Year 7 and 8 exam week is 21st May. Students will receive a personalised exam timetable and a revision booklet for all subjects on Monday 14th May. Good luck Year 7 and Year 8!
Year 8 pupils have been issued with their homework tasks in English for this half term. Thank you to all the parents who are supporting pupils to complete their homework on time.
Year 8 pupils were awarded Grand Master certificates if they had achieved the black belt in ‘Numeracy Ninjas.’ This means scoring 30/30 in the weekly numeracy quiz. The most improved students in each class were also awarded a Grand Master certificate. Well done to all those receiving certificates!
Year 8 pupils enjoyed challenging themselves by playing Maths competitions with other pupils from around the world, we had a great time celebrating World Maths Day 2018.
Well Done to all the pupils who have excelled themselves with joining in with the spirit of World Book Day! We are very pleased to see pupils celebrating some of their favourite book characters. During the day, Year 7 and 8 pupils will be having some quality time to immerse themselves in reading as we remember how important the development of a love of reading is for our future success. Pupils have been issued with a World Book Day, Book token, so we hope they will enjoy spending it.
Arriving back to school today to find the library is well stocked with some new books ready for World Book Day. On Thursday, all Year 7 and 8 pupils will need to make sure they have a reading book as they will be beginning lessons with some private reading and sharing of their favourite books with their peers. Pupils are encouraged to check a book out from the library if they don’t have a book to bring from home.
Also, if anyone would like to donate any books that they have finished with for our library, we would be pleased to receive books that are in good condition. Please drop any donations off at the library this week.
This half term, Year 7 and Year 8 pupils have been working through a series of homework tasks that were given to them at the start of the half term. We have been very impressed with some of the work and the. Way in which pupils have worked independently – sometimes completing tasks well before the deadlines.
We expect all pupils to complete all 6 tasks. As the pupils have had the tasks for the whole half term, a few day’s absence does not mean that a task should be missed.
We look forward to celebrating pupils’ achievements in the last week of term when we see the completed work. For Year 8 pupils, reviewing their homework tasks is another very good way to prepare for the assessment that they have on Monday morning.
Click here to read the details for Year 8 assessment week on 11th December. Following on from review day, this information should help you support your child with the revision and practice needed to perform well in these key assessments.
Following the assessments, your child will be able to look at the statements for each subject and say what they need to work on to achieve and master the required stage.
One of our Year 8 pupils is raising money for The UK Sepsis Trust. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition triggered by infection or injury, which is something quite personal to Mia Sharp who decided to organise a bake sale. By enlisting the help of her friends: Charlotte St Paul, Holly Yates and Abbie Davies, they baked some fantastic cakes, had cakes donated to the cause and some store-bought goodies given ready to be sold to the pupils and staff at Shevington. All the cakes were sold in just one break time which just shows how delicious they were. Just from the cake sale, the girls have raised a fantastic £41.80 but not only that, they have raised awareness around school about Sepsis and what the UK Sepsis Trust does.
Well done girls!
Last week, Year 8s were treated to an inspirational talk by a fourth year Languages student from MMU. Our guest Hannah talked about the advantages of learning another language and told us all about her experiences of both living abroad and making friends all across the World. Many pupils were really inspired by the stories and information she presented and a survey done at the end showed that many of our Year 8s are even more keen to take up languages than before. Merci beaucoup Hannah!