Year 7

September 20th, 2019

Information for Year 7 Parents

Year Leader: Contact Mr N Reed
Assistant Year Leader: Contact Mrs L Chappell

Tutors:

Contact Mlle A Machu – 7APM
Contact Mr M Haysom – 7MEH
Contact Mr T Larcombe – 7TNL
Contact Mrs S Nejman – 7SNE
Contact Mrs J Burden – 7JBU
Contact Miss M Gritti – 7MSG
Contact Miss C Darby – 7CJD

Attendance Information
Assembly Day: Tuesday

Year 7 Information Evening – 19th September 2019, 6pm
Parent/Carer Presentation slides.

Harrow Way Guarantee
Harrow Way Guarantee Booklet

Home Learning
How can parents support Home Learning?

Important Dates

2019
13th September – Year 7 Roald Dahl Day
18th September – Year 7 photographs
19th September – 6.00–7.00pm Year 7 Parents’ Information Evening
20th September – Jeans for Genes – Non–Uniform Day
24th September – 12.45pm School finishes for students – Open Evening
w/c 21st October – Maths Assessments this week
Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November – Autumn Half Term
13th November – INSET 2 – School closed to students
21st November – 12.45pm School finishes for students, 1.30–6.00pm Year 7 Parent Settling In Meeting
25th November – Progress Reviews published this week
6th December – 4.00–6.00pm Christmas Fair
13th December – INSET 3 – School closed to Students
20th December – Last day of autumn term for students – school finishes at 12.45pm
23 December 2019 to 3 January 2020 – Christmas Holiday
2020
w/c 10th February – Maths Assessments this week
Monday 17 to Friday 21 February – Spring Half Term
w/c 9th March – Progress Reviews published this week
10th March – INSET 4 – School closed to students
Monday 6 April to Friday 17 April – Easter Holiday
8th May – Bank holiday
18th May – Maths Assessment this week
Monday 25 to Friday 29 May – Summer Half Term
w/c 15th June – Progress Reviews published this week
w/c 15th June – End of Year exams (week 1)
w/c 22nd June – End of Year exams (week 2)
25th June – 3.30–7.00pm Year 7 Parents’ Evening
29th June – INSET 5 – School closed to students
6th July – Enrichment Week
9th July – Years 7 and 8 Presentation Evening (by invitation)
10th July – Year 7 Harry Potter Day
17th July – Sports Day
22nd July – Last day of Summer Term – school finishes at 12.45pm


Extra-Curricular and Sporting Clubs

Monday Club Staff Where Time
Lunchtime Basketball Miss Escritt Gym 12.45 – 13.15
After School Filming Book Trailers Mrs Burningham Library (L4) 15.10 – 15.45
After School Homework Club Mrs Burningham Library (L4) 15.00 – 16.00
Tuesday Club Staff Where Time
Lunchtime Basketball Miss Escritt Gym 12.45 – 13.15
After School Rugby Club Mr Haysom Field 15.00 – 16.15
After School Badminton Club Mrs Winnett Sports Hall 15.00 – 16.15
After School KS3 Art Club Mrs Collins E3 15.00 – 16.00
After School Debate Club Mrs Bain E4 15.00 – 16.00
After School Show Choir Mrs Massiah A2 15.00 – 16.00
After School Film Club Miss Gritti M3 15.00 – 16.00
After School Homework Club Mrs Burningham Library (L4) 15.00 – 16.00
After School Theatre Technicians Club Mr May Auditorium 15.00 – 16.00
Wednesday Club Staff Where Time
Lunchtime Basketball Miss Escritt Gym 12.45 – 13.15
After School Cricket Nets Mr Cole Sports Hall 15.15 – 16.15
After School Computer Club Mr Davis L3 15.00 – 16.00
After School Board Games Club Mrs Burden S4 15.00 – 16.00
After School Girls Football Miss Holton Field 15.00 – 16.15
After School Drama Club Mr Manson Auditorium 15.00 – 16.00
After School Leadership Academy Mr Haysom Gym 15.00 – 16.15
After School Netball Fixtures Miss Escritt TBA 15.00 – 16.15
After School Homework Club Mrs Burningham Library (L4) 15.00 – 16.00
Thursday Club Staff Where Time
Lunchtime Basketball Miss Escritt Gym 12.45 – 13.15
After School Netball Club Miss Escritt Tennis Courts 15.00 – 16.15
After School Year 7 Football Mr Haysom Field 15.00 – 16.15
After School Homework Club Mrs Burningham Library (L4) 15.00 – 16.00
Friday Club Staff Where Time
Lunchtime Basketball Miss Escritt Gym 12.45 – 13.15
Lunchtime NatterReads Book Club Mrs Burningham Library (L4) 12.50 – 13.15
Lunchtime 5-a-side Football Mr Haysom Sports Hall 12.45 – 13.15
After School ECO Club Mrs Robertson L3 15.00 – 15.45
After School Politics Club Miss Lowing TBA 15.00 – 16.00
After School Yr 7 Climbing Club Mr Davis Sports Hall 15.00 – 16.30
After School Homework Club Mrs Burningham Library (L4) 15.00 – 15.30

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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