One of the final products for the year 8 expedition ‘Being Human’ was a visual representation of the answer to the guiding question “What does it mean to be human?”. Each class designed a sculpture that would hold a box for each student’s representation.
Students in both Skipper and Admiral have had the opportunity to receive individual critique and guidance on their speeches. Over the extended weekend students will now need to work on this critique and ensure they have a completed speech for Tuesday 29th November.
Year 8 have two sets activities to complete; one on I am Learning (skeletal system revision) and Mathletics (averages and pie charts). These need to be completed for Friday morning at 8.30. Please see the sheet attached on Google Classroom with your mathletics on login details.
Students have been set 3 tasks to complete as Extended Study over the half term.
Artist research on the work of Joseph Cornell, students must start a google doc entitled ‘What does it mean to be human?’ Adding in their thoughts so far regarding the guiding question and finally a statistics assignment where they will need to analyse their fitness testing data using averages.
Year 8 have been creating beautiful styrofoam models of skeletal joints in the Design and Technology workshop as part of their ‘Being Human’ expedition. Here you can see examples of ball and socket joints in the hip where the femur joins the pelvis. There are also some hinge joints based on knee and elbow joints and a saddle joint based on a knuckle.
The students worked really hard over two days to learn how to cut and shape the styrofoam and we’re really proud of their products!