In Computing this week, we have been learning about the potential dangers of using E-mails and social networks to send messages. We played a game which tested our understanding of the dangers and gave us a score to tell us how well we did.
We spoke about the importance of...
- Strong Passwords
- Locking Devices
- Cyberbullying and how to report it
If you would like to play the game, click the picture opposite!
Mrs Williams' and Mrs Eadie's English sets have just been set the challenge of researching Shakespeare as part of an extended homework task. This links closely to the unit we will be studying in English this half term and pupils have the freedom to choose from a range of different topic areas to research. Being Key Stage 3 pupils, they will also have the choice of how they can present their findings. See below for more details of the challenge.
We are very much looking forward to seeing what the pupils produce by October!
Welcome to Year 7 and the start of your child’s Key Stage 3 journey here at Cranborne. I would like to officially introduce myself as the Key Stage 3 Phase Leader.
With the step up to a new and challenging key stage, there will inevitably be a period of transition for the pupils. Homework will increase, expectations regarding levels of maturity and organisation become greater and opportunities to be a more independent learner will become more widespread across the curriculum. You will be receiving a parentmail over the next few days that covers many of the questions asked by parents about any issues or concerns they have about Year 7.
This section of the website is designed to keep you informed of all the fantastic things Year 7 will be engaged in during the course of the year! From celebrations, to deadlines; information to requests, I will endeavor to update this section as frequently as possible so that you, as parents and carers, remain fully informed.
I have so far been tremendously impressed by the positive attitude and hardworking ethos I have witnessed as I have peered into classrooms or spoken to other staff members. A superb start that I am sure can be maintained throughout the year!
I have every confidence that Year 7 will be a fantastic year for all my year group.
The last unit of work Year 7 studied this year was poetry. Each set took a different theme and looked at poems focusing on a chosen topic; these were then used to inspire the pupils to write their own poem. Some of these poems went on to be worked on yet further and were prepared for a Poetry Competition which was held in the school hall during the last week of term. The standard of poems produced was delightfully high and we were treated to a high standard of poems from all competitors. Two poems were finally chosen as the ‘winners’ and they can be seen here. The topic for Laura and Lizzie’s poem was Courage and Kerry’s poem was based on the theme of Flight. Enjoy….I know we did!
Just a quick post to say a huge thank you to all parents for their kind emails and gifts. We did indeed have a fantastic trip and a well earned relaxing weekend! I hope the children did the same. Now it is back to it with only 3 weeks left until the end of term, but a packed 3 weeks.
Thank you again for your on-going support, your patience whilst we battled with intermittent wifi, and for allowing your children to attend the trip.
After far more sleep than on our outward journey and another round of watching Pitch Perfect, we are now approaching Calais. There are a few sleepy looking faces that will be making their way through passport control before boarding the ferry for breakfast.
After an interesting night of strong winds, everyone awoke to a blustery morning with cooler temperatures and heavy showers. Despite, this, at least one pupil woke up happy as it was their birthday. Nina was awoken by a chorus of 'Happy Birthday' by Mrs Williams and Mrs Sherlock who personally delivered her birthday present first thing this morning. The Rockley chef kindly made a very chocolatey chocolate cake for after dinner which we all shared out (with Nina getting the largest slice!)
It was disappointing that no-one could go out on the water due to the high winds but we felt that was better than watching 47 Year 7's disappear over the horizon!! Today became a land-based day where both groups headed off-site to partake in a spot of orienteering followed by the Le Lac challenge. Some pupils embraced this more than others, with many of them taking up the challenge of launching themselves off the jetty into the lake, scrambling down under kayaks and covering themselves in mud! Needless to say, showers all round finished off the night!
Last night's dinner was a "French Affair" where platters of mussels, escargot and cuisses de grenouilles (frogs legs) were brought out for the children to experience. An impressive number of the children braved the local delicacies, with many of them being pleasantly surprised by the flavours. However there were also some spectacular faces pulled, of which all the staff agreed, Aimee won.
This morning, after breakfast, we set of for The Dune du Pilat - the largest dune in Europe at 117 metres and 3 kilometres wide. While most of the group took the recommended route up the dune, Mrs Williams accepted a challenge from Tom B with a race to the summit... straight up. Needless to say it was a close 2nd for Mrs Williams. Despite gaining on Tom towards the top, she never quite made it. But she was magnanimous in defeat!
When the rest of the group rejoined them, we took in the views from the top of dune which were stunning in all directions. We then proceeded with the tent group photoshoots!