Introducing Accelerated Reader

accelerated%20readerSmith’s Wood Sports College is proud to announce the Accelerated Reader programme for all Year 7 and Year 8 Students.

What? The Accelerated Reader programme is a nationwide scheme that is designed to improve your child’s literacy levels, widen their literary knowledge and foster a love of reading. Find out more here.

How? Each pupil will take a Star Reading test to work out their reading range. This then corresponds to every book in the library, so that they know which books are ideal for them to read. After reading the test the pupils take a short quiz to evaluate how well they have comprehended it.

When? Each lesson will begin with 10 minutes reading, however your child should be bringing books home every day, which we encourage you to discuss with them. As little as 30 minutes extra reading a day can have massive effects on their literacy levels.

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Booster Sessions

As we embark on the most important year of your child’s educational journey, it is of great importance that we work collaboratively to ensure that they reach their full potential in all subjects.

To support your child we have scheduled weekly subject booster sessions (see attached timetable) which commence week beginning 5th October. These sessions have been planned to specifically help your child to make the progress that they are fully capable of and to build up their confidence in tackling exam/coursework questions more effectively.

See the full schedule here and our letter to parents here.

Science Club Set for New Term

The first Science Club of the new term meets on Wednesday 7 October at 3.10pm to 4pm in S15. The students who are interested will need to get a letter from their science teacher or the sciences hub. This exciting opportunity is open to all pupils in Key Stage 3.

Examination Certificates

The Summer 2015 exam certificates will be available for collection on Friday 27th November from 9am to 3pm.  If you are unable to collect yourself and would like to nominate someone else you will need to send in a letter naming who will be collecting and that person will need to bring in ID.

Students from previous years who have not collected their certificates will also have an opportunity to collect on that day.  Please remember to bring your ID.

Bowled over!

DSIBy Mr Sims

Thursday 2nd July saw our rewards trip to Star City, as our 8 year 7s who had been awarded students of the term this year were taken out bowling for the afternoon as a well done!

Well done to the eight students who achieved this accolade.