Welcome to Howard School. This is a county comprehensive co-educational day school which caters for students of the 9-13 age range. It is a purpose built middle school and we are extremely proud of its excellent facilities which include well equipped design technology and art rooms as well as two purpose-built science labs. We also have a huge sports barn and extensive fields attached to the school.
Tower of London Visit
Our year 7 pupils have recently returned from a History trip to the Tower of London.
We had a fascinating drive into London and then assembled at the infamous Traitors gate to start our tour. We visited the Crown Jewels and saw the largest diamond ever discovered. From here we were free to explore the amazing sights of this historic palace.
We went into the White Tower build by William the Conqueror after the Battle of Hastings and saw the execution site of Anne Boleyn. It was a lovely day and the wall walks gave us great views of the Shard and Tower Bridge and all the spectacular new buildings on the skyline as well as the fortifications and arrow slits in the towers.
We were able to walk through the torture chamber and saw the famous ‘Tower Ravens’ – rest assured the Ravens are all there so England is still safe!!
There was so much to see we barely scratched the surface and would love to visit again in the future.
Royal Ascot Year 5
To co-incide with Royal Ascot Year 5 learned about the horse racing and bloodstock industry in maths lessons. Pupils looked at the symmetry of jockey's silks, jockey's win to ride ratios, the effect of weight on a horse's performance, designed a 500 calorie diet for a jockey and had a mock 'day at the races'. The girls all wore hats or fascinators and the boys all sported a tie. There were nibbles and soft drinks to enjoy while pupils made their selections from the race card and then they had to calculate their winnings or deduct their losses. Evie Byrne was our most successful tipster.
Open Book Day for Parents and Carers
Over 60 sets of parents attended our Open Book Day event that took place on Wednesday. The day provided parents with time to meet with their child to discuss aspects of learning and achievement.
Parents met their children in a private space in school and were given time to look at their books and work through a series of questions that would generate a learning conversation. The questions allowed the children to talk openly about their achievements and experiences over the past year.
Parental feedback was extremely positive; the main request for the next event is to be given more time to look at the books !
We will run the event again next term.
Thank you to all those who attended.