We now have some lovely brand new, shiny, iPads for Accelerated Reader!! Don’t forget, everyone is very welcome at Reading Club, in Mrs Chisholm’s room, every break and lunch time. Here’s Lydia from 8C doing her most recent Accelerated Reader quiz on an iPad:
We had a visit today from some of our friends from The Masons, who brought with them a fabulous cheque for £5000! A massive thank you to Mr John Webster who accepted a bid from Joe Bulmer, who along with Joe Plews, Keith Dinning and Sam Savage are keen supporters of our school. Here they are pictured with some of our pupils and Myra Smith, Vice Chair of Governors.
Pupils enjoying trying to qualify for the Regional Athletics Championships at Sunnydale athletics track.
Emma, Ethan, Simon and Daniel went shopping in Lidl yesterday.
8Q and 9W enjoying their weekly lesson at South Durham Gym Club!
Harry does his first forward roll.
During the Half-Term Holidays in March, Reece went down to Filmclub’s Head Office in Kensington, London to take part in a workshop on the subject of writing more informative reviews. Reece and several more ‘Flimclubbers’ watched Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, then with the help of Filmclub Team, he produced a fab review.
Read Reece’s review,
“This movie was enjoyable. I found this film to be classic the characters were likeable. The animation is Tim Burton animation. His artwork is so original you can tell a lot of effort went in this film the visuals are fantastic. I like the fact that it’s not just a parody to Frankenstein but lots of good films like Gremlins, Dracula so I’m giving this film four stars out of five for great animation and a well put together cast. By the way what ever did happen to that invisible fish?”
Pupils from year 7 through to year 11 visited The Education Village in Darlington today, for our first swimming match. In an enjoyable and close competition against Beaumont Hill School, The Oaks were the eventual overall winners! Well done to all swimmers!
Class 8R experienced artefacts of Indigenous American People.
Year 10 pupils have begun working on a new project this week. They will be developing their skills using different forms of presentation software in the coming weeks. Today they have continued the development of their desk top publishing skills by creating a small brochure. They were also provided with the opportunity to experiment with a new animation app that we recently added to the school iPads.