Year 8

October 9th, 2017

Information for Year 8 Parents

Year Leader: Contact Mr L Carter
Assistant Year Leader: Contact Mrs N Bird

Tutors:

Contact Miss A Downs – 8ALD
Contact Miss G Orchard – 8GMO
Contact Miss A Abercrombie – 8AJA
Contact Mr S Pollard – 8SJP
Contact Mrs C Brown – 8CAB
Contact Mr J Marsh – 8JCM
Contact Mrs S Priestman – 8SKP

Attendance Information
Assembly Day: Wednesday

Important Dates

2017
14th September – Yr 8 Girls HPV 1 Vaccinations
26th September – 6.30pm Open Evening
23–27 October – Autumn Half Term
14th November – INSET Day 2
20th November – Autumn Progress Reviews home
21st December – Last day of the autumn term, school closes at 12.45pm
22nd December – 3rd January – Christmas Holiday
2018
4th January – Spring term begins
12–16 February – Spring Half Term
14th March – INSET Day 3
19th March – Year 8 Reports home
29th March – Last day of spring term – school closes at 3.00pm
30 March – 13 April – Easter Holiday
30th April – Year 8 Curriculum Evening
2nd – 3rd May – Year 8 SLT/Parent appointments, re. curriculum choices
7th May – May Day Bank Holiday
28th May – 1st June – Summer Half Term
w/c 18th June – End of year exams week 1
w/c 25th June- End of year exams week 2
25th June – Summer Progress Reviews Home
28th June – INSET Day 4
9th July – Year 8 HWCS Guarantee Graduation Ceremony (6.30–8.00pm)
20th July – Last day of the summer term – school closes at 12.45pm
23rd July – INSET Day 5

Home Working
Year 8 Home Working Booklet Autumn 2017

How can parents support Home Learning?


Extra-Curricular and Sporting Clubs

Monday Club Staff Where Time
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 – 16.45
Tuesday Club Staff Where Time
After School FLC Tutor Group Homework Club Mrs Tunney FLC / C1 15.00 – 16.00
After School Football Club Mr Carter Field 15.00 – 16.15
After School Rock-it-ball Club Mrs Winnett Sports Hall 15.00 – 16.15
After School Girls Rugby Mr Townsend Field 15.00 – 16.15
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 Leadership Academy Mrs Salmon Gym 15.00 – 16.15
After School Theatre Technicians Club Mr Davis A1 15.00 – 16.15
Wednesday Club Staff Where Time
Lunchtime 5-a-side Football Mr Haysom Sports Hall 12.45 – 13.15
After School Badminton Club Mr Haysom Sports Hall 15.00 – 16.15
After School Science CREST Award Mrs Downs S3 15.00 – 16.00
After School Drama Club Mr Manson Auditorium 15.00 – 16.15
After School Girls Football Miss Orchard Field 15.00 – 16.15
After School Computer Club Digital Leaders L3 15.00 – 16.00
After School Homework Club Mrs Burningham Library (L4) 15.00 – 16.00
Thursday Club Staff Where Time
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 Show Choir Mr Pollard A2 15.00 – 16.00
After School Netball Club Miss Escritt Tennis Courts 15.00 – 16.15
After School Rugby Club Mr Reed Field 15.00 – 16.15
Friday Club Staff Where Time
After School Homework Club Mrs Burningham Library (L4) 15.00 – 15.30

Suggested Reading
All of the books on this list are available from the School Library

English
Lockwood: The Streaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper
Hobbit by J R R Tolkien
If You Were Me by Sam Hepburn
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
Going Solo by Roald Dahl
Terror Kid by Benjamin Zephaniah
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher

Geography
Volcanoes
The Secrets of Vesuvius – Caroline Lawrence
Violent Volcanoes – Anita Ganeri
Tears of the Salamander – Peter Dickinson
Rainforests
Desperate Deserts and Bloomin’ Rainforests – Anita Ganeri
Keeper – Mal Peet

History
Tudors
Beware Princess Elizabeth – Carolyn Meyer
The Lady of Fire and Tears – Terry Deary
Red Velvet – Carol Hedges
English Civil War
My Story – Civil War – Thomas Adamson
The New World Order – Ben Jeapes
Slavery
The Beat of a Drum – Stewart Ross
Coram Boy – Jamilla Gavin
The Garbage King – Elizabeth Laird
Little Soldier – Bernard Ashley


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