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Year 11 Autumn Term Learning 2017

Year 11 have made a great start to this academic year! We are a cohesive team who work together as mentors to younger pupils and ambassadors to the school.

For the first time, we have elected new House Captains and some of us have stepped up to become part of this new team.  We can’t wait to see what they get up to next term.

We started our year with a residential trip to Devon.  We stayed in a barn and spent time exploring the beaches.  We had a great time and are looking to raise money in January to return before we leave the school.

Year 8 Learning Autumn term 2017

Learning for Life

As part of learning about the value of co-operation, Year 8 read, discussed and acted out the story of The Giant Turnip.  We made face masks and props, and our final performance was on the theatre stage.

During Learning for Life, we also made emotional key rings, which help us to express how we are feelings, and the strategies on the back help us stay calm and happy.


During Science we have learned about soluble and insoluble solutions.  We investigated how much sugar will dissolve before saturation is reached.

We also separated coloured ink using paper chromatography and used litmus paper to investigate if different solutions were alkalis or acidic by measuring the pH. (


We learn our Times table by playing Times Table Bingo, and when learning about time, we made and decorated our own analogue clocks.


We have enjoyed reading Michael Rosen poems together. We had a Gruffalo week, where we enjoyed read the book together and played guess the character. We wrote simple sentences using high frequency spellings. We linked science to the Gruffalo and studied the habitats of each character. We also did Gruffalo Maths where we added the ears and eyes of the characters.

We also studied the Tiger child and read from communication in print texts, then we used these texts to role play the story. we have use multisensory skills to learn year 3 spellings by playing games online, practising handwriting and employing spellings in sentences.

Special Education Needs Music Teacher of the Year: Felicity Kirk

Classic FM has honoured five music teachers who have made a real difference to the musical lives of students across the UK in this year’s Classic FM Music Teacher of the Year Awards with Casio and ABRSM.

The Awards recognise and reward Britain’s most inspiring teachers and celebrate their work in five categories: Primary, Secondary, Peripatetic, Special Education Needs and Lifetime Achievement.

Click here to read more.

4b visit SKY studios

Thank you to everybody for helping make yesterday’s trip happen.

The pupils were an absolute credit to the school whilst at the studios and all worked extremely well as a team, without exception.

Please take a look at the broadcast they created:

As well as the pupils seen on screen, we had camera operators, producers, directors and editors. The entire broadcast was pupil-run.