During learning block 6 we have been practising Chinese through different
structures. We have been focused on describing people´s personality and
We also focused the grammar and vocabulary through writing short paragraphs
explaining differences of introduce about our holidays.
Now we are starting the most exciting part of the stop motion project, where the learners are going to edit all the scenes and include their voices from the dialogues created for the script. At the same time they have started to create a booklet to talk about each scene, in this booklet any learner at school will be able to learn new vocabulary or sentences used in the script. They are working very hard to create this resources and now is time to turn on the microphones and bring their Spanish pronunciation to the clip!
Year 9 learners have been looking at the written form of newspapers. They have explored the differences between tabloids and broadsheets and considered the effects of bias on reporting. Our learners are now creating their own writing community and they are going to produce their own newspaper. Our classroom is going to be transformed into a newsroom as the learners attempt to negotiate and appreciate their complex and often messy differences.
In Year 9 humanities we are engaged in a fantastic unit of history focused on the Olympics. We are looking at a variety of key historical events throughout the Modern Olympics which are based around the key themes of racism, religion, war and drugs. We are looking at the question- Can sport offer a sense of belonging in negotiating and appreciating complex and often messy differences?
This week we have analysed a variety of religiously motivated events such as Eric Liddell refusing to run in the 100m heats of the 1924 Paris Olympics due to them taking place on a Sunday. We also looked at Harold Abrahams and his motivation from anti-semitic discrimination. We are currently analysing the causes for the 1972 Munich massacre and the subsequent consequences. Through these case studies our evaluations have focused on whether sport and politics should be/can be separate. Does the Olympic sporting community prevail through the racism, religious conflict, drugs controversy and numerous wars? Learners will continue to interpret and evaluate sources of evidence and identify causes for a consequences of historical events.