Year 7

February 27th, 2019

Information for Year 7 Parents

Head of Year: Contact Mrs V Ford
Assistant Year Leader: Contact Mrs K McCullough

Tutors:

Contact Mrs S Swanton – 7SHS
Contact Mrs K Shaw – 7KJS
Contact Miss T Fowler – 7TMF
Contact Mr J Massiah – 7JPM
Contact Miss C Smith – 7CSM
Contact Mr E Nias – 7EJN
Contact Mrs H Hamilton – 7HMH

Attendance Information
Assembly Day: Tuesday

Important Dates

2019
7th March – World Book Day
11th March – Progress Reviews published this week
14th March – NSET Day 4
1st April – Maths Assessments this week
8th April – 22nd April – Easter Holiday
3rd May – Non–Uniform Day – Amazing Alice
13th May – Year 7 Plas Pencelli Residential visit departs, returning 16/5/19
20th May – Maths Assessment this week
17th June – Progress Reviews published this week
17th June – End of Year exams (week 1)
24th June – End of Year exams (week 2)
25th June – INSET Day 5
27th June – Year 7 Parents’ Evening
5th July – Sports Day
23rd July – Last day of the summer term – School finishes at 12.45pm

Year 7 Information Evening – 17th September 2018
Presentation Slides

Handout

Harrow Way Guarantee
Harrow Way Guarantee Booklet

Home Learning
How can parents support Home Learning?


Extra-Curricular and Sporting Clubs

Monday Club Staff Where Time
Lunchtime Badminton Mr Haysom Sports Hall 12.45 – 13.15
Lunchtime Basketball Miss Escritt Gym 12.45 – 13.15
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 FLC Tutor Group Homework Club Mrs Tunney FLC / C1 15.00 – 16.00
After School Art Club Mrs Collins E3 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 – 16.15
Wednesday Club Staff Where Time
Lunchtime Basketball Miss Escritt Gym 12.45 – 13.15
After School Year 7 Science Club Miss Abercrombie S4 15.00 – 16.00
After School Girls Football Mrs Holton-Greaves Field 15.00 – 16.15
After School Year 7 Football Mr Massiah Field 15.00 – 16.15
After School Basketball Mr Cole Sports Hall 15.00 – 16.15
After School Netball Matches PE Staff TBA 15.00 – 16.15
After School Drama Club Mr Manson Auditorium 15.00 – 16.15
After School Homework Club Mrs Burningham Library (L4) 15.00 – 16.00
After School Computer Club Digital Leaders L3 15.00 – 16.00
Thursday Club Staff Where Time
Lunchtime Basketball Miss Escritt Gym 12.45 – 13.15
Lunchtime Badminton Mr Haysom Sports Hall 12.45 – 13.15
Lunchtime Chess Club Students Library (L4) 12.45 – 13.15
After School Netball Club Miss Escritt Tennis Courts 15.00 – 16.15
After School Leadership Academy Mr Cole Gym 15.00 – 16.15
After School Girls Technology club Mrs Robertson L3 15.00 – 16.00
After School Homework Club Mrs Burningham Library (L4) 15.00 – 16.00
After School Show Choir Mrs Massiah A2 15.00 – 16.00
Friday Club Staff Where Time
Lunchtime Basketball Miss Escritt Gym 12.45 – 13.15
After School Debate Club Mrs Bain E4 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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