Monthly Archives: June 2018

Year 4 Science and Technology Day

On Tuesday 12th June we saw the return of our annual ‘Science and Technology Day’ (previously known as Rocket Day) for our local primary schools. We were delighted to welcome to our school ninety-four Year 4 pupils and they took part in a variety of exciting activities. Pupils were divided into two groups for the… Read more »

Investigating Density

Year 9 pupils were investigating density in their Science lessons by creating a density ladder (a column of different liquids that are stacked according to their density – the most dense is at the bottom, with the least dense floating on top) They further investigated the density of solids by floating paper clips, Lego bricks… Read more »

Harry Potter Experience

Harry Potter Experience

Staff recently gave up their Sunday to take fifty pupils to the Harry Potter Studios near London. It was a wonderful day out for both staff and pupils, who all enjoyed the magic and mystery of how the films were made. It was commented by a number of other visitors how well behaved and polite… Read more »

Our Year 9 Linguists

Our Year 9 Linguists

On Monday 4 June three of our Year 9 pupils, Rory Pharoah, Cerys Hotchkiss, and Kevani Bhoodhoo visited Stockbridge Primary School with Mrs Dover to lead activities in French with a group of Years 4 and 5 pupils. They organised their own sequence of activities and resources based on activities that they have enjoyed in… Read more »

Creative Forces Day

Creative Forces Day

On Tuesday June 5th eight of our Services Families pupils went to the University of Winchester to celebrate Creative Forces Day with Ms Attree.  The pupils had lovely time exploring the university and taking part in seminars.  During the day the pupils attended a workshop on archaeology where they had to compete against each other… Read more »

Year 9 Holocaust Webcast

A number of Year 9 pupils have been taking part in a project called Stories from Willesden Lane. So far they have read a novel about the life of a girl called Lisa who was a Kindertransport refugee sent by her family to the UK from Austria for safety during the Holocaust. This week pupils… Read more »

Year 10 Science Experiment

Year 10 Science Experiment

Over the past few weeks Year 10 pupils have been studying the reactivity of various metals when they come into contact with water, looking at different aspects of the reaction such as what gasses are produced and the physical changes to metals. This week it was to conduct a practical experiment to find out if… Read more »

Year 7 Geography Lesson

Year 7 Geography Lesson

Year 7 enjoyed a lesson in the sun to learn about map symbols.  7A worked in groups to complete a ‘treasure hunt’ around the school to search for a number of different map symbols.  The pupils were provided with a number of clues and, once they figured out the location they had to go to,… Read more »

Year 9 RE Lessons

Year 9 RE lessons

Year 9 pupils are studying Buddhism and currently looking at the concept of rebirth. One activity was to turn a written script read out by the teacher into a symbol/picture script. This helps pupils be able to summarise information and with recall of important points.

Off with a Bang!

Off with a Bang!

Year 11 pupils’ last GCSE German lesson went off with a bang with the balloon tower challenge! Pupils had to write 10 items of GCSE German vocabulary on each balloon and then build a tower from them. The tallest tower won! They had great fun as well as revising key terms. Miss Williams commented “I… Read more »

Getting Creative!

Getting Creative with Desk Art

Year 9 pupils have recently enjoyed the opportunity of being allowed to write and draw on their desks as a way of showing their understanding – fortunately using non-permanent pens!  During Geography lessons the pupils had to create a piece of work explaining ‘ The Greenhouse Effect’ and ‘Global Warming’ including both the effects and solutions.  As you… Read more »

Farewell to Test Valley’s Year 11 Pupils

Farewell to Test Valley’s Year 11 pupils

On the last day of half term Test Valley said a formal farewell to our Year 11 Pupils as they start study leave. The day was full of mixed emotions for all. There was a buzz of excitement in the air for what the future may hold but there were also many tears from pupils… Read more »