Year 8

April 25th, 2019

Information for Year 8 Parents

Head of Year: Contact Miss S Beynon-Thomas
Assistant Year Leader: Contact Mrs N Bird

Tutors:

Contact Miss K Pittman / Contact Miss K Kilby – 8KP
Contact Mrs E Law – 8ELL
Contact Miss K Gregory – 8KLG
Contact Mrs C Clackson – 8CSC
Contact Mrs S Frape – 8SF
Contact Mrs C Collins – 8CC
Contact Mrs D Robertson – 8DSR
Contact Miss H Bain – 8HPB

Attendance Information
Assembly Day: Wednesday

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

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
29th April – Year 8 Curriculum Evening
30th April – 2nd May – Year 8 parent appointments for curriculum option choices
3rd May – Non–Uniform Day – Amazing Alice
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
5th July – Sports Day
8th July – Year 8 Harrow Way Guarantee Presentation Evening
23rd July – Last day of the summer term – School finishes at 12.45pm

Home Learning
How can parents support Home Learning?


Extra-Curricular and Sporting Clubs

Monday Club Staff Where Time
Lunchtime Tennis Mr Cole Tennis Courts 12.45 – 13.15
Lunchtime High Jump Mrs Winnett Gym 12.45 – 13.15
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 Mr Haysom Sports Hall 12.45 – 13.15
After School FLC Tutor Group Homework Club Mrs Tunney FLC / C1 15.00 – 16.00
After School Athletics Club PE Staff Field 15.00 – 16.15
After School Art Club Mrs Collins E3 15.00 – 16.00
After School Dance Club Miss Walker C5 15.00 – 16.00
After School Homework Club Mrs Burningham Library (L4) 15.00 – 16.00
After School Theatre Technicians Club Mr Davis A1 15.00 – 16.00
Wednesday Club Staff Where Time
Lunchtime Basketball Mr Haysom Sports Hall 12.45 – 13.15
After School Science CREST Award Mrs Downs S3 15.00 – 16.00
After School Cricket Mr Haysom Field 15.00 – 16.15
After School Rounders Fixtures PE Staff TBA 15.00 – 16.15
After School Enterprise Club Mrs Robertson L3 15.00 – 16.00
After School Homework Club Mrs Burningham Library (L4) 15.00 – 16.00
Thursday Club Staff Where Time
Lunchtime Tennis Mr Cole Tennis Courts 12.45 – 13.15
Lunchtime Chess Club Students Library (L4) 12.45 – 13.15
Lunchtime Rounders Club Miss Escritt Field 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 Leadership Academy Mr Cole Gym 15.00 – 16.15
After School Show Choir Mrs Massiah A2 15.00 – 16.00
After School Tennis Mr Cole Tennis Courts 15.00 – 16.15
Friday Club Staff Where Time
After School Homework Club Mrs Burningham Library (L4) 15.00 – 15.30
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.

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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