Due to a hockey fixture at home next Tuesday, Sports Plus hockey with Ben will take place on Monday 3rd December.
Thank you to all Parents/Carers who attended our ‘Make it Stick – Help your child revise’ evening last night.
Please check the curriculum tab on our website later this week for a dedicated ‘Revision – Make it Stick’ area. This will include a number of useful resources and information regarding revision strategies to help your child revise for their upcoming GCSE examinations.
If, as suggested by cognitive psychologist Daniel Willingham, “memory is the residue of thought”, we must make sure that our revision is rooted in the process of “thinking hard”.
This was the premise for our latest study skills session with year 11, with a real focus on using knowledge organisers to secure the key concepts that students need to succeed in each subject.
A condensed version of this training can be found here.
The environmental costs of fashion…Every year we all buy a Christmas jumper, but only wear it once or twice! How many jumpers have you got from previous years?
There has been a lot in the news recently about the devastating impact of toxic chemicals used in growing cotton. Polyester is the most popular fabric used for fashion. But when polyester garments are washed in domestic washing machines, they shed microfibers that add to the increasing levels of plastic in our oceans.
On Friday 30th November you will be able to recycle your old Christmas jumper and purchase a new one in time for this year’s Santa Dash! All jumpers will cost just £3 – a bargain!
If you have an old Christmas Jumper, bring it into school during morning registration between 21st-29th November, washed and ready to sell, and drop it off at the atrium. Our Christmas jumper sale will take place on Friday 30th November in the main hall during break time.
Don’t go adding to the issues we are faced with, recycle and support a good cause!
A polite reminder that our GCSE exam preparation evening takes place next Monday, 26th November, 6.00pm until 7.00pm in the main Hall.
The evening will be focused on sharing practical advice and strategies that will enable you to support your child with revision for their forthcoming Mock and GCSE exams.
THE EVENING WILL COVER:
-‘Making Revision Stick’ – Mastery Learning/Knowledge Organisers. How to make all of those revision notes stick!
– Using Technology to Revise
How to tap into the wealth of online resources
– Spaced Learning – Effective Planning of Targeted Revision
How to balance revision for all subjects and manage student
Please register your interest by signing up before
you leave parents evening or by contacting
For those students interested in taking part, there is an opportunity to represent the school at cross country this weekend.
The Walton Gardens races start at 11am on Saturday 17th November. Open to all years 7-11. Click here for further information
A huge thank you to all who donated trainers for our Trainers for Africa appeal!
We have had such a good response to this appeal and received the last donations of trainers earlier this week. Donated trainers are now in the process of being packed and will be sent out to the township schools we visited during our summer sports tour – they really will make a difference!
Once again thank you for your generosity.