During Monday morning's musical assembly students sang one of the African songs key stage 3 have been singing during music lessons - Bodo Wano Fero Satodeh (Everybody Loves Saturday Night). I asked each house group for two volunteers to come to the front and sing in front of the rest of the school. These amazing students stepped up to the challenge and showed the rest of the school their vocal skills!
Pupils had an exciting and rewarding time working with external providers and school staff on a number of different team building tasks, all of which were designed to encourage pupils to work together as part of a cohesive unit alongside individual problem solving.
Dear school community, It is with absolute delight and excitement that I can finally announce that the keys to the new building were handed over to me on Thursday. There is still a lot of work to be undertaken both internally with snagging and externally with grounds work and demolition of some of the old parts of the school to make way for a new toilet block and playground area. We are hoping that this work will be completed by Easter. In the meantime, staff are looking fo
3DN in Humanities explored how repeated eruptions of lava create layers that build the body of a volcano. They used toilet roll tubes for the volcanic vent and two colours of plasticine to show how lava, from red and hot turns to cold dark rock when it cools down.
Horse-Chestnut 2 have recently moved rooms from the old building to the woodland classroom. Some of us prefer our old room and others like our new room. We like the big windows with a view of the woodland. We like the big table because 14 people can sit around it. We like our big grey sofas. The ceiling is enormous and we have a wood burner, but we’d like a computer and a telephone. Next door, we have the woodland kitchen and we can have breakfast in there. It’s calmer
Sycamore 2 have been doing some reading to Leo, the school's therapy dog. This week it was these two students turn. One student chose to read 'Goose on the Loose.' Leo particularly enjoyed this young man showing him the different pictures of the goose.
A student performed the melody from the Largo from Dvorak's 9th Symphony on the keyboard in a Monday morning musical assembly. The student who was meant to be performing it was running late so this young man was asked to step in at the last minute with a quick rehearsal. He appeared relaxed and performed the notes in the correct order and well in time without becoming flustered. He took a big bow at the end of his performance.
A student performed Losing My Religion by R.E.M. in the Monday morning musical assembly. She was only the second new student to perform in front of the whole school. She didn't appear nervous and said she felt quite relaxed about doing it. She also remembered to come in at the correct time after rests which she had previously found difficult.