iGCSE First Language coming up in week 42
Each week 2 workshops are put on either after school on Wednesdays or 8.10-8.55am on Fridays to give students a choice about which workshop they attend. Currently out of the 42 students signed up and entered for the exam, 32 students in year 9 are attending a workshop each week. They are studying advanced skills in reading comprehension and writing-in-role to practice their skills for paper 1 of this British exam run by Cambridge International Examinations Board. In two weeks time, they will be studying advanced writing skills to practice for paper 2.
Our Year 6s are working hard in English on their rap unit. They are practicing clapping out syllables, making Haiku poetry and working on rhymes using Rhymezone and brainstorming around the room.
Our Year 7s are working on symbols and have created their own personal shields to symbolise what they are like. Many are colourful and contain some surprising elements, like Netflix and saving the environment. Next week, our Year 7s will be reading three stories from which to choose to make a static image. This is always an enjoyable unit that most students (and the teachers) find great fun. We will post images of them when they are done.
In Music, Year 8 students are learning about The Genre of the Week! Last week, it was Rock Music and Mr. Newkirk explained about the elements which make up good rock music.