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Coronavirus Updates

Further information about how our Trust and schools are taking necessary precautions since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, can be found in our Trust’s ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) website section’.

For responses to our National Writing Day #247challenge, please see here.

Students joining us in Year 12 September 2020: please see a page of resources for you here. 

Update 03.07.20: For an update from Mr Preston about September Reopening, to Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12, and our incoming Year 7s, please see here.

Update 08.06.20: Year 10 and 12 parents and carers, please see the letter that has been sent out with your student’s bubbles. For FAQs, please see here.

Live Learning Timetables: Please see here for live learning timetables for this term for Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12.


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 r.martin@tsatrust.org.uk or calling 03333 602130 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. To access this provision, you must also have downloaded and completed the form that can be found here and you must bring it with you to the school when you arrive.

You can access Holcombe Grammar School’s COVID-19 latest update and archived letters for the whole school and year groups, including links to resources at https://www.holcombegrammar.org.uk/support-guidance/holcombe-covid-19-update/

Spanish

With Spanish culture and language being ever more popular, Spanish continues to be a highly valuable language to learn. Students enjoy taking part in competitions such as the national Spelling-Bee competition. Students are also able to benefit from the many cross-curricular links, leading to exciting projects.

Key Stage 3

Year 7 is a critical year because students begin to learn how to communicate effectively in Spanish. Students cover a variety of topics which relate to themselves and also developing relationships with others. Students develop team work and organisational skills through working together.

In Year 8 students go into more detail in terms of developing their grammar. They will be able to talk about family life and also about someone else. They will be able to talk about jobs, where they live, the weather as well as likes and dislikes. Students will be able to talk about what they do in their free time and will be able to explain what they did during the previous week. Shopping appears to be important to everyone and so students learn how to describe where they go when they go out and what they eat and drink.

Students get the chance to work on a project on a chosen aspect of Hispanic art and culture. Students also get the opportunity to communicate with Spanish speaking students in other parts of the world such as Latin America.