Newsletter Summary

October 2019

Black History Month – It is the 40th anniversary this year, and pupils have been busy researching and creating reports, displays and presentation which not only help build their knowledge of significant historical figures in the world of politics, sport and The Arts, but has also been helping them with their literacy and IT skills. Reading – the major whole school initiative this year is on Reading. It is our aim to develop reading across all subjects and for all pupils. Coffee Morning –  other brilliant Coffee morning and fundraiser for Macmillan. Curriculum – New ASDAN courses in Mathematics, English, Adventure and Residential, Gardening, and Food. National Poetry Day – Pupils used ICT to create poems. Young Minds Day – celebratory breakfast, wearing yellow and playing board games to show support for young people’s mental health. Upcoming Careers & Work Related Learning Events – include Year 10’s careers guidance interviews, Army careers talk, Meet the employer day, Apple Creative Media video editing workshop, Employer mock interviews, Creative Media Expo, STEM Bright Futures Programme, Honor’s Big Build Competition. Careers & Work Related Learning News – This term a number of year 10 and 11’s attended the annual careers fair at Orford Jubilee Hub; KUDOS is a leading career development software that helps pupils explore various career pathways; Woolston Brook pupils visited the Fiddlers Ferry Power Station to develop an understanding about renewable and nonrenewable energy sources; Mock Interviews; The RocOn project is part of our Voluntary and work experience element of the Career Pathway Programme. SchoolMoney – the  school has recently signed up to the online payment system.  Pastoral Intervention Hub – the ‘OWL centre’ (On With Learning) has officially opened. Football News – great start in the  7 a side football tournament. Non-Smoking – focus on helping our young generation to make better choices. Careers in Maths – big focus throughout the key stages on careers and what the pupils may want to do after they leave school.

June 2019

Computing – trip to MediaCity in Salford with a guided tour of the BBC in order for them to have a greater understanding of how their OCR Cambridge Nationals course in Creative iMedia can be applied in the work place. Holi – celebrations took place in school and studied in PSHE lessons. Primary News – Romans studied and ancient cities explored using Virtual Reality; introducing frogspawn into the pond.

April 2019

Art – This term our pupils have been studying two distinct artists. The post-impressionist Cezanne and the Pop artist Jim Dine. Primary – working on the Geography Topic ‘This is Italy’; second hand toy sale raised £119. World Book Day – All staff and pupils took part in fun activities.

December 2018

Primary – visit to the Fire Centre in Lymm; Film enrichment took place to celebrate consistent good progress and enthusiasm for learning. Respect Course – Ten weeks hard work with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service by a group of our Year 10 pupils culminated with a graduation ceremony. Art Garden – a big tidy up for Christmas. Art – enjoyed having a fantastic day when a top fashion designer came into school to give them a talk all about her work. Kirsty Owen who is currently designing for world-famous ‘Queen of fashion, Vivienne Westwood in London spent the morning explaining how she studied and trained to get her dream job. Primary Boccia – we have attended Warrington School Boccia competition and our athletic KS2 pupils came 1st . The next competition was the Cheshire country Boccia finals at MMU. Once again our outstanding pupils came first!

Family Newsletter

July 2019

How to enjoy the sun safely; summer sniffles; Internet safety; summer activities.