Year 8

October 16th, 2020

Information for Year 8 Parents

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

Tutors:

Contact Mlle A Machu – 8APM
Contact Mr M Haysom – 8MEH
Contact Mr T Larcombe – 8TNL
Contact Mrs S Nejman – 8SNE
Contact Mrs J Burden – 8JBU
Contact Miss M Gritti – 8MSG
Contact Miss C Darby – 8CJD

Attendance Information
Assembly Day: Wednesday

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

Important Dates
(subject to change)
2020
w/c 19th October – All Years Maths Assessments this week
Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October 2020 – Autumn Half Term
11th November – INSET 2 – School closed to students
w/c 16th November – Years 7-11 Progress Reviews published this week
w/c 7th December – All Years Maths Assessments this week
11th December – INSET 3 – School closed to Students
18th December – Last day of Autumn Term for students – school finishes at 12.45pm
19 December 2020 to 3 January 2021 inclusive – Christmas Holiday
2021
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
5th March – 6.00 – 6.30pm Years 8/9 More Able Parent Information Evening
w/c 8th March – Years 7-10 Progress Reviews published this week
9th March – INSET 4 – School closed to students
25th March – 3.30 – 7.00 pm Year 8 Parent’s Evening (Virtual/Phone Call)
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
22nd April – 6.30 – 8.00pm Year 8 Curriculum Evening (Virtual)
27-28th April – Year 8/Parent Appointments for Curriculum Option Choices (Virtual/Phone Call)
3rd May – Bank holiday
w/c 24th May – Years 7–10 Maths Assessment this week
Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June – Summer Half Term
14-18th April – Year 8 Calshot residential visit (provisional)
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)
5th July – INSET 5 – School closed to students
16th July – Sports Day
23rd July – Last day of Summer Term – school finishes at 12.45pm

Home Learning
How can parents support Home Learning?


Extra-Curricular and Sporting Clubs
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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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