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Parent Bulletin 18.09.20

Parent Bulletin 18.09.20

This week With all year groups now back it has been delightful to walk around school and see lessons in progress, learning happening and our new procedures making a difference in minimising risk to students and staff. I have been very impressed to see our students quickly settling into the new routines, following instructions and understanding that whilst many things have necessarily changed in school, that we are here to help them prepare for the future. They look smart in…

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School Athletics Record Broken!

School Athletics Record Broken!

Mr Timmins has reported that Charlie Platt (Year 7) has already broken a school athletics record. Mr Timmins has written the following: “You know I love a school record, so I’m very excited to announce we already have a new school Pole Vault record for Year 7! Charlie Platt cleared 2.23m at a competition yesterday beating the previous record of 2.10m. This performance ranks him 1st in the UK for a Year 7 pupil!” Charlie is also a highly ranked…

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Homework and Home Learning

Homework and Home Learning

Please find, attached, the guide to homework and home learning. Below this, please also find a range of learning resources that are accessible at home for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 learners. This page will continue to be updated, so please check back for further subjects and resources. If you’re looking for extra-curricular ideas outside of the normal subject areas, please click here. If you’re looking for documentaries to watch that relate to learning, please click here. Can’t hear…

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Equality Week – Some Examples

Equality Week – Some Examples

Well done to all of you from Key Stage 3 who took part in Equality Week. We have had an overwhelming amount of fantastic work by you all, and so much enthusiasm for the projects that you could choose to take part in. Please see some examples of the completed challenges here.

Generation Lockdown Writing Competition

Generation Lockdown Writing Competition

What is the writing competition? A writing competition for ages 7 to 17, called ‘Generation Lockdown’, has been launched offering young people the chance to write about their experiences during lockdown. Winners will be picked by authors and have their work published in a book. Submissions can be in the format of a personal experience, a poem or a creative story and the deadline closes Friday 17th July. Find out more here: https://generationlockdown.co.uk/ Published pieces will appear in a John…

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Equality Week

Equality Week

Learning Week: Equality This week is a themed learning week, focusing on equality. Please read through this document carefully, which will give you an oversight of equality and the learning activities that you should take part in. What is equality? Taken and adapted from www.equalityhumanrights.com Equality is about ensuring that every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents. It is also the belief that no one should have poorer life chances because of…

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The Lockdown Blogs

The Lockdown Blogs

Mrs Chappell and her Year 7 class have been working hard to produce their very own Lockdown Blogs – outlining the average day in the life of a Year 7 under lockdown. Read some examples of the blogs here!

Earth Day – 22nd April 2020 #BeCreative

Earth Day – 22nd April 2020 #BeCreative

Dear all, Today – Wednesday, 22nd April 2020 – is Earth Day and, alongside it, an opportunity to #BeCreative. As part of this special initiative and day, we have collapsed the timetable and invite all students to use today’s learning time to be innovative, creative and produce something truly inspirational for Earth Day 2020. We invite every student at Darrick Wood School to use the 22nd April 2020 to take part in the #BeCreative Earth Day challenge, in partnership with…

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Parent Bulletin 13.03.20

Parent Bulletin 13.03.20

This week Friday, 13th March is Sport Relief 2020 and today most students and staff took up the opportunity to wear their sports kit to school. We do not know the final amounts but that is sure to have raised over £1000 for Sport Relief. This will be added to the amounts raised through activities through the week including today’s staff vs. students netball competition at lunchtime. The match was well supported and very competitive. It ended in a draw…

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