Literacy: Currently reading ‘Cloud Atlas’ by David Mitchell.
Numeracy: Should I get a new credit card and which one is the best value for money?
SMCS Focus: Freedom
Extended SMSC Focus: Healthy relationships
This term’s Big Question: Literacy – what do we like to read?
Attitude to Learning Focus: Expert learners pride themselves on being friendly and helpful to others in our school
‘If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door’. Milton Berle
This week I would like to say, ‘Good luck’ to all of the Year 11 students who are about to sit their follow-up mock exams in English and Maths in the coming week. We say, ‘Good luck’ but luck has nothing to do with it. In theory, while the exam hasn’t even been taken yet, the results are already written because the better marks will come from the students who have put most work in over a number of weeks. The students who have been going to all of the interventions since Christmas - after school, on the weekend, to 6+6 - working hard every single day and completing their homework and going above and beyond. These students write their own luck. These students have not left it to chance. They have made the decision to take matters into their own hands and, in doing so, strive for something better. So, while we may say, ‘Good luck’, what I really mean is congratulations to all of the Year 11s who have been consistently working hard every single day and are a credit to their tutor group, their year group, their friends and our school – congratulations on being a fabulous bunch of people – regardless of your scores.
However, if this isn’t you yet – and I stress the ‘yet’ - when is the time to start? What are you waiting for? What will it take for you to take your future – with the most crucial time being only four months away - into your own hands?
I would like to thank and congratulate the following students:
• Everyone who attends and helps with 6+6
• Everyone involved in making buns, selling them and supporting the fairy bricks charity
• To all of our students and staff involved in Duke of Edinburgh and to Alpkit for the expedition equipment
• The Year 11 students for their stunning history homework on the American West
• To the Sixth Form and their participation in the Domestic Abuse project awareness morning
• Everyone who has donated to the book swap
• All students involved in the Readathlon
• To the Year 9 students who excelled in the £5er challenge – some amazing entrepreneurial skills!
Have an enjoyable weekend.