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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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Subject Matters

Subject Matters

In order to share their love of everything scientific, a group of our lovely A level Scientists have got together to create a science magazine called the Monthly Molecule. The magazine covers up-to-date research in the fields of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. It also features documentary and book recommendations along with a monthly puzzle. Please encourage your son or daughter to collect a free magazine from their Science teacher of the Sixth Form Foyer. Here is an article from the…

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Parent Bulletin 11/06/21

Parent Bulletin 11/06/21

This week It was a shorter than usual week for students, due to the Professional Development Day on Monday, but no less busy. On the PD Day, all students were invited to continue with their creative work related to the Festival of School and College Arts. Nine education organisations came together to plan this national festival which aimed to celebrate the vital role of the arts in schools and colleges, and the fantastic work done by children and young people….

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Parent Bulletin 07/05/21

Parent Bulletin 07/05/21

This week This week’s (virtual) assembly provided students with the opportunity to reflect on and appreciate difference in others. This built further on the past two assemblies all of which have at their heart the importance of equality and diversity in school, in our community and of course further afield. This week saw the launch of the Art Department’s Instagram site (DWS-Art) which will be used to showcase the amazing work of our students. We encourage you to check this…

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Parent Bulletin 30/04/21

Parent Bulletin 30/04/21

This week Our virtual assembly this week was focused on Stephen Lawrence Day and students were invited to learn about both the racially motivated murder of Stephen and subsequent outcomes following the public enquiry and media attention.  Students learnt about the significance of Stephen Lawrence Day as a legacy for change and a range of additional resources have been shared with Form Tutors to explore Stephen Lawrence Day with students in even greater depth. You may wish to explore Stephen…

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Parent Bulletin 23/04/21

Parent Bulletin 23/04/21

This week Despite the cold starts to the mornings, the summer term is very much underway and it has been great to welcome all students and staff back. We hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing Easter break. I was very grateful that so many continued to undertake the LFD testing at home. Tutors will continue to provide new test kits as required. We have been informed that this testing looks set to continue over the weeks ahead. This week…

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Parent Bulletin 26/03/21

Parent Bulletin 26/03/21

This week We have been very pleased with the way the majority of Darrick Wood students have returned to classroom learning and the way they have conducted themselves around school. As we approach the end of term teachers are very busy working on plans to inform the grades for Years 11 and 13 this summer, but at the same time we know each and every child needs our full attention and as ever we will do our very best to…

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Parent Bulletin 19/03/21

Parent Bulletin 19/03/21

This week We have finally finished the LFD testing at school and home testing kits have now been distributed. If your child did not bring one home please tell them to let their tutor know and we will make arrangements. As mentioned in last week’s Bulletin, the testing at school was a massive undertaking but very much part of the strategies needed to re-open schools and in that respect has therefore been very successful. Overall, since 5th March 4637 tests…

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World Kitchen in Collaboration with Waste Week – 15.03.21

World Kitchen in Collaboration with Waste Week – 15.03.21

In collaboration with Waste Week, the second instalment of World Kitchen will focus on creating dishes from unwanted food items and leftovers. We’re asking you to look in your fridge and create a dish from food that will otherwise be thrown away. What a great way to get creative, save money and help the environment! Please send through photos and descriptions of your dishes to the World Kitchen email address (worldkitchen@darrickwood.bromley.sch.uk). Better still, as part of the National Waste Week…

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Waste Week 2021

Waste Week 2021

Did you know that in the UK we throw away approximately 20 million slices of bread every day which creates greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to over 140,000 cars every year? Or that every year, 36,500 cows are producing milk that we just throw down the drain? Or that on average, a UK family could save £720 per year if they stopped throwing their food in the bin? These are just a few reasons why we have decided to take part…

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Parent Bulletin 12/03/21

Parent Bulletin 12/03/21

Return of all students What a joy it has been to finally have all students back in school and in lessons today after a week of testing and phased return. I walked around much of the School this morning and was very impressed by how everyone was settling into lessons and seemingly (mostly) happy to be back! I have also been very pleased with the way students have adapted to the current COVID-19 safety guidance including the wearing of masks…

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