Students in 8 ORION have been working hard on reading and Lexia since January. When they completed a reading test this week, we were delighted to see that a over half of them have improved their reading ages, some by two full years! Special recognition should go to Emma Robbins, Tyler Ward, Jake Scott-Reap, and Roni Stone who have all improved their reading ages to the same or better than their actual ages.
These students have been coming to drama youth theatre after school and have been creating brilliant little comedy sketches. They have created different pieces each week from talent shows to improvisation and this week they all had a go at Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Jack Murray somehow transformed from Mrs Trunchbull into Cher and we had 2 naughty school inspectors created by Daniel and Lewis. Great work, you have made me laugh every week!
Five students were selected to attend Oxford University for a day. The students were given the chance to have a look around the university and were given a feel for student life. They also had a tour of St Peter’s house and one student who was currently in her first year of attending the university, showed the students around the rest of the university and explained about finances and accommodation for first year students.
Gabrielle – year 11
Gabrielle produced 2 fantastic presentations for her BTEC performing Arts component “exploring the performing arts” The amount of detail and research that she had put into her presentations was excellent. Her presentations were awarded the highest grade possible, distinction and she should be very proud of her work. Her work contained 38 power point slides, here is a small example of some of her work. Thank you, Mrs Skidmore.
Logan who has been swimming with the Loftus Dolphins swimming club for about 4 years, was chosen to enter a swimming competition being held at Billingham forum swimming baths. Logan was able not only to win 2 bronze, 1 silver and a Gold medal but also achieve 5 personal bests as well. A huge well done Logan.
Many thanks to all our parents who attended the Guided Pathways Evenings for Years 8 and 9 on Monday 11th and Monday 18th March. For parents who were unable to attended your child has been provided with a Pathways booklet which outlines their curriculum choices for Key Stage 4. You can also view the booklets by clicking on the links below.
If you have any question regarding pathways or the Key Stage 4 curriculum your child will be following please contact the Academy
A massive thank you to all our Year 11 parents who attended this evening where they received information about the forthcoming GCSEs and advice for how they can support their children with their revision. For those parents who were unable to attend please see the document linked below which outlines the key information.