This week we started our unit of learning by engaging in some practical activities which Ms Clare had set up in order to show us the power of good and not so good communication.
Blind Drawing - we sat back to back with our partner and one person directed the other person to draw an image. we were then allowed to see the image and decide if our drawing instructions had been accurate enough.
Next we had to direct our blindfolded partner across a set of obstacles in the classroom. Needless to say, this led to some quite hilarious interchanges between partners and the spectators!
Our final task required us to choose a leader of our group and they had to give the team verbal instructions to form different letters of the alphabet using only our bodies.
This week in Science, Year 8 have been finding out more about the digestive system by researching its function, parts, and how to improve digestive health. As part of their growing understanding of how cells, tissues, organs and systems work together in our bodies they also took part in a heart dissection. Learners planned, prepared and carried out their dissections in groups and showed a vast improvement in their ability to reflect on their findings. They discovered that the heart is not entirely symmetrical and is made up of more than one type of tissue. Many of the learners were surprised by the appearance of a real life heart and they surpassed our expectations by confidently and scientifically exploring the organ. Keep it up Year 8!