Footprints from the Past with Grade 3
Over the past few weeks, Grade 3 has been learning all about the prehistoric world of dinosaurs during our thematic learning. To start the topic, we dug for dinosaurs in sand becoming real Paleontologists! Next, we wrote instructions based on this exciting activity and researched the dinosaur we dug up. We also found out that the world was a very different place when the dinosaurs were alive and before all the continents shifted to where they rest today. Following on from this, we have been looking into the different periods of time during when dinosaurs lived: Triassic period, Jurassic period and the Cretaceous period. Recently, we have been learning about carnivores and herbivores and working together to sort dinosaurs into the different categories. We have been learning to work together in order to achieve the best results.
Grade 7 Take to the Stage
As part of learning about Chinese ancient history, students in Grade 7 came together to recreate interesting moments in history as a drama performance for teachers and peers. Students put themselves into groups and researched related historical material from a number of sources and then discussed how this could be put together as a performance. Students discussed how they would introduce their story to make it as eye catching and intriguing as possible and how they could maintain the audience’s engagement with the clever use of a props and costumes. On the day of the performance, laughter and applause could be heard from the classrooms as the students gave fantastic performances, bringing learning and history to life!
Looking down the Microscope with Grade 10
Over recent weeks, Grade 10 has been learning about the structure of plant and animal cells during their science classes. By taking a look at different cell structures through a microscope, Grade 10 have seen how structures are made up and learned new scientific terminology and how to apply this in all of their lessons. Students have also learned about setting up experiments in a laboratory, the importance of health and safety and how to accurately record data findings which will enable them to conduct more complex experiments and activities in the future.