Department of Education Announcement
Following the announcement from the Department of Education (DFE) regarding the return to school and education settings in January, we are currently waiting for further information from the Local Authority, Public Health England and the DFE. When we have this information parents and carers will be contacted. To read the DFE’s latest announcement click here.
The Big Walk for Shelter
Dr Kay and 7 Grosvenor raised over £400 for the charity Shelter by taking part in its `Big Walk` fundraising event on December 7th. This involved completing laps of the school fields to the distance of 5 kilometres.
At Christmas we celebrate the light, hope and joy that Jesus brought into the world. The money raised by 7G will help homeless and vulnerable people in Britain this year enjoy the kind of hopeful and dignified Christmas that most of us are able to take for granted.
A big thank you and a Merry Christmas to all the families and friends who supported this event!
Local Authority Safeguarding updateLA Safeguarding Update
Practical PE Timetables
Please click the links below to find out when PE kit is needed for practical lessons
Tassomai Instructions for Science and English
Watch the below video for full instruction on how to use Tassomai for both Science and English
If you have any further questions you can speak to your subject teacher, or send them a message on SMHW.
Celebrating World Maths Day with Time Tables Rockstars
Well done to all students who participated in the Times Tables Rockstars competition to celebrate World Maths Day and a huge congratulations to Year 7 for winning the tournament!
The top 3 students in Year 7 were Arthur, Thomas and Kian.
A special congratulations to the top 3 students in Year 8 who, although they didn’t win, were the highest achieving students in the school: Leo, Erin and Declan.
Well done to all who got involved – keep your eyes out for another tournament coming soon!
Bishops' Reading Challenges
The Bishops’ English Department have updated this years reading challenges. Don’t forget to speak to your English teacher for the related questions and you will receive certificates and prizes for taking part, including badges, bookmarks and book vouchers!
Languages Week at Bishops’
European Day of Languages on the 26th of September, has been celebrated every year since 2001. Amongst the 47 member states, there are over 200 European languages spoken. All member states are encouraged to discover more about languages and this stems from the belief that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater tolerance, respect and intercultural understanding.
Here at Bishops’, the MFL department has launched ‘Languages Week’ to celebrate the diversity of languages spoken in our area, our country and across the world. Despite Covid guidance restricting us from organising activities such as food tasting and speed dating language learning, we were still able to enjoy many other events. Form time featured tutor group quizzes with foreign idioms and animal noises to decipher as well as tongue twisters. It was great to see the cogs of the students’ brains whirring early in the morning! Years 7, 8 and 9 took part in Spelling Bee competitions where students were challenged to learn the meaning and spelling of 24 French or German words. This was also preceded by high quality group work and discussions on effective ways to memorise words and facts which would have a positive effect on all aspects of the curriculum. Students were most impressive in embracing the challenge and many were rewarded with BESt points, stationery prizes and languages stickers. The below photo is of our top Year 9 performers in the Spelling Bee. Congratulations to everyone who took part!
Remember, language learning brings benefits to young and old and it’s never too late to learn a new language and enjoy the many opportunities this brings!
Restez Calme et Parlez Français! Bleib Ruhig und Sprich Deutsch!
Mrs S Williams