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10/07/20

The first of four days welcoming back our students for their Academic Review Meetings with their House Tutor. Lots of smiles and excitement all round! https://t.co/O32tJGfuvL

09/07/20

Well done to all our students who have taken part in the School Games programme. An outstanding effort in challenging times! Congratulations to the PE department for making this happen https://t.co/QBVtjscfVt

09/07/20

Our students aged 11 to 15 are eligible for FREE places on a fully funded virtual Global Social Leaders Summer Catalyst ! Visit: https://t.co/vgLiHiuzDz to find out more & book

30/06/20

Sports Day - Well done to all who took part in a fantastic array of fitness, strength and co-ordination challenges yesterday - Mr Riches and Miss Timmins are going through over 1400 entries! So impressive! Huge thanks to the PE department for putting on such a great event.

30/06/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Virtual sports day is over. What an amazing effort from all houses ! It’s been incredible watching the videos and seeing some outstanding resilience, independence and sporting performance. We have over 1400 entries to verify. Results will be announced at hounours evening 15/07

30/06/20

Harris Wimbledon has been recognised as a ‘Super School’ by Hegarty Maths – an accolade given to the top 10% Hegarty schools – thanks to our students’ amazing work on the platform over the past year! An incredible achievement! Keep up the hard work everyone. https://t.co/hlULCq5pXR

26/06/20

Our students have been creating Start Profiles to help them explore job opportunities that may interest them - at the moment the most popular job is Performing Arts Teacher!

25/06/20

The first Virtual Careers Day for our students takes place on Tuesday 30 June. If you want to get ahead in careers, have a look at what is on offer at the London Careers Festival. Loads of workshops and webinars for students to explore! https://t.co/QrTbpgOVS1

24/06/20

Our philosophers have been hard at work studying the theme of 'Power'. Inaya has written an essay answering the question, 'Is knowledge dangerous?' Outstanding critique, using quotes from Henry Ford and Bernard Shaw to support her points. Incredible insight!

24/06/20

A geographer in the making! Fantastic communication skills from Kanay, solid reasoning and logic applied to the application of coastal defence measures. https://t.co/HhrXxlHeWU

20/06/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Moving on up, now into 7th Place. Well done HAWI students for taking part in the virtual games. https://t.co/Zr3vEZRBY1

19/06/20

An exciting opportunity to think creatively and design your own sustainable city of the future! There are prizes to be won - for more details see below: https://t.co/jhj8Y9dakW

16/06/20

Another week and another Student Passport is live for our new cohort of students joining us in September. This week we’re looking at Resilience. Check it out here: https://t.co/ChgZc0pzck https://t.co/YXoGizvb72

15/06/20

This week’s assembly is all about Celebrating Diversity. https://t.co/5X6uokPac2 https://t.co/QJHl2oEvxe

12/06/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Event 6: Tennis Keepy Uppy Equipment: -Tennis Racket -Tennis Ball -Phone to film Objective Hit the ball up as many times as you can in one minute. Entry open on the 29th June. Get practicing! https://t.co/XOxPFSryfh

12/06/20

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Event 5: Football Kick Up Challenge. Equipment: -Football -Phone to film your attempt Objective: Complete as many kick ups as you can without dropping the ball. Entry will open on the 29th June, get practicing https://t.co/v6fOLmX9FT

11/06/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Virtual Sports Day is on Monday 29th June. Over the next two weeks Mr Riches and Miss Timmins will be releasing videos of all the events. Use your screen free time to practice for the biggest sporting day of the year! https://t.co/XeG0hxe9qA

11/06/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Event 4: object throw-clap-catch challenge. Equipment: -object (sock ball, ball, toilet roll) -Phone to film your attempt Objective: Throw and object into the air and see how many time you can clap before you catch it again. Entry will open on the 29th June, get practicing https://t.co/jGk7hBT8aN

11/06/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Event 3: Alternate hand wall toss Equipment: -Tennis ball -Phone to film Objective Use an underarm throw standing 2m away from a wall, and catch with the other hand. Keep swapping hands, and see how many you can do in a minute. Entry will open on the 29th June. Get practicing! https://t.co/eevlAHsgQc

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Enrichment Curriculum

On a Tuesday afternoon from 3pm to 4pm, Year students will participate in an enrichment programme which is a compulsory part of their timetable.
 

Year 7 Enrichment Curriculum


French led by Miss Perez Carrodeguas

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Throughout this course, you will learn to communicate in French using the four key skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. You will also develop an understanding of cultures and in particular "French-speaking communities". We use a variety of resources such as French films, music, and literature.

Student Investor Challenge led by Mr Rutter and Mr Maurice

The year will start by learning about how to research businesses and the basics of investment. Then, in teams of no more than four, you will invest a virtual £100,000 in a selection of the 100 most successful companies in the UK. Each week you will research to then buy and sell stocks in these companies to make as much money as possible. In July, the team that has the most money invested will be crowned Champion Student Investors!

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Programme led by Miss Bolt and Miss Palmer

We will be doing practical activities where you must use your knowledge of the four subjects to design and create useful contraptions and ingenious solutions to problems. Projects will include tasks such as designing a wind powered machine that can lift a weighted cup off the floor, building a Dyson vacuum and designing, building and testing a way of moving tomatoes that won’t squash them. University STEM ambassadors will be invited to run one-off sessions as well as longer projects.

Sport Leader led by Mr Riches

This enrichment activity will offer the opportunity for students to enhance their sporting knowledge, lead sport competitions, coach their peers and younger students. During the Academic year, students will get to experience many areas of PE and sport in the local community, through trips and organised sport sessions. Students will be developing the fundamental skills to become a great sport leader, such as team work, communication and leadership. If your child is sport mad and loves all aspects of sport and wellbeing, then Sport Leaders is a great choice of enrichment for them.

Journalism - BBC Young Reporter led by Miss Turner

The BBC Young Reporter project is perfect for students interested in media. During the project students will be equipped with the tools to plan, research, film and edit their own BBC news reports on topics of interest to them. They will also be taught to look critically at the news stories we hear every day including how to spot fake news. Students have the opportunity to share their news stories on the school website and the very best may even be shared by the BBC!

(This activity will run concurrently with the School Magazine)

Journalism – School Magazine led by Miss Wright

If you are a budding journalist and want to showcase your writing skills then the school magazine is the place to do this.  You will become the editors and writers of the very first Harris Wimbledon Magazine. You will be able to help celebrate all of your peers’ achievements, let everyone know what exciting things have been going on in school and write opinion articles about topics you are passionate about. 

(This activity will run concurrently with BBC Young Reporter)

LAMDA Grade 3 Acting Program led by Mr Walsh

During LAMDA enrichment, you will develop your skills in Acting and Drama whilst working towards acting examinations. A LAMDA Exam is the drama equivalent of a music grade. Like music grades, LAMDA Exams culminate at Grade 8 and at Harris Wimbledon, students will begin with Grade 3. Students will work on both monologues and group pieces and each term will finish with a showcase of student work.

Learning to play a new musical instrument – trumpet and trombone led by Miss Allen

This class will give students the opportunity to learn to play the trumpet or trombone. Students will start as complete beginners and the aim will be to achieve the Trinity College London Initial Grade by the end of the year, as well as working towards various performances. Students will then get the opportunity to continue developing their playing by taking individual lessons from our peripatetic brass teacher next academic year.

Conversational Italian led by Ms Lenzi

In the British Council's Languages for the Future report, Italian is named as one of the 10 languages most vital to the UK for the future. Italian is also the official language of music, it is spoken by 85 million people and is the fourth most studied language in the world. In this programme you will learn Italian with great emphasis on the spoken word and real-life situations. You will learn that pasta carbonara is related to coal miners, that arrabbiata in the pasta (penne arrabbiata) means “angry” and much more. 

Photography led by Miss Kent

Students will be developing the knowledge to record and experiment through modern tools and processes; refining work as well as showing influence and links to cultural, traditional and modern artists and themes. By taking photography enrichment in Year 7, you will gain insight into how to use a DSLR camera for an array of uses, from sports photography to portraiture and more experimental art-photography. You will also be taught how to use Photoshop and may even have enough time to get an insight into producing animations.

 

Year 8 Enrichment Curriculum


French led by Miss Susani

Would you like to improve your French in a fun and challenging class? To be able to (linguistically for now…) fly across the Channel (and to the many other parts of the world where French is spoken) and speak like a native? Start by coming to Year 8 French Enrichment.

We’ll take your learning to a higher level: you’ll be challenged to speak French, while discovering French culture through songs, TV programs, poems, tasting a real French baguette and… you’ll discover what else! If you did not participate in French Enrichment last year, pas de problème! We’ll spend the initial lessons revising, so you are most welcome to join anyway. Be sure to come if you’re considering GCSE French in the near future!

Computer Science led by Mr Trask

Do you fancy yourself as the next Steve Jobs? Can you tell the difference between a raspberry pi and pie? Are you able to spot a bit or a byte? If you would like to know more about computers and the science behind them including coding and encryption then this is the enrichment opportunity for you! There will be opportunities to study how computers function from the different hardware and peripherals to the breadth of software and programs. This is the place to start your journey into the complexities of computers.

Mock Trial competition led by Mr Hutt

Students will be developing their confidence in preparing and delivering speeches. We will build these skills together as we prepare to take part in the exciting Magistrates' Court Mock Trial Competition, with local heats being held in March. This well-established national competition gives students a fantastic opportunity to become confident speakers and debaters, to get a unique insight into the justice system and to work as part of a team. Students will take on the various roles in a trial and try a case against another school with the assistance of real life magistrates, legal advisers, court staff and other legal professionals. As well as working toward success in the competition, there will be plenty of chances throughout the year to prepare speeches on any topic you are passionate about, no matter how big or small.

Debating led by Miss Trapani

Do you wish you could persuade others to look at the world from a different perspective? Do you want to learn how to put your ideas forward in the most powerful way? If so, debating is the enrichment activity for you. In debating we will practice how to approach different arguments constructively. We will engage with opposing views and learn to speak strategically and critically. We will run competitions throughout the year and the best debaters will have the opportunity to enter regional and national debating competitions. You will have the opportunity of winning the House Cup for debating and potentially even enter the prestigious English-Speaking Union’s Schools Mace Debating Competition.

LAMDA Grade 4 Acting Program led by Mr Walsh

During LAMDA enrichment, you will develop your skills in Acting and Drama whilst working towards acting examinations. A LAMDA Exam is the drama equivalent of a music grade. Like music grades, LAMDA Exams culminate at Grade 8. Students in Year 8 will work towards Grade 4. During the lesson, students will work on monologues and be entered for their exam in the summer term. Last academic year 88% of students doing a LAMDA qualification achieved a merit or distinction grade; the highest attainable.

 students will begin with Grade 3. Students will work on both monologues and group pieces and each term will finish with a showcase of student work.

Learning to play a new musical instrument – trumpet and trombone led by Miss Allen

This class will give students the opportunity to learn to play the trumpet or trombone. Students will start as complete beginners and the aim will be to achieve the Trinity College London Initial Grade by the end of the year, as well as working towards various performances. Students will then get the opportunity to continue developing their playing by taking individual lessons from our peripatetic brass teacher next academic year.

Conversational Italian led by Ms Lenzi

In the British Council's Languages for the Future report, Italian is named as one of the 10 languages most vital to the UK for the future. Italian is also the official language of music, it is spoken by 85 million people and is the fourth most studied language in the world. In this programme you will learn Italian with great emphasis on the spoken word and real-life situations. You will learn that pasta carbonara is related to coal miners, that arrabbiata in the pasta (penne arrabbiata) means “angry” and much more. 

Sport Leader led by Miss Timmins

This enrichment activity will offer the opportunity for students to enhance their sporting knowledge, lead sport competitions, coach their peers and younger students. During the Academic year, students will get to experience many areas of PE and sport in the local community, through trips and organised sport sessions. Students will be developing the fundamental skills to become a great sport leader, such as team work, communication and leadership. The development of these skills culminates in completing a Sport Leaders Level 1 Award, which is a widely recognised qualification. If your child is sport mad and loves all aspects of sport and wellbeing, then Sport Leaders is a great choice of enrichment for them.

First LEGO league led by Mr James

Do you like the idea of coming up with technology solutions to solve real world problems?   What about designing, building and testing a robot to complete a series of missions?  How about learning to write the computer program to control your robot? Are you a good team player?  Do you enjoy working with different people, pulling together ideas to solve problems?  And what if you did all of that in a competition against hundreds of other schools around the country, including in tournaments around the UK?  Sound good?  Oh yes, and what if all of that was done with Lego?  First Lego League is all of those.

Further information about the First Lego League can be found at www.firstlegoleague.org