On Tuesday 10th October we will be holding out post 16 open evening. We hope you can join us to find out more about the courses on offer and the extra curricular provision.
Thought for the Week
Assemblies week commencing 9th October
Fair Trade (this links with it being ‘chocolate week’)
These assemblies will be led by Mr Washbourne
Thought for the Week
“Fair trade. Would it not be more logical to label unfair products?”
Dates for your diary
10th October Year 12 Open Evening TAHS
17th October Year 5 Open Evening Ryecroft Middle School
18th October Year 5 Open Evening Windsor Park Middle School
19th October Year 5 Open Evening Oldfields Middle School
19th October TAHS SEN parents evening
Very Busy Maths Department!
Year 9 Maths Super Starters
Congratulations to all of the following Year 9 students who have made an excellent start to maths at Thomas Alleyne’s:
Chloe Cartwright, Tommy Mangan, Lucy Sutton, Robert Fuller, Jimmy Wilson, Gabby Johnson, Jack Sidwells, Jed Brunt, Harry Ashton, Callum Stockbridge, Abi Baldwin, Mia Mason, Kayden Holder, Millie Hodges, Leo Hulme, Laura Backhouse, Kane Allsup, Alfie Clowes, Charlotte Cocke, Beth Dunn,
Evie Sidwell, Spencer Reeves, Joseph Walton, Euan Lunn, Mya Dain, Sam Brown, Eve Rigby, Martha Murray, Harry Lunn, Harriet Bebbington, Joe Wilcock, Beatrice Anne Crawford, Connor Cockeram, Dan Beech, Cormac Johnson, Josh Newbon, Lewis Turner, Isabelle Hunt
Mathswatch is an excellent maths website for students to use for extra practice and revision. It covers all topics on the new GCSE maths syllabus. It explains the topic, gives worked examples and then gives practice questions to try.
All students in Years 9-11 have a login, click the logo to access.
Once logged on click on ‘videos’ and then ‘search’ for the topic you want.
All students will have an assessment for maths in the last week of this half term. Students are required to bring all their own maths equipment for the assessment – black pen, pencil, ruler, protractor, compass and students in Year 10 and 11 will also need a scientific calculator.
Year 9 – the assessment is non-calculator and is based on the topics they have studied this half term: number calculations, factors, multiples and prime numbers, angles, scale drawings and bearings and algebra.
Year 10 – the assessment requires the use of a calculator and is based on the topics they have studied this half term. Sets 1 and 2: percentages, measures, surds and statistical measures. Sets 3 and 4: standard form, percentages, measures
Year 11 – the assessment requires the use of a calculator and is a practice exam paper. It will contain questions from across the syllabus on number work, algebra, shape and measures, ratio and proportion, statistics and probability
Year 11 practice papers
All Year 11 students have received a letter about the opportunity to purchase a set of maths practice exam papers. The set contains 6 papers with mark schemes and costs £2.50. The deadline for ordering the practice papers has been extended to Monday 9th October and payment is by parentpay or by requesting a bar-coded letter in order to pay via paypoint. The school will pay for any students eligible for Pupil Premium funding.
This is a great way for students to revise for their maths mock exam that will take place after Christmas
We, the Sixth Form team, were over whelmed by the amount of Year 12 and Year 13 students who gave up their free time to volunteer at the Year 8 Open Evening on Wednesday. All of them were amazing; students were supporting parents to ensure that they saw all that the school had to offer, assisting the smooth movement of all visitors around the school and answering a whole range of questions that were posed to them from students and parents alike. It is so nice to see that they are willing to give their valuable time to the school. This type of event gives us the opportunity to see who are the potential Senior Prefects of the future. We are also seeking volunteers to assist on Tuesday 10th October for the Year 12 Open Evening where, I’m sure remember, our current Year 11 students will listen to A Level talks from subject teachers and also find out about the criteria for entry to the Sixth Form.
Last night we held our Year 12 Pastoral Open Evening. Mrs Dodd presented information to those in attendance about the structure of the Sixth Form and our expectations from the learners. I have attached the presentation so that you can access if you were unable to attend. I have been asked to provide the extracurricular activities for Year 12 and Year 13 and this will commence form next week.
There is a non-uniform day on Tuesday and it is to raise awareness about mental health, we would like to encourage our students to wear an item of yellow, however if they are volunteering at the Open Evening then we would ask that they attend that in full school uniform please.
I would to ask you to encourage your son or daughter in Year 13 to complete their personal statement for UCAS as soon as possible, we will be sending our first applications next week and the deadline for completion is that last week of the Christmas term.
Latest Interventions Timetable
Follow the link below to see the latest and updated interventions timetable
‘Year 10 Food Science
World Mental Health Day
Tuesday 10th October 2017. Non uniform day.
To support Mental Health Day this year we are inviting students to contribute a £1 on our non uniform day.
All monies will go to supporting YESS counselling for students attending Thomas Alleyne’s.
We will also be introducing Amy Milner to our students over the next few weeks who will be working as a well-being practitioner with some of our students. Please contact your child’s Head of House should you require any further information.
Linguist of the Week
The Science Department welcomed Year 8 students during this week’s Open Evening. A variety of exciting experiments and demonstrations were on display in the laboratories.
In the Chemistry Department Mr Crum encouraged visitors to ‘set fire’ to his hand with his methane bubble demonstration. Our students put their slime-making skills into action and flame tests produced an array of colours in the Bunsen burners.
The Physics Department displayed the Jelly Baby Wave Machine, which proved to be very popular demonstrating transverse wave motion. Our standing wave demonstration produced a series of fascination wave forms. The Van de Graaff generator proved quite hair-raising for many students!
The Biology Department displayed an array of biological specimens and looked at life ranging from the very small under the microscopic to the real-life respiratory system of a sheep.
This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs Hughes are:
Saffron Whittingham and Levi Gill for performing well in their first biology test
Mason White and Ellie Turner for excellent results in their first chemistry test
Lewis Loaring and Hannah Willmott for excellent results in their first chemistry test
For a wide range of images from the night including a teacher on fire and marshmallows have a look at this document:
News from PE
U15 Rugby v John Taylor (home)
U14 Football v Wolgarston County Cup.
Year 11 history: can ‘moo’ help the history department?
Do you have any toy farmyard cows in a box somewhere around the house, forgotten for years? If so, why not get them out this weekend and, as part of your history revision for your upcoming American West exam, graze them on the open range before bringing them on a trail to the history department next week. Will your cows survive the ‘Great Die Up’ of 1886-7? Let’s hope yours are not part of the unlucky 15%, but go on to live a happy life on our departmental ranch.
Buffalo need not apply.
EXAM REMINDER – students should be revising for their end of unit examination on The American West, c1835 – c1895. Parents can help by talking to students about this unit and using exercise books and revision materials to test subject knowledge.
Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com
New this week a link to a fantastic website all about the apprenticeship program & an opportunity at Rolls Royce.
Ski Trip Evening
News From Art
Year 11- Dates for Diary
Art Exam Parents Evening and on 9th January 2018 6pm Ede Studio
In preparation for the GCSE Art Externally Set Task (exam) we will be first releasing the exam papers at the Art Exam Parents Evening and on 9th January 2018 6:00-6:30pm in the Ede Studio. We will have exams from previous years on display and talking about the assessment objectives that students will be expected to cover as this is the first year of the New Specification. Students and their parents should attend if possible, letters will be sent closer to the date.
Art Dept Instagram
We regularly update the school Facebook and twitter feeds with images of students work- but also if you wish to see just the art dept images, feel free to follow
Old Art/Photo Work Collection Date
Old year 13 Fine Art/Photography/Applied Art and year 11 GCSE work can be collected on Wednesday 11th October 2017 between 3:30-5:30pm as previously noted. Mr Robinson and Mrs Derby will be around to help
However, Old Y11 Art GCSE work can now ALSO be collected on TUEDAY 17th October 2017 3:30-5:30pm Mrs Cornell will be available.
If you cannot come in person to collect your work, please send a note with a family member or friend to collect on your behalf.
Please note that some work will be retained by the Art Department for the impressive displays in the art rooms and around school. Also the AQA exam board may have requested examples too.
Any work NOT collected or on display will be disposed of- Don’t miss out!
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