From French …
Year 12 French Speaking Festivals
This week our Year 12 French students researched a variety of festivals in French speaking countries as part of their A Level course.
During a very successful Google Meet lesson, they presented their festival to the rest of the group.
Four of the presentations are below (more will follow next week) and include a slide in English providing information about the festivals to non-French speakers, followed by a slide in French (please swipe if you are using a mobile device).
You will also be able to hear our students’ presentations by clicking on the speaker icon.
Mrs Davies’ Year 9 French group have been working on structures followed by the infinitive such as ‘il est important de’ and ‘il est essentiel de’. They are often used for expressing rules or giving advice. To practise all these useful phrases they created a poster on rules and advice for lockdown.
The example is by Elodie Simpson McKay.
From Maths …
Presdales Lockdown UKMT Mathematical Challenge
On Thursday 30th April, some Year 7 and 8 Maths classes should have taken part in the 2020 Junior Mathematical Challenge, which had to be postponed. This week in Maths for Year 7 classes 7Alpha, 7A, 7Beta and 7B and Year 8 classes 1A, 1B and 1C have been taking part in the Presdales Lockdown UKMT Mathematical Challenge. We will announce certificate winners in the next couple of weeks.
Dividing in a given ratio:
Equations with fractions:
This week we worked on ratio and map scales. Students used the notes from the textbook and videos to help. We also went through questions on our weekly Google Meets session. Molly Barnard’s work is below.
Mean from a grouped frequency table from Mrs Lanka’s class:
This week we worked on inequalities and how to solve them. The final part of this weeks work was to complete some exam style questions shown in the photos. Also there was an extension task on factorising. As shown here on the website ‘Transum’, there are different levels to complete and Emma Tammadge (work below) completed level 9 which is factorising in double brackets – fantastic work.
This is some Year 10 work on rearranging equations and a starter activity on revising key skills. Work shown here by Lottie Meggison and Alana Poole-Long.
From Art and Photography …
Year 7V/U Views through a window
Here is a small selection of some of the views our Year 7 Art students have been producing over the last few lessons. A hard task and I’m sure you can agree, some excellent results.
Well done from Mrs Francis.
This is based on the Day of the Dead initial cultural research with Year 8.
Work from Ellie Carter, Elspeth Mayers and Cara Conway Baker.
Some more of Year 9 Art shoe design work. This time inspired by places they would like to travel to. Well done Year 9, some great ideas!
Some of Year 9s imaginative and vibrant converse designs on the theme of countries. Well done all.
Year 12 Artist – Harriet Curzon
Excellent work by Harriet who has recently produced a wonderful selection of studies for her Year 12 portfolio. Well done Harriet.
Year 12 Photography
This this some of the amazing work Year 12 photography students have been producing based on their independent projects, some beautiful and uplifting imagery – keep up the fabulous work!
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Spotlight on Ruby Connor (Year 7)
Ruby has been producing extra portrait studies in her spare time. She has a very mature style for her age and has an amazing passion for the subject.
Well done Ruby and thank you for sending these in to is.
Alice Lynn (Year 7) decided that during lockdown her family should all do some art, so she organised a family paint off and every one joined in!
From Geography …
Year 7 were asked to write a poem about Antarctica based on everything they have learned so far.
Some more amazing work on Coral Reefs
From Design and Technology …
Tara Archer (Year 9)
Great sketching in 3D and also able to covert a 3D to a 2D sketch using orthographic and isometric-well done!
From Food Technology …
This week, Year 7 have been baking cookies, Year 9 have been making French cuisine and the Year 10 have been demonstrating the use of dairy products.
Many of our students have been keeping busy baking and making their families healthy & delicious meals. Well done!