YEAR 8 Summer Reading List

Summer reading list for all you keen readers. Enjoy and remember to challenge yourself!

Have a great holiday. Miss Davies!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night – Mark Haddon

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

Looking for JJ – Anne Cassidy

The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas – John Boyne

The Outsiders – S.E Hinton

The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman

Coram Boy – Jamila Gavin

The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness

The Northern Lights/The Ruby in the Smoke – Phillip Pullman

Life: An exploded Diagram – Mal Peet

How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff

Revolver – Marcus Sedgwick

The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R. Tolkien

Witch Child – Celia Rees

Mortal Engines – Philip Reeve


Challenge Titles

Charles Dickens

Abridged Great Expectations

Oliver Twist

Robert Louis Stevenson

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Treasure Island

Celebration Assembly

Today Year 8 had an end of year Celebration Assembly. We recognised the achievements our students have attained both in school and in their activities outside the school day.



Well done to

Bailey Cordener-Young, Katelyn Southwick, Lucy Knight, Rhea McCulloch, Jacob Jordan, Toby Wines,  Olivia Kay, Oskar Challice, Charlie King, Charlie Jones, Greg Fisher, Lucas Mann, Isabelle Barker, Olivia Krawczyk, Bradley Jones, Todd Constable, Rachel Clarke, Helen Aries, Billie Whyte, Jerrie Jenkins, Elisha Bowmaster, Nicola Rose, Nicole Spakes, Chris Bailey, Rhys Newland, Joe Burch, Beth Edwards, Chloe Curtis Dune and Jamie Clements.


All Year 8 students have grown in maturity, confidence and personally. Congratulations to all my Year 8 students for their achievements thus far.

Have a great summer. I look forward in seeing you all in Year 9.

Mrs Erroi, Head of Year 8

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The renewal of your child’s locker for the next academic year is now overdue. The fee for this is £5. If your child wishes to keep their locker next year, please send in payment in a named envelope and post it into the green box beside the Student Office by Monday 14th July or ask them to hand in their payment to somebody in the Student Office.

We have several students on the waiting list for a locker so it is important the renewal is received by the above date. If payment is not received, the locker will be emptied of any contents so that the lock can be changed and the locker allocated to another student. Any unclaimed items left in lockers will be put in lost property.

If your child does not require their locker next year they can hand their key in to the Student Office and they will receive their £5 deposit back. If they have lost their key can they please let somebody in the Student Office know.

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Year 8 Science

Today 8AS2 had a noisy Science lesson!

Sound was the topic of the day and students learnt about frequency and the amplitude of soundwaves. They linked the loudness of a scream to to amplitude. The guitar was played to link wavelength to notes played on the guitar.


Science Lesson – Sound

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Enrichment Day – Maths

Students were challenged to make the best shape they could using one sheet of A3 card. Students had 60mins to plan their shape and their presentations, 40 mins to make their creation and 20 mins of presentations. Students gave good arguments of why their shape was the best, using calculations for surface area and volume, and listing all the shape and symmetry properties their creation had.
Great shape exploration and innovation! Winning teams in each of three classrooms won 25 HAP points each.
Mrs Parker, Head of Maths

Art – High Windows Project

The Year 8’s have been busy getting stuck into their art lessons recently creating some amazing and gigantic sculptures. 8WH3 have been hard at work bending, placing, sticking and gluing their final outcomes together for their project “High Windows”, and what amazing outcomes they are so far! Reaching almost 6ft, these windows are something to be at awe with and literally tower over the students!!!
Hopefully this project will keep building to greater heights ( link the windows!)

Southam College Anglers Society

Last fishing competition of the year.

Saturday 28th June at the Willow Lake at Dog Lane Fishery, Napton

“We were allowed on the Willow lake today and the scenery is spectacular, the fish were definitely on form and the students enjoyed the challenge.”

The rain did not stop, but the anglers hauled in some excellent catches.
At approximately 1pm the sun came out  giving all competitors a chance to dry out.

The weigh in at 2:30pm was extremely successful.

A fantastic effort from all competitors.

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Thank you to Eddie for the use of the lake 

Steve Clasper supporting
Ellie Clasper GV4 16lbs
Sam Clasper WH3 28lbs fantastic effort.
Max Taylor WE4 49lbs overall winning bag a fantastic effort also the largest fish in the bag go 6lbs
Henry Taylor year 6 with Nigel and Brian Taylor supporting the boys
Mikey King- Hall 7 GV1 supported by Lee a fantastic bag of 45lbs
Josh Thomas. 7 GV2 supported by dad Nick 7lbs for the largest fish of the day
Amazing results
Congratulations to All have a good summer.
Mrs. Erroi

Attention – Basketball Players

All basketball players, Thursday the 3rd July 3:30 – 5:15 is your final chance to take advantage of the coaching of Ex England Basketball player and coach, Chris Maddox, this season. The session will be solely 3v3 or 5v5 tournament games so come along and show what you’ve learnt. “Absolutely no suicides” he promises. Squad or new to the game, you’ve all made great progress so lets see your skills.

P.E. Message

Year 7, 8, 9, 10 away at Princethorpe
The above year groups have an away fixture away at Princethorpe on Wednesday. Students will be required to change in the gym AFTER PM registration, ready to leave school by approx 3.40. Students will return to school around 6.00pm, so transport from school is required. Please see team sheets on the gym notice board.

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