For Parents & Carers
For Parents & Carers
Things to celebrate
- It was lovely to welcome parents into school for the Year 11 core examination event. Thanks to those who attended and those who provided valuable feedback.
- Last week a group of our students attended a ski trip at Chill Factore. A great time was had by all.
- On Wednesday we began our Personal Development curriculum. Your child will be taught a PD lesson one hour a week per fortnight.
- On Thursday and Friday morning this week, we hosted a breakfast for our Year 11 students who are all embarking on Mock Examinations next week. This was to give them all a pre-exam boost and let them know that we are with them all of the way.
- On Thursday a group of our students attended a Dance trip to watch ‘Edward Scissorhands’ at the Lowry.
- The Y8 Rugby team were brilliant on Wednesday night competing against various Wigan schools. Their attitude and performances was outstanding. Well done boys!
- Extra- Curricular attendance has been strong across all year groups during lunchtime and after school. Well done to everyone getting involved and taking part.
- Y7/8 students had a fantastic day taking part in the wigan school games festival. Students participated in Kin ball, basketball, curling and much more. Our students finished in third place which is a great achievement.
As your child continues their journey through Year 11, we want to do all we can to support you in helping them to complete effective and vital revision at home. In November we held our Core Examinations event which was open to all year 11 students and their parents/carers, offering 30-minute sessions across the core subject areas. Led by specialist teachers from English, Mathematics and Science, subject-specific revision strategies were shared and modelled. Guidance through the exam specifications and given expert advice on how to support your child in the run-up to their mock exams, and in the months leading to their examinations.
Click on the icon below to learn more about the resources prepared to help your child with their studies.
How we learn
Over the past couple of weeks we have focussed on Cognitive Load and how we support your child in school so that they do not get overloaded and can therefore learn more effectively. By establishing strong routines, we are able to build procedure that become habits.
Homework and Self-directed study
Here at Freddie’s, we focus on six types of homework to help our students broaden, consolidate and extend their learning. Below is an explanation of why we try to set ‘Apply it’ homework or encourage our students to self-direct their study time at home:
We want to do all we can to support your child to be in school every day and ask that you support this important message from home, encouraging your child to avoid missing curriculum content through absence.
Message from the Headteacher
Dear Parents and Carers,
As you will be aware, next week sees the beginning of the Year 11 Mock examinations. A lot of support has been provided to the students in the run up to these exams – I would like to wish all the students the very best of luck with this important set of exams.
Could I please ask all parents to remind their children of the importance of good manners in the community. The vast majority of our students are superb ambassadors for the school, for themselves and their families; however, a minority let themselves down with their behaviour outside of school. We continually remind students in school of the importance of good manners – as the old adage says ‘manners cost nothing’.
Finally, do you currently receive Child Tax Credits and haven’t applied for free school meals? A letter and eligibility check form has been sent to all parents this week by email. Please return any completed forms to reception. A copy of the letter and form can also be found here.