Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Poet Ricky Tart visits the Polygon again!

On Monday 20th January, poet Ricky Tart came into school to give us an engaging and fun-filled poetry and riddle making session!

Ricky has been into school previously to work with boys in KS3 and KS4 but this week only KS3 were lucky enough to write riddles with him.

Ricky is well known and liked by the boys and would be welcome at The Polygon anytime-thanks from all of us Ricky!

Check out some of our riddles and photos below...




Saturday, 18 January 2020

Cresstastic.

Cresstastic!


KS3 have been learning all about cress and how it grows on different surfaces. 

The boys have agreed on a weekly schedule to look after and document its growth.


Results to follow.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Meet the Mayor





Pupils from the Polygon School visited the Mayor of Southampton today at the Civic Centre.

The pupils have been learning about democracy in their PSHE and Citizenship lessons and so had lots of questions about his role of mayor.

We were very lucky to be shown around the different rooms that the mayor uses in his role, and see some of the items on display for visitors.

The pupils will soon be going to Iceland helped from a grant from the British Council Schools Exchange programme.  They will share all they have learnt with pupils from the Husaskoli school in Rekyavik, and in turn learn about democracy in Iceland.





Looking around the palour
All ships give a plaque on their first visit into Southampton docks

 

Friday, 10 January 2020

Reading Competition Autumn Term 2

Our Reading Winners for Autumn, Term 2.


 A proud moment for the prize winners of our reading competition.

Congratulations to class 3LB boys Tyler, Callum and Sean.

Our winners scores were:

Tyler: 296 minutes
Sean: 335 minutes
Callum: 507 minutes

3LB managed to log a massive 1428 minutes!











Wednesday, 8 January 2020

CDT Electronics

Introduction To Electronics - The Boys Are Soldering On!

Our year 8 boys have been getting to grips with their understanding of how electricity works, especially resistance.   So far, they've soldered a resister and switch to a PCB board to make a USB powered color changing LED and will be given the opportunity to design and make their own lamps.  Results to follow!




Thursday, 19 December 2019

KS3 ice skating

17/12/19
As part of our Christmas celebrations, KS3 went ice skating. The boys began the session recreating Bambi on ice, with many of them being extremely nervous, but by the end of our hour on the ice we had professional skaters! Well done boys! 












Friday, 13 December 2019

Rotary Club bulbs



So many bulbs to plant..




...but come spring it will be worth it in the end.  Update to follow; around March!