From French …

Year 12 French Speaking Festivals

This week our Year 12 French students researched a variety of festivals in French speaking countries as part of their A Level course.

During a very successful Google Meet lesson, they presented their festival to the rest of the group.

Four of the presentations are below (more will follow next week) and include a slide in English providing information about the festivals to non-French speakers, followed by a slide in French (please swipe if you are using a mobile device).

You will also be able to hear our students’ presentations by clicking on the speaker icon.


C Ainge

Year 9

Mrs Davies’ Year 9 French group have been working on structures followed by the infinitive such as ‘il est important de’ and ‘il est essentiel de’. They are often used for expressing rules or giving advice. To practise all these useful phrases they created a poster on rules and advice for lockdown.

The example is by Elodie Simpson McKay.

Mrs Davies

From Maths …

Presdales Lockdown UKMT Mathematical Challenge

On Thursday 30th April, some Year 7 and 8 Maths classes should have taken part in the 2020 Junior Mathematical Challenge, which had to be postponed. This week in Maths for Year 7 classes 7Alpha, 7A, 7Beta and 7B and Year 8 classes 1A, 1B and 1C have been taking part in the Presdales Lockdown UKMT Mathematical Challenge. We will announce certificate winners in the next couple of weeks.

Year 7

Dividing in a given ratio:

Year 8

Equations with fractions:

Year 9

This week we worked on ratio and map scales. Students used the notes from the textbook and videos to help. We also went through questions on our weekly Google Meets session. Molly Barnard’s work is below.

Miss Murrell

Mean from a grouped frequency table from Mrs Lanka’s class:

Year 10

This week we worked on inequalities and how to solve them. The final part of this weeks work was to complete some exam style questions shown in the photos. Also there was an extension task on factorising. As shown here on the website ‘Transum’, there are different levels to complete and Emma Tammadge (work below) completed level 9 which is factorising in double brackets – fantastic work.

Miss Murrell

This is some Year 10 work on rearranging equations and a starter activity on revising key skills. Work shown here by Lottie Meggison and Alana Poole-Long.

Mrs Thompson

From Art and Photography …

Year 7

Year 7V/U Views through a window

Here is a small selection of some of the views our Year 7 Art students have been producing over the last few lessons. A hard task and I’m sure you can agree, some excellent results.

Well done from Mrs Francis.

Year 8

This is based on the Day of the Dead initial cultural research with Year 8.

Work from Ellie Carter, Elspeth Mayers and Cara Conway Baker.

Year 9

Some more of Year 9 Art shoe design work. This time inspired by places they would like to travel to. Well done Year 9, some great ideas!

Mrs Bird

Some of Year 9s imaginative and vibrant converse designs on the theme of countries. Well done all.

Mrs Page

Year 12

Year 12 Artist – Harriet Curzon

Excellent work by Harriet who has recently produced a wonderful selection of studies for her Year 12 portfolio. Well done Harriet.

Mrs Francis

Year 12 Photography

This this some of the amazing work Year 12 photography students have been producing based on their independent projects, some beautiful and uplifting imagery – keep up the fabulous work!

Please swipe the photos if you are using a mobile device.

Sophie Grimshaw

Evie Pettit

Charlotte Ells

Evie Jennings

Poppy Parfitt

Sarah Budd

Finally …

Spotlight on Ruby Connor (Year 7)

Ruby has been producing extra portrait studies in her spare time. She has a very mature style for her age and has an amazing passion for the subject.

Well done Ruby and thank you for sending these in to is.

Mrs Francis

Alice Lynn (Year 7) decided that during lockdown her family should all do some art, so she organised a family paint off and every one joined in!

Mrs Hayhurst

From Geography …

Year 7

Year 7 were asked to write a poem about Antarctica based on everything they have learned so far.

Year 8

Some more amazing work on Coral Reefs

Jessica Ward

Amber Wingrove 

Anya Lilja-Tholozan

Rosie Wemyss-Cook

From Design and Technology …

Sophie Wilson (Year 7)
Superb design ideas for the photoholder project. Sophie has shown alternative views and also annotated it in great detail-well done!

Erin Evans, (Year 7)
Superb design ideas for the photoholder project. Erin has drawn some lovely ideas in 3D and also added some fab annotation-well done!

Ella Mason (Year 8)
Fantastic research on Softwoods and Hardwoods – a complex task, but Ella did a fantastic job!

Ayesha Conteh (Year 8)
An excellent piece of research, and good layout too!

Isabella O’Reilly (Year 9)
Great sketching in 3D and also able to covert a 3D to a 2D sketch using orthographic and isometric-well done!

Evie Volschenk (Year 11)
Product Design. Excellent work from many of the Year 11 class who have opted for Product Design A-level. It was tricky to choose one as so many contenders! I think Evie just topped it off with highlighting keywords-a must in my lessons-well done Evie!

Tara Archer (Year 9)
Great sketching in 3D and also able to covert a 3D to a 2D sketch using orthographic and isometric-well done!

From Food Technology …

This week, Year 7 have been baking cookies, Year 9 have been making French cuisine and the Year 10 have been demonstrating the use of dairy products.


Many of our students have been keeping busy baking and making their families healthy & delicious meals. Well done!

Alice Lynn – salad, Eden Collard – scones, Ella Rowbotham – pasta salad, Jessica Gladding – bread, Nefili Tsamili – cake, Roseanna Burridge – banana bread

Mrs Garcia

From English …

Year 7

The task was to create a fictional detective and write an extract from a story, introducing the character and their working methods.

Clara Thorpe has written an inventive piece and the care she has taken with her editing is particularly impressive here!

A fantastic piece of English work from Madison Scully in which she has created a convincing Detective investigating a suspicious crime.

A brilliant piece of English work from Amelie Wiltshire in which she has created an intriguing Detective and a crafty suspect with a peculiar accent.

From Science …

Year 7

This week we have been looking at light and colour. So how light mixes differently to paint and that every colour we see is a mix of Red, Green and Blue. And the students also had an introduction to colour Filters.

The big activity was to draw on which colours (Red, Green or Blue) would be absorbed or reflected so we can see the colour given. And then there was a summary activity to apply what was covered in the lesson.

Below is Laila Miza’s work which she wrote really nicely in her book. She impressed me with her layout and effort.

And Tabitha Hawkins work that she printed on the sheets. Tabitha impressed me with her answers and how she used her knowledge from the previous weeks learning.

And Isabella French’s work is absolutely brilliant as well, her work is excellent, she has used knowledge from last week and has laid the work out really clearly.

All of their work impressed me with the accuracy and the details of their answers.

Ms Dixon

From RE …