Friday 10th July
Hi all, Mr McMullen here. Just wanted to say a big well done to all of you that have given 100% effort over the last few months with your home learning! I know that some of you will want to continue with work over the summer so I thought in this update I would point you in the right direction for maths and PE home learning resources.
For maths, we have been using the White Rose home learning scheme. You can access this work by clicking on this link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-7/
We have covered many of these lessons but there are also plenty of challenges on there for you to have a go at. You can even have a go at the Year 8 work if you fancy an extra challenge!
Don't forget you can also use the MyMaths interactive lessons and homework tasks - http://mymaths.co.uk/. Although there have been plenty tasks that I have set for you on there, you can also look at the other lessons / tasks that haven't been set and have a go at them!
For PE, the Youth Sport Trust have released plenty of games and activities for you to have a go at over the summer. Each topic has a video attached to it to show you exactly what you need to do! https://www.youthsporttrust.org/pe-home-learning
I hope you all have a fantastic summer and I wish you the best of luck at high school!
Thursday 9th July
Hi Year 7. Mrs Hennessey with your final update from me. I wanted to take this opportunity to say that you are all amazing and you will all be brilliant at High School. I have loved seeing you grow from the tiny year 4s back on transition day to the taller and more mature students you have become. Although we have not been able to finish the year as we wanted, I have been really impressed with how well you have coped during Lockdown and have spent every day looking through the shout outs. Please continue to keep in touch and let us know how you get on at High School.
I want to say a special thank you to all of you who came to Sports Clubs and those who have helped me as Sports Leaders. You will have lots of opportunities at High School to continue the sports you love and to try new things. Take this as a chance to get involved and make new friends. You never know, we may bump into each other again at future sports events like cross-country and orienteering.
To each and every one of you, I hope you look back at your time at Westacre with fond memories. You will always be known as the lockdown kids!
Good morning year 7, Mrs Bennett here!
Today is Wednesday 8th July 2020 and the sun is currently shining. Last weekend we were very busy on the farm with shearing all the sheep and dodging the rain to get the hay made. My job for the weekend was to wrap every fleece into a tight roll and pack it into a large wool sack ready for the wool market to collect. This job sounds easy but when you have three men shearing the sheep and each one finishes in under 3 minutes I was extremely busy keeping up with them.
Here is an example of my handy work wrapping the sheep fleeces and the shearers hard at work:
In response to Mr Cotton's Monday update and his happy place in his garden, I thought I would share with you my happy place. This will come as no surprise to many of my class; my happy place is riding my lovely horse Sadie. Although we cannot compete at competitions at the moment due to lockdown restrictions, I still love spending time with her and we are very much looking forward to going out and about next year.
We would love to hear about your happy place so please send your photographs into the school office.
Lastly, I wanted to direct all you budding scientists to the Science page of our website. I have found some fantastic home learning experiments for you all to have a go at using household items and enlisting the help of Milo and Marvin.
Check out their 146 experiments that should keep you going over the summer holidays!
Take care year 7 and see you all soon.
Hi everyone! Mrs Bird and Mrs Dixon here!
Just a quick reminder about your bubbles this morning - if you haven't completed one, please could you send in your entries to the school office.
Today, Mrs Dixon and I are looking forward to seeing some of 7DB as they come in to collect their reports. We hope you are all keeping well. With this in mind, we want you to imagine writing your own comment for your report and we would like you to send them into the office. You could say how well you have done this year. What are your greatest qualities? What have you achieved well? What are you looking forward to with the next stages of your education?
Hello Year 7, Mr Cotton here with your daily update.
As some of you may be aware, today is our internal transition day in Westacre and I can't help but think back to this day last year. There were so many great memories from that day: meeting you all for the first time, getting to know more about what careers you hoped for your future and who can forget the team building activities we did in the afternoon. That day, seeing you work so brilliantly as a team, we knew we would have a great year and you certainly haven't let us down.
Seeing some of you again last Friday at the report collection really did hammer how much you have all grown this year, not just academically but also in height! I still have the image of you walking out of school in March and to see some of you three months later shocked me to see how much you have changed. I know the other year 7 staff are really looking forward to seeing some familiar faces again this week.
In other news, I have made a few more instalments to my boys' cubby house which now has walls- hurray! Again, it has been a challenge that I have enjoyed and to see the boys' faces light up has certainly made it worth it. I can't wait to see their faces when it actually has a roof!!!! Pepe the cat is also a big fan and thinks it's the purrfect place to hang out.
This has been my own little escape during lockdown as it has been a welcome distraction. Today I would like to find out what has been your welcome distraction during lockdown. It would be great to see what you do for yourselves to
'escape'. Whether it is baking, playing games, being outside, we would love to see some pictures arriving in the school office inbox.