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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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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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Parent Bulletin 05/03/21

Parent Bulletin 05/03/21

World Book Day – Thursday, 4th March We are grateful to Mrs Millar who arranged some brilliant ways to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday, even though most students are not in school. Students had the opportunity to take part in a game where they viewed piles of books or books on a shelf (‘shelfies’) and tried to work out which teachers they belonged to. It was a fascinating insight into teachers’ reading habits. Here’s one for parents to guess….

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Wellbeing Wednesday

Wellbeing Wednesday

Thank you for your lovely feedback about Wellbeing Wednesday. It was so lovely to hear about the enjoyment both students and their families had when taking part in Wellbeing Wednesday. We recognise the importance of our students having hobbies and interests outside of the School curriculum and we are so proud of the well-rounded individuals so many of our students are becoming.   So, here are just a few examples of what our students got up to for Wellbeing Wednesday……

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Parent Bulletin 12/02/21

Parent Bulletin 12/02/21

This week and this term so far Well done to all our students, their parents and all our staff for reaching the half-term break during this latest lockdown period. Last week I singled out our staff for their efforts, in particular with getting to grips with completely new ways of teaching and learning in such a short period of time. This week though I want to congratulate our students and thank you, their parents and carers. Our records indicate that…

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World Kitchen 12/02/21

World Kitchen 12/02/21

We’re very excited to announce a new feature called World Kitchen. In celebration of cultural diversity, we will be publishing recipes for iconic international dishes, which have been recommended by staff, parents and students. Our ambition is for as many members of the Darrick Wood community to recreate these dishes at home and enjoy them with their family. We would love for you to take part and send in photos of your dishes. We would also love more suggestions of…

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

In PSHE during Mental Health Awareness Week, Years 7 and 8 were asked to think about ‘What makes you, you?’  With this in mind pupils drew silhouettes of themselves and then filled these with pictures, images and words of things that make them ‘them.’ We looked at what they like, family, friends, hobbies, skills and all the things that make them unique and special so they can celebrate being themselves.  You can see a few of the pictures here and…

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