Year 7

Year 7 Staff:

Miss R Bratton Director of Year 7
Mrs A Taylor / Miss K McNamara 7TM
Mrs A Claydon 7AC
Mr C Delaney 7CD
Mrs HA Weston 7HW
Mrs J Campbell 7JC

 

Welcome to Year 7 and KS3; an exciting new chapter in your child's education.

In Year 7 we are commited to ‘Striving for Excellence and Learning for Life.’ Your child will be given many opportunities to thrive both in the classroom and via our exciting extra-curricular provision. We look forward to sharing this exciting journey with you and your child.

Please refer the the two presentations below;

Year 7 Curriculum Presentation  
Welcome to KS3 English - Mrs Birrell - Deputy Headteacher and Director of English Homework In Key Stage 3

 

Year 7 Cross-Curricular Trip to the Lickey Hills

As part of enriching pupils' learning, all Year 7 pupils are invited on a trip to explore the Lickey Hills.

Pupils learn about the area's fascinating features and history via a series of interactive activities linked to geography, science, history, art, and English.

The year group is split into smaller groups to complete tasks that challenge them artistically, creatively, physically, and intellectually.

It is a great outdoor day, enjoyed by all staff and pupils. 

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 Year 7 - Travel the World with a Good Book

The theme for the Year 7 Display is to ‘Travel the World with a Good Book’. The Year 7 team picked some of their favourite novels written by authors from around the world. This inspiring display was created to encourage pupils to expand one of the character virtues, ‘Curiosity’. 

Travel the World with a Good Book

  

World Book Day

The Year 7 team were very impressed by the creativity of a number of pupils who demonstrated their character virtues of ‘motivation’ by creating Book in a Book competition entries. There were so many fantastic entries it was extremely difficult to choose. Well done to F Barker and I Reilly who were judged to be the best on the day in the Year 7 category.

All of Year 7 got creative and theatrical to develop their character virtues of ‘Neighbourliness’ by working together to create door displays inspired by a selection of Shakespeare’s plays. As you can see, a wonderful array of art work and crafts were created by the pupils to celebrate World Book Day with the prominence it deserved.

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Year 7: Feeling Tropical with a Caribbean Themed All Different All Equal

Year 7 enjoyed a Caribbean themed day as part of Aston Fields Middle School’s, All Different All Equal initiative.

Pupils rotated around five, hour-long activities organised by the Year 7 staff. Activities included:

• Getting Curious with Caribbean food tasting where the pupils got to taste a variety of Caribbean foods to give them a flavour of that exotic part of the world

• Being Arty with a look at the flags of the Caribbean

• Being Active with Traditional Caribbean games

• Being Creative with Travel brochures: promoting the wonders of the Caribbean

• Being Musical with a drumming workshop, where pupils worked with ‘Glamba’ led by the inspirational percussionist, Scott

It was a great day to expand the pupil’s character virtues of curiosity, neighbourliness and ambition. The Year 7 staff were thrilled with the pupils’ participation and enthusiasm. Well done, Year 7! 

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Cash Scrambles

The pupils and staff at AFMS participate in an annual fundraiser in November to raise money for Sanyu Babies Home in Kampala, Uganda.

Pupils use their imaginations and ingenuity to create stalls with games, tasty goodies and activities to entice their peers to part with their money for this worthy cause. 

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Year 7 STEM Workshops

Throughout the academic year, Year 7 pupils participate in workshops lead by STEMworks, an organisation that specialises in hands on workshops linked with science, technology, engineering and maths.
 
Workshops to date have included:
 
• Building wind-powered electric items
• Building solar-powered cars
 
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International Women’s Day

Year 7 pupils are given plenty of opportunity to expand their character virtues of ‘ambition’ and ‘community spirit’ during our annual International Women’s Day event. Pupils completed 5 sessions lead by inspirational women from all walks of life and careers, from paramedics to the Police Force, from engineers to archaeologists.Pupils learnt about these fields of work and participated in a number of interactive activities to hopefully ignite some passion and interest for these careers in the future.

International Womens Day

 

Inspirational Assemblies and Workshops

The Year 7 team strive to ignite interest and motivation via our weekly year assemblies.

Pupils are regularly invited to perform, participate and absorb information delivered by visitors, staff and fellow pupils. From singing assemblies to career talks and interactive webinars, pupils should leave inspired and driven to explore their own likes and interests. 

Inspirational Assemblies

A representative from Siemens Energy discussing career paths with our Year 7 pupils.

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FlytoHelp Workshops gripping the attention of our Year 7 pupils.

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An NHS careers assembly allowed for interaction and thoughtful questioning when we joining the step into the NHS webinar online.

 

French Trip 

Day 1

Menin Gate War Memorial was our first destination of what turned out to be a memorable trip. This was a fantastic opportunity for the pupils to see where soldiers from many countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia fought during World War 1. We then had time to unwind and treat ourselves in some of Ypres’ chocolate shops before heading to our next destination. We travelled the short distance to Passchendaele; this was one of the many battlegrounds during World War 1. The pupils had the opportunity to explore the underground bunkers and trenches used during the battle, whilst also learning about different weapons used and who they were used by.

To finish our fantastic first day in France, we made our way to the Chateau which would be our home for the next three nights.

Day 2

We started the day by visiting the St. Omer Market, where the we had chance to explore different stalls selling a range of fresh French produce. This was our first chance to put their French speaking skills to use. We then made our way to the boulangerie and this was the highlight of the day with both staff and pupils enjoying themselves whilst making croissants. The chocolate factory was the final visit of our fun-filled second day in France; pupils tried their hand at decorating their own chocolate bars and were then given the chance to spend their money in another chocolate shop.

Day 3

Nausicaa sea life centre was the first stop of our final day in France. The pupils explored the centre in small groups, meeting lots of animals along the way such as: excitable penguins and very clever sea lions. Pupils later relaxed by eating lunch on the beach whilst we enjoyed the warm French sun! Unfortunately this was short lived due to a change in weather. Later on we visited the old town in Boulogne where we got a feel of French culture by walking around the local church.

Day 4

Before we made the long journey back to school, we visited a hypermarket, this was the final chance pupils had to buy French produce and gifts for their friends and family. After a busy and exciting few days in France we said goodbye and headed to Calais where we caught the Eurotunnel back.