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Year 11

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Spring 2 11HH
During Spring 2 we have been learning about the Chinese New year in 11HH and were lucky enough to be able to not only watch a Chinese Dragon Dance but also to have one of our very own using a real Chinese Dragon.  All the pupils were amazed by the Dragon and loved exploring the sights, sounds and touch associated with it.  Although at one point we thought that Jack was determined to be eaten whole by the dragon, no young people were harmed in the making of these photographs!  We danced around the classroom under the dragon and each pupil took turns taking the lead by being the head of the dragon.

Spring 1
11HH have been learning about electricity this term in Science and the class really enjoyed learning about simple circuits, how electricity flows and how to make the various components work.  We managed to make the light ‘light up’, the fan work and the buzzer was also a real hit!  All pupils took part and worked well with others taking turns and waiting for their go.  This hands on experiment demonstrated neatly that if the components are not in the right place and order the light, buzzer or fan would not work, encouraging the pupils to explore, try different things and to be resilient, as well as improving their problem solving skills.

11HH Spring 1 Science

In Science 11HH have been learning about everyday materials and the pupils really enjoyed our lesson today learning about acids we use in the kitchen.  Using a red cabbage indicator we mushed up the cabbage and turned the water purple and then dripped in some lemon juice, lime juice and vinegar to see what would happen to the colour of the water.  the pupils were thrilled to see the water turn from purple to various shades of bright pink.  We found out that vinegar turned the water dark pink and the lime juice was next strongest with a rich shade of bright pink.  The lemon juice was next with a lighter bright pink.  We are completing several Unit awards to support our Science learning through Transition Challenge which is the main accreditation in our class.

 


 

11HH Christmas Tree Competition Autumn 2

For our annual school Christmas Tree Competition the class chose to make our own tree (out of real bits of fir tree and cardboard) to describe what Christmas meant to them.  Around the tree we put in symbols the words the class signed or said about their Christmas.  They were: fun, laughter, family, friends, being together, sharing, taking turns, food and presents.  Everyone in the class contributed. Unfortunately we did not win the competition but with words like that I think the class are already winning!  We also used the designing and making of the tree as our Design and Technology unit for our Transition Challenge accreditation. 


Year 10    2016-2017

10HH DATE: 04/04/17

10HH have been doing really well with their golden mile and have enjoyed going out most days to complete 2-3 laps of the school field.  So far Taylor and Didi are in the lead with 4.35 miles each.  It has been so lovely getting out in the Spring sunshine for a bit of exercise.

Most people in our class find it quite to walk this far so it is an enormous achievement that they have done so well.  Brilliant work 10HH – keep up the footsteps!


10BD DATE: 6/1/17

Today in Mental wealth we learnt the excitement, joy and pleasure you can get from working as part of a dynamic team. Three groups created a bridge across two tables with only a small amount of resources. Each bridge was able to hold over 500kg of weight.


10ALP DATE: 16/11/16

10ALP had a fantastic time with the army on Thursday afternoon taking part in activities and challenges linked to Hamlet and other areas of their learning. They enjoyed crawling through all the camouflaging area and practising their target skills!


 

10BD DATE: 12/10/16

Today pupils in 10BD used two applications – Paint.net and Publisher – to create their own wanted posters. They had to demonstrate their ability to:

  • Choose appropriate Fonts for a task
  • Choose appropriate effects for a task
  • Save files in correct places

10BD DATE: 5/10/16

In 10BD’s mental wealth lessons we have been discussing, debating and engaging with the ‘best’ and ‘hardest’ things about being human. Pupils broke into three groups – one group of ladies, and two of men. They then created short plays and presentations – highlighting the wonderful things and the difficulties of being different sexes. Pupils demonstrated confidence, teamwork and co-operation.


10HH DATE: 23/9/16

In the bright September sunshine we released our class butterflies into the memorial garden which still has lots of flowers for them to drink  nectar from.  All the pupils loved seeing the beautiful coloured butterflies and each pupil even managed to hold them before they flew away – a magical end to our class butterfly project.

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