Year 8 & 9 Curriculum Evening

Dear all, We have sent home a letter inviting you to join us at our first face-to-face event of the year: The Year 8 & 9 Curriculum & Pastoral Evening on Wednesday 2nd November (6pm-7pm).      However, if your child is anything like my son, the letter may well still be lurking at the bottom Read More …

KS3 Homework Schedules/Booklets 2022-23

Hello all, I’m hoping that you’ll join me at our annual Curriculum and Pastoral evening in early November.   But in the meantime, your children in year eight and nine will have begun to receive their homework booklets, so I thought I’d write now.  If you have time then I’ve explained our extended thinking around homework Read More …

Year 8 Curriculum Evening (October, 2020)

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Summer Learning – Years 7, 8 and 9

SUMMER LEARNING – YEARS 7, 8 AND 9 Summer is a time for rest and relaxation; it’s also a time for developing curiosity and having cultural experiences.  Most pupils do have a dip in their learning over the holidays, so take our summer challenge. We’ll be emailing you interesting articles and podcast links once a Read More …

Science Homework #4: Year 8

Science Homework:  Year 8  (Mrs Downing)What is meant by variation?What is the definition of a species?How are polar bears adapted to the cold?Name three features you have inherited.Give an example of environmental variation.What resources do animals need from their habitat to survive and grow.Draw a food chain for the following organisms… rabbit, grass, hawk.What do Read More …

Science Homework #3: Year 8

Science Homework:  Year 8  (Mrs Downing) What does your body need oxygen for?Name one waste product produced by cells.List two organs in the circulatory system.What are the functions of the arteries, veins and capillaries?List three main parts of the blood.What is haemoglobin?Describe the different functions of bones.List three different types of joint.Muscles work in antagonistic pairs.  Read More …

Science Homework #2: Year 8

Science Homework:  Year 8  (Mrs Downing) What type of reproduction needs males and females?Name three male reproductive organs and describe their role.Name three female reproductive organs and describe their role.Explain how a sperm cell is adapted for swimming.Where does fertilisation occur?What is the function of the a) placenta b) the umbilical cord and c) amniotic fluid?About Read More …

English Showcase Success!

English Showcase Success!The English Department had such a lovely evening with our Year 7 & 8 pupils and parents last night.  Really hoping you all enjoyed it too!  We were showcasing the pupils’ fabulous work done both in class and at home, over the last four weeks.  Our year 7s were exploring the experience of Read More …