Monthly Archives: July 2018

Hats Off to Lessons on Money!

Hats off to lessons on money!

Pupils in Year 9 Maths lessons have been learning about finance in the last few weeks of term. We think it is important for pupils to learn about how to manage money before they leave school. Here are pupils from 9S enjoying the “Cats Bats Hats” activity. This involved pupils being divided into “buyers” and… Read more »

Our Day at Peter Symonds College

At the end of June, our ‘Rising 9s’ group (Year 10 pupils who are predicted at least one GCSE grade 9) travelled to Peter Symonds for a PPE day. This was a day wholly comprised of politics, philosophy and economics. Peter Symonds College in Winchester has the largest philosophical department in the country. We were… Read more »

Activities Week

Activities Week 2018

Last week saw the return of our annual activities week. This included residential trips to France and central Europe as well as non-residential activities to join in and out of school. Pupils on the residential trip to France spent an exciting week at Château Du Baffy, this is an education and language centre situated in… Read more »

Summer Term 2018 Newsletter

We are proud to present the Summer Term 2018 newsletter. You can download a PDF copy of the newsletter, or view it below. Download a PDF copy

Summer Sizzler

On Thursday 5th July the Test Valley School Parent Teacher Association ran their second Summer Sizzler – and with the ongoing sunshine it really was a ‘summer sizzler’ this year! We had a good turnout, with families of current pupils and Year 6 pupils joining us in September. The event provided a lovely opportunity for… Read more »

‘Think IT’ STEM Event at IBM

‘Think IT’ STEM Event at IBM

This event took place over two days giving a group of girls in Year 9 the opportunity to participate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. They worked in teams with other schools. On the first day they were given a scenario and went through the processes to develop and target an app using… Read more »

Primary Schools’ Dance Festival

Primary Schools’ Dance Festival

It was a great start to Day One of the Dance Festival with West Tytherley and Wherwell Primary Schools performing excellent dance routines. Despite the heat the pupils worked well all day on their showcase performances, dancing to the theme of “Celebration”. The Sports Leaders and pupil event managers worked hard to make sure everyone… Read more »

Making the Most of the Sunshine in Year 7 Science

Making the most of the sunshine in Year 7 Science

This week Year 7 pupils were using quadrats to sample the populations of different flowers on the top field. They used identification guides to help them identify the different flowers. They could then estimate the number of different flowers across the whole field by using the quadrats and the dimensions of the field. Unfortunately, the… Read more »

Post-16 Taster Day at Andover and Sparsholt College

On Tuesday 3rd July, Year 10 pupils spent the day at Andover College experiencing what life could be like after their GCSEs. They signed up for taster sessions from a wide range of subjects including Criminology, Sociology, Art and Design, Sciences, Mathematics, Creative Writing, Carpentry and attending the Football Academy. Pupils had fun as well… Read more »

Year 6 Induction Day

We were delighted to invite all of the Year 6 pupils joining us from September to spend the day with us this week. It was a busy day getting to know their new school and a programme of lessons throughout the day. The evening before we had welcomed their parents as well with the opportunity… Read more »

Church Flower Festival

Church Flower Festival

Test Valley School continues to have close links with the local community and always enjoy supporting them in various events throughout the year. This week the annual Flower Festival was held at St Peter’s Church in Stockbridge. The theme this year was a celebration of the Common wealth. Test Valley School put on a beautiful… Read more »

PSHE Day (Personal, Social and Health Education)

PSHE Year 8

Years 7, 8, 9, and 10 were all involved in different activities for our Summer Term PSHE Day. Year 7 Year 7 pupils came to school in the PE kits and took part in a range of activities focusing on a healthy mind and healthy body. Their workshops included one on body image about accepting… Read more »