Welcome to Year 7
This is a very exciting year for our newest recruits!
On entry to the school, students are placed in mixed ability tutor groups. Each group meets the form tutor at daily registration in the morning and one lesson a week is set aside for tutorial activities and PSHE called "Lifeskills". The form tutor is the first point of contact for students and parents. Year 7 children will build a very close, supportive relationship with the tutor and the rest of their tutor group.
Subjects studied throughout Year 7 are:
- Humanities (History, Geography, RE )
- Lifeskills (Careers and PSHE in line with new statutory guidelines)
Students are regularly assessed throughout the year through a variety of different methods including practical, formative and summative assessments. Through the accelerated reader programme, students will received regular feedback on their current reading age.
Our aim is to set meaningful and relevant homework to support and enrich learning. This may take many different forms - from reading a short passage to researching on the Internet. Homework tasks vary according to the subject and the time spent on each task will vary depending on the task. Students will need to use their Knowledge Organiser booklet, issued to them at the beginning of each term to support their homework.
The school planner is a very important document. It is used to aid students with their organisation to record homework and is the main method of communication between home and school. All students must carry their planner at all times and it must be checked daily and signed weekly by parents.
At The Long Eaton School we know how important it is to reinforce positive behaviour and attitude and we implement a variety of different curriculum and past oral rewards throughout the year. We promote and reinforce academic progress through our termly Curriculum Award Assemblies and at our annual Presentation Evening. During the school day we reinforce positive behaviour by awarding students positive points on Classcharts, this gives students and parents immediate updates on their achievements through the Classcharts App. Points collected lead to individual and collective rewards, like trips and reward events, every point will also contribute towards the whole school house competition,
These lessons are led by the form tutor and include Personal, Social and Health Education. Topics covered in Year 7 include:
- Relationships and Sex Education
- Bullying and friendships
- Smoking and Alcohol Education
- Personal Finance
- Living in the wider world
- Self esteem
- British Values and British Democracy
Trips and Activities
We provide a very wide range of extra curricular activities, believing that every student will find something to suit, from the choices available. This year we will follow government guidance and work within the parameters of what our school allows for ensuring extra curricular activities are safe for staff and students,
Every year a trip is organised to Lea Green, the Derbyshire Centre for residential education. The residential gives children the chance to develop personal, social and team working skills in an unfamiliar environment. Unfortunately this year, due to COVID-19, we have had to cancel the Year 7 residential trip, but we aim to provide the opportunity for our current Year 7 students to attend this trip next year.