On Tuesday 15th December we will be serving a traditional Christmas menu for pupils at the cost of £2.40.
Unfortunately, due to the current advice issued by the government with regards to Covid-19 and school trips, we are unable to travel to Wales in September 2020 as planned.
Due to the nature of the trip, we are currently looking at rescheduling the trip for the summer term of 2021. Once we have confirmation of dates more information will be sent to you.
The BBC and the government have put together daily lessons for children across the UK. If you have finished the work we have set or you fancy something different, take a look.
This week the BBC is launching its own education package as part of their Charter across TV and online – helping to keep children learning and supporting parents. You can find more information about this here.
The key difference between the BBC offer and the Oak National Academy is that the Academy is a planned and sequenced series of lessons for schools and trusts to use as part of their planned curriculum offer. Whereas the BBC offer is aimed more at parents and pupils.
Oak National Academy
I’m very pleased to welcome Oak National Academy, a new online classroom and resource hub, which has launched to support teachers until schools re-open. The online classroom will provide free lessons and resources for pupils from reception through to year 10. All resources, lessons and more information can be accessed here.
As part of a collective response to the crisis, 40 teachers will be producing over 180 free online lessons each week, which will cover a range of subjects from English and maths to arts and languages.
Please note that we are not responsible for any of this content. If there are any technical issues, please contact the BBC or Oak Academy directly. We have found that the Oak Academy videos work best on Internet Explorer (the sound doesn’t always work on Chrome, but we are sure they will be ironing out these teething issues moving forward).
Starting Monday 23rd March Joe Wicks The Body Coach is going to be hosting a free workout aimed at kids LIVE on his YouTube channel.
With the schools closed and with us all spending more time at home, it’s more important than ever that we keep moving and stay healthy and positive. Exercise is an amazing tool to help us feel happier, more energised, and more optimistic.
The workouts will be fun and suitable for all ages and even adults can get involved. You don’t need any equipment, just tune in on YouTube at 9am each morning for a 30-minute, fun workout.
On Thursday 5th March pupils are invited to join us in fancy dress in aid of this year’s World Book Day. 20 points will be awarded for any pupils dressed as their favourite literacy character.
If your child does not wish to partake, they must wear school uniform.
This year we will also be running ‘Book Swap’. In order to get involved in this exciting opportunity, all you have to do is bring a book from home and pass it to Room 13 by Monday 2nd March. The book needs to be appropriate for Year 7, 8 or 9 readers; no graffiti, no missing pages and no broken or ruined covers.
Book Swap will take place on Friday 6th March from 3:05pm in Room 13. You can come and collect a book providing you bought one in previously.
February is LGBT History Month! We want to use this month as an opportunity to celebrate the strength and spirit of the LGBT community. Over the coming weeks, we will be posting a variety of LGBT icons, animals and historic events over on our Twitter account as well as updating this page with our posts.
The RAF Combined Cadet Force at Dame Elizabeth Cadbury is a fantastic addition to our wider curriculum.
Our new Cadets have this week piloted their first aeroplane, taking to the skies one by one at RAF Cosford.
Monday 20th January we left school at 07:15 with ten excited cadets on route to RAF Cosford for the school’s and the CCF’s First Flying experience.
On arriving at RAF Cosford we were taken to the briefing room where the cadets received a safety brief, watched a safety video and practised putting on the parachute.
We dressed to impress – flying suits, helmets, gloves and their aviator sunglasses. After waiting for the temperature to get above zero, the first two were Airborne into the beautiful blue skies.
Everyone had a fantastic time and could not stop talking about this fantastic experience and they are looking forward to the next flying day.
If you have any questions about joining CCF please speak to Miss Faulkner or Mr Norton.
At Dame Elizabeth Cadbury we understand the importance of ensuring that our students leave us as well-rounded young people with the qualifications, skills, knowledge and aspirations to go on to succeed in the pathway they choose in their life after school. Through the Pupil Pledge, we make a firm commitment to provide opportunities for our students to be exposed to a holistic educational experience during their time with us.
The Pupil Pledge is an exciting new concept which will complement our existing innovative and challenging curriculum. It will provide pupils with a ‘bucket list’ of activities to complete before they leave our school. The activities and experiences have been carefully selected in consultation with pupils, parents and staff, and we believe they will equip pupils with the softer life skills in preparation for adulthood.
Every pupil has a different menu of Pledge items to complete, appropriate to their age and year group. Throughout the school year, your child will work to complete each item until they have completed every item on their Pledge. For each completed item your child shows their Pledge Passport with a note of confirmation from a responsible adult (i.e. a club leader or any adult involved in the completion of the item) and a photo of themselves completing the Pledge item. For students who complete a minimum of 90% of their Pledge items there will be a graduation ceremony and celebration event at the end of the year, but the real reward, of course, will be that students have taken part in many enriching events, gained in confidence and ability and will become involved in supportive communities in the process.
To celebrate The Duke’s inspiring impact on generations of young people, we’re asking anyone who’s been in the @DofE to help build a powerful collection of your DofE stories, and inspire the next generation of young people to begin their journey.
We want to say a HUGE well done to every Bedrock student who achieved 120 points last half term - fantastic work! 🌟🌟🌟 Now we're going to celebrate the lucky winners of our Bedrock Stars prize draw. If you didn't win this time, keep at it as we have more prizes to be won.
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