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High School

Message from the Year Leader and Stage Leader

 

Hello Year 8. Not long to go now until the summer break! It’s so vitally important that for these last few weeks you keep on top of your online work. Don’t think that with only a short distance left to go you can just do a little less. I know it’ll be difficult because normally we would be having graduation, sports day, and Excel days but even then we would also have lessons around those. So keep doing your very best and look to the summer as a reward for all your hard work. Stay safe - Mr Desmond

 

Good morning Year 8. I hope you and your families are still keeping well. It has been such a long time since you have been into school but keep having that vision of soon returning and things attempting to get back to normal. I am still interested in seeing what some of you have been getting up to so please drop me an email with any pictures or stories of what you have been doing. Remember one of the best things that you can do is to exercise regularly. This releases hormones in your body which allow you to be happy! I have now completed 10,000 steps every day for the last 24 days running- I am going to see how long I can keep this streak up. What is the most amount of steps you have done in one day?

 

 Keep smiling, keep safe.- Mr Froy

 

Ms Dimond Condolences Book

 

Here is the link to Ms Dimonds condolence book. Please take a minute 

 

The link is here

 

Lego

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN2vRwJy40k

Check out the last lego animation of the year!

 

Workload

 

SAM Learning

The school is no longer using SAM Learning. Unfortunately it was not cost effective.

Teachers that used it will be setting alternative work for you.

 

Since this was sent home, I have had a lot of emails asking for clarification. Please read this to make it clearer for you.

 

As of Monday you have a new timetable for school work. You will only be expected to complete 3 pieces of work a day instead of the 5 you have been doing. This makes things more manageable so please attempt to complete all work even if you have not done as much recently. All work will still be set on show my homework and they will not involve zoom or virtual lessons. 

 

Year 8

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Lesson 1

Languages

English

English

English

Science

Lesson 2

RE/CS/AR

Maths

Geography

EA/MU/DT

RE/CS/AR

Lesson 3

Science

PE

History

Maths

PE


 

Quiz!

Hope you enjoyed working these out. Here are last week's answers and a new quiz below.

Answer to last week was 14. Coconut = 1, Apple = 10, Banana was 3.

 

Calendar of Birthdays this week - If you do not wish for your Birthday to be mentioned in the newsletter, please email Mr Froy.

 

Day

Students Names

Saturday 27th June

Craig Denby

Sunday 28th June

Yonis Dahir and Noor Mohammed

Monday 29th June

 

Tuesday 30th June

Sami Chughtai

Wednesday 1st July

Chelsey Ormston

Thursday 2ndJuly

Jamin Ange Ntiamu Bila

Friday 3rd July

Antoine Lord and Apishan Sivarajah

 

 

Day

Students Names

Saturday 4th July

 

Sunday 5th July

Amanullah Khalid and Uthman Shariffali

Monday 6th July

Haneen Abbas, Mohammed and Mujtaba Al-Amri, Ekramullah JAn and Mohammed Samandar

Tuesday 7th July

Danisha Hirani

Wednesday 8th July

Ibrahim Jeylani

Thursday 9th July

 

Friday 10th July

 

 

 

Google Classroom help

https://www.loom.com/share/7acc954637e6408d8b8d5a52d47b1e47

Watch the link above if you need more help on how to submit work on google classroom. If you need further assistance please email Mr Cumbers at david.cumbers@kingsburyhigh.org.uk

 

Science

 

 

Quote of the week - 

 

 

Thought of the week- It’s not easy coming up with a thought for the week every week. We all think different things in different ways and sometimes it’s a struggle to write something inspiring, or relevant, or meaningful. But somehow, I have, or at least I hope I have, managed to overcome the struggle and write something that resonates with at least some of you. This week has been no different until I realised that my thoughts returned to how much this has been a struggle for all of us. Whether it’s sitting and staring at a screen trying to get motivation to do our work, staying indoors for so long with family members even though we know it keeps us safe, missing our friends and the social interactions we normally have, it has, for all of us at times, been a struggle.

But the important thing is we can, we will, and we have overcome some of the struggles. We have done our work. We have learned to live better with family and in the process become closer. We know that our friends are on the end of a call or text and that social distancing doesn’t mean no social interaction at all.

And ultimately, in time, we will come out the other side of all of this and the struggles we’ve faced will become a memory. Just remember, there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

 

 

This week in History -

 

5th July - 1687 Isaac Newton's great work Principia published by Royal Society in England, outlining his laws of motion and universal gravitation

1994 Amazon.com founded in Bellevue, Washington by Jeff Bezos

6th July - 1785 US Congress unanimously resolves the name of US currency to the "dollar" and adopts decimal coinage

  • 1885 Louis Pasteur successfully give an anti-rabies vaccine to 9-year-old Joseph Meister, saving his life

7th July - 2005 Coordinated terrorist bomb blasts strike London's public transport system during the morning rush hour killing 52 and injuring 700

  • 2005 Influenced by Live 8, the G8 leaders pledge to double 2004 levels of aid to Africa from US$25 to US$50 billion by the year 2010

8th July - 1800 Dr Benjamin Waterhouse gives 1st cowpox vaccination in the US to his son to prevent smallpox

 

 

Word of the day - Obtain, verb - to gain by planned action or effort

This week your home learning was altered in order to make it easier for you to learn. This will allow you to obtain a great level of knowledge so that the return to school is easier for you and allow you to obtain good grades as well as praise points for Graduation.

 

Wellbeing

 

Hello there Kingsburians! 

This week’s Well-Being Bulletin challenge is sleep. Zzz

It is a necessity for our survival as  mankind: you need it, your teachers need it, your

parents need it, even I need it. 

I understand that this pandemic has destroyed our schedules -the sleep one in

particular .  When I go on WhatsApp I see that my close friends were active at 4 am

(very late) but would be messaging me at 10 am. 6 hours is nowhere near enough,

as developing teenagers we need a minimum of 8 hours of downtime. According to

the NHS, our generation (15 years olds) need approximately  9 hours and 15

minutes of sleep. It is much better for you to sleep at the same time and during the

night and not the day if  possible. Sleep is the most important part of my day.  Some

of us have been given through social media “memes” the vile mentality of sleep

being for the weak.  It is not!

Sleep, as passive as it may seem, is what helps to create a balance within our life. It

is a time when we are doing nothing, nevertheless so much is happening

During deep sleep muscles are relaxed and tissue growth and repair is initiated, this

is because when we sleep, hormones are released, in particular the growth one’s. -I

am not the only one that wants to be 6’2!

According to “Brightside (2020)” whilst we sleep a chemical is released in our brains,

washing away all toxins, keeping us safe. 

According to “Queensland health-2018” (2020) whilst we sleep - dreaming about

unicorns- our brains sort and store the day’s information, this process is used to

categorise what is to be kept in the long-term memory and what is to be forgotten.  

Sleep and concentration are linked. It is not rocket science when you think about it, if

you give your body and mind time to relax and process things then your brain would

be refreshed therefore being able to concentrate and apply itself 100%. This means

that sleep deprivation would have a detrimental impact on our cognition (how we

think).

Continuously being sleep deprived is linked to risks of developing depression. One

reason to this may be that your brain is getting overwhelmed therefore the slightest

change in situations can lead to stress and anxiety. 

Sleep deprivation is linked to social awkwardness, what this means is that you are

too tired to interact with others, which could ruin your relationships with them.

According to one study done by “Health line (2020)” those with sleep deprivation had

slow reaction times, they were unable to understand situations or even read them-

as if they were tipsy.

If your mind is happy then you will be happy. 

So Kingsburians, get some good sleep, do not go to bed too late, it is one of the

most important things you can do for your well being.

 

How to stay Active -

Joe Wicks - 9am every morning on his youtube account

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Follow Kingsbury High SSP on twitter for more ways to stay active! Also check out Kingsbury PE on Instagram for daily challenges.