Thanks again for your attendance at our students’ performance of Romeo & Juliet.
This is a reminder that we have one more presentation of learning this term on Tuesday 25th July, which is also an important evening as we will be discussing important milestones and dates for the coming academic year:
Passage presentations, GCSEs at XP and The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
The evening starts at 5.30pm with information on the above. Then, following a short interval with refreshments from FXP, there will be a showcase of the students’ music from this last term. The evening should be finished by 7pm at the latest.
We have asked that all Year 8 students remain in school through to 5.30pm, so if you think your son or daughter will need a snack or something to eat in that time, please send a pack-up. Some students have asked about parents bringing food. This is fine, but it would need to be eaten and packed away by 5.30PM.
Thanks once more for your continued support. It makes a massive difference to every single student.
Just a quick reminder that Year 8’s Presentation of Learning of scenes from Romeo and Juliet is on Thursday (20th July) at 5.30pm. Students have been working really hard on their performance ready for this date. It would be lovely to see as many parents as possible on the night.
Next week Year 8 students in their Drama X-block will be having a dress rehearsal for their Presentation of Learning where they will be presenting scenes from Romeo and Juliet. As a result we would appreciate if students could bring a change of dark coloured clothes on the day they have Drama (if possible on a coat hanger) and then leave these clothes in school after the dress rehearsal as their costume for the evening.
The final Presentation of Learning will be held on 20th July at 5.30pm.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Mrs Batty and Miss Robinson.
The Celebration of Learning dates for Class of 22 (year 8) are as follows :-
Robolympics (Both Admiral and Skipper) Monday 17th July Starts at 6.00pm
Rebellion (Both Admiral and Skipper) Thursday 20th July Time TBC
Having stood outside in the cold today, whilst doing the project first!
Can I recommend that all students bring a warm coat for the next few days for part of the immersion activities that we have planned.
Class of 22 Team
Students have just completed their third set of learning expeditions for this academic year and are now preparing for their student-led conferences.
As you know these conferences are an opportunity for your son or daughter to share their learning with you and to discuss their progress.
The conferences will take place in the fortnight beginning Monday 8th May. Crew leaders will be in contact over the coming week to arrange times for your son or daughter.
As always, thanks in advance for your attendance and support, we look forward to seeing you soon.
Year 8 have a short assessment on waves tomorrow. There are some anchor charts (posters with important information) on google classroom which they can use to revise. If students log in to classroom and then click on 8.3 waves, there are a series of photographs of the anchor charts that are up in our classroom.
We have spoken today about how to use these. Self-testing is a very effective way to make knowledge permanent. So students ought to spend around an hour tonight, covering sections of the anchor chart and then testing themselves on what they have hidden. It helps to have pen and paper near so that they can make a note of things that they have forgotten. Then retesting on the forgotten bits just ten minutes later will strengthen the memory, even more so than had they never forgotten in the first place.
It would be really helpful if friends and family could test them on this too.
As part of the product preparation students need to draft five multiple choice questions using the template they have been given. If students lose their paper copy an electronic copy is available on Google Classroom.
The deadline for this work is Wednesday 19th April.
Year 8 Skipper and Admiral have a specific earthquake or tsunami to research. This research needs to be completed by Friday 24th March so that students can begin writing their scientific article from Monday 27th March.
As students will be writing scientific articles they will need their devices each session over the forthcoming weeks.