Y11 Family Learning

A reminder of the Y11 Family Learning sessions running next week. Open to all and covers supporting students through the exam season – anyone who has not received a letter and is interested should contact Mrs Chanter.

Y9 Options Evening 26 April 2018

To Parent(s) / Carer(s) of

Students in Year 9 at The Roseland Academy

Dear Parent(s) / Carer(s)

Year 9 Options 2018

As you will recall, in March we started the Key Stage 4 options process with our Year 9 students when we released the initial ‘straw poll’ forms. This process will culminate this half term when students make their final choices for the courses they will take at GCSE or BTEC level when they start Year 10 in September.

You are warmly invited to attend the next stage of the process, our Key Stage 4 options evening on Thursday 26 April at 6:30pm. Parents and students will have the opportunity to discuss GCSE/BTEC option courses in detail with subject teachers. We strongly recommend that all students attend this event with their parent(s)/carer(s). On the evening, we will also release our options booklet which outlines the curriculum structure in Key Stage 4, gives advice on how to make the right choices and provides information about the content of each course.

Following the options evening, the final options form will be released to students on the morning of Friday 27 April.  The final deadline for handing in completed options forms will be two weeks later, Friday 11 May.

It is anticipated that students’ options choices will be confirmed before the May half term.

Prior to the deadline for the Options Form, Year 9 teacher reports will be published on Monday 23 April and there will be a further opportunity to meet staff at the Year 9 Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 8 May 4.00-6:30pm.  A letter detailing how to book appointments through the online system will be given to students prior to the evening.

If you have any questions or queries about the process please do not hesitate to contact me via email, rclarke@theroseland.co.uk. I will also be available throughout the Options Evening.

Yours sincerely

Richard Clarke

Deputy Headteacher

 

Y11 Easter Revision sessions in school

UPDATE:

To those who have not yet responded, if your son/daughter would like to attend any sessions over Easter, please e-mail the member of staff running that session – e-mail addresses below.

(Booking sheets for revision after the Easter holidays may be handed in when school re-opens).

Miss Mason bmason@theroseland.co.uk

Mrs Hudson shudson@theroseland.co.uk

Mrs Taylor ntaylor@theroseland.co.uk

Miss Burnard eburnard@theroseland.co.uk

Miss Capron scapron@theroseland.co.uk

Mr Seyler dseyler@theroseland.co.uk

Mr Davidson idavidson@theroseland.co.uk

Mrs McGreal smcgreal@theroseland.co.uk

Mrs Chanter lchanter@theroseland.co.uk

Mr Harris pharris@theroseland.co.uk

Mrs Cottam jcottam@theroseland.co.uk

Many thanks.

 

Dear Parent/Carer

In order to maximise students’ success in their GCSE exams we are running revision workshops over the Easter holidays. We strongly recommend that all students make full use of all sessions offered to them.

Easter Holidays Revision and Exam Preparation – 3rd April – 13th April 2018

Date Day Subject Room Time Teacher
3rd April Tuesday Maths  – Set 2– (Box Plots/Histograms/plus Grade 6) Maths 10-12 Mrs Hudson
3rd April Tuesday Maths – Set 4 (Grades 3/4/5) Maths 12-2 Mrs Hudson
3rd April Tuesday Maths Set 3 (Grades 4/5) Maths 10-12 Mr Grassby
3rd April Tuesday Maths – Set 1 (Grades 7/8/9) Maths 12-2 Mr Grassby
5th April Thursday Photography – all students ELC 9-4 Miss Capron

Mr Seyler

6th April Friday Drama  – exam performance rehearsal – all students Hall 10-2 Miss Burnard
10th April Tuesday Spanish – Foundation – all 4 skills revisited, including Speaking Exam Rehearsal Room 2 10-1 Mrs Chanter
11th April Wednesday Spanish – Higher – all 4 skills revisited, emphasis on Speaking Exam Rehearsal Room 2 10-1 Mrs Chanter
11th April Wednesday French – all 4 skills revisited; emphasis on Speaking Exam Rehearsal Room 1 10-12.30 Mrs McGreal
11th April Wednesday French – all 4 skills revisited; emphasis on Speaking Exam Rehearsal Room 3 10-12.30 Mr Davidson
11th April Wednesday English – Paper 1 – all invited

 

4/13 1-3 Miss Mason
12th April Thursday Geography – Paper 3 – all welcome 14 10-1 Mr Harris
13th April Friday Art – Component 2 – exam preparation – all students 28 11-2.30 Mrs Cottam

If you wish your son/daughter to attend, please download the attached consent form and return to Reception by Thursday 29 March. Click here to download a copy of the form.

Students must enter school via the student entrance and sign in on arrival. They need to be warmly dressed and bring refreshments, as all catering facilities will be closed. Each revision day will focus on different GCSE aspects. The exam season commences on 14th May, which is the first day of the examination season.

We would expect students attending to conduct themselves in a positive and appropriate manner and follow the teacher’s instructions at all times for their safety.

Thank you for supporting your son/daughter in achieving their best GCSE grades possible. Kindly complete the booking sheets attached to confirm your son’s/daughter’s attendance. There are separate booking sheets for Easter and Weekends/May Half-term.  Please return these to Reception.

Kind regards,

Lenka Chanter (Mrs)

Assistant Headteacher

Gathering STEAM – Combined Truro Schools Art Exhibition at Royal Cornwall Museum

This year’s collaborative art exhibition involving various schools in the Truro area is entitled ‘Gathering STEAM’ and is inspired by Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Following a series of art workshops based on this theme, the exhibition will feature a wide range of exciting artwork produced by Roseland Year 9 students, including photography, printmaking, graffitti collage, and glass.

Invitation to Year 9 Parents
To celebrate the opening of this art exhibition a Private View will be held at the Royal Cornwall Museum in River Street, Truro on Monday 26th March, 6pm – 8pm.
All Year 9 students and their families are cordially invited to attend this celebratory event and see the fantastic artwork on display in this prestigious local venue – we look forward to seeing you there!

The schools exhibition will then remain open to the public between 27th March to 26th April during museum opening hours (10am – 4pm Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays) so everyone is welcome to drop in over the Easter break!

 

Y9 Assessments update

The Y9 exams that were scheduled today will be rolled to next Monday 26 March. The remainder of this week will run as planned, weather permitting.

School Closed Monday 19 March

Due to current road conditions across The Roseland Academy catchment, the school will be closed on Monday 19 March.  This has been a difficult decision to make, but following reports from a number of our villages, the road conditions are unsafe for transport to school.

Y9 Assessment Week and Options Process Update

Dear Parent(s) / Carer(s)

Year 9 Options and Exams 2018

This week we officially started the Key Stage 4 Options process with our Year 9 students with the release of the initial ‘straw poll’ forms. This information is important for the early planning stages of next year’s curriculum and students have had an assembly explaining how to complete the forms. Please can all straw poll forms be returned to tutors on Tuesday 20 March.

Students have been preparing for their forthcoming Year 9 exams with their subject teachers. These will take place during the week commencing 19 March. The majority of the exams will be 45 minutes long and will take place in the exam hall. The results of these assessments will be released to students on 18 April. This information, along with the full written teacher reports released on 23 April, will be useful for making informed decisions during the options process. A copy of the exam week timetable is below:

You are warmly invited to attend the Key Stage 4 Options Evening on Thursday 26 April at 6.00pm. Parents and students will have the opportunity to discuss GCSE/BTEC Option courses in detail with subject teachers. We strongly recommend that all students attend this event with their parent(s)/carer(s). We will also publish a booklet outlining the curriculum structure in Key Stage 4 which gives advice on how to make the right choices and outlines the content of each course.

Following the Options Evening, the final options form will be released to students on the morning of Friday 27 April.

The final deadline for handing in completed Options forms will be two weeks later on Thursday 10 May.

It is anticipated that students’ options choices will be confirmed shortly after May half term.

Prior to the deadline for the Options Form, there will be a further opportunity to meet staff at the Year 9 Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 8 May from 4.00pm to 6.30pm. A letter detailing how to book appointments through the online system will be forwarded to you 2 weeks prior to Parents’ Evening.

If you have any questions or queries about the process, please do not hesitate to contact me via email, rclarke@theroseland.co.uk. I will also be available throughout the Options Evening.

Yours sincerely

Richard Clarke
Deputy Headteacher

Climate Action Team Update

This week, the Climate Action Team had the chance to analyse the plastic collected during Plastic Amnesty Week. They sorted through over 10 bags of plastic to find out how much of it was recyclable and what kinds of plastic students had contributed.

They found that around a third of the plastic collected was recyclable, so encouraging students to recycle appropriately will be a key element of the Climate Action Team’s strategy. They are also focusing on reducing plastic wherever possible. The Dining Hall has already phased out plastic straws, replacing them with paper straws, and the school will be moving from plastic cutlery to wooden disposable cutlery imminently.

There are more challenging items, such as plastic drinks bottles, but the team has begun the process of contacting manufacturers to enquire if there is non-plastic alternative packaging available.

The Climate Action Team also visited a number of local primary schools, presenting on the Plastic Amnesty Week to encourage younger students to come up with initiatives to reduce plastic at their schools.

Monday 12 March – World Book Day Rescheduled date


World Book day has been rescheduled for Monday 12 March! (following the snow disruption) it is a non Uniform day and students can dress up as their favourite book character. There is a £1 voluntary donation to Book Aid International.