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BHCS - Messages

04/09/2019
ALL: We hope you had a lovely holiday. This term BHCS will be sending you regular text messages about key things that are happening at school. They will be a mixture of information and advice.

04/09/2019
Year 7: We are looking forward to seeing your son/daughter at school tomorrow for a prompt start at 08:25. Every minute of learning counts.

04/09/2019
Year 8,9, & 11: We are looking forward to seeing your son/daughter at school tomorrow for a prompt start at 09:35. Every minute of learning counts.

06/09/2019
Year 7: Your child will be undergoing baseline testing in all subjects across the next week to help us better understand their starting point in Secondary School. Reassure these tests are nothing to worry about, they will help us prepare the most appropriate learning journey for your child.

13/09/2019
ALL: Your son/daughter will be starting to fill up their Home Learning Timetable. The quality of Home Learning is usually better if they are not distracted by social media and complete tasks in small bite-sized chunks. Have you logged into Century Intelligent Learning to track their English, Maths & Science Nuggets?

13/09/2019
Year 7: This half term in English, Year 7 will be learning about English language non-fiction reading and writing with 'Into the Wild'. Maths will focus on Problem Solving, pentominoes, area & diameter, presenting data and Science will be covering 'Being a scientist', cells, practicle theory and mixtures.

13/09/2019
Year 8: This half term in English, Year 8 will be learning about English literature with 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. Maths will focus on writing algebra, surface area and volume and Science will be covering health & lifestyle, The periodic table.

13/09/2019
Year 9: This half term in English, Year 9 will be learning about English Literature with 'Macbeth'. Maths will focus on integers, place value, decimals, multiples, factors, primes, indices, roots and BIDMAS and Science will be coveing fundamentals in Biology, Chemistry and Physics with our seperate scientists looking at cells, atomic structure and energy.

13/09/2019
Year 10: This half term in English, Year 10 will be learning about English literature and the 'Powerful Settings' series of poetry and also Language Paper 1 Q4. Maths will focus on FOUNDATION: Fractions, decimals, percentages, sampling and averages HIGHER: Pythagoras & trigonometry, graphs and Science will be covering the human digestive system, the circulatory system, non-communicable diseases, bonding, structure & properties of matter.

13/09/2019
Year 11: This half term in English, Year 11 will be learning about English literature with 'Blood Brothers'. Maths will focus on FOUNDATION: Quadratic graphs, Volume of non-prisms, standard form fractions HIGHER: Circle theorems & proof, surds and Science will be covering atomic structure, radioactivity, adaptations and competition, forces. With seperate scientists looking at organic chemistry, forces and waves, inheritance.

16/09/2019
ALL: Research shows that being on a screen an hour before bedtime can disrupt sleep which, in turn, makes concentration more difficult at school.

20/09/2019
ALL: Did you know that ‘Parental engagement plays a significant role in children's learning' (Goodall and Vorhaus, 2010)? Why not ask your child what questions they asked at school today or the three things they learned in one of their lessons this week?

23/09/2019
ALL: Having breakfast is important for energy levels - encourage your child to eat something before leaving the house, or ask them to come to our canteen where we will be serving a tasty breakfast range and drinks.

30/09/2019
ALL: We want to support your child as much as we can, please can you check their planner and make a note of anything that you need us to know.

07/10/2019
ALL: Having a broad and deep vocabulary is one of the factors determining the future of a young person. Encourage your child to read a book and tell you what it is about.

14/10/2019
ALL: Reading for pleasure develops empathy and vocabulary. Why not take a trip to the local library with your child to get some books out?

11/11/2019
ALL: An organised student is a student who is ready to learn. Has your child still got a full set of equipment for their learning? Please ask them to pack their bag the night before and organise themselves!

18/11/2019
All: Research shows that the engagement young people value the most is the interest of their parents—parents asking about school days and offering guidance (Harris and Goodall, 2008). We know that they sometimes don’t tell you much but even the asking about their day can make a difference.