MESSAGE FROM MR D. LITTLEMORE - ACTING HEADTEACHER - Prospect School

 
MESSAGE FROM MR D. LITTLEMORE - ACTING HEADTEACHER - Prospect School
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
MESSAGE FROM MR D. LITTLEMORE - ACTING HEADTEACHER - Prospect School
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.“
MESSAGE FROM MR D. LITTLEMORE - ACTING HEADTEACHER - Prospect School
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.
MESSAGE FROM MR D. LITTLEMORE - ACTING HEADTEACHER - Prospect School
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
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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!
MESSAGE FROM MR D. LITTLEMORE - ACTING HEADTEACHER - Prospect School
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
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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

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CLUBS

MATHEMATICS HELP CLUB

       When:     3pm – 4pm
                 Wednesday
        Where: D21 (Yr 7-10)
               D33 (Yr 11 H&F)
        Who: All years and levels
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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

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