Year 8

Sutton's Got Talent

Sutton's Got Talent is back!

This is an opportunity for you perform on stage and be a star for a night!

Can you

  • sing?
  • dance?
  • act?
  • hula hoop?
  • juggle?
  • anything else?

Application forms are available from the music block and need to be handed in by 12th February. Auditions will be held starting the week beginning 22nd February. The final will be held at Brierley Hill Civic Hall on Tuesday 19th April 2016.

So whatever your talent, get practising!

Merry Christmas

This morning we spent some time in our tutor groups making Christmas hats and generally getting into the festive spirit.

At 12pm we all headed to the hall for our Christmas dinner. The ladies in the kitchen had been working all morning to cook enough sprouts for everyone. The food was delicious.

After lunch, proceedings were interrupted by some teachers who decided to entertain the troops with a surpise Christmas flash mob.

Then it was down to the serious business of the raffle. Once all our winners had picked their prizes, we had a very special visitor.

Father Christmas had popped by to wish all the children a merry christmas and give them all a present. There were some very excited faces around the hall!

Once Father Christmas had delivered his gifts it was time for us all to say goodbye and head home for two weeks of well deserved rest.

We hope all pupils, staff and their families have a peaceful and happy Christmas. See you all in 2016!

Black Country Museum

Today the whole school had an exciting day out at the Black Country Museum. Pupils were able to experience school as it would have been in 1912, and what it would have been like to work down a coal mine.

Pupils and staff had fun talking to people in the houses and shops, who explained to us what life would have been like in the Olden Days.

There were also opportunities to try Victorian games like the hoop, skipping and hopscotch. Even some of the teachers had a go.

A great day was had by all.

Wizard of Oz

After weeks of planning, rehearsing and making, last night was finally Show Night.

Pupils took to the stage at Brierley Hill Civic Hall once more, wowing the audience with their performance of Wizard of Oz.

Everyone working on the show, both on the stage and behind the scenes did incredibly well, earning a standing ovation from the audience.

Congratulations to all involved.

Ain't no mountain high enough!

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Today students from classbased reached new heights as they went on a school trip to explore the Clent hills. The weather was a little damp under foot but the views from the top were amazing. Everyone had a fantastic time and learnt a lot as they trekked across rough terrain exploring the vast hillside.

Children In Need

On Friday pupils and staff came to school dressed as their hero to raise money for Children In Need.

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We spent the day in the hall taking part in various challenges, some of which got messy. There were a couple of naughty minions who kept causing trouble on the stage, but mostly everyone stuck to the rules.

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After lunch the results of the Pie The Teacher vote was revealed. Poor Miss Wood was the one pupils had voted for, and she bravely let pupils throw custard pies at her.

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Thank you to Mrs Duckworth and Mrs Ruston for organising a fun day, and thank you to everyone for taking part in the challenges.

Sutton Remembers

Today we gathered in the hall for a very special assembly. We were joined by old friends Bill Caldwell and John Shepherd for our annual remembrance assembly. Pupils read poems and laid poppy wreaths that they had made in  Nurture Group lessons.

Mr Caldwell spoke to us about how people are affected by war, before Mr Shepherd played the Last Post and we all observed a minute silence.

Thank you to all pupils who contributed, and a special thanks to Mrs St. Claire for organising a very moving assembly.

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Blanket update

Pupils, staff, parents and friends of the school have been very busy knitting and crocheting for our blanket appeal. We have had a great response and already have a lot of blankets ready to go. Thank you to everyone who has contributed.

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We will be delivering the blankest in the next few weeks so if you have any to add to our collection please send them in as soon as possible.

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Now everyone is back from their adventures both at home and abroad, it's time to get knitting again. Our knitting skills are developing nicely and we have some squares ready to be sewn into blankets.

The staff have been getting involved too, even taking their knitting to do by the pool in Menorca!

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If you have been making squares, or wish to help us out, please send your contributions into school with your child before the 16th October.

Warwick Castle!!

It's the start of our curriculum enrichment week, the whole school visited Warwick Castle, despite the weather we had a grand day out. We were able to enjoy and look around the grand hall, which was absolutely amazing. Some of the more daring of us walked the ramparts all 532 steps!! We saw the birds of prey show and the bowman show. Mrs Ralphs and Mrs Tombs visited the castle dungeon, we heard the screams outside!  

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Knitting for charity

As part of our life skills lessons we are learning to knit and crochet. We are aiming to make blankets to send to refugees from Syria. Every pupil is aiming to make at least one square, which Mrs Baker and other teachers will then sew together. We are trying very hard and some of us are getting very good.

We would like to have as many blankets to send as we can, so we are asking any parents/carers/grandparents/friends who can knit to help us. If you can knit or crochet, we would love it if you could make a square to be added to ours. If you have the time, and want to make a whole blanket, even better!

If you can't knit or crochet, but would like to help, then donations of wool and/or knitting needles would be gratefully received.

We aim to have our blankets ready to take to a collection point over half term, so please send any donations in to school by 17th October.

Sports Day 2015

On Thursday we held our annual sports day on the field. Pupils took part in activities including golf, hurdles, long jump, sprint, discus and shot-put. Everyone tried their best and we had a lot of fun.

The winners for each event were:

Javelin: Lewis G, Kieran M, Liam B

Football: Paige, Anneliese, Owen B

Hurdles: Owen B, Owen W, Adam M

Basketball: Patryk, Mohammed, Kieron B

Shot Putt: Finn, Sam K, Ethan

Sprint: Kaci, Maria, Liam B

Javelin: Shayden, Sean, Adam M

Discus: Owne B, Karl, Tom D

Golf: Gregory, Morgan, Dylan T

 

Well done everybody!

 

Presentation Evening 2015

On Wednesday 8th July pupils took to the stage at Brierley Hill Civic Hall to celebrate another successful year at Sutton. Pupils performed songs from the 1980s.
During the evening pupils received certificates for their hard work over the last year. Some pupils were also awarded special awards in recognition of their achievements.

Well done to everybody who took part in Presentation Evening, both on the stage and behind the scenes, and congratulations to all those who won awards.

 

Sponsored Walk

Between 29th June and 3rd of July, pupils and staff took part in a sponsored walk around Himley Hall to raise money to put towards a new PE kit. The course was 0.6 miles long, and we kept a record of how many we did.

Over the course of the week pupils and staff walked a grand total of 720 laps which equals 432.6 miles. That means that we have walked from Birmingham to Paris!

After walking all that way we had a well earned rest in the shade and played some team games. We all had a lot of fun.

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Pupils have managed to raise over £1000 to put towards their new sports kit.

Thank you to everyone who sponsored them.

Cooking up a storm

Now that the Skills for Life room is up and running, Mrs Baker and Mr Sant have been test driving it to the tune of 'Funky Sausage Rolls' and 'Baker's Amazing Butterfly Fancies'. Classes in years 7 and 8 have been bearing witness to Mrs Baker's mastery of the wooden spoon and mixing bowl and marvelled at Mr Sant's spotty apron. The children have practised lots of skills.

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Sometimes things haven't gone exactly to plan.

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But mostly we have had great success in the kitchen.

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Cook on!

Safeside

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As part of their topic of work for PWB and Maths Year 8 visited Safeside in Birmingham. It is a safety town run by West Midlands Fire Service. We had to spot hazards in different scenarios, and our guide explained how to keep ourselves, our belongings and money safe. We had a great day.