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Celebrations

Celebration

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It’s time for a celebration! The 2019-20 Academic Year will draw to a close on Saturday, 4th July. Please join us for a morning of celebrating those who have gone above and beyond and being part of Fyling Hall’s community. End of Year Exhibition Start the morning with our Art Studio’s End of Year Exhibition. Following the success of the Art Studio’s first virtual tour, we take this opportunity to further celebrate the hard work […]

Junior School memories

Junior School memories

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Fyling Hall’s Year 6 pupils have been reflecting on their Junior School memories. Some pupils have been with us since they were four years old! Others have joined a bit more recently. All are really looking forward to their move to Senior School, leaving with fond Junior School memories . . . old and new! These Y6s working on their leavers’ plates. What a fantastic keep sake! A big thank you to Y6 pupil, Ciara’s […]

The Pirate Game

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Have you heard of The Pirate Game? Introduced by Mr Parker to Years 7 & 8 pupils, the Pirate Game is a fun and engaging way to learn maths. It is all about thinking what others could have and guessing, mixed with chance. In pirate terms, you lie, steal and earn your way to the top by gaining friends and making enemies or targets. As Mr Parker explains, “then by gaining certain actions you can […]

Covid-Safe Charter

Covid-Safe Charter

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With momentum towards a return to school in September gathering pace, Fyling Hall will proudly adopt the Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) Covid-Safe Charter. This is a voluntary code and aims to give confidence that boarding schools are following all appropriate measures to ensure that boarding is a safe environment for pupils. Mr Steven Allen, Fyling Hall’s Headmaster, added, “It is reassuring to see plans progressing the September reopening of schools.  Fyling Hall’s plans are well under […]

The Early Show

The Early Show

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The Early Show has been a way for us to create a programme of personal development during this period of virtual learning. Mr Instone’s ‘chat show’ format has become our ‘virtual assembly’ until such a time we can all come together again. This approach has allowed us to offer enrichment in a light hearted, gentle way as well as giving insight into a vast array of unusual professions. In episode 12, this week, tackles a […]

daily briefing

Daily briefing

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Are you missing your daily briefing? Fear not! Take a look at the version produced by GCSE student, Joe. His “daily briefing” is in response to Mrs Jeeves, Fyling Hall’s Head of Drama, Summer Drama Challenge. In this students were asked to work on accents, acting out and filming their performance. Enjoy!

Interactive teaching in ‘virtual learning’

Interactive teaching in ‘virtual learning’

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When the lockdown period started in March, I found it really difficult to imagine how I could incorporate my interactive teaching in ‘virtual learning’. My lessons tend to be fast paced with lots of changes of activity and lots of pupil involvement as we learn to say and use new language. Speaking and listening are hugely important elements of learning a language and even in a classroom situation these skills are not always easy to […]

3D Drama Challenge

3D drama challenge

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The 3D drama challenge? Miss Johnson tasked Fyling Hall’s Years 7 & 8 with creating 3D set designs. In response Year 7 created a 3D design from one of the main sets in Aladdin (the cave, the marketplace, the palace). Year 8, created a 3D design from one of the main sets in either Aladdin or Treasure Island. Whilst all children did an amazing job, in Year 7 Sarah was the very clear winner. Miss […]

The Magic Box

The Magic Box

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This week in English, Fyling Hall’s Y6 have been looking at a poem by Kit Wright, called ‘The Magic Box’. The theme is ‘memories’, and the box in the poem is filled with magical moments, experiences and fantastic events. In a joint class / Teams lesson to discuss the poem, we talked about how the Y6 pupils might want to store some memories, experiences and events from their time in the Junior School in their magic boxes, before moving […]

Keen to continue their already successful studies

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Keen to continue their already successful studies on the First World War, Fyling Hall Year 9 pupils, Toby and Tomas, carried out independent research into two important aspects of the Great War. The pieces below are their own independent research following some of suggestions by their History teacher, Mrs Harrington. Well done, boys! The canary Girls – The unseen heroes of the First World War In 1915, while men were fighting on the battlefields, thousands […]

“The Door”

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Fyling Hall’s Y6 have been looking at a poem by a Czech poet and scientist, Miroslav Holub, called ‘The Door’. The poem is all about embracing new opportunities and change. In a joint class / Teams lesson to discuss the poem, we talked about how the theme of the poem is particularly relevant for the Y6 pupils, as they will be moving on to the Senior School in September, and that what lies beyond the […]

Year 10 show us how to kick off World Book Day celebrations

Excited at the prospect of being back at school

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My Year 10 daughter is so excited at prospect of being back at school. She hasn’t found being at home easy and with me out at work all day and her father working in different time zones we haven’t been able to provide as much support with schooling as we would have liked. I really appreciate how supportive the school has been, and I think you have all done a great job in difficult circumstances. […]

Rise Up

Rise Up

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Will you Rise Up to the challenge? We need your help! To accompany her virtual choir, Miss Johnson, Fyling Hall’s Head of Music, requests your pictures and videos. We are looking for something you have done in lockdown that makes you think of rising up. New baby or pet? Fantastic piece of work? Or just a photo, painting or piece of art that fits the theme. It is what ‘Rise up’ means for you! Entries […]

back in the classroom

Back in the classroom

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We are thrilled to have pupils back in the classroom.  Some of Fyling Hall’s Year 6 students have been learning in the classroom for nearly two weeks now.  Our main aim is to offer face to face support that will supplement remote education.  With Year 10s and Year 12s retuning this coming week, Year 6 teacher, Mrs Richardson, her students and parents share their thoughts on adding value for those who are in the classroom […]

my lovely Fyling Hallers

My lovely Fyling Hallers

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Hello my lovely Fyling Hallers. It seems to have been forever since I last let you all know what we have been up to over the weeks. So School seems to be different from week to week. The boarders are still very happy and enjoying their time. Kian, Manfred and Christian have been on several bike rides and also did a time trial to the mill and back, I was told Kian was the fastest!! […]

Coordinating home and school learning

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Coordinating home and school learning is a priority at Fyling Hall. Last week, Year 6 pupils were our first pupils to return to the classroom however, some elected to continue to learn from home. How do we ensure that learning is harmonised across the two learning environments? A good example of how home and school learning has been coordinated is Fyling Hall’s Year 6 recent blackout poetry. Taking part in the Blackout Poetry competition hosted […]

stretching able students

Stretching able students

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Stretching able students is always a challenge. How do teachers encourage pupils to develop themselves further, especially in lockdown? And from a student perspective, how do you not only stretch yourself, but also decide which subjects to choose for your GCSEs or A-levels? Working with our Year 9 students, Fyling Hall’s Art Department is raising the bar for those students who have shown extraordinary attitude and effort in lockdown. The challenge is also open to […]

learning at home

Learning at home

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Some call it learning at home, and some call it virtual learning. There are many names for for it, but whilst UK schools are closed, Fyling Hall School remains committed to a high quality education for our pupils. Each week we share our: Online Learning ContentTwilight SessionsVirtual AssemblyAfter School Clubs & CompetitionsMental Health & Wellbeingand tips for Keeping Active Just take a look at what we have in planned for the w/c 18th May.

Future historians

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Fyling Hall’s Year 8 have been thinking about how their work will be of use to future historians. Inspiration from Mrs Harrington, Teacher of History In studying aspects of Charles II’s reign and examining extracts of Samuel Pepys’ diary, pupils have become more aware of the role of primary evidence in their study of history. They have also had the opportunity to create their own diary accounts of the “Great Lockdown”, accounts which will surely […]

Headmaster's Q&A

Headmaster’s Q&A

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Fyling Hall’s, Mr Steven Allen, gives his perspective in his Headmaster’s Q&A. Interviewed by our Head of Enrichment, Mr Ayd Instone, Mr Allen addresses topics including: how virtual learning has gone during the first half of termreopening and what that will look like and some frequently asked questions from some parents Filmed before the government’s most recent announcements about face to face teaching for Years 10 & 12, Mr Allen will contact the parents of […]

Learning different things whilst on lockdown

Learning different things whilst on lockdown

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It is not just humans who are learning different things whilst on lockdown. Courtesy of our Riding Mistress, meet Elf. He is a lead horse at Fyling Hall School. He is known by all the students to be full of mischief and always throwing his feed bucket over the door. He’s also been learning different things whilst on lockdown. This is day one in the side saddle. Very different from his racing days 3 years […]

creative comprehension

Creative comprehension

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Take a look at Fyling Hall’s Year 6′s latest creative comprehension task. As it is the last day of the half term I have set you a creative comprehension task today. I would like you to draw or paint pictures of characters or scenes from Kensuke’s Kingdom, using information and character descriptions from the text and a touch of imagination to fill in the details! You might choose to depict Michael and Stella Artois, Kensuke, Michael’s mum […]

Duke of Edinburgh during lockdown

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What is happening to the Duke of Edinburgh during lockdown? Most will know that the Duke of Edinburgh award, or DofE as it is commonly known, is a life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers. With the UK in lockdown how has this valuable programme been affected? Fyling Hall’s […]

Poetry sharing competition will continue

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A long standing tradition at Fyling Hall, we are delighted to that the Daisy Hardy competition, our poetry sharing competition, will continue this year despite the lock-down. Under normal circumstances pupils would take to the stage in our Barn to deliver their poem to a small audience. This year students will record themselves reciting a poem and asked to submit their video for consideration. Judges will still listen to how the pupils bring their poem ‘to […]

virtual art gallery

Enjoy our virtual gallery tour

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Fyling Hall Art Studio wants you to enjoy our virtual gallery tour. Our first online art exhibition is thanks to the hard work students have continued to deliver during lockdown. It is thanks to their continued creativity that the Art Department decided to put together this gallery tour. Ms Mansfield, Head of Art, praised her art students, thanking them “for working really hard. She also thanks “parents for encouraging their children to be creative. Thank […]

missing poster

Missing posters

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Last week Fyling Hall’s Year 6 pupils were asked to create missing posters. As their study of Kensuke’s Kingdom continues in English, students created the missing posters to help find Michael, the character who disappeared overboard while the family’s yacht was somewhere in the Coral Sea. What would your poster look like based upon these instructions from Mrs Richardson? Good morning, Michael’s mother and father searched for him for almost a year after he disappeared […]

mood boards

Mood boards

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Have you ever used a mood board? Mood boards are great tools for collecting ideas. Fyling Hall’s Year 9s are studying the play ‘Journey’s End‘ in English and used mood boards to describe their inspiration from the play. Enjoy this combination of their documents, pictures and videos. You may have noticed that the final piece is Tomas’ explanation of their mood board. Now take a look at their final piece . . . In case […]

crack the lockdown

Crack the lockdown

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Congratulations to our winners below who all managed to crack the lockdown code. You will recall Ms Mitchell offering a chocolatey prize to the first student from each year. The following provide the correct combination of 042: Yr 7    AlexYr 8    Olivia Yr 9    TomasYr 10   EveYr 11  Josh Yr 12  Flora (now at school in Germany) who has nominated Archie to collect her prizeYr 13  SophieStaff   Mrs Harris Well done on managing to […]

Treasure Island or Aladdin

Treasure Island or Aladdin

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Fyling Hall’s Year 8 Drama students were asked to choose one scene from Treasure Island or Aladdin. From these two pieces which pupils recently watched, they were then asked to complete one of the following tasks on their chosen scene: Act out a live action version of this scene with your family or pets Act out the scene with cuddly toys with a speech from the scene Draw out your favourite set design and draw […]

can you name the country?

Did you name the country?

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Did you name the country? Last week we shared our Year 9 Geography pupils’ fantastic models. You will recall that pupils created a model based upon their study of tourism. Miss Gilmour set them the task of choosing a city/country/region and depicting it in a model. Pupils were asked not to just paint or draw, and could use any materials they chose. Well done to all of our Year 9 Geography pupils! Scroll down for […]

Posters in German

Making posters in German

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Fyling Hall’s Year 7 pupils have been making posters in German. During lockdown pupils have been learning German words for activities and about the weather. What better way to demonstrate their knowledge than to put their sentences together on a poster? Take a look at their fantastic posters! 

Making rainbows

Making rainbows

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Fyling Hall’s Year 6 have been making rainbows! In 1666, Isaac Newton made a discovery about light that led him to develop his Theory of Colour, a theory that still informs our understanding of light today. He placed a prism in front of ray of light, and he saw a rainbow of colours form. The rainbow of colours that Newton saw are known as the ‘Visible Spectrum’. It made him realise that although light looks white, it is […]

Nigeria's environmental issues

Nigeria’s environmental issues

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Fyling Hall’s Year 10 Geography pupils have been studying Nigeria’s environmental issues. Miss Gilmour, Head of Geography, asked students to prepare a 2-5 minute presentation, and received a variety of presentations including PowerPoint and videos. Take a look at Arthur’s presentation in which he “took all the ideas on board and flew with it.” What creative insight into Nigeria‘s environmental issues!

Celebrating Shakespeare's birthday

Celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday

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If you were celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday, what form might it take? This was the assignment for Fyling Hall’s Year 7 & 8‘s. Take a look at their fantastic tributes! Who knew that celebrating Shakespeare‘s birthday could be so much fun?

keeping positive

Keeping positive

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Hello you lovely lot 💕 I hope that you are all keeping positive and are smiling. We are still enjoying our time here at Fyling Hall, although we are missing you all. So the routine during the week is very much like the school day . . . getting up, having breakfast going to virtual lessons. The teaching staff are doing an absolutely fabulous job and I know that the children we have here are […]

Remarkable week for Academic Awards

Remarkable week for Academic Awards

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It has been a remarkable week for academic awards at Fyling Hall. A record total of 53 have been awarded by staff across year groups 7 -12.  Dr Richardson, Deputy Head (Academic), commented “the quality of work from pupils has been outstanding, and they should be applauded for their continuing efforts in maintaining their academic progress.” Are you on the Academic Awards list?  Take a look at our Academic Awards page to find out.  If not, there is […]

An informal, virtual tour

An informal, virtual tour

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In lieu of our planned Open Day, let our Head Matron, Miss Anders, take you on an informal, virtual tour of Fyling Hall School.  With the pupils studying at home, Miss Anders gives you open access to all areas of school.  Take a closer look at Main House, the library, our Junior School, Mem, Mulgrave and more!  It is not quite the same without our wonderful students, but looking around, it is easy to see […]

sedimentary cakes

Sedimentary cakes

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Dr Richardson’s Year 8s have been working on the topic of sedimentary cakes.  This is their interpretation of the their favourite sedimentary rock formations in cake form!!  The best type of sedimentary cakes!

Sixth Form during Lockdown

Sixth Form during Lockdown

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What is it like to be in Sixth Form during Lockdown? Meeting in “General” shows how Fyling Hall students are working remotely and getting things done even though we are thousands of miles apart. From Tutor Time to virtual lessons with continual feedback from teachers . . . all across the globe . . . supporting each other . . . and always smiling! Kindly produced by Fyling Hall’s Head of English and Sixth Form […]

can you name the country?

Can you name the country?

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Can you name the country? Fyling Hall’s Year 9 Geography students have been studying tourism. Within this Miss Gilmour set them the task of choosing a city/country/region and depicting it in a model. Pupils were asked not to just paint or draw, and could use any materials they chose. Take a look at these fantastic creations. Can you name the country? Answers will be revealed soon!

map drawing

Map drawing

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How might map drawing demonstrate comprehension? This was the challenge for our Junior School‘s Year 6 pupils. Students were asked to draw a map of Kensuke’s Island as found in chapter 4 of their class book, Kensuke’s Kingdom. Kensuke’s Kingdom is a gripping adventure from the author of War Horse. Michael Morpurgo. Whilst students used the full chapter, what would your map would look like from this extract? ‘The island looked perhaps two or three miles […]

we'll meet again

We’ll meet again

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As Dame Vera Lynn said: “The words ‘We’ll meet again‘ speak to the hope we should all have during these troubling times”. It is a message of inspiration during the current crisis. Fyling Hall staff have their own messages of inspiration. We are certainly missing you. We cannot wait until we’ll meet again, and the school bell rings once more.

celebrating birthdays together

Celebrating birthdays

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Family life is so important to us here at Fyling Hall and what better way to spend this than celebrating birthdays together. It was Timothy’s 15th birthday on Sunday 🎈 We asked him a few days before what would he like to do to on his special day. He said he would like to have a camp fire 🔥 in the woods 🌳 as he thoroughly enjoyed it last time. So salads were made pulled […]

golden book

Latest Golden Book recipients

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Many congratulations to our latest Golden Book recipients! Every week the teachers at the Junior School selects pupils, who have shown kindness or impressed in some way, to go into the Golden Book. The criteria for receiving the accolade is always very personal to the child and is used to motivate and encourage them in their own learning journey. They also receive 5 coveted house points, and the child who appears most frequently in the […]

study of light continues

Study of light continues

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Our Junior School’s Y5 and Y6 study of light continues. In science this week pupils investigated refraction of light. Take a look at our how study of light continues!

away from the computer screen

Away from the computer screen

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How do we take our pupils away from the computer screen in a virtual learning environment? Ms Milner, one of Fyling Hall’s esteemed English teachers, shares her recent ideas including pairing up with our Art Studio . . . Following feedback from parents, I decided that I should set some work that got our students away from the computer screen. I love cross-curriculum activities so I decided to combine art with English. My Year 7 class […]

Skye's Toy inspired music

Skye’s Toy inspired music

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Have a listen to Skye’s Toy inspired music! Composed by Fyling Hall’s Junior School pupil, Skye, this fantastic piece is inspired by the Junior School’s whole school topic of Toys. Skye’s composition is based on her short story about a rocking horse. Amazing! You may recall that the Toys topic is covered each afternoon by all students across the Junior School. Headteacher, Mrs Freer, chose the topic because it has endless possibilities and perhaps most importantly, […]

Starting the application process for University

Starting the application process for University

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Under normal circumstances Fyling Hall’s Year 12s would be starting the application process for University within the next few weeks. A key part of the preparation, in previous years, has been a visit to the Newcastle/Northumbria Universities’ open day in June. Clearly things will be different this year however, Year 12 Tutors, Mr Thomas and Mrs Banks, have already encouraged their tutor groups to research courses and universities and carried out some activities to help […]

playing Kahoot

Playing Kahoot

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Fyling Hall Junior School‘s Form 3 are playing Kahoot every day. Kahoot is game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn. It is a great resource for virtual learning! Each day Miss Vincent-Jones sets two Kahoot quizzes. One is usually with a Grammar focus, and the other is with a Maths focus. Form 3 then battle it out to be first on the podium! Today even the parents had a go and joined the […]

drama outside the classroom

Drama outside the classroom

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In Fyling Hall’s Drama Department, Mrs Jeeves and her students have been exploring drama outside the classroom. Take a look at these examples of drama outside the classroom: The Task – to create a short performance based on the script using their own ideas. The Script – Teecher’s by John Godber. Often used at GCSE level, this script is extension work for Amber, who is currently in Year 9.. Matilda is also in Year 9. […]