KJ Linked - Weekly Learning Toolkit

As we enter an indefinite period of lock down in the UK it has never been more important to stay in touch and keep busy.

This weekly newsletter will share positive news and ideas for activities that you can do at home to stay happy and healthy until the crisis passes.

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For any students who have a school owned Chromebook device that is in need a repair, there will be a final drop in session on Monday 6th April between 8 and 11am. If the gates are locked, please phone the Academy on 01388 603388 to hand the Chromebook over. Please note, that this should only be from non-self isolating households as to prevent the spread of the virus. Please practice social distancing in the event that there is anyone else at the school at the time. (Updated 3/4/2020)

King James I Academy News

All the latest news from King James I Academy

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Christmas Maths Lecture at Teesside University

December 2019

A group of Year 10 students have attended the annual Christmas Maths lecture at Teesside University.

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Aim Higher Visit to York

December 2019

A group of 25 Year 12 students have recently travelled to York where they visited York St John’s University as part of our Aim Higher programme.

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Role Play Lessons are a Big Hit

December 2019

Two of our History teachers have been making quite an impression on students in Key Stage 3 with a range of exciting role-play lessons.

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1,000 Can Challenge Smashed!

November 2019

Last month we launched our 1,000 Can Challenge with the intention of collecting 1,000 cans of food to donate to our local food bank and we are delighted to announce that we exceeded it with a total of 1,048 cans!

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Remembering our Heroes

November 2019

On November 11th we held our annual Remembrance Service in school to pay tribute to the many thousands of people who have lost their lives in war.

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Poppies Sold Out in 1 Hour!

November 2019

This year, despite taking delivery of our usual stock of Remembrance Day poppies, we are proud to say that we sold the entire supply in under an hour thanks to our amazing students who flocked to buy them!

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Raising Awareness at Safety Carousel

November 2019

Year10 students have recently taken part in our annual Safety Carousel event, which was attended by representatives from Durham County Council and the Police Force.

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Living History at King James

October 2019

King James I Academy recently brought World War II history to life in an intergenerational event involving senior citizens from the local community, primary school pupils from Crook Primary and students in Years 8-13 from the Academy.

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100% Attendance for 7ACU

October 2019

Here at King James I Academy, we are celebrating our first term back with an award for 100% attendance success for the month of September.

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Education Challenge Zone focus on Literacy

October 2019

In our Library, Year 5 Primary School pupils from Crook Primary have been taking part in the King James Book Awards, which is part of our Primary School Education Challenge Zone.