Year 8 learners have been looking at the role that punctuation plays in effective communication. They have had a particular focus on important comma rules. The Year 8s wrote and performed parodies of songs that they like, but they changed the lyrics to share the rules of commas.
Last week Year 8 celebrated Book Week. They decorated their form room door with art work relating to one of their favourite books Chinese Cinderella. Year 8 won the Middle Years competition for the best door! As well as that, they had opportunities to listen to stories by Mr Phill and they also created stories and dramatic scenes of their own.
In Year 8 the learners have been investigating war propaganda and how the message given by the government might be different to what is actually happening, and why this might be important. They are currently creating a piece of propaganda from World War 1. They are looking at how they communicate their point to the people living through the war. This has meant that they have had to look carefully at how a message can affect people, and what features they could add that would make their propaganda more effective in getting men to join the army, hate the enemy or get women to join the war effort