MESSAGE FROM MR D. LITTLEMORE - ACTING HEADTEACHER - Prospect School
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Issue 15: Friday, 11th January 2019 MESSAGE FROM MR D. LITTLEMORE - ACTING HEADTEACHER Welcome back – I hope you all had a very restful last sixteen weeks they have left before their and enjoyable holiday, spending quality time GCSEs start. We launched our second wave of with family and friends. We’re very excited about intervention on Tuesday, focusing on Maths what the new year holds for us all, both in and English with 32 students needing just a school and out – whatever happens, we know little extra push, and some inspiration along the this is going to be a busy and challenging year in way from Spider-Man, Felix Baumgartner and many ways. Matthew Syed. We keeping on telling them this, but our Year 11s are an awesome year group At a time when many schools find recruitment and we have very high expectations! and retention of quality teachers difficult, we are delighted to welcome new colleagues to join us This is often quite a tough term – the excitement to ensure that we are able to deliver the best of the holidays is over, the days are short, the quality teaching in all our lessons. So a very weather is cold, and summer seems a long way warm welcome to Mrs Evans in Art, Mr Sheehan off. For students sitting public exams this year, in English/Literacy Co-ordinator, Mrs Humphreys the pressure starts to build and it can be really in Science and Mrs Green in French. We’ve also hard going. However, every day in school is welcomed another group of PGCE students important and it’s that commitment of coming in from the University of Reading, and are very every day that will bring about success. As the happy to help and guide them on their journey daredevil skydiver Felix Baumgartner said “The towards becoming the next generation of only thing standing between you and your goal teachers. is the story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it”. This year, let’s all believe in This week has started as we mean to go on, with our goals and make this the most successful yet. our Year 11 students already focusing on the
Senior Citizens Community Party A lovely time was had by all who attended, and the students and staff would like to thank the local community for their continued support for the school. There was plenty of food and drink for our guests, a free raffle, and a bag to take home crammed with festive goodies. The students enjoyed serving our guests and putting on entertainment. Cards received from attendees: “To Staff & Students at Prospect School – Many thanks for the Pensioners Party and goodie bag. All the best for Christmas and New Year. From a new neighbour.” On Wednesday 19th December 2018, we held our annual Christmas “Dear Sir – I just want to thank you, your staff and pupils for the lovely afternoon celebrations for senior citizens and the on Wednesday, 19th December. The spread laid on was fantastic, I ate my fill and local community. my lovely granddaughter Ella B plied me with tea to wash it all down. Also, I thank yourselves and Asda for the lovely gifts I came home with. It was a thoroughly delightful afternoon. So again thanks to all. Merry Christmas to all. Best wishes Mrs B.“
DATES/INFORMATION FOR YOUR CALENDAR SCHOOL TRIPS Date Details Year Group Friday to Sunday 11 11th to 13th January Ufton Court Thursday 10 24th January Reading Museum, Bayeux tapestry Wednesday 13 6th February Science Day, Science Museum Monday READING UNIVERSITY 10 11th February Scholars Programme Thursday The Curious Incident of the Dog in the 10 & 11 14th February Night Monday to Saturday Sixth Form 18th to 23rd February NEW YORK PROSPECT SCHOOL CALENDAR Date Details Extra Information Thursday 6th Form Open Evening 6pm 17th January 2019 ‘L’ Block Year Groups Report Dates Information - Scheduled between 11,13 Monday 25th March - Friday 29th March 2019 7,8,9,10,12 Monday 29th April - Friday 3rd May 2019 7,8,9,10,12 Monday 1st July - Friday 5th July 2019 Message from Ms M. Morris (Deputy Head) Multi-Faith Prayer Room We would like to remind students that we have a multi-faith prayer room in school (near reception). It is open at both break times and is available to students of any faith (or no faith) who would like a few moments of quiet contemplation, meditation or prayer.
CAREERS NEWS Siobhan Gallivan (Head of Department) INFORMATION YEAR 10 - READING SCHOLARS Monday, 11th February 2019 Students will think about the benefits of attending university and whether its something they would like to do; spend time with their mentor understanding the university opportunities available; participate in additional subject taster sessions. Thursday, 4th April 2019 Students will think about their personality type & how this might affect how they can get the most out of learning opportunities; future careers and the role university can play in this; undertake some research based on their project. Tuesday, 9th July 2019 Debating activity to think about a debate point, develop and present the debate – Feedback on draft project. Thursday, 3rd October 2019 Project presentation, revision skills session, reviewing original goals set and thinking about what next. Alongside these sessions, they will have access to e-mentoring provided by their DBS- checked student mentor and will work towards a project delivered by an organisation called the Brilliant Club. Information from the Science Department (Mrs S. Patel-Barber) Year 11 Intervention Period 6 Open Sessions Physics Sessions Include: - Answering exam style Every Tuesday – B11 questions - Plotting graphs Biology - Formulas & equations Every Wednesday – C5 - Time management - Revision tips Chemistry - Helping individuals on areas Every Thursday – B21 of weakness
NEWS FROM THE SPORTS DEPARTMENT (Mr A. Dorliac - Head of Department) I wish we had ……….. I love going to …………. I would go to clubs if ………… The PE department are interested in your views regarding extra-curricular clubs currently on offer throughout the year. It would be appreciated if you could complete a short questionnaire by clicking on the link below. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JFV6PRS January’s Fixtures Date Sport Year/Age Boys/ Opponent Hom Group Girls e/ Away 10/1/19 Football Year 11 Boys Easthampstead Away Park 15/1/19 Football U16 Girls Sandhurst Away 16/1/19 Handball Year 9/10/11 Girls RGS Away 16/1/19 Football U14 Girls Park House Hom e 17/1/19 Football U13 Girls Piggott Away 22/1/19 Basketball U16 Boys Luckley Hom e 22/1/19 Football Year 10 Boys Cox Green Away 23/1/19 Handball Year 9/10/11 Girls RGS Away 24/1/19 Football 5-a-side Year 10 Boys JMA Away 25/1/19 Sports hall Year 8 Boys JMA Away Athletics & Girls 30/1/19 Volleyball Year 9/10/11 Girls RGS Away 31/1/19 Football 5-a-side Year 9 Boys Oakbank Away Congratulations to Kyle D and Kevin D on being selected for the Berkshire U14 football team to face Oxfordshire this month. Good luck to both boys!
DATES/INFORMATION FOR YOUR CALENDAR EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Year Day Time Classroom group Mathematics Mathematics Help Club 7 - 10 Wednesday 3.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. D21 11 Wednesday 3.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. D33 Drama/Music KS3 Drama Workshop 7-8 Tuesday 1.15 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. A02 KS4 Music Theory Workshop 9 - 11 Wednesday 2.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m. A10 KS3 Choir 7-8 Thursday 1.15 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. A10 KS4 Music Composition Work- 9 - 11 Thursday 2.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m. A10 shop Drum Ensemble Friday 1.15 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. Music Studio KS4 Drama Workshop 9 - 11 Friday 1.15 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. A02/LSH Science KS3 Homework Club 7-8 Tuesday 2.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m. B01, B02, B13 Year 10 High Ability Club 10 Tuesday 3.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Year 9 High Ability Club 9 Tuesday 3.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. B14 P.E. Netball Monday 1.15 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. Sports Basketball 10 -11 Monday 1.15 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. Gym GCSE Coursework 11 Monday 1.15 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. L15 Insanity Tuesday 1.15 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. Fitness Factory Badminton 7-8 Tuesday 1.15 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. Sports Hall GCSE Y11 PE 11 Tuesday 1.15 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. Lower School Hall Table Tennis Football 7-8 Wednesday 1.15 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. Sports Hall Girls Just Dance/Fitness Wednesday 1.15 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. Fitness Factory Basketball 7-9 Thursday 10.45 a.m. – 11.15 a.m. Sports Hall Basketball 7-9 Thursday 1.15 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. Sports Hall Benchball 7 - 10 Thursday 1.15 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. Gym Badminton 9 - 11 Friday 1.15 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. Sports Hall Girls Football Tuesday 2.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m. GCSE Practical 11 Friday 2.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m. Sports Hall
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES cont’d Technology Design and Make It Club 7-8 Wednesday 2.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m. L05 Art Coursework Catch up 9 - 11 Monday 3.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Art Block Coursework Catch up 9 - 11 Wednesday 3.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Coursework Catch up 9 - 11 Thursday 3.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. History Year 11 Revision Group 11 Wednesday 2.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m. D26 Year 11 Revision Group 11 Thursday 2.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m. D17 Year 11 Revision Group 11 Thursday 2.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m. A34 Computing Hi-Flyers Workshop 10 - 13 Tuesday 2.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m. C23 Computer Science Clinic 10 - 13 Wednesday 1.15 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. C24 Cyber Stars 7-9 Thursday 1.15 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. C21 General After School Homework Club All year Every day 2.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m. Library groups Music Group (with the School All year Wednesday 4.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Music Dept Counsellor) groups ANSWER TO PUZZLE OF THE WEEK - NO 7 23 24 25 26 27 28 78 79 80 81 82 83
CLUBS MATHEMATICS HELP CLUB When: 3pm – 4pm Wednesday Where: D21 (Yr 7-10) D33 (Yr 11 H&F) Who: All years and levels
Information from Mr R. Parry (ICT Teacher) For Year 10-13 Computer Science Wednesdays Lunchtimes in C24 with Miss Nakimbugwe Computing Clubs Computer Science and ICT department What are you waiting for?
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