Student Zone

Year 8

Year 8 – Welcome back

 

Welcome back to all Y8 students, to what I believe will be an even more successful year, building on the fantastic achievements attained during the course of last year. Y8 finished at the top of the table in regards to having the highest number of Vivo rewards and the lowest number of behaviour referrals; I have high expectations and believe that this year will bring Y8 even more reason to celebrate.

This year brings new challenges; with the decisions regarding Options taking place after Christmas, proceeded by the end of year exams in preparation for the start of Y9. The students continue to follow a diverse and enriched curriculum in year 8, studying the core subjects of English, Maths, Science, PE and ICT; in addition to languages, technology, art, geography, history, RE, dance drama and music.

 

Period 4 Pixl Edge

Within the new structure of the Year 8 in P4 allocation will be following an exciting new programme through Pixl Edge. The year 8s will be following the apprentice scheme and will graduate on to the Graduate programme in year 9. Over the year they will learn, understand and develop their knowledge within Leadership, Well-being – Mind, health and life, Careers, Resilience, communication and initiative. The careers topic will be tailored to help and guide your daughter in their selection of options moving forward into year 9. Through these different topics we hope to build and develop your daughters character to help her within school life and moving up onto the Graduate scheme in KS4.

 

NSG After school-curricular sports:

Below are some sports that your daughter can join (free of charge) and potentially be selected to compete in the Hull schools championships.

 

Term 1

Netball

Football – Run by Tigers Trust

Multi Gym

 

Term 2

Trampolining

Multi Gym

Badminton

 

Term 3

Rounders

Athletics

Tennis

Cricket

 

Trips

End of Year trips – There are many trips that take place that your daughter will have the opportunity to sign up for, we ask for 97% and above attendance.  The trips we have run over the last few years have been Flamingo land (approx. £28), London, Bowling and Cinema (approx.£15), York Maze (approx. £28), Xscape – snow zone.

 

Isle of Arran – (approx. £380) Such an amazing opportunity to visit this fabulous island. Travelling there is an adventure in itself, starting on a coach and then on to a ferry to get to the Isle of Arran. Many girls have never been on a ferry before and it’s a great excitement at the start of the trip. Learning new skills daily, growing in confidence, making new friends and having a great week away. Games, Hillwalking, Scottish dancing, Rock climbing, sailing and Abseiling.

 

Events

Year 8 Parent Evening and Options Evening Thursday 13th December

If you have any queries or concerns in Year 8, please contact Mrs Moran on extension 204, if unavailable email emoran@newland.hull.sch.uk.