Date Posted: 05/02/2016

1 February: the week at Read

Lesson Focus: Design Technology

Year 9 Casting

Year 9 have been casting as part of their Product Design lessons. They drew their design using a CAD program called 2D design and then it was sent to the department milling machine to be routered out to create the mould. They then had to get togged up in their safety goggles and leather gloves to heat some pewter until it was molten metal using a blow torch. They then carefully poured the molten metal into their mould and left it to cool. Some of the pupils used the pewter element in the CAM toy that they have made, others made them into pendants.


Steady those hands! Katie carefully pours the molten metal from the crucible into the mould.

East of Eden

Years 5 and 6 set off from the Prep School on Tuesday morning to visit Eden Camp, the WW2 museum, to do some hands-on learning about what life was like during the Second World War. The camp occupies a former Second World War prisoner-of-war camp of 33 huts. After the prisoners left, the camp was used for storage and then abandoned. Its grounds then became overgrown. As the museum was being set up, much clearing, as well as repair and renovation of the buildings, was required.

One of its buildings contains three human torpedoes and a "Sleeping Beauty" Motorised Submersible Canoe.


 Lizzy and Logan examine shell casings and bayonets through the ages.


Huddled together in one of the old prisoner-of-war huts. Palatial!


U13 v The Minster School

Monday 25th January 2016

It was a confident start against a tall side of girls from The Minster School. With dynamic interceptions and quick passing, the girls were on a level with the score at 0-0 after quarter time. The challenge was to get the ball in the net and our opponents quickly got to grips with this going into a 3-0 lead. After some enthusiastic play we managed to also score three goals and things looked hopeful. Unfortunately, in the last quarter The Minster proved too strong and secured an 11-3 win against us. Better luck next time girls.

Mrs Prosser

Read 1st XI V Hill House 1st XI

Wednesday 3 February

Report by Yves Kombe

After a 3-2 defeat to Fulneck last week the team were hungry for victory and goals! We travelled to Hill House, Doncaster where it was windy yet very sunny. We were fortunate to play on a well maintained, flat pitch, so capitalised on the conditions and started off strongly by pressuring them deep. It took only 10 minutes before the first goal arrived, courtesy of Victor Osborne. Seconds later from kick off, an over the top ball from their midfielder sent their striker away to make it 1-1. We fought back and just before half time Ben Guest managed to slide the ball past the keeper making it 2-1 at the break. After giving strong half-time encouragement to the team we were ready for the second half. Midway through this period Ben Guest managed to finish twice, completing his hat trick. A mistake in our defence caused their winger to score another past our keeper, however after nice play from the back and a deft through ball to Philipp Linke on the left hand side we managed to score another. With minutes to go before full time a good piece of link-up play took place between Victor and myself, where we managed to beat the midfield. I took the ball past their defender and scored to make the overall score 6-2. A strong performance by all of the First Team, well done!


From left to right (top): Damir Dyussenbay, Carlton Wakama, Yves Kombe, Philipp Linke, Marcio Rodrigues, Jack Armstrong, Victor Osbourne, Henry Needham and Sam Linley.

From left to right (bottom): Josh Oatley, Ben Guest, Derrik Leung and Daniel Johnson.

Read Prep School teams away at Gainsborough

 Wednesday 3rd February. Report by Mr Hill.
The U9 & U11 football squads travelled to Handel House on Wednesday full of confidence and enthusiasm following recent good performances.
The U11s  were once again in sparkling form and set about the opposition in the same manner that pulled apart Fulneck a week earlier. Quick passes, sharp movement and unselfish play brought 4 early first half goals from Moseley (2), Senior and Kaye which was enough to earn a 4-0 win at the final whistle.
U11 Man of the Match : James Senior
There was little to choose between the U9s on the adjacent pitch with both teams thwarting each other's attacks early on. However, two opportunist strikes in the second half for Handel House edged a close encounter in their favour, 2-0 the final score. 
U9 Man of the Match : Luke Watts
 U11s Post-Match Pose
 U9s Team Shot