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  • Art GCSE 2022

    Published 23/06/22

    Year 11 GCSE Art Exhibition

    I am particularly impressed with the standard of the GCSE Art work this year. As you can see from the photos, the girls have worked extremely hard and overcame the difficulties that working during lockdown presented. A huge variety of styles and techniques have been exhibited, from painting on canvas to 3D models to animation. Artworks demonstrated profound links with themes, emotional understanding and skilful use of media. I am so proud of the Year 11 girls for the immense effort they put in. Very well done!

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  • British Physics Olympiad 2022

    Published 23/06/22

    Year 10 participated in British Physics Olympiad, which is a national physics competition on May 2022. This competition encourages the pupils to engage in an assortment of physics problems and ideas. We are extremely proud to announce that we have obtained 1 silver medal and 18 bronze medals out the 21 pupils who participated in this national competition. It is a great achievement as there were about 10,800 entries this year from all over the UK. It is a snapshot of their broader physics knowledge and interest. So obtaining a medal certificate for many is a good sign that their physics is going well. Well done Year 10!!!

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  • District Athletics

    Published 23/06/22

    We are extremely proud of the following pupils for their performances in the recent District Athletic Championships. Pupils are recognised and score points by finishing in the top eight. There were 22 schools competing, so well done indeed!

    Year 8

    Aleena 5th Long Jump

    Raniya 8th Triple Jump

    Zara 8th Javelin 

    Year 7 

    Ayesha 7th 800m

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  • Year 6 Trip to Imperial War Museum

    Published 22/06/22
    Year 6 pupils recently visited the Imperial War Museum (IWM) in London to broaden their understanding and consolidate their learning of the History topics covered (Rebuilding Britain after the World War II).    The exhibitions at IWM enh
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  • Road Safety Presentation

    Published 21/06/22

    Year 6 recently had a one-hour In-School Presentation (ISP) as part of Transport for London Safety and Citizenship to educate. Our pupils about personal safety, respect, responsibility, and awareness both on and around public transport.  It covered the different forms of public transport and addresses all key aspects of the KS2 Citizenship curriculum. The presentation informed, challenged and reinforced the knowledge of our Year 6 pupils as they become increasingly independent. 

    The session was delivered in a fun and interactive way; multimedia presentation which featured fast moving video clips with pop soundtracks, photos to illustrate each point and entertaining and informative discussion. 

    The Areas covered were: 

    • Journey planning 
    • Active travel choices (such as cycling and walking) 
    • Using different modes of transport in London 
    • Ticketing (including the Zip Oyster photocards) 
    • Getting help 
    • Showing respect for members of staff and other passengers 
    • What to do in an emergency 
    • Awareness of possible dangers and personal safety 

    It was a fun and informative session.  We learnt about transport safety and watched lots of videos with excellent messages.  It was also interactive. (Henna- Year 6)   

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  • Year 7 Trip to Mountfitchet Castle

    Published 20/06/22

    We were so excited for our recent Year 7 trip to Mountfitchet Castle. We have been learning about the Medieval times and different castles from the Middle Ages. Once we arrived at the castle, we were able to identify that it was a Motte and Bailey design. We were free to pet the many animals roaming free around the castle, such as goats, deer, turkeys, chickens and radiant peacocks! Around the outside of the castle, we saw parts of the original castle walls and we saw the dry moat which would’ve been useful to slow down intruding enemies.

    We all explored the bailey part of the castle, where there were burning fires and chicken pens. Wild rabbits popped in and out of holes in the ground and so we had to be careful not to trip! We visited the herb garden and a small shed in the herb garden where the gardener would prepare the herbs for the barons. There was also a small stable where the baron’s horse would be looked after and kept. We all found it very fascinating to see how a Norman village worked and how they lived back then. Our opinions about their laws were very different – some of us thought that gossiping and heresy should have been crimes whilst others thought it was perfectly reasonable.

    After a picnic lunch outside, we visited the House on the Hill Toy Museum. It was interesting to see the type of toys that children before us used to play with. We saw Princess Diana’s old bike, E.T from Steven Spielberg’s famous movie and old teddy bears (we found out that teddy bears got their name from President Theodore Roosevelt!) Upstairs was an intriguing WW2 exhibit that had pictures and helmets from the war. Many of us went inside the haunted house and this experience was very frightening for some – you could hear some of us screaming from outside the building! However, the braver half walked through unperturbed. After that, it was time to go home and we all bought something from the gift shop and without complaint, went back to school to be picked up as we were all exhausted after such a fun day out.

    We are so thankful to Mrs Harker for organizing it and for Mr Sfakianakis and Mrs Fernley for joining us on our excellent day out!

              

              

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  • Redbridge Athletics Championships

    Published 15/06/22

    Pupils from Year 7 & 8 represented our school at the Redbridge Athletic Championships on Tuesday 14th June.  It was amazing to see them do so well in all of the events.  They were a pleasure to take and a real credit to our school.  Well done to you all, showing determination throughout.

    Year 7 - Amelia, Maariya, Ayesha, Anah, Lilian

    Year 8 Alayna, Olivia, Zara, Raniya, Amina, Aleena

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  • Tenner Challenge - Saint Francis Hospital

    Published 14/06/22

    Our kind-hearted pupils recently decided to fundraise for the very worthy charity Saint Francis Hospice. The charity, particularly close to the heart of our School Governor, Paul Gersh, provides both hospice and home care for terminally ill patients living in Havering, Brentwood, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and West Essex, as well as providing therapy and support services to patients and the people who love them.

    Undertaking the Tenner Challenge, a free nationwide challenge for young people aged 11-19 years olds, our budding Business Studies entrepreneurs were each given £10 to get their business ideas off the ground and make as much impact as possible. From jewellery to sweet treats, the pupils impressed us with their business ideas and sold their ‘creations’ last Thursday. We were also fortunate to meet ‘Frankie the St Francis Hospice mascot’ and their wonderful team who came to school to speak about the charity and the fantastic work it does.

    We are delighted to announce that we raised an impressive £339.80 from our business ideas and our non-uniform day and it will give us great pleasure to be able to donate this money to this worthy cause.

    Because Saint Francis Hospice is an independent charity, there is no cost if their services are needed. The hospice needs to raise over £8 million each year because only 28% of costs are paid by the Government. 870 skilled and committee volunteers help to keep the charity running and bring huge joy and support to those who need the care. A £5 donation will pay for one patient meal and £25.25 will pay for a nurse’s care for one hour.

    If you would like to learn more about this wonderful charity please visit their website www.sfh.org.uk/donate

        

       

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  • Maths Masterclasses for Year 9 pupils

    Published 07/06/22

    We are delighted to announce that 5 Year 9 pupils, Dionne, Shriddhi, Arissa, Sophia and Maha were recently invited to participate in the 2021/22 Online Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses.  Royal Institution maths classes are a series of workshops led by experts from industry, academia and education.  They offer pupils in-depth investigations of topics in mathematics combining theory with interactive exploration.  We will open their eyes to the world of mathematics and hope to inspire them to continue their engagement with the subject.

    After all pupils had completed the 4 online sessions, two of the pupils, Shriddhi and Arissa attended the final session in person and received a certificate for their participation.  Well done to you all!

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  • Jubilee Celebrations

    Published 06/06/22

    On Friday 27th May we celebrated the Queen's Jubilee in style!

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  • English Debate - Are extreme sports dangerous?

    Published 18/05/22

    Last week's senior school assembly was devoted to an inter-house debate between two Year 8 pupils representing 'Valentines' and 'Wanstead.' Olivia ('Valentines') and Sanvi ('Wanstead') were debating the motion: 'This house believes that extreme sports are dangerous and should be banned.' The girls had studied debating in their English class as part of their non-fiction language unit earlier in the academic year and had been voted by their peers to represent their houses in front of the staff and senior school. Olivia, speaking for the motion, impressed everybody with the range of her well-considered and articulate points whilst Sanvi countered these arguments with considerable conviction. As well as delivering their speeches, the girls had to cope with questions and points of order arising from the speeches that they made. The students who made up the floor were asked to indicate which of the two speakers they were voting for by waving a flag in the colour of the participating houses. In the end, Olivia's house, 'Valentines' emerged victorious. Mrs Redfern, the Headteacher, was obviously impressed at the high standard of debating that she witnessed and we are grateful to Ms Naseem for preparing the girls for the occasion so thoroughly. As interested as some staff appeared to be by the arguments put forward, it is doubtful that we shall see Mr Fernandez and Mr Sfakianakis BASE jumping from the second floor of the building into the car park any time soon.

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  • Stay & Play

    Published 15/05/22

    Stay and Play for prospective reception pupils on Wednesday 25th May at 9am to 10.30am.

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