Monthly Archives: February 2018

Test Valley Production: ‘Wendy and Peter’

Peter Pan & Wendy

Every year it gets harder and harder to top the previous school play. This year it was time for a well-known storyline which increased the pressure due to its high expectations. This was a risky choice as it is a well-known production and many parts for extras to be filled but it was a risk… Read more »

St Valentine’s Day in French

Last week during their French lessons 7A created Valentine’s Day cards. They were beautifully decorated with French messages of love inside and out. The pupils then took them home to share. Joyeuse Saint Valentin!

Baking the Perfect Swiss Roll

Swiss rolls

There were wonderful smells from the ROSLA building this week as pupils were busy making Swiss rolls to take home and enjoy. Judging from the smiles on everyone’s faces this was a thoroughly enjoyable lesson and the results speak for themselves. Mrs Grubb who supports in this subject said “it was a delightful lesson, pupils… Read more »

Lots Going On in Our Library

World Book Day is fast approaching on 1st March.  Test Valley School will be celebrating by running a quiz and a book token design competition at lunch time. Pupils also need to get down to the library during their lunchbreaks between Monday 19th and Friday 23rd March for a spectacular book sale. This sale applies… Read more »

Year 7 Green Global Challenge

As part of the Learn to Learn programme, Year 7 were introduced to their latest topic ‘Green Global Challenge’ as a whole year group with staff team teaching the lead in activity. Year 7 are currently working in small groups to research and present a fully costed idea to reduce one of the school’s utility bills.… Read more »

MFL Master-Class for Year 5 Pupils

MFL Master-Class for Year 5 Pupils

On Wednesday 31st January the MFL team welcomed 66 pupils from five of our local primary schools for a masterclass morning. Pupils were treated to two fun and interactive language sessions which gave them an opportunity to see what MFL lessons are like at secondary school. Mrs Dover, Mrs Knight and Mrs Thomas were helped… Read more »

Explore Human Rights Through Fiction

This week our School Librarian Miss Needs attended an Amnesty International Forum which was arranged by the School Library Service. The forum was exploring Human Rights through fiction and how Amnesty supports Education. Miss Needs quoted: “I came away with lots of fabulous display materials and I will be updating the notice board in the… Read more »

What’s Been Going on in PE?


This week was a bit of a balancing act with Mr Hill in PE lessons. Pupils were asked to help each other in gymnastics to hold, balance and support each other. This was to help them understand the importance of team work but to also learn about some of the core elements involved in Gymnastics.