Extended Learning Day – 1 March 2017
The 1st of March sun provided the ideal weather for Year 8 to visit Padley Gorge and Bakewell to complete the river study section of the Geography curriculum.
Meanwhile, Years 7 and 9 spent the day in school, dividing their time between workshops led by school staff and visitors. Year 7 spent half the day learning Design skills, making mechanical automata based on the Mexican Day of the Dead, for the other half they enjoyed work with Maths teachers and the Happy Puzzle Company, developing their problem-solving abilities.
Year 9 were all involved in a Personal, Health and Social Education (PHSE) day, developing their understanding of First Aid, Drugs Awareness, Young Homelessness issues, Finance and Budgeting, Mental Health issues and Relationships.
The “Curious” aspect of the day was especially enjoyed by Year 10, who spent the morning reviewing key elements of their current English GCSE text – Simon Stephens’ play of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – before travelling to Leeds to experience the play in performance at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Year 11 worked hard throughout the day completing further trial exams in Maths and English, checking their progress half-way between their last trial exams and the real thing in the summer.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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