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31/07/20

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17 weeks in, 6000+ meals, care parcels of masks, sanitisers, little snacks & really strong relationships made through our food network at for all your help ❤️Lisa https://t.co/7kU08vjfgc

18/07/20

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So ! https://t.co/7QeMMw0izV

17/07/20

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Enjoyed making this little lockdown vid w the school band for our virtual graduation! 🎶🙌💖 Mixing phone audio was interesting. 🤓 https://t.co/7d905jAsVg

17/07/20

See a letter about Sept arrangements for our new Year 7s at this link https://t.co/w2aVh7YqsZ. Details of Sept arrangements for Years 8-13 are at this link https://t.co/UgJzBBZa0F. Thank you.

17/07/20

A massive THANK YOU to all our students, parents and staff for your support over the past few difficult months. We hope you all have a great summer and really look foward to seeing you all again in Sept! 🙂

16/07/20

Watch the HAB Band perform 'Valerie' for our Class of 2020 Year 11 Leavers! https://t.co/GGcfLcJLiO

16/07/20

"Be Brave, Be Bold, Be Curious." Here's a special video message to our Class of 2020 Year 11 leavers from your teachers! https://t.co/1ahbQM1mbE

16/07/20

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Hi all keep an eye out for you Preparation Work for September. You will provided this in all your subjects. Check on Teams and on the school website!

15/07/20

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An opportunity not to be missed 🙌🏽🙌🏾💪🏾💪🏼👩🏾‍💻👩🏾‍🚀👩🏽‍🔬 https://t.co/s3kj3lKWPd

13/07/20

Tara in Year 7 has made these lovely dolls in our academy colours to be our lockdown mascots. We’re naming them Dollinkas, or little dolls. Thanks Tara! We think they are really sweet :-) https://t.co/WHGuKlJEGu

10/07/20

A video message to our wonderful Year 13s as they embark on the next stage of their journey... we will miss you loads. of you, always. https://t.co/8ZnLZ3nQbK

09/07/20

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with brush pen: https://t.co/PofL5vcbDy

09/07/20

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7, 8 and 9 with pencil: https://t.co/mA4f3KoTWP

09/07/20

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Today's will be the last tutorial for this term. How time flies! https://t.co/0d2xhi5PLl

09/07/20

The charity has created a great series of FREE online mini-modules to help mums develop their tech skills over the summer. You'll find modules on getting started with the internet, email, safety online, social media, and more. Have a look! https://t.co/WK84cnnL2I

08/07/20

The National Literacy Trust has just announced their amazing Words for Work internship programme with Lancome, Great Portland Estates and Pwc! This experience will make your CVs and UCAS applications stand out from the crowd. Apply today! https://t.co/DdaR70wEKH https://t.co/JgjfI4XQUA

02/07/20

Retweetd From Ms Valentín Lucas

A great site to encourage our A-Level students to be informed of Hispanic current affairs. All summarised in just a minute and updated every hour! https://t.co/FRV10QhuS4

01/07/20

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Right ... you can do this! - you've got 2 days! https://t.co/AOJy6Oyghu https://t.co/J6nlrcxAAi

01/07/20

Hello Year 6! If you are starting Year 7 at Harris Academy Bermondsey in September you can now watch a five-minute video tour of the school here. Let Dr Hay be your guide! https://t.co/1pPa7CoBsk

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HAB@Home Gallery

This page features some of the excellent work being done by HAB girls while they are at home. You'll find some great blog posts on HAB Insight, our student blog, too.

Plus... click on the image below to download a Issue 13 of HAB@Home, our weekly community newsletter for students and parents.

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Click on the image below to download a Issue 12 of HAB@Home, our weekly community newsletter for students and parents.

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Click on the image to download a Issue 11 of HAB@Home, our weekly community newsletter for students and parents.

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Revelations - Dance performance

Year 7 created this controlled performance, called ‘Revelations’, which Mr Creasey edited. The girls performed at home and sent their clips of a famous dance work that tells the story of African-American people from slavery to freedom. They learnt a set phrase of the opening from the dance work, to the gospel song 'I been buked'. This section of the piece portrays people who hope for salvation in spite of life’s difficulties. The movements suggest reaching toward heaven and being pulled back to earth.


Click on the image below to download a Issue 10 of HAB@Home, our weekly community newsletter for students and parents.

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Household dance - by Mayling, Year 9

Mayling took up the challenge of creating a dance with a household item (such as a broom, scarf, umbrella), creating a narrative around the prop and the character that might be dancing with it. Students chose their own music, costume and setting to relate to their dance's storyline.


Click on the image below to download a Issue 9 of HAB@Home, our weekly community newsletter for students and parents.

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"Titian red blood gushed out of my neck"

Year 11 English Diploma students have been busy writing their own narrative openings. Excellent work by Basma and Sahar!

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The Merchant of Venice - Year 8

Jessica, Year 8, has made an excellent effort in her final essay on Shakespeare's play.

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Click on the image below to download a Issue 8 of HAB@Home, our weekly community newsletter for students and parents.

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More fantastic Merchant of Venice essays...

Amazing annotations and essay work by Ivana and Lillian in Year 8 on The Merchant of Venice! 

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Click on the image below to download a Issue 7 of HAB@Home, our weekly community newsletter for students and parents.

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Music compositions - have a listen!

Year 7 and 8 have been working on creating music. There have been lots of great examples, so we wanted to share a few with you here. Lily in Year 8 added a melody on top of the chord progression she created.

 

Inniya in Year 7 developed a drum track, including a breakdown halfway through the track.

 

Ayesha in Year 8 has gone above and beyond her usual music work to compose an original track. This is her first attempt at using Band Bab without instructions and it has turned into something worth celebrating. I asked for her inspiration and she has said: “I was inspired by the video that the teachers made called Times Like These. I thought I could compose a song about our happy memories before.”


Lyrics by Christine

Year 9 have been writing lyrics. These great lyrics are by Christine, who said: "To be honest, my true inspiration was the deadline... I was trying so hard to get any lyrics to fit ahah.. However, while thinking of lyrics to write down I guess the theme of taking every chance you get to accomplish your goals in life was in my head. There are some people who might have regretted their path in life and find it hard to get back up and from this we can learn to be determined in doing what we love."

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There was a house on that hill where I used to live

Now there is someone in that place

I see my childhood in their lives, and I hope

They dream dreams just like mine

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Go chase your dreams, go and complete them

When you fall get back up again, don’t give up yet

Press on to the light at the end of the tunnel

Just hold on to the hope, that was once mine

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Your words matter, your actions and path you take

I was a fool to let it go away

Don’t put out the light in the darkness

I hope you dream dreams just like mine.

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Go chase your dreams, go and complete them

When you fall get back up again, don’t give up yet

Press on to the light at the end of the tunnel

Just hold on to the hope, that was once mine


Movie soundtracks

Year 8 have been learning about composition and using their skills to create movie soundtracks or soundscapes. Their task was to build chords and a bass line in an online Digital Audio Workstation and then add some sound effects to create a story from their music. Three standout students were Ellen, Jennifer and Sakina, their stories are below. You can hear the compositions on the Hab Music soundcloud here.

Ellen said: "This is what i would image the soundtrack to be in the Harry Potter movies when Harry gets flashbacks. Harry finds himself in the perspective of his baby self as Voldemort enters his house and he relives the moment he saw his Mother killed. The voices are Voldemort trying to communicate with him but he snaps out of it as a swarm of bats emerge from the corner of the room and fly towards his face. The next scene he is found sweating and very mildly writhing by Ginny who asks if he is okay. He hurries off to Dumbledore's office. Picture it?"

Jennifer said: "There are two creepy girls singing a lullaby, which then lures a man further into the abandoned house he's exploring. When he opens the door to where all of the singing is seeming to come from, he sees a giant beast and he lets out an awful scream. The beast laughs in amusement since he's caught his first victim. The man becomes a ghost, however, doesn't know this, so when he attempts to pick up the camera he brought with him, it begins to glitch. The man yells out in fear as he realises that he is no longer living."

Sakina said: "A mysterious ear screeching noise comes along with the footsteps of a terrible giant. The radio is broken whilst the attacked man tries to reach support. He falls into a trap and falls; he lets out a terrific scream. The villain giant's messengers whisper the news that the man has been trapped and he laughs an evil laugh."


Issue 6 of HAB@Home, our weekly community newsletter for students and parents.

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Drama - Thesues and the Minotaur, by Nellija Year 7

"Well done to Nellija for her amazing script version of the Ancient Greek myth Theseus and the Minotaur, which was set as part of the Year 7 Greek Theatre remote learning booklet in Drama. Although we won't be able to use the script practically this year, we will add it to the drama department's resources and use it next year when we do this scheme again with Year 7 next year. Thank you Nellija for this amazing creative work." Ms Elsden

Download the full script here or see an extract below.

Narrator: A long time ago in Greece, there was a queen and king- King Minos

Minos: (Stomps onto stage and crossed arms with an angry expression)

Narrator: And Queen Pasiquae

Pasiquae: (Walk onto stage elegantly and smiles)

Narrator: Queen Pasiquae fell in love with a bull and then had a baby. His name was the Minotaur.

Minotaur: (Stomps onto stage aggressivly with an angry expression and shows off his sharp teeth.)

Pasiquae: (Walks off stage)

Narrator: King Minos became embarrased so he hid the monster in the labyrinth.

Minos: (Pushes the Minotaur into the labyrinth) Hide away you monster!

Narrator: The labyrinth was such a complicated place that no one ever made it out of there alive. Either they got lost and starved to death or the Minotaur ate them!

(Citizens of Crete enter the labyrinth and look confused and scared. The Minotaur eats them, and they die.)

Continues... download the full script here.


Biology - "Amazing attitude to studies"

Ms Cowley writes: "I wanted to celebrate Samirah, Year 11, for all her fantastic additional work completed during this time. As a Year 11 student she is technically finished her GCSE now but has continued to submit further outstanding biology work. Very proud of her and what she will achieve with her amazing attitude to her studies."

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Issue 5 of HAB@Home, our weekly community newsletter for students and parents. Click on the image to view and download.

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Issue 4 of our weekly community newsletters for students and parents. Click on the image to download a pdf. This page also features a gallery of some of the excellent work being completed by HAB girls at home.

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Science notes - illustrated and accurate!

Emma in Year 8 has created these beautiful (and accurate) electronic science notes. Amazing!

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Issue 3 of our weekly community newsletters for students and parents. Click on the image to download a pdf. This page also features a gallery of some of the excellent work being completed by HAB girls at home.

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Biology - Plant diseases

Zoe C again has sent us some fantastic work she has produced, all about plant diseases such as aphids, magnesium deficiency and nitrate defficiency, with some beautiful illustrations too.

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Ms Nicky's review of The Reason I Jump 

Ms Nicky has written the following review for the students of The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida. She's sharing her review here to encourage HAB girls to write and send in their own reviews too.

JumpIn this book Naoki Higashida, a thirteen-year-old Japanese boy, shares his experience of autism with the reader. Autism is a lifelong, developmental difference that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people. People with autism face challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. 

Naoki’s autism means he is nonverbal and cannot talk. However, with the help and support of his teachers and his own faith and persistence, he learned to spell out words directly onto an alphabet grid. Using this method, he has written poems and several books. Naoki wrote ‘The Reason I Jump’ because he wants his readers to imagine a life in which their ability to speak has been taken away.  

Through the book, Naoki explores who he is and why he is different from the other students. Using an easy to read question and answer format, Naoki explains why he shouts, repeats key phrases and does not follow instructions.  

Naoki tells the reader that he wants to talk to people and say, ‘thank you’ to those who help him but his mind ‘tends to go black whenever I try to speak’. He explains that his brain “has this habit of getting lost inside things’. Instead of replying to what people say to him, he blurts out phrases and sentences he remembers. He says it’s like hitting “a replay button I have no control over”.  

If you want to understand what autism is and how it affects people, you should read this book. My favourite quote: “Accepting who you are is a great starting place to discovering what you’re capable of doing".


Unequal access to vaccines - essay by Sabrina, Year 10

"We wanted to let you read this essay by Sabrina, Year 10, as she writes really well about vaccines inequality," says Ms Cavia.

Vaccines are an essential part to eradicating and preventing diseases, however globally not everyone may have access to vaccines, especially those who are in a country of conflict. Download full essay.


The importance of citizenship

Citizenship 1038x576Read this article by Michelle, Year 10, on the importance of citizenship. First published in HAB-Insight, our student blog.

"What do you do if you’re a new immigrant and want to settle in the UK? What if you have a problem you can’t solve? If someone discriminates against you, should you be silent? 

"This is how citizenship comes into play. With the understanding of citizenship, you will have the ability to stand out in society. Citizenship regains your confidence and it allows you to fight for your rights. It gives people the knowledge and skills to understand, challenge and engage with the democratic society including politics, media, civil society, the economy and the law." Read more.


Sakina's workout reviews

We asked a few students who had completed all their lessons for PE before the Easter break to review a few fitness sessions and their suitability for Year 7 and 8 students. Sakina, Year 8, has done a reflective and insightful review of four workouts which are designed to be fun to do, including with younger siblings. Thanks Sakina!

What was your preferred workout? My preferred workout was Jumpin Jax, because the instructions were clear and concise, the exercises were fun to do with my brother, hence we both enjoyed it! I felt good and refreshed after the workout was completed because we kept going and making the most of it, whilst taking drinking breaks regularly. I would be happy to do this again and I enjoyed the length of time this gave, similar to the daily 30-minutes Joe Wickes Body Coach workouts.

Did you feel the workouts raised your heart rate for a sustained period whilst also working for different muscle groups? The Jumpin Jax workout was one of the longest, although effective as it brought my heart rate up for most exercises on the floor and abdomen related activities. As this was a kids workout, I tried it with my six-year-old brother and it really turned out well and he commented that it was fun to do (pausing three times in the video to have a drinking break, as helpfully indicated in the video).

Nate Bowers fitness with kids raised my heartrates at some moments like squats but wasn't as effective as the previous workout. In my opinion, it would be efficient for children but teens my age may want something more active.

The Joe Wickes Blue Peter workout didn't raise my heartbeat as much as the other workouts. This reminds me of primary school P.E sessions and is fit for kids as for its simplicity of exercises.

This PopSugar workout definitely raised my heart rate, especially when the leg exercises came in, stretching my quadriceps and hamstrings. One of the shortest although active and really pushed me to the limits.


Overall, this was Sakina's favourite workout. Why not try it yourself?!


Issue 2 of our weekly community newsletters for students and parents. Click on the image to download a pdf.

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Act 2: "Elizabeth is cautious about showing any emotion"

Ida, Year 10, has been making some brilliant Crucible character analysis grids focusing on vocal and physical skills.

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“Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay, to mould me man?"

Brilliant GCSE English Literature work by Ibtisam, Year 10.Great use of illustration to support her thematic understanding of the themes of Frankenstein.

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Spanish - writing about school life

"Here are some brilliant Spanish pieces of extended writing that my Year 9 students have written about their school life." Ms Valentin Lucas. 

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VacinationWhy is it important to vaccinate against some diseases?

Taiwo, Year 10, completed this excellent work for her Biology lesson. Well done to Taiwo for her great style, accurate facts and proper use of scientific terminology. Read Taiwo's biology work.


Treating, curing and preventing disease

"Livia, Year 10, has made notes from a link I sent the class, answered exam questions which I sent the class, and then marked her work the following lesson, when mark schemes were sent out." Mrs Adomako. Great work, Livia!

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