A reminder that the term ends on Friday 19th December and students will leave school at 2.15 pm. As Berrys are unable to provide transport at that time, bus students should wait in the LRC unless a letter has been received at the School Office from parents that gives permission for them to leave at 2.15 pm because alternative arrangements have been made.
We return to school on Monday 5th January 2015.
On Thursday 11th December Court Fields Year 10 GCSE Drama students put on a production of Jack and the Beanstalk meets Snow White and the Seven Auditionees. They worked extremely hard in preparation for the performance, which was also assessed as part of their practical performance controlled assessment. This is the schools first student pantomime and it proved really popular with performers and audience alike. It was so successful that we have decided to make this an annual event so watch this space for information on next years production.
On Tuesday 18th November forty Year 4 pupils from the local primary schools recently spent an exciting day at Court Fields School. They worked with Mrs Osborne (Head of Design Technology), Mr Brookes (DT Teacher) and 12 Year 9 students, using numeracy and literacy skills in small teams to build catapults with the aim of “storming a castle”. When their building was complete they spent some time testing their catapults, measuring and recording the settings to maximise the best results ready for the competition that was held in the afternoon. The teams adjusted the settings to get the optimum results in the distance, height and accuracy contests. The Year 9’s kept score and suspense grew for the winner! Parents arrived to watch the grand finale at the end of the day when the teams used all their expertise to storm the castle.
This year the North Wales KS3 residential returned to the Ysgol Latymer Centre, at the end of the remote Penmacho valley near Betwys-y Coed. After unpacking the minibuses and allocating dormitories the smell of Mrs Robertson’s famous homemade chilli, started to fill the kitchen and we were soon sitting down to our evening meal. After dinner the students entertained themselves with board games and table football before packing their rucksacks for the activities on the following day.
On day 1 the group split into two parties. One group went to explore the mines at Rhiw Bach with Mr Jenkins and the other group set off to climb Snowdon with Mr Dickson and Mr Greenfield.
The walking group left the car park at Pen-y Pass and set off to climb Snowdon via the Pyg track route. Within half an hour we had to stop to put on full waterproofs because of a heavy shower but our spirits were not dampened and we continued to climb the steep slopes until the weather started to improve and some glimpses of sun were seen.
Court Fields 2016 Ski Trip
We will be staying in a beautiful quality hotel in the Austrian ski region of the Montafon Valley. The hotel offers a 3 course dinner in the evenings and a buffet breakfast in the mornings before skiing and students will have a hot lunch on the mountains in one of the mountain restaurants every day.
Each day students will take part in ski lessons led by a fully qualified ski instructor. The evenings will be spent doing a variety of planned activities such as ice skating, sleigh rides, swimming in an indoor/outdoor pool to name a few.
On November 14th Court Fields students enjoyed wearing spotty clothes and Pudsey ears to raise money for Children in Need. The school raised an impressive £901.83 with some monies still coming in. Students Aaron Fearnhead, Oliver Stewart and Jenna Martin raised money through a sponsored silence which they all found incredibly hard! Georgia McGrath and Shaella Power spent the day tied together hobbling around in their three legged effort to raise much needed cash. As always students and staff put on a fabulous cake stall full of cup cakes and brownies which were cleared with gusto at break time!
Picture: Jenna Martin, Georgia McGrath, Shaella Power, Aaron Fearnhead, Oliver Stewart
On Monday 3rd November the choir took part in the heat stages of the Grand Pier’s Somerset Schools Christmas Carol Competition. It was with many nerves that the 42 members of the choir boarded the coach with Mrs Chidgey and Mr Evans, for the trip to Weston -super-Mare – we had just had 10 days off for half term so it was good that we could have a sing through before we left. Spirits were high however and I am pleased to say the choir performed very well and have found out that we made it through to the Grand Final which will take place on the 1st December.
If you would like to hear our choir in action then there are quite a few opportunities this term, Come along to the Christmas Cabaret on the 15th December at 7pm or attend the school Carol Service at St. John’s Church on the 17th December.
If you would like to come and support the choir in prestigious event at the Grand Pier, Weston – s – Mare then tickets can be bought from here.
On 23/10/14 Mr Dickson and Mr Greenfield took eleven students to Dartmoor for a wet and windy day of navigation practice for the Ten Tors event. At times the low cloud meant that visibility was less than 100 meters and this made navigating over the rough undulating terrain even more demanding! We will be practicing again in November and if anyone else from Yr10 would like to join us please ask Mr Dickson for more details.
On Wednesday 15th October all of our Yr11 students attended the Somerset careers fair at the J24 conference centre, North Petherton. The event is the largest careers event held in Somerset and offers students the chance to meet colleges, local employers and many Universities from across the country.
Careers advisor, Paul Cowling said “I was pleased to see all our students having serious discussions with local employers, FE colleges and Universities. This event is a unique chance to get so many exhibitors under one roof and everyone seemed to appreciate this opportunity”.
Court Fields Year 11 team (under 16’s) have won 3 out of 3 games so far this season. Having beaten Kingmead (37-12) and Taunton Academy (37-17) they also dispatched Bishop Fox’s (41-14) in the 2nd round of the Somerset Cup. Court Fields will now play the winners of Stanchester or Holyrood in the quarter final. Their next area fixture will be against The Castle School after half term. The team have played some really enjoyable rugby and have demonstrated a willingness to run the ball from anywhere on the pitch.