Court Fields School receives a further award from the National Citizen Service

Court Fields School was presented with its second award from NCS ( National Citizen Service ) in recognition of its proactive support in encouraging its year 11 students to participate in the 3 week NCS programme of activities. Pictured receiving a plaque and a certificate are Paul Cowling, responsible for careers and the main link with NCS, Rachael Bennett, Head Teacher and Flavia and Sarah from Activate, the company responsible for delivering the NCS contract in Somerset.

50 year 11 students from the school have already signed up for the 2018 programme.

The NCS programme is aimed at 16 -17 year old. It takes place over the school holidays. As well as two separate periods of away from home residential which includes a range of exciting  outdoor activities, students will also be given time to develop new skills whilst learning more about their communities and how they can make a difference through social action projects.

Upcoming Events

Friday 26th January 2018 – Non-uniform Day (details to follow)
Thursday 1st February 2018 – Academic Monitoring Evening 4.30-7.30
Friday 2nd February 2018 – Academic Monitoring Day (Students not in school)
Tuesday 8th February 2018 – Year 9 Girls HPV Vaccinations
Friday 9th February 2018 – INSET Day
12th – 16th February 2018 – February half term holiday
Monday 19th February 2018 – Students return to school

Trip to the Fleet Air Arm Museum

We went on Wednesday 13th December to the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton. Mr Woodward drove us in the school minibus. Students from both Nurture groups, Sunstone and Citrine went with Mrs Smith and Mrs Hopkins as well as Mr Woodward.
We went to take part in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) workshop, which looked at the different materials used to make aircraft over the last 100 years.
We were able to test the different materials such as wood, metal, fabric, carbon fibre, leather and honeycomb composite to see if they were flexible or stiff and rigid. This tied in with what we had been learning about materials in our science lessons. We also tested how strong the materials were by standing on them.
They day was fantastic and it was great to be able to use the learning we had done in school to help us with the workshop activities.
By: Tristan Stanley, Roman Scotcher, Katie O’Connor and Paul Storey (Sunstone Nurture Students)

Girls’ Hockey

This has been a great season for the girls’ hockey teams. The Year 9&10 Girls played their first full pitch games and did fantastically well against Taunton Academy and Bishop Fox’s. They played very well together as a team and their fitness levels remained good for the duration of both games, despite the increased size of the pitch!

 

 

The Year 7 team have had a brilliant start to their hockey performances as they secured lots of wins in their Central venue league tournaments and finished third overall. They are a promising group of players and we are already looking forward to next season.

After Christmas we will be looking forward to starting the Netball season with practices for all age groups.

Inter-house Cross Country and Fun Run

We have had an exceptionally busy Inter-house programme this term. We have had competitions for all years in boys Rugby, girls Hockey, Dodgeball, Badminton and Cross Country.

The Inter-house Cross Country and Fun Run was a muddy, closely fought competition which the students approached with determination and lots of smiles. Congratulations to the overall winning House, Emerald.

Mr Nicholls – Head of PE

Staff Panto

The Staff Panto was well received by over 250 students (oh yes it was!) on Monday after school: Sleeping Beauty. This was an impressive and purely amazing performance by staff for our students to say thank you for all their hard work and commitment to their school.

We had cheering, booing and hissing, shouting and screams of delight as some very strong acting skills graced our stage with little or no rehearsal! You can imagine. Staff at Court Fields have once again excelled and had enormous fun dressing up – a testimony for going that extra mile for our students!

Year 9 Options

Making curriculum choices in Year 9 is a very important part of your time in school. It is an opportunity for you to take control of your education and shape the way you want your future to be. The options you choose for Years 10 and 11 will affect how you spend your time at school for the next two years. The choices you make may also influence what course or job you decide to do after Year 11.

It is important to choose subjects that will interest you and motivate you. Spend some time thinking about what you enjoy doing, what keeps you interested in something and what makes you work hard. Remember that you are not alone in making these decisions, everyone in Year 9 is going through the same process. Teachers, friends, parents, carers and family will be able to guide advise and support you in this important decision making process.

Good reasons for choosing an option

  • You are good at the subject
  • You think you will enjoy the course
  • It fits your career ideas and plans
  • It goes well with your other choices
  • You think you might want to continue studying it post 16
  • Your research shows that it will interest you and motivate you to learn.

Bad reasons for choosing an option

  • Your friends have chosen it
  • You think it will be easy
  • You think it’s a good option for a boy/girl
  • Someone else thinks it is a good idea
  • You like the teacher you have now
  • You did not have time to research your options properly

Letter

Important dates

Consultation Dates:

Thursday 23rd November – Consultation Year 9 Parents and students – assembly and letters out.

Friday 8th December 2017 – Deadline for feedback from Year 9 Parents and students.

Thursday 14th December – Governors Directors – Final Decision.

Options Process: Key Dates:

30th November 2017: Year 9 Parents Evening: Discussion of choices

Wednesday 10th January 2018: Year 9 Curriculum Guide sent home

Wednesday 17th January 2018: Year 9 Options Assembly: Process and Choices (SLT)

Thursday 18th January 2018: Year 9 Options Evening: Discussion of choices (opportunity for families to talk to teachers & students for all subjects)

Thurs 1st/Fri 2nd Feb 2018: Academic Monitoring Day: Discussion / Checking of choices by Tutor

Monday 5th February 2018: Options Returns

Year 9 Language Leaders

The Year 9 Language Leaders were full of festive cheer when they delivered their Christmas workshop to the Year 6s at Wellesley Park Primary School on Monday 18th December. The pupils enjoyed a range of activities including card games, Christmas bingo and making a festive card for friends and family.

The Language Leaders have been working hard on their presentation and communication skills, and it was great to see we have some potential teachers within the group!
A huge thanks to the Leaders for all their effort and giving up their Wednesday lunchtime to prepare.
Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année à tous!
Madame Payne

Staff Pantomime

Student only Monday 18th December 3.45 pm. £1 – proceeds to Madagascar – Tickets in Finance office.

— Pantomime – 18 December