National Poetry Day – 28th September Recently, we’ve had an exciting day of poetry based activities in the English department. This year’s theme for National Poetry Day was Freedom and all classes created their own poems relating to texts that are currently being studied. Year 5 students, currently studying ‘Peter Pan’, had lots of fun [...]
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Well another exciting year in DT is well under way. Year 8 have been involved in a two week technical challenge designing and manufacturing garments using newspaper. Students have learnt how they need to consider the characteristics of the materials they use and their restrictions, joining methods and strengthening methods along with ergonomics (the comfort [...]
We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new maths hub. Staff have been very busy over the holiday transforming the space into an inspiring learning zone. We have created spaces where students can work in small groups, receiving interventions to build their confidence about the trickier aspects of maths. We are also [...]
Year 6 Junior House Kitchen Competition 2017 Year 6 have worked hard this half- term competing for the title of ‘Junior House Kitchen Champions 2017’. The theme for this year’s event was an ‘Afternoon tea for two’. In teams of four, students had to create a portfolio to showcase their ideas before a team. [...]
Science Technology Engineering Maths challenges encourage and develop the curious mind of problem solvers, Mathematicians, Engineers and Scientists by giving students challenges to overcome, working as a team, working to a deadline this prepares them for independent thinking, problem solving in their own lives and indeed for their future education. The challenge: Students were challenged [...]
The summer term is one of the busiest for the PE department. It has been packed full with school competitions, Sponsored Fun Run, Sports Day, National School Sports Week and various lunch clubs each day throughout. Firstly, I would like to congratulate everyone who has taken part to make it as enjoyable as it has [...]
Some year 8 pupils had the opportunity to visit JCB Academy for a unique experience. During the day our pupils along with other Y8 pupils from different schools participated in various activities, which had a maths/science theme. These included : Catapult making , aerodynamic testing ( paper plane designing), logic and memory challenges and the [...]
Year 8 have been learning about population issues this term and looking at the ethnic backgrounds of people in the UK. In Geography we had a Diversity Day where an economic migrant and a refugee came in to talk to the pupils about their experiences. The pupils enjoyed listening to their stories and asked intelligent [...]
Last week Year 7 went on a week long residential trip to Cornwall. We stayed at the Youth Hostel at the Eden Project and as part of the Geography element of the visit pupils were able to visit the Rainforest and Mediterranean biomes and had a workshop looking at the issues regarding sustainability. They've had [...]
What a fantastic adventure we all had in Cornwall!! Pupils and staff were treated to a lovely show at the Minack Theatre with a sea view as the back drop, a day looking at art work and eating ice cream in St Ives and a magical day of workshops about Sustainability at the wonderful Eden [...]