Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Citizenship and Picture News

As part of the citizenship curriculum, each tutor group learn and reflect upon topical and current issues each week in the form of picture news. This weeks question was based on the follwing news story:

The Union Jack will be flown on UK Government buildings every day of the year under plans to celebrate the United Kingdom’s heritage and pride. Ministers are set to issue new guidance this week to get the world-famous flag displayed all year round – not just on designated days. Under current guidance, the flag is only required to be flown on all UK Government buildings in England,Wales and Scotland on special days, such as the Queen’s birthday.

The move comes after BBC Breakfast presenters Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty were accusedof making fun of Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick, for displaying the Union Jack in his office.That sparked a backlash from the Corporation and a statement from director-general Tim Davie that the BBC is ‘proud to be British’.

As a class we had a sensible discussion around the issue and independantly recorded our thought for the class scrapbook

'Should we be allowed to fly flags anywhere' 

Monday, 19 April 2021

KS4 coursework NCFE Health and Fitness


KS4 Synoptic Assessment

Our KS4 boys have been busy working towards achieving their synoptic assessment for the level 1/2 technical award in health and fitness. As part of this coursework the pupils are required to assess fitness levels for different components and design training programmes for eachother. They have made a fabulous start to their work and we will be working hard after Easter to meet our submission deadlines. 

Well done boys and keep up the great work.

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Our Additional Learning Platforms - Term 2


Well done to everybody for their hard work on our Additional Learning Platforms in the second term of this academic year.  A special mention to Ryan K for completing the most online work during the lockdown period - see poster below.  

The poster below highlights all of the great work completed by our pupils during Term 2 on our Additional Learning Platforms.  Keep it going and good luck to all in trying to win the weekly competitions.

Thursday, 1 April 2021

KS4 Imaginative Writing

 Imaginative Writing 

KS4 have been working hard completing their initial assessment for our imaginative writing unit. They have started to produce some lovely pieces of writing using fantastic vocabulary. 

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Easter Egg Hunt!

All year groups have had a great time joining in an Easter Egg Hunt today! 
It was great to see everyone having so much fun!

Wishing all the Polygon community a lovely Easter break!

St Giles Trust - County Lines and Knife Crime workshop

We were very fortunate at The Polygon yesterday to have 3 workshop ran by the St Giles Trust. St Giles helps young people learn about the grooming process that may lead to involvement in county line activity and offers peer-led diversion to those at risk. 

All pupils were very engaged throughout the workshops and asked insightful questions. The hard hitting stories and brutal truth was a fantastic tool to engage pupils and bring to life the consequences of gang involvement and knife crime. 

A huge thank you to Rachelle and Nathan for sharing their stories with our school community and we very much look forward to working with you again in the future!

Quotes from pupils and Staff:

"It was educational and they didn't speak down to us"


"Very engaging, took on misconceptions about glorifying drug running" 

"I thought it was informative and brought light onto a subject that's important"

"Good information and I learnt a lot of stuff"

"They spoke the truth and were real"

"Honest and I loved them"

Year 7 - Healthy Living

As part of their Healthy Living topic in PSHE Year 7 have been looking into the importance of a healthy diet and brushing their teeth. The school had a generous donation of tooth brushes and tooth paste so we were able to give all year 7 pupils a new set to practice with in class and take home! 

NHS tips on brushing your teeth!

* Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day for about 2 minutes to help keep your teeth and mouth healthy.

* Plaque is a film of bacteria that coats your teeth if you don't brush them properly. It contributes to gum disease and tooth decay.

* Tooth brushing stops plaque building up. Try to make sure you brush every surface of all your teeth.

* Remember to brush the inside surfaces, outside surfaces and the chewing surfaces of your teeth.

For more advice visit www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/how-to-keep-your-teeth-clean/