The Royal Wedding

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The pupils in Learning Support have been learning about the royal family and the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle. They have planned and prepared their own Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea Party to be held Friday 18th May. They even went to Aldi to shop for the party!

Barcelona Trip details

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Departure: Sunday 27th May 5.30 a.m. load the coach and leave before 6 a.m. Ferry from Dover at 2 p.m. – overnight travel across France

Monday: Arrive at the hotel in Tossa de Mar – explore the town, tasting churros and bowling then buffet evening meal at 8 p.m.

Tuesday: Early breakfast before a tour of Barcelona and the afternoon at Port Aventura then buffet evening meal at 8 p.m.

Wednesday: Travel to Toulouse – afternoon in cafes, hypermarket and picnic by the river – overnight travel across France

Thursday: Arrive in Dunkirk to catch the ferry

Return: 5 p.m. Thursday 31st May

Superstars

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Congratulations to these pupils who have won Star of the Week:

  • Hedoncrofte: Kara - 61
  • Riseholme: Faith – 75
  • Sefholme: Liam – 44
  • Sudtone: Kai – 56
  • Wawne: Dylan – 48

These pupils have had the most Achievement points in their House last week.

After the half term break we will be announcing a special prize draw for all Star of the Week winners to have a chance of winning.

Who will be the Star of the Week in your House next week? It could be you!

Year 10 Parent/Carer Consultation Evening

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Thursday 24th May 2018, 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm

Your child is now almost half way through their GCSE and BTEC examination courses at Winifred Holtby Academy and it is vital that subject teachers have the opportunity to discuss their current progress and attainment.

The consultation meetings will give you the opportunity to discuss such issues as coursework completion deadlines, class work, homework tasks, extra-curricular opportunities, attitudes to learning and how you as a parent/carer can assist your child in making progress.

On the evening you will be provided with a ‘report’ indicating the progress your child has made. An attendance certificate will also be issued; if there are any unauthorised absences you should see a member of your child’s House Team on the evening to clear up the attendance record as this information can be requested for references to employers and post 16 providers at the end of year 11.

On arrival at the Academy please enter through the main entrance where you will be supplied with the pupil progress report, attendance information and details of where teachers can be found. Academy prefects will be on hand throughout the evening to guide you.

As with most Parents Evenings, it is our intention to offer child care facility, this will be located in the Library.

We look forward to seeing you on the evening.

The 'Invincibles'

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Hull and East Riding Schools Cup Final

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A massive effort from all 16 players saw us retain the cup and ensure we have remained undefeated for 5 years in a fantastic final and great advert for youth rugby. 

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After weathering the early pressure which saw us concede the first try the lads regrouped to take a 12-6 half time lead.
Some strong running and defence in the second half allowed us to build on the lead and we got there in the end despite some stubborn Malet resistance.

Team PE would like to thank the lads (including those not playing) for their efforts over the last 5 years and wish you every success both on and off the field in the future. 
You have been a great group and a pleasure to work with whether that be with Mr Gardiner from years 7-9, Dorsett 10-11 or the Feasey/Pindar double act. 

Bikeability skills

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First Step Sports staff came in to work with some of our Yr. 7 and Yr. 8 pupils on their bikeability skills – the weather was perfect and so was the pupils attitude and behaviour. Well done Team Super!

Well done Faith

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ISS held a cake event from Monday to Friday of week commencing Monday 23rd April whereby each day a special cake was made with what we called a secret ingredient which was either a fruit or a vegetable.

Pupils were encouraged to purchase the cakes and to fill in a card saying what they thought the secret ingredient was, each day a winner was selected and at the end of the week Faith was picked out of the hat from the 5 daily winners.

Faith has won £20 to spend at any outlet on a voucher system.

This week we are promoting “ Feed your Brain” encouraging pupils to choose a more healthy option such as fruit pots, granola pots, vegetable sticks, water, wholemeal bread, cake with vegetable in to name a few of the items on sale.

On Thursday of this week we are having an American Theme day when the Kitchen side of the Main Forum counter will sell homemade beef burger or sausage and onion hot dog instead of the traditional cottage pie menu. Doughnuts and muffins will also be on sale that day.

Developing key skills in the work place

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A small selection of Year 8 and Year 9 pupils have been working with volunteer mentors from businesses from around Hull in order to develop key skills needed in the world of work but to also provide them with vital support in order to break down barriers to their learning.

Pupils experienced a range of activities all planned and delivered by mentors including a visit to Smith & Nephews.

This morning they received a talk from a member of the fire service followed by a presentation of their certificates given out by their mentors.

Communication skills

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Theresa from Hull Training/Endeavour was back with us today – this time with some Childcare pupils looking at communication skills with young people with individual needs. We guided each other around an obstacle course… no major disasters although a couple of people nearly took a tumble!

Aspiring Stars

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Our House point Stars of the Week have been announced this morning.

Congratulations to:

  • Hedoncrofte: Tom - 69
  • Riseholme: Aimie – 134
  • Sefholme: Conley – 83
  • Sudtone: Louie – 66
  • Wawne: Dannielle – 73

These pupils have had the most Achievement points in their House last week.

After the half term break we will be announcing a special prize draw for all Star of the Week winners to have a chance of winning.

Who will be the Star of the Week in your House next week? It could be you!

Girls Years 3/4 Football Tournament

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WHA Team PE had the pleasure of hosting the Girls Years 3/4 Football Tournament this afternoon with Tigers Trust.

There were lots of talented footballers on show showing off their footballing skills.

Thanks to Max from Tigers Trust for organising such an enjoyable afternoon of girls football. Well done to all that took part, it was great to see Willerby Carr Lane, Neasden and Spring Cottage enjoying themselves at Winifred Holtby Academy.

Options Evening

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Thursday 17th May 2018, 4.00pm – 7.00pm

As we approach Year 9 your child has the opportunity to express a preference for courses that they wish to study towards important public examinations at the end of Key Stage 4.

Your child will have received Key Stage 4 Course Information Guide in Assembly.  Please take the time to discuss with your child which courses they would prefer to study to GCSE level as it is now the time to make choices.

Some subjects are statutory. This means that every pupil will study Maths, English and Science to GCSE level and every pupil will continue to study PE and Philosophy and Ethics. There are different course options within these core subjects and we need to ensure that your child has a curriculum that is best suited to them.

A range of other subjects can be chosen that make up a full package of GCSE or Level 2 outcomes.

For many pupils some of these choices will fall into certain subject areas because Colleges and Universities will often ask for qualifications which include a Humanities subject and a Modern Foreign Language.

At the Options Evening presentation’s in the Theatre will run throughout the evening, explaining the different options available to pupils, the first commencing at 4.15pm.   Presentation’s will then run at half hourly intervals; 4.45pm, 5.15pm, 5.45pm and 6.15pm. Option forms will be handed out to pupils on arrival through the main entrance.  After this there will be an opportunity to visit each of the subject areas to meet staff.  Ideally the completed option forms will be handed in before you leave Academy.

Option forms handed in after the 17th May might mean pupils are not given their first choices if subjects are full.

If you are unable to make this time, please contact your child’s house team so that they can arrange an alternative presentation for you. 

If you require child care for younger siblings, a crèche will be available in the LRC. 

Communication and care activities

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We had a visit from Theresa from Hull CC/Endeavour today; she had the Year 10 Health and Social Care pupils participating in communication and care activities. They were experiencing for themselves what it was like to have eye and balance conditions such as macular degeneration, blindness and vertigo.

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The pupils guided each other around various obstacles while wearing glasses that simulated a range of issues affecting sight, helping them to understand how someone who is vulnerable in this way might feel while going about their daily lives. They then tried to ‘walk the line’ while wearing ‘beer goggles’, simulating the experience of some vertigo sufferers – some of our pupils were more successful than others!

Competitive Netball!

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A massive thank you to all pupils and staff who helped get the Netball House competition organised.
The standard was fantastic with a total of 5 teams entered across Year 7 and Year 8.

Final results

  • 1st: Riseholme 1 17 pts (scored 6 goals in total won on goal difference)
  • 2nd: Riseholme 2 17pts (scored 5 goals in total)
  • 3rd: Hedoncrofte 1 15 pts
  • 4th: Hedoncrofte 2 10pts
  • 5th: Sudtone 5 pts

Great to see so many new pupils faces to competitive Netball! Absolutely brilliant to see more and more pupils putting themselves out there and enjoying Netball! Well done to all teams, it was a pleasure to run it this evening.”
— Miss Birch

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Our Fantastic Stars!

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Congratulations to these pupils who have won Star of the Week:

  • Hedoncrofte: Summer - 28
  • Riseholme: Carlos – 44
  • Sefholme: Rubie – 35
  • Sudtone: Layla – 34
  • Wawne: Chris – 40

These pupils have had the most Achievement points in their House last week.

After the half term break we will be announcing a special prize draw for all Star of the Week winners to have a chance of winning.

Who will be the Star of the Week in your House next week? It could be you!

Rocket Cars Spectacular

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On Monday 30th April an RAF team from RAF Leeming came into the Academy to run our race for the line rocket cars event.

Year 7 have been busy in Computer Science lessons designing and shaping their rocket cars preparing for the drag races.

The cars use a BBC microbit accelerometer to read how fast the cars go together with a pair of light gates.

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The cars this year were very fast and well designed, the woosh, smoke and sparks making the event fun to watch.

Art Exhibition

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Yesterday, The Hub hosted their first Art Exhibition.  It was a huge success with many visitors from WHA, Tweendykes, Governors and parent/carers.  The pupils led the event to a high standard and can’t wait to host similar events throughout the year.

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A massive thank you to everyone who came and supported the exhibition. The pupils were an absolute joy and it was fantastic to see so many staff support them.  A big thank you for also filling out the feedback forms.

Energy Quest

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Top set Year 7s participated in an Energy Quest activity today; they discussed career opportunities in Engineering, the advantages and disadvantages of renewable and non-renewable energy resources and investigated the effects of potential difference on the distance a motorised car will travel! 

Achievement Stars

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House point Stars of the Week have been announced.

Congratulations to these pupils who have won Star of the Week:

  • Hedoncrofte: Thomas - 35
  • Riseholme: Rachel – 53
  • Sefholme: Lea – 44
  • Sudtone: Harmony – 39
  • Wawne: Hannah– 52

These pupils have had the most Achievement points in their House last week.

Well done, enjoy your weekend.

Who will be the Star of the Week in your House next week? It could be you!

Year 5/6 Netball tournament

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WHA Team PE had the pleasure of hosting the Year 5/6 Hull Active Schools Netball tournament this afternoon.

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Well done to all that took part and congratulations to overall winners Ings Primary who were outstanding throughout and had some amazing players.

Final standings:

1st - Ings Primary
2nd - Spring cottage
3rd - St Mary's

Enjoy our gallery from this afternoon, just click on a picture to enlarge.