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Year 7 Events
Summer Term 2018

Year 7 Trip to Upton Warren


UKMT Maths challenge

On Thursday 26th April a group of year 7 and year 8 mathematicians took part in the Junior UKMT challenge. The competition is aimed at pupils in year 8 or below, and is the UK’s most popular mathematical competition with over 300,000 students taking part.

Overall we achieved 22 bronze certificates, 17 silver and 3 golds which is a fantastic achievement but a special mention must go to Callum Stone and Sam Taylor who have both qualified for the next round on 12th June.

Spring Term 2018
Ski Trip to Pila - February 2018 


Friday 26th January: Theatre in Education
On Friday, 26th January 2018, Year 7 were lucky to have the Theatre in Education group 'White Socks' come into school for a performance and workshop entitled 'Borrowed Time'. The performance was commissioned by the Illegal Money Lending service, to raise awareness about loan sharks and illegal money-lending. Pupils were provided with the opportunity to engage and recognise the relevance of this issue, through the medium of forum theatre, as part of their SEAL lesson. Pupils were enthused after the performance; we will be following this performance with some additional reflection in their SEAL lessons.

 Autumn Term 2017

Tuesday 14th November: French Theatre Visit

Review written by Amelia Duke - Language Ambassador
On Tuesday the 14th of November, Years 6, 7 and 8 experienced French theatre. Even though the entire play was French-based it was easy to follow. All of the pupils, throughout the production broke into peals of laughter at this performance. The play was a re-creation of the Tudor times when Henry VIII was looking for a new wife and he sent painters all over Europe to find the most beautiful women. They would the paint them and take them to the king. This particular story is of the painter, William Babbington, who travels to France to find a new lady for the king. Overall, it was funny and interactive with fantastic costumes and scenery.

Review written by some of our Year 7 Language Ambassadors
The play was fantastic and so funny! Lots of pupils from the audience got involved which made us all laugh. It was a great way of learning, we didn’t even realise we were learning the vocabulary. This was a great experience and we were even able to meet the actors after the show! We really hope that we can do this sort of thing again, it was just brilliant! Thank you Miss Morris! 


Wednesday 11th October: Year 7 Trip to Warwick Castle
Year 7 pupils enjoyed a trip to Warwick castle on Wednesday 11th October.

The purpose of the trip was to enthuse pupils and allow them to connect with life in the Middle Ages. Pupils walked the battlements, saw the mighty trebuchet in action, learnt what life was like during the Middle Ages and even got to watch the birds of prey show. Both pupils and staff had a fantastic day.

“This trip really made me aware of how difficult life would have been in the Middle Ages. I couldn’t get over how many steps there were in in the tower!”



Portraiture Through the Ages
In our current Year 7 Art project we have been looking at Portraiture through the ages.
We have explored various contemporary and traditional artists and art styles.
Our final piece was based upon our own images seen through a bendy mirror. We observed the distortion and applied accent shading, light and dark.

Summer Term 2017
Thursday 6th July 2017 - Enterprise challenge with Key Stage 3

As part of their inspiration curriculum, Key Stage Three took part in the One Pound Challenge from 4th-6th July 2017. Classes were set the challenge to take a single £1 investment from Mrs Terrey and use this to create a product for a market that would be held in school for our Key Stage Two pupils.

Pupils had two days to design their product, considering their strategy and the risks involved, create their product and then promote it, using a range of marketing and pitching activities. The event culminated in a market that was held in school. There were a wide range of innovative ideas on offer – from inventive ideas such as home-made stress balls, “Adopt a Pet Rock”, spa experiences and tarot readings , to more traditional stalls such as soak the pupil and guess the sweets.

Pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience; it provided them with an opportunity to realise their entrepreneurial talents and put their literacy and numeracy skills to practical use. The winning class will receive a reward during the last week of term, with the total profit for the event reaching £289.95. Well done Key Stage Three!