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On Tuesday 12th January 2021 Primary held our first ever Languages Day! Students, staff and parents all participated in sharing and celebrating the many languages we speak.
The students all researched a particular issue within society that has affected their local community and beyond. They were required to look into how the media represents and reports on these issues as well as learning about Verbatim Theatre as a form.
The students learned how to create a working circuit and were able to describe and name the components. They learned to draw a simple diagram of a circuit using the correct symbols and were able to identify electrical dangers.
This term Yr8 have taken on the role of a games designer and model maker. By examining various characters the students crafted their own game character from wire and clay. The final clay creatures have been scanned with a 3D virtual reality scanner app to create computer-generated gaming creatures.
We discussed the skills needed to be an author such as, the choice of language and how that can impact a reader, the structure of a fable and how to effectively convey a moral.
This project focused on how issues of gender equality have changed over time, looking at significant turning points such as the suffragettes and, more recently, protests against the gender pay gap and gendered media.
This term, Year 3 have been investigating the meanings behind ancient hieroglyphics and tomb paintings of the pharaohs. We have also learnt all about different myths of gods and goddesses in order to create our very own original myths which we have translated into hieroglyphs.
This term year 9 have been working on a cross curricular project involving Design and History. For Design, they have created a puppet based on a key historical figure from the reign of Henry VIII. In History the students have been developing their knowledge of the Tudor period, specifically looking into Henry VIII's reign and the problems he faced. Drawing on their research they have written a dialogue from the perspective of their puppet character which they will perform at the exhibition.
For this project the year one children have been looking at patterns from all over the world. Over the term, they have researched information about different continents focusing on the traditional patterns of specific countries. The children have recreated these patterns in different art forms including: Rangoli patterns using felt tips, Maasai patterns on the iPad, Polish Folk Art using paper craft, and North American patterns using paint.
Students were immersed in the context surrounding The Beatles and their movement, including the emergence of Beatlemania. They learnt and studied a number of Beatles songs, exploring the musical and stylistic links with the music of their contemporaries.
Each group was given a specific event during the Cold War to research, develop an immersive production and create a Cold War spy style puzzle. The groups looked at the 'Three Conferences', 'The Czechoslovakian Crisis' 'The Berlin Crisis' and the 'Cuban Missile Crisis'.
Students used Scratch Jr to make algorithms to simulate a tube moving along the Central Line and we visited different stops along the Central Line and wrote persuasive texts about each stop.
This project was in part an experiment in truly authentic learning; we took a real world problem that was yet to be solved and genuinely needed solving and set about solving it live, in real time.
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Over the year, students were immersed in what is human rights and what makes a meaningful campaign.
The children spent half the term learning about three key natural disasters that occur on the ring of fire: volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis.
This project gave children the opportunity to explore how we know about historical events through Storytelling in literacy lessons, looking at artefacts from the 17th Century and by visiting St Paul’s Cathedral.
For this project, Year 1 have been learning all about life in the Victorian times with a specific focus on children. They have become key researchers, discovering a range of information and facts about children's school and work life. To display their knowledge, the children have skilled up on their acting, written scripts and worked hard to create a video showing the full process from their very first drafts, to activities critiquing their work, and finally their fantastic end product.
Pupils worked as scientists and electrical engineers over the first half term, investigating many aspects of electricity.
Over the summer term, the year 3 classes worked to become founders of three new restaurants: Chi, serving Pan-Asian cuisine, Casa Da Vinci, an Italian Cafe and Dinestein’s, an all American 1950’s inspired diner.
Students used inspiration from Bertolt Brecht to theatrically communicate a moment in the Cold War.
In this project, students were tasked with creating a recipe book to represent our local area, E15.