REAL Learning students enjoying their 10 minutes of Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) in Mrs Sanders' class!
All students now have a recipe book that has guidance on what will be cooked for the rest of the term. This will help parents plan ahead when food shopping.
Next week’s practicals are as follows:
Year 9 (Bread) are cooking lahmachun on Wednesday 20th September. Please bring ingredients for the topping (school will provide the bread base) and a container or foil to carry your product home.
Year 10 (Fruit and Vegetables) will be cooking minestrone soup on Tuesday 19th September. Please organise ingredients in groups or individually and remember to bring a suitable container (flask, click-lock lid) to carry your soup home in.
Year 11 (Skills Refresh) are making flapjack apple crumbles on Tuesday 19th September. Please bring in ingredients and a small oven proof dish. Tin foil and a bag would also be useful to cover the dish when the crumble is taken home.
Parents, many thanks for taking the time out to support your child's learning in food technology. Please get in touch if there are any problems.
Ms Cara Robinson - Teacher of Technology
Ever since I can remember I have had a phobia of spiders. I hate them. They terrify me to the point that I will run from a room and not return until my dog has dispatched it from the face of the earth!
So, with me being such a horror fan, I could not resist picking this book up about man-eating world dominating spiders; the first in two books.
The plot is straightforward enough: man goes to Peru and disrupts the local ecology before unleashing a worldwide eight-legged epidemic. Think 'The Walking Dead' meets 'Jurassic Park.'
Well done to the 21 students who attended the first session of after-hours intervention last Friday. As promised, this will continue today with three members of the department (Ms Lomax, Mr Overill and myself) delivering simultaneous sessions on different topics.
Please support us by encouraging your son/daughter to attend!
Well done to Year 11 for starting their mock revision super early. Almost the whole of Year 11 chose to stay late at school this afternoon for after school revision boosters run by the English department. Impressive! Keep it up.
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I am pleased to report that the first session of the Words for Work programme - run alongside the National Literacy Trust with volunteers from Facebook - was a huge success. Monday's opening session taught pupils interview skills along with communication techniques in the work place.
This coming Monday will see our volunteers from Facebook coming into school in order to lend their support and expertise to Year 9.
At WHS, we’re keen to get parents involved in every step of their child’s education as there’s no better way to ensure you get the best education for your child than to engage in it directly. So why not get involved in our Parent Teacher Association (PTA)? More information will follow but—if you’re interested at this stage—please do get in contact with Shamaila Butt (who is managing the PTA) via firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reminder for year 10 and year 11 parents, that if your child is attending the geography trip to Norfolk from Wednesday 8 November - Friday 10 November, please pay the £50 deposit by Monday 11 September along with a signed permission slip. For more information, see this letter.