May 2018 Chaucer Chat

Newsletter 18 February 2020

Welcome to the Chaucer Chat May Edition.

Dates for your diary

Monday 4 June – First day back for students
Wednesday 11 July – Y7 parents’ evening
Thursday 12 July – Y6 parents’ evening
Wednesday 18 July – Celebration evening
Friday 20 July – Last day for students

Sports fixtures 
Please keep an eye on the school website for all future sports fixtures

Facilities for hire
We have slots available on our 3G all-weather pitch for training.  Please contact Debbie Bower or Fran Rayworth on 0114 2322338 for further details.

Year 11 Examinations

Exam Duration Date AM/PM
History Paper 1 1 hr 45 min Monday 4 June AM
English Language Paper 1 1 hr 45 min Tuesday 5 June AM
Geography B Paper 2 1 hr 30 min Tuesday 5 June PM
Maths Paper 2 1 hr 30 min Thursday 7 June AM
English Language Paper 2 2 hr Friday 8 June AM
History Paper 2 1 hr 45 min Friday 8 June PM
Biology Paper 2 1 hr 10 min Monday 11 June AM
Geography B Paper 3 1 hr 30 min Monday 11 June PM
Maths Paper 3 1 hr 30 min Tuesday 12 June AM
Chemistry Paper 2 1 hr 10 min Wednesday 13 June AM
OCR National - Child Development 1 hr 15 min Thursday 14 June AM
Physics Paper 2 1 hr 10 min Friday 15 June AM
GCSE Polish Listening 50 min Friday 15 June PM
GCSE Polish Reading and Writing 1 hr Wednesday 20 June AM 

100% Attendance Easter Reward

Easter reward

A MASSIVE well done from everyone at Chaucer School to Y8 Amilia Berhnu and mum, Miss Wain, who were the winners of Chaucer’s push to increase its attendance last half term and both received a huge Easter egg hamper for 100% attendance.

Miss Harriott completes the Sheffield Half Marathon for charity

Well done to Miss Harriott for raising £283.00 for Roundabout in sponsorship for completing the Sheffield Half Marathon!
Roundabout provides shelter, support and life skills to homeless young people in Sheffield. It provides accommodation for homeless young people at its emergency hostel and supports young people to live independently in secure bedsits and in shared housing throughout the city. Alongside this, it provides supported housing for young people preparing to leave care in its Group Living projects in Sheffield and Doncaster and it works to prevent youth homelessness through its Homeless Prevention Service and Peer Education Project. They wrote a letter to thank all students and staff who sponsored Miss Harriott saying all that they provide for young people in Sheffield ‘would not be possible without the generosity of people like you’.

NEW Chaucer School PE Kit for September 2018 – Available to order now!

All students will be required to wear the following items for PE:
  • Royal blue Chaucer t shirt
  • Royal blue Chaucer hoodie
  • Royal blue shorts (optional purchase but these are the only shorts that will be permitted)
  • Plain (or one small logo) black tracksuit bottoms or leggings (please see pictures below for approved items) 
Anyone purchasing new PE kit please contact the PE department if you are unsure if any items meet the PE kit requirements BEFORE purchase.

Parents should note that the school carries no insurance for and bears no responsibility for student's personal clothing or equipment unless there is proof of negligence.



Relay Competition Success!

On Thursday 26 April Chaucer School Athletics squad competed in the Sheffield Schools’ Relay Competition at Woodburn Road Stadium. Both boys and girls teams from Y7, Y8 and Y9 competed in 4 x 100m, 4 x 200m and 3 x 600m races against other schools from across the city.  Most notable success was the Y7 boys relay team who came 3rd overall in the competition! Fantastic achievement!
Thank you to all students who represented Chaucer School impeccably on the evening!

Chaucer students moving on…

All Year 11 students have now applied for the next step in their career, once they leave school at the end of June.  Most are already holding offers from college, sixth form, or are busy applying for apprenticeships.
The next actions for them are:
  • Attend the Transition/Next Step/Induction events at the college or sixth form where they are holding an offer – these will take place in early July and students will get a letter about them
  • Come into school on Thursday 23 August at 10.00am to pick up their exam results.  There will be help available from school and the colleges that morning to answer any questions
  • Register at college or sixth form the week after the exam results by attending on a date/time notified in a letter.  If students do not register in that week, they may lose their place at college/sixth form
  • If applying for apprenticeships, continue throughout the summer to check the national apprenticeships vacancies website 
Help is available in school, during the holidays, on exam results day and in the weeks after that from Carol James, Careers Adviser who can be contacted on 0758 128 6947 or email on

ITV1 show coming soon…

Gameface Casting are currently casting for Britain’s Brightest Family, which they hope will be back on ITV1 soon. They are looking for lots of brilliant kids and their families to take part!  If you are interested, please email to register your interest.

Social Sciences Taster Day

Year 9 students went to a Social Sciences taster day at The University of Sheffield where they took part in Architecture, Economics, Journalism and Sociology. As part of the architecture lesson they had to design a structure that would benefit the community.
Students from Chaucer designed:
  • ‘S RIDE’, a bike park which has areas for beginners and pros, as well as teaching bike safety/maintenance. A bike park would create a social area and encourage people to cycle thus helping the environment.
  • A combo arena and football pitch, which could be used for a variety of social and commercial activities. The building features speakers in the entrance that would bolster on the ‘home’ team to their victory by playing encouraging songs.
  • The ‘Keira & Paris’ Youth Centre contains several floors for the youth to socialise and access extra-curricular activities. The complex also includes an adjacent building which contains a pharmacy and a supermarket for all of your needs.
Arena Pitch


 Arena Pitch

S Ride bike parkS Ride bike park 2 


'S Ride' Bike Park

Youth Centre


Youth Centre


Sheffield Children’s Book Awards 2018

Chaucer will again be taking part in the annual awards. Sheffield Libraries
All the shortlisted books are now in the LRC.

The categories are:

Shorter Novels (9-11 years)

Longer Novels (11-14 years)

Young Adults (14+ years)

Students need to read at least two of the books, more if possible before July and then vote for their favourite.
All votes will be counted and the winner announced at a ceremony in November to be held at the Crucible Theatre Sheffield.
All the authors will be there for you to meet and also past winners of the award. 
For further information see Mrs Wrigglesworth in the LRC.

Our new Nurture and L-inc-S provision

Students are engaging in Lego therapy in our new nurture provision, learning communication and collaboration skills. Proves no one is too old for Lego!

Chaucer School are now running an 8 week Flowers 125 course. The course which promotes emotional and physical wellbeing encourages our students to get involved with the issues facing young people today.
Flowers 125 aims to give our students the tools they need to make good life decisions and boost confidence and self-esteem.
The course is broken into 8 weeks of 2 hour sessions and runs as below:
Being a Healthier Me
  • Healthy Eating – including a cooking session
  • Physical Activity – Including an introduction to Yoga
  • Sleep and Relaxation – Including breathing exercises and hand massage
Making Healthier Choices
  • Smoking – Including risks to the body and the benefits of giving up.
  • Drugs – Including risks to the body and how to say no.
  • Alcohol – Including risks to the body and how alcohol can affect decision making and create risky situations
Negotiating Healthier Relationships
  • Age appropriate lesson including positive friendships/relationships, difficult conversations, understanding me, understanding pressure, understanding consent and respecting our bodies. 
We will be celebrating our young people’s success in a celebration session that will conclude the course and each young person will be rewarded with a certificate.

A ‘Royal’ Breakfast

The Learning Support breakfast club put on a ‘royal breakfast’ on Friday 18 May with Connor Evans leading the organisation alongside Bradley Hempsey and Abraham Tsvere preparing decorations and goodies including Chaucer’s version of Eton Mess!


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