Curriculum Day – Autumn Term 2015
Year 10 Hasland Hall students had a ‘curious’ day on 24 September when they spent the morning getting to grips with the new way they’ll be tested on GCSE Literature texts – before enjoying an afternoon experiencing their set play in the way it should be seen: at the theatre. Sheffield Lyceum’s staging of the National Theatre production of Simon Stephens’ engaging adaptation of Mark Haddon’s amazing novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” proved an excellent way to mark the first Curriculum Day of the school year. Year 10’s English teachers reported that the show was very good, with Teaching and Learning Assistant Mr Rowbotham commenting on “how well it brought the script to life”. Assistant Head-teacher Mr Davey’s English group thought it was “orate” (alright) – high praise indeed – but several of them have been so inspired that they’ve signed up for next month’s trip to see The Crucible in Manchester.
Year 8, meanwhile, visited the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, while 150 Year 7 students walked the Five Pits Trail with their tutors to cement team-building. Far from being “the pits”, the trail proved very popular – albeit challenging: “I enjoyed listening to my friends’ stories on the way – although my legs were very achy towards the end!” said Logan and Sarah. Sophie, from 7LF, added: “I enjoyed the team challenge in the park because I could compete against my friends in other groups.”
In school, Year 9 spent half the day on an extended learning project in Design, developing lettering skills ahead of GCSE Technology choices, with the other time engaged in Maths Trail problem-solving. Year 11 had a hard-hitting but beneficial three-hour series of workshops and presentations about sexual exploitation, followed by some essential Careers Guidance.
Mr N Davey
Year 7 – Five Pits Trail
Wednesday 16 January
(Surnames A – I)
Thursday 17 January
(Surnames J – Z)
Year 11 Parents’ Evening provides parents with a valuable opportunity to speak to teachers about their son/daughter’s progress. We would, therefore, ask that all parents attend. Students will be booking appointment times for their parents between 4.15pm and 7pm. If for particular reasons you are unable to attend, please contact the school to arrange an alternative time.
We would like to invite parents of all Year 9 students to come into school on Wednesday 23 January at 7pm to attend the GCSE Guided Choices Evening. The evening provides an opportunity for you to find out more about the Key Stage 4 Curriculum and the subjects that are part of it. Subject teachers and the Careers Advisers will be attending to answer your questions and offer advice. We look forward to seeing you.
The Community Craft Club meets every Thursday from 6.00pm in the School dining room. The aim is to bring together people from the community who would like to share the enjoyment of crafting. They are currently undertaking a variety of craft projects which will lead to a sale for charity.
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Bev Kershaw on 01246 273985 or by email: email@example.com.
Thursday 17 January
Y11 Parents’ Evening
Surnames J – Z
Wednesday 23 January
Y9 GCSE Guided Choices Evening
Tuesday 5 February
Y9 Parents’ Evening
Thursday 14 February
End of Term
Friday 15 February
Monday 25 February
Students return to School
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