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15/08/19

Year 7 Parents' Information Evening 3rd Sep 3pm-5pm BMA Main Hall

14/08/19

Does your child love Science and books? Click on the link below... https://t.co/6syJxHLxV8

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09/08/19

SFG has landed... https://t.co/OfMEA88Jvf

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09/08/19

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20 things to do in this summer: ☀️ #10 - We have so many amazing wildlife sites, such as Oakwood Pond and Netteswell Pond 🦆🐟 among others - get out there and explore! Visit: Harlow, CM20 1TN https://t.co/jGLsuk3rsW

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08/08/19

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An exciting day today as the temp classrooms for are delivered on site at . https://t.co/49HcmhyoeZ

21/07/19

Reading lessons on the timetable All staff (teaching&non-teaching) join in reading with pupils Gifts books to all her pupils and staff School trips to book shops Two libraries; 1 pupil, 2 staff Holiday reading lists for pupils and staff School reading challenges

17/07/19

You can find our recommended year 6 summer reading list here: https://t.co/onsAAgF4y6

17/07/19

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16/07/19

How amazing are our parents... https://t.co/ugBJU5v2p4

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12/07/19

We would like to thank for their donation of books to our new library. https://t.co/8yndLIIIUg

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11/07/19

Gibberdian Council will be elected in September, our month of . They will then be visiting the following month courtesy of https://t.co/bcUgW5Tbyv

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11/07/19

So a couple of our heroes have been in touch which made us so very happy 😊 https://t.co/N7QrGvtHLN

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11/07/19

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VACANCY: Educational Welfare Officer Based at Designated Academies (across Essex) https://t.co/ZatL1uBbwk https://t.co/H1fXUHoYQa

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05/07/19

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And thanks to one of our parents we even had SFG branded diggers 👍 https://t.co/IoQ83QaOOd

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05/07/19

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Dee Conlon

It was wonderful to meet Mr Mitham, one of the partners, at this morning to introduce our new school. His passion for architecture is inspiring and we look forward to welcoming Mr Mitham to . https://t.co/SUOfsEdRrp

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05/07/19

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Dee Conlon

Mrs Leverington and I had a wonderful afternoon at the House of Lords, celebrating the opening of our school https://t.co/AcXaL0mYaN

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05/07/19

And thanks to one of our parents we even had SFG branded diggers 👍 https://t.co/IoQ83QaOOd

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Lower School Curriculum

Year 7 curriculum comprises 6 x  50 minute lessons and 1 x 60 minute Prep per day. Pupils study English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, French, Computing, Reading, PE, SMSC, Performing Arts, Creative Arts and Prep.

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 lessonas as well as during Enrichment Prep 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.

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.

SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development)

Pupils have the opportunity to nurture reflective wisdom that enables them to make wise and appropriate choices in the complex and changing circumstances that they are likely to encounter in modern society.

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

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