#year 8

  • 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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  • Year 8 Active Citizenship Winners

    Tutors nominated the following for individual Active Citizenship certificates. These were given out in assembly.

    Alysia Rose, Ellis Chaplin, Anya Linning, Megan Cork, Aiden Germany, Chi Double-King, Millie Stephenson, Cindy Rukara, Neve Farrants and Aaron Ford.

    Congratulations to everyone - an outstanding effort!

    Mr Cordeaux

    Head of Year 8

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  • 8SJ & 8HJ Take Top Prizes in Active Citizens Competition

    Congratulations to Mr Sayce & Ms Hurren's tutor groups for winning the top prizes in the Active Citizens tutor group competition. Students were set the task of doing helpful tasks at home or for their friends and relatives. For each 1/2 hour that was signed for by parents, students collected a point for their tutor group. In total the tutor groups amassed 913 points, in other words 456.5 hours!

    The overall result was as follows: 1. SJ 2. HJ 3. CG 4. DC 5. DC 6. LD 7= OC & MN

    SJ & HJ were awarded their 'Heroes' chocolates in assembly! Well done everyone.

    Mr Cordeaux

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  • Homework Club

    Great news! We run Homework Club after school for all students in Pathways in CM Block

    The Homework Club is designed to encourage and support students in becoming more independent, enable them to overcome obstacles and to improve homework records.  It also gives the opportunity to use the internet for homework tasks. Stationery, equipment, access to computers and printers are also available. The Homework Club also offers peer support from Year 10 and Year 11 Duke of Edinburgh volunteers and Sixth Form students who help and encourage students with their work.

    The Homework Club takes place at the following times and days:

    Tuesdays 3.30pm - 4.30pm with Mrs Norman

    Thursdays 3.30pm - 4.30pm with Mrs Vannucci

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