Christmas lunch is being served in school on Thursday 18th December.
The menu is:
Roast Turkey, stuffing, pigs in blankets, seasonal veg
Veggie option:Vegetable Kiev
Christmas tree choc ice
Festive biscuit with juice
In Year 8 we have been looking at ‘The Origins of Code’ this term.
The students have been learning about the Enigma Machine and the cracking of the Enigma Code by Alan Turing and his team at Bletchley Park.
Earlier this month students had the opportunity to work with the outreach worker from Bletchley Park, who brought along an original WW2 Enigma machine.
This exact Enigma machine was used in the film The Imitation Game,starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The outreach worker who visited us, worked on the set of the film as an Enigma Machine expert informing the cast and crew.
As a grand finale to our topic forty Year 8 students all be visiting Vue cinema Cramlington on Wednesday 26th November to see The Imitation Game.
We are all over the moon to announce that Julia Swinglehurst secured first place in this year’s FutureChef Regional Finals at Newcastle College.
She produced an excellent main meal and dessert, which, according to the chefs’ judging, was ‘made to perfection’. She worked well under pressure and managed to beat off competition from other schools taking part; many of whom were students from high school.
We are all very proud of you and wish you all the very best of luck for the National Finals on the 25th February!
Congratulations to Liam Day, 7R, for winning Into Film’s Review of the Week competition.
As part of the National Youth Film Festival, a group of Year 7s went to see the stop motion animation film ‘The Boxtrolls’ at the Vue Cinema in Cramlington as part of their DLE.
Back at school the students were involved in a range of activities related to the film which included writing a review of the film via the Into Film website.
Into Film have awarded Liam with a Review of the Week for his review. He will be sent some goodies from Into Film which will be presented to him during a KS3 assembly.
You can read Laim’s review on the Into Film website here.
As part of Remembrance Day, year 8 studentswere given the opportunity to do some code breaking and cipher work with Tom Briggs from Bletchley Park, who brought in an original WW2 Enigma machine.
The Morpeth Helard featured our story in 13th November edition and on their website. Read the story online here.
Well done to everyone who took part in the non-school uniform day on Friday. We raised £472.23 for Children in Need!!
All Y8 pupils took part in activities linked to Remembrance Day.
They made proggy poppy wreaths with Mrs Rough, which were then laid during the assembly.
As part of their DLE programme, 7A are continuing their visit to East Riding Care Home.
Students develop their skills of empathy and care, as well as having the opportunity to talk to people from different generations.
New friendships have been formed and the students have really enjoyed organising various activities for those living at the centre.
Well done 7A!
To commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of World War 1 the Year 8 students will be taking part in a Cross Curricular Remembrance Day on Tuesday 11th November.
The students will experience a variety of different war themed activities on a carousel throughout the day.
The activities on offer include:
- A session delivered by the outreach worker from Bletchley Park, who will be bringing an original Enigma Machine into school
- An activity delivered by Newcastle University on World War 1 Artefacts
- Trench Art activity
- Creating Proggy Poppy Wreaths
- Wartime Music Session
There will be a special Remembrance Assembly led by Val Cowen from the Mustard Tree Trust at 2.50pm in the main hall. Parents, carers and grandparents are more than welcome to attend.
Head over to the new Photography Competition page to see this month’s winner…