Week beginning Monday 9th December - Year 10
Our Year 10 football team have struggled to get a full team together during the last couple of years. This year Mr Tatton has organised a team and entered our Year group into the district league. Despite a heavy defeat against Cheslyn Hay in our first game we galvanised the troops, put in a great performance with a narrow defeat against Netherstowe.
Justin Bird, our left winger made a sweet run through the defenders then slotted it past the keeper! Despite conceding four goals and all of our defenders lacking experience, our back line is gaining more confidence every day.
The next day, we had our first home game against the Friary, and we won our first point! It was something for the team to take away with pride after a late equalizer from George Carnell. This result was also aided by the heroic goalkeeping performance of Kyle Langston. We are not only hopeful for the future, but also thankful for the support, faith and managerial brilliance that Mr Tatton and the other teachers have put into us this year.
It’s been amazing to have more sporting opportunities at SUA this year.
Written by the Year 10 Football Team
Teaching and Learning
Lately in Year 10, we have been non-stop revising for certain exams such as English and Science; some people in the Year are also doing Health and Social and Sports Studies. Even though we were originally expecting these exams on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th, academy leaders have moved them to February. This is to support us with our revision and due to other exams going on in the new year. In our classrooms we are going to be doing little assessments for the end of term to see how we are progressing: this feedback will really help us to prepare for the mocks. We’ll be revising hard over Christmas!
During this term, we had a visit from Ofsted and although we were very terrified of them talking to us, we are very pleased with how it went. On the other hand, we still have not had the report given back to us but we are excited to hear the outcome for our wonderful academy!
We’re enjoying our lessons at the moment, especially important subjects such as PE where we get to play a sport of our choice and just have space and time to relieve our stress before our upcoming exams. The teachers in the departments are very helpful when it comes to our mocks; they have given us a lot of support and supplies for the exams. Thank you!
In two weeks’ time we are having a Christmas jumper day to end our term ready for Christmas. What will we wear?!
Written by Jayme and Ruby