- Year 11 Assembly
- JTHS Sports Week
- 'Hold Still' - National Portrait Gallery lockdown photo competition
- Support the NHS - decorate your specs!
- Y7 welcome videos
- Year 7 and Accelerated Reader Quizzing
- Art WOW! walls
- French - Recette de mousse aux fraises
- Geography - Lockdown Maps
- Mental Health Awareness Week
- Formula E - Race Car Art competition
- Supporting Home Learning: Remembering more
- YESS Support
Friday 22nd May would have been your last day on normal timetabled lessons before beginning your preparation for exams. It would also have been the day when you would have had your last formal assembly with Mr Thompson, but don't worry a special video message has been prepared just for you.
Although work won't be set after half term as per your normal timetable, bridging work will be ongoing for A-Level subject preparation and the Upper School Team are still here to support you with your wellbeing and safety.
Take care and stay safe.
The Duchess of Cambridge has launched a photography competition in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery to document stories of human kindness and suffering during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown in Britain. A keen and very capable amateur photographer herself, the Duchess says that she hopes the competition will showcase life under the lockdown and tell stories of how the inhabitants of the UK were affected.
Details can be found here:
Mrs Burns' May half term challenge – Get creative – Support the NHS
One of the things I have done in order to show my support for the NHS is to ‘doctor’ my specs and made the rims rainbow-coloured. I did this using nail varnish. It’s very simple but provides a very visual, creative showing of our support to not only the NHS but to all those key workers who are helping to keep us safe and keep our country running.
I have put together a somewhat amateur video showing how I did this. This is the first video I have made (I am learning a lot of new IT processes at the moment!) and the video itself is not brilliant but you will get the idea. Have a go! You may want to check with your parents first before you go ahead, particularly if they have paid a lot of money for your specs! Don’t worry if you go wrong – just make sure you have some nail polish remover to hand and some cotton buds and, if you don’t like the finished result, simply take it all off.
Those of you who know me will know that I am a person who loves colour so I am enjoying wearing my totally individual specs and also enjoying the comments from people who love them!
This year has been a fantastic record breaking one with Year 7 and their engagement generally with reading and Accelerated Reader. Congratulations to all of current 29 Word Millionaires; superb reading and there still time to add to that number before we come to the end of term.
Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to arrange a rewards trip this year, but I will be emailing our current millionaires to ask for suggestions for a book they would like to see in the LRC. When these books are added to stock they will include a book plate with the name of the millionaire who suggested buying the book for the LRC, as a recognition of their achievement.
Just a reminder to all Year 7 that they should still continue with their reading and quizzing whilst not in school. My padlet will help with suggestions for new reads and where to find free access to ebooks, if you have run out of physical ones:
To complete an Accelerated Reader Quiz whilst we're not in school, Year 7 should visit the LRC page on the School Website, which is under the Learning Tab, then login using their Accelerated Reader username and password.
Please address any queries about Accelerated Reader to Mrs Collier on email@example.com
Keep up the brilliant reading effort Year 7!
Mrs Collier - John Taylor High School
The Art department continue to share some of the outstanding work that students have been submitting. There are two different WOW! walls below.
Thank you so much to students submitting their work, it is fantastic!
Recipe for strawberry mousse!
Two challenges here:
1. Translate from French
2. Make the mousse!
Mental Health Awareness Week from Monday 18th May to Sunday 24th May. The theme this year is Kindness which is also one of the key values at John Taylor High School as decided by our stakeholders.
Over the course of this week consider what you can do to be kind to yourself and what you can do to be kind to others. Consider sharing with us on Twitter @MissNRDean @JTUpperSchool
National Geographic Kids have joined forces with Envision Virgin Racing to launch a new Racing Car art competition. This special episode of DrawWithRob provides a tutorial to draw a Formula E racing car and includes a competition to submit your own design, inspired by something you love about the planet
Formula E is electrifying in more ways than one! The thrilling, high-speed sport is the world’s first fully-electric racing championship. What’s more, these precision-made motors zoom across the track at speeds of up to 280kmph. Woosh!
Want to see your planet inspired design on a real racing car? Then enter our amazing drawing competition.
See the document below for ways to support children in rememberign more during home learning. This resource has been produced by the Staffordshire Research School which is based at John Taylor.