8 SKIPPER STEM: Easter extended study

  1. Students need to do a first draft of an informative article about the Loma Prieta (1989) or Port au Prince (2010) earthquake. I have shared a writing frame, assessment rubric and resources to help on google classroom. There is also a model piece about Christchurch (2011) which we critiqued today. (DUE WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK)
  2. Respond to all feedback on ripple tank write up in their google doc. (DUE FRIDAY NEXT WEEK)

8 ADMIRAL STEM: Easter extended study

  1. Students need to do a first draft of an informative article about the Loma Prieta (1989) or Port au Prince (2010) earthquake. I have shared a writing frame, assessment rubric and resources to help on google classroom. There is also a model piece about Christchurch (2011) which we critiqued today. (DUE WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK)
  2. Type up ripple tank write up into a google doc and share with me. (DUE FRIDAY NEXT WEEK)
  3. Respond to all pencil marks in red exercise book (DUE WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK)

Article Research Y8 Skipper and Admiral

Year 8 Skipper and Admiral have a specific earthquake or tsunami to research. This research needs to be completed by Friday 24th March so that students can begin writing their scientific article from Monday 27th March.

As students will be writing scientific articles they will need their devices each session over the forthcoming weeks.

Y8 Fieldwork Natural History Museum, London

A reminder about Thursdays fieldwork arrangements. Please see the original post below.

Could I also ask that parents and carers do not send students with anything containing peanuts as we have a student with allergies to peanuts, also if students require an inhaler they must bring one with them on the day.

As part of the expedition Disaster!, students will carry out Fieldwork at the Natural History Museum, London, on Thursday 30th March 2017. Students will be travelling by coach to London and will therefore need to arrive at school no later than 6.15 am ready for a 6.30 am departure. We will arrive back at school later that evening at around 7.00 pm, depending on traffic. All students except those on Free School Meals will need to bring a packed lunch, and may want to bring some money for the Services on the way home where there will be an opportunity to eat, or bring a double packed lunch instead.

We ask that any students who are travel sick take their medication in good time, sit at the front of the bus, and pass their return journey medication to myself or their Crew leader.

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Year 8 STEM Extended Study: Due Wednesday 25th

Your task is to complete the flooding cascading consequences chart that we started in last session on Friday. As we agreed in class, this needs to be completed for Wednesday 25th January.

See Google classroom for more details and access to the texts. Please mark as ‘done’ on Google Classroom when completed.

If you are confused or need help, please let me know as soon as possible! Good luck!

Life In Balance Final Product

The year 8 expedition Life in Balance culminated with students designing and delivering a presentation to an authentic audience during a presentation of learning. This was in the theme of “an inconvenient truth”, and allowed them to evaluate and synthesise the key themes of the expedition. This is Skipper’s Life in Balance presentation of learning….