Within the month of April our students took part in the following activities:
Students in Years 7-11 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of:
PSCHE topics –
- Year 7 – Easter, Respecting Diversity
- Year 8 – Easter, Gangs
- Year 9 – Easter, Gangs
- Year 10 – Easter, Smoking
- Year 11 – Easter, Voting in the UK
Year 11 – Achievement awards, Honesty
Year 10 – Achievement awards, Honesty
Year 9 – Achievement awards, Honesty
Year 8 – Achievement awards, Honesty
Year 7 – Achievement awards, Honesty
Whole School Literacy Focus:
- Words of the week –
- Preposterous: (adjective) contrary to reason or common sense; utterly absurd or ridiculous.
Claiming that Southend United will win the FA Cup is a preposterous suggestion.
- Cajole: (verb) to persuade (someone) to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery.
Her best writing had to be cajoled out of her by her teachers.
- Nadir: (noun) the lowest point of something; the opposite of zenith.
James knew he had reached his nadir as a writer when he failed to sell a single copy of his latest book.
- Sprightly: (adjective) full of energy; lively (especially of an old person)
My grandmother charged up the escalator at a sprightly pace.
- Atone: (verb) to make amends or reparation for wrongdoing
I felt such guilt for my actions that I felt the need to atone for my crimes.
- Resilience: the capacity to recover from setbacks or difficult situations
He demonstrated enormous resilience in overcoming the difficulties that might have prevented him achieving his ambition.
- Grammar Guidance – Its versus It’s
This one tends to confuse even the best of writers. “Its” is possessive that shows ownership and “it’s” is a contraction of “it is” or “it has”.
Pupils took part in several events, including:
School Events –
Monday 1st April – Year 8 Science Museum Trip
Tuesday 2nd April – Year 8 Science Museum Trip
Wednesday 3rd April Year 10 GCSE Geography Urban Environments trip, Stratford London