Yr 9 EDF Visit

On Wednesday 21st March Science welcomed a representative from EDF in conjunction with Hinkley Point C to run a work shop with year 9. The morning focused on the current energy crisis and how we can solve it. Students competed to build the most efficient wind turbine, as well as learning about the production of electricity, and the wealth of careers available to them within the STEM industry.

 

Stem Works Day

Court Fields School hosted a fantastic STEM works day in conjunction with EDF on Wednesday
7th February. The day involved 86 Year 8 students working in teams to design and build the furthest
travelling egg carry rocket! The students worked in teams of 5 and tested their designs before
making adjustments. Pictured below are the winning team, the groups where marked not only on
how far the rocket travelled but also their design, presentation and team work. The day focused on
getting students engaged in problem solving ideas and possible future STEM carriers.

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.

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!

Sports Leaders

The Sports Leaders have been exceptionally busy with Primary Festivals for Year 1, Year 2

and Year 3 children. We have had lots of new leaders this year and they have continued the high quality leadership we have come to expect from our Sports Leaders.

 

We have Netball Leaders currently training ready for some Year 6 Netball tournaments next term.

Mrs Lees – PE Department

Chris Coupe worthy winner of The Governors’ Shield

Chris Coupe was the very worthy winner of The Governors’ Shield.  Chris took every opportunity that Court Fields had to offer, enjoying sport, leadership, The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and travelling to Madagascar as an ambassador for our school, visiting the projects that Court Fields has supported and fund-raised for, raising over £15,000 over the past few years. He did exceptionally well in his GCSEs also – a very proud day for students, parents and our school.

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