From Languages …
Year 7 and 8 Topic Week
WARNING! You may find some of the work you are about to see quite upsetting…beautiful beaches, stunning hotels, peaceful countryside retreats!
Year 7 and 8 went on holiday to French speaking countries last week. Have a look at the results of their extensive research which are breathtaking but also quite painful to mark without being able to pack my suitcase!
The purpose of this task was to enable our students to discover parts of the French speaking world they did not know and realise how diverse they are. So don’t forget your passport (maroon or blue…) and enjoy !
Year 7 and 8
Year 7 and Year 8 Spanish pupils investigated festivals from the Spanish speaking world and produced some beautiful and culturally informative project work on this. Some of the highlights are shown here in this week’s work showcase, and some more will be shown next week. Well done, everyone!
The Italian project for both Years 7 and 8 involved researching an Italian festival and producing a PowerPoint presentation about it. They recorded themselves reading out a voiceover in Italian with details of what goes on at the festival. The results were of a very high standard and it was very difficult to select a few to showcase here!
Fairy Tale Project
The most famous fairy tales were written down by the German Grimm Brothers! They didn’t write the stories – they only collected and wrote down what had been told for centuries.
The German word for fairy tale is ‘Märchen’.
Our Year 7 and 8 students have been researching ‘the Grimm Brothers’ and have written their own fairy tales in German and presented them as PowerPoints or story boards ready for an audience of young German children. We have some very talented story writers! On our return to school, we will use voice overs to tell the stories and then send them to a German Primary School near our partner school in Erkrath!
From Design and Technology …
Year 7 and 8 Topic Week
This week’s challenge for Year 7 and 8 was organised by the Design and Technology Department, with the theme being Design and Technology Bingo! We wanted to create a challenge that would be fun and exciting, and encompasses the different Design and Technology specialisms.
Please see the grid below to see what the students had to do. We are incredibly proud of the work that the Year 7 and 8 students produced, and we are sure you will agree with us that it looks like they had great fun!
Year 9 GCSE Bridging Work
Vish Thakkar – Great brand research and information sheet. Good layout, lots of good information selected, and a nice theme to go with it. Well done Vish!
Kim Pittaccio – Great research on two companies as outlined by the exam board. Lovely layout, good use of highlighting keywords to show a good understanding of technical vocabulary, and important information selected.
Louisa Safo – Excellent Designer research, clear information about different aspects, and also great images to support the work to make it easy to identify their famous world going forwards.
Saoirse Slater – Excellent piece of research on Alexander McQueen, adn links to his life, his own inspirations and his style. Well done Saoirse!
Year 11 A Level Bridging work
Anthe Beston – Excellent Materials and Processes sheet to show the breadth of possible techniques available to manufacture a sustainable lamp. The images are a great touch as they instantly get you to think of quality and finishes-well done Anthe!
Evie Volschenk – Excellent Product Analysis, that shows a clear understanding of looking at different aspects of a product, as well as using fantastic technical vocabulary-well done Evie!
Skye Kingston – A range of excellent design ideas with clear annotation to explain the concepts of a sustainable lamp. Well done Skye!
Jamie Scott – Superb Product Analysis from a prospective external student. Such fantastic analysis, understanding the product completely, and clearly writes each section using technical vocabulary-well done Jamie!
From Food Technology …
Some very creative and impressive Food work that the following Year 8 students – Ada Fleming, Emily Fitzgerald, Madeleine Parker, Erin Shiel, Willow Barett, Jasmine Levy, Eloise Middleton, Alice Reeves and Livvy Volshenk have submitted this week as part of their DT Project work.
From Art and Photography …
We want to congratulate Charlotte Ells on her fantastic hand illustrations. She has carefully observed the work of artist ‘Noel Badge Pugh’ and then drawn her own hands in his style using watercolour, inks and pen.
Well done Charlotte excellent work.
Year 12 Photography
Students work includes: