On Tuesday, our learners took part in our first social of the year. It was an Amazing Race in which the learners had to complete a series of challenges in the shortest time frame possible. The challenges included lego activities, dance routines and origami making. Our learners had lots of fun and enjoyed pizza in the hall once the race was over. Thank you to Student Voice for organising this event!
Year 8 are currently exploring theme of Belief through their Language Arts Topic, ‘Macbeth.’ In Drama they have been considering different interpretations of the witches. They watched different versions, and created freeze frames based around traditional and modern representations of the witches. They chose one version and bought it to life in a role play, which was performed to the class. Next steps will be to learn some of the original Shakespearean language, and consider elements such as setting the scene characterisation and plot development.
Year 7 are currently exploring the theme of Adaptability through basketball and water polo. They are reflecting on their ability to change, alter or cope with new environments or circumstances within game situations. Within basketball they are focusing on improving the accuracy of their chest pass together with their dribbling skills. The learners are also aiming to improve their shooting skills, especially the lay-up.
In maths, Year 8 have been consolidating and extending their knowledge, skills and understanding of fractions, ratio and proportion. These will all be important when it comes to considering probability and whether they suffer or gain as a result of their belief about their chances of winning.
The learners were given the task of researching an ideology that shaped our world post World War 1. Their focus was on the skills of asking appropriate historical questions to find information to teach the rest of the class about their ideology. The learners looked at how their ideology had affected the world and at how people had gained or suffered as a result of these ideologies.
Year 8 have been reading and learning about the powerful, tragic play of 'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare. They have been using a variety of dramatic approaches to understand the meaning of the Shakespearean language, and to explore the characters. The learners are also analysing key quotations which they will explore in an essay at the end of the unit.