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KS3 MEET THE LOCAL FIRE BRIGADE

posted 27 Mar 2017, 06:47 by James Dorey

   

Pupils in Key Stage 3 had a fantastic afternoon recently, when the local Fire Brigade brought a fire engine to visit School Campus! The pupils had the opportunity to try on the helmets and jackets, explore the specialist equipment, use the hoses and sit in the back of the cab. This experience really brought to life some of the learning from our 'Transport' topic and we would like to thank the Fire Brigade for their time and generosity in enabling this to happen.

KS2 – Great Britain

posted 16 Mar 2017, 06:31 by James Dorey

  

Key Stage Two are continuing with their Great Britain topic this half term. 

In Geography, they have been learning about the good old British Weather. Class 6 had lots of fun trying out some clothing for a range of different weather.

In Food Technology lessons, pupils have been exploring products made from milk, and expressing their preferences for different flavours and textures.

They have made milkshakes and angel delight, as well as tasting lots of different milk and milk-alternative products – yum!

 

KS4 Learn About the Community Code

posted 16 Mar 2017, 02:51 by James Dorey

KS4 Learn About the Community Code


Transition event - Thursday 26th March.

posted 13 Mar 2017, 07:28 by James Dorey

See poster for full details.


World Book Day – Class 16

posted 6 Mar 2017, 05:00 by James Dorey

World Book Day – Class 16


Pancake Day Fun!

posted 2 Mar 2017, 04:07 by James Dorey

Pancake Day Fun!


COLUMBUS ARE WINNERS of the first Post-16 Panathlon Challenge!

posted 27 Feb 2017, 04:24 by James Dorey


Congratulations to everyone who took part in the first Post-16 Panathlon Challenge. Read an article written by Panathlon here:

http://panathlon.com/post-16-panathlon-a-breakthrough-victory/

You can also see more photographs on the schools Flickr photo-stream.


Key Stage 3 News

posted 20 Feb 2017, 04:57 by James Dorey   [ updated 20 Feb 2017, 04:58 ]


Key Stage 3 pupils have been busy learning all about transport this term, including the invention and history of different types of vehicles. The pupils have been developing their Literacy skills by focusing on a range of texts, including 'The Train Ride', using their problem-solving skills when making junk model boats and even enjoyed a visit from a traditional black taxi cab!

  

Positive Feedback from Trainee Teachers

posted 10 Feb 2017, 01:55 by James Dorey

Excerpt from an email received following a visit of four trainees to KS4 recently:

I want to thank you for accommodating myself and the three other trainees from Billericay Education Consortium today in KS4.

I honestly admire the work of all the teachers and LSAs and the commitment they have in accommodating the needs of each and every student. What they do in their roles to ensure that each and every student learns and progresses is amazing.

You really do have a dedicated and passionate team of staff at the school who are truly inspirational. I found today so insightful, in particular when I spent time with the staff in Class XX.

Everyone was so welcoming and answered all questions that I asked. Once again, thank you so much for allowing me to have an insight to a day at your fantastic school. It really has touched me.

KS2 NEWS UPDATE….

posted 2 Feb 2017, 01:27 by James Dorey

   

This term Key Stage Two are learning about Great Britain. The pupils have done some fantastic work in Art and Design, creating sculptures of the London Skyline for our very own model village. They have been learning about the History of Britain by learning about Anglo Saxons and have been exploring British Values in PSH – even participating in their own democratic vote to elect new Student Reps! 

We are learning about different types of weather in Geography, and had great fun discovering the properties of snow during our recent cold weather.

All classes have very much enjoyed having visits from the Laughter Specialists. Annie and Patrick have been doing some class-based sessions, promoting concentration, engagement and lots of fun!
 

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