Year 8 Newsletter 18th May
It has certainly been an interesting few weeks!
I hope you are managing to keep yourself motivated and continuing with the work that has been set for you. You have probably noticed that the work this half-term has been focused on revision and revising the work that you have already done this year. This is really important so you don’t lose the knowledge you have gained this year from your various subjects but also to build your confidence in these subjects. There will be a change in how we approach your studies next term and I will write to you after the half-term break to confirm what we are doing.
You may remember away back in September that I said we wanted to improve the School buildings for you so you could have a learning environment that we could all be proud of. Work has still continued on the School and there will be some parts that you will not recognise when you get back! We have now converted the old PE changing rooms outside the Main Hall into two rooms. One of these rooms will be for GCSE PE and Dance lessons while the other will be our new state of the art Careers Centre. We are also due to start work on E Block (including those horrible toilets outside the Main Hall), G Block and D Block. There is plenty going on and plenty to look forward to!
|Careers Centre||PE and Dance Classroom|
I know how hard it is to work from home! Please do make sure you have a routine that you can follow, take plenty of exercise, try new things and take the time to talk to those who look after you at home. Your tutors will continue to contact you after half-term so make sure you are honest with them – we are here to help. There are also some numbers on our School website should you need to contact them.
We have made the decision that we will allow Year 8 to take their GCSE options earlier than we had previously planned. You will now start your GCSE courses some time at the beginning of Year 9 rather than waiting until Easter. You do not need to do anything yet – we will be in contact with you after half-term to let you know what your option choices are and how you can go about selecting them. This will be exciting for you I appreciate and we want you to be given the best opportunity to achieve in the future.
Finally, it is National Thank a Teacher Day on Wednesday 20th May. The link to the website is here https://thankateacher.co.uk/thank-a-teacher-day/. You obviously don’t have to make a video (unless you really want to!) but it might be a nice idea to send your favourite teachers an e-mail on Wednesday to say how much you value them.