Year 7

June 8th, 2021

Information for Year 7 Parents

Year Leader: Contact Mr B Cole
Assistant Year Leader: Contact Mrs L Meek


Contact Mrs E Alm – 7EAA
Contact Mr R Bowry – 7RSB
Contact Miss C Campbell – 7CMC
Contact Ms R Calder – 7RMC
Contact Mrs K Holton – 7KH
Contact Mr E Manson – 7EM
Contact Mrs K Holton – 7KH
Contact Mr N Preece – 7-NJP

Attendance Information
Assembly Day: Tuesday

Year 7 Information Evening – 10th September 2020

Home Learning
How can parents support Home Learning?

Important Dates
(subject to change)
4th January – Spring term begins
w/c 8th February – Years 7-10 Maths Assessments this week
Monday 15 to Friday 19 February – Spring Half Term
3rd March – World Book Day – Whole School
29th March – All Years Maths Assessments this week
1st April – Last day of Spring Term for students – school finishes at 3.00pm
Monday 5 April to Friday 16 April inclusive – Easter Holiday
19th April – Summer term begins
3rd May – Bank holiday
w/c 24th May – Years 7–10 Maths Assessment this week
26th May – INSET 4 – School closed to students
Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June – Summer Half Term
w/c 14th June – Years 7–10 End of Year exams (week 1)
w/c 21st June – Years 7-10 Progress Reviews published this week
w/c 21st June – Years 7-10 End of Year exams (week 2)
24th June – 3.30 – 7.00 pm Year 7 Parent’s Evening (Virtual/Phone Call)
5th July – INSET 5 – School closed to students
16th July – Sports Day
23rd July – Last day of Summer Term – school finishes at 12.45pm

Extra-Curricular and Sporting Clubs

Monday Club Staff Where Time
After School WEEK A – Climbing Club Mr Davis Sports Hall 15.00 – 16.30
Tuesday Club Staff Where Time
After School Rounders PE Staff Field 15.00 – 16.00
After School Music Club Mrs Massiah A2 15.00 – 16.00
Wednesday Club Staff Where Time
After School WEEK A – Science Club Mrs Burden S5 15.00 – 16.00
After School Cricket PE Staff Field 15.00 – 16.00
After School Athletics PE Staff Field 15.00 – 16.00
Thursday Club Staff Where Time
After School Gardening Club Mrs Tunney, Mr Allon The Link 15.00 – 16.00
After School Coding for Girls Mrs Robertson L3 15.00 – 16.00
Friday Club Staff Where Time
After School Debate Club Mrs Bain E4 15.00 – 16.00

Suggested Reading

At Harrow Way, we acknowledge the large body of research which indicates a correlation between reading and academic success and between reading and well-being and we encourage all our students to be readers. To this end, our Learning Resource Centre operates a library facility with thousands of fiction and non-fiction books supporting reading for pleasure and reading for purpose. Some audio fiction titles are available. There are also a wide variety of magazines.

We operate an E-book platform though Hampshire County Council and this now includes audio books too. Our Reading Cloud platform allows students to access the library catalogue, read and write book reviews, find out what new titles are available and more. Both can be accessed via the VLE. All of these are free to use. However, lost items will need to be replaced by the borrower. In addition, we run a student book group called NatterReads who meet informally most weeks over lunch to share what they are reading.

Our Learning Resource Centre Manager is able to provide recommended reading book lists for students who are reluctant or struggling readers as well as recommended book review and search websites.

On their transition day in July, our new year 7’s are provided with a Moving On reading list produced by Hampshire County Council School Library Service. These titles can be sourced through Public Libraries and are available through us from September. The titles change each year and represent a valuable opportunity to move from Primary to Secondary books and to move away from Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jacqueline Wilson and David Walliams.

Suggested Reading:
J.K.Rowling – Harry Potter series (magic)
Jenny Nimmo – Charlie Bone series (magic)
Cressida Cowell – Wizards of Once (magic)
Scarlet Thomas – Dragon’s Green (magic)
Anthony Horowitz – Diamond Brothers series (crime fighting with humour)
Anthony Horowitz – Alex Rider series (spy missions)
Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson series (fantasy adventure)
Meg Cabot (of Princess Diaries fame)
Frank Cottrell-Boyce (humour)
Tim Collins (humour)
Michael Morpurgo
Stewart Foster – Bubble Boy
Mimi Thebo – Dreaming the Bear
Hilary McKay – The Binny and exiles series’
Kenneth Oppel – Half Brother
Jo Cotterill – Looking at the Stars (refugees, story telling, Hampshire Book Award Winner 2016)
Eva Ibbotson – Journey to the River Sea
Lemony Snicket – A Series of Unfortunate Events
C.S. Lewis (fantasy adventure)
Eoin Colfer
Julia Golding – Young Knights series, Darcie Lock series, Mel Foster series, Cat Royal series
Philip Pullman – Northern Lights series
Jonathan Meres – World According to Norm series (humour)
Anthony McGowan – Donut Diaries (humour)
Louisa May Alcott – Little Women

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