November 2017

Winter has finally arrived and the students have had an enjoyable November.  In English, the students completed a unit looking to develop their writing skills further.  In the unit they completed a range of writing exercises looking at different sentence constructions.  Using the fiction genre, they then looked at different ways to portray information to the reader through either writing in the first person or using dialogue.  Once they were more secure in these skills they edited and improved a longer piece of writing they completed earlier in the term.  The product of their hard work is their class e-book of horror short stories which is available on this class page in a separate post.

In maths the Year 8 and 9 students have looked at probability and Year 7 have been developing their algebra skills.  Below are some photos of the students applying their probability skills to a real world context.

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In science the students have been creating food webs for different habitats and interpreting them.  They have thought about the interdependence of the organisms and the role that photosynthesis and respiration have in the habitat.  Below is an example of one of their food webs.

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In PE the students have done a unit on target based games.  Below are some photos of the students playing bean bag golf and our version of Pétanque.

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Please remember that the Winter Show is on 6th December at 18:30 in the school.  The students will need to be at school by 18:00 dressed in their winter show outfit; please see the earlier post for the winter show outfit requirements if you have not checked the page for a while.  Reports will be sent out on Friday 8th December and Parent Conferences will be on Wednesday 13th December. I look forward to seeing you all at the Winter Show.