News and Events
At Kingswode Hoe we have a busy programme of events, activities and highlights throughout the year. We have a very inclusive approach and are committed to ensuring all pupils have access to trips, opportunities and experiences to help develop a wide range of skills, in and outside the classroom.
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In June Year 10S created an Enterprise morning and raised £120.63 in less than an hour selling items that they made during their Work Related Learning lessons. A great achievement!
During the afternoon they took part in a reflection Assembly based on their achievements during their supported placement with the manager of Sainsbury's and Year 10 parents.
Children in Need
This year, we raised a huge £588.78! The day consisted of various activities, such as baking cookies, making Pudsey hats, making games, making stress balls and lots more! The pupils then gathered in the Hall, a class at a time to sell their creations by setting up a stall. Pupils were extremely enthusiastic and managed to sell ALL of their items.
We would like to say a big thank you to the Beardwell Construction team for their generous donation.
Spanish Language and Culture Day
The whole school had a fantastic time during the Spanish Language and Culture Day recently. The pupils enjoyed a range of Spanish related activities including a Rafa Nadal tennis challenge, flamenco dancing and making a Spanish style fan to keep them cool during the hot weather we had on the day. As well as dressing up in the colours of the Spanish flag, the pupils located Spanish speaking countries using an atlas, learnt a Spanish folk song La Cucaracha and made their own Spanish omelette in food technology.
The day was a huge success and enjoyed by everyone. Thanks go to the staff who ran a workshop, especially Mrs Baker and Miss Jones who flamenco danced all day in the heat!
World Book Day Celebrations
World Book Day was on Thursday 2 March which gave Kingswode Hoe the opportunity to celebrate reading and encourage pupils to explore the pleasure of books. To mark the occasion, pupils were invited to draw a picture of their favourite book character and explain what they like about them. I received so many entries and whilst I thoroughly enjoyed looking at them all, there could only be six winners:
Jake, Melissa, Charlee, Ashleigh, Alexander and Oliver.
Congratulations to these pupils and thank you to everyone that entered. I look forward to planning an even bigger celebration next year!
Miss E Parbury
Sports Champions UK
In March, Kingswode Hoe School pupils were involved in a whole school sponsored fitness challenge, led by visiting athlete Laura Samuel, a British track and field athlete. She has a personal best of 14.09 m for the triple jump event, which ranks her third among British women.
Laura’s visit was organised by Sports Champions UK and the school chose to donate their share of funds raised through sponsorship to Sport Relief. Laura led a question and answer session with Year 11 pupils, followed by a talk and demonstration to the whole school in a special assembly. She presented certificates and photographs to fund raisers.
Pupils and staff enjoyed taking part in the fitness challenge and hearing her inspirational story. They also loved having the opportunity to see a real silver medal up close from the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
We would like to thank everyone who supported this special event and provided sponsorship for pupils. Thanks also to Mrs Allen and Mr Govia for organising this exciting opportunity.
A lovely day at Hasty's Farm in Clacton. We met and fed the animals. We met the baby lamb who was very cute.
At Hasty's Farm we ground the wheat to make flour. We got the eggs from the chickens and then made our own pancakes. They were delicious.
Primary visit to the beach
In June the Primary class went to the beach. It was a bit chilly to start with, but soon brightened up. We had a lovely day playing in the water and on the sand. We had an ice cream too.
Primary Class celebrated Elmer’s 30th birthday with a fun filled day of games and activities. These included playing Pin the Trunk on the Elephant, listening to the story of Elmer’s Walk and making Elmer crafts. They ended the day with an Elephant Walk on the school field to mark the end of an enjoyable day.
Autism Anglia Silly Sock Day
On Friday 5th April we had silly sock day. Pupils and staff wore their silly socks for a donation. We raised £65 for Autism Anglia. Our winner of the silliest socks was Riley in Primary.
Mercury Theatre Workshops-spooky stories!