8 Skipper brought their Humanities revision materials into class today to share with each other in preparation for a test on Friday. We were really impressed by the range of flashcards, notes, posters, presentations and quizzes that they’ve produced. Well done Skipper!
What a fantastic morning…today X1 and X2 constructed hearts out of clay. This is before the challenge of making their chosen organs out of clay…but a little bit bigger. I wanted to give them the experience of moulding, manipulating and adding extra pieces of clay such as the aorta and the pulmonary veins. Excited for them to start their product next week.
X24 have been working on their linear organ drawings and using variation of line to record the detail. Some beautiful work have been refined and they are now ready to create their chosen organ out of clay.
For extended study they need to research their chosen organ: find four images of that organ, explain the function and share it with myself ‘Hcross’.
This week in C24 students have been studying rebellion in the Medieval Period. Starting by exploring the feudal system and analysing its impact. The students have worked really hard on the craftsmanship and quality of their book work. An excellent start has been made to the expedition by all students! Let’s keep it up!
We’re pleased to announce that X24’s Presentation of Learning events will take place on 17th and 19th December
Admiral: Monday 17th December 5:00 – 6:30pm
Skipper: Wednesday 19th December 5:00 – 6:30pm
Students will be showing their work and discussing their responses to the guiding question, “What does it mean to be human?”
X24 have had a fantastic visit to the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. We saw exhibits that helped us to put our studies of the slave trade and prejudice into context. It’s been a real pleasure watching our students working hard, getting smart and being kind to each other and the other visitors to the museum today.
Well what an amazing week for X24! This week students have worked exceptionally hard in all sessions. From delivering presentations in STEAM, to becoming detectives researching the Ku Klux Klan, nothing has phased them! Here are some of the students who received a praise butterfly to reward their hard work and effort this week.
Congratulations to all of you! Keep up the hard work!
The Year 8 Presentation of Learning will take place on Tuesday 8th May for Skipper and Wednesday 9th May for students in Admiral. The evening will be held at The Point in Doncaster at 5.30pm. We have chosen The Point as it provides students the opportunity to perform their poetry to an authentic audience and in the home of Doncaster Community Arts. Students will need to be collected from the venue not from School at 6.30pm. Students are looking forward to sharing their hard work with you.
If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact School.
Year 8 Team
The following link will take you to The Point, Doncaster. https://www.thepoint.org.uk
During the first week back C23 students will be going on fieldwork to the East Yorkshire Coast to investigate the impact of nature on the land. On Wednesday the 14th March Admiral will be going followed by Skipper on Friday 16th March. Students will spend time on the beach at both locations.
We will be leaving at 8.45am and will return to school between 3.30pm and 4pm depending on the traffic. Students will be out of school all day and as a result will need a packed lunch and warm clothing – we would recommend that students have at least 3 layers- as well as a waterproof coat. Students who receive free school meals will be provided with a packed lunch.
If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
The Year 8 Team
Mrs Batty, Miss Robinson, Mr Blair and Mr Voltaire.
Just a quick reminder that Year 8’s Presentation of Learning of scenes from Romeo and Juliet is on Thursday (20th July) at 5.30pm. Students have been working really hard on their performance ready for this date. It would be lovely to see as many parents as possible on the night.