The Structure of a Flower

This week Class 11 have been exploring the parts of a plant by looking at and dissecting lilies. They had found out about the parts of a plant and their functions in reproducing as part of their life cycles topic. They then looked for these parts in real flowers to help with their understanding. They really enjoyed discovering the role that each part plays and will be looking into this further next week.

Long Live the MUGA!

This week Class 11 had the difficult task of persuading Mrs Dean to reconsider knocking down the MUGA in order to site an additional classroom. They approached the issue by learning how to write persuasive letters and researching the benefits that regular exercise can have on learning. Here you can see the pupils working tirelessly to improve and perfect their letters in order to get their point across effectively. On Monday the letters were submitted and on Thursday we received a reply. Mrs Dean has agreed to keep the MUGA! Well done Class 11 – a job well done!

When we went down to the woods today…

This week Class 11 had a fantastic time in the outdoor woodland area with Mrs Graham. They worked really well collaboratively in a range of activities including using tools to make wooden instruments, planting bulbs, using the rope swing and walls and using pulley systems in the mud kitchen. Everyone really enjoyed their time in the outdoors and gained a lot of experience of using real tools safely.

Eggscellent Science!

 

This week Class 11 have been learning about different life cycles in Science. They started by looking at where the life cycle of a bird begins – an egg. They cracked open eggs to look at the structure of the inside and to identify different features. They found out lots from this lesson as they were amazed that there was more to an egg than just a shell, egg white and a yolk! I wonder if anyone from Class 11 can show you the parts of an egg and explain what the role of each part plays?!

My Lowry!

 

This week Class 11 have been working really hard to develop their perspective drawing skills in art. They have looked at pieces of art by the very famous LS Lowry and have been using these to inspire their own Victorian street scenes. Their progress in getting the perspective right in the buildings along the street has been fantastic to see.

All Aboard!

 

This week we have been developing our poetry writing skills. We studied a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson and listened to audio clips of trains to try and get a feel for the rhythm of this mode of transport. We then took inspiration from the poem and sounds to create our own performance poems that we polished ready for a display of our talents. The poems were written from different view points including that of the train itself and the passengers.

Code Cracked!

This week Class 11 have been cracking codes in RE. They had to use an alphabet code to translate a section of an ancient document linked to the bible. Next week they are going to see if they can use what they have translated to work out where in the bible it has come from. They really enjoyed this challenge!

On the Right Track?

 

This week Class 11 have been working together to sort the effects that the development of the railways during Victorian times had on life in Britain. They worked really hard in their shoulder partners to make some difficult decisions using fantastic speaking, listening and collaboration skills. They were amazed to find out just how much of an impact the introduction of the railways had on news and communications, leisure time, daily life and the economy.