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Tag: Year 9

Y9 Boys Win ISA Football Tournament

1st February 2022

Last week PE teacher Tom was up early in order to drive the Y9 boys football team to Nottingham to take part in the ISA Schools Tournament. It was a long drive but worth it when the boys not only won, but went the whole tournament unbeaten and without conceding a single goal! Tom says:…

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…

Y9 Latin Projects Are Ancient History

17th June 2021

Y9 Latin students were tasked to create personal projects on an aspect of Roman or Greek History which particularly interested them. Working either in groups or solo, the finished presentations were made in front of Head, Robert Lobatto. Some students were led by their stomachs, producing a fun and informative booklet showing how to make…

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…

Posters with in-tense-ity!

25th November 2020

Year 9 Spanish were tasked with a flipped learning homework to come up with a creative poster that explains the how the ‘Preterite tense’ in Spanish is formed. The pupils demonstrated a lot of creativity and the posters were not only beautifully presented but extremely informative and accurate. In lessons pupils are now using this…

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…

Drawing between the lines – Y9

19th May 2020

In Art, Year 9 students have been doing a project on ‘Blackout poetry’. They’ve taken pre-existing pages from books and isolated words and phrases from the page to make a poem or story. They then illustrated around it. Head of Art, Will said: “I think their poems are rather wonderful.” We have to agree. Here…

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