Friday, 22 March 2013

Geography Site Update

Lots of new resources have been added to the Geography site this week, including revision materials for Year 11 students sitting GCSE exams this June. For each of the GCSE units students will find background reading, videos, useful links and past exam papers.

Monday, 18 March 2013

New House System

It has been decided to re-launch the house system to encourage even greater participation and competition within all aspects of school life.

For further details please see the letter from Mrs Vig. Click here to view the letter on-line.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

¿Qué le duele? by Some Rather Crazy Year 9s in Spanish

Have a look at the MFL blog. Some of our amazing Year 9s have created verses for a Spanish song about feeling poorly. You can also hear the original track.

You can also find new websites that have been added to the three languages links (German, French and Spanish).

Friday, 15 March 2013

Where's Webber?

Can you spot the Webber students and staff in the queue for The Big Bang yesterday? Click on the photo to take a closer look!


To see more photos from the first day of The Big Bang head over to their Facebook page.

Trip to the Safety Centre - Hazard Alley

Year 3/4 visited the Safety Centre and learnt all about safety and hazards both in the home and outside.

They learnt how to perform basic First Aid and what to do in an emergency. The children were put to the test when they had to make emergency calls after witnessing a number of accident scenarios.  It was a fantastic trip and they learnt a lot.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Pet Project

Years 3 and 4 presented their information text titled Pet Project during the Key Stage 2 assembly this morning.
 
                                   

As part of the project, the children learnt to carry out research using books and the internet and found out a lot of information about pets. They structured the information that they had collected and put their ideas together in the form of a booklet.
 
Please feel free to pop in to have a look, you will be most welcome.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Ben Builds a Cardboard City at Milton Keynes Gallery

Year 8 are currently working on a project in Art to create Hundertwasser inspired cardboard buildings. A few weeks ago Ben Elston went on a workshop at Milton Keynes Gallery run by local artist Aaron Head. With other students, Ben helped to create a sprawling cardboard metropolis. Ben got the chance to build ‘big and bold’ by creatively re-using a variety of cardboard boxes and sculptural techniques.

Over the course of the day Ben's cathedral was part of a dizzying maze of tunnels, bridges and towers that emerged and spread across the room. As a culmination of the workshop participants ‘activated’ their city with the clever use of lights and torches to create shadows and depth.

Ben said that he thought it was a fascinating day and gave him lots of ideas for his own cardboard construction at school. Examples of the finished houses by Year 8 will be posted on the blog after Easter.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Comic Relief Fundraising Week

The Webber Independent School will be supporting 'Comic Relief' on March 15th and the Sixth Form are leading the school in a Comic Relief Fundraising Week. We aim to achieve as much success if not more as the last fundraising event (Pink Week) where we managed to raise £400! We hope to involve the whole school community in this series of events.

Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK that strives to create a just world free from poverty. Their mission is to drive positive change through the power of entertainment. They raise millions of pounds through two big fundraising campaigns: Red Nose Day and Sport Relief. They spend that money in the best possible way to tackle the root causes of poverty and social injustice, also using the power of their brand to raise awareness of the issues.

Comic Relief Red Noses will be sold throughout the week Monday 11th – Friday 15th March during form time and in the foyer for a suggested donation of £1.50.

During the week from 11th March to the 15th, there will be multiple activities for students to attend and enjoy. Click 'learn more' for full details.

Students v Staff & Parents Netball

The students won last night's netball match with a final score of 8-4.

Congratulations!

'Stepping Stones to Success for Little Ones' A talk by Professor Pat Preedy

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

After-School Booster Cancelled

There will be no after-school booster, for Year 10 and 11 Geography students, on Wednesday 13th March due to staff training.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Key Stage 1's Trip to Aspley Woods

Sports Club Cancelled

Really sorry but there will be no sports club for the next two Thursdays owing to the Parents v Pupils Netball and Football matches on the 7th March and the Big Bang Science trip on 14th March.

School News

Please click the link below to find out more information about some of the events that will be happening this half term, including a talk by Professor Pat Preedy and a talk by Dr Martin Stephen.

'Getting Your Child into the Top Universities' A talk by Dr Martin Stephen