Dear Families, Friends, Students and Staff
There are just three weeks to go until the end of this academic year. THREE weeks! Wow. Where has this year gone?! We are all enjoying school but I know we are all also looking forward to the eight week holiday which is just within our reach. This last half term is also packed with a myriad of well-being excursions and expeditions which will help broaden the mind and widen the curriculum.
And talking of expeditions, how lucky were the Duke of Edinburgh Year 10 and Year 11 expeditioners who spent one or two nights under canvas this week? The photos below don't really do it justice, but all campers returned home happy, if exhausted. Well done to each and every one of you. My thanks to Mr McGregor and Mrs Veacock, and to flying night time visitors Mrs Rich and Mrs Branney who each took a turn sleeping under the stars to ensure we were up to the obligatory staff to student ratio. You really are ALL magnificent.
The end of year examinations results are now being entered on our system and so far, I am very pleased with them. All will be revealed on the 18th June!
Students of the week
Wonderful menus were created by the Spanish students in preparation for our role plays in the Spanish restaurant. Well done for some very imaginative names and dishes.
Excellent work in the Sequences Whispers game from Matthew, Ethan, Morgan, Alex, Logan, Sam T and Brendan.
Morgan for excellent presentation on Sherlock Holmes showing English Literature GCSE level inference skills - WOW!
A lovely quiet and calm Graphics lesson while some of the students were catching up with their Art exam.
Layla, Karim, Angus and Chloe for excellent work on the Depiction Game and Physical Theatre teamwork! Well done.
Excellent work began on the Spanish role plays in the restaurant with particular mention to Raul aka Ollie B for teaching Luca who came to help.
Excellent focus in Mathematics this week by Layla, Angus, Evia, Karim, Ollie, Thomas, Chloe and Freddie.
Excellent work on finding the general terms of Arithmetic and Geometric sequences by all of Year 9 today. Very well done.
Emma for fantastic analysis of a photograph in Art.
All drama students for focus in rehearsal for our promenade production of “Windrush”.
Well done to Matthew, Harry, Larry, Ain and Otti who completed their speaking exams in French and Spanish this week. 'Not an easy task - so well done for performing so confidently.
Huge thanks to Luca who came in to school to help and ended up saving the day in Mrs Porter's Spanish class. She said she couldn't have managed without you Luca and she hopes you'll be back next week to help out again.
Brilliant work from Year 8 artists. Very impressive.
Well done Year 8s for their fantastic Hannah Hoch inspired collages and posters. Mrs Smith said they worked so hard on them and they look fantastic. We have to agree.
Sports timetable for the last half term - what are you most looking forward to?