Samuel Laycock School
Broadoak Road
Ashton Under Lyne, OL6 8RF


Helen Wilson
Telephone – 0161 344 1992

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Samuel Laycock Latest – 17.11.23

Here’s a little round up of what we’ve been up to this past week…

7JW – Shoebox Appeal & Instruction Writing

This half term we have been learning how to write a set of instructions. We decided to make shoe boxes for the Christmas appeal so we were helping others and learning at the same time.

As a class we brought in items from home and bought new things for children less fortunate than us.

We discussed children in poverty and how different countries needed support due to starvation and wars. It was amazing to hear the compassion 7JW showed for others, I was super proud! Well done to the children and parents for their support!

Jessica’s Lantern Walk

Jessica, from the Performing Arts pathway, completed a 2K lantern walk at Heaton Park for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital on Saturday 11th November.

She has raised £135 so far for the charity!

Performing Arts – Into Film Festival

Performing arts pathway pupils enjoyed a film on Friday, courtesy of the Into Film festival.

We watched the remake of an old classic, The Railway Children Return.

Everyone agreed the film was excellent and the storyline will provide us with some good stimulus for some future drama work.

Pupils will be making vlogs this week, reviewing the film and entering the Into Film review competition.

We used our living skills, travelling on public transport back to school, making way for other passengers and thanking the driver.

KS3 Engagement – Wizard of Oz

The theme for pupils in the KS3 Engagement pathway this half term is ‘A night at the theatre’ and our focus is The Wizard of Oz.

Pupils have completed character work linked to the story, showing their fantastic drama skills brilliantly. We have been learning about London and its West End links, looking at the famous landmarks we would find there.

We also looked at the modes of transport available and turned our classroom in to an underground tube station.

9M – Living Skills 

9M walked to ASDA to find toiletries as part of their Living Skills topic.

We compared the prices of different products. After that we looked around to get to know how a supermarket is organised. We then walked back to school via St George’s Park.