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A level Film Students Sounding Good

3rd March 2021

Foley sound – Year 12 Film Students Foley editing is named after Jack Foley, who was working in the early days of Hollywood.  Before we had technology such as boom microphones and discreet, digital sound recording devices, Foley artists created the sounds required by directors after films had been shot. Today, Foley artists continue to…

Two Sides to Every Poem – Blake-Inspired Verse by Y9

11th February 2021

English students in Year 9 have been studying Wiliam Blake’s ‘Songs of Innocence and of Experience’. Teacher Zoe explains: “These poems are influenced by Blake’s ‘The Lamb’ from ‘Songs of Innocence and ‘The Tyger’ from ‘Songs of Experience’. Blake’s poems in this collection tend to come in pairs with one poem exploring ideas about innocence and…

Well Versed In History – Y8 WW1 Poems

10th February 2021

Students in Y8 have been looking at the poetry which came out of WW1 and writing their own verses, inspired by the war poets. Here are three of their moving poems – and one which is read aloud by the author, Eden:   WW1 Poem by Mina S The deafening whistles of the fire filled…

Meet the teachers – The MFL Department

4th February 2021

  In order to really get to know our wonderful Modern Languages Department they asked their own students to interview them in their respective languages. Every day really is a school day! Camilla Parsons – Head of MFL and Spanish Teacher Interviewed by Natasha, Leni-Mae and Josh in Yr 12 Q. ¿Por qué quisiste ser…

Remembering the Holocaust

3rd February 2021

On 27 January our Upper School students watched this beautiful online Callover created by our Drama and Music Departments featuring moving readings and a piano recital. As a community we strive to embody the theme of this year’s remembrance day: Be the light in the darkness. It encourages everyone to reflect on the depths humanity…

Children’s Mental Health Week

1st February 2021

Our child-centered approach means that we always put the wellbeing of our pupils at the top of the priority list. This week we’re focusing on mental health and wellbeing with our students looking at ways to care for yourself and others. Fiona Parsons, Assistant Head – Personal Development and Wellbeing is co-ordinating activities in the…

Shaping words and communities with Year 2

28th January 2021

Our Year 2 students have been very busy working on their handwriting, vocabulary and playing with words as part of their topic of Communities. Teacher Kim said: “We have been talking about communities in Year 2 and having tremendous fun exploring our own communities and designing and making an ‘ideal’ community. This has manifested in Lego…

Poetry and pictures from Year 3

28th January 2021

Our Y3 students have been sharing a lot of wonderful work from KASConnected classrooms and it really showcases their talents. Teacher Sally said: “We have been writing poems this week and learning different styles from kennings, acrostics and free poems. We spent lots of time reading out and sharing what we had written. Here is…

Window Wonders from Year 3

26th January 2021

Students in Sally’s Year 3 class have been changing their view using only paper and scissors! Sally says, “In today’s art lesson, I wanted to do something that would make a virtue out of necessity, in this case being stuck inside. I also wanted to get children to think outside the box – literally.” “These…

Message from Robert – 22 January

25th January 2021

Reflecting on a week with some high points and looking forward to when we might be able to return to site – Head, Robert shares this week’s video message.

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