Year 7 Parents` Information Evening 2

Report
Year 7 Parents’ Information
Evening
September 2014
Settling In
Most Year 7 students should now be feeling
more confident about finding their way around
the school site and about following expectations.
However, different children take different lengths
of time to settle in. If your child needs extra
support, please speak to a member of staff after
the presentations.
Key Dates and Events
October: Talk from children’s author Kate
Maryon to the whole of year 7
December 11th: Christmas Carol Service, at
Holy Trinity Church, 7:30pm
December 17th: Christmas Celebration
Concert, 7-9pm
July 2015: Trip to Spain. Letters coming out
this week.
Reporting on Progress
Tracking Points:
1 – Term 2 (Nov)
2 – Term 3 (Jan)
3 – Term 4 (March)
4 – Term 5 (May)
5 – Term 6 (June)
Subject Evening: 20 May
Full Report: 6 July 2015
Additional appointments
can be made whenever
you are concerned or
want an extra update.
Our Expectations: Uniform
• Polo shirts must be tucked in while students are
in lessons.
• No make-up is allowed in years 7-9.
• Simple stud earrings (one per ear), one watch and
one simple ring may be worn. No other
jewellery is permitted.
• Hair colour should be natural and the style
should not be a fashion ‘extreme’.
• Coats should be plain black.
• Hats must be removed when inside school
buildings.
Homework
• Homework will be given regularly by all subject
teachers.
• The expectation is that students complete
homework as soon as possible after it is given to
avoid last-minute worries and to allow time to seek
help from the teacher if needed.
• Students should take responsibility for collecting
homework that they have missed.
• If homework is not handed in by the deadline, a
detention will be set. For after school detentions,
you will be informed at least 24 hours in advance.
Extra-curricular
The school extra-curricular brochure will be
available next week, and will list the many clubs
and activities available to year 7 students.
Please encourage your child to share this
information with you and to discuss what
activities they would like to try.
Maths
Homework
Support
English
Homework
Support
Support with
English Faculty
homework and Homework club
the opportunity for Years 7-9.
to use
MyMaths.
Wednesdays 33.45pm in D26.
MFL
Homework
Support
It is on offer
D26, every
Tuesday
lunchtime and
afterschool.
Tuesdays 3-4pm Tuesdays
in English Office lunchtime and
after school
After school 3.15 – 4.15
Sports Activities
MONDAY
TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
Dodgeball
Volleyball
Walking Football Girls’ Football
Years 7, 8 and 9 (Sports Hall)
Lunchtime, MLI
All Years
(Coach)
All Years, SOT
SOT
Hockey
Mixed All Years
Netball
HML
Year 7, SLO
Badminton
All Years, JDU
Rugby
Year 7, SCA
Girls Rugby
All Years,VMA
Table tennis
Mixed All Years
Coach
Athletics
HML
FRIDAY
Basketball
All Years
Art Club
Time: Tuesdays, 3:10 – 4:15
Place: C10
Photography Club
Time: Mondays, 3:00 – 4:00
Place: C5
Creative Writing Club
Time: Wednesdays, 3:00 – 4:00
Place: L2
Expressive Arts Faculty – 2014/2015 Extra-Curricular
Activities
Aspire, Create, Express
Monday
Tuesday
Lunch
Clarinet
Samba Group
Times
– LJO in G9
Ensemble NMO in G1
1:05String
1:35pm Vocal Group – Orchestra –
LJO in G9
NMO in G5
Open House
– music
practise
rooms
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Flute Group –
NMO in G5
Hand Chimes –
NMO in G5
School Show
Rehearsals
9#
Folk Group –
LJO in G9
Guitar Group
– in G9
in G9
Year 7 Drama
Open House – Open House –
Club – LRO in Open House – music practise
music
Drama Studio music practise
rooms
practise
rooms
rooms
Open House –
music
practise
rooms
Expressive Arts Faculty – 2014/2015 Extra-Curricular
Activities
Aspire, Create, Express
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
After School Show GCSE/A Level Wind Band Choral Group
School Rehearsals –
LJO in G1
Music
– LJO in G9
SWA
3:15- NMO, GBR,
Coursework
4:15pm LRO, LJO
Sessions –
School Show
School Show
LJO & NMO
Rehearsals –
Rehearsals –
Open House
NMO, GBR,
NMO, GBR,
– music
School Show LRO, LJO JAS
LRO, LJO,
JAS
practise
Rehearsals –
rooms
NMO, GBR,
Open House – Open House –
LRO, LJO J music practise music practise
rooms
rooms
Open House –
music
practise
rooms
Friday
Department
Time.
Support for Learning
• Currently, all year 7s are being tested for
reading, spelling and numeracy skills.
• Towards the end of Term 1, students who
need extra support will be identified and
parents will be invited to an Individual
Learning Department Information evening.
• We have 25 teaching assistants who support
the progress of all students in lessons.
Pastoral Support
• For everyday issues, please contact your child’s
tutor.
• Tutors can refer students to Mrs Taylor, the
Transition TA, for more specialised support.
• Heads of House will be available to deal with
more serious issues.
• Mrs Baker can pass messages onto Heads of
House if they are teaching when you call.
Support from Parents/Carers
Support from home makes a huge difference. You
can help by:
 Checking and signing your child’s planner weekly
 Checking in good time that your child
understands their homework
 Helping with memorisation tasks like learning
keywords and facts
 Encouraging your child to read as often as
possible
 Informing us of any change in circumstances that
could be impacting on your child’s learning
Term 1- War Stories
Writing milestone based on evacuation or another war time experience (Talking to
others speaking and listening task)
Term 2- 20th Century Novel
Reading milestone using point, evidence and explain skills. Novel options include:
Skellig, Coraline and Abomination (Talking with others speaking and listening task)
Term 3- Non Literary Texts
Writing milestone based on writing a newspaper report for an event in the Indiana
Jones films (Talking about talk speaking and listening task)
Term 4- Poetry
Reading milestone based on exploring and analysing poetic techniques used by poets
and the affects they have on the reader
Term 5- Oliver Twist
Writing milestone which describes an account of a walk around London in 1850.
Term 6- Play
Speaking and listening milestone based on Drama and role play skills. Play options
include: Johnny and the Dead, The Demon Headmaster and The Amazing Maurice.
Year 7 - Science
At the end of
each term
there will be a
written
assessment.
Homework will
be set at 2/3
week intervals
Books will be
regularly
marked with
feedback on
how to
improve
KS3 Homework club –Thursdays after
school in L27
Subjects
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English
Maths
Computing
R.E.
PSHE/Citizenship
Study Skills
Additional Skills
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Phonics
Intensive Reading Support
Handwriting
Number Patterns and relationships
Time, money and measures

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