grown and the different words they could use to describe them in looks, taste, texture and smell.

     

  • Reception Visit Tesco!

    11th April 2016

    As part of their topic work, reception have taken a visit down to Tesco's to find out all about food, where it comes from, how it tastes and how it's made from their Farm to Fork programme!

  • Let's Get Ready For School

    6th April 2016

    We extend a huge thank you to the Families Information Services, the health visitors and the children's services team for putting on the Let's Get Ready for School event here at Grange Lane Infant Academy.

    The event was very informative for families who have young children who are almost ready for starting school. With guidance on keeping those young teeth healthy, toileting issues, attendance and early learning goals it was really supportive and reassuring for all parents who will have children starting sch

  • Tour De Yorkshire Banner Winner

    18th March 2016

    This young man did a fabulous job drawing the winning design from Grange Lane Infant Academy for the Tour De Yorkshire Banner!

  • Easter Workshop

    18th March 2016

    Children who gained 100% attendance for the term were invited with their parents or carers to a special Easter workshop on Friday as an extra treat from Doncaster's Family Learning services.

    The children were very good at making rabbits which were disappearing down their burrows, which we all quickly re-named Bunny Bottoms!

     

    The parents were then able to stay afterwards to talk to the ladies from the Family Learning team about all the different courses and training events they provide, for which further detai

  • 100% Attendance

    18th March 2016

    Well done to all 34 children who attended school everyday for the whole of the Spring Term!

    We celebrated in our assembly by awarding these children with attendance certificates, an Easter egg and swimming voucher.

    Some of these children were our youngest, our nursery pupils! Amazing - well done everyone!

    Doncaster Council like to celebrate great attendance also, so we have sent details to Sam and Sammie!

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  • Our Sport Relief raises £119!

    18th March 2016

    Thank you to everyone who contributed towards raising money for the Sport Relief charity, we raised an amazing £119!

    In true sport relief style we hopped, skipped, jumped, ran and cheered our away around the school field in support of this great cause!