Year 8

September 12th, 2019

Information for Year 8 Parents

Head of Year: Contact Mrs V Ford
Assistant Year Leader: Contact Mrs L Chappell

Tutors:

Contact Mrs S Swanton – 8SHS
Contact Mrs K Shaw – 8KJS
Contact Miss T Fowler – 8TMF
Contact Mr J Massiah – 8JPM
Contact Miss C Smith – 8CSM
Contact Mr E Nias – 8EJN
Contact Mrs H Hamilton – 8HMH

Attendance Information
Assembly Day: Wednesday

Keeping Safe Assembly – December 2018
“So you got naked online” – Leaflet

Important Dates

2019
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 8–11 Parent Tutor Meeting
25th November – Progress Reviews published this week
6th December – 4.00–6.00pm Christmas Fair
w/c 9th December – Maths Assessments this week
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
5th March – More Able Parent Information Evening
w/c 9th March – Progress Reviews published this week
10th March – INSET 4 – School closed to students
26th March – 3.30–7.00pm Year 8 Parents’ Evening
w/c 30th March – Maths Assessments this week
Monday 6 April to Friday 17 April 2020 inclusive – Easter Holiday
23rd April – 6.30–8.00pm Year 8 Curriculum Evening
28th & 29th April – Year 8/parent appointments for curriculum option choices
8th May – Bank Holiday
w/c 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)
29th June – INSET 5 – School closed to students
9th July – Years 7 and 8 Presentation Evening (by invitation)
17th July – Sports Day
22nd July – Last day of Summer Term – school finishes at 12.45pm

Home Learning
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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
After School Yr 8-11 Climbing Club Mr Davis Sports Hall 15.00 – 16.30
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 Film Club Miss Gritti M3 15.00 – 16.00
After School Show Choir Mrs Massiah A2 15.00 – 16.00
After School Debate Club Mrs Bain E4 15.00 – 16.00
After School Homework Club Mrs Burningham Library (L4) 15.00 – 16.00
After School Theatre Technicians Club Mr May A1 15.00 – 16.00
Wednesday Club Staff Where Time
Lunchtime Basketball Mr Haysom Sports Hall 12.45 – 13.15
After School Cricket Nets Mr Cole Sports Hall 15.15 – 16.15
After School Netball Fixtures Miss Escritt TBA 15.00 – 16.15
After School Girls Football Miss Holton Field 15.00 – 16.15
After School Board Games Club Mrs Burden S4 15.00 – 16.00
After School Leadership Academy Mr Haysom Gym 15.00 – 16.15
After School Drama Club Mr Manson Auditorium 15.00 – 16.00
After School Computer Club Mr Davis L3 15.00 – 16.00
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 Homework Club Mrs Burningham Library (L4) 15.00 – 16.00
After School Girls Technology club Mrs Robertson L3 15.00 – 16.00
After School Netball Club Miss Escritt Field 15.00 – 16.15
Friday Club Staff Where Time
Lunchtime NatterReads Book Club Mrs Burningham Library (L4) 12.50 – 13.15
Lunchtime Basketball Miss Escritt Gym 12.45 – 13.15
After School Homework Club Mrs Burningham Library (L4) 15.00 – 15.30
After School Debate Club Mrs Bain E4 15.00 – 16.00
After School ECO Club Mrs Robertson L3 15.00 – 15.45
After School Politics Club Miss Lowing TBA 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.

Some Year 8 readers will be given the opportunity to participate in the annual Hampshire Book Awards, which involves reading six shortlisted fiction titles in 10 to 12 weeks, meeting weekly to discuss them and then attending a Hampshire wide voting day in June/July. They then meet the winning author in the Autumn at a presentation event.

Suggested Reading
Jonathan Stroud
Helen Dennis – River of Ink series (Hampshire Book Award winner 2017)
Tamsyn Murray – Instructions for a Second Heart (Hampshire Book Award 2018)
Sharon Gosling – Fir (spooky thriller)
Jane Prowse – Hattori Hachi trilogy (ninja adventure)
Joffre White
JRR Tolkien – The Hobbit (fantasy adventure)
Cathy Cassidy
Cathy Hopkins
Sophie McKenzie – Girl Missing series
Anthony Horowitz
Joseph Delaney – Spooks series (fantasy adventure)
Derek Landy – Skulduggery Pleasant (fantasy adventure)
Sarah Crossan – One (conjoined twins)
Jon Walter – My Name’s Not Friday ( child slavery during American Civil War)
Renee Watson – Piecing me Together (a coming of age story set in Black America)
Susan Nielsen – We are all Made of Molecules (family dynamics)
Kim Slater – Seven Letter Word (scrabble, stammer)
Chris Priestley
Emma Moss – Girls Can Vlog series


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