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Tag: Year 8

Y7 Exhibition: A New Way Of Learning

24th January 2022

This year we have begun to introduce an innovative new curriculum for Years 6-8. Our Year 7 students have just completed their first full Term experiencing this innovative and balanced learning experience. Our provision prioritises these critical years in early adolescence which are often overlooked in British schools. We combine exciting ‘Interdisciplinary Enquiries’ with rich…

Trampolining Bounces Back

13th December 2021

This term the PE team have been so excited to be able to re-introduce trampolining to the curriculum. The students have been developing their skills and practicing the Barnet competition routine in Choice, with some of our Year 7s also having the opportunity to take part in their gymnastics classes this half term. The students…

Poetry Competition Entries Shout Loudly

6th December 2021

The English Department challenged students in Years 7, 8 & 9 to write a poem of no more than 40 lines with the title ‘My Big Mouth’ as part of a national  ISA competition. There were some truly great entries which we wanted to share here to showcase the talented writers we have in the…

Young Sailors Take
To The Water

1st December 2021

After a short hiatus (caused by the departure of Edo and a global pandemic), sailing has returned to Choice on Friday afternoons with Maths teacher Hannah at the helm. Hannah said: “I am keen to promote sailing at KAS as we have the three beautiful boats which were custom designed for the school in the…

The Village Renewed – 2021

1st July 2021

The Village Project is over for another year, but in reality, the legacy of each Village lives on in the students who’ve taken part. The Village sees Year 8 students live in the school grounds for a week, creating their own shelters, community and guiding their own activities. This year there was a new approach…

Making History With Y8

30th March 2021

Year 8 students have been learning all about the slave trade in their History lessons this term. They were tasked with designing memorials to those whose lives were lost as a result of these practices. Some students were challenged even further – presenting models or drawings of their designs to an outside audience of experts…

Lockdown Portraits By Year 8

17th March 2021

We’ve all seen a lot more of our own faces than we’re used to during lockdown (thanks Zoom!) but for our Year 8 artists this was a source of inspiration. “The Y8 theme during lockdown has been Portraiture and Identity,” explains Head of Art Will Lewer. “Students have responded really creatively to a range of…

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…

Autumn team-building days

20th October 2020

As students move into new year groups, the Autumn term is traditionally a time when we take Year groups off site. This year we’re not able to provide residential camps but we made sure that students got to spend a day away from their desks, learning to work as teams, challenging themselves and preparing for…

The Village Reimagined

28th September 2020

The Village has become a rite of passage for Y8 students. Normally taking place in the Summer term students live on site at the school for a week in huts they’ve built themselves. While Covid-19 took away that opportunity in June, the staff of KAS were determined that these students wouldn’t miss out completely. So…

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