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

 

Assemblies covered:

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 GuidanceIts 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

 

Within the month of March our students took part in the following activities:

Students in Years 7-11 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of:

PSCHE topics – 

  • Year 7 –   Positive Role Models, Managing Stress, Relationships, Autism
  • Year 8 –   Knife Crime, Healthy Living, Friendships, Autism
  • Year 9 –   National Careers Week, Relationships, Fake News, Autism
  • Year 10 – National Careers Week, Catfish, CSE, Self-Harm
  • Year 11 – National Careers Week, Catfish, CSE, Self-Harm

Assemblies covered:

Year 11 –  Next Steps, Healthy Relationships, Easter

Year 10 –  Prefects, Healthy Relationships, Easter

Year 9 –    Options, Knowledge and memory, Easter

Year 8 –    Internet Safety Week, Knowledge and memory, Easter

Year 7 –    Developing your identity, Healthy Relationships, Easter

Whole School Literacy Focus:

  • Words of the week
  • Appease (verb)  to calm, satisfy.

When Karina cries, her mother gives her a piece of fruit to appease her.

  • Extol (verb) to praise, revere.

Kamila extols the benefits of a vegan diet to her friends and family.

  • Unison (noun) a performance or other action performed delivered simultaneously.

The pair moved across the ice in perfect unison

  • Empathy (noun) understanding and sharing another’s feelings.

I feel such empathy for my dog that when she is upset so am I.

  • Insatiable (adjective) impossible to satisfy.

She had an insatiable thirst for knowledge.

  • Conjugate (verb) to give the different forms of a verb according to tense, voice, number and person.

The class had to learn to conjugate être and avoir for the end of term French assessment.

  • Acquiesce (verb) to agree or express agreement, usually with some reluctance.

Eventually she was forced to acquiesce with the officer’s demand that she step out of her vehicle.

  • Serendipity (noun) good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries.

His discovery of the largest deposit of gold in the county of Essex was an instance of great serendipity.

  • Infer (verb) to deduce or conclude something from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements.

Her reading of the article allowed her to infer that the author was not in favour of a longer working day.

  • Modicum (noun)a small quantity of a particular thing, especially something desirable or valuable.

There was not a modicum of truth in her statement.

  • Plethora (noun) a large or excessive amount of something.

There is a plethora of revision sites available on line.

  • Zenith (noun)the time at which something is most powerful or successful; the high point of an object’s ascent.

By the time he realised he was thirsty, the sun had reached its zenith.

Grammar Guidance

  • Never write or say WE WAS. The correct expression is always WE WERE

Pupils took part in several events, including:

  • Tuesday 5th March                Year 10 Jack Petchey Speakout Challenge, LRC, 9.00am-3.15pm
  • Thursday 7th March               Year 10 HSBC Workshop, HSBC Canary Wharf, 10.30am – 2.30pm

Year 9 Options Evening, 4.00pm – 7.00pm

  • Tuesday 12th March               Ax Junior & AX Dance, Dance Competition, Copperbox Arena, 7.30am – 5.30pm
  • Friday 15th March                   Year 9 Options Interviews
  • Wednesday 20th March          Year 11 RE Conference, City Gates Church, Ilford, 8.15am – 4.00pm
  • Friday 22nd March                  Year 10 & Year 11 GCSE Drama, Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre, 12.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Tuesday 26th March               Year 11, An Evening of Drama, 6.00pm – 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 27th March          Year 8 Romeo and Juliet, The Globe Theatre, London, 12.00pm – 5.00pm
  • Thursday 28th March              Year 10 WWI History Trip to Ypres, 5.30am – 9.00pm
  • Friday 29th March                   Year 10 GCSE Geography Urban Environments trip, Stratford London, 9.00am-3.30pm

 

Within the month of February our students took part in the following activities:

Students in Years 7-11 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of:

PSCHE topics – 

  • Year 7 –   Internet Safety, What is CSE?, Fairtrade Fortnight,
  • Year 8 –   Internet Safety, What is CSE?, Fairtrade Fortnight,
  • Year 9 –   Internet Safety, Acid Attacks, What is CSE,
  • Year 10 – Internet Safety, Drugs, Fairtrade Fortnight,
  • Year 11 – Internet Safety, NCS, What is knife Crime?

Assemblies covered:

Year 11 –  Internet Safety Week, Fairtrade Week, Internal Assessments

Year 10 –  Internet Safety Week, Fairtrade Week

Year 9 –    Options, Options, Options

Year 8 –    Internet Safety Week, Fairtrade Week

Year 7 –    Jaimee Lampard – Speaker, Fairtrade Week

 

Whole School Literacy Focus:

  • Words of the week
    • Implicit: (noun) suggested but not directly expressed
    • Jubilant: (adj) full of high spirited delight
    • Lithe: (adj) moving and bending with ease
    • Cacophony (noun) – a harsh discordant mixture of noises.
    • Elated (verb) – exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits.
    • Analyse (verb) – break down the content of a topic into its constituent elements in order
    • to provide an in-depth account and convey an understanding of it.
    • Superfluous: more than is needed, desired, or required
    • Gratuitous: unnecessary and unwarranted
    • Collaborative: working together towards a common goa

 

Grammar Guidance – Never write or say WE WAS. The correct expression is always WE WERE

 

Pupils took part in several events, including:

Monday 4th February –         Jack Petchey Dance Workshop, Ax Juniors & Year 10 Dance, Dance Studio, 1.30pm –

4.30pm

Year 9, 10 & 11 GCSE Music ‘Get into Music’ Concert, Hall, 2.00pm – 3.00pm

 

Tuesday 5th February –         Havering Borough Swimming Gala, Swimming Pool, 2.30pm – 6.00pm

School Council Meeting

 

Thursday 7th February –        Havering Borough Swimming Gala, Swimming Pool, 2.30pm – 6.00pm

 

Friday 8th February  –            Year 10 & Year 11 GCSE Drama trip, DNA Theatre, Queens Theatre, Hornchurch,

1.30pm – 4.30pm

 

Monday 11th February –         Evening of Dance, 6.00pm – 7.30pm

 

Wednesday 13th February –   Year 10/11, Havering Trampoline Competition, Hall Mead School, 12.20pm – 3.00pm

 

Thursday 14th February –       Year 8 Shakespeare – Globe Theatre Workshop, Hall, 9.00am – 12.20pm

 

Friday 15th February  –            Year 9 DT, V&A Museum – Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt, 9.00am – 5.00pm

 

Thursday 28th February –     Year 10 HSBC Workshop, HSBC Canary Wharf, 10.30am – 2.30pm

 

Sporting Events:

Netball Year 7 15/02/2019 Havering tournament Hall Mead L10-16
15/02/2019 Havering tournament Harris L5-4
15/02/2019 Havering tournament FBA L4-1
15/02/2019 Havering tournament Emerson Park W 2-0
15/02/2019 Havering tournament Sacred Heart L8-0
15/02/2019 Havering tournament Sanders W6-0
Football Year 10 01/03/2019 League Cooper L 4-1
Football Year 7 12/02/2019 League Emerson Park L3-1

 

 

Within the month of January our students took part in the following activities:

Students in Years 7-11 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of:

PSCHE topics – 

  • Year 7 –   Puberty, Boundaries, The Holocaust
  • Year 8 –   Acts of kindness, The Media, Body Image, The Holocaust
  • Year 9 –   British Values, GCSE Options, Radicalisation, Knife Crime
  • Year 10 – Mental Health, What is self-harm, CSE, Healthy relationships
  • Year 11 – What is sexting?, Application forms, Interview Skills
  • The Holocaust
  • Year 8  –   The Holocaust
  • Year 9 –   Knife Crime
  • Year 10 – Healthy Relationships
  • Year 11 – Interview SKills

Assemblies covered:

  • Year 11 – Values, celebrating diversity, Life is precious: Holocaust memorial day
  • Year 10 – Values, celebrating diversity, Life is precious: Holocaust memorial day
  • Year 9 – Options
  • Year 8 –   Values, celebrating diversity, Life is precious: Holocaust memorial day
  • Year 7 – Values, celebrating diversity, Life is precious: Holocaust memorial day

 

Whole School Literacy Focus:

Words of the week –       Amiable: (adj) friendly – He was an amiable man and got along with everyone.

                                         Exempt: (adj) free from an obligation imposed on others – Vintage cars are

                                         exempt from having to pay road tax.

                                         Meticulous: (adj) extremely careful with details – The stitching in the bride’s

                                         gown was the result of meticulous handiwork.

                                         Empathise: understanding and sharing another’s feelings

Evaluate: form an idea of the value, number, worth or quality of something

Proportionate: corresponding in size or amount to something else

Disproportionate: not corresponding in size or amount to something else

                                         Grammer Guidance – Never write or say WE WAS. The correct expression is always WE WERE

 

Pupils took part in several events, including:

Monday 7th January –           AX Juniors & Year 10 Dance – Jack Petchey Dance Workshop, Dance Studio,

1.30pm – 4.30pm

Wednesday 16th January     Year 11 Futures Evening, 6.00pm – 8.15pm

Thursday 17th January         Year 9 Trip Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 9.00am – 5.00pm

Monday 21st January           Secondary Dance Competition, Hall, 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Tuesday 22nd January         Year 11 Macbeth Performance, Sam Wanamaker Theatre, London, 12.00pm – 6.00pm – 20 Year 11 students

Thursday 24th January         Year 10 trip PwC, London Bridge, 10.30am – 3.00pm – 18 Year 10 students

Friday 25th January              Year 7 Harry Potter Studio Trip, Warner Brothers Studios, 8.00am – 6.00pm 130 Year 7 students

Tuesday 29th January          Year 11 Macbeth Performance, Sam Wanamaker Theatre, London, 12.00pm – 6.00pm – 20 Year 11 students

Wednesday 30th January     Year 11, Cambridge University Trip, 8.30am – 30 Year 11 students

 

Sporting Events:

Website update January

PE Fixture Results

Y11 Basketball

Abbs Cross V Emerson Park Lost 34–  74.

Abbs Cross V Campion Won 54 – 34.

Y11 Havering Borough Basketball Competition.

The U16 borough basketball games were held at Abbs Cross on Tuesday 11th December. The competition involved seven schools which were split into 2 groups. Abbs Cross were drawn against Brittons and Bower Park and had an excellent start, winning both games. We then qualified into the semi-final’s where we played Campion and won 12-4!. As a result we reached the finals where we met Emerson Park and after 10 minutes the score was level at 9-9! This took the game into 5 minutes of overtime, where Abbs Cross unfortunately lost 14-11 and as a consequence were the runners up in the competition. This is a huge achievement for the team, especially as the final was so close – well done to all the boys involved!

Badminton

Y7 Boys V Bower Park – Won 4-1

Y7 Boys V Coopers – Lost 5-0

Y7 Boys V Campion – Lost 4-1

Y8 Boys V Emerson – Won 5-0

Y8 V Bower Park – Won 5-0

Y8 V Campion – Won 3-2

Y8 V Coopers – 4-1.

Netball

Y8 V Emerson Park – Lost 14-10, player of the match – Natasha!

Y9 V The Brittons Academy – Won 9- 2, player of the match – Brooke!

Within the month of December our students took part in the following activities:

Students in Years 7-11 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of:

PSCHE topics – 

  • Year 7 –   Radicalisation, Human Rights, Christmas
  • Year 8 –   Anger Management, Mental Health, Christmas
  • Year 9 –   Sexting, Online Gaming, Christmas
  • Year 10 – World Aids Day/STI’s, Contribution to the Community, Christmas
  • Year 11 – Radicalisation, Revision Skills, Christmas

 

Assemblies covered:

 

  • Monday – Year 11 – Human Rights, End of term Progress and Achievement
  • Tuesday –   Year 10 –  Human Rights, End of term Progress and Achievement
  • Wednesday –  Year 8/9 – Human Rights, End of term Progress and Achievement
  • Friday – Year 7 –    Human Rights, End of term Progress and Achievement

 

Words of the week –   Cantankerous – Bad-tempered, argumentative and complaining

Euphoria – A feeling of great happiness

                                         Mellifluous – A sound that is sweet and smooth; pleasing to hea

 

Pupils took part in several events, including:

Tuesday 4th December –              Year 9 Knife Crime Workshops, Hall, 9.00am – 3.15pm

School Council Meeting, 3.00pm

Wednesday 5th December –        GCSE Music Song Writing and Composition Workshop

Thursday 6th December             Christmas Panto, 1.30pm – Year 7 Lunch 12.50pm

Year 10 & 11 GCSE Construction trip, SPIE Ladies in Construction programme, Fenchurch Street

Friday 14th December           27 Year 10 GCSE PE students had the opportunity attend the Track Cycling World Cup

Wednesday 19th December   Christmas Jumper Charity Day

 

Within the month of November our students took part in the following activities:

Students in Years 7-11 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of:

PSCHE topics – 

  • Year 7 –   Remembrance Sunday, Anti-bullying, Road Safety, Bonfire Night
  • Year 8 –   Remembrance Sunday, Anti-bullying, Road Safety, Fire Safety
  • Year 9 –   Assertiveness & Self Esteem, Anti-bullying, County Lines, Dealing with Stress
  • Year 10 – Remembrance Sunday, Anti-bullying, Sexting, County Lines
  • Year 11 – Time Management, Peer on Peer Relationships, Abuse, Revision Skill

Assemblies covered:

  • Year 7 – Remembrance Sunday, Anti-bullying, Being responsible in the community, Bonfire Night
  • Year 8 – Remembrance Sunday, Anti-bullying, Being responsible in the community, Bonfire Night
  • Year 9 – Remembrance Sunday, Anti-bullying, Being responsible in the community, Bonfire Night
  • Year 10 – Remembrance Sunday, Anti-bullying, Being responsible in the community, Bonfire Night
  • Year 11 – Remembrance Sunday, Anti-bullying, Being responsible in the community, Bonfire Night

 

Pupils took part in several events, including:

Monday 5th November –

Tuesday 6th November  –           Year 9 Leadership Academy, Emerson Park Sports Hall Athletics

Wednesday 7th November –     Year 11, Safe Drive Stay Alive, Queens Theatre, Hornchurch

Thursday 8th November  –          Year 7 Welcome Evening

Friday 9th November –                 Lord Lexden Visit, House of Lords ‘Peers in Schools’ Outreach programme

Tuesday 13th November            Year 10 Places of Worship RE Trip

Monday 19th-21st November    Year 7 Cycle Confident Training

Wednesday 21st November      Year 7 ‘Streetwise’ Road Safety presentation

Thursday 22nd November          Awards Evening

Year 10 & 11 GCSE Drama, Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre

Monday 26th November            Winter Variety Performance, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Tuesday 27th November            Year 7 Disneyland Paris Trip Parent Information Evening

Year 10 New York  Trip Parent Information Evening

Wednesday 28th November      Year 9 Leadership, Primary Sports Hall Activities, Hornchurch Sports Centre, 8.30am –

4.30pm

Thursday 29th November           Year 9 Leadership, Primary Sports Hall Activities, Hornchurch Sports Centre, 8.30am –

3.30pm

Sporting Events:

 

Boys’ Football Results:

Year 7

Won 4-2 vs Royal Liberty.

Won 3-1 vs Bower Park

 

Year 8

Lost 3-1 vs Bower

Won 1-0 vs Royal Liberty

 

Year 9

Won 2-0 vs Sanders

Won 1-0 vs Brittons

 

Year 10

Lost 7-0 vs Emerson Park

Lost 3-1 vs Sanders

 

Year 11

Drew 2-2 vs Sanders

Lost 5-1 vs Hall Mead

 

Boys’ Badminton

Y9 V Coopers – Lost 5-0

Y9 V Campion – Lost 3-2

Y9 V Bower Park – Won 5-0

Y10 V Bower Park – Won 3-2

Y10 V Coopers – Lost 3-2

Y10 V Campion  Won – 3-2

Y11 V Campion – Lost 5-0

Y11 V Coopers – Lost 4-1

Y11 V Bower Park – won 3-2

 

Girls 7 a-side Football

U14 – V Redden Court drew 0-0, V Sanders lost 1-0, V Emerson Park lost 4-0, V Bower Park lost 1-0.

U12 – V Frances Bardsley drew 0-0, V Hornchurch High won 2-0.

 

Netball

Y10 V Hornchurch High – won 11-3.

Y7A V Hall Mead – lost 2-1

Y7B V Hall Mead – won 1-0

Within the month of October our students took part in the following activities:

Students in Years 7-11 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of:

PSCHE topics – 

  • Year 7 –   Social media safety, awareness of ourselves and others, self-reflection, Bonfire Night
  • Year 8 –   The role of social media, awareness of ourselves and others, stereotyping, fire safety
  • Year 9 –   Personal space, awareness of ourselves and others, community, dealing with stress
  • Year 10 – Radicalisation, awareness of ourselves and others, responsibility, county lines
  • Year 11 – Relationships, awareness of ourselves and others, forced Marriage, revision skills

 

Assemblies covered:

  • Year 7 – Healthy relationships, mental health awareness, Diwali / Navratri, Bonfire Night
  • Year 8 – Healthy relationships, mental health awareness, Diwali / Navratri, Bonfire Night
  • Year 9 – Healthy relationships, mental health awareness, Diwali / Navratri, Bonfire Night
  • Year 10 – Healthy relationships, mental health awareness, Diwali / Navratri, Bonfire Night
  • Year 11 – Healthy relationships, mental health awareness, Diwali / Navratri, Bonfire Night

 

Pupils took part in several events, including:

Thursday 4th October                 Year 11 Coastal Field Trip, Walton on the Naze,

Thursday 11th October               Year 10 Introduction to GCSEs, 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Friday 12th October                    Year 10 & 11, Thorpe Park Fright Night, 12.30pm – 9.30pm

Friday 12th October                    Year 9 Kingswood Residential Trip, Isle of Wight, 8.00am – 5.00pm Sunday 14th October

Tuesday 16th October                Year 7 Stubbers, 8.45am – 5.00pm

Tuesday 16th October                Year 10, GCSE Dance Anthology Workshop, Dance Studio, 8.55am – 10.55am

Wednesday 17th October          Year 11 LSE University Trip, 9.00am

Thursday 18th October               Year 11 Coastal Field Trip, Walton on the Naze, All day

District Cross Country, Stubbers, Upminster, 9.00am – 4.00pm

Year 7 Supporting your Child Event, 6.00 – 7.30pm

Saturday 20th October –            Year 10 Ghana trip until Wednesday 31st October

Tuesday 30th October               Year 11 GCSE Dance, ENB workshop. Dance Studio, 10.00am-1.00pm

Year 8 & 9 Journey to GCSEs, 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Sporting Events:

Football Year 9 01/10/2018 Havering league Sanders W 2-0
Football Year 7 05/10/2018 Havering league Bower Park W 3-1
Football Year 9 11/10/2018 Havering league Brittons W 1-0
Football Year 7 17/10/2018 Havering league Royal Liberty W 4-2
Netball Y7 11/10/2018 Friendly Sanders W – 12 – 0
Netball Y8 11/10/2018 Friendly Sanders W – 18 – 3
Netball Y9 16/10/2018 Friendly Sanders W – 7-1
Netball Y10 16/10/2018 Friendly Sanders W – 15-12

 

Within the month of September our students took part in the following activities: –

Students in Years 7-11 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of:

  • Year 7 –  Keeping Safe, Time Management, Anger Management, Social Media Safety
  • Year 8 – Keeping Safe, British Values, Respect, European Day of Languages
  • Year 9 – Keeping Safe, Time Management, Human Rights, Coping with Change
  • Year 10 – Facing the challenges of GCSEs, Time Management, Learning Skills, Taking Responsibility for your own Learning
  • Year 11 – The value of good mental and physical health when facing your GCSEs, County Lines, Mental Health, Relationships

Pupils took part in activities, including:

  • Year 11 Dance Trip to Saddlers Wells to see a production of ‘Lest We Forget’
  • Ghana Trip Meetings for Year 11
  • Year 11 Progress Potential meetings
  • Year 6 Open Evening
  • Year Council Meetings

Within the month of July our students took part in the following activities: –

Students in Years 7-10 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of:

  • Year 7 – Reflection on the Year, and Summer Opportunities and Activities in London.
  • Year 8 – Reflection on the Year, and Summer Opportunities and Activities in London.
  • Year 9 – Reflection on the Year, and Summer Opportunities and Activities in London.
  • Year 10 – Reflection on the Year, and Summer Opportunities and Activities in London.

Assemblies in Year 7-10 Covered the Topics of:

  • Year 7 – Achievement, and Awards Assembly
  • Year 8 – Achievement, and Awards Assembly
  • Year 9 – Achievement, and Awards Assembly
  • Year 10 – Achievement, and Awards Assembly

The Following School Trips and Visits Took Place:

  • Pupils from Year 8 visited the Design Museum

Pupils took part in several events, including:

  • Jessica Porter and Michael Samson were elected Head Girl and Boy by pupils across the school. Congratulations to all that took part, and to the whole Prefect team.
  • Havering District Athletics was held and three pupils from Abbs Cross emerged as District Champions, well done to Jak Wright (1500m), Demilee Joseph (High Jump) and Katie Ennis (Discus)
  • Year 10 Business and Enterprise day was held. In teams pupils spent the day designing products and businesses to present to an expert panel of judges.
  • Rewards Trip to Thorpe Park for all year groups
  • Sports Day was held on 13th July and was a huge success. Congratulations to all pupils and form groups for their competitive attitudes and excellent displays of sportsmanship.
  • Year 11 had their Prom, which was well attended. A big thank you to Mrs Moore for all her hard work helping to organise, along with the Prom Committee who helped to host a memorable evening for everyone.

Within the month of June our students took part in the following activities: –

Students in Years 7-11 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of:

  • Year 7 – Healthy eating, Hygiene, Sports week
  • Year 8 – Cultural diversity, Your opinions, Healthy Lifestyles, Sports week
  • Year 9 – Cultural diversity, Women in society, You and your feelings, Sports week
  • Year 10 – Cultural diversity, Time management, What is fake news?, Responsibility

 

Sporting Events

  • Abbs Cross won against Bower Park in the Year 9 cricket.
  • The PE department ran well-attended rounders events for Years 7-10.
  • After a successful Year 7 athletics trials Joel Hutton and Katie Ennis

 

Pupils took part in several events, including:

  • Year 11 finished their GCSE examinations this month. We wish them every success in the next stage of their lives, and look forward to seeing them on Results Day.
  • In addition, the Year 11 Prom was a great success, with over 150 pupils attending and saying their farewells to Abbs Cross.
  • 34 Year 9 pupils spent a day at Havering College learning about the applications of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. They took part in programming robots, virtual reality, and design tasks.
  • The incoming Year 7 pupils had their induction day. The pupils took part in science experiments, a maths investigation and took part in taster sessions for art, French, and humanities. Their day finished with a performance from current Abbs Cross students.

Within the month of May our students took part in the following activities: –

Students in Years 7-11 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of:

  • Year 7 – Anger Management, Racism and Diversity, Racism
  • Year 8 – Sexting, Mental Health Awareness, Cultural Diversity
  • Year 9 – Mental Health, Cultural Diversity
  • Year 10 – Forced Marriage, Mental Health Awareness, Cultural Diversity
  • Year 11 – Targeted Revision, Mental Health Awareness, Cultural Diversity

Assemblies covered:

  • Year 7 – Heroes
  • Year 9 – Heroes
  • Year 10 – Heroes

Pupils took part in several events, including:

  • Sir David Carter, The National Schools Commissioner visited and had a tour of the school on the 4th of May as part of a day in residence. He was highly impressed by staff and pupils.
  • Volunteers took part in a Food Bank Visit. 12 students in Year 10 helped Shelter with their charitable work in the local community.
  • 33 Year 10 pupils studying Business Studies spent 3 nights in New York visiting sights including The UN, The Wall Street Stock Exchange, The Statue of Liberty, and Broadway to see School of Rock.
  • History students took part in a Jack the Ripper tour around London.

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:

  • Year 7 – Peer Pressure, Friendships
  • Year 8 – Respect, FGM
  • Year 9 – St George and Shakespeare, Stereotypes
  • Year 10 – Mental Health, UK Government
  • Year 11 – Mental Health, Revision

Assemblies covered:

  • Year 7 – Peer Pressure, Speak Out Presentations
  • Year 8 – Peer Pressure, Speak Out Presentations
  • Year 9 – Speak Out Presentations
  • Year 10 – Peer Pressure,
  • Year 11 – Peer Pressure, Speak Out Presentations

Pupils took part in several events, including:

  • Year 10 Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge. Aaron Osas-Maxwell and Maisie Norris represented Abbs Cross at the Havering finals, with Chloe Archer and Chay Connolly also presenting to all year groups in assemblies.
  • Year 10 saw a live streamed broadcast of Macbeth.

Sporting Events:

  • U16 Football made it through to the Borough Finals.