Weekly Blog

14th May – 18th May

Exam Season

Last week saw the start of the GCSE examinations for our Year 11 pupils. Over the coming weeks they will be busy revising to achieve the results they have worked so hard for. Good luck to all of you!Examinations

Getting Competitive In German

This week in Mrs Knight’s Year 8 German lesson, pupils were able to get competitive trying out a new Modern Foreign Languages website. This website has been designed to promote challenge in learning through online competitions.

You can have a go on the new website yourself  and see if you enjoy it as much as our pupils.

Miss Williams (Subject Leader for MFL) commented:

“all the pupils seem to fully engage with the competitions on this website, this is a really fun way for them to learn”.

Watch Out for the Ninjas!

Our Year 9 pupils regularly take part in what is called Numeracy Ninjas in Mathematics lessons. Pupils complete a skills test in silence, answering as many of the 30 questions as they possibly can in five minutes. The number of questions they answer correctly converts into a points score and determines which ‘Ninja belt’ they achieve.

Carrying On in Design Technology

Carrying on in Design TechnologyCarrying on in Design TechnologyOver the past few weeks’ pupils in Year 7 have been busy making their own carrier-bag handles. Pupils have been given a brief to design a carrier bag handle to carry shopping bags. They have to come up with their own design and try out various prototypes before making the final product using wood. This has been lots of fun and there have been many interesting designs.