Please find attached the additional revision sessions for Year 11 students for over this weekend and for the week commencing 10 June – further information will be posted daily on our Facebook page.
Thank you to those parents and students who attended our Family Learning Evening on 23 May. We hope that you found the evening beneficial in providing information about the assessment preparation. It was great for students and parents to engage in practical activities together.
For those parents who were unable to attend we hope to see you next time. We would like you to be fully informed in order to support your son/daughter through the revision strategies, making any assessment process positive, manageable and successful.
Please find attached the resources shared during the evening:
Year 7 and Year 8 Family Learning Assessment information booklet
Revision timetable To assist revision planning at home together
We hope that the advice given will support you to strike a healthy balance in enjoying the school holidays and building on learning in a fun way.
Teaching and Learning & SENDCo
Please find attached the additional revision sessions for Year 11 students for over the Half Term holiday and the first week back (week commencing 3 June 2019) – further information will be posted daily on our Facebook page.
Following a recent Year 9 art project, a selection of student photography was exhibited in the ‘Wild Roseland’ Photography Competition and Exhibition at Gerrans Parish Memorial Hall on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April.
The project was inspired by the theme ‘Our World, Our Planet’ and Year 9 students have been using their photographic skills to capture the impact of man-made materials and pollution on the natural environment, for example the devastating effect of plastics on our local beaches.
The exhibition also featured an exciting range of photography by the wider community, celebrating the natural beauty and bio-diversity of the Roseland area. Our students’ work looked fantastic and drew a lot of positive comments, as well as raising awareness about plastic pollution in and around the Roseland peninsula.
We are delighted to announce and congratulate our three talented prize winners for The Roseland Academy school category: Ciara (third prize), Leela (second prize) and Charlie (first prize) – and as always, we would like to thank the Roseland Festival and Wild Roseland teams for their generosity and ongoing support for the school.
To Parent(s)/Carer(s) of Students in Year 9
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 our Key Stage 4 Options Evening on Tuesday 30 April from 6.00 – 8.00pm. 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). 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 Wednesday 1 May.
The final deadline for handing in completed options forms will be two weeks later, Wednesday 15 May.
It is anticipated that option choices will be confirmed before the 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 Wednesday 8 May from 4.00-6:30pm. Information detailing how to book appointments through the online system will be given to students this week.
FREE! Roseland Festival Drama Workshop on Saturday 27 April 10.30 – 3.30pm
Improve your drama skills at a fun filled day! This Roseland Festival drama workshop is FREE of charge and open to young people aged between 11 – 16 years.
The workshop takes place at The Roseland Academy, Tregony, TR2 5SE. Please bring a packed lunch with you.
Please note that this is not a school event and places must be booked in advance via the Roseland Festival/CRBO website or box office:
Year 9 art classes are busy creating work for the annual Combined Truro Schools Art Exhibition 2019. This successful arts programme, now in it’s 14th year, involves a series of creative workshops which allow staff and students from five secondary schools in the Truro area to collaborate with visiting professional artists, leading to a public exhibition and celebration of their work. The theme for 2018/19 is ‘Our World, Our Planet’ and students have been looking at the environmental impact of plastics and other man-made pollutants on the natural environment.
On Monday 25th March ten Year 9 students from The Roseland Academy joined students from Penair and Truro High School for a printmaking workshop led by local artist Tony Minnion, based at Truro High School for Girls. They enjoyed immersing themselves in the creative process for a whole day, working with a professional artist and learning about screen printing techniques. Working as a team, they designed and produced a stunning series of large fabric banners representing land, sea and sky, inspired by the environmental theme.
On Tuesday 26 March another group of Year 9 students took part in a second printmaking workshop at The Roseland Academy, led by visiting artist Daisy Jones. The work was inspired by a series of photographs on the environmental theme, taken by Year 9 students earlier this term, and they created some fantastic original designs for screen prints which are due to be completed next term.
We look forward to seeing the resultant artwork in the Combined Truro Schools Art Exhibition, which takes place at Truro Cathedral in the summer term. The exhibition will remain open to the public for two weeks, following a prestigious opening ceremony and private view on Tuesday 4th June, to which all Year 9 students and their families will be invited – further details to follow soon!
On Friday 8 March our Junior Choir gave a fantastic performance in the regional Music for Youth Festival at Truro Methodist Church, as part of a national initiative celebrating young musical talent across the UK. The varied afternoon programme, included jazz, funk and wind bands, orchestras and choirs of all ages and it was an exciting opportunity for the choir to develop their own performance skills, be inspired by the other groups, and gain feedback from a panel of experienced music mentors. Our Junior Choir sang two contrasting pieces – the choral piece “Can You Hear Me” by Bob Chilcott, followed by an upbeat version of the jazz standard “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” accompanied by Year 8 student Ewan on the drum kit. Following the concert the choir were also able to enjoy a ‘fun night’ at Truro Bowl, as a reward for their commitment to Junior Choir over the past year.
On Saturday 9 March thirteen students from our Roseland Rock School also took part in the Music for Youth Festival, performing in the ‘contemporary’ category at The Old Bakery Studios, Malpas, Truro. It was a fantastic opportunity for our three newly formed bands to perform in such an authentic and atmospheric music venue, and they each gave an impressive performance, including an acoustic version of “Sweet Child of Mine” by Guns and Roses, the rock classic “Out of the Black” by Royal Blood and Year 8 student Lizzie’s own composition “Middle of the Night”. Students really enjoyed the chance to see the other young bands perform, and they also received encouragement and valuable feedback from the panel of visiting music mentors: bass player for Grace Jones and music producer Malcolm Joseph, and professional jazz/world/folk musician and lecturer at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Trevor Lines.
Congratulations to all our student performers, who were fantastic ambassadors for the school!
In an ever-growing technical world, please see below posters (please click to enlarge) outlining some of the best top tips about Social Media Applications that are most popular with students from Year 7 up to Year 11.
Some of the Apps highlighted are:
– The App Store
– Age Rating
– Screen Addiction
and questions to how best approach your child regarding their Internet Safety.
We recommend that all social media interactions are monitored and that parents routinely check what sites children are accessing in their free time and with whom they are interacting. Should a child receive any social messages that are unpleasant and or concerning, we strongly advise that students do not respond. Responding inevitably exacerbates and escalates a situation and may put them at risk. Our advice is to screenshot and report to a trusted person in school and or the Police if the messages are of a serious nature.
Whilst every effort will be made to support and advise students in school, Parents need to be aware of their responsibilities in monitoring internet use in their children’s free time.
Tassomai is a learning program for GCSE Science.
It works by breaking down specific content into bite-sized chunks and producing focus area quizzes for each student.
Students only need to complete a few minutes on Tassomai each day as they will be set daily goals.
This will enable students to regularly keep up with their targets and review the knowledge required for exams.
For more information, please watch the video below:
Please can students in Year 11 sign up to Tassomai before half term, and utilise this program as part of their revision strategy over the week break.