Changing the context!

This Tip of the Week was all about trying to freshen up delivery of the core aspects that each subject depends on, so that students remain engaged over time. It's particularly relevant for those lessons where students might be less likely to be focused off their own bat (we're looking at you,…

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Posted by Joseph Rowntree School on 20 November 2017

Category: Teaching & Learning Blog

October 2017

It has been a busy start back to the school year for Key Stage 3! So much has been going on already this year that it is very difficult to cover all of it.

Earlier this half term, our fantastic new Year 7 students were fantastic ambassadors at the Year 6 Open Evening. It was a really lovely…

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Posted by Joseph Rowntree School on 27 October 2017

Category: KS3 Blog

Mind Mapping with Mr Davies

Welcome to the first post in The Joseph Rowntree School's Teaching and Learning blog.  To start off, here's a video about mind-mapping - a handy revision technique for students grappling with exams at all Key Stages.  If you have attended our revision evenings then you may already be familiar…

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Posted by Joseph Rowntree School on 26 May 2017

Category: Teaching & Learning Blog

Easter 2017

A number of our subjects have added some really exciting aspects to their schemes of work this half term in Key Stage 3, with so many different opportunities offered to our students.

2 of our year 8 history classes attend pick me up theatres one man performance of Private Peaceful at the John…

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Posted by Joseph Rowntree School on 7 April 2017

Category: KS3 Blog

World Book Day 2017

Thursday 2nd March saw World Book day being celebrated by our KS3 year groups here in school. As you can see, many of our staff arrived for work that day dressed as a character from a favourite book! There were lots of activities throughout the day in lessons linked to world book day, from…

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Posted by Joseph Rowntree School on 3 March 2017

Category: KS3 Blog

Tags: world book day: book tokens

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! January is a time to look back on the first term of the academic year and what has gone well and what we could improve even more.  Lots of people also set fresh targets or New Year’s resolutions for the year ahead.  In Key Stage 3 assemblies during our first full week back in 2017…

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Category: KS3 Blog