As Graham has described in his Principal’s blog today, this week has been overshadowed by the shocking news about our lovely colleague, Tracy Lowe. I have worked alongside Tracy for many years and I had absolute respect for her. Tracy always had time to talk and time to listen – she was one of those people who would ‘always be there’. Tragically, this will no longer be the case – she will be sorely missed. I am unable to express the devastated feelings of all of us within the New Bridge Group who knew and cared for Tracy as articulately as Graham has done, please click here to read what he has said.
My blog this week has mainly been written by Thomas in Year 7, although I’m not sure if he volunteered or had his arm twisted by Mrs Millard. (Either way, he has classed it as ‘child labour’!) I’ll hand you over to him now for his report describing some of the hard work that has been going on in Mrs Millard’s class this week..
“ICT – In ICT, Year 7 have been using Scratch to make a bat shooter game. They have followed a script to create it..
Intervention – In Intervention, the Year 7 students each teach a lesson, and this week, Diego taught the class about Devil May Cry, a video game. Everyone enjoyed the lesson..
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English – In top set English, Y7 have been looking at Touching the Void and writing in the author’s style. They have written stories creating tension and suspense..
Art – In Art, Y7 have been looking at still life and natural forms and creating observational drawings on twigs, logs and stones. They have shared constructive feedback with each other..
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Music- In Music, Y7 have been using Minecraft, a sandbox game, to input music into the game. This week, they completed The Ash Grove, an old traditional song..
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Science- In Science with Mr Fieldhouse, Y7 have been looking at simple chemical reactions, and solving many pointless experiments”
That just leaves it to me to identify this week’s ‘Star of the Week’ awards which have gone to:
Mrs Dunsdon’s class – Bronson for super sentence writing..
Mrs Lomax’ class – Thomas for doing lots of good shape learning in Maths..
Mr Corrigan’s class – Lewis H for making huge progress with his teen numbers..
Mrs Halkyard’s class – Karl for super listening and doing some great independent work..
Mrs Mayall’s class – Tobias for trying hard with his work and being considerate of others..
And my ‘Head Teacher’s Awards’ go to:
Bronson who has made tremendous progress in literacy and is now writing his own sentences. He has also shown a great improvement in his attitude towards learning and this focus is paying off in terms of the progress he is making. Well done, Bronson!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Take time to treasure your loved ones. My thoughts will be with Tracy’s husband and their three daughters.