In English Year 8 have been studying the poetry of World War 1. We have looked at a range of poems in class through the mediums of discussion, storyboarding and drama. Students have been able to choose their favourite poem to complete their end of unit assessment on. The class have been divided in to ‘apples’ ‘pears’ and ‘bananas’ tables depending on the skills they need to focus on to improve their work. Mrs Read has been in supporting the class which has been a fantastic help.
Lots of fun was had in Year 7 textiles on Friday morning. The children were learning marbling techniques with Mrs Grigg. Year 7 had lots of fun and made a lot of mess but created some really wonderful results.
Year 11 were studying the Properties of Polymers last week and made slime (with food colouring added). This involved warming PVA glue, adding borax solution drop by drop and stirring well. The glue becomes ‘slimy’ as the borax makes the long polymer chains in the glue link together to form a jelly-like substance. Some of the students made their slime into balls and dropped them on white tiles to see how well they bounce. Great work Year 11.