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Year 7 News - 20th May 2016

Throughout the past fortnight we have certainly seen a wealth of activities both inside and outside the classroom. This really is a testament to our students’ commitment to their studies as well as their desire to excel out of the classroom.   

With the end of year assessments starting on Wednesday, many classes have been focusing on revision. In Guidance, students will be using their last Guidance lesson before the assessments to review revision strategies in order to aid their preparations. Teamed with the activities and resources on Moodle and our students’ excellent organisation skills, I am confident Year 7 will be in a very confident place to do their very best.  As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

As well as focusing on revision, Guidance has also been a time for Year 7 to plan and organise events for the Summer Fun Day on Saturday 4th June. Working together with Years 8 and 9, Year 7 are promising to deliver a wealth of interactive and fun activities from treasure hunts, teddy naming and lucky dips. We have also been reflecting on our time in Year 7 that is rapidly coming to an end. In the upcoming weeks, Year 7 shall be organising and participating in a transition assembly for the current Year 6s. This will be great chance to give the Year 6s a first-hand account of what it is like to be in Year 7 and for our amazing year group to share their knowledge of Secondary life.

Outside of the classroom, Year 7 have certainly been very busy. Many of our year group have been involved in a number of sporting events over the past weeks. Two events in particular where the swimming competition at the Oriental Swim Centre on 7 May and the basketball event last Saturday. There were a number of successes in both events and everyone should be immensely proud of their achievements. A massive well done to all involved.  

Thursday 12 May saw our Stage and Screen night here at NAIS Pudong. This evening really showed off many talented individuals across our school including, Amanda, Minato, Aryan and Olivia in Year 7. Thank you all for sharing your talent and being part of a really enjoyable evening.

We are currently on Day 4 of a 10-day international language competition called Language Perfect World Championships. Thirty-two students from Year 7decided to join in the competition, so they could revise for languages by logging on to the app on their iPad and doing some of the challenges – which count towards our position on the scoreboard! Currently (at the time of writing), I am pleased to say that Minato is currently 20th on the overall leader board, leading not only Year 7 and the whole of NAIS Pudong, but also the whole of the China Nord Anglia Schools! However, it seems like a very tight race with Siyun is right behind him and Yvonne not far from both of them. Keep up the fantastic work!

View from the Classroom

Drama

Year 7 have been focusing on the Theatre of Cruelty, focusing on the suspense and ‘scare’ factor. They are now busy planning and preparing an event to use the skills they have learnt to scare teachers!

Science

Set 2 have just consolidated the reproduction topic by looking at the ethical issues of who  should and shouldn’t get free fertility treatment. They analysed information to put six requests into an accept or reject category. They then had to give reasons as to why the treatment was in this category. This has been truly insightful as it has encouraged students to think ‘outside the box’ and think more about the social impacts as well as the science.

PE

Year 7 have been enjoying playing T ball in PE and will be starting swimming next week.

Student of the Fortnight

This fortnight a massive well done goes to Antonina Manzenko. Teachers have nominated Antonina for her exceptional attitude to learning and her determination to succeed in class. She is always extremely organised for lessons and looking for opportunities to excel in lessons. Well done Antonina!

Dates for the diary

Mon 23 May             End of year assessments for Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 (until 3 June)

Sat 4 June               Summer Fun Day

Mrs. Charline Procter    

Year 7 Leader

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