Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary

Year 7 English students made traditional 16th century biscuits to mark the 400 year anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. They judged the biscuits ‘Bake Off’ style on presentation and taste.

Thanks to Nathan Fleming, Yasmine Qureshi, Yasmin Edgcombe, Emily Trueman, Chloe Venn, Jamie White, Ophelia Cooper and Hollie Cullen for taking part.

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Read Write Gold at home for students

Note: You must be signed into your Court Fields Google account to download the software – If you are having problems please come to the ICT office for help.

Read Write Gold can be downloaded by students to install on personal Windows computers.

Click here to download Read Write Gold

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Once downloaded;

  • Right click Student-ReadWriteGold-ForHome.zip and click extract
  • Browse to the extracted files
  • Double click Setup.exe
  • Follow the steps within the installer
  • When installed open and click activate
  • The installation is then complete and Read Write Gold is ready to be used.

Note: You must be signed into your Court Fields Google account to download the software – If you are having problems please come to the ICT office for help.

Creative Writing Day

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

Public speaking

On the 22nd of January, six students in year 10, went to Bishop Foxes school to compete in the Youth Speaks public speaking competition.

Court Fields entered two teams into the senior category and each team had  three roles to fill, chairperson, main speaker and vote of thanks.

The chairperson had two minutes to speak, main speaker had six minutes to speak and vote of thanks had two minutes. The main speaker also had two minutes to spontaneously answer a question from a member of the audience, and both of our main speakers did a great job under the intense pressure.  The Rotary Club Youth Speaks Competition required for a team of three to talk about any subject the team feels passionate about. Katie Drohan, Abi Merrell and Becky Merrell spoke about ‘The Secret Life of a Goldfish’ whereas Kyusu Ntentabunga, Katie Rylatt and Michael Qureshi spoke about ‘Modern Day Slavery’.

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