Charity Week Awards Ceremony and Dinner
Sunday 22nd November 2015
Pupils from The Wisdom Academy were invited to the Midlands round-up dinner for this year’s Charity Week.
Our pupils raised money for the poor families and orphans of Burma and Africa.
Pupils really benefitted from learning about how the money that was raised is used to help these poor families.
It was an evening full of inspiration, poetry, competitions, awards and an amazing three course meal!
Our school was nominated for the Best Newcomer and also won the award for the Best Cake!
Charity Week - One Week, One Cause, All the Difference
Anti-Bullying Week - 16-20th November 2015
Theme: 'Make a no!se about bullying'.Looking at Cyberbullying and E-Safety.
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Our visit to the Foodbank | November 2015
Pupils from The Wisdom academy collected food for our local foodbank and then visited the foodbank to see what happens to the food that we donate to the foodbank.
The children were given a tour of the warehouse and also learned about the process of people coming into the foodbank
and how the foodbank helps them.
Visit to Our local Salvation Army
Who are the Salvation Army? How were they set up? What do they do? How do they help the community?
How can we help our community? These were some of the discussions that we had with the friendly staff at our local
Salvation Army office.A team of children from Year 4, 5 and 6 visited the local Salvation Army office ( Nechells) to find out
Visit from U3A Exploring World Faiths: Dr. Peter Rookes & Mrs Jean Rookes & Team | 10th November 2015
We were visited by a delegation of ten members from different faith backgrounds, who came to ‘explore world faiths.’ Our visitors spent some time in every class, talking to our children, took part in a short assembly where there was a fruitful discussion about different faiths and the children were given opportunities to express their faith through poems, nasheeds, stories and own accounts.
The visitors also observed the afternoon prayer, with an explanation of what was being recited at hand. The day concluded with a chat with the Headteacher.
The visitors commented:
“Your children are so well behaved and very courteous”
“We have been so well looked after and the school council have been absolutely amazing in answering our questions, your children are very confident”
Our children learned about different faiths and what we have in common in exploring human values and how we can all work together.
The Great Par-tea and Cake Sale - Friday 6th November 2015
We would like to thank all those involved in our community Tea and Cake sale, it was wonderful to
see members of our community joining us over a cuppa tea and cake.
A big well done to everyone, we managed to raise £272 for Charity Week!
Birmingham - Free Cyclying Courses and activities
British Values and PREVENT Parents' Workshop
Friday 16th October 2015 3:30pm
We would like to invite all parents from Key Stage 1 to discuss important issues related
to the duties of our school and Parents duties.
Please register yourattendance with the school office.
Key Stage 2 Parents' Meeting will be held the following Friday
Friday 23rd October 2015 3:30pm
5-16th October we will focus on learning about Black History.
Through celebrating black achievement and black history, the children will have the opportunity to understand the huge contributions made to the world we live in by men and woman who have often had to overcome barriers of prejudice and discrimination. This history of our diversity is important to acknowledge and celebrate and it gives context, relevance and meaning to the cultures that represent modern Britain.
The theme of the special week is ‘Carnival’. This will give the children a chance to fully immerse themselves into a different culture. They will learn about the celebration and tradition of Carnival from across the globe. Children will complete a range of activities including designing carnival costumes, making masks, learning about Caribbean culture, listening to traditional tales from Africa and the Caribbean and many more exciting activities.
In addition to the Carnival theme, each class will learn about a famous black person to further illustrate the achievements of significant people from Black History.
We have a range of people from across the globe, who each have made a contribution to history.
Harvest Week 5th-9th Oct 2015
Our school will collect food for St Matthew’s Church and the local home for the elderly. Please encourage children to bring food for a school hamper by 9th October 2015. Children can choose from below:
- Long life Whole milk - Spaghetti (Tinned) - Long life juice - Spread (E.g. Jam) - Cup A Soup/Noodles - Long life milk - Rice pudding (Tinned) - Vegetables (Tinned) - Biscuits - Fruit (Tinned) - Tuna (Tinned) - Baked Beans (Tinned) - Breakfast Cereal - Dried Rice - Pasta sauce - Tea bags - Soup (tinned) - Sugar - Meat (Tinned) - Tomatoes (Tinned) - Dried Pasta
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural
The school is using a classroom reward system called Classdojo. This is a very effective way teachers record behaviour points for all pupils as well as details of sanctions. Classdojo shows all records of when pupils answer questions in class, help others, contribute and work hard, show good manners as well as when pupils miss homework, disrupt the lesson or are not working as hard as they can.
Parents will be very happy to learn that they can access the classdojo information about their child. In order for the class teacher to be able to register the parents account, we will need your e-mail address, this can be passed onto your child’s class teacher. All instructions will be then sent to your email.
Please do take part in this initiative, as we have found that pupils work harder and behave even better when they know that their parents are taking a keen interest!
Online Homework and New Curriculum
As you will be aware the school has adopted the New Curriculum this year, this means that there are lots of changes in what our children will be learning. All the information of what each class is learning for the whole year is now available on the school website under the Curriculum menu.
As part of the new schemes, children will be issued homework which will need to be done online. Every pupil will be given a username, password and school code to login to their account.
Teachers will set homework, which is automatically sent to the child’s account screen. Teachers and parents can then login to check the child’s progress and whether homework has been completed.
We hope that parents will work with us to ensure a smooth implementation of this new scheme.
ICT / e-safety workshop
The school is arranging a very important parent workshop, where we will be discussing important issues relating to internet safety, we would like to urge all parents to attend this workshop, we hope to have 2 or 3 sessions, and will keep parents informed of the developments and upcoming dates.
The workshop will also be include how parents can check their children’ s progress and homework online.
Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatu Allahi wa Barakatuh
On behalf of The Wisdom Academy I have the pleasure to welcome you to our school website. In light of the prophet's statement "whenever you perform any action, you should perform it perfectly and accomplish it in the best of form". The school's aims are to promote ethical and academic excellence in a caring and secure Islamic environment, offer quality education academically and islamically and endorse excellent manners and positive integration with the society.
By providing a well structured, balanced and engaging curriculum, and by endorsing excellent manners through our Behaviour Policy and Rewarding System, we aim to encourage in all children the love of learning as well as the respect and care for one another.
Assalam Alaikum WaRahmatullahi Wa Barakatahu
It gives me great pleasure as the headteacher of The Wisdom Academy to extend a very warm welcome to all parents and prospective parents of our school.
The Wisdom Academy is a model faith school adhering to the teachings of Islam and was first established in 2008 as a result of local demand. The Wisdom Academy
"The curriculum is broad and carefully planned"
"Pupils are happy, and are increasingly self-assured and established in the daily routine,
which gives them new experiences that cover all seven of the EYFS areas of learning."
"The teaching is good and occasionally outstanding"
"The pupils’ behaviour is generally very good and is effectively promoted"