Weekly News Bulletin: 23 April 2021

Lateral Flow Tests
For students not enrolled on to the in School testing programme but still wishing to conduct their own LFT tests, test kits can be obtained free of charge from https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests, unfortunately the school is unable to distribute these as we are only provided with supplies for enrolled students
Mrs K Hennessy
Admin Services Manager

News from the Learning Zone
We have recently purchased some books to add to our Non Fiction STEM collection including these two which explain the science around our emotions. They are available to borrow from the Learning Zone.

Can’t sleep? Too many things to worry about? Or do you get lost in your mind thinking about all the ways tomorrow could go wrong? Why does this happen? The answer is in the science behind worry! From stomach aches before a big event to panic before a test, middle school is a time when you get ALL. THE. FEELS. But next time you or your friends freeze up with worry or fears, you’ll understand what’s really going on in your brains. Plus, you’ll learn tips to decode what’s happening in your body and find out how anxiety can actually be a superpower. No worries! Mental health is still important, so when fears and anxious feelings have crossed the line, you’ll also learn when it’s time to reach out for help.

Have you ever blown up at your best friend or sibling? Maybe you were just so angry, but you didn’t really know why. The answer is in the science of rage! Whether you keep your anger bottled up or sometimes lash out with or without meaning to, middle school is a time when you get ALL. THE. FEELS. But next time you or your friends get mad, you’ll understand what’s really going on in your brains. Plus, you’ll learn tips to decode aggressive body language and how to listen when your anger is telling you something is wrong. Find out what’s happening in your body and how anger can actually be useful. But keep your head! Mental health is still important, so when rage and aggressive feelings have crossed the line, you’ll also learn when it’s time to reach out for help.

Mrs S Bird
Learning Zone Manager & Joint Literacy Coordinator

Student Recognition
Year 11 student Jamiee has achieved a top 15 ranking in the country in athletics at the Pole Vault event in her age group. A tremendous achievement in one of the hardest events in athletics.

She began doing athletics in 2016 at a time when she had ended her gymnastics career yet still wanted to be physically active so decided to take up athletics. After her first session she just fell in love with athletics and soon after started specialising in hurdles and high jump and then the pole vault.

Her favourite event became the pole vault. She really enjoyed pushing herself to the limits and seeing what she could achieve. Jamiee trains three times a week and participates in vaulting sessions and weight training to help strengthen her for her vaulting technique.

Her next ambition is to clear her first 3m jump at the ‘London Indoor Games’ therefore achieving a ranking of 9th in the country for her age group.

From the PE Faculty and the school we wish her well for the future. Well done and go for it Jamiee!

Physical Education Faculty

Year 9 Maths Assessment
All Year 9 students will be sitting their second termly assessment next week in their maths lessons on Wednesday 28th April. This will be a Non-calculator paper. Students have been sent revision materials on Show My Homework and the students are also free to use hegartymaths.com and/or drfrostmaths.com to revise any areas they feel necessary.

Students are politely reminded to ensure that they have all equipment necessary for these assessments: pen, pencil, ruler, eraser, protractor and a set of compasses.

Thank you in advance,
The Maths Department