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05/07/20

2days.... https://t.co/5Li0yHbf1P

04/07/20

3 days ... https://t.co/5Li0yHbf1P

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04/07/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
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Our 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19, but today we're thrilled to launch the , 11-27 September. ​ ​You can host a private clean-up with up to 5 others or pledge to do your own litter pick. Join now: https://t.co/aQ5CxNOVsy https://t.co/Oks2yJBel2

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03/07/20

... on the 7th day of the 7th month ... https://t.co/uXWWz9JOH2

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03/07/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
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loving the new book we are reading in our virtual English lessons with 📚👍💙💛 https://t.co/EkOVGFDeIw

03/07/20

Can you help us win? Thank you https://t.co/B7ICvveHNa

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03/07/20

Last Gibberdian Council meeting of the year. A huge thank you and a massive well done to our Councillors who helped shape our school and be the voice of all Gibberdians. https://t.co/xynjtT3qJp

03/07/20

Our leaders are thrilled to be part of this programme and looking forward to September.

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02/07/20

National Writing Day 2020 Write a 24 word story in 7 minutes. Here are our teachers' favourites. https://t.co/pt2ZNK9zhw

02/07/20

They wrote some lovely messages and some really heart breaking ones.

02/07/20

A quote from the postcard task: "Dear Mum Been here a whole year and I learnt people's hearts can be as dark and cold as the days are here. Missing you very much." 😓

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02/07/20

So my beautiful Gibberdians, in a world where you can be anything, be kind 💙💛 Mrs C https://t.co/ItpD4LFq2E

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02/07/20

Dear and , We couldn't agree more so we included your to-do-list in our whole school Reading Action Plan. We have 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 covered, working on 3, 5 and 10 👍 💙💛📚 https://t.co/DeO4DiDqQd

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01/07/20

Gibberdian Toilet Roll Art 😊👍 https://t.co/IoIeS9svd6

01/07/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Sustrans East

We have launched a 5 minute Travel Survey for parents/guardians to find out how your kids get to school & how to encourage active travel! Take part & you could win a kids bike & accessories worth up to £400! https://t.co/aXnyv7CmZJ

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01/07/20

Did You Know Wednesday... https://t.co/ymZ7vvTknI

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01/07/20

We cannot wait! 🤩 https://t.co/qafYLSW42Y

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30/06/20

Monday's Quiz https://t.co/wkqWcp8YMF

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29/06/20

Creative Task - Collage This is not just any collage, this is Gibberdians' collage 😊 https://t.co/Oduh7kBR5b

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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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