- Secrets of the ice July 1, 2015
- Climbing success June 30, 2015
- Parent Bulletin 29th June-3rd July June 29, 2015
- Topaz House Celebration Breakfast June 23, 2015
- Yr7 Softball June 22, 2015
- Year 10 Athletics June 21, 2015
- Welcome Day Programme for Parents June 19, 2015
- Students Building up to TOG Week June 17, 2015
- Duke of Edinburgh Exmoor Expedition June 15, 2015
- Creative Writing Day June 14, 2015
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Last week 155 Year 5 Primary School students from Wellington and the surrounding area descended on Court Fields School for a day of scientific investigation on ice core samples, from which they were able to decipher the evolution of our planet from volcanism to the impact that people have had on our environment.
Mr. Bond, Head of Science at Court Fields said, “It was great to welcome so many enthusiastic young people into our department who clearly have a real desire to learn all about what we do here at Court Fields. Our Science Department is a vibrant place to learn and we look forward to welcoming them back in year 7 in just over a years’ time
Two Court Fields students competed at the National EPICC Climbing Competition held at The Quay Climbing Centre in Exeter, on Saturday 27th June.
Joe Walmsley in Year 9 came first in both the bouldering and lead climbing events for the under 16 boys.
Katie Acton in year 8 also came first in the bouldering and a respectable 2nd in the lead climbing event for the under 16 year old girls.
It was a fantastic day with strong climbing from these talented young climbers.
The year 7 softball team recently took on local rivals Kingsmead in a very entertaining game. The more experienced Court Fields side started well and by the end of the 3rd innings were 7 – 0 up.
Kingsmead then found their form and managed to find some gaps in the field to win the 4th innings 5-1. The game ebbed and flowed with some great home runs and superb catches. The last 3 innings proved how tight the fielding had become as only 1 run (by Kingsmead) was scored. Despite the superb fielding by Kingsmead they were unable to claw back the damage done by Court Fields at the start of the game. By the end of the seventh innings Court Fields emerged as 9-6 winners.
Archie Lang, Louie Justice, Harry Nixon, Danny Nicholls, Zach Monteiro, Ben Slawson, Dexter Sanderson-Gough, Sullivan Harlow, Sam Poole, Riley Sellick, Andy Power, Aaron Hill.
Sixteen athletes from year 10 competed in the Area Schools Team Event on Thursday 18th June. The event was well attended with nearly all the local schools being represented in the year 10 competition. The team event shows the best all round athlete with students having to compete in both track and field events to gain valuable points for their team, The winner of the event will represent the Taunton Area in the Somerset School Games.
Court Fields Girls finished in 2nd place by just 12 points behind the winners and the Boys team finished respectable 3rd. All students thoroughly enjoyed the event that was organised by SASP.
Court Fields annual whole school competition TOG (Talent Olympic
Games)is to be held during the week beginning Monday 6th July 2015.
TOG was established to provide an opportunity for all students to show off their talents in numerous competitions. This year boasts over 28 events which are organised and competed in by staff and students.
This year will see the cake competition brought forward to Friday 3rd July so that it will be judged and shown during the School Fete.
Other events which will take place during the week are as follows
TOG offers points not only to the winners of each event but participation also plays a big part in the overall title.
‘IT’S YOUR TIME TO SHINE’
On the weekend of 13th-14th June, 31 students in Year 10 took part in the expedition for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.
The training for this began in November and included meetings on map reading and navigation techniques, first aid and camp craft. Everyone also successfully completed a practice expedition on the Quantocks. The students were in five teams and planned their own routes on Exmoor. They had to be entirely self-sufficient for the weekend, carrying all their camping equipment, food and changes of clothes. Luckily the weather was a lot better than on the practice and wet weather gear was only needed briefly.
On the 10th and 11th of June, the Court Fields English department held a creative writing day.
This successful event, attended by 30 year 5 students from the local primary cluster, looked to encourage writing skills and an enjoyment in writing creatively.
Mrs Craig, English teacher at Court Fields, led the workshop supported by 10 accomplished writers from year 8. Students focused on punctuation, writing techniques and planning to write successfully. Extracts from relevant texts were used for inspiration including The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien and The Northern Lights by Philip Pullman with activities including’punctuation’ hunt around the school.
All students involved enjoyed the day and one commented that they couldn’t wait to join Court Fields in the future. Court Fields English department are looking forward to repeating this fantastic day again ne
Court Fields girls Rounders teams have represented the school at the Central Venue League Rounders Tournaments held at Bishop Fox School. All teams played some fantastic Rounders and displayed some excellent fielding and batting. The competitions were tough and Court Fields showed excellent resilience against some big hitting teams. The teams displayed excellent fielding tactics to make it hard for the opposing teams to score, particularly the Year 7 and 9 teams. The Year 8 and 10 teams displayed some strong batting pushing the scores close some games. Unfortunately the teams did not qualify for the School Games Finals as only the top two teams from each tournament go through. All the girls are to be commended for their excellent teamwork and tactical play.
Well done to all involved.
‘Court Fields School were delighted to welcome the Wellington Town Mayor, Councillor Mrs Janet Lloyd, to the school for one of her very first engagements as the town’s new Mayor – a special awards presentation to students. Mayor Lloyd presented awards in the form of a certificate, and a voucher to redeem at a local retail outlet in the town. Each of the students had been nominated for their award by staff members to mark a particular achievement, success, or for the progress they had made during the year so far. The presentation was also attended by Head Teacher, Rachael Bennett, staff members nominating the student, and the award’s organiser, Mr G Woodward.
Ms Bennett said “It is always a privilege to present students with award that recognise their achievements. The Learning Support Department is delighted with the efforts and progress that so many students have made this year”.
Court Fields School’s main Presentation Evening is on Wednesday 8th July where students receive a variety of awards in a range of subjects and categories. The Year 9 Governors’ Shield is presented to the student who has made the most of their Key Stage 3 years and got involved in the full life of the school.’
On Wednesday 10th June Court Fields School hosted the annual Yr4 Astronomy Day for our primary feeder schools. During the day there was an emphasis on the Moon, and there was a flour and cocoa powder haze over the school as the students discovered how impact craters were made. As well as many other activities during the day, they also became a living solar system complete with orbiting moons, destructive asteroids and mischievous comets!