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28/09/20

I'll help you think I'll help you believe I'll help you dream And you will DARE Gibberdians 💙💛 Mrs C https://t.co/54OWCsunom

28/09/20

What do we offer? - exceptionally hard working, polite, kind pupils - small family feel, supportive environment - staff wellbeing and development a key priority For a virtual visit contact info.org.uk https://t.co/RdTJcCu2HN

26/09/20

We look forward to our family lunches in the canteen.

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26/09/20

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Dee Conlon

Year 6 Virtual Information Morning 17th Oct 10am Register your interest https://t.co/V6Z0toQ51z https://t.co/ZUvjvqDKJG

26/09/20

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Dee Conlon

Sir Frederick Gibberd College: Poetry Performances on National Poetry Day: https://t.co/NTRsi3HoWW

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24/09/20

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Burnt Mill Academy

ONLINE OPEN EVENT - We'll be holding a virtual open evening for 2021 admissions on Wednesday 30th September. For more information, to register your interest and to find out more about Burnt Mill Academy please visit https://t.co/0OTlly46I7 https://t.co/cStT8yK1Yq

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21/09/20

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Mind in West Essex

Fancy joining us for an online yoga class? Funded by the classes form part of the Great British Week of Sport campaign, promoting the benefits of sport and physical activity To register email: fundraising.org.uk https://t.co/EdFdaIkSFn

19/09/20

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MHST Harlow

please contact us via DM or email at trailblazer.org.uk Places are limited and the course will start at the end of September so make sure you register your interest soon! 2/2

19/09/20

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MHST Harlow

We are running another free online course for parents/carers this time focusing on Challenging Behaviour. If you would like help learning and implementing tried and tested strategies to help manage your child’s challenging behaviour and can commit to 6 online sessions 1/2

19/09/20

Check out "How To Get Into Medicine Live 2020 | Conference for Students in the UK" on Eventbrite! Date: Sun, Sep 20 • 09:00 BST https://t.co/X9dnAmHue2

17/09/20

Medical careers talk?

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16/09/20

This Friday we are going to find out about medical careers and how to become a doctor 👍 https://t.co/AG6nxdpEYX

12/09/20

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Harlow Foodbank

Come on let's do it....let's love and serve the community...let's do it together working with you,for you, supporting you

12/09/20

You can find all the information here... https://t.co/7ETza6G2Xg

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12/09/20

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Dee Conlon

Our beautiful little beings, whatever that fear may be we are with you so rise my darlings. Rise high, you won't fall and even if you do we will catch you. That is a Conlon promise. https://t.co/B22sdhUP7j

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12/09/20

Listen to our inspirational Headteacher introduce SFG sixth form https://t.co/67VcsTiayp

12/09/20

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Dee Conlon

Coffee & Cake with the Head this half term with Year 6 parents. All virtual so grab a brew, a slice of madeira and your laptop. See you soon. https://t.co/huRVNKWpHZ

12/09/20

Thank you for joining us this morning for our first virtual information event. I am very sorry for the technical issues we had. You can now view our new site photos on our school website. Mrs C https://t.co/xQ5nce4ohS

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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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