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Year 8 Summer 1 blog – 8EHCP
In RE we have been exploring Words of Wisdom and self-belief. We understand it is important to believe in ourselves and also encourage others. We asked numerous teachers around the school to give us any words of advice, as well as researching on the internet. We now have a bank of positive quotes to motivate and enlighten us as a class.
Year 8 Autumn 2 PE
Some pupils from 8KH and 8LH took part in a Quick Cricket day at Eastliegh sports Centre. All worked brilliantly together in a team scoring a huge amount of runs against three other schools!
Year 8 Autumn 2 Art
In Art this term we have been looking at ‘Pattern’. We braved the wind and rain and explored the patterns that can be found in the streets of Winchester, and identified artists work on the bollards around the City Museum.
8LH Autumn 1
8LH have had an excellent start to the new year and are already working hard. In HDIW (Design & Technology) we are investigating things that fly. We had great fun flying paper and polystyrene airplanes, predicting flight paths. It would be good to hear of further airplanes being made and flown at home. How long can you get one to fly in the air for? Does it make a difference if you use card or paper? Make a list of as many natural and manmade things that you can think of that fly.
In English we have started watching Harry Potter as part of our topic this term and in science we had fun exploring bubbles. Have a look around the home and find how many things can make bubbles or have bubbles in them.
Year 7 Summer 2
7LH have recently been working hard on tasks towards our Countryside Adventure Competition day which took place on Wednesday 20th June at Manor Farm, Twyford. We grew our own herbs and used them in Food technology lesson to make yummy salads. We produced artwork about ‘Saving our Trees’ and have been surveying an area in the school grounds to gather DATA about habitats and pollination. We all received a certificate and had a wonderful day exploring the farm and completing several fun activities.
The Rotary Club day out at Marwell Zoo was wonderful. We were treated to lunch and the opportunity to view all the animals on a lovely sunny day.
Year 7 Summer 1 Romans
7KH and 7LH went back to the Winchester museum at the beginning of this term to explore artifacts from the Roman times. All had a wonderful time and learnt a lot to support our current topic.
7LH Spring 2 Art
Pop Art! This has been a fun to learn about in LGC
Can you guess who is who?
7LH Spring 2 Science Day
Science day was so exiting. Based on a theme of ‘Explore & Discover’, Year 7 became Archaeologists in the morning hunting for dinosaur fossils in sand and ice then in the afternoon we had a go at making birds’ nests. We discovered that birds are very clever and that we didn’t find it as easy as we initially thought! We then travelled the world and used our senses to investigate different fruits from tropical countries.
7KP Spring 2
In HDIW we have been learning about various types of textiles and their uses. Exploring the qualities of different materials for their aesthetic and functional use. Our latest exploration was adding colour to plain cotton fabric using an array of natural substances, allowing the pupils to discover which natural substances worked best. Following this the pupils will then explore how to create different patterns using tie-dye.
7LH Spring 2
7KH Spring 1
In WGWCF our topic was Volcanos. We used the library to research famous volcanoes, learnt all about the different parts of a volcano; and then created our own volcanoes using bicarbonate soda and vinegar. It was great fun, but very messy!
What a great job on the first day back. 7LH were given the important task of preparing the snacks in the school Café ready to be sold to pupils during morning break. We made Pasta Pots, prepared fruit, squash, toasted bagels and then served our customers with big smiles. All worked really well together in a team and engaged in valuable life skills to work safely and confidently within the kitchen environment. Well Done 7LH!
After a week off for half term we were straight back into a fun filled week of Shakespeare. This year’s focus was The Tempest and every lesson that week was linked to the play. We made a ‘Storm in a Bottle’ in Science, a ‘Raincloud in a jar’ in HDIW, created stunning stormy sea tessellation patterns in maths, made puppets of the main characters in Citizenship, mapped out Prospero’s Island in WGWCF, and in English we completed many tasks to fully experience and understand the play. Phew!
Last week we experienced Army Day. Fun assault and challenge courses were led by Army soldiers and we were privileged to see them march in the school grounds and all take part in a two-minute silence ahead of Remembrance Day. Several lessons were also linked to Remembrance Day and some wonderful pieces of work produced.
We also experienced taking part in an art workshop based on the artist Turner and his dramatic water colour paintings. All thoroughly enjoyed exploring painting techniques and painted beautiful pieces of art.
Every Wednesday 7KP visit the local church cafe and the Discovery centre. This fun, active learning experience within the community is allowing the pupils the opportunities to develop their road safety awareness skills, speaking and listening skills and use of money skills in a real life context.