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Castle Hill Blog 05/05/23

Greetings! Another fantastic week here at Castle Hill. The excitement has been building all week for our Coronation celebrations. I am sure we will have lots of fabulous photos to share with you next week. Also, our footballers have shown exceptional talent and respect in a tournament against Reddish Hall School. This would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of their coach Ricky Deveroux.


 

Your students have been fantastic and have shown great sportsmanship. It’s been wonderful to see the pupils from both schools engage in healthy competition, develop resilience and enjoy the sporting experience. Assistant Headteacher, Kathryn Smith Reddish Hall School.

This week's spotlight is on our magnificent library! And who better to tell us about it than our very experienced and enthusiastic librarian Ann Bosset?

Here at Castle Hill, we value the importance of reading and our library really is the heart of our school.  It is well resourced, with about 10,000 books, both fiction and non-fiction, and a bank of computers.  It is staffed by a librarian and a library assistant who are able to guide and assist our pupils and generally encourage a love of reading.

The library is very well used.  Every class has a library lesson each week which includes some reading and activities to improve literacy skills and encourage reading for pleasure.  Books can be changed during morning reading sessions, every day and the library is also open at break and lunchtime for those pupils who prefer to spend some time in a calm, nurturing environment.

Accelerated Reader is a reading scheme which is used by our pupils.  This means that they read books that are at the appropriate reading level for them to keep progressing their reading skills.  When they have finished each book, they take a quiz about it, either in class or in the library.

Also taking place in our library are World Book Day celebrations and activities, book displays, competitions and author visits, as well as reading interventions and visits from Stevie the Wonder Dog who loves to listen to our pupils read! 

Design Technology

Look at these fantastic creations from Mrs McGuiness' Year 7  class!

Looking ahead....

Dates for your diary:

Date

Event

Mon 8th May

Bank holiday

Thurs 11th – Fri 12th May

Year 11 Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Expedition

W/c 15th May

Mental Health Week – related activities and non-uniform on Fri 19th May (fundraising for MIND charity)

Mon 15th  – Wed 17th May

Year 10 Lakeside Residential

Mon 15th May

Year 11 GCSE Drama exam

Tues 16th May

Year 11 GCSE Biology exam

Tues 16- Wed 17th May

Year 9 Alton Towers Residential (some pupils are just going for the day on 17th)

Fri 19th May

Year 11 GCSE Maths exam

Fri 19th May

8P trip – RNLI Hoylake

Fri 26th May

End of term rewards afternoon

Break up for half term holiday – return Mon 5th June

Fri 26th May

8W trip – RNLI Hoylake

 Coronation of His Majesty The King & Her Majesty The Queen Consort

Have a great weekend!

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