- Yr8 STEM day November 23, 2015
- Parent bulletin 23rd – 27th November November 22, 2015
- Children in need November 13, 2015
- Green Fingers at Court Fields November 12, 2015
- Year 9 Parents evening November 12, 2015
- Ten Tors Training November 9, 2015
- Exam Certificates Now Available for collection by 2015 Leavers November 9, 2015
- Year 10’s through to the County Cup Semi-Final November 1, 2015
- Snowdonia 2015 October 18, 2015
- Fair Funding letter Oct 15 October 8, 2015
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On Friday the 13th of November 100 year 8 students took part in a STEM challenge day organised by EDF and Stem works. The students worked in groups of 5 and were asked to design and build a model car that would be able to be fired through the air at high pressure, to safely deliver an unbroken egg upon landing. They were given budget to buy materials they needed to build the car and were allowed to choose how they used the money. The students needed to use team work, planning, Maths, design and Scientific skills to successfully fire their vehicle as far as possible.
It was a brilliant, buzzing atmosphere and wonderful to see students working together, using all of their different skills to be the best team on the day. Everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy the experience and have asked when they can do it again!
Friday 13th November was Children in need day at Court Fields. All the students wore non uniform and brought in a pound for Children in need. A wide variety of fundraising activities were on offer including a cake sale at break time, leg waxing, face painting, a sponsored silence and several sporting challenges. Highlights of the day included Ms Bennett wearing her Pudsey ears for the day and Sam Taylor getting both his legs waxed.
So far an amazing £865.00 has been raised by the students. Well done!
Students at Court Fields School have been enjoying the challenge of looking after the School Allotment and their House Flower Beds. As many as 14, Key Stage 3 students have been involved in projects throughout the Summer and Autumn months to encourage positive values such as resilience, communication, motivation and teamwork.
The students have been supported by the Friends of Court Fields Gardening Co-ordinator Steph Colman and former staff member Kay Alderman who have been giving up their time to assist the students during lunchtimes. All 4 of the School Houses have been represented with their own separate House Beds to look after. The School Allotment has produced an outstanding harvest with a bumper crop of strawberries, runner beans, onions and raspberries over the last 6 months.
On Saturday 7th November Mr Dickson and Mr Greenfield went for a hike on Dartmoor with a group of Yr10 students as part of their Ten Tors training. The weather in the morning was very wet and everyone had to wear full waterproofs to protect themselves from the elements. After practicing putting up tents in the relative shelter or Fernworthy forest the sun eventually came out and we were able to enjoy our sandwiches on the top of Kes Tor with views of Castle Drogo in the distance.
Last week saw the Court Fields Year 10 Rugby team beat Brymore 17-7 in a closely contested game. The game was a close affair with Brymore taking the lead with a well worked try out wide and the 2 points converted.
The Court Fields team them began to get in to the game with some great phases of play and good use of the ball. A great team effort saw Rohan Poulsom go over for his first try of the game, he also converted his own try.
The game stayed at 7-7 until the final 10 minutes which saw Ryan Henwood finish off a well worked try out wide. Within the dying minutes of the game saw Man of the Match Jai-Leigh Sears awarded a penalty inside the Court Fields 22 for Brymore holding on to the ball on the floor. Sears then took the penalty quickly and went on a rampaging run up to Brymore’s 10 metre line then had the vision to put Poulsom into space for him to run in out wide for his second of the game.
Court Fields will now face either Haygrove School or Kings of Wessex in the Semi Final.
A report by the students who went on the Snowdonia residential.
It was a long 6 hour journey but it was worth it. When we finally arrived, settled in, and sat down for a lovely meal (chilli & rice ) made by Mrs Robertson. Afterwards we had a succulent pudding which was homemade apple crumble and custard. We went to bed at 10:00pm because we had to rest for the big day ahead of us.
We had just woken up and we sat down to a breakfast of not just cereal but also eggs and bacon etc, once again made by Mrs Robertson and it was amazing – it surely gave you all the energy you needed. After breakfast, one group set off to go rock climbing and mine exploring while the others prepared for a 7 hour long trip to Cwmorthin mine.
Yr 10’s remain unbeaten
The Yr 10 team have started the season in good fashion with 2 victories. Their first game was in the Somerset Cup when they travelled to Bridgwater to play Robert Blake coming away with a 53 – 0 victory.
Their second game was against Heathfield and they came away with a 47 – 10 win. They will now have a home fixture against Brymore in the next round.
Yr 9’s mixed fortunes
Court Fields Year 9 team have played 3 but only came away with one win.
They lost to Huish Episcopi In the first round of the Somerset Cup 23 – 5, and suffered a heavy defeat 54 – 10 against Kingsmead who were County Cup Finalist last year. After the match rugby coach Mr Seaton said “When the Yr 9 team get the ball in hand they can play some great rugby and this was a true reflection of their potential when they beat Heathfield 47 – 25. I know the team will bounce back from this defeat”.
Yr 9 Photo
Back:- Jack Mason, Ryan O’loughin, Henry Hoggart, Jack Selwood, Ewen Evans, Tom Rayment, Tyrone Billinger, Marcus Brister-Thorne
The year 8 and 9 Girls Hockey teams traveled to Heathfield School for their first game of the season. Both teams were a little apprehensive and allowed Heathfield to create some scoring opportunities in the first half. Both Court Fields teams improved their tackling and clearing the ball to link with the mid field which helped create some attacking opportunities. As confidence grew Court fields produced more shots on goal and both teams scored in the 2nd half. Final scores were Year 9 Heathfield 2 Court Fields 1 and Year 8 Heathfield 7 Court Fields 5. Some promising hockey played by both teams, well done.
Elated students at Court Fields School shared their GCSE results with friends, staff and parents amidst tears of joy and relief. Headteacher Rachael Bennett said “It is always delightful to share success with students and know that they can now move on to Further Education with confidence”. 90% of students achieved 5 or more A* – G grades including Maths and English smashing the school target by 10%. Students achieving A*/A also exceeded the schools targets for the top grades. Megan Ellis, Court Fields Head Girl successfully secured 9 x A*/A grades. “I worked really hard and got the grades, I am so happy” she said. Other top performing students include Charlotte Dennehy and Bethany Howley who also achieved 9 x A*/A, Geordie Stock achieved 8 x A*/A, Eliz Boga 7 x A*/A, Alice Hall and Alex Wasey 6 x A*/A, Eliza Fenn, Pheobe Jones, Charlotte Manning 5 x A*/A, Josanna Fielder, Richard McGuffie, Chloe Mockridge, Katie Sattler and Tom Trowbridge each achieving 4 x A*/A and Josh Baker, Esme Clark, Lauren Gill, Eleanor Jones, Jasmine Pike, Jack Taylor and China Webber all securing 3 x A*/A. Ms Bennett added “ It is down to the commitment and determination of students, their parents and our teachers that leads to a child’s success and I would like to thank everyone in this partnership for making a difference to the lives and outcomes of our Class of 2015”.
The final week of term was our annual activities week. A wide variety of activities and trips were on offer to KS3 students including; a week of outdoor pursuits in the Ardeche region of France, a trip to Paris, musical theatre, gardening, fishing, equestrian, skiing, design technology, photography, cooking, multi-sports, kayaking, mountain biking, climbing, coasteering, street art and the Yr7 residential in North Devon.
To get a taste of what goes on see the video made by Mr Jenkins.