Year 9

October 9th, 2017

Information for Year 9 Parents

Year Leader: Contact Mr D Cade
Assistant Year Leader: Contact Mrs N Bird

Tutors:

Contact Mr E Manson – 9EM
Contact Mrs K Holton-Greaves – 9KH
Contact Mr B Cole – 9BPC
Contact Mrs R Salmon – 9RKS
Contact Mr D Marrs – 9DJM
Contact Mrs J Gibbs – 9JG

Attendance Information
Assembly Day: Thursday

Year 9 Curriculum Evening Presentation

Important Dates

2017
26th September – 6.30pm Open Evening
23rd–27th 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
22nd January – Year 9 Parents’ Evening
12th – 16th February – Spring Half Term
12th March – Spring Progress Reviews home
14th March – INSET Day 3
19th March – Year 9 Curriculum Evening
21st – 22nd March – Year 9 SLT/Parent appointments, re. curriculum choices
29th March – Last day of spring term – school closes at 3.00pm
30th March – 13 April – Easter Holiday
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
16th July – Year 7, 9 & 10 Presentation Evening (6.30 –9pm)
20th July – Last day of the summer term – school closes at 12.45pm
23rd July – INSET Day 5


Extra-Curricular and Sporting Clubs

Monday Club Staff Where Time
After School Homework Club Mrs Burningham Library (L4) 15.00 – 16.00
After School Climbing Club Mr Davis Sports Hall 15.00 – 16.45
Tuesday Club Staff Where Time
After School Homework Club Mrs Burningham Library (L4) 15.00 – 16.00
After School Photography Support Miss Fowler E2 15.00 – 16.00
After School Girls Rugby Mr Townsend Field 15.00 – 16.15
After School Football Club Mr Carter Field 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 Homework Club Mrs Burningham Library (L4) 15.00 – 16.00
After School Girls Football Miss Orchard Field 15.05 – 16.15
After School Drama Club Mr Manson Auditorium 15.00 – 16.15
After School Badminton Club Mr Haysom Sports Hall 15.00 – 16.00
After School Computer Club Digital Leaders L3 15.00 – 16.00
Thursday Club Staff Where Time
Lunchtime Year 9 Boys Group Mr Cole Sports Hall 12.45 – 13.15
After School Homework Club Mrs Burningham Library (L4) 15.00 – 16.00
After School Show Choir Mr Pollard A2 15.00 – 16.00
After School Rugby Club Mr Reen Field 15.00 – 16.15
After School Netball Club Miss Escritt 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 Art Club Mrs Gibbs E5 15.00 – 16.00

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

English
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
Wind Singer by William Nicholson
Wonder by Raquel J. Palacio
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
Ms Marvel: No Normal by Wilson and Alphona
The Hunger Games by Susan Collins
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Arrival by Sean Tan

Geography
Antarctica
Race to the Pole – Meredith Hooper
Pole to Pole – Michael Palin
The White Darkness – Geralding McCaughrean
Climate Change
The Carbon Diaries – Saci Lloyd
An Inconvenient Truth – Al Gore
Ethical Living – Duncan Clark

History
Native Americans
Birchbark House – Louise Erdrich
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
Daily Life in a Plains Indian Village – M Terry
WWI
When the Guns Fall Silent – J Riordan
War Horse – Michael Morpurgo
The Foreshadowing – Marcus Sedgwick
WWII
The Machine Gunners – Robert Westall
The Sniper – J Riordan
Empire of the Sun – JC Ballard
Going Solo – Roald Dahl
Shrapnel – Robert Swindells
Nazi Germany, Holocaust
Faces in the Smoke – The Story of Josef Perl
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Final Journey – Gudrun Pausewang
Once – Maurice Gleitzman
The Book Thief – Marcus Zusak
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne
Friedrich – Hans Peter Richter
Maus – Art Spiegelman


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