February 2019 Chaucer Chat

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Chaucer Chat February Edition



Dates for your diary
Wednesday 6 March – Y8 parents’ evening
Friday 8 March – Y8/Y9 immunisations
Wednesday 27 March – Celebration evening
Monday 25 March – Y8/Y9 girls football tournament
Friday 29 March – Last day of term
Monday 15 April – First day back for students

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

Sporting achievements





Y11 Football

Congratulations to our Y11 boys football team for reaching the Clegg Shield Quarter Final game against Tapton.




Y9 Football 
Year 9 boys football team before their cup tie at home against Yewlands.
The boys school football teams have been working extremely hard in training recently and it is showing in the matches. There have been a number of close fixtures lately and we have been impressed with their performances, sportsmanship and general attitude throughout. All of the teams are showing great potential and we’re looking forward to what the future holds for all of the teams!


Netball 
Year 9 boys football team before their cup tie at home against Yewlands.
The boys school football teams have been working extremely hard in training recently and it is showing in the matches. There have been a number of close fixtures lately and we have been impressed with their performances, sportsmanship and general attitude throughout. All of the teams are showing great potential and we’re looking forward to what the future holds for all of the teams!





Trampolining

These are our competitors for the Next Steps trampoline competition where several schools competed. They competed as 4 teams split into KS3 & KS4 and ability/level. They were all very supportive of one another on the day and we are very proud of them all – well done girls!

 

SEND coffee morning

We held our first coffee morning of the term on 17th January and it was well attended by many parents. This provided an opportunity for parents to share experiences and chat with staff about the support offered as well as a visit to see the sensory room. In addition, some of our students were able to talk about their experiences of support. A special mention to Daniel H (Y9) who was able to model how some students use the iPad to access learning and to Darcy L (Y7) who was able to show her mum how much progress she is making with her reading.
If you were unable to make it this time and you are interested in attending the next one, please get in touch with Mrs Spencer, Ms Walker or Mrs Tolley.

Year 10 Art

Y10 art students are well underway with their coursework and are working really hard. Thank you to all students for your commitment and hard work. 

Lord Lieutenant Visit

We were honoured to welcome the Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Mr Andrew Coombe for a visit to the school on 30th January. Students enjoyed meeting with him and asking him questions about his role and what this entails…including how many times he has met the Queen!
 

Creative Writing

The Creative Writing Group runs on Mondays after school in the library led by Ms Thompson and
Joe S (Y7) has been attending and written a fabulous story below. Well done to Joe and to all the other students attending the group and experimenting with creative writing.
Why not come and join Joe and the other and see what you could write – Mondays 3.00pm – 4.00pm in the library.
 
CAMPING – by Joe S, Y7
One day Lionie went to her scout hut with all her camping equipment.  She was on time because the coach had just parked outside.  On the journey she was getting annoyed by the group of girls sitting behind her.  There was only 15 minutes left of the trip when they heard over the radio, “Breaking News!  5 more children have gone missing and more gangs are being seen wearing clown customs.  Brexit is going on forever as it was before.  More on this story later.”  As the scout leader came to the back, the girls were whispering, “sh, sh, shut up!” and left Lionie alone.
When they got to the camping site they found out who they were camping with.  Lionie was fed-up because she was sleeping with the girls that had sat behind her.  After the tent was set up they had some free-time so Lionie memorised the route for tomorrow.  It was lights out.  For most of the night the girls were annoying her and scaring her to death.  Eventually they fell asleep, but, Lionie went out of the tent to keep her cool.
When she stepped out the wind nearly carried her away.  After a few minutes it settled.  She started walking and the leaves were crunching.  Then it started raining.  She heard a bang.  It left her guessing.  She took a step and every time she saw a red leaf she thought it was a patch of blood, but she was wrong.  Then the next time she saw a leaf she ignored it when actually it was a patch of blood.
At a turn she forgot which way to go.  After a while of thinking she decided to take a left when actually she was supposed to take a right.  After a few minutes of walking she stopped for a quick breath.  Then she saw something run passed her face.  She looked in front and saw a killer clown holding a knife and it ran straight toward her and...
The next day was spent looking for her.

Harry Potter Evening




We celebrated the world of Harry Potter in the LRC, with a few hours of fun and crafts based around the Harry Potter Books and films.
This was part of a national event now in its 5th year, and is all about passing on the Magic of Harry Potter to others.
The students made their own wand, designed socks for Dobby the house elf and made magic potions. Other activities included Chess, reading books and watching the film Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone.





The evening finished with the four houses Gryffindor, Hufflepuff , Slytherin and Ravenclaw for the Hidden Hogwarts Quiz.
The results are as follows:
4th Place with 380 points   Hufflepuff
3rd place with 520 points   Gryffindor
2nd place with 790 points   Slytherin
1st place with 880 points    Ravenclaw
I would like to thank all the students and staff for making the night magical.
 
Mrs Wrigglesworth
LRC Assistant



What the students thought:
“It was really good I enjoyed making the wands out of clay, can we do it again?”  Y9
“I enjoyed playing Chess and the quiz at the end of the night” Y10
“My favourite part was that lots of Harry Potter fans altogether having fun” Y7
“Great idea and lots of fun I would like to do it again sometime” Y9
“Students from across the school meeting up and making new friends” Y11


 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Chaucer is proud of all its students who took part in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid national diary writing competition. All entries have been submitted to the National Literacy Trust and we are eagerly awaiting the results to see if one of our amazing Chaucer entries is a winner!

Due to the level and quality of entries we received, we also decided to run our own contest in school and would like to congratulate our winners: Evie , Junior and Tiana.



We would like to thank all students who took part in the contest for their hard work and very creative writing pieces.  We will be holding more contests over the year, both as a school and as part of the National Literacy Trust – keep an eye out for more news on this via the LRC.

A special thank you to Mr Neely and Mrs Wrigglesworth for supporting this. 

Fitness Suite

We have a state of the art gym suite complete with a range of pulse weights and CV machines. With a fitness instructor on hand to provide expert advice and provide a routine designed to help you.
To register your interest please contact either D Bower or F Rayworth call 0114 2322338 or email lettings@chaucer.sheffield.sch.uk
Opening Times: Monday - Thursday 6pm-9pm
 


 
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