Yesterday saw our 3 Year 8 classes fighting for the title of "Battle of the Bands" champions. Well done to the winners - 8ChR!
Five Year 8 pupils were invited to attend a QE Dance workshop today with the hope of becoming a member of their Junior Dance Company in September and performing at the QE Open Evening. All five girls were keen, enthusiastic and willing to get involved straight away. They performed alongside other middle school pupils who will also form part of the dance company. It was hard work but they all had a wonderful time and had the opportunity to meet like minded pupils with the same passion for dance as themselves.
As I am sure you are aware, it is the QE Transfer Day this Friday and our pupils will be spending the day at QE participating in a variety of lessons and school life. Pupils should attend the day in their Cranborne school uniform, ensuring they are smart and presentable. Pupils should not come to CMS that morning. Instead, they should go directly to QE using either the QE buses or by their own means.
If you are unsure as to where the QE buses stop and which bus your child should get, please click on the link below that will take you to Dorset For You. You will see a list of bus routes that go to QE from various surrounding areas. It will also show where the bus stops. This will be the same for the return journey.
The Coach drivers have been fully briefed and will allow any CMS pupils onto the bus without the need for a bus pass for that day. Pupils should bring with them a school bag with the usual necessary equipment such as pencil case, drinks bottle etc. They can either take their own packed lunch or take money for the QE canteen. (approx £3.00).
It may also be worth getting your child to write down the number of the bus they will be catching so that they know which bus to get back on at the end of the day!
I haven't been informed that pupils will be taking part in PE lessons so should not need to bring their PE kit. If this changes, I will inform you.
I wish all the Year 8's a great and enjoyable day and am sure i will hear all about it the following week.
A reminder that tonight it is the QE Meet the Tutor Evening, where information regarding bus travel on transfer day will be displayed and a member of staff will be on hand to answer any questions.
Year 8 are today lucky enough to be able to experience a performance called 'Gemma's Wardrobe' by Solomon Theatre. Gemma's Wardrobe supports schools as they approach issues of self-esteem, effective communication in different relationships via different social media, and the development of good judgement, together with exploring the implications of the misuse of drugs.
The live performance is fast-moving, somewhat 'theatrical' in style, with two male actors playing multiple roles around the central figure of Gemma. It is followed by an interactive workshop, during which students experience a range of drama-based activities which extend and develop the themes raised in the show.
Dates and times for the Year 8 tests have now been confirmed and are detailed below. Year 8 tutors will be working with their tutor groups over the next two weeks on revision skills and techniques. We would advise all pupils to revise the topics they have studied in English, Maths and Science over the next 2-3 weeks.
Click to see time table for:
Week beginning Monday 5th June
Written by Lucy-one of our Arts Leaders
Yesterday the Arts Leaders went down to Cranborne First School to help with an Art lesson with Year 3 on the theme of Space.
In this lesson the Year 3's painted planets which would later be cut out, they also created different sized planets with different textures, using cous cous and lentils. Each, well almost each, of the six Arts Leaders got their own table of children to provide help for. It was really a good experience because it let us become more knowledgeable on how to help a younger set of pupils.
The activity worked really well for us as we could really easily engage ourselves and the Year 3's. It also worked so well because we could teach and provide help with confidence which will hopefully be boosted even more when we come again to help out in any more arty afternoons.
We had a really fun time and the outcomes of the paintings were fantastic; we are all really looking forward to seeing the pupils again soon and perhaps working with other classes too.
Until next time,
Lucy, Sophie, Alison, Alice, Sadie and Jade.
On Sunday 5th March, one of our talented Year 8 pupils competed in the South West Schools Tumbling Competition, representing Cranborne. Competing against 19 other girls from across the South West region and Guernsey, some more than two years older than herself, Katie had to complete three different tumbles of extreme difficulty. After a long and intensive day, she was awarded fifth place - a fantastic achievement. Well done Katie!
Mrs Williams (Head of Year 8)
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