Dear Parents and Visitors
My apologies for the disruption caused to our normal working patterns on Thursday and today due to the weather forecasts. It's always difficult knowing when to make a decision to postpone or cancel events and clubs, but health and safety of all students and staff very occasionally leaves me little choice. Thank you for your understanding.
All being well, the Year 9 Parents Evening will now take place next Thursday 7th February, with the postponed Duke of Edinburgh presentation scheduled to run at 4pm before that on the same day.
Finally, the Smarties challenge for Momentum has been extended by a week. So there's still time to crack open a tube and then re-fill the empty box (having shared the contents with your friends) with £1 and 20p coins. Mrs Bowen says you can share filling the box with a partner. Please return your tube full of coins to your tutor by next Friday 8th February, with your name(s) on the side. All monies raised will go towards our fundraising total for this worthwhile, local charity: https://www.moment-um.org/home/
Students of the week
Kyrell for his fantastic progress on his times tables.
Carl for his excellent effort in swimming this week.
Zac and Adam particularly for great leadership and teamwork skills in creating graphic scores for our colour symphony project in Music.
All of Year 7 showed Ms Clancy today what fabulous artists they are!
Matthew for his excellent effort in swimming this week.
Alannah, Ain, Matthew, Ottilie and Harry A for excellent effort in Science practicals this week.
Ottilie for her outstandingly thoughtful work in English.
Ottilie for her excellent result in the History test on The English Reformation.
Ottilie for joining the boys for football on Thursday and having an excellent Games session.
Victor and Seb for their imaginative ideas designing slogans for their adverts in Music, Aansh and Evie for their great musical improvising.
Seb for his excellent effort in this week’s Geography test on Ghana.
Oskar for doing a class demonstration and being such a great help during Art and Graphics lessons.
Victor for continuing his exploration into stencil printing at home and for bringing photos of his work to show Mrs Smith - which she says made her very happy!
Ellie for joining the boys for football on Thursday and having an excellent Games session.
Amy for making such a fantastic start on her Art GCSE and for the beautiful drawing studies - what a talent!
Rosie for excellent spelling in Literacy.
Amy and Cate for excellent effort in their PSHE lesson this week.
Louis for his extraordinary insights into text and his eloquent expression of his perceptions in English.
Rosie for outstanding contributions in two English lessons this week.
Pascal for his subtle role in helping to “chair” and manage discussions in English on Wednesday.
Amy for achieving a wonderful 22/25 in a recent History test on Appeasement.
Ijaaz for a fantastic start with his Photography controlled assessment. Great to see such enthusiasm. Mrs Smith can’t wait to see the Camden photoshoot you are going to do.
Luca for a fantastic start with his Art controlled assessment. Some great artist inspired work already underway, well done Luca.
Jasmine, Felix, Ijaaz and Eugenia for considerable improvement in their memory of Physics facts and formulae.
Felix and James for excellent work and determination in Literacy this week.
Harry for undertaking a second (independently organised) gallery visit to the Royal Academy of Arts to inform his current work.
This week Year 7 explored the push and pull factors which affect people’s decisions on where to live. Year 8 learnt about renewable energy sources and created countries that were powered solely by renewable sources. Year 9 looked at the production of bottled water and did a blind taste test to see if they could tell the difference between tap and mineral water!