Friday, 14 July 2017

Love Learning

Sharing our Love of Language Learning

On Monday 10th July, Miss Retzepter organised for 18 Year 8 linguists to go to Hermitage Primary School ,to teach a French lesson to each of their Year 5 classes.  The theme was 'places to go in town' and students spent time learning the vocabulary and playing games with the Year 8 tutors to practise this.  They then listened to a funny, catchy French song to learn the verb 'aller' (to go) and then worked on whiteboards to create sentences.  Finally students played a game of battleships to further consolidate their learning.  The experience was thoroughly enjoyed by all and we very much enjoyed working with one of our main feeder Primary schools by delivering a taster Secondary School lesson.  The Year 8 students were excellent representatives for the school and our thanks goes to all staff and students at the Hermitage School for welcoming us for the morning.  We hope to be back in the new school year!

Year 9 on Time!

Enjoy the pictures of some fantastic Year 9 clocks, which they have finished since starting their GCSE Design Technology course in May. The clocks have been inspired by the theme ‘around the world’ and as you can see each student has taken a different spin on this idea to create a unique and interesting design.

Work is by: Megan Edwards, Ben Jordan, Saif Hasan, Blaine Cutmore, Ewan Howell and Harrison Dunne.

Year 10 in the 6th Form!

On Thursday 13th July our Year 10 cohort visited Woking College for a taste of post 16 education. Students had opportunity to sample a range of A level and vocational courses including Law, Photography, Psychology, Graphic Design and Applied Science. The day gave great food for thought and has helped many students sharpen their focus on their direction in post 16 pathways.
 Staff from Woking college observed that our students “were a credit to Winston…our teachers  all commented  on what a great group they all were” and former Winston student Dan Swords, now president of the Woking College student council, also wrote that “feedback from college staff is exceptional and they were all very happy with how well the students conducted themselves.”
Well done Year 10!