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Key Stage 3 Daily Bulletin

Are you actively reading your AR book?

After you have been reading silently at the beginning of a lesson, your teacher may cold-call some of the following questions.

Yr8 Design Technology Choices for Yr9

Your Design Technology options for Yr9 are to be chosen over the next couple of weeks. You will need to rank the subjects on offer in order of which ones you are most interested in. We will then allocate you subjects based on your choices and will aim to give you at least one of your top 3 choices.

In year 9 you will then only take two Design Technology subjects. 

This does NOT affect your GCSE choices. For example, if you choose not to do food next year, but then decide that you want to pick this for GCSE, that will still be possible.

You have until the end of this half term to choose and then the form closes.  If you have not chosen by this time classes will be allocated for you. A Powerpoint will be delivered in your Technology classes this week informing you of your choices and what each subject will involve.  There will be some subjects you haven't had before, so don't choose until you have seen the Powerpoint.

Here is the link for the form when you are ready to choose.

 

Miles of Magic - Reading Challenge 

Please bring your reading log to either Mrs Williams or librarians, Mrs Burrows and Mrs Hatchard, by Friday May 13th for a journey check. There will be another check again by Friday May 27th before we break up for half-term.

The deadline for the competition is Friday June 10th 2022 so get reading and logging (also quiz where you can!) as the prizes are wonderful!

We will be awarding the top 5 readers who have made the most progress on the journey from 4, Privet Drive to Hogwarts with some wonderful Harry Potter goodies. 

  • 1st prize will win a hamper of delights
  • 4 runners-up will receive some Harry Potter treats too.
  • All students participating will receive a certificate and Praise Points for their efforts. 

Lead Learners 

Year 8

Your next Aspire activity is on whether food is destroying the planet. Please open the copy of an article on this topic, accessed via Teams, Class Charts or your College email. Once read, use this activity link to complete the work.

This is due by 5th June. It is important that you complete this so that you can develop your skills and improve as you complete the Aspire program. The online form should take no longer than 15 minutes. Please note that I am arranging guest speakers and interactive activities for Lead Learners. However, out of fairness, students who have engaged with the Aspire activities will be picked first to attend these. If you want a paper copy of the article or have any concerns or queries about this then please email me or see me in room 411.

Year 7 

Your next Aspire activity is on whether courage is a form of madness. Please open the copy of an article on this topic, accessed via Class Charts, Teams or your College email. Once read use this activity link to complete the activity.

This is due by 13th June. It is important that you complete this so that you can develop your skills and improve as you complete the Aspire program. The online form should take no longer than 15 minutes. Please note that I am arranging guest speakers and interactive activities for Lead Learners. However, out of fairness, students who have engaged with the Aspire activities will be first picked to attend these. If you want a paper copy of the article or have any concerns or queries about this then please email me or see me in room 411.

Dance club is back!  Wednesdays 3-4pm

If you are in Year 7, 8 or 9, come along to Dance Club to learn new dances to great music. A supportive and inclusive class for those who have been before and new starters who are always welcome. Wear your PE kit, or joggers and a t-shirt. We dance in bare feet or jazz / ballet shoes in the dance studio. 

Starting next week: Wednesday 11th May in the Dance Studio on Green Close. Click here for further info

Uniform Reminder

ALL students must remove their coats in lessons from now on.

If wearing PE kit, school jumpers can be worn if you don't have a PE jumper. Hoodies are not allowed.

Library Books

Library books should be returned in the same condition that they are issued. They are checked before going out and on return, a number of books recently have come back with graffiti, missing book jackets and torn/ripped etc. Please look after the books as they are for everyone to read and enjoy.

If a book is returned damaged, please talk to the librarians and explain why, you may be asked to pay to replace the book if necessary via Squid.'