Year7 Back to Classes
Welcome to our Year 7 page. Our Year 7 teachers are Mr Magee and Miss M Campbell
Topics this term include:
Harry Potter, Our Changing World, Ancient Greece, World War 1
What should your child have with them each day?
Your child should come fully prepared for all school activities each day. As a Year 7 pupil it is important that they begin to take responsibility for organising themselves on a daily basis and that you as parents support and guide your children in this area. The following is an “essentials” list of the things they need and require every day:
- 30cm ruler
- Biro pens for marking
- Homework diary (signed each night), reading book and any other homework
- Healthy break /packed lunch / dinner money
- Any notes that have been sent home, returned and signed
Homework is an important part of your child’s development and helps to reinforce the learning that has taken place during the school day. From Monday to Wednesday your child will receive reading, spellings and tables/mental maths. These are then revised on Thursday night in preparation for their weekly test. Along with this, your child will also receive a written homework on Monday – Thursday night. This written work will cover aspects of literacy or numeracy covered in class during the day, or revisit learning that has already taken place in the earlier part of the week. On Friday your child will take home their weekly test book to complete their improvements. This should be returned on Monday with completed improvements along with parent signature.
How can I help my child with homework?
Helping your child with their homework is a valued experience in their learning as it will help motivate and encourage them to continue to work at their best. There are a number of ways that this can be done; here are some suggestions:
- Listen to them read / ask them some questions about their reading book
- Ask them their spellings/tables/mental maths
- Check that their homework is completed and their homework diary is signed
If you feel your child has found their homework a little tricky or requires a little extra help from the class teacher, please put a note in the homework diary for us to check the next day. Please do not be tempted to complete the homework for them.
During term 1 some of our Year 7 pupils will sit the transfer test. All our local secondary and grammar schools will have Open Nights in January so please keep an eye on the weekly note and local schools’ own websites for these dates. It is important that you plan to attend these open nights as it will give your child an idea of what goes on in these various schools!
Deadline for registration: AQE – 6th September 2019 https://aqe.org.uk/
GL - 20th September 2019 https://www.thetransfertest.com/pptc-gl-assessment
Please check back regularly to see what we are getting up to!
Miss Campbell's Class
The Forbidden Forest
OUR VISIT TO RADAR
We made Harry Potter characters out of clay. What do you think of them?
Inspired by the work of Frances Hatch we painted pictures of Antarctica.
We have ben developing our printing skills. First we wrote our names using the Greek alphabet. Then we created our own Grecian vases for printing.
Mr Magee’s Class
Investigating the properties of 3D Shapes
OUR CHALLENGE: To keep Gryffindor's Common Room safe! Build a circuit which has a touchpad. When an intruder stands on it a buzzer will sound and a switch will be used to light up a bulb so that he can be apprehended. We did it!
Ditch the Dark Day
For Anti-Bullying Week we took part in trust falls, blindfold games and passing the ball from one person to the next by varying the way we had to pass it. Great fun was had by all!
Testing our wind powered yachts.
Shared Education with St Brigid's
We enjoyed two very busy days with representatives from the Nerve Centre learning how to create a film using Stop, Motion, Animation.
Our Film of