News

St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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Quick Access to Parent Pay


Vacancy for Staff Governor
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Letter From Hampshire Constabulary
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Extra-Curricular Activities
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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:

Click here to download the FSM application form


Admissions
Admissions Policy 2018/2019
Supplementary Form 2018/19

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Art Image of the Week

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By Pearl Denham
Year 8

 

Latest Tweets

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St Edmund's Catholic School will be closed for half-term from the 12th until the 16th February 2018.
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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 the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.                                                                     

Amen



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Astronomy

Approach to Teaching

As an exciting and varied subject, Astronomy offers opportunities for many different styles of teaching. Students are often tasked to learn though independent and group activities that can range from creating models of solar bodies to producing presentations about celestial objects and even researching the latest space missions using school tablets.

In class students are encouraged to develop an inquisitive mind-set questioning what they are taught and seeking further information. Teaching can be either didactic or hands-on, such as when learning how to observe the night sky with binoculars or using the St Edmund’s telescope for more precise imaging.

Lessons are flexible and the pace changes with the needs of the students. ICT use is an integral part as many informative and interactive media are used to help the students discover all they can about Astronomy.

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Key Stage 3 content (Year 7-9)

Astronomy is not specifically taught outside of normal Science lessons at KS3.


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

Saint Edmund’s follow the GCSE Edexcel Astronomy course. The course is untiered, so all students will do the same exam.

The course is split between controlled assessment and an examination.

75% - 2 hour examination

25% - 2 controlled assessment tasks


Resources:

Pupils need only the standard school equipment for Astronomy, but having a telescope or binoculars at home can certainly help.

Content:

The Astronomy GCSE covers all the basics of Astrophysics and Cosmology, from details of our solar system to an in-depth look at the stars and galaxies beyond. Astronomy develops an understanding of what we know about space and what we can do to find out more.


There are 4 topics studied within the Astronomy GCSE:


Topic 1 – Earth, Moon and Sun          Topic 3 – Stars

Topic 2 – Planetary Systems             Topic 4 – Galaxies and Cosmology


The Controlled Assessment content is based on two units, one unit being unaided observations of the sky and the other being aided observations (telescope, binoculars, etc.)

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Report an Absence

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. 



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School Events

Spring Term Events

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


February 2018

19th
School Re-opens for all students

W/c 26th
Reading Week
KS3 students must remember their reading books this week


March
2018

1st
World Book Day
Students can dress up as their favourite character from a book
but must be suitable attire to wear in school all day

2nd
Dance Show, 7pm

7th
OAP Party
2pm - 4pm

22nd
Year 8 Parents Evening
4pm - 6.30pm

29th
Last Day of Term

30th
Good Friday
(School Closed)

Easter Holiday
2nd - 13th April 2018

School re-opens on the 16th April

eBook Lending

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

Stars of the Week

Performing Arts &
Music Stars of the Week


All students who participated in the Performing Arts Day.

Thank you all for your hard work throughout the day learning Drama, Dance and Music from We Will Rock You the musical. 
We were so impressed with your final performance.

Keep up the excellent work!

Help & Advice

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Staff Links

Staff Email & Office 365

Staff Gateway

Booking System

Staff Absence  
 
Staff should report absence to the school by 7.30am
(Unless school is closed)


FOR STAFF ONLY 
In the case of severe weather only
Text severe weather absence line on 07624 816832  
before 7.30am