Whitsun Half Term Revision Sessions

The following revision sessions will run over half-term (all English sessions in room 56)

Tuesday 26th May

  • Media Studies (A2) for year 13 with Miss Umbleja – 9am to 1pm.

Wednesday 27th May

  • Media Studies (GCSE) for year 11 with Miss Umbleja – 9am to 1pm.
  • Foundation Tier English Language revision (Focus Group and sets 3 and 4) 9am to 11am.
  • Higher Tier English Language revision (Miss. Jones’ class 11X1) 11am to 1pm.
  • English A2 for year 13 with Mr Kuck – 9am to 1pm.

Thursday 28th May

  • Higher Tier English Language revision (Mr Kuck, Miss Powell and Miss Umbleja’s classes.

Friday 29th May

  • Maths GCSE for year 11 foundation and higher tiers 10am to 1pm.

 

English ‘Breakfast Revision Club’

Parent/guardians of year 11 pupils only

Y Pant English Department are running a ‘Breakfast Revision Club’ from 7:50 on Friday 22nd May, Tuesday 2nd June and Tuesday 9th June. This will take place in room 68 where breakfast will be served (complementary) and last minute exam tips/techniques will be delivered.

Our aim is for the pupils to enter their exam at 8:30, with the brain energy and confidence needed to complete their English Literature and Language examinations.

Please encourage your child to take advantage of this opportunity.

Breakfast before an exam is EXTREMELY important, as your brain needs energy to work at optimal capacity”

“Make the most of the final few hours before your exam”

We wish all year 11 pupils the very best of luck of their examinations and look forward to seeing them at the revision sessions.

Y Pant English Department

Whitsun Half Term Extended Provision Activities

The following FREE activities are running at half-term.  There are still a few places left – sign-up quickly in the YEPS office before they all go!

Tuesday 26th May 2015 11.00am-3.00pm Surfing
Tuesday 26th May 2015 1.00pm-4.00pm Debating
Wednesday 27th May 2015 11.00am-2.00pm Extended Provision – Cooking
Wednesday 27th May 2015 11.00am-2.00pm Extended Provision – American Football
Thursday 28th May 2015 12.00pm-3.00pm Go-Karting

Summer Term Extended Provision Activities 2015

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Extended Provision – 13th April 2015-15th July 2015

Monday Lunchtime

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Volley Ball Sports Hall Year 7+ 1.10pm-2.00pm 10 wks

Monday Session 1

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Swimming Leisure Centre Year 7+ 2.50pm–4.50pm 10 wks
Badminton Leisure Centre Year 7+ 2.50pm–4.50pm 10 wks
Fitness Suite Leisure Centre Year 7+ 2.50pm-4.50pm 10 wks
Photography Rm 6 Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Chill Out Room Rm 47 Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks

Monday Session 2

Extended Provision Y Pant School Year 7 + 5.30pm–8.00pm 13 wks

Tuesday Lunchtime

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Futsal Sports Hall Year 7+ 1.10pm-2.00pm 10 wks

Tuesday  Session 1

Activity Location Age Time Duration
School Football Sports Field Year 7+ 3.00pm-4.00pm 10 wks
School Cricket Sports Field Year 7+ 3.00pm-4.00pm 10 wks
Jewellery Making TBC Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Film Making Rm 58 Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Chill Out Room Rm 47 Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks

Tuesday  Session 2

Extended Provision YG Llanhari Year 7 + 6.30pm–8.30pm 13 wks

Wednesday Lunchtime

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Fitness Sports Hall Year 7+ 1.10pm-2.00pm 10 wks

Wednesday  Session 1

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Free Running Gym Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Tennis Tennis Courts Year 7 + 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Pyropraphy (Wood Burning) Rm 30 Year 7 + 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Youth Theatre (Yr 7-9) Drama Studion Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Dance Rm 68 Year 7+ 3.00pm-4.00pm 10 wks
Information, Advice & Guidance Session Rm 45 Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Chill Out Room Rm 47 Year 7 + 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks

Wednesday  Session 2

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Youth Theatre Drama studio Year 7 + 6.00pm-8.00pm 10 wks
Extended Provision Y Pant School Year 7 + 5.30pm–8.00pm 13 wks

Thursday Lunchtime

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Running & Core Fitness (Girls) Gym Year 7 + 1.10pm-2.00pm 10 wks

Thursday  Session 1

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Golf The Vale Resort Year 7+ 3.00pm–4.45pm 10 wks
Doodlewear Lesser Hall Year 7+ 3.00pm–5.00pm 10 wks
Duke of Edinburgh Rm 54 Year 11 3.00pm–5.00pm 10 wks
Chill Out Room Rm 47 Year 7+ 3.00pm–5.00pm 10 wks

Thursday  Session 2

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Extended Provision YG Llanhari Year 7 + 6.30pm–8.30pm 13 wks

Friday Lunchtime

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Tennis Sports Hall Year 7 + 1.10pm-2.00pm 10 wks

Friday  Session 1

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Warhammer Rm 57 Year 7 + 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks

Friday  Session 2

Activity Location Age Time Duration
None

Year 8 pupil Lydia in the Shakespeare Performance competition

“Two households, both alike in dignity

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene

From ancient grudge break to new mutiny

Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.”

Those of you in Year 10 or above will be familiar with these lines from the opening of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.  You may vividly remember the lessons you spent acting, reading and analysing important scenes.  You might even be heard to say that some of Shakespeare’s magnificent dialogue can sometimes be tricky to interpret on first reading, let alone deliver it to an audience.  Would you agree then, that it would be a mighty task to memorise a speech and deliver it to a panel of judges who are looking for a realistic portrayal of a Shakespearean character?

Well, Lydia Morgan in Year 8 has done exactly that!  She made it to the South Wales Regional Final of the English Speaking Union ‘Shakespeare Performance’ competition held in the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.  The judges were very impressed with Lydia’s performance of Julia’s speech from Two Gentlemen of Verona in the first round and gave her a place in the Regional Final last week.  The competition involved Year 8 and 9 students from school s across Wales and the judges were looking for the best performance of Shakespeare’s work.  There were 10 competitors in total and Lydia’s performance went well!  To perform in front of an audience is always challenging but Lydia rose to the challenge and impressed judges and audience members alike.  Well done Lydia!

We’ve been re-accredited with the NACE Cymru Challenge Award!

We’re delighted to announce that last Friday, we were re-accredited with the NACE Challenge Award for excellence in provision for More Able and Talented pupils. 

NACE Chief Executive Rowena Gaston said:

“Y Pant School has worked hard to win the NACE Challenge Award Re-accreditation status. It has shown itself to be committed to developing a school where all pupils are challenged to be the best they can be. The more able and talented children are challenged and this helps the other learners to see what can be achieved.”

The assessors spent the day in school where they observed lessons, interviewed pupils, teachers, parents and governors and looked at  pupils’ work.

They were also impressed by the impressed by strong leadership of the school and the support and challenge provided by the governors.

You can read the full press release from NACE below.

Key Stage 3 Assessment Fortnight Details

Assessment Fortnight will run from 8th June to 20th June. Details of assessment content for each subject can be found in Table 1 of the attached document.

Year 7

All assessments will take place during normal timetabled lessons within the Assessment Fortnight.  Pupils will be informed of the exact date and period by their subject teachers.

Years 8 and 9

Most exams will take place in the Sports Hall – please refer to Table 2 in the attached document.

A few assessments will take place during normal timetabled lessons within the Assessment Fortnight.  Pupils will be informed of the exact date and period by their subject teachers.

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