Steps Half Termly Review

In Steps pupils have been making good progress across all fronts. Reading and Comprehension skills have improved and pupils have accessed numerous texts and written stories as well as concentrating on basic phonic skills.

Numeracy skills have also improved and real life situations like a walk to Tesco to buy some food to cook for a lunch in Steps have helped pupils experience real shopping and dealing with money.

Learning for Life skills have been honed in numerous practical sessions such as loading and sorting washing, making a hot drink and on our excursions where road safety was practised.

In Science there have been experiments regarding the human body such as measuring pulse rate after exercise (which the pupils enjoyed!)

Pupils have also had a chance to choose art, IT, DT, cooking or performing arts. In Enterprise, Year 10s have made items for sale for the market stall run by The Valley School at Stevenage Indoor Market and have also helped to run the stall.

A few pupils are also taking part in the school production, “School of Rock” which should be a sensation!!
Overall, staff and students working hard as a team, learning and achieving.

School of Rock Visit

On Thursday 2nd March, 43 pupils and 12 adults from The Valley took a trip into London’s West End to watch School of Rock at the New London Theatre.

This was a research trip for our upcoming production on 30th and 31st March.  We were very excited to see the show live on stage and were wowed by the young actors playing their instruments.

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Our behaviour, as always, was a credit to the school and we all behaved impeccably, both on the journey and whilst in the theatre.

We are even more excited for our production now and cannot wait to wow you all with what we can do!  Tickets will be on sale next week and the performances are at 7pm on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st March.

Here’s what we thought of the show:

Harry S – “Outstanding performance! Must-see show!”

Becky – “Brilliant. I liked Dewey.”

Kiefer – “I think the moral of the story is that, no matter what mean things people say to you, you should always go for your dreams.”

Caleb – “EPIC!”

Lily – “Everything was excellent.”

Hayden W – “I liked the ending.”

Jamie M – “It was the greatest show ever”

Oliver – “It was really good. I liked when Lawrence did cool keys on the piano.”

Lucy – “It was really loud and made me go ‘woo hoo!’”

Elliot – “It was brilliant.  All of the music was really good.”

Shakil – “Cool!”

Louie – “It was really good. I liked the songs, because they were really easy to follow and were very catchy.”

Ellie – “It was incredible.  I liked it when Katie was playing bass.”

Dominic – “It was the best ever.”

Matthew – “It was fun because it had people playing live.”

Ryan – “The drummer was awesome, I just loved the beat!”