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Year 8 Information

Year 8 into 9 Transition

Virtual Tour of Fambridge Road Campus

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Mr D Rose
Head of Year 8

Mrs P Rhodes
Assistant Head of Year 8

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Year 8 Form Time Activities

Monday – Preparation for the week ahead – Tutors will check that students have the correct working equipment, student cards and kit ready for the week ahead.  Tutors will also update the student reward card scores and deliver any key messages about the week ahead given from the pastoral support team.

Tuesday – Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) – Everyone, including the tutor will have the chance to read for pleasure for 20 minutes on this day as an academy wide programme to increase reading and literacy skills.  Tutors can also choose to share a class novel and read aloud or members of the class may read aloud to the rest of the tutor group.

Wednesday – Current Events – Tutors will choose a current topical event and create debate with the class around it.  It may be a climate summit, current political news or something topical happening around the world.  Students will also be encouraged to bring their ideas around current affairs to the session to discuss.

Thursday – Year 8 Assembly – This will be delivered by the Head of Year or other guest speakers and will link in with current academy issues and topics being discussed in PD.  It is also a chance fo the Head of Year to reinforce academy policy and expectation and formally reward student for efforts in particular areas of achievement.

Friday – The Friday Quiz – A topical quiz that runs all year with prizes given each half term for the tutor group who have accrued the most points over that time.  All questions are from current affairs of the week or general knowledge.


Important Dates

19th November – Non Uniform Day
WB 15th November – Thomas Plume Library Visits in History
WB 22nd November – Thomas Plume Library Visits in History
1st December – Parent Voice 18.30pm-20.00pm
7th December – Christmas Concert
17th December – End of Term and Christmas Jumper Day