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Gifted and Talented
Gifted and Talented Event February 5th 2013
Today (Tuesday) we hosted a G&T event for year 5 students from Cobblers Lane, The Rookeries, Ackworth Howard, St. Giles, Darrington, Holy Family and Orchard Head primary schools.
The task was to design and build a bridge which would hold as many weights as possible.
The winning team was 'Team Ace'!
Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Eastell
Make It - update
A progress report on the 7 year 9's who won the Premier Foods challenge two weeks ago. They visited Premier Foods on 17th March for a factory tour and to discuss further their ideas. On arrival they were told that Morrison's have agreed to stock 75000 units, which will have photographs of the learners on the packaging and will mention CCHS. Every learner in the school will be given a box. The cakes will be sold in stores nationwide.So there is 13 weeks until production of their product.
There cake will be produced under the Mr Kipling's brand.
The day was fantastic and they were treated to a real work place experience working on the shop floor, with the marketing and development team, food scientists and even some directors.
Make IT Workshop
On the 1st March a team of 7 year 9's represented CCHS in a Make It competition organised by the Manufacturing Institute. The event was sponsored by Premier Foods makers of Mr Kipling's and Ambrosia and as such the teams had to design, market, and cost a new cake product themed on the Olympics or Jubilee.
The Carleton Team created a Jubilee Delight which is a Union Jack Battenberg, this impressed Premier Foods so much that they not only won the competition but have been invited to their factory in Barnsley on 15th March to discuss how their product can actually be produced by Mr Kipling's in time for the Jubilee.
Team Members: Jack Carter, William Watts, Brandon Michie, Luke Stogden, Leah Champagnie, Louise Stevenson and Chelsey Doyle.
Jack Carter also won an individual award for the best finances.
On November 21st Four Homicide and Forensic Detectives from West Yorkshire Police visited Carleton Community High School to deliver a workshop on solving a murder.
Learners were selected from the year 10 and 11 Science and Maths G&T registers and all showed a keen interest and ability in problem solving and rationalising situations.
The activity was hugely informative and gave a real insight into the workings of this police department. Learners were put in a situation where they had to plan the next phase and make pressure decisions on how to proceed. At the end of the morning they had learnt a vast amount about the role of forensics in crime scene investigation and how to conduct a full and thorough investigation. The feedback from learners was excellent and many have commented that they were so enthused they may look into policing as a career.
“was an awesome day loved it”
“we have had a lot of talks and workshops and I can honestly say today has been one of the most fascinating and memorable”
“Today was really interesting and exciting, to get the experience of detective work, I’d really like to do it again”
“very good really different”
G & T Science Day
On Wednesday 6th July, Mr Popham took 17 yr 10 G and T learners to a day of A level science tasters at New College, Pontefract. They performed three experiments in each of the areas of Chemistry, Physics and Biology. This was part of our Independent state school partnership. Learners from KHS and QEGS were also in attendance.
Below is a slideshow of photos of the day
1 - A level chemistry - learners from the three schools use chemistry to turn a copper coin into a gold coin.
2 - A level physics - learners use computers, sensors and trolleys to prove the law of conservation of momentum.
3 - A level biology - learners remove the lactose from milk to make a milk that is digestible by pet cats. Here they prepare alginate beads containing an enzyme.
4 - Shows the alginate beads formed at the bottom of the beaker.
5 - The beads are removed from the beaker and placed in a column. Here milk is poured through and its lactose removed. Learners went on to do tests to prove the lactose had been removed.
Eight Year 10 learners went to Wakefield Girls High School doing a biology masterclass.
32 gifted and talented pupils worked today at WGHS with a lecturer from York University. The group was made up of 8 pupils from each of CCHS, KHS, QEGS and WGHS.
After a short talk, the pupils built models of DNA and used these to understand the processes of cell reproduction. They then performed a practical to extract actual DNA from Kiwi fruit. The session ended with them making bracelets with the letters of their names acting as amino acids to simulate formation of different proteins. All had a very good morning and were able to advance their understanding of biology to new levels. This should help them immensely with their GCSE studies in biology.
Year 10 MFL Day
The MFL department took a group of year 10 MFL learners to a Gifted and Talented languages day at Leeds University on 11th February. This provided them with the opportunity to expand their skills, increase their cultural awareness and meet other likeminded MFL learners. It was an excellent learning opportunity for all!
Happy Puzzle Company
On 13th October 2010 we had the Happy Puzzle Company in school to host a puzzle challenge day for our G&T cohort. It involved all year groups in one hour or one and a half hour slots throughout the day. The activities were designed to enhance the leaners' team skills, thinking and problem solving skills and were completely interactive. Below are some photographs of the day.
Gifted and Talented Provision
In every school there are learners with a range of abilities. Gifted and Talented is the term applied to those young people who are achieving, or who have the potential to achieve, at a level significantly beyond the rest of their peer group. This refers to the upper end of the ability range in most classes/cohorts.
It is important to recognise that gifted and talented learners are individuals with their own strengths and weaknesses. A learner may be very able in one area, but may appear on the SEN (Special Educational Needs) register in recognition of behavioural, social, physical/sensory or specific learning difficulties.
Providing for the gifted and talented at Carleton Community High School takes many forms. Many subject areas support their gifted and talented students by taking them on trips and visits as well as providing opportunities within school to enhance their learning experience. Schemes of work also identify extra activities for the gifted and talented in that subject area. Furthermore, extra subject opportunities such as advanced level maths and separate science are also offered to our gifted and talented learners. We may also provide extra support and mentoring for our gifted and talented learners if we feel they are underachieving or struggling with the pressure of meeting their high expectations.
National and locally there are many opportunities that are available to both parents and students and a list of these activities can be found on this area of our website.
We hold two registers in school. Our core list is made up of learners who have been identified as potential high achievers in year 7 and have achieved a score of 129 or above in any one or more area of the cognitive ability test taken in year 7. If your child has been identified under these circumstances a letter will be sent home to inform parents and guardians. These learners will remain on this list throughout their time at Carleton and their progress will be monitored. Extra mentoring and support may be offered in years 10 or 11 if we feel they are underachieving.
Our additional register is made up of those learners who have been identified as gifted or talented by individual subject teachers and who are not on the core list. Learners may be added to this list at any point during their time at Carleton and may be removed in some cases. If your child has been identified as gifted and talented under these circumstances they will be informed by their subject teacher and by Mr S Copeland (Gifted and Talented Coordinator). Each learner’s progress will be monitored by the subject teacher and extra support may be offered in years 10 and 11 if they feel they are underachieving.
We endeavour to update our gifted and talented register at least twice a year and are currently working with the Local Authority to produce a leaflet offering advice and support for parents of gifted and talented children. These will be completed and distributed early in the next academic year (2010/11).
I do hope that you find this area of our website helpful. If you require any further information then please contact Mr S Copeland who is the Gifted and Talented Coordinator here at Carleton Community High School.
National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE)
The National Association for Gifted Children
Physical Education and School Strategy for Young People
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) Guidance
Guidance for gifted and talented learners in the Arts
The Secondary Framework
On Friday 19th March the year 8s had a taster day at Leeds Met University.
It gave the learners an idea of what univeristy life would be like and included activities on budgeting, team working, and a tour of the university, including all their amazing sports equipment. The learners were all really impressed and attended a lecture in a lecture theatre focused on listening skills. They ate in the univeristy refrectory too.
They all really enjoyed the day.