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Please be informed that students in year 9 will be completing Progress Tests in maths and English from the week beginning 21st June. These assessments will be completed in their regular lessons with their subject teachers.

These assessments use nationally standardised tests to support schools in identifying individual student needs and potential gaps in their knowledge. The maths tests are designed to assess key aspects of maths such as shape, number and mathematical concepts (like money place value and time). The English tests assess key aspects of English such as spelling, grammar, punctuation and reading comprehension. As such students cannot ‘revise’ for these tests and should not worry about them; please reinforce this with your children.

The timetable for these assessments can be seen below:

Date

Class

Period

Subject

Wednesday 23rd June

9C1

9C2

9C3

9C4

9C5

2

ENGLISH

Wednesday 23rd June

9C6

9C7

9C8

9C9

2

MATHS

Thursday 1st July

9C1

9C2

9C3

9C4

9C5

1

MATHS

Friday 2nd July

9C6

9C7

9C8

9C9

2

ENGLISH

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Please be informed that students in year 8 will be completing Progress Tests in maths and English from the week beginning 21st June. These assessments will be completed in their regular lessons with their subject teachers.

These assessments use nationally standardised tests to support schools in identifying individual student needs and potential gaps in their knowledge. The maths tests are designed to assess key aspects of maths such as shape, number and mathematical concepts (like money place value and time). The English tests assess key aspects of English such as spelling, grammar, punctuation and reading comprehension. As such students cannot ‘revise’ for these tests and should not worry about them; please reinforce this with your children.

The timetable for these assessments can be seen below:

Date

Class

Period

Subject

Monday 21st June

8C8

8C7

3

ENGLISH

Wednesday 23rd June

8C6

8C9

1

ENGLISH

Thursday 24th June

8C1

8C2

8C3

8C4

8C5

1

MATHS

Thursday 24th June

8C6

8C7

8C8

8C9

2

MATHS

Monday 28th June

8C1

8C2

8C3

8C4

8C5

1

ENGLISH

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Please be informed that students in year 7 will be completing Progress Tests in maths and English from the week beginning 21st June. These are similar to the assessments that were completed in the Autumn term but they will be completed in their regular lessons with their subject teachers.

These assessments use nationally standardised tests to support schools in identifying individual student needs and potential gaps in their knowledge. The maths tests are designed to assess key aspects of maths such as shape, number and mathematical concepts (like money place value and time). The English tests assess key aspects of English such as spelling, grammar, punctuation and reading comprehension. As such students cannot ‘revise’ for these tests and should not worry about them; please reinforce this with your children.

The timetable for these assessments can be seen below:

Date

Class

Period

Subject

Monday 21st June

7C1

7C2

7C6

7C7

7C8

7C9

2

ENGLISH

Monday 21st June

7C4

3

ENGLISH

Tuesday 22nd June

7C1

7C2

7C3

7C4

7C5

1

MATHS

Wednesday 23rd June

7C6

7C7

7C8

7C9

2

MATHS

Tuesday 29th June

7C3

7C5

2

ENGLISH

Year 7
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The following students have been awarded a Hot Chocolate with the Head this week.  Congratulations!

Isabelle 7A, William 7Y, Zara 7A, Lottie 9J

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As part of the careers curriculum, Year 8 students will participate in the National Enterprise Challenge in partnership with Air Products on Thursday 17th June. Students will be working in small groups to design an innovative new product which offers an alternative use for Air Products cylinders and tanks which can no longer be used for gas storage. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop employability skills, including:

  • COMMUNICATION The ability to effectively put across a message either through verbal or written means.
  • TEAMWORK The ability to interact and work effectively with others as part of a team or group.
  • INITIATIVE The ability to make your own decisions & formulate your own ideas without guidance or support.
  • PROBLEM-SOLVING Being able to anticipate problems and to suggest innovative ideas.
  • ORGANISATION The ability to manage time and to prioritise tasks effectively.
  • LEADERSHIP The ability to inspire & manage a team and to make key decisions.
  • CREATIVITY Demonstrating the ability to think ‘outside the box’ to generate innovative or unusual ideas.
  • NUMERACY The ability to use numbers or mathematical skills confidently.
  • RELIABILITY Demonstrating commitment to a job or project by doing what is asked of you.
  • DIGITAL Showing an awareness & aptitude for digital innovation; including digital design and marketing.

We hope that our Year 8 students make the most of this opportunity and have a fantastic time.

 

 

Year 8 Careers
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Year 9 will be having two mathematics assessments during June 2021. The first test will be based on our own internal assessment and will relate to work covered during the first two terms of Y9, along with anything from previous years too. Students have been emailed a list of all topics covered so far, along with potential revision links. This test will take place in their usual lessons on Tuesday 22nd of June.

GL Assessments - Progress Tests. Please refer to the previous article regarding these assessments.

Please remind students to bring all Maths equipment with them and if they have any concerns, please ask them to speak with their Maths teacher or myself.

Best Wishes

Mr Eagles 

Tony Eagles - JTHS
a.eagles@jths.co.uk

Year 9
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Year 10 will be having their end of year mathematics assessment on Tuesday 22nd June 2021 during period two. The test will be based on topics they have covered so far this year and in previous years, however there will be nothing from last half term. A list of topics has been emailed to them to help aid revision, along with links to Mymaths.co.uk and Century.tech should they wish to use them.

 

It is expected that they bring a pen, pencil, ruler and geometry equipment (a calculator may be needed for the remainder of the lesson but it is not necessary for the test). 

Best Wishes

Mr Eagles 

Tony Eagles - JTHS
a.eagles@jths.co.uk

Year 10
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Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

Your child will be sitting their Y10 Science mocks in their Science lessons on the following days:

 

Biology – Tuesday 22nd June

Physics – Wednesday 23rd June

Chemistry – Friday 25th June

 

Students have been informed of these by their class teachers and via email, and have also been provided with a revision focus list so they know what will be covered on each paper.

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The following students have been awarded a Hot Chocolate with the Head this week.  Congratulations!

Delta 7O, Hermione 8L, Savannah 8L.

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Thank you to one of our previous winners for this lovely photo of them enjoying their hot chocolate.
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Students who are not attending Alton Towers are expected to attend school on Friday 28th May.

You will be working on tasks and courses to support your transition to your chosen Post-16 courses. Absences on Friday 28th May will be followed up in line with our school procedure.

Students should make their way to the LRC for Registration on Friday 28th May. 

Year 11
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Please find attached a letter and poster from Staffordshire Police with information about County Lines, what it is, and where to find help if needed.

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To support our Year 11 students who have chosen to study at a college for their Post 16 Pathway we have collated a range of activities to help them prepare for this next stage. 

Year 11 Careers
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All Year 11 parents of students who have applied to our sixth form will receive a letter outlining the entry requirements and details of our transition programme by the end of this week.

The letter will be sent as an e-mail. Please click on the link in the letter to confirm that your son/daughter can attend the transition/bridging days on Thursday 10th June and 1st July.

Year 11 Careers
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If you wish to report an absence due to illness, please ring the dedicated absence line on 01283 890772. 

If you wish to inform us of a Planned Absence (medical appointments, driving lessons, driving tests etc), please click the link below and complete the form. Please upload evidence of appointments.

John Taylor High School (schoolzineplus.co.uk)

Thank you

The Sixth Form Team

Amy Spurrier
Phone: 01283247843
a.spurrier@jths.co.uk

Year 12
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A 'catch-up' session for any Year 10 students who did not previously receive their vaccination will take place on Thursday 27th May at 9:30am, when the School Age Immunisation Team will be in school.

If your child falls into this category, you as their parent/carer will be sent a consent form directly from the Immunisation Team.  Please click and consent. If you have any issues, please contact them directly using the contact details given below.

 

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Many thanks,

Mrs J Turrell.

 

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The following students have been awarded a Hot Chocolate with the Head this week.  Congratulations!

Eva 7S, Frazer 7T, Georgia 7H, Millie 7Y

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Thank you to one of our previous winners for this lovely photo of them enjoying their hot chocolate.
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Please find a message below from Doveridge Juniors FC.  Thank you.

Doveridge Juniors FC U13s (Current Year 8), near Uttoxeter, would like to give you the opportunity to join our well-established team for next season at U14s (Year 9).

Currently, we play in the BJFL on Sunday mornings, with home games at Abbotsholme School, near Rocester, playing on one of the finest junior pitches in Derbyshire.

Training is on Wednesdays. Pre-season will start on 9th June 2021 at Doveridge Playing Fields (on grass), from 7:30pm-9pm. Then we will have a short summer break, before returning at a date to be confirmed in mid-August. Winter Training for the last two seasons has taken place on Wednesdays 7pm-8pm @ Thomas Alleyne’s High School, Uttoxeter (on Astro). 

We love our football at Doveridge: playing league games, friendlies and Futsal and in spite of the COVID pandemic we’ve played an amazing 27 games already this season!

Also, we enjoy our social events at Christmas and end-of-season, our trips to Wembley and other football grounds, and we tour every two seasons, alternating between Ireland and Sweden. Hopefully, we will be in Ireland again this August!

If you are interested please contact me on my details below. I look forward to hearing from you!

Jon Dreher

FA Coach

07792229238

jdreher@cicely.manorhall.academy

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John Taylor Sporting Young Ambassadors were sent a "thank you gift " of a beautiful handmade flower arrangement by the residents of Palmers Close recently. After receiving an Easter box of goodies organised and delivered by the ambassadors, the arrangement was delivered to school.

The floral arrangement currently takes pride of place in the school reception area. 

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Julie Berry
j.berry@jths.co.uk

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It is very important that we have up-to-date contact details for students and their contacts on our records. If there are changes to a home address, telephone number or email address for your child, yourself or other contacts please let us know by completing this form: Data Collection Form

John Taylor High School is going to be using SIMS Parent to enable parents/carers to review the data we hold about our students. Parents/Carers will receive a registration email from noreply@sims.co.uk which includes a registration link and unique invite code, but please use the form above to tell us about any changes in the meantime.

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