Saturday, 6 June 2015

Great first week back.

As always there have been a huge amount of positive activities for us to share with you this week. 

As regular readers of the blog will be aware we have been focussing a great deal on reading in the school.  This means that all of our learners in Year 7 and Year 8 take part in the Accelerated Reader programme.  This encourages learners to read for pleasure and check their understanding of the books they have read through fun quizzes online.  We have introduced badges to reward learners and many learners have bronze, silver or gold badges for their reading.

This week Mr Williams (Assistant Headteacher) gave out the badges that had been achieved in the last half term.

Accelerated Reader Badge Winners.
Still on the theme of literacy we have had over 150 Year 4 learners in school this week working on a Myths and Legends programme encouraging them to do some creative writing.  It has been great to see them in school and enjoying the learning.  Equally impressive have been the Year Nine learners who have helped with this activity.  They have been a credit to themselves and the school.

Vocational Courses
Some of you may be aware that one of the unique features of our schools is the excellent vocational provision in Construction and Hair and Beauty.  These courses really are something we are very proud of.  This half term we have opened a new Hair and Beauty Salon in the school.  This is a working environment which welcomes clients and allows learners to gain real life experience whilst gaining their qualifications in the area.  Look out for more information on this.

New Beauty Salon located in the main building.
Chocoholics Enjoy

This week a group of learners finished a project they had been working on in English and Music.  Learners had to pull together the marketing for a bar of chocolate in English and then pitch this to the rest of the class.  They also had to compose and produce a jingle in music to go with their marketing.

Earlier in the week learners presented their work to a real life chocolatier, Benjamin Lee in school.  He was really impressed with the learners work and has offered some learners the chance to make their chocolate bar.

Learners in Germany

A small group of learners took part in the final visit as part of twelve European exchanges during the last two years.  Learners were in Bremen, Germany and had a great time and represented the school and the community exceptionally well.  We are now working on pulling together the experience from all learners who have participated in this project and planning our next programme of visits.


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