Year 07 Information
Week commencing: 17th July 2020
Hello Year 7,
Good morning Year 7. Well sadly this is our final newsletter of the year. I have really appreciated all those who have helped contribute to these. Whether you have planned competitions, entered them, submitted quotes, took part in the quiz or whether you have just read them each week - thank you.
During these summer months, remember staff are on their break so will not be checking emails daily but we are still here if you need support during intermittent intervals. I will probably check mine once a week for anything major. Ms Snow will do the same.
I hope that all of your families are safe and well and that we see you all return in September ready to catch up on all of your learning. Make sure you message, call, and when safe to do so, meet up with your friends over the summer. This will help your mental well being and you never know when your friends are wanting support but might not be able to ask for it.
Well done for everything you have done until this point, I look forward to seeing you all again soon. Stay safe
Message from Ms Snow
NEVER GIVE IN, NEVER GIVE UP!
A MESSAGE FOR YOU, OUR NEW YEAR 8 AMBASSADORS
Jump on every opportunity that comes your way, bring enthusiasm and energy to everything you do.
Be that friend, that team member who is always there to lend someone else a helping hand.
Take time to ask those around you how they are doing and actively listen to what they say in their reply.
Be kind to all and everyone, including yourselves.
When you take that moment to look around you, look for the good.
Remember your manners, please and thank you go such a long way to making the world a nicer place in such a simple way.
It is true to say that in recent times, there has been grief and sadness, puzzlement and worry, however, there has also been great light, understanding, bravery, generosity, kindness and huge amounts of strength shared between us all. I know for you, this end to year 7 has been so strange and different to all others experienced, it may not have ended as we expected or wanted it to but without doubt it will have made us stronger and I cannot wait to see you all and for us to be able to grow together as the new family of year 8
At this point we must say a HUGE thank you to Mr Gibson who has helped guide us through this first year so brilliantly, his words of wisdom and inspiration have been so important to us all in so many ways, he now side steps to welcome in the year 7s of new KHS pupils, he will be looking to you with a need to support, welcome and look after them and I know he will watch over you all fondly as he passes the baton on to Mr Froy who will be at our side for the next 2 years.
Have a wonderful summer, keep in touch and look after yourselves and each other
Keep safe and well
Top 10 Highlights of our shared things to do in Lockdown
10: MAKE SOMETHING TO EAT.
Always a favourite not just with me but with you lot too, Musa 7H had a crumble "bake off" with his brother and Lathusa 7i made pasta and pizza for her family with her older brother
9:LEARN NEW SKILLS:
Learn a language, Rios 7T was practicing his skills and Bedoor 7G is a champion in her linguistics, Jonathan7H has learnt to play the piano more and hopefully will perform in the next concert.
8.LOOK AT WAYS TO SAVE MONEY:
Mrs Kerai Parmer has astounded all of 7T with photos of her beautiful allotment
7.BINGE WATCH TV, MOVIES, ONLINE GAMING
In my house we have watched all the Marvel movies in chronological order. I know many of you have spent sooo many hours connecting through online learning, Usman 7N sent me this picture......
6: ORGANISE YOUR PHOTO MEMORIES, MAKE AN ONLINE ALBUM
Can you guess who this is?
5: ENTERTAIN YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Here is Hajars Knock Knock joke
Hi miss this is my joke
Then you reply
EWWWWW U DID A WUT A POO
NOW SAY IT AGAIN AND U WILL REALISE
4.EXCERICISE AND EXPLORE!
A couple of minutes a day can make a big difference. I have a plan to still do my daily walks come September, i may even get you joining me walking around the playground. The PE team and Vincent have been a real inspiration doing the 21 challenge, Vincent 7i and his family did an amazing fitness video. Hassan 7T told me he was bouncing his head off all day on his trampoline although I really hope we get to welcome you back WITH your head in year 8 Hassan?!
Deyaa 7R has taken some time to explore London and see the sites in a safe social distancing way
3.CLEAN YOUR ROOM AND DECORATE YOUR HOUSE
This has been a great time to see what you really need, what have you been able to donate to charity? How have you helped at home?
Hilton 7B has continued to make Mum a cup of tea and help around the house with chores, Neel 7B has worked with his Dad to give their living room a makeover by learning new DIY skills.
2. READ AND WRITE, TELL STORIES, SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS
I have read so many books I have a pile as high as my ceiling!
Hussein in 7G wrote this short story with a brilliant cliffhanger ending...
WHAT JUST HAPPENED?
It all started at a Sunday market, nothing out of the ordinary just a regular Sunday market, when something glinted in the grass. I picked it up and brushed off the dirt. It was a necklace with an eye but different, it had some decorations on the end, like eyeliner, however, I felt some energy being emitted from it. I took out my phone and turned on google lens and took a picture. Suddenly, I felt a tap on my shoulder. It was Magnus, my best friend. “Yo.” I casually said to him. “Yo,” he replied. I looked back at my phone and found out it was an eye of Horus, an Egyptian god. Magnus took out another necklace, “Do you know what that is?” I asked. “No” he replied. I held my phone above it. "Knot of Isis, an Egyptian goddess," I said. Suddenly, some men started running towards us. "Mags, Max get in the car now!" My older brother shouted. We started bolting it to the car in case the men were a threat to our safety. "Mike, what's going on," I asked my brother. "I'll tell you later," he replied. We sped through London to Buckingham palace and to our surprise they let us in. We parked and then entered the building at speed and went into an elevator and went down to the last floor and walked to some steel doors. Mike shoved me to a screen and told me to look into it. Creeeeeeeeak!!! As we entered the room the steel doors shut behind us. "Magnus, Maximus," Mike said, "You two are different from every other human being in this city except for a hand full of people." "What do ya mean different," I replied, "Sure we're weird but not different from everybody else." "Your parents were magicians, initiated by the first nome," he said. "Gnome, like a garden gnome, right," Magnus said. "No, no, no, no, no. It's an ancient Egyptian word, meaning province, region or facility," responded Mike. "But why?" I asked. "Which why are you talking about, there are a lot of whys you can be asking about." retorted Mike "I mean why were they initiated?" I explained. "They were initiated because your families are part of the house of life (its an organization of magicians from Egypt)," Mike reciprocated. I started digesting all the information that I had received in the past minute. Abruptly, a beefeater entered the room. "They have broken through our first line of defense, I would say that for the best you should leave now," said the beefeater. Crash!!! the doors smashed open and the people came in. "Both of you hold up your hand in their direction and shout haa-di," shouted Mike "Haa-di!" me and Magnus shouted. Booooooooom!!!! and the men exploded. We took the impression that we should run so we did. We started running and went to the back door, vaulted the fence and started running with explosions after us and I can't remember…
And Yusuf in 7Y sent in this to think about……...
A gentleman was walking through an elephant camp, and he spotted that the elephants weren’t being kept in cages or held by the use of chains.
All that was holding them back from escaping the camp, was a small piece of rope tied to one of their legs.
As the man gazed upon the elephants, he was completely confused as to why the elephants didn’t just use their strength to break the rope and escape the camp. They could easily have done so, but instead, they didn’t try to at all.
Curious and wanting to know the answer, he asked a trainer nearby why the elephants were just standing there and never tried to escape.
The trainer replied;“when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”
The only reason that the elephants weren’t breaking free and escaping from the camp was that over time they adopted the belief that it just wasn’t possible.
Moral of the story:
No matter how much the world tries to hold you back, always continue with the belief that what you want to achieve is possible. Believing you can become successful is the most important step in actually achieving it.
I chose this story because I know that people grow up with the same expectations and people holding them back. They don't believe that they can break free from the ropes that could've held them before, but now they are able to escape, but they just believe that it is impossible. Next year we need to break free and overtake our expected limits!
NUMBER 1: GET CREATIVE!
Colouring was my thing and I enjoyed making many rainbow themed items but you Year 7 outdid yourselves in how creative you have been. The Art exhibition was outstanding and I hope all of you took a moment to take a look at all that was on show. To name a few, Charlotte 7S, Ahmed 7Y, Tiya 7G, Jiya 7S and Harithan 7S, your works really stood out amongst so many talents, well done everyone.
Sebastian 7R and Nikhil 7C will be taking part in a Brent initiative this summer doing animation and have entertained us throughout with their contributions, Yusuf 7Y and Sara 7T have made home videos, Abdulwaseh 7T, Agri 7T, Layla M 7K and Zara 7N have created their own Home Art and photography moments.
Thank you all of you for bringing Highlights to Lockdown and sharing them, it has not been possible to name you all but know without any doubt that you have made this time easier with your resilience and positive ways.
Ok You lot, so time for my second list
A subject that you know I will be crazy about FOOD !!!
Being at home has given us the time and space to think about what we like, what we don't like and how it is made.
Many of you have told me that you have been experimenting in the kitchen and have enjoyed cooking for fun, especially for and with your family as an activity together.
Some of you have tried to recreate the fast food classics, in fact they have been the most popular in the UK with a whole Instagram following showing the best of the best in imitating some of the high street greats, with some stores such as Nandos and McDonalds even giving away secret ingredients, NOT KFC though, The Colonel is keeping tight hold of that secret blend of herbs and spices.
So, what have beens Britain's favourite things to make?
I found a list of the top 50!!
How many have you tried?
In my family we went through the list and have made ( or at least eaten!) 38
I am so glad my daughter has had me doing my fitness hour every day!!
Top 50 foods people have made at home during lockdown:
A crumble e.g. rhubarb crumble
A pie e.g. apple pie
Lemon drizzle cake
Bread and butter pudding
Hot cross buns
Sticky toffee pudding
Lemon meringue pie
Red velvet cake
Banana bread is an absolute favourite, I craved it when I was pregnant with my 3 children which is probably why they love it too.
So have a go at this easy recipe and let me know how you get on