GCSE Easter Revision Sessions

If your child has been invited into school during Easter for revision sessions, they need to sign in at Main Reception and sign out there at the end of the session. Due to contractors on site, it is essential that students remain in the allocated classroom, which will be listed in Reception. There will be toilet access only in E block ground floor (girls) and PE corridor (boys). Other areas of school are out of bounds due to maintenance work being carried out – please could you let your child know this; they will be reminded upon signing in. If your child is in school all day, they will need to bring lunch with them. Students can wear own clothes and need to bring appropriate equipment, in particular for Maths and Statistics sessions.

Weekly Bulletin: 29th March 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you have had an enjoyable Easter weekend… though I’d appreciate your support in clarifying to students that there are no plans to make a four day week the norm!

We have a busy week ahead before we break up for the holidays on Friday and two trips scheduled to leave this weekend – the PE and Sports trip to La Manga, Spain, as well as the Battlefields trip to France and Belgium. We are sure our students will have a fantastic time.

It gives me great pleasure to confirm the Tynny Summer Camp will take place this year from Monday 25th July – Saturday 30th July for students in Years 7–10. Activities are likely to include coasteering, sea kayaking or Canadian canoeing, beach-combing at Silver Bay, art, BBQ, beach art, football, rounders, problem solving, team challenges, quiz night, movie night, cliff-jumping, camp fire, table-tennis, disco, basketball, crabbing at The Creek, trip to Rhosneigr and many more. Please click here for more information. In order to secure a place for your child on the Tynny Summer Camp, please pay the required non-refundable deposit of £100 via Parent Pay by Friday 22nd April 2016. If you have any queries relating to the Summer Camp please email: ndixon@lymmhigh.org.uk or hwalsh@lymmhigh.org.uk.

Last week we had 3 nights of our school production ‘It Snows’, which was a great success. I went to two of the performances myself and was mesmerised by the energy and skill of the performers; they were fantastic. Thank you very much to all who were involved – students, parents and staff.

On Thursday we had the pleasure of hosting the Medical Mavericks Human Guinea Pig Roadshow.  Our Year 7-10 Scholars were treated to a presentation where they developed an understanding of healthcare science and looked at the role that this plays in our hospitals. Following this a select number of Year 10, 11 and sixth form students were given the opportunity to get ‘hands on’ with the equipment in a workshop dedicated to those who may be interested in Medicine and Science.  Using the equipment provided, they were able to ‘perform’ keyhole surgery, take blood, use the spirometer, try on the ‘drunk’ googles and take an ECG. It was a brilliant day and a fantastic opportunity for our aspiring medics to have an insight into the profession.

The school shop will be open from Monday 11th April to Thursday 14th April, 9am to 3pm, during the break.

Finally, I hope everyone has a lovely holiday. Best wishes go especially to those households where students will be revising for exams – a tough time for everyone concerned, we know, but we all hope the hard work will ultimately be rewarded.

Ty’n-Y-Felin Summer Camp 2016

TY’N-Y-FELIN SUMMER CAMP 2016

It gives us great pleasure to confirm the Tynny Summer Camp will take place this year from Monday 25th July – Saturday 30th July for Years 7 – 10. The coach will leave school at 9:30am on Monday 25th July and return approximately 3:30pm on Saturday 30th July.

Activities are likely to include coasteering, sea kayaking or Canadian canoeing, beach-combing at Silver Bay, art, BBQ, beach art, football, rounders, problem solving, team challenges, quiz night, movie night, cliff-jumping, camp fire, table-tennis, disco, basketball, crabbing at The Creek, trip to Rhosneigr and many more.

The cost of the camp will be £315. In order to secure a place for your child on the Tynny Summer Camp 2016, please pay the required non-refundable deposit of £100 via Parent Pay by Friday 22nd April 2016. Once payment has been made please can you return the enclosed medical/consent form to the school shop. The remaining balance must be paid by Friday 17th June 2016.

Click here to read the Summer Camp letter.

Science Revision Books

We have CGP Revision and Exam Practice books and CGP workbooks for sale in the Science Faculty at a discounted price. There are a limited number available -first come first served. Books available for Core resits, Additional Science and Separate Sciences. Revision guides £6, Workbooks £3, Answerbooks £2. Students should visit the Science Resource Base to buy or place an order.

Weekly Bulletin: 21st March 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

I would like to begin by thanking the PE faculty and Food Technology department for all their hard work in arranging fundraising events for Sports Relief last week. We had a very successful cake competition and bake sale in the Food Technology department; raising a fantastic £259.57 for charity (beating last years total by £46). Well done to all the students who took part and a huge well done to Maria Jenkinson in Year 9, who was our first place winner! The PE faculty also had many fundraising activities, including a staff football match and the ‘row-a-thon’ saw 206 miles rowed throughout the day – a fantastic achievement. I will hopefully be able to share with you later this week the total amount raised for Sports Relief.

Other news items for last week include:

  • Year 12 Linguists visit Manchester University (click here)
  • Gateway students attended the Oxbridge conference (click here)

Thank you to the parents of our Year 8 students who attended the Parents Evening last week. We had 91% attendance and had some brilliant feedback from staff and parents.

This week we have our latest school production ‘It Snows’ by Bryony Lavery, Steven Hoggett and Scott Graham, which will be performed as part of the National Theatre’s Connections festival 2016. Students have been working extremely hard and have been rehearsing non-stop for the 3 performances here at Lymm. The production will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week at 7pm in the Main Hall. Tickets cost £6 for an adult and £3 concession and are available from the school shop. This is going to be a fantastic performance and I wish our students and staff the best of luck in the lead up to the shows.

Good luck to our Year 7 Girls football team who will compete in the third round of the National School’s Cup on Wednesday this week!

Finally, we know that some companies take part in ‘recycling’ schemes for unwanted ICT equipment and are sometimes prepared to provide this to other organisations, including schools, at low cost. If you work for a company that does take part in such a scheme, I would be grateful if you could let us know.

Gateway students attended the Oxbridge conference

gateway-news-300x225On Wednesday 16th March, a group of 25 students from Lymm High School Sixth Form Gateway Programme visited the Oxford and Cambridge Conference at Aintree Race Course. The conference will hopefully inspire them to go on to achieve their potential of gaining A and A* grades across all subjects.  The students’ UCAS applications will benefit hugely from being able to access talks from Oxford and Cambridge University Admission Officers on how to make a competitive university application, student finance and careers, as well as specific course lectures delivered by Oxbridge professors.

Year 12 Linguists visit Manchester University

Languages-news-225x300Last week, our Year 12 linguists thoroughly enjoyed a speaking skills activity day run by PGCE trainee teachers at Manchester University, aimed at helping our students ahead of the upcoming AS speaking exams.

A variety of intensive sessions throughout the day put our fantastic Year 12 French, German and Spanish students through their paces, showing off their ability to communicate effectively on a variety of AS Level topics. Students found the experience excellent preparation for the exam and the course leaders complimented the students on their outstanding effort and very impressive language skills!

We ended the day with a well-earned pizza before our trip home. Congratulations on representing our school so well!

Year 11 GCSE PE Practical Exams

Starting on Monday 22nd March and running through to Tuesday the 29th March, students will be taking part in their practical exams for GCSE PE (48% of the final grade). Students have a timetable showing when each of their four sports will be taking place. All students must be in correct PE kit for each session. Any concerns please contact Mr. Hampton (Head of PE and Sport).

Year 11 Recommended Texts & Revision Guides for GCSE

Please see the link below for a list of recommended texts and revision guides for GCSE for the current Year 11 students. Please beware of English Literature guides (e.g. York Notes) for the same texts as our Year 11 students are studying, but which are aimed at Year 10 students, who are studying the new reformed GCSEs.

Highly recommended texts are highlighted in yellow. Please contact individual Faculties with any queries.