In regards to information contained in the newsletter in the following section, we have decided to hand the baton over to students, and to hear about their experiences in the classroom from their eyes. Each week there will be a selection of students chosen to tell you their experience in the classroom and show us some of the pictures they have taken. We will still hear from subject teachers, but I hope you enjoy this new take and insight into life at NAIS Pudong.
Finally, I would like to wish all the best to all students who are taking part in the school production of Beauty and the Beast. It promises to be a magical week next week. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights are a sell out, so make sure you rush now to get your tickets for Tuesday's opening night!
View from the Classroom
Business - I’ve been learning about the role of market research and exploring sections of companies like Kellogg’s. We have even done observational research on cereal boxes; it was interactive. We brought in cereal boxes and tasted them, we also judgmentally made questions about our favorite cereal in investing market research.
English - We have been exploring the difference between descriptive and narrative writing in preparation for the upcoming Assessment Cycle 2. Also, we have been writing our own versions of both types and shared it with the class. We’ve also learned about how to structure our own stories in a way so that it makes the reader entertained.
Computer Science - Learning about social and environmental effects of e-waste. More specifically the burning and decomposition of technology in it’s after life and the horrific results it has on the environment of countries such as Ghana.
Art - Investigating our skill with acrylic paint by drawing figures of the human body. We have chosen specific parts of an image and drawn it from an interesting and amusing perspective. Also merged with the concept of tonal shading and highlighting outlines.
Business Studies - This week, I have personally enjoyed Business Studies because of the fact that it was highly interactive. It was fun bringing in cereal and eating them in the class, something that was both educative and interesting to do in a class. We also chose our favorite cereal and wrote questions about them as we were conducting our own artificial research; to find the interest of customers in the cereal industry and to adapt to their wants and needs from a well-known company like Kellogg’s. The lesson was much better than when we’re looking at data and analyzing them because we had an opportunity to be involved and play the role of what a decisive person would be paid for in a cereal company. It was simply an enjoyable week.
P.E. - We have been learning how to play touch rugby. This, for me, was a great experience and another chance to learn more about the sport. Due to some people not knowing how to play, each team had the responsibility of teaching and encouraging others, which consequently meant that there was a great sense of teamwork and friendship after the experience.
History - As always, Mr Dawson makes history great fun whilst being very educational. We have started our new sub-subject (U.S.A), which is very interesting and cool. The classroom atmosphere is also a very positive one; we often do quizzes and games, in order to help us to learn some key things.
Geography - We have been learning about economic geography. The name may not sound appealing, but the subject is delightful. We touch upon many aspects of the world and how it works, which makes me further engaged to know more. The Geography room sometimes is very quiet whilst everyone is at work, yet on the other hand we may be having heated debates. Overall Geography has been superb.
In English we are reading a book called 'A View from the Bridge' and we are acting all the scenes out in class and analyzing some of the things the characters say. At the moment we are also split up into groups with classmates we don't usually work with because Ms. Hughes wants us to start working with people we don't really know so we get to know them and become friends with more people.
UPCOMING DATES AND DEADLINES
21st March - Visual Arts competition launched
21st March - Creative Writing competition winners announced
Dates for your Diary
8 – 11 March – Beauty and the Beast performances each evening
10 March – Careers and University Fair
14 – 18 March – Book Week
17/18 March – UK National Space Academy visit
21 – 25 March – International Week
24 March – International Music Evening
25 March – Term 2 reports distributed
25 March – end of Term 2 (re-opens Tuesday 5 April)
Mr Joe Dawson
Year 10 Leader