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Broadoak Road
Ashton Under Lyne, OL6 8RF


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Samuel Laycock Blog – 22.9.23

The third week of the year has been jam packed with lots of different learning opportunities for our pupils, both at school and away from school.

Here are some of the highlights!


Engagement Pathway

We have been so proud of all our pupils within Engagement pathway for starting the new academic year so wonderfully, but a special mention to our year 7 pupils who have shown a brilliant understanding of the expectations and routines instantly.

They have engaged in all aspects of their school day, created some fantastic work and are building positive relationships with their staff and peers already.

From ‘Chatty cafes’, to circus skills, to labelling parts of the human skeleton; our pupils have been fantastic, and we look forward to being a part of their learning journey at Samuel Laycock.

Science with 8P

In science pupils from 8P have been looking at light and how shadows are formed.

They made their own shadow pictures out of black card and experimented with changing the size of the shadow by moving the torch. Pupils found out that the whiteboard and the ceiling gave them a great background for shadows.

Basketball with 7L

7L honed their shooting skills in a frantic and fun game of around the world basketball.

The class showed amazing resilience and team work skills, helping each other with their aim and technique as the game continued.


Cooking with KS4 Communication

KS4 communication class created some delicious cookie dough truffles.

Our theme for this term is ‘chocolate’, so we decided to make some treats that we could share with staff (before we did some important taste testing first!).

The class worked hard together to create and decorate the truffles, before designing labels to attach to them.

In our living skills lesson, we focused on communication, delivering the small gifts to some of the staff who help make our days extra sweet!

The pupils all worked very hard on this project and it was a pleasure to see their excitement and pride when sharing their creations!


9M’s Start to the Year 

9M have made a great start to their third year at Samuel Laycock.

As part of our well being topic for PHSE we headed to Daisy Nook for a walk in nature.
We braved occasional showers but made it back to school just before the deluge.
Lots of strolling, chatting and puddle jumping.
That’s all for this week.
Let’s see what next week has in store for our pupils!