WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 8 May 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

So another week away from school for most of us comes to an end, and we wait to hear the government’s plans for the next phase of lockdown on Sunday. We will of course be in touch again once it is clear what implications this may have for Millthorpe. In the meantime, thank you for your continued efforts to support your child or children’s learning at home and I hope you are able to enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend.

VE Day

As you know, today marks the 75th anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allied Powers on 8 August 1945, signalling the end of the Second World War in Europe in World War 2. Any students who would like to learn more about this momentous event can access resources and optional tasks on the Year7-9 History pages on ClassCharts.

Maths Challenge Success

We have just had confirmation that Millthorpe came second overall in the 2020 Blutick Maths Marathon. Schools right across the country competed to see how many maths questions they could complete and Millthorpe students managed an incredible 52,910 questions between them. Well done to everyone who contributed to this exceptional intellectual effort and thanks to the Maths department for getting so many students involved. The school will receive £200 in prize money in recognition of this fantastic achievement.

Shout! Text support service

Shout is a 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis, anytime. If you need support at any time, all you need to do is text “Shout” to 85258. By texting ‘SHOUT’ to ‘85258’ the texter will be put in touch with a trained Crisis Volunteer (CV) who will chat to them using trained techniques via text. The service is designed to help individuals to think more clearly and to take their next steps to feeling better.

More information is available at https://www.giveusashout.org/about-shout/

Year 6/7 Transition

The second round of information about transition from Year 6 to Year 7 was sent out to our prospective parents today. You can see a copy on the website here: http://www.millthorpeschool.co.uk/millthorpe/wp-content/uploads/Moving-to-Millthorpe-Edition-2-Key-staff-school-day.pdf

Careers News

Year 10 Work Experience

It is with regret that we have to confirm that the Year 10 work experience programme will have to be cancelled this year due to the current situation affecting the vast majority of employers. NYBEP, who oversee the placements, will be contacting all employers to advise them, so there is no need for you to do so. If school is open to Year 10s during that time, students will be expected to attend as normal.

From next week, a package of careers-related activities will become available on ClassCharts, which will replace some of the work on work experience planned for Year 10 peronsal development lessons.

Askham Bryan College

Askham Bryan College are holding a “virtual open event week” from 11th to 15th May. There will be presentations and information about all their land based courses and also topics such as accommodation and transport. This could be really useful if you are planning to go to Askham Bryan (Y11) or if you are  considering going there in the future (Y10). You have to book online by going to the “What’s On” page on their website – https://www.askham-bryan.ac.uk/whats-on. Any problems, the contact person is Calum Goodwin on 01904 772236.

Year 11 Careers Advice

Y11 students might not physically be with us but Millthorpe is still able to provide impartial careers advice to any student who needs it. This could be about applying to college or sixth form, applying for an apprenticeship or advice on what is the best next step for you. Our careers advisor is called Rachel Howlett and you can contact her via e-mail – r.howlett@millthorpeschool.co.uk. She is really nice and more than happy to help you in anyway she can!