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Coronavirus Updates

For any key worker whose child is not currently using our childcare facility,  and who subsequently becomes unable to provide childcare at home –  you must give the school 24 hours’ notice that you need to use this provision so that we can provide appropriate staffing. This means emailing office@newhorizonschildrensacademy.org.uk or calling 0333 602115 by 9am the day before.

For Monday provision, please ensure that you contact the school by 9am on the preceding Friday.  Students arriving without giving 24 hours’ notice may be turned away if we do not have adequate staffing.

 

Other letters about Coronavirus are below.

Letter to all parents – Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 27.03.20

Letter to parents – Year 11 and 13 27.03.20

23.03.20 – Key Workers

School Closure Guidance

Key Workers

Update 19.03.20

We will of course keep all parents up to date with any further announcements. 

 

Admissions 2020/21

All admission acceptances and appeals forms should be emailed to admissions@holcombegrammar.org.uk. Please do not bring them in at the school. Ms Wood will be in touch soon to confirm receipt of documents. However, please email the Admissions email for any queries or concerns. We hope everyone is safe and well and we look forward to meeting you in September.

Geography

Key Stage 3 – Geography

Benefits of Study
You will learn about and understand the world that you live in. Develop skills that will help you in other subjects and your future career. Get to complete field- work away from the classroom. In year 7 we undertake a walk into Chatham to compare the urban settlement pattern to the Burgess model. In year 8 we will either visit Calais and Le Touquet to compare Crime or do Coastal fieldwork in Reculver and Herne Bay. Geography encourages students to work as a team and to learn by seeing, investigating and not just listening and reading.

Assessment Structure
In all units, students will sit an end of unit test. In Years 7 and 8, assessment is based on end of unit tests and the end of year examination. In year 8 it is the same but you will have to do a Micro-climate project as well as the end of unit tests and end of year examination.

Synopsis of Study
Year 7 the following topics are taught:
Maps-skills, Exploring Britain, Settlement, Rivers, Weather and Climate and Africa.