Since returning from their holidays, our students have been studying very interesting topics and have been participating in fun investigations.
Students in science have been looking at pollination, healthy lifestyles, factors that can damage your health, digestion, adaptation, chemical formulae, planned, carried out and drew conclusions on a tooth decay investigation using different liquids such as vinegar, cola, juice, water and milk.
In Geography students have been exploring the earth by using a globe and an atlas, and learning about key terms such as latitude and longitude. Younger students have been learning about the Arctic and Antarctic circles, the North and South Pole and how animals and humans survive in cold climates.
In history, Years 1 and 2 are currently studying the famous painters Pieter Bruegel and Laurence-Stephen Lowry, and the era in which they lived. Year 3 and 4 students have been learning about the transitional changes from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age, such as moving from a nomadic hunting lifestyle to settled farming and the growth of hamlets and communities.
Year 5 and 6 have been learning about the Anglo-Saxon’s and are now studying the Maya civilisation in America, including when and where they lived, their buildings and architecture such as the Mesoamerican Pyramids and comparing them with the Egyptian pyramids. Whilst, Years 7 and 8 are studying British history including the battle of Stamford bridge and the battle of Hastings.
So far this term in English Year 3 and 4 students have been learning about punctuation, such as capital letters, question, exclamation and speech marks. Year 5 and 6 have been learning about hyphens, dashes, brackets, colons; semi colons and dialogue. Whilst Year 7 and 8 have been reading and writing persuasive texts, reviewing reviews and reading and writing speeches.
In Maths students have been practicing their times tables, and have been learning about division, fractions, time, coordinates and negative numbers. Computing students have been learning how to draw shapes in Scratch, how to make a random bubble art painting game in Scratch using coordinates and how to build a web pages using Html. Whilst students in Arabic have been learning about sun and moon letters, days of the week, attached and detached pronouns and time.