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St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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School Tours
All tour dates for June are now fully booked.
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FSM Application Form
You can now download the Free School Meals application form online on the Portsmouth City Council website, link below:

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Admissions
Admissions Policy 2017/18
Supplementary Form 2017/18

Admissions Policy 2018/2019
Supplementary Form 2018/19

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Art Image of the Week


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By Michelle Truong
Year 11

Latest Tweets

Students will not be required to wear blazers in school for the rest of this week.
Students are to be in school tomorrow in full school uniform but please note that blazers will not be required.
Due to hot weather on Tues 20 June 2017 all students will be able to attend school in either their FULL school uniform or FULL PE Kit.
Don't miss out in purchasing your ticket for our superb school production. https://t.co/nnNvf44ElM
We look forward to welcoming our Year 7 Parents/Carers to Parents Evening today at 4pm - 6.30pm.

Prayers

Life of St Edmund's Prayer

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Heavenly Father, as we gather in prayer, we ask for the guidance and inspiration of our school patron,
St Edmund, who led a life based on Gospel values and the belief in the power of God.


We, pray that like Edmund, each of us will personally come to believe that,
“I can do all things with the help of God who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13)
and that together our school community may grow ever closer to you and to one another.


May our school be a place that reaches out to the wider community
and is mindful of the environment around us.


We pray in union with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.                                                                     

Amen



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Food Technology


Approach to Teaching

“Design and Technology is about making things that people want and which work well. Creating these things is hugely exciting: it is an inventive, fun activity.”

James Dyson, Chairman, Dyson Ltd.

Food Technology at St Edmund’s Catholic School allows students to learn through problem solving and engage in their learning through creativity, giving them the ability to turn their ideas into reality.

All students have the opportunity to experience practical activities having watched demonstrations. They participate in tasting sessions and develop their independent research skills through the use of ICT.


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Key Stage 3 content (Year 7-9)


Year 7


During the Year 7 rotation in Food Technology students study the module, “007: License to Cook” where they learn basic culinary skills such as preparing fresh food, learning the different uses of the oven safely, handling sharp knives and how to keep safe and hygienic in the kitchen.

Students also learn about Healthy Eating and use the ‘Eatwell Plate’ to help design their own lunch time snacks.

Students make a variety of products including a Fabulous Fruit Salad, Fruity Flapjacks, Cheesy Scones and many more.

Year 8

During the Year 8 rotation, students study the module entitled “Staple Foods”. They conduct research into the definition of a staple food and they types of staple food we have around the world.

Year 8 students develop skills taught in Year 7 and start modifying recipes to suit their own tastes. There is still a major focus on food safety and hygiene especially in the practical lessons.

Students enhance their independence when working in the kitchen and build upon their skills in boiling, baking and whisking. They also make a variety of foods using different staple foods such as, Vegetable Couscous, Little Cakes and bread and Butter Pudding.

Year 9

Students follow the module “Around the World in 10 Weeks” and cook a range of sweet and savoury dishes from different parts of the world.

They develop a better understanding of Hygiene and Safety when working in an industrial kitchen and will be introduced to some catering terminology and job roles within the industry.

Students have a greater influence on what they are able to cook and how they are able to modify dishes. At the end of the module, students are given the opportunity to design and make their own multicultural dish. 
 
 
Year 7 Recipe Book

Year 8 Recipe Book

Year 9 Recipe Book


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Key Stage 4 content / exam board / spec (Year 10-11)



WJEC GCSE Single Award in Catering (QN: 500/4462/X)

The GCSE Catering course allows students to develop and extend their skills within the kitchen and beyond. A great bonus of following this course is that there is a strong emphasis on gaining the required knowledge via practical work thus it is ideal for someone who prefers to learn ‘by doing’. Students get to use their creativity to plan a variety of dishes and meals and learn how to carry these out in the kitchen as well as learning to make their food look appealing.


Areas of study:

 ·          The industry – food and drink.

·           Job roles, employment opportunities and relevant training.

·           Health, safety and hygiene.

·           Food preparation, cooking and presentation.

·           Nutrition and menu planning.

·           Costing and portion control.

·           Specialist equipment.

·           Communication and record keeping.

·           Environmental considerations.



UNIT 1: Catering skills related to food preparation and service – 60%

Controlled Task

Two practical tasks which are internally assessed using WJEC set criteria and externally moderated.


TASK 1: Afternoon teas are very popular and are an excellent way for chefs to demonstrate their skills at producing baked products. Prepare, cook and serve four items, at least one of which must be savoury that could be offered as part of an afternoon tea menu.


TASK 2: The local hotel in your area is holding an international week. As the trainee

chef you have been invited to take part and have been asked to prepare a

two-course meal from a country of your choice.


UNIT 2: Catering, food and the customer – 40%

One written examination Paper 1 ¼ hours taken in the Summer of Year 11.

The paper will contain short-answer, structured and free response questions drawn from the catering content.


Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Award in Hospitality (QN: 600/7044/4)

Hospitality is a fun and exciting subject with a focus on practical skills that help students enter the Hospitality and Catering Industry, as well as helping them to develop key life skills. The course is accessible to all abilities and has a ‘learn by doing’ approach.

Students learn a variety of skills during the course, such as cooking a variety of foods and meals, looking after the customer, being able to plan and run an event, and demonstrate understanding through written assignments. Students have the opportunity to develop personal, learning and thinking skills as well as enhance and reinforce skills in English and Maths in naturally occurring, relevant and work-related contexts.

Coursework 75% and Exam 25%

Unit 1: Introducing the Hospitality Industry (Externally set exam 25%)

Unit 2: Working in the Hospitality Industry (25%)

Unit 3: Food Safety and Health and Safety in Hospitality (25%)

Unit 6: Planning, Preparing, Cooking and Finishing Food (25%)

Students have the opportunity to show a creative flare through the combination of flavours and presentation of their dishes they prepare and cook and are taught how to work to specific deadlines and within strict time frames.


Year 10 'Afternoon Tea' powerpoint (useful research tool)

Year 10 Afternoon Tea Recipe Book


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Year 7 Technology Roundabout

Year 8 Technology Roundabout

Year 9 Technology Roundabout

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Reporting a child absent

Parents are required to report pupil absence to the school by 9.00am
(Unless school is closed)

023 9282 3766 (option 1)
Text: 07624 816830
Local Call: 0844 239 3488

Visit our
Absence from School page for further information. 


Best Tutor Group of the Week:
w/c 12th June 2017
 
7 Devereux -  99.23%



Well done!


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School Events

Summer Term Events

These dates are accurate at time of going to press and are subject to change.


June 2017


21st
Year 5 School Tours, 0825
(fully booked)

21st to 24th
Oliver! School Production
Tickets available from 5th June

26th
Year 5 School Tours, 0825
(fully booked)
Year 8 Retreat

27th
Year 5 School Tours, 0825
(fully booked)
Year 8 Retreat

28th
Year 11 Leavers Prom, 6pm
Royal Marines Museum
Year 10 Taster Day to Portsmouth College

30th
Inset Day (school closed for students)


July

3rd
New Year 7 Induction day (1)
New Parents Evening

4th
New Year 7 Induction day (2)
New Parents Evening

6th
KS4 Uniform Sales, 3-4pm
Opportunity for Year 9s to purchase KS4 uniform

12th
Year 7 Celebration Assembly

13th
Year 8 Celebration Assembly

14th
Year 10 Celebration Assembly

17th
Year 9 Celebration Assembly

18th July
KS4 Reward Trips

19th
Whole School Sports Day
HMS Temeraire

20th
Last Day of Term



Dates for the Diary:
2nd October
Open Evening
6pm - 8.30pm

eBook Lending

Portsmouth Schools
eBook Lending
Scheme
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Click here to access the free eBook lending service

Stars of the Week


Drama Stars


7 Kolbe for working with focus throughout the lesson to create some very imaginative mimed performances of 'The Bank Robbery'.   


Dance Stars

Karolina, Molly, Michelle, Grace and Kamara in 8 Kolbe for thoroughly creative examples of contact work and lifts to your choreography - very well done!

 Waterpolo Stars

Pearl Denham - 7 Newman

Owen Davis - 9 Kolbe

Keep up the good work!

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Booking System

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Staff should report absence to the school by 7.30am
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In the case of severe weather only
Text severe weather absence line on 07624 816832  
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