Blog week ending 10th February
Numbers Day. We enjoyed a numeracy themed day in support of the NSPCC’s Number Day, raising money and awareness for the charity’s work. Mr Naylor planned a series of Mathematic activities and challenges and our PTA hosted the best ever bake-sale of Maths related treats! A huge congratulations to Tyrese O who Recited up to 70 decimal places of Pi .. an astonishing achievement that earned him 10 House Points and a £15 Amazon voucher. A well done to Skylar, Che, Jemima and Lami who won the ‘guess the number of sweets in a jar’ and to Edison who won 30 points for the Connect 4 championship. A big thank you to the numeracy leaders who delivered IT lessons using interactive kahoot quizzes that they created themselves.
This week I have been interviewing candidates for the posts of Geography and Modern Foreign Language Teachers with the help of my colleagues and the students. As usual our Student Voice made a huge contribution to the recruitment process with their interview questions. The Students Voice panel included Phoebe, Dan G, Enoch and Faith who are pictured below.
During Science students have enjoyed a lesson of practical experiments as an introduction to the energy topic; Mr Beaumont’s ‘Circus of Experiments’.â¯ The students undertook eight separate experiments to investigate the principles of energy conversion.â¯ Types of energy ‘observed’ were:
Thankfully, nuclear energy was absent from this particular lesson although it will be studied later in the academic year!
Engineering workshops. We welcomed external specialists to deliver a session called ‘Let’s Build a Rocket’. The workshop took students on a journey to design a rocket to go into space. It incorporates maths, engineering, science and art in one fun session. It was a lively session where we covered a wealth of topics including the solar system, composition of planets, NASA and Astronomical Units!