This folder is kept up to date with the information that staff need to have read and be aware of:
Our next Open Day is on
Saturday 12th May 2018
10-00am to 1-00pm
Light lunch together at 12-30pm
For those of you who like to know, here is a summary of the highlights of our provisional GCSE results. Provisionally 80% of our pupils attained C to A* (Levels 4 to 9).
We had 5 pupils sitting. 100% of the pupils scored level 5 (good pass top end C and bottom end B) and above in Maths and also in either English Language or Literature. In Science 86% of the results were C and above and 57% A and above. Overall 39.6% of all the results were As (level 7) and above.
We are very pleased with everyone’s results. Some overcame struggles but pushed through. One amazed us all and achieved 8 A*s including our first level 9 in Mathematics.
These are the first results to include the new level systems and more demanding syllabuses. We have to thank the teachers for navigating these changes and the parents for supporting their children at this time. Our hope and prayers are the pupils will take everything else they have learned at the school and be a blessing to the schools and colleges they go on to now. Everyone got their places.
|Thursday 2nd November||Y9 Parent Consultation Evening|
|Saturday 11th November||Open Day|
|Monday 4th December to Friday 8th December||Y9, Y10 and Y11 Mock Examinations|
|Monday 11th December||Christmas Bazaar|
|Friday 15th December||Carol Service|
|Monday 18th to Wednesday 20th December||Senior Christmas Play preparation|
|Wednesday 20th December||Afternoon Christmas Event|
|Wednesday 10th January||Y9/Y10/Y11 Parent Evening|
|After 16th February||Senior Mid-Year Reports|
|Thursday 22nd February||Y6 to Y8 Parent Evening|
|Wednesday 26th March to 28th March||Preparation for Easter Event|
|Thursday 29th March||Afternoon Easter Concert|
|After 26th May||Infant and Junior Reports|
|Thursday 7th June||Infant and Junior Parent Evening|
|18th to 22nd June||Senior Exam Week|
|Wednesday 27th June||EYFS Consultation|
|9th July to 13th July||Family Week|
In 1948 Bronze Age axes were found here on the Harcamlow Way trail which runs past our school. It is one of our favourite walks into country. It was cold but fun and the Year 2s joined us for the first time.
As we walked we asked the question, “Why here?”
Having been warriors right in the hollow the axes were found, what better than playing in a ditch.
The tradition was renewed of naming this area rabbit city. We’ve been doing this for nearly 30 years now!
We had made bowls from leaves and now used them as part of a Christmas candle decoration. Lots of fun and glitter.
In senior assembly this we looked at the fuss around Christmas and all the elements that make it Christmas.
The task the four groups had was to make a Christmas tree using all things Christmassy.
And this was the result:
So we all want to be Christmas trees!
A week of wild weather gave us a fresh and sunny day for our November Nature Walk!
We set of down the Flitch Way towards Hatfield Forest and made our way back past the airport balance pools. The Flitch Way runs along an old railway line.
What did we learn! We saw the winter crops in the fields and spotted Old Man’s Beard. We also compared the smoothness of Ash bark to that of Oak. Oak trees line the old railway line. For those new to the walk we looked at the Stane Street Halt.
We talked in detail about sewage, saw the processing plants and wondered at the clarity of the water in the old faithful Pincey Brook.
Each Friday afternoon the Juniors usually find themselves outdoors enjoying the gardens and looking at nature.
It’s a real pleasure to grow and harvest our own food.
We also look after some chickens. One of the jobs we have to do each year is to clip the chickens’ wings.
We only do one wing so that they are not able to fly away.
One of the things we also do is each week we record the weather. So, since last Friday we have had a maximum temperature of 15 degrees and a minimum of 3. It was 6 degrees to day with a light South Westerly wind.