Year 8 Options 2018
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Family Challenge
Family Challenge Week 5
Saturday 3rd February 2018
This week's challenge is to watch a documentary on a subject that interests your son or daughter and discuss it together. You can find lots on YouTube if nothing on TV is suitable. If your child doesn't have any ideas I suggest one of the Planet Earth episodes that were on the BBC recently. You'll find them on I-player.

Family Challenge week 4
Saturday 27th January 2018
The activity for this week is to listen to your child read a chapter of his or her book, or read a chapter with them. Discuss what they're reading - what's the story about? What do they think will happen next? Who is the best character? Why? Do they like the book? Why?

Family Challenge week 3
Saturday 20th January 2018
Ask your son or daughter to teach you something that they've learned in school this week.

We'd love to hear how you're getting on with the Family Challenges - please drop Ms McQuone an email ( or send her a photograph!

Family Challenge Week 2
Wednesday 17th January 2018
Go for a walk! No phones, no devices, just go for a walk and chat.

Family Challenge week 1
Tuesday 9th January 2018
Plan, shop, cook and eat a family meal together. Each person can choose at least one item.

We'd love to see photos if you try this activity! You can email them to Ms McQuone ( or tweet us @BMiddleSchool

Introduction to The Family Challenge
Tuesday 9th January 2018
In the New Year's Resolution spirit, we've come up with a list of fun activities for families to do together. This idea is based on the National Trust's "50 things to do before you're 11 3/4", which you may already have seen. Parents and carers tell us that their children are often reluctant to talk a great deal about school life and what they are learning, and these activities are designed to provide opportunities to talk together.

Each week in 2018 we will provide a challenge for you to complete with your child. These activities are completely optional and simply offered as suggestions for fun activities to do together. We hope you try at least a few and that you enjoy them!