#year 8

  • Congratulations on an Incredible Achievement!


    I wanted to take the time to say a huge well-done to Arwen Stewart in Year 8.

    Arwen recently took part in the World Karate Championships in London. She is clearly an extremely talented martial artist as she won gold in the team, female kata. She also won bronze in the team kumite and bronze again in mixed team kata with Luca Occhionero who’s one of our Year 7 students.

    What an incredible achievement for both pupils!

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  • Year 8 ATL Superstars

    Last week Mr Sayce met with the top 25 ATL students in the year group to congratulate them on their fantastic achievement and dedication to their studies.

    All students were given a small prize and entered into the prize draw for a big box of Cadbury’s Heroes.

    Congratulations to Lucy Mayes for winning the main prize but well done to all of you for your brilliant attitude to learning. Keep it up for the rest of the year! Mr Sayce

    Some of the students are pictured above.

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  • Year 8 Inter-form Competition Draws To A Close

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    Year 8 have worked spectacularly well this term and there’s been an excellent atmosphere within all 8 forms as they’ve worked collaboratively in the extended interform competition. In total there have been 10 challenges and 2 are still ongoing.

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  • Years 8 & 9 Watch Powerful Performance ‘County Lines’

    On Monday, Year 8 and Year 9 watched a thought provoking and powerful dramatic performance from theatre specialists Alter Ego about County Lines.

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  • Year 8 inter-form competition - Who’s up for the challenge?

    Year 8 have been tasked with an extended inter-form challenge this term. They will work with the pupils in their form on a variety of different mini competitions to see which one can emerge victorious at the end.

    These challenges will provide a balance of academic achievement, charitable work, community spirit and puzzle tests to see which form can come out on top.

    So far, they have competed in 3 challenges and have really immersed themselves in all aspects of the competition.

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  • Year 8 - Sky High ATLs

    Mr Sayce recently met with 58 students in Year 8 who in their last reports scored an average ATL of 3.5 or above. The highest possible score is 4, so 3.5 is a very high ATL and shows exceptional dedication to their studies across all their subjects.

    Mr Sayce talked with the students about the importance of working hard and maintaining this fantastic dedication to learning. The studentss were challenged to see if they could maintain this level of commitment through the autumn term.

    Once again, Year 8s are proving they are up to the challenge of being the best year group and setting the bar high for the rest of the school. Keep up the brilliant work.

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  • Year 8 Superstars

    Year 8 pupils have started the year in high spirits and are already demonstrating a fantastic work ethic and brilliant attitude to learning.

    This week Mr  Sayce met with and congratulated Silver and Gold achievement certificate winners from the end of Year 7.

    There were an amazing 28 silver awards for pupils who had all achieved at least 30 Achievement points. 

    An outstanding 13 pupils also achieved 50 or more Achievement points which meant they have been awarded a gold certificate.

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  • La Fosca Water Sports Trip:

    We took 29 students from Years 8, 9 & 10 to Spain for a water sports trip during the May half-term.  The fantastic trip took in activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking, pico sailing, wind surfing, snorkling among others.  It also included a day trip to Barcelona and the whole week was a great success.

    The company in charge of the trip commended our students on their attitude in a testing week.  We are investigating going on a similar trip in the summer of 2019.

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  • Literacy & Physics

    We are always looking for links between literacy and other departments. I recently team taught a Year 8 physics lesson on air pressure and it was great to witness the students' realisation that the sentence starters they had learnt in English lessons were perfect for explaining scientific processes. These students should be well prepared for six mark questions by the time they sit their exams in Y11!

    Mr Cates

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  • UEA Maths Quiz

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    A huge well-done must be said to four Year 8 students that were selected to represent SCHS at an inter-school maths quiz last Friday.

    Aiden, Kira, Stanley and Emma all did brilliantly considering they were the first team from our school to go to this event.

    It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and a fantastic example of team work, quick thinking and perseverance.

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  • Year 7 and 8 Maths Challenge Winners


    UKMT Junior Maths Challenge certificate winners from Year 7 and 8 were awarded their certificates this week.

    Well done to all of them! Special congratulations to Stanley M from Year 8 (Gold Certificate and Best in Year) and Harriet K from Year 7 (Gold Certificate and Best in School) Harriet also qualified for the next round of the competition: The Pink Kangaroo. We await her results with anticipation.

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  • Congratulations to Phonics Students!

    Congratulations to all of the students from Y7 to Y10 who have successfully completed phonics programmes this year. We have seen all of the students engaging really positively and as a result students have made significant progress in reading and spelling scores. Special thanks to Mrs Richardson for running these interventions and organising the celebration party- it was a bit hot for cake but we managed it anyway!

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  • Norfolk Schools Games Qualifiers

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    Great effort at the Y7 & 8 @NorfolkSchGames qualifier. Some gold medals in their events.

    UEA here we come.


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  • Year 8 Rounders Team Beating Hellesdon

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    Good first win for Year 8 Rounders team beating Hellesdon 16.5-14.5

    Lots of great debuts and potential black eye for Maya.

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  • Community Sports Foundation Enterprise Programme

    During the Spring term two groups participated in the Norwich City Football Club CSF Enterprise Programme. Each group was tasked with organising an event to raise money for Community Sports Foundation and both did an amazing job; in both the preparation and execution of the event.

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  • Year 8 Top 25 ATLs Tracking 4

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    Congratulation to all the students who were in the Top 25 average ATL across all the different subjects in tracking 4!

    They were:

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  • Yr 8 Students Getting Creative With Clay

    The new project has them experimenting with the way to impress, using natural items such as leaves or stones, or apply more clay to create texture.

    The work is inspired by their earlier Landscape studies earlier in the year. These tiles are just the testers.

    More development of ideas and research will lead to more ambitious final outcomes.

    Perhaps we have next year's Great Pottery Throw down competitor.

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  • Inequality crocodiles in Maths!

    The students had great fun and learnt about maths at the same time.

    8S1 are here being inequality crocodiles in Maths today.

    Remember Croc always eats the biggest number!

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  • Venn Diagrams in Maths

    8S1 having an interesting time, interactively learning about Venn Diagrams in Maths

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  • Welcome back and Happy New Year!

    We had a great Christmas assembly on the last Friday of term! I would like to thank Annalise, Sophie and Cindy for performing in front of the Year group and doing so well.

    The Tutor groups who overall won the combined Christmas Challenges were DC & HJ, an excellent effort.

    I attach the Christmas PowerPoint if you want to check out who won what awards!

    There were 64 awards and certificates given out during the assembly.

    John Cordeaux

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