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Ashton Under Lyne, OL6 8RF


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Samuel Laycock Blog – 29.9.23

This time next week it will be October!

For now, please enjoy the last September round up from Samuel Laycock…

Pupils have been really busy since the start of term, in their Food Technology lessons.

Year 8 have made sandwiches, year 9 have created tasty teriyaki salmon and noodles and pupils in the Food Pathway have made Piti (lamb and chickpea stew) and kardinalschitten (sponge and meringue cake).


Elsewhere, jumping back a week, KS3 Communication pathway have been exploring abstract art!

First pupils learned what abstract art was by looking at lots of different paintings. They discussed the different lines, shapes and colours and shared how each painting made them feel when the children saw it. They also discussed if they liked or disliked a painting and shared why.

Then pupils looked at famous Russian abstract artist Kandinsky and recreated his painting, ‘Squares And Concentric Circles’. They used the primary colours to explore colour mixing and created lots of different colours to use in their paintings.

They then enjoyed taking part in an art themed Attention Autism session. Pupils then took turns to create a group piece of abstract art. They called their abstract painting, ‘Colour Splat’.

This week, over 35 pupils at Samuel Laycock took part in our first fixture of the season against Spring Brook Upper School.
Our first match, involved our Sports Pathway students from Year 10 and 11 who played a really strong KS3 Spring Brook side. The game was end to end however we managed to come out on top beating Spring Brook 3-2 with goals from Joe F and Nelson T. Player of the match was Nathan T.
Match 2 saw our Year 8 and 9 pupils take on Spring Brook again in another really close match which ended in a 2 all draw. This was a 10 aside game, that allowed all pupils to take part, have fun and play competitive football for the first time this year. Goals in this match came from Isabella H and Joshua O. Man of the Match went to Lyndon N who was incredible as our Goalkeeper.
This was another fantastic football fixture with Spring Brook and we look forward to many more over this academic year.

Keep a look out for the first round up of October, coming next week!