Please see below details of this week’s Word of the Week
Year 7 Parents’ Evening will take place online on Thursday, 13th May. Please visit our Parents’ Evening page for further details.
All parents are invited to attend a virtual meeting on Friday, 30th April at 3pm regarding the proposed completion of the conversion of Rokeby and Lister schools to academies. Click on the links below for further information
Year 8 Parents’ Evening will take place online on Thursday, 22nd April. Please visit our Parents’ Evening page for further details.
A reminder about our Click & Deliver library service for students.
At the click of a finger, you can go online to select and reserve a book, which is then delivered to your English classroom.
All students should be aiming to read for pleasure for at least 20-30 minutes a day. There’s so many reasons to read:
- Reading makes you smarter: research shows that students who regularly read outside the classroom achieve better results across all subjects at GCSE. Reading improves vocabulary, comprehension and grammar.
- Reading makes you happier: research shows that reading is good for your mental health. Regular readers have lower levels of both stress and depression, higher self-esteem and better quality sleep.
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day is an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about math, and to eat pie.
Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.
Marked annually on 8th March, International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is ‘Choose To Challenge‘. A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change. So let’s all #ChooseToChallenge.