In maths the group have been working on shapes this half term. This week we have been making 3D shapes out of playdough and recognising the shapes that make up the faces of the shapes. We have had a great time making the shapes and looking at the shapes our friends have made.
As part of our English ‘Creative Writing’ curriculum some students in Key Stage 4 have been creating their own ‘Crazy Creatures’ and writing stories based around them. Pupils have drawn and labelled their characters, written a description of them and have begun to plan their stories using a story mountain. As part of the writing we have been practicing our redrafting skills, using self and peer assessment to correct our work and make it even better, adding punctuation and adjectives to make our writing really interesting! The creatures are beginning to sound amazing!
As part of our COPE project some students from KS4 ran a small Easter fair for students in school. The pupils organised the event themselves to complete a unit for their award, working together to raise money for a charity of their choice. Pupils decided to support the local charity ‘Make Easter Special’, which is a charity they have supported before, who allow for local people to attend a gathering, who may not have the chance to have a celebration of their own over the Easter weekend.
Pupils ran a cake stall, a guess the name of the bunny, a tombola and count the number of eggs. Pupils raised £90 for the charity, who have expressed their thanks for our support to put on the event for vulnerable local people.
Every thursday since September 4CT have been enjoying The cafe and Library. The boys and girls have been ordering their own food and drink and engaging in conversation with one another. This has been a great opportunity for our students to develop social and practical skills
Some of KS4 Speech and Language have been working on a project about natural disasters in Humanities. Pupils have been making their own volcanoes to use in a science experiment, they are beginning to look fantastic!
Key Stage 4 Speech and Language will be holding a Chinese New Year afternoon next Thursday. We have been making chinese dragons, chinese lanterns and masks for decorations and have been investigating the customs
and games that we can complete to find out about a new culture.
A small group of students from key stage 4 went rock climbing at Newcastle Climbing Centre in Byker. They all worked extremely hard and some even made it to the top of the highest walls! Well done!