Inspired by the journey of Phileas Fogg from “Around the World in Eighty Days”, we travelled to Whitley Bay to explore the nearby coastal town. After eating some delicious ice creams at Di Meo’s, we had a peek inside the newly refurbished Spanish City. As well as applying topic words to a real life situation, the trip provided a stimulus for our travel log writing project. Here are a few pictures we took a long the way….
We had lots of fun on Friday afternoon meeting Pudsey, Lots of smiling faces and a great day had by all.
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.
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!