Visit from Cllr Richard Roberts, Leader of Hertfordshire County Council Cllr Richard Roberts, Leader of Hertfordshire County Council, was given a tour of the new classrooms and enhanced outdoor provision on Wednesday 17 January by students at the school. He said: “It was fantastic to be shown round by the pupils, hearing how much they […]
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Year 10 Science This week the Year 10 have been experimenting with different light sources. They have learnt that white light is made up of lots of different colours; the colours of the rainbow. They have also used refraction glasses which separate the light sources around us.
Five Ways to Wellbeing We recognise that this has been a very stressful term. We have not only continued with our usual learning, but we have also had to prepare for Christmas and negotiate everything that moving to a new school entails. It is therefore really important that we look after our own wellbeing and […]
Headteacher’s Christmas Message September seems like a distant memory. It has been a long and busy Autumn Term. We are all looking forward to Christmas and our whole staff team would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year. This term has been packed with activities, visitors into school, […]
Students’ last day of term and start of new term. The students’ last day of term is Friday 15th December. The plan for the day is as follows: Time Activity 9:00-9:50 Breakfast, registration and form time 9:55-11:35 Normal lessons 11:35-11:50 Break 11:50-12:55 Electives 12:55-1:45 Lunch 1:45-1:55 Registration 2:00-3:05 Celebration assembly 3:05-3:10 Form 3:10-3:20 Taxis […]
Bamboozle Production We were visited by Bamboozle Theatre Company on Thursday who performed their intimate and highly creative show, ‘Storm’ to a group of our students. The company specialise in performances for children who might not be able to access a show in a conventional theatre setting. The students were fully engaged throughout and it […]
Year 11’s at North Herts College This week our Year 11 students experienced the new immersive suite at North Herts College. They absolutely loved their time exploring the space; the students have responded so well to it. They were lucky to be one of the first groups to spend time in the new room.
Hedgehog Houses and Christmas Gifts During their DT lessons students have been working on Hedgehog houses which will be positioned around the new school. We are hopeful that they will be inhabited by little hedgehogs in the very near future. The students have also been making some small Christmas gifts for their loved ones. They […]
Donation of DT Equipment On behalf of The Valley School we would like to extend a massive thank you to the Doolin family. They have very generously donated hundreds of pounds worth of tools and equipment to the DT department. The students have already started to benefit from this new range of equipment; using it […]
Sky Class Make Jungle Scenes This week Sky class has been very busy making 3D jungle scenes. We have practised our fine motor skills, cutting and colouring. We learnt how to curl paper strips with a ruler and make tube tree trunks using brown paper. Students have thought carefully about placement of their animals in the […]