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26/01/20

Well done everyone. Zak, Lawrence, Harry and Connor - we are so proud of you! https://t.co/JPpkq1NrZW

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24/01/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Miss Fleming

So they were given paper straws and sellotape and tasked with building a bridge.... this is what they produced, can you guess who won!?! https://t.co/ZzsJ0etCu1

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24/01/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
KatyT

Having the pleasure of spending my days with 120 inspiring little humans, this quote has never been more true. The big ones aren’t too shabby either! you rule! https://t.co/b8z2FaVluo

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24/01/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Dee Conlon

thank you to the wonderful Mr Balon who was kind enough to let and I visit and find out about his amazing sixth form. We were blown away by it all. https://t.co/Ub87ZzDnG4

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22/01/20

Great evening with our parents tonight. Lots of information given. If you weren't able to make it, all will be posted home. We are looking forward to the next 4.5 years with our first set of Gibberdians. 💙💛💙 https://t.co/e81dlVTlMU

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17/01/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Miss Fleming

The were in today helping our pupils looks at careers in the healthcare sector https://t.co/VQ43queQwu

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17/01/20

Today was amazing ran workshops and our pupils got a taste of what it would be like to work in healthcare https://t.co/XlSyFYW4TD

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13/01/20

In Prep Statistics we collected data and looked at different types of data . Statistical analysis is used in most jobs and subjects in schools. https://t.co/NjEGSXfH38

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10/01/20

Won a golf ball in a golf competition in golf enrichment 🏌️‍♂️👍 https://t.co/a8hfO7jbVw

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10/01/20

And Prep Enrichment is back. New term new activities. https://t.co/bLPKNoNd1A

09/01/20

Click on the link below to “Discover Your Dæmon https://t.co/Jsh5SEUSv2

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09/01/20

Today, 36 years ago, Sir Frederick Gibberd passed away, but his legacy lives on. Not only in what he built and what he left behind but in our little ones who live up to the Gibberd name. Rest in peace sir. https://t.co/lGXpDkDuXi https://t.co/60I3KsXzXp

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07/01/20

Happy Birthday sir. You'd be proud of our little Gibberdians. https://t.co/mJkFhxq7I3

06/01/20

It's to encourage recycling and help pupils develop good habits. We'll go through with our children what parts of a card can and cannot be recycled, and why. We'll do the hard work and remove the parts that can't be recycled so hopefully this will mean more recycling 🙂

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04/01/20

Over 1 Billion cards are thrown away in the UK every year. You can recycle your Christmas Cards with us. Parents/carers can send them in with their children. Members of the public can hand them into a member of staff at the gates (8am-8.45am or 4pm-4.15pm) https://t.co/NbF1FyQogV

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29/12/19

Our Autumn 2 newsletter can be read here: https://t.co/Z3wf5YZeCC https://t.co/Q4f9V7fojh https://t.co/mRKoz4vD6S

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26/12/19

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Miss Fleming

Today we looked at the Magic of Science in Discovery Hour! I can’t wait to read the essays after Xmas. Happy writing everyone!!! 🧪🔭✍🏻 https://t.co/eLmlzANfdg

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22/12/19

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Your Harlow

Visit by guide dog inspires students https://t.co/ZyRKiBqEUO https://t.co/tI9oNi5CJx

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17/12/19

Celebration assembly We had a lot to celebrate 😁 https://t.co/JUDkaCPZel

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Lower School Curriculum

Year 7 and 8 curriculum comprises 5 x  55 minute lessons each day and 4 x 55 minute Prep each week, one of which is dedicated to enrichment.

Pupils study English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, French, Computing, Reading, PE, PSHE, Performing Arts, Creative Arts and Prep.

Pupils also have the opportunity to study Latin and British Sign Language.

Computing

Our computing curriculum equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. It has deep links with mathematics, science and Creative Arts, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.

Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate at a level suitable for the future workplace. Through computing, we ensure pupils learn digital safety and be responsible computer users.

Creative Arts

Art, Design and Technology are largely practical subjects where pupils develop their knowledge through hands-on activities. There is a wide range of Create Arts offered as timetabled lesson as as well as during Prep Enrichment time.

English

The English curriculum is driven by a strong focus on literary heritage texts, in addition to high quality modern novels, poems and drama texts. We also devote a large amount of curriculum time to reading, writing skills, grammar basics and oracy.

Geography

Students develop knowledge of locations, places, processes, environments and different scales. They are able to use a variety of geographical skills and techniques to investigate questions and issues. 

History

Pupils study events, individuals and time. They learn to apply knowledge and understanding to interpret, analyse and evaluate historical sources and interpretations.

Languages

All pupils study a language in Year 7 (French or Spanish depending on year of entry). We also offer Latin and British Sign Language during Prep.

All EAL pupils are given the opportunity to study their first language during Prep.

Oracy is a strong focus of language lessons, to develop our pupils’ confidence and social skills. There is a strong cross-curricular links between English, Drama and Languages. There is also strong links with History and elements of SMSC and delivery of British Values.

Mathematics

Logic forms the backbone of the mathematics curriculum and a strong emphasis is placed on ratio and proportion, algebra, mental mathematics and problem solving. Although, we ensure that pupils are skilled in scientific calculator use, they are encouraged to use mental arithmetic strategies first.

PE

Health and wellbeing are essential to the development of young people.We use PE to create fit and healthy pupils. We offer a unique programme of sports to our pupils which enables them to specialize in an area they are passionate in.

All pupils are expected to gain a sports qualification by the end of their KS4 studies.

Performing Arts

Music and Drama improve pupils’ confidence, communication skills and nurture their creativity.

In Drama pupils develop skills in devising, performance and appreciation; learning how to create plays building on drama techniques for performance.

In Music pupils develop staying in time, performing in groups (including singing), manipulating musical elements, and aural recognition of elements. They also study composing patterns/motifs, following set patterns and rhythmic accuracy. Pupils are also offered musical tuition and graded exams.

Prep

Prep time is personalised for each pupil based on their skills, talents and progress. We have a range of support and extension programmes which are reviewed termly.

Prep includes Catch-up Classes, Extension Classes, Reading Support, Latin, British Sign Language, Homework and Enrichment.

PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)

We develop pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

We provide opportunities for our pupils to get involved in our community through taking part in charity work, voluntary work and other local events.

Reading

Our aim is to ensure that every child loves reading for pleasure. Pupils are expected to read widely and diversely; novels, poems, plays, modern texts, older works, English writers and foreign writers. Pupils are encouraged to broaden their horizons through listening to the music, looking at the art, thinking about the politics and the morality that give context to the literature they are exploring. 

Science

A strong emphasis is placed on problem solving and investigatory techniques in Science which helps form a strong foundation of study for pupils going into Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. Hence, opportunities for pupils to complete practical work is incorporated into schemes of work.

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