Science – We have just completed our Space topic. The boys have shown a great deal of interest in the topic; making papier mache plants, drawing satellites and rockets for our display, learning how the moon orbits the earth and the earth orbits the sun using a range of balls, they also looked at phases of the moon using Oreo biscuits. At the end of the topic many of the students enjoyed a day in Liverpool at the Space Centre where they got hands on with all things space related.
Maths – Column Addition, Halving and Doubling
We have revised what we know about addition and learnt a range of strategies for completing column addition sums. We have also looked at doubling and halving numbers, patterns these create, rules that can be applied and how we can begin to use this knowledge to complete addition and subtraction sums. We have also used our ipads to practise these, timing ourselves each time.
English – We have continued our focus on phonics, spellings and sentence structure. Students are now showing a greater confidence in reading and writing independently. Last half term we have focused on non-fiction writing of diaries. We have looked at examples of diary extracts are written our own diaries. Students are becoming a lot more confident in writing independently.
Year 7 have been reading a range of David Walliams books, last half term we have read and thoroughly enjoyed reading Mr Stink. We are currently reading Awful Auntie and completing work related to the story. We have also recently enjoyed a trip to the theatre to watch the live performance at Manchester Opera House; the boys’ behaviour was impeccable, they had a great day.